India’s semiconductor mission (ISM) needs to close 35-year gap

On April 29, Prime Minister Narendra Modi will inaugurate the three-day Semicon India 2022 conference, a step forward in India’s semiconductor mission. Announcements about the progress of this mission, especially proposals that the Ministry for Electronics and IT (MeitY) has received for silicon fabs, are expected at the event. Since the five applicants for silicon and display fabs were announced in February this year, there has been considerable curiosity about their proposals, technology partners and capabilities.

In this interview, Raj Kumar, Founder CEO of the IGSS Ventures Singapore, one of the three applicants for the silicon wafer fab, shares details of its plans to be part of the India Semiconductor Mission (ISM) and of its Project Suria. This hi-tech semiconductor park will host a tier-1 semiconductor fab. Its partners for Project Suria include Belgium’s IMEC, a well-known global technology house with capabilities in technology nodes of 7 nm and below.

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