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Date: 05-04-15

Union government to invest US$10 billion in India semiconductor fabs

At the recently concluded event “Indian Electronics Expo” organized by the Electronics and Computer Software Export Promotion Council, R.S. Sharma, secretary, department of electronics and information technology said union government plan to invest $10 billion in two semiconductor fab coming up in India.

The two advanced fabs coming up in India include:
1. Establishing near Noida, U.P. is proposed by Jayprakash associates in partnership with IBM and TowerJazz.

2. Coming up near Gandhinagar, Gujarath is proposed by Hindustan Semiconductor Manufacturing Corporation (HSMC) in partnership with STMicroelectronics and Silterra.

Other than these two digital fabs, one more analog IC specific semiconductor fab is to come up in Madhya Pradesh. The U.S. based company called Cricket Semiconductor has agreed to invest $1 billion in building an analog integrated-circuit and power supply integrated-circuit specific semiconductor fab/foundry in Madhya Pradesh.

To support startup semiconductor entrepreneurs, STPI in partnership with Government of Karnataka has started semiconductor test facility in Bengaluru. Last week Union Communication and IT Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad has inaugurated the new facility in Bengaluru. The new lab named SMART (Semiconductor Measurement Analysis and Reliability Test) is at the premises of Tessolve Semiconductor Ltd., a chip packaging company based out of Bengaluru.

STPI in Bengaluru is also supporting budding entrepreneurs in electronics field with plug and play office and also business mentoring at its incubation Centre.

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