Hyderabad: Micron Technology Inc. on Friday launched its Global Development Centre in the IT corridor or Hi-Tech city in Hyderabad. The new site will be used to develop technologies in a wide range of areas such as artificial intelligence and machine learning. The new centre was inaugurated by Telangana IT minister K. T. Rama Rao, National Institute for Transforming India Aayog CEO Amitabh Kant and other officials.

The company’s new centre is located in the heart of Hyderabad’s IT corridor and spans across an area of 350,000 square feet. “We’re delighted to launch our Global Development Centre in Hyderabad and expand our team of engineers, researchers, developers and IT specialists," said Mehrotra. He added that the skill set of Micron’s employees in Hyderabad includes information technology functions and engineering talent which can design and develop high-quality, cutting-edge memory and storage solutions.

Micron first expanded in India when it began operations site in Bengaluru in April this year. With its new office in Hyderabad, the company now has its presence in two of India’s cities which are recognized for their strides in the IT sector over the years. Micron expects to hire approximately 2,000 employees in India within the next few years, said a statement from the company on Friday.

It added that the company also aims to fill a wide range of roles in Hyderabad, including those in engineering, science, research and information technology. Micron also announced that it is awarding a $100,000 dollar grant to the Akshaya Patra Foundation’s midday-meal program through the Micron Foundation.

Headquartered in the US, Micron Technology Inc. is a producer of computer memory and computer data storage. The company’s global brands are Micron, Crucial, and Ballistix.