Intel says it will invest $178 million to expand its R&D presence and build a new state-of-the-art design house in Bengaluru., India The proposed facility will be located at Intel’s 44-acre campus on Sarjapur Ring Road (SRR) in the city.

With approximately 620,000 sq. ft. of space, including lab capacity, the new building with specialized infrastructure will be used for chip design and verification purposes, says the company.

Designed to be a “smart and green” building, the upcoming facility, SRR4, will be constructed using “One High Technology,” with each floor being built on the ground, then lifted and attached to the of the building, and then built from the roof downward, says Intel. This technology will enable the reduction of scheduled construction time by 30 percent as compared to traditional construction methods, according to the company.

The second such building in India, it will be constructed entirely by local contractors, will be equipped with IoT-based smart features, including smart lights and real-time occupancy management, and will use renewable energy sources like fuel cell-based power, according to Intel.

Intel India is Intel’s largest design center outside the U.S. The chipmaker has invested over $4.5 billion in the country since 1999.

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