With its expansion in Hyderabad, Silicon Labs can continue to grow its talented team developing cutting-edge IoT wireless products and solutions.
Silicon Labs has expanded its presence in India with a new office at the Salarpuria Sattva Knowledge City in Hyderabad. This will be Silicon Labs’ largest global center for engineering and wireless connectivity innovation.
With its expansion in Hyderabad, Silicon Labs can continue to grow its talented team developing cutting-edge IoT wireless products and solutions that are advancing industrial, commercial, and home and life applications. Unmatched in its breadth and depth of expertise in IoT technologies, Silicon Labs is well positioned to contribute to the growth of the Internet of Things (IoT) in India and around the world.
The new office was inaugurated on September 28, 2022 by Shri Jayesh Ranjan, Principal Secretary of the Industries & Commerce (I&C) and Information Technology (IT) Departments of the Telangana Government; Matt Johnson, President, and CEO, Silicon Labs; Manish Kothari, Senior Vice President, Silicon Labs India; and the Silicon Labs executive leadership team and other eminent industry leaders.
Silicon Labs is a global leader in pure-play IoT through its breadth of technologies, depth of expertise, and focus on the IoT wireless market. Its integrated hardware and software platform and intuitive development tools, make it easy for developers to solve complex wireless challenges and get to market quickly with innovative solutions that transform industries. Silicon Labs’ Hyderabad office is its fastest growing and largest wireless development center, home to a talented team of hardware, software, and applications engineers. Silicon Labs welcomed nearly 500 employees back into their new Hyderabad office earlier this year, with plans to grow to 1,500 employees by 2025.
“I feel proud to see Hyderabad rapidly becoming the top investment destination for the global technology sector. The Government of Telangana has successfully created a thriving environment for global companies to access and engage the best talent in the country. Silicon Labs’ active role in the Smart City Living Lab will witness next-generation technologies—being designed in India for the world—to improve safety, sustainability, energy efficiency, and overall quality of life in densifying cities. I believe Silicon Labs’ corporate culture will also support a more inclusive and varied workplace, attracting young and diverse talent to the technology sector,” said Shri K. T. Rama Rao, Minister for Information Technology, Municipal Administration & Urban Development, Industries & Commerce, of Telangana.
Smart City Living Lab Partnership
Silicon Labs is also the founding corporate partner of the Smart City Living Lab set up at the International Institute of Information Technology – Hyderabad (IIIT- H) in collaboration with the Government of India’s Ministry of Electronics & Information Technology (MeitY), the Government of Telangana, and the European Business and Technology Centre (EBTC).
Large-scale smart city, utilities, and Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) applications rely on dense, low-power wireless outdoor networks. In his keynote presentation at the upcoming Electronics Asia Conference (EAC) 2022, Desmond Chan, Senior Business Marketing Manager at Silicon Labs, will discuss why Wi-SUN is an ideal technology for scalable and flexible implementation for smart city and metering applications, and how it can be used in electric vehicle (EV) charging, smart solar photovoltaic (PV) systems, and battery storage applications.
The Smart City Living Lab plays a part in the Government of India’s Smart Cities Mission to drive economic growth and improve quality of life by enabling local development and harnessing technology. Silicon Labs and IIIT-Hyderabad will launch India’s first campus-wide Wi-SUN network at the IIIT-H Smart City Living Lab tomorrow, September 29. The network will serve as an innovative street-lighting application, with 30 built-in network nodes connecting the campus street lamps for remote monitoring and control. This launch establishes a platform to build future smart city applications and demonstrates Silicon Labs’ commitment to contributing to the technology ecosystem in India and industry-academia partnerships.
“Hyderabad marks our growing commitment to supporting the development of India and the greater Asia Pacific region. Silicon Labs Hyderabad is fast becoming the leading IoT wireless technology center in the region. For 15 years, Silicon Labs has been investing time, talent, and resources into building an unprecedented platform to support the broadest set of wireless technologies, standards, and ecosystems worldwide. Our Hyderabad wireless development center is instrumental to our innovation and growth,” said Matt Johnson, President and CEO, Silicon Labs.
“At the nexus of cutting-edge technology and digital transformation lies Silicon Labs India. We are pleased to expand our team in Hyderabad. We will use our extensive experience to connect with the local community and open doors for the city’s competitive talent pool. Our Hyderabad location will be a centre of excellence for integrated hardware and software platforms, user-friendly development tools, and an unsurpassed ecosystem of new wireless technologies to boost innovation and automation for our customers,” said Manish Kothari, Senior Vice President, Silicon Labs India.
The Hyderabad office is located in Salarpuria Sattva Knowledge City, one of the largest Indian Green Building Council (IGBC) platinum-rated campuses. Silicon Labs currently occupies levels 2 and 3 in the Octave block, Parcel 4, totaling more than 100,000 square feet, with plans to expand to level 4 in 2023 to accommodate additional team growth. The office houses more than 10,000 square feet of hardware and software labs and ample breakout spaces for fostering collaboration and innovation. Other amenities include quick access to eateries, socializing venues, and public transport.