In the present era of importing chips are the major bottlenecks in attaining self-reliance for the strategic sector in the country. The existing trend of chip development at nanometer geometry needs huge and constant capital investment which is not possible in present scenario. The requirement of the country is to have maximum and efficiently utilization of available technology which can cater for achieving self-reliance in strategic sector requirements. Further effort towards miniaturization and multiple operations using single chip solution can put country on the world map. The major bottlenecks in the country are the fabrication and realization of such systems which can leads to self-reliance in the country. In spite of the whole hearted support of the government still we are far behind in achieving self-sufficiency with the available technology node. Some of the industries closed their manufacturing operations and remaining are not performing as per expectations. In spite of leaders in chip design and flooded with best talent still we are way behind self-reliance in the area of semiconductor in spite of huge investments. This article will bring out the foundry complexity, present scenario in the country, corrective methodology, and suggestive framework for creating semiconductor ambience in the country.

Kamaljeet Singh, S.V. Sharma
ISRO Satellite Centre, Bangalore, India

Semiconductor Industry, Self-Reliance, Technology Upgradation, Integrated Circuits
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ICTACT Journal on Microelectronics
( Volume: 3 , Issue: 4 )
Date of Publication :
January 2018

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