As it shifts major global research and development activities to India, Korean consumer electronics major Samsung on Thursday said it would hire about 700 R&D software engineers for its centre at Noida.
"Currently, we employ 300 people at Samsung India Software Centre (SISC) and would take the number up to 400 by this year end, eventually we hope to touch 1,000 in the next three years," Samsung India Electronics Vice President Software Centre Vikram Vij told.
"Over the past four years the role of SISC has evolved from project support for our headquarter requirements to base IP development for key areas. It has played a leading role in developing software solutions for the company's recently launched series of LCD TVs and television solutions for the hospitality industry," he said.
He said the parent company in Korea is now shifting more global R&D work for digital media to SISC.
"SISC is one of the largest of the company's 16 centres across the globe through which we want to create and provide solutions for the media business globally and value added differentiating features for the Indian market," Vij said.