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NXP Semiconductors helping the society for a real cause

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Sanjay Gupta is the Vice President and India Country Manager at NXP India Pvt. Ltd. Sanjay is responsible for leading NXP’s business in India and ensuring local compliance with government and corporate programs and policies. He also leads Methodology, Quality and Culture for the Automotive Microcontrollers & Processors (AMP) R&D in the organization. He is also the Chairperson for Innovation board (Methodology, flows and tools) for BU Automotive across organizational units. He is leading three diverse R&D locations (Noida, Bangalore and Hyderabad) consisting of nearly 1,800 employees representing all NXP product groups.

NXP Semiconductors N.V. enables secure connections and infrastructure for a smarter world, advancing solutions that make lives easier, better and safer. As the world leader in secure connectivity solutions for embedded applications, NXP is driving innovation in the secure connected vehicle, end-to-end security & privacy and smart connected solutions markets. Built on more than 60 years of combined experience and expertise, the company has 31,000 employees in more than 33 countries and posted revenue of $9.5 billion in 2016.

CSR is something that is a part of NXP’s way of life. Going by the govt. mandate, NXP has 3rd party collaborations, through which it has selected 10 NGOs because it is not authorised to take up projects on its own. “We feel that it is the right place to work,” says Sanjay Gupta, Vice President and India Country Manager – NXP Semiconductors. “We have the list of different proposal every year and we select that with the focus on blind schools, children and girl child education. We want to focus on old people too as they get no support. So every year we choose a few projects and we continue to focus on this. This year primarily we are focusing on youth and to educate them. There are lots of schools in Bangalore and Hyderabad where we are providing underprivileged kids ICT education. If we take example of Noida there is a school called “SHAKSHAM” in sector 31.

We are also connected with IIT DELHI where we are working on this technology where these blind kids are helped to become independent and grow on their own. There is a walking stick that they use that has sensors. So even if any obstacle comes in, the sensor is going to beep and that will alarm them. They are going to understand on the intensity of beeping. We are also working on the touch screen mobiles for them with special sensors and speaking ability. So whatever they touch they can feel it. So this is the technology that NXP is working on.”

NXP is funding the NGO Shaksham where they are providing a collaboration model to develop the technology. The NGO has further tied up with 3rd party organizations and IIT engineers to design products like these and for outsourcing the technology NXP is taking help of companies like NXP.

NXP is also working with Concern India because it wants to make sure that the funding goes to the right hands. “As a corporate we are spending a lot on CSR and every year we change the theme. We have also associated with “NAI DISHA”. The school that we are associated in Noida is almost for a decade now and we have a computer lab built there. It really gives a good direction and in early age if you can direct children to this level it really helps. I think if one family member changes, it change the entire family. Fortunately, the person before me has also been very active in this area and since then we have been engaging into these activities. We also do the blood bank camps in every 6 months and lots of other things which are driven for the society. In Diwali we give lots of gifts to the under privileged kids and we collect it from the office NXP office as we have so many employees over here. And we were having special stores where some of these people were coming to our office to give gifts like lamps and diya’s and buy our Diwali stuff from there,” concludes Sanjay.

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