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INDIA’S SEMICONDUCTOR SURGE:SIMPLIFIER



  Jun 03, 2024

INDIA’S SEMICONDUCTOR SURGE:SIMPLIFIER



What is the current status of India’s semiconductor industry?

India is rapidly developing its semiconductor sector, aiming for self-reliance. The government has recently approved three semiconductor units, including India’s first fabrication plant by Tata Electronics Private Limited in partnership with Taiwan’s Powerchip Semiconductor Manufacturing Corporation in Dholera, Gujarat.

What is the India Semiconductor Mission (ISM)?

The ISM is an ambitious initiative to establish a robust domestic chip design and manufacturing ecosystem. It focuses on creating a comprehensive environment for semiconductor design and production within India.

What initiatives has the government launched to support this mission?

• Design-Linked Incentive (DLI): Provides startups and universities with affordable access to Electronic Design Automation (EDA) software tools essential for modern chip design.

• Chips 2 Startup (C2S): Aims to foster innovation and development in semiconductor design and manufacturing.

What are the key challenges faced by India’s semiconductor industry?

• Access to Process Development Toolkits (PDKs): PDKs are essential for chip design but are often proprietary and expensive, posing a barrier for startups and academic institutions.

• High Costs: Designing a chip from scratch is costly, particularly for smaller firms and academic researchers.

• Lack of Collaborative Research Facilities: There is a need for standardized and affordable access to research facilities and tools.

What are Process Development Toolkits (PDKs)?

PDKs are comprehensive suites provided by semiconductor fabrication facilities that include detailed manufacturing process information, design rules, models, and technical specifications necessary for reliable chip design.

How can India overcome these challenges?

India can adopt a collaborative model similar to those in other countries:

• Open Access to Research Facilities: Institutions like IISc and IIT-B can provide open access to their state-of-the-art nanofabrication facilities and PDKs.

• Hub-and-Spoke Network: Establishing a consortium of institutions to aggregate client designs and manage the fabrication process, with SCL functioning as the foundry hub.

• Government Support: Utilizing the government’s investment in semiconductor R&D centers to subsidize and support these initiatives.

What are the potential benefits of these initiatives?

• Accelerated Product Development: Researchers and startups can verify novel concepts and reduce time to market.

• Hands-On Experience for Students: Students can gain practical expertise in manufacturable chip design.

• Enhanced Collaboration: Fostering a culture of collaboration and innovation within the semiconductor ecosystem.

Conclusion:

India’s efforts to build a self-reliant semiconductor industry are gaining momentum. By addressing key challenges and leveraging government support, India can establish a robust and innovative semiconductor ecosystem, driving growth and technological advancement.



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