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PuneChips talk: A Bright Solar Future, by Madhu Atre, President Applied Materials India – 16 Jan

What: Talk about Solar Energy, by Madhu Atre, President of Applied Materials India
When: Saturday, 16 January, 10am to 12noon
Where: Venture Center, NCL Innovation Park, Pashan Road. To reach Venture Center, go past NCL towards Pashan, pass the cricket ground adjacent to NCL and then you’ll find NCL Innovation Park / Venture Center on the right hand side. Map
Registration and fees: This event is free for all to attend. No registration required.

PuneChips is a PuneTech special interest group on semiconductors, VLSI, embedded, and EDA. Click on the Logo to see all PuneTech articles about PuneChips
PuneChips is a PuneTech special interest group on semiconductors, VLSI, embedded, and EDA. Click on the Logo to see all PuneTech articles about PuneChips

India – A Bright Solar Future

As global warming begins showing its bad side, it is important for everyone to harvest new and renewable sources of energy. Applied Material is and continues to be a pioneer in the field of solar energy. Madhu will talk about trends in solar technologies, viability, opportunities (especially software/services related) from an India perspective

About the speaker – Dr. Madhu Atre

Dr. Madhusudan V. Atre (Madhu) is the President & Managing Director of Applied Materials India. As the leader of the Applied Materials India management team, he is responsible for strategy and operations in India; and ensures alignment, coordination and execution of all product development, business, and operational activities. Dr. Atre represents Applied Materials in India to the employees, customers, business partners, local and central government officials. He also provides executive leadership at all the India sites, and is the Applied Materials India legal representative. With over 24 years of experience in the semiconductor and computer industries after his PhD, Dr. Atre has also donned other technical, management and leadership roles â as the Vice President and Managing Director of LSI India, founding Managing Director and Vice President of Agere Systems India, founding director of Lucent Technologies Microelectronics Division, and several management positions at Texas Instruments India, and Indiaâs Defence R&D Organization

Dr. Atre has published/authored more than 40 technical papers/articles in reputed journals/conferences, as well as thought leadership articles on semiconductor and solar industry; and also lectured in many technical and industry forums. He holds a 5 year integrated M.Sc. degree in physics from the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Bombay, and a Ph.D. in theoretical physics from the Indian Institute of Science (IISc) Bangalore. He has been a research scientist at the Tata Institute of Fundamental Research (Mumbai), Physical Research Laboratory (Ahmedabad), and universities in the US and Italy.

About PuneChips

PuneChips is a special interest group on semiconductor design and applications. PuneChips was formed to foster an environment for growth of companies in the semiconductor design and applications segment in the Pune area. Our goal is to build an ecosystem similar to PuneTech for companies in this field, where they can exchange information, consult with experts, and start and grow their businesses.

PuneChips has been started by Abhijit Athavale, president and CEO of Markonix, and a high-tech marketing consultant. He has 16+ years of high-technology industry experience. Prior to Markonix, Abhijit spent over 11 years at Xilinx, Inc. in various engineering, applications and marketing roles. In his role as a marketing consultant, he has held executive management positions at several companies. He has a masters degree in electrical engineering from Texas A&M University and a bachelors degree in electrical engineering from University of Pune. He is an accomplished speaker and author of several publications including a book.

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News in Brief: VMWare, QLogic to invest; Symantec interviews own employees; Aar-em lights up villages

VMWare to invest $100 Million in India

VMware Inc. announced today that it plans to invest more than $100 million in India by 2010, partly to double its research and development workforce in that country to more than 1,000 employees. VMWare currently has R&D centers in Bangalore and Pune. While a lion’s share of the new investment will go to Bangalore, some of it will also be used to expand VMWare’s Pune facility.

Source: VMWare Press Release

QLogic announces Development Lab in Pune

QLogic Corp. (Nasdaq:QLGC), a leader in networking for storage and high performance computing (HPC), today announced the opening of the QLogic International Development Lab (QIDL) in the heart of Pune, India. QLogic is hiring engineers now for the QIDL, located in the ICC Trade Towers off Senapati Bapat Road. According to their press release the QIDL development team is expected to help “design the future” of networking for storage and HPC. For details, contact hr-india@qlogic.com.

Source: TechNewsRelease.

Symantec Pune conducts interviews of own employees

It is common practice to conduct exit interviews of employees leaving a company to find out why they are leaving and thus identifying weaknesses of an organization. Symantec, Pune is turning the concept on its head by conducting interviews of employees who have been with the company for a long time, and focusing on the strengths of the organization that made them stay back.

After selecting leaders from this group of Symantec loyalists, their example and achievements were put before the others on the company intranet. “This benefited us. Now these leaders have not only got recognition for their extra-efficiency, it has also encouraged others to see whether they can be incorporated in this list of leaders,” says Abhay Valsangkar, Symantec India’s head of HR.

Source: Sify Business.

Aar-em Electronics Pvt. Ltd. a Pune based firm known for its Champion brand of Uninterruptible Power Supplies now has entered the field of providing Uninterruptible light source for villages after sunset by providing them lights and other utilities powered by solar energy.

“MOHRI” a village situated at 100 kms from Pune City Maharashtra, India having 27 houses and a population of 160 of which 75 are children today boasts of having electricity which has been provided by Aar-em Electronics Pvt. Ltd. Where once life practically came to a standstill at sundown are now abuzz with activities. The solar-based devices have illuminated the villagers’ houses like never before- kerosene lamps are a thing of the past now. Even, infotainment is beamed to them through solar-powered television sets.

Aar-em is offering a system which typically contains a roof-installed solar PV module, storage battery, charge controller, interior wiring, and switches and fixtures with the capacity to power two- low-wattage high power LED modules.

Source: Business Wire India