It appears that much of the design centre will be devoted to custom SoCs, like the processors powering the new Xbox and PlayStation. It is still unclear how many people the centre will employ, but at 175,000 square feet it should have hundreds of engineers milling around.
“AMD is committed to providing our customers with innovative, tailored technology solutions that empower people and deliver exceptional experiences," said AMD CEO Rory Read. “Our Hyderabad Design Centre will play an important part in that mission as the team works in concert with our other design centres around the world to deliver AMD's next round of innovative products.”
In other words the next big thing for AMD might come from Hyderabad.
AMD is not new to India. It already has a design centre in Bangalore and offices in New Delhi and Mumbai.