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Leading U.S. aerospace manufacturer Pratt & Whitney opened its new India Engineering Center (IEC) in Bengaluru on Friday (Jan 19).

According to an official statement by the company, the work performed at the IEC will encompass elements such as aero, mechanical and control systems for various products in Pratt & Whitney’s broad portfolio of large and small commercial engines. It will extend across the entire product life cycle from development to field support and sustainment.

The IEC is expected to create over 450 jobs in the next four years.

The IEC is co-located with Pratt & Whitney’s India Capabilities Center, which was opened in 2022 to provide integrated global supply chain support, and the recently inaugurated Collins Aerospace Engineering and Global Operations Center.

NXP Semiconductors

Minister of State For Electronics And Information technology, Rajeev Chandrasekhar on Friday (Jan 20) inaugurated the Systems and Silicon Innovation lab at NXP Semiconductors Campus in Bengaluru.

The newly inaugurated state-of-the-art lab will be used to design, verify and validate NXP technologies in areas of security, connectivity, sensing, and processing and build market-specific system solutions in automotive, Industrial, IoT, and Consumer areas.

The minister said, “We would like NXP to continue with the good work, working closely with the Startups and partner with the local ecosystem to co-create solutions for the India market.”  

He added that government initiatives like Design Linked Incentive schemes are laying special emphasis on strengthening the startup ecosystem in the country. “It is the need of the hour for global corporates to work on corporate-startup collaborations to give momentum to newer IP and SoC areas, specific needs of the Indian ecosystem, and system solutions for ESDM incumbents in India.”