SEMI today announced its intent to support the India Semiconductor Mission (ISM) in creating a vibrant semiconductor manufacturing and design ecosystem in India. The collaboration would build on the successful execution of ISM’s two editions of Semicon India and continue SEMI’s tradition of bringing together stakeholders in the global end-to-end semiconductor ecosystem. A Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) is under development.
SEMI is in discussions with Electronic Industries Association of India (ELCINA) and Messe München India (MMI) as key partners to stage its flagship event.
The ISM has noted that SEMICON India would be highly complementary to efforts by the government of India to advance the domestic semiconductor ecosystem and connect to the global industry.
“For more than 50 years, the SEMICON platform has connected companies from across the global semiconductor industry to uncover new business opportunities, gain insights into market and technology trends, and collaborate to drive innovation and address top electronics industry challenges,” said Ajit Manocha, SEMI President and CEO. “With SEMI recognized worldwide as a key enabler of industry growth, the establishment of SEMICON India marks a significant step forward for the region.”
The partnership will give Indian semiconductor and electronics companies access to more than 2,500 SEMI member companies across the global semiconductor and electronics manufacturing and design supply chain. Additionally, SEMICON India will provide a platform for stakeholder participation in critical SEMI initiatives across areas including Workforce Development, Sustainability and Supply Chain Management to advance industry growth.
“India is all set as the next destination on the global map for semiconductor manufacturing,” said Bhupinder Singh, CEO of Messe München India. “We applaud initiatives by the India Semiconductor Mission to establish semiconductor design, manufacturing, packaging, capacity building as well as R&D in the region. Messe München India looks forward to work with SEMI to organize SEMICON India in collaboration with ELCINA, a partnership that is a natural extension of the longstanding work between Messe München and SEMI to stage events in Europe and China. Staying true to our purpose of enabling meaningful handshakes and unlocking business opportunities. This platform will integrate upstream and downstream value chains for wafer fabs and OSATs and help the India semiconductor and electronics industry become more self-reliant.”
“The semiconductor industry has taken centre stage in the electronic systems design and manufacturing ecosystem,” said Sanjay Agarwal, President of ELCINA and Managing Director at Globe Capacitors Ltd. “The industry is a strategic, vital enabler of economic growth in India. Coming together with SEMI as our partner is of great value as together we can strengthen the semiconductor industry in India and become a trusted partner to chip companies worldwide. We look forward to working with SEMI and leveraging our existing partnership with Messe München to make SEMICON India a grand success.”