Microsoft has announced its new R&D facility in Bangalore, which would house the Microsoft India Development Centre (MSIDC) there. The Microsoft India Development Centre (MSIDC) team based in Bangalore contributes to Microsoft Corp’s adCenter technologies. Microsoft’s first R&D center was set up in Hyderabad in 1998. The 1,54,000 sq ft building would also house researchers from Microsoft Research India, which has been functioning from the city from 2005.
Qi Lu, President, Online Services Division, Microsoft Corp, said,
“For the last one decade India has been a key player in Microsoft’s strategy of global shared development. The availability of world class talent, advanced infrastructure and proximity to the booming emerging markets of the world are key reasons behind this. The decision to set up our second R&D center in Bangalore reinforces Microsoft’s commitment towards India.”
P. Anandan, Distinguished Scientist and Managing Director, Microsoft Research India said,
“Bangalore has been our home ever since we established the Microsoft Research India lab, and moving to the new, larger lab space is indicative of the increasing interest in research in the country. The design of the space continues our quest to provide a comfortable working environment that encourages creativity and collaboration while being energy efficient and environment friendly”.