DBL Group’s latest initiative Neural Semiconductor’s VLSI Design Center began its journey on 2nd April 2017. The VLSI Design Center was inaugurated by the Hon’ble Vice Chancellor of BUET, Prof. Dr. Saiful Islam. DBL Group’s Board of Directors: M.A. Jabbar, Managing Director, M.A. Rahim, Vice Chairman, M.A. Quader, Deputy Managing Director and other high officials, Neural Semiconductor’s COO, Md. Shakhawat Hossain and other officials were present during the inauguration.
DBL Group is a diversified business entity, which has vertically integrated textile and apparel manufacturing facilities, with concerns in ICT & Telecommunications, dredging, ceramic tiles, pharmaceuticals and more. The business started in 1991 and is now a conglomerate of 22 concerns with a dedicated, skilled workforce of more than 25,000 employees.
As one of its newest concerns, DBL Group has high expectations of Neural Semiconductor as its first foray into technology design, and plan on utilising a growing talent pool of engineers and IT professionals to take their vision forward. As such, twenty-five aspiring engineers have already joined Neural Semiconductor as part of the design team. These professionals have been trained overseas and the key personnel leading the team are professionals with more than twenty years of experience working at the Intel Corporation and other renowned tech companies in Silicon Valley, USA.
The VLSI Design Center will be based in Bangladesh, with offices in Gulshan 1. A marketing and customer interface office will be maintained in the USA, while the production of microchips designed by Neural Semiconductor, which requires advanced techniques and infrastructure that Bangladesh simply can’t provide at the moment, will be carried out by the TSMC in Taiwan. TSMC (Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company) is one of the largest, dedicated and independent semiconductor foundry in the world.