Micron breaks ground to constuct its semiconductor ATMP facility in Gujarat

Date: 04/10/2023
Technology led Engineering, Procurement and Construction (EPC) company Tata Projects to construct Micron Semiconductor's testing and assembly plant in Sanand GIDC-II industrial estate, Gujarat, India.

US based leading semiconductor memory manufacturer Micron Semiconductor started construction of its semiconductor assembly and test plant in Sanand industrial area, Gujarat by breaking ground in the presence of Ashwini Vaishnaw, Union Minister of electronics and IT, Rajeev Chandrasekhar, Minister of State for electronics and IT and Bhupendra Patel Chief Minister of Gujarat.

Micron has handed over construction and building of this project to Tata Projects where construction of phase 1 to include 500K square feet cleanroom space where the production facility construction follows LEED Gold Standards of the Green Building Council integrating advances water-saving technologies. The project is expected to be operational by the end of 2024.

Once operational, this new production facility to make BGA packaged DRAM and NAND flash memory chips, memory modules and solid-state drives.

The project's estimated cost is around US$2.75 Billion, where the Micron is investing US$825 million and the rest from the government of India.

Both the construction of this facility as well as later manufacturing operations to create thousands of direct jobs and even more indirect jobs in India. This step is expected to lead to next step of large-scale semiconductor wafer fab facilities in India.

Mr. Vinayak Pai, MD & CEO, Tata Projects, said, “We are thrilled to embark on this significant journey with Micron Technology, an industry leader in innovative memory and storage solutions. This collaboration exemplifies the unwavering commitment of Tata Projects to advancing technology, promoting sustainable development, and contributing considerably to ‘Make in India’ initiative. Through this classic venture, we are not just building a state-of-the-art semiconductor assembly and test plant; we are laying the foundation for India’s technological prowess on the global stage.”

“We’re excited to break ground on Micron’s new assembly and test facility here in GIDC, Sanand, Ahmedabad, India, and lead this transformation in India’s semiconductor industry,” said Micron’s Senior Vice President of Global Assembly and Test Operations Gursharan Singh. “Micron selected Tata Projects to construct our new facility because of their strong track record of delivering high-quality projects on schedule, on budget, and with the highest safety and ethical standards.”