CDAC plans microprocessors design unit


January 7, 2015: Pune-based Centre for Development of Advanced Computing (CDAC) has announced its plans to set up its own design unit. The plan is aimed at promoting ‘Make in India’ and also to cater to the growing demand for electronic goods.

With the new unit, CDAC will create a complete ecosystem equipped with designing, tools, design support, manpower, fabrication units and support infrastructure.

The local manufacturing of microprocessors will directly impact the cost of the microprocessors and in turn the devices as the licensing cost becomes nil. CDAC is not competing with global names understanding that major investments are not being made. The plan is to go to niche markets and supply, concentrate on applications including Internet of Things, cameras, sensors and embedded controller systems, and then later grow wider.