Tech Mahindra‘s Integrated Engineering Solutions division has partnered the semiconductor design & manufacturing company Texas Instruments to setup a lab called Texas Instruments Lab that will focus on developing solutions based on the ‘Internet of Things’ (IoT).
Setup in Bengaluru, the lab will launch IoT based solutions for the industrial, medical and automotive sectors. Tech Mahindra says it will be using its design and systems integration capabilities along with Texas Instruments’ silicon product solutions to develop these solutions, although there is currently no information on what type of solutions one could expect from this lab.
Its worth noting that Tech Mahindra had demoed a connected vehicle solution which combines infotainment features with navigation and diagnostics features, at the recently concluded Mobile World Congress. The solution claims to connect the in-vehicle systems with enterprise computational platforms like vehicle to infrastructure communication that will improve driver assist & alert services and provide analytics to facilitate car diagnostics, convenience and safety among others.
NFC Testing lab: The company had also launched an NFC (Near Field Communications) testing lab in Bangalore last month, through which it is offering NFC testing and consulting services to chipset manufacturers, OEMs, service providers, acquiring and issuing banks among others. It will also be offering payments certification and testing solutions to global banks. In addition to this, Tech Mahindra had mentioned that it has also acquired lab assets and operations of Sweden’s Type Approval Lab from Sony.
Globally, Cisco is probably one of the leading companies offering IoT based solutions to enterprises and the company expects the segment to increase Cisco’s services revenue contribution to 30% of its revenues from the existing 20%. Last month, Cisco had also launched a $100 million IoT fund to invest in early stage companies.