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India's pride: The world's first six-core microchip!

Text: Manu A B

March 4, 2009

Innovation is the secret of success for these young guns. They believe a simple idea can transform lives. They dream big and are passionate about their ideas. . . meet India's brilliant young innovators in this special series. Oh yes, they are also winners of the latest Nasscom Innovation Awards.

Part 1: The making of the world's first six-core microprocessor

Developing complex chips that power the world's fastest computers is a 'thrilling' experience for him. He enjoys leading teams to solve complex problems by creating simple and yet powerful solutions.

Meet Ravishankar (Ravi) Kuppuswamy, Design Manager, Dunnington, who helped the Intel design team develop the world's first six-core microprocessor. Hailed as the first made-in-India microprocessor, this has been developed by Intel's design team at Bangalore.

Ravi describes his stint at Intel as an exhilarating experience. "At Intel, I got the opportunity to work with some of the smartest engineers, consummate managers and really good leaders in the industry. These bright engineers work together as a cohesive team to innovate around tough problems resulting in world-class microprocessors. This decade-plus experience and confidence motivated me to want to design these complex chips in India. I really wanted to work on India's first microprocessor and I am very glad to be a part of this wonderful team," says Ravi.

According to him, the quality of talent, technology ecosystem and business potential make India a strategic business destination for Intel.

His advice to engineers? "Dream big and take bold steps in pursuit of your goals. Use a structured process to monitor and mitigate risks along the way." Ravi shares the joy of being at the forefront of technology and explains how Intel nurtures innovation and encourages engineers to build exciting products for the market place, in an interview with Read on... for more about the innovation and how Intel builds exciting products.

Image: Ravi Kuppuswamy, Dunnington Design Manager. | Photograph, courtesy: Intel India

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