The most recent India-US tech alliance throughout Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s go to and semiconductor bulletins are believed to have the potential to cut back China and Taiwan’s dominance within the chip market.
Each India and the US have substantial strengths within the semiconductor enterprise. Most of the world’s largest chip makers are primarily based within the US, whereas India has an enormous and rising pool of proficient engineers. So, all the small print launched on June 22 concerning the partnership between the 2 international locations point out that by collaborating, they could construct a extra strong and numerous semiconductor provide chain.
Although it’s nonetheless too early to say how profitable the India-US tech partnership shall be in lowering China and Taiwan’s dominance within the chip sector, the current bulletins recommend that the 2 international locations are severe about working collectively to attain this aim.
The institution of Micron’s semiconductor chip testing and manufacturing plant in India represents a major step in the direction of lowering the dominance of Chinese language and Taiwanese firms within the world semiconductor market, Sanjay Gupta, chairperson of India Electronics and Semiconductor Affiliation (IESA), instructed News18.
“Whereas China and Taiwan have historically been key gamers within the semiconductor business, India’s collaboration with Micron signifies a shift in priorities for world firms. India’s rising presence within the semiconductor sector will assist diversify the worldwide provide chain,” Gupta mentioned.
He added: “With Micron’s funding, India strengthens its place as a aggressive manufacturing hub, providing another.”
In line with him, by attracting world semiconductor giants like Micron, India can leverage its experience and applied sciences to reinforce home capabilities. “This reduces reliance on Chinese language and Taiwanese firms for semiconductor imports, thereby diminishing their dominance. The collaboration additionally fosters technological innovation in addition to analysis and improvement exercise within the nation. It’s going to drive the expansion of native expertise, encourage entrepreneurship and domesticate a conducive ecosystem for indigenous semiconductor startups to thrive,” Gupta mentioned.
He additionally identified that the semiconductor business was extremely aggressive and dynamic, saying: “Chinese language and Taiwanese firms have a well-established infrastructure, intensive expertise and important funding in analysis and improvement. Their dominance can’t be simply disrupted, and so they proceed to play a vital function within the world semiconductor market.”
India-US tech collaboration was not solely a major announcement from the business perspective but additionally strategic, mentioned Sailesh Lachu Hiranandani, chairman of SRAM & MRAM Group that introduced a Rs 2-lakh crore funding in Odisha final yr to arrange a semiconductor unit.
“The joint announcement made by America and India signifies a milestone within the bilateral relationship and far-reaching implications for each international locations, a strategic transfer to counterbalance China’s rising dominance and affect within the Indo-Pacific area,” Hiranandani mentioned.
He additional mentioned the collaboration represented a possibility for India to strengthen its place on the worldwide stage and improve strategic partnership. He additionally indicated that the partnership will pave the way in which for technological developments, defence cooperation and financial development resulting in elevated funding, commerce and know-how switch from the US to India, which may help bolster India’s financial improvement and drive innovation.
“Importantly, it is going to additionally give entry to superior defence applied sciences, thereby enhancing our defence capabilities and nationwide safety,” Hiranandani mentioned.
The minister of state for electronics and IT, Rajeev Chandrasekhar whereas speaking concerning the funding bulletins together with Micron Expertise, Utilized Supplies and Lam Analysis, mentioned these had been “very important and tectonic in the way in which they speed up India’s semiconductor ecosystem development”.
“It additionally accelerates India’s development as an electronics trusted participant within the electronics and semiconductor provide chain… Now we have confidence that in coming years the expertise from our training ecosystem, the youth who shall be coming as VLSI engineers are going to make India a pacesetter in electronics and semiconductors along with persevering with the expansion and world presence in innovation, IT & ITeS segments of the digital economic system,” Chandrasekhar mentioned.