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NEW DELHI, India Texas Instruments, Incorporated, and Thiru Dayanidhi Maran, Honorable Minister of Communications & IT for India, jointly announced TI's plans to open a R & D facility in Chennai, India. They stressed the capabilities of global system for mobile communications (GSM) and digital video broadcast - handheld (DVB-H) in an economically-efficient environment.
TI expects India to reach a mobile phone subscriber base of 500 million by 2010. The Chennai research facility's platform, along with that of TI's original center in Bangalore, will span TI's portfolio. Mobile phones will be the targeted market, with affordability being their main concern. A single-chip platform will be introduced to the Indian market in 2007.