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  • Khorana, Har Gobind Born 1922. Indian-born American biochemist. He shared a 1968 Nobel Prize for the study of genetic codes.

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  • Though the downgrade may lead to a slowdown in business in the immediate term, the rating change itself can't be the sole cause for a dramatic shift in outsourcing, Shami Khorana , president, HCL Americas, said in an interview late Sunday.

    HCL: Downgrade Could Hurt Outsourcing Market

  • "The overall economic environment in the U.S. is looking positive and that should be reflected accordingly in the ongoing quarter's revenue," HCL America Inc. President Shami Khorana said in a recent interview.

    HCL Technologies Expects Deal Wins to Boost U.S. Sales

  • But even as the U.S. grapples with a bloated fiscal deficit and political discord on tackling the mounting debt, Mr. Khorana expects clients' technology spending to gather pace, taking cues from positive economic data such as the rising stock market and climbing pending home sales.

    HCL Technologies Expects Deal Wins to Boost U.S. Sales

  • Uncertainty still prevails on the future of spending in telecommunications, said Mr. Khorana.

    HCL Technologies Expects Deal Wins to Boost U.S. Sales

  • But revenue growth from the U.S. for the just-ended period was tepid as some contracts that matured were shipped to low-cost destinations, while others were in initial stages of generating income, Mr. Khorana said.

    HCL Technologies Expects Deal Wins to Boost U.S. Sales

  • In a bid to address the rising demand for outsourcing, the company is making a "significant investment" to open a new office in Redmond, Washington, in May that will house its 400 staff currently working for software giant Microsoft Corp., Mr. Khorana said.

    HCL Technologies Expects Deal Wins to Boost U.S. Sales

  • The new orders from the U.S. are mostly discretionary or non-essential in nature and translate to projects that are for a limited period of time, Mr. Khorana said.

    HCL Technologies Expects Deal Wins to Boost U.S. Sales

  • Mr. Khorana also said clients are increasingly demanding closer relationships, either through setting up software development centers locally or by shipping work to nearby low-cost centers.

    HCL Plans to Hire Staff in U.S.

  • The company is opening a new engineering center in partnership with technology giant Microsoft Corp. in Seattle shortly, Mr. Khorana said.

    HCL Plans to Hire Staff in U.S.

  • "In the context of the current economy, we believe that for the U.S., significant opportunities are present in the areas of...aerospace and defense -- and this is where we will also be heavily focused," Shami Khorana, president of HCL Americas, said.

    HCL Plans to Hire Staff in U.S.

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