Is Semiconductor Technology a Strategic Industry?

Is Semiconductor Technology a Strategic Industry?
by admin on 03-06-2015 at 7:00 pm

Image RemovedDependence on electronics is acute in all fields today. This includes both civilian and military use. Whether the technology used is state of the art or classic in nature, importance is pointed to the necessity of solid state electronic hardware in everyday life. In such an environment the need to ensure the availability… Read More


The Grand Folly of India’s Foundry Plans, Part 2

The Grand Folly of India’s Foundry Plans, Part 2
by Peter Gasperini on 08-04-2014 at 8:00 am

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Authors: Pete Gasperini & Abhijit Athavale

The first article on this topic, published here on Semiwiki on July 6[SUP]th[/SUP], addressed New Delhi’s proposal to subsidize the construction of two silicon fabs – one in 22nm, the other in 28nm – in order to stimulate India’s high tech sector… Read More


Is Indian Semiconductor Relevant?

Is Indian Semiconductor Relevant?
by Daniel Nenni on 01-03-2012 at 9:42 pm

A common discussion amongst semiconductor professionals is the ROI of development activity in India. An interesting number I remember hearing at Virage Logic was that the development groups in India had a 30%+ turnover rate. Is that still the case? If so, that is very hard on the ROI.

Here are the 2012 SemiWiki geographical statistics… Read More