Telangana IT minister KT Rama Rao’s recent, official visit to the Silicon Valley seems to be really tapping the right chord. The USA based chip developer; AMD has announced that they will be partnering with VLSI Academy, which is being promoted actively by the Telangana government. During the recent visit of a team of delegates from the Indian state, headed by KT Rama Rao, AMD expressed their interest in the VLSI Academy being promoted by Telangana government and also in the IMAGE City, the gaming and animation hub being developed by the Telangana government. The minister emphasised on the point, why Hyderabad is an ideal destination for gaming and animation in the meeting attended by AMD officials including chief technology officer Mark Papermaster and senior vice-president Ruth Cotter. The company also asserted that their new processor, chip Zen has been completely churned out by their facility based out of Hyderabad. Further adding to that, AMD said that they have had been crucial in creating computer graphics for movies like ‘Baahubali’ and would like to work closely with the Telugu film industry for graphics requirements. A release that was issued by the state government also said that AMD would be interested to partner with other academic institutions in Telangana like International Institute of Information Technology (IIIT), Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), BITS Pilani for research purposes. Once the pact comes into action, we can surely hope for some great outcome, now that the renowned chip maker company will be getting the government’s support.