PM Narendra Modi to Inaugurate 3-Day Semicon India 2022 Conference in Bangalore

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Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi will inaugurate the first ever Semicon India 2022 Conference on 29 April 2022 in Bangalore.

Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi will inaugurate the first ever Semicon India 2022 Conference on 29 April 2022 in Bangalore. The three-day Semicon India 2022 conference is being organized to take forward the vision of Prime Minister Modi to make India a leader in the electronics manufacturing , and semiconductor design, manufacturing, and innovation.

Speaking about the India Semicon Mission at the event, Rajeev Chandrasekhar, Minister of State for Electronics & Information Technology and Skill Development & Entrepreneurship, said that PM’s vision is to make India a significant player in the global semiconductor value chain. For the first time in the last 75 years, rapid decisive strides have been made in this space, he added.

The Semicon India 2022 conference will attract best minds from across the world from semiconductor industry, research and academia, and will act as a big step in fulfilling the PM’s vision on making India a global hub for electronics manufacturing and semiconductor industry.

Parag Naik, CEO of Saankhya Labs Pvt Ltd; Prof Kamakoti, Director of IIT Delhi; and Nivruti Rai, Country Head, Intel India, shared their thoughts on the occasion and welcomed the announcement of the Semicon India conference.

The steering committee includes a mix of startups, academia and global industry leaders demonstrating the Government’s collaborative approach towards powering India’s Semiconductor and electronics manufacturing ambitions.

Semicon India 2022 will be organized by the Ministry of Electronics & Information Technology (MeitY) from April 29–May 1 at ITC Gardenia, Bangalore, around theme of Design and Manufacture in India, for the World: Making India a “Semiconductor Nation”.

Among the technology leaders expected to participate in this conference are Sanjay Mehrotra, CEO, Micron; Anirudh Devgan, CEO, Cadence; Vinod Dham, Founder, Indo-Us venture partners; Ajit Manocha, President, SEMI; and Prof. Arogyaswami Paulraj, Prof. Emeritus, Stanford.

Chandrasekhar also said that the Ministry looks forward to number of MoUs to be signed during the three-day conference forging partnerships and alliances in the semiconductor space.

This conference will serve as the first roadshow in the series of roadshow that MeitY will be organizing. Global experts from industry and academia involved in semiconductor design and manufacturing and key representatives from Government are proposed to participate in the event.

In order to give greater visibility, strength and success to the India Semiconductor Mission (ISM), Chandrasekhar unveiled its logo during the event in presence of steering committee members that had joined virtually. The logo has been created by Prashant Mishra from Varanasi, who participated in a crowd sourcing competition organized by MyGov. The logo signifies a handshake—signifying collaborative approach and forms the shape of an ‘S’, which stands for semiconductor. It is placed on a wafer sheet.

India Semiconductor Mission (ISM) has been setup as an Independent Business Division within Digital India Corporation having administrative and financial autonomy to formulate and drive India’s long term strategies for developing semiconductors and display manufacturing facilities and semiconductor design ecosystem. Envisioned to be led by global experts in the Semiconductor and Display industry, ISM will serve as the nodal agency for efficient, coherent and smooth implementation of the schemes.

 

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