Globally, the semiconductor industry has been predominantly male-dominated, with women comprising only a fraction of the workforce, including in technical leadership positions News 

Will women seize the opportunity for lucrative careers in India’s semiconductor future?

However, realizing the full potential, especially in the chip sector, requires a significant influx of technical talent and engineering skills – with equal representation of both men and women. All India Survey on Higher Education (AISHE) 2021-2022 data sheds light on gender distribution in engineering and technology studies at the undergraduate level. Out of 39.04 million students, only 29.1 percent are female and 70.9 percent are male. This is in stark contrast to disciplines like the arts and medicine, where gender equality is more pronounced. In the broader field of…

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The centrepiece of this initiative is the creation of India's inaugural commercial semiconductor fabrication unit, a joint venture between Tata Electronics Private Limited and Taiwan's Powerchip Semiconductor Manufacturing Corp (PSMC), set to be situated in Gujarat's Dholera News 

Industry praises Union Cabinet approval for 2 semiconductor plants in Gujarat, 1 in Assam, with expected investment of Rs 1.26 lakh crore.

The Union Cabinet led by Prime Minister Narendra Modi has approved three proposals for semiconductor factories, a major step to strengthen India’s chip-making capability. The decision announced on Thursday includes setting up two semiconductor plants in Gujarat and one in Assam. The investment is estimated to be Rs 1.26 lakh crore. At the heart of this initiative is the establishment of a commercial semiconductor manufacturing unit in India, a joint venture between Tata Electronics Private Limited and Powerchip Semiconductor Manufacturing Corp (PSMC) of Taiwan, to be located in Dholera, Gujarat.…

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As per the industry, the increased budgetary allocation aligns with India's aspirations to emerge as a prominent player in the global electronics manufacturing landscape News 

India Increases Funding for Semiconductors to Rs 6,903 Crore, Reinforcing Chip Ambitions

The Union Government has once again shown its commitment by allocating a whopping Rs 6,903 crore in the Interim Budget 2024-25. This significant increase follows Rs 3,000 crore in the previous year, reinforcing the government’s resolve to promote the semiconductor and electronics industries. The declaration is a key part of the government’s ongoing initiatives to elevate India among countries that demonstrate excellence in semiconductor technology. The Rs 76,000 incentive scheme introduced in December 2021 laid the foundation for this renewed focus. The funds allocated now are expected to play a…

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Industry insiders recognise that semiconductor-specific policies implemented in states such as Gujarat and Odisha play a vital role, not only in drawing investments but also in creating opportunities for states to cultivate a competitive edge News 

India’s Semiconductor Industry Thrives with Micron, States, and New Policy, Despite PM Modi’s Concerns about Delay

However, despite the delay, the announcement of Micron’s assembly, test, marking and packaging (ATMP) project is seen as pivotal, with Indian Electronics and Semiconductor Society (IESA) president Sanjay Gupta calling it a “watershed moment”. It is expected that this announcement will mark a turning point that will herald positive and upward growth for the Indian industry from now on, with more projects and plans in the pipeline. Industry insiders acknowledge that semiconductor-specific policies implemented in states like Gujarat and Odisha play a key role, not only in attracting investment, but…

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The Modified Programme for Development of Semiconductors and Display Manufacturing mentioned in the report seeks to elevate India's status as a global electronic system design and manufacturing hub, aligning with the principles of Aatmanirbhar Bharat News 

India’s Semiconductor Drive Gains Momentum as Foxconn Takes Center Stage; Emphasis on Self-Sufficiency

Foxconn’s potential market entry is poised for the country’s ambitious semiconductor and display manufacturing ecosystem. Synergia brings with it the government’s amended semiconductor and display manufacturing development program, which is central, as stated in the 52nd report of the Standing Committee on Communications and Information Technology. The revised Semiconductor and Display Manufacturing Development Program mentioned in the report seeks to elevate India’s position as a global electronic systems design and manufacturing center in line with the principles of Aatmanirbhar Bharat. In particular, this report recognized the proposals under consideration for…

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The primary focus of this agreement will be establishing resilient semiconductor supply chains and fostering joint innovation endeavours News 

India Joins US and Japan in EU Semiconductor Ecosystem Agreement

India and the European Commission have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) on semiconductors, marking a key milestone in their budding technological alliance. EU Vice-President Valdis Dombrovskis and Vice-President Věra Jourová along with Foreign Minister S Jaishankar, Electronics and IT Minister Ashwini Vaishnaw and Commerce Minister Piyush Goyal gathered to assess the progress of EU-India trade. and the Technology Council (TTC) and laid the groundwork for future ministerial discussions. During the discussions, Union Minister Vaishnaw and Internal Market Commissioner Thierry Breton signed a key agreement outlining a strategic roadmap for…

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The Digital India RISC-V (DIR-V) programme represents a huge opportunity for the startups in the design ecosystem in India to build the next generation of chips around RISC V processors and systems around DIR V devices, said Rajeev Chandrasekhar News 

India’s Journey to RISC-V Mastery: MoS Chandrasekhar Leads the Way to Chip Design Excellence!

Union Minister of State for Skill Development and Entrepreneurship and Electronics and IT Rajeev Chandrasekhar inaugurated the Nationwide Roadshow on the Digital India RISC-V (DIR-V) programme, which heralded a defining moment in India’s technological development. This collaboration between C-DAC, IEEE India Council and Ministry of Electronics & IT attracted global leaders in RISC-V design. Highlighting the occasion, Chandrasekhar said, “This is a significant milestone and a huge step forward that we are able to demonstrate to the whole country today not only the broad chip design capabilities, but also the…

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It follows continued trade sanctions from the US. News 

China to Invest $40 Billion in Semiconductor Industry

According to Reuters, despite the United States’ ongoing attempts to restrict China’s chip manufacturing, their efforts may not yield significant results. China intends to establish a fund with the aim of strengthening its semiconductor sector. This state-supported initiative, which marks the third fund from the China Integrated Circuit Industry Investment Fund, seeks to generate 300 billion yuan ($41 billion) in funding. In 2014 and 2019, the previous two funds successfully raised 138.7 billion yuan ($19 billion) and 200 billion yuan ($27 billion) respectively. About 60 billion yuan ($8 billion) is…

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As a majority of semiconductor engineers worldwide are either Indian or of Indian origin, India possesses the ability to develop into a semiconductor hub in the global market and supply in the severe scarcity of skilled workers worldwide News 

India Aims to Leverage Semiconductor Industry to Boost Investment and Opportunities

In recent years, there has been a notable surge in the demand for semiconductors in the global market. This can be attributed to the growing adoption of 5G technology in the telecommunications sector, the expanding presence of cryptocurrency mining and Blockchain technology, as well as the increasing digitization trend. As a result, there is a higher Economic Order Quantity (EOQ) requirement for processing units. The rise in the semiconductor market is directly linked to the increasing global demand for consumer electronics. Recognizing these opportunities, the government of India has initiated…

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Leaders aim to rely less on foreign actors for chip manufacturing and distribution. News 

EU’s Chips Act Receives Final Approval

In recent years, governing bodies worldwide have implemented measures to enhance local chip manufacturing, including tax incentives and funding. The European Union has recently approved the Chips Act, a set of regulations aimed at improving semiconductor production capacity in its member states. The Chips Act, which was announced in February 2022, plans to utilize €43 billion ($47.5 billion) in investments to increase the EU’s share of microchip production to 20 percent by 2030, up from the current 10 percent. The Council of the European Union also hopes that this initiative…

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Some industry experts suggest that India should continue to prioritise boosting electronics manufacturing to meet local consumption demands and attempt to become a global manufacturing hub for international demand News 

Foxconn-Vedanta Split Does Not Impact India’s Semiconductor Ambitions – Here’s How

Taiwan’s Foxconn has decided to pull out of the $19.5 billion semiconductor joint venture with Indian mining company Vedanta, causing surprise and uncertainty about India’s semiconductor ambitions. However, both the government and Vedanta’s CEO, Anil Agrawal, have expressed a different perspective on the matter. Interestingly, this decision came shortly after US chip maker Micron Technologies signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Gujarat government. It is worth noting that the Vedanta-Foxconn joint venture had plans to establish its plant in the same state. The announcement of the split has…

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There are four major factors behind Gujarat becoming the preferred state for the semiconductor ecosystem. These include government support, the existing infrastructure, the talent pool, location advantage, and political stability in the state News 

Why Gujarat is a Preferred Location for Micron, Vedanta and Foxconn’s Semiconductor Manufacturing Plants

Gujarat is being chosen by major chip makers, one after another, as the ideal location to establish their units. Micron Technologies and Vedanta Foxconn Semiconductors Ltd are both in the process of setting up their plants in the state. However, the question remains: what makes Gujarat so attractive to these companies? According to the semiconductor industry, the Micron and Vedanta Foxconn projects are just two examples of the growing interest in semiconductor manufacturing in Gujarat. And there are several reasons why Gujarat is emerging as a popular semiconductor manufacturing destination.…

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A UK-based company is planning to set up a semiconductor fabrication unit in Odisha’s Ganjam district with an investment of Rs 30,000 crore in the first phase. News 

Odisha to Receive Rs 30,000 Crore Investment from UK Company, Resulting in 5,000 New Jobs

Officials have announced that a company from the UK intends to establish a semiconductor fabrication facility in the Ganjam district of Odisha. The company plans to invest Rs 30,000 crore in the initial phase of the project. SRAM & MRAM Technologies and Projects India Pvt Limited, the Indian unit of UK-based SRAM & MRAM Group, had signed an MoU with the state government on March 26 to set up a semiconductor unit in the state. After visiting some places near Chhatrapur in the district, officials of its Indian company under…

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With Micron Technology signing an MoU with Gujarat, India had waited for long to witness this milestone after the massive fire that broke out at Semiconductor Complex Limited fabrication foundry in Mohali in 1989, which was a huge setback to the country's semiconductor manufacturing efforts News 

India’s Chip Industry Booming After Overcoming Fire and Red Tape

Micron Technology, a leading memory chip manufacturer from the US, has entered into a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the government of Gujarat. This partnership is being hailed as a major milestone for India’s semiconductor sector. Micron, which has signed a memorandum of understanding to build a $2.75 billion semiconductor assembly and test facility, said last week it plans to hire 5,000 workers and create an additional 15,000 jobs over the next five years. In addition to the details of Micron’s plans, there were two other major semiconductor announcements involving…

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The partnership between India and the US indicates that by collaborating, they may build a more robust and diverse semiconductor supply chain News 

Can India and the US’s Tech Partnership Disrupt China and Taiwan’s Hold on the Semiconductor Market?

During Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s visit, the latest tech partnership between India and the US, along with the semiconductor declarations, are expected to have the capability to diminish the chip market dominance of China and Taiwan. Both India and the US have significant strengths in the semiconductor business. Many of the world’s largest chipmakers are based in the US, while India has a huge and growing pool of talented engineers. So, all the information released on June 22 about the partnership between the countries shows that by working together, they…

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Union IT minister Ashwini Vaishnaw said that within six quarters, Micron is expected to produce 'Make in India' chips News 

India’s Semiconductor Sector to Benefit from Contributions of Micron, Applied Materials, and Lam Research

The Indian government is anticipating significant results in the semiconductor industry following Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s visit to the United States, where major announcements were made. It was recently confirmed that Micron Technology, Inc. will spend more than $800 million on a new $2.75 billion semiconductor assembly and test facility in India. Funding for the Semiconductor Mission has over the next five years. The company employs 5,000 employees and creates 15,000 additional jobs in the same period. Applied Materials has also announced the establishment of a Semiconductor Center for Commercialization…

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The data breach allegedly cost Samsung $230 million. News 

Ex-Samsung Official Accused of Attempting to Duplicate Chip Factory in China

The chip manufacturing industry has been declared an “all-out war” by South Korean President Yoon Suk Yeol, and recent developments have reinforced this statement. According to BusinessKorea, a former Samsung executive has been indicted by prosecutors in the Suwon District for allegedly stealing semiconductor plant blueprints and technology from the leading chipmaker. The defendant, who is 65 years old and previously served as vice president of another Korean chipmaker SK Hynix, is accused of stealing the information between 2018 and 2019. The leak is said to have cost Samsung approximately…

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Smartphone maker OPPO has shut down its chip design subsidiary called Zeku, as the semiconductor market goes through a heavy slump. News 

OPPO closes chip design subsidiary amid slump in semiconductor market

Smartphone maker OPPO has closed its subsidiary Zekun, which specializes in chip design, as the semiconductor market goes through a severe downturn, media reported on Friday. According to the South China Morning Post , OPPO announced the move in a brief statement, calling it a “difficult decision” and blaming “uncertainty in the global economy and smartphone market.” Zeku workers have been given less than a day’s notice to close the unit, according to the report. The global technology brand founded Zeku in 2019 to design chips that could be used…

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British chipmaker Arm Ltd is building its own semiconductor to showcase the capabilities of its products, as it seeks to attract new customers and fuel growth following its Initial Public Offering (IPO) later this year, the Financial Times reported on Sunday. News 

A chipmaker’s arm to manufacture its own semiconductor: Report

British chipmaker Arm Ltd is building its own semiconductor to showcase the capabilities of its products as it seeks to attract new customers and boost growth after an initial public offering (IPO) later this year, the Financial Times reported on Sunday. Arm is working with manufacturing partners to develop the new semiconductor, the FT said, citing people briefed on the move, adding that the company has built a new “solutions engineering team” to lead the development of these prototype chips for mobile devices and laptops. and other electronics. The latest…

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