Focusing on niche areas in semiconductor space, says Ashwini Vaishnaw

Electronics & IT Minister says India can emerge as a global leader in this category

Ashwini Vaishnaw (Photo: PTI)

Ashwini Vaishnaw (Photo: PTI)

Surajeet Das Gupta New Delhi

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The government has decided to focus on “niche” opportunities in thesemiconductor space, including chips based on gallium nitrideor silicon carbide (also calledcompound semiconductors), where it believes it can quickly emerge as a “global leader”.

Chips powered by these processes are seeing huge growth globally as they are required in a number of sectors, such as automobile, railways, aircraft, telecom equipment, LED applications, and power electronics.

Speaking to Business Standard, Ashwini Vaishnaw, minister for communications, electronics & information technology, who went to Sanand, Gujarat, on Saturday for the groundbreaking ceremony of Micron’s $2.75 billion ATMP (assembly, testing, marking and packaging) facility, said: “We will now be focusing a lot on niche areas in semiconductors, like chips based on gallium nitride or silicon carbide

First Published: Sep 24 2023 | 7:05 PM IST

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