India will eventually Get Into Semiconductor Manufacturing, just wondering why they are delaying the inevitable. India should take cue from Chinese government which has decided do increase semiconductor production. I think China and India entering semiconductor manufacturing will be a very good thing that will happen for semicondcutor industry because it will bring diversity to supply-chain model.
Yes, India should get involved in semiconductor manufacturing. If china is making a move in that area, why not India.
No doubt they have so much challenges and many thing are not in place yet but talking of what they have, they have the Man power to make a success out of this.
Local Indian companies simply do not have the technology or the money to get into a huge project like this. This means that they need the backing of a global institutional investor or a semiconductor vendor. Will they get involved?
I am sure India will get investors as soon as they are ready.
i think anything is possible once we put our mind to achieve. To more, power and infrastructural problems are the least of all challenges. Once there is a market (and India has the market, both home and abroad) all investments, with careful planning will yield.
Not to mention the wealth of technically competent man power that india has.
The question i believe is wether or not india wants a semiconductor fabs industry.
Yes, India should plan to get into manufacturing from a perspective of creating highly skilled and manufacturing jobs, but Plan really well, have a great long term strategy and a contingency plan for the investments made to build such infrastructure and also discuss some commitments from potential customers.
I think the idea of India getting involved with semiconductor manufacturing sounds great in theory, but as you mention, there are numerous, NUMEROUS challenges involve.
You mention the infrastructure issues, which are indeed numerous. Even if you address those, semiconductors are not typically the type of business you can just start from scratch. You will need help from foreign chip vendors. And then things get tricky, as there’s only a short-list of potential partners that would be suitable for this specific situation. There are also numerous cultural/political issues as well.
In the end, you’d think that long-term that some sort of semiconductor manufacturing HAS to start up in India to meet the potential demand of the market. But will we start to see progress any time soon? Will any global investor or vendor get involved? At this moment, especially given the way the economy is… I very much doubt India will be getting into semiconductor manufacturing in any significant way within the next 5-6 years.
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