Chinese institute award for Indian at Microsoft

March 11th, 2008 - 8:47 pm ICT by admin  

Bangalore, March 11 (IANS) Smart Indian techie S. Somasegar, an employee of Microsoft India in Hyderabad, has been honoured with the Asian American Engineer Award, instituted by the US-based Chinese Institute of Engineers (CIE), the global software major said here Tuesday. According to a company statement, the award recognises Somasegar’s contribution to science and engineering.

As senior vice-president (developer division) of Microsoft Corporation and head of its India development centre, Somasegar is responsible for developer-related languages, tools and platforms.

“Products and technologies are critical to our strategic mission of winning the hearts and minds of developers for the Microsoft platform,” Somasegar said while receiving the award in Texas last week.

Somasegar was among 15 awardees, who were honoured on the occasion.

Somasegar also started the designer tools business at Microsoft to build a suite of products called Microsoft expression for creative professionals.

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