Looking Back at The Sona Group's Growth in IT: Innovation, Technology, and Global Impact
The Sona Group has been nurturing an environment that encourages development, adoption, and application of new technologies and creative ideas through its companies, educational institutions, and other organizations. Fostering innovation and technology, The Sona Group has played a key role in Bangalore's IT revolution. In fact, the IT growth in India began with the establishment of the Sona Towers in Miller’s Road, Bangalore. Today, Bangalore is India's IT capital, harboring the global headquarters of the largest electronic and IT enterprises. Also, major educational and research institutes in the nation are located in Bangalore. The seed for all this and for India’s global impact was indeed sown by The Sona Group in the 1980s when it invited the Texas Instruments to set up their R&D center, in Sona Towers.
The Sona Group made India capable to compete with the global players in the field of semiconductors by bringing Texas Instruments to India. The semiconductor sector was just rising up during that time. Nowadays, chips are found in almost every electronic device, from vehicles and missile systems to rice cookers and cell phones in India. The Sona Group is the one that drove the change.
The Chairman of the group, C. Valliappa, invited Texas Instruments to Sona Towers in the 1980s, which positioned India on the world IT map. The satellite dish, brought by Texas Instruments (TI), an American business that had recently established an R&D center to design and create electronic chips/semiconductors, facilitated communication with the US by establishing 24-hour connectivity. Since then, this technological park has served as a breeding ground for a large number of IT businesses, some of which have gone on to become household names in the industry.
Oracle, Cisco, VeriFone, and other IT monsters were among those that found their niches in Valliappa Software Tech Park (VSTP), today known as the Sona Towers. As a result, the arrival of Texas Instrument’s satellite dish on a bullock cart marked the beginning of Bangalore's involvement in IT growth in India. From the 1980s, Sona Towers has been offering corporate office space to global leaders across industries and has propelled India to make a global impact, nurturing innovation and technological development and enhancing IT growth in India.