Finally, the Government of India has approved the establishment of a semiconductor wafer fab (fab) in India!
is indeed heart warming news, especially for the Indian semiconductor
and electronics industries. For years, India has been trying to get at
least one fab up and running! Now, the dream is about to be realized!
from China, an ecstatic BV Naidu, chairman and managing director,
Sagitaur Ventures, co-chairman, Karnataka ICT Grioup and former
president, India Semiconductor Association (ISA) said: “This is really a
fantastic news for the Indian semiconductor industry. The government
has been trying to achieve this since 2008. The announcement goes as a
strong signal to global community.”
Pradip Dutta, corporate VP
and MD, Synopsys, said: “It is a momentous decision for the
semiconductor industry and by extension the electronics industry for our
country. It should lead to a level playing field for the local
manufacturers and mitigate some of the disability factors. I sincerely
hope the industry reacts positively to this news and this leads to a
vibrant local IC design industry.”
Raghu Panicker, sales
director, Mentor Graphics India, added: “For years, India has been
trying to get at least one fab up and running! This has indeed been a
long awaited news. Finally its not ONE, but TWO. The fabs would fuel the
growth of semicon start up’s and electronics industry as a whole. It is
a big step forward for the overall ESDM inititaive by IESA and
Jaypee Group, IBM and Tower form one consortium.
HSMC, STMicroelectronics and a Malaysian company are said to be part of
the other consortium.