ROHM has announced the opening of the Global Application Center (GAC) in India, with the goal of "Designed in India" to meet the needs of global customers. GAC specializes in developing of reference designs and will support ROHM's global operation from India. ROHM has been investing in GAC in India considering the availability of talented engineers, technology and an ecosystem of partners. Also, stringent environmental conditions in India where applications designed can meet reliability requirements across the world.

GAC was established in the middle of 2021. In addition to the present LSI Development Division, Application Engineering Division, Power Transistor R&D Division and Sales and Marketing Division, ROHM plans to invest in this new GAC by hiring several tens of power electronics engineers and expanding its state-of-art lab to cater to applications of more than 10kW.

GAC works on a variety of applications and build topologies. It has a high power system topology reference design to maximize the performance of cutting edge SiC power devices. Also, GAC plans to develop the power supplies reference designs for data centers, base stations, along with the reference designs for EV on-board chargers and charging stations.

With ROHM’s vision towards “Design in India” for global customers envisions India’s pursuits towards “Make in India”.