India, Singapore in pact to set up chip-making units here

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  1. cobra commando

    cobra commando Tharki regiment Veteran Member Senior Member

    Oct 3, 2009
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    BENGALURU: As India gets closer to setting up two semiconductor wafer fabrication plants, Singapore companies are looking at setting up manufacturing units here and tap into large engineering talent in the country. To speed up such activity , India Electronics and Semiconductor Association (IESA) is signing a Memorandum of Understanding with Singapore Semiconductor Industry Association (SSIA) with an objective to establish and develop trade and technical cooperation between the electronics and semiconductor industries of both the countries. "Earlier things were sporadic and ambiguous, but now the India government has come up with many schemes that can help Singapore companies decide how to go about things," Meenu Sarin, secretary, SSIA, told ET. "In March 2014, Ajay Kumar (joint secretary, Deity, Government of India) met all the stakeholders in Singapore to come and set up base in India. It is a mutual win- win for both of us." The two FABs, which are being setup with an overall investment of over $10 billion, are the biggest component of the ESDM policy that was rolled out in 2012. Singapore has just 1,300 VLSI engineers, which limits the companies in the country to grow. India, on the other hand, has a VLSI talent pool of over 20,000. "Singapore is a small country with a population of just 5.2 million. India has good skillset for VLSI design engineers and we want to get that talent resource from India," said Sarin.
    IESA and SSIA also launched a joint report, prepared by EY, titled India-Singapore Electronic and Semiconductor Design and Manufacturing industry collaboration opportunities at the IESA's Vision Summit in Bangalore.

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    India, Singapore in pact to set up chip-making units here - The Economic Times
  3. Srinivas_K

    Srinivas_K Senior Member Senior Member

    Jun 17, 2009
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    Good news !

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