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    Will India be the next chip manufacturing powerhouse?

    Experts believe that India, the world’s fifth-largest economy, might play a significant role in the semiconductor business as it seeks to expand its domestic chip industry. India has been seeking to form diplomatic alliances with other nations, including the U.S., in the area of semiconductors. However, India has also been taking steps to encourage business and bring chip production to the nation.

    India reaches out to industry players 

    The fact that the businesses and nations that control the industry are few in number presents a challenge for many nations trying to increase their chip-making prowess. India has historically not been among the top nations for semiconductor production. Therefore, there aren’t many large Indian chip companies, as well as cutting-edge manufacturing organizations. Although India may not have domestic semiconductor companies, the country’s strategy under PM Narendra Modi depends on trying to entice foreign behemoths.

    India also approved a $10 billion incentive program for the semiconductor sector. So it appears that New Delhi’s approach involves both luring in international businesses and leveraging India’s advantages in some sectors.

    India is in an advantageous position

    Companies have frequently refrained from opening operations in India due to the high startup costs, the lengthy factory construction process, and the unpredictability of the business, tax, and trade environments. There were hesitations on certain grounds because of which the initiatives that were taken in India failed. However, there are indications that things are changing for the better.

    Being the second-largest populous economy in the world, India has a sizable domestic semiconductor consumption market. India has a variety of advantages that could support its claim to be the world’s center for chip manufacturing. Incentives programs will also be of great help.

    The inexpensive and educated workforce population may be able to assist India in the chip design sector of the semiconductor supply chain, which has a high demand for a skilled workforce. Eight of the biggest semiconductor companies in the world operate design studies in India.

    India is working to encourage its local enterprises to develop technology, however, this effort is still in its early stages. While many believe India can succeed in the design industry, production is a bit more challenging. There are no semiconductor fabrication plants or fabs in India that produce chips. The government has tried to lure international chipmakers, though.

    In the meantime, a $19.5 billion chip manufacturing plant is being built in India by a partnership between Indian mining corporation Vedanta and Foxconn, the Taiwanese business that assembles Apple’s iPhones. These facilities would be among the country’s first to manufacture semiconductors. Without a doubt, New Delhi wants to entice industry leaders like TSMC and Intel to India as well.

    With the efforts of Indian manufacturers and diplomatic alliances, there’s a high chance for India to become an independent and established semiconductor powerhouse in the near future.

    ELE Times Research Desk
    ELE Times Research Desk
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