India’s Semiconductor Chip Manufacturing Industry Becoming Atmanirbhar

By 2026, the Indian semiconductor market is expected to be valued $300 billion, up from the $119 billion forecasted for 2021 by the Indian Electronics and Semiconductor Association (IESA) and Contrast Investigate.

On September 14, a joint venture between Vedanta and Foxconn signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Gujarat administration, committing to invest Rs 1,54,000 crore to create the facility in the state. This is the largest corporate investment in India’s post-independence history.

The report predicts that India will overtake China as the world’s second-largest market for semiconductor mechanisms because to the widespread adoption of smartphones, wearables, cloud data centres, Industry 4.0 applications, IoT, smart agility, and public utilities infrastructure.

Semiconductors, materials with special electrical characteristics, are used in the construction of computers and other electronic equipment. Typically, it is a solid chemical component or compound that transmits electricity under some circumstances but not others. Because of this, it is the perfect medium for controlling electricity and common electrical devices.

In August, China’s chip manufacturing fell by the most it ever has in a single month due to Covid limitations and falling demand, while production in India’s local semiconductor industry rose. Data from China shows that a record 3,470 semiconductor manufacturing enterprises shut down in the first eight months of this year.

To help automakers weather the storm, the Union Cabinet approved a semiconductor PLI plan of Rs 76,000 crore on December 16. Under the design-linked incentive system, the government will pay for half of the design costs. In addition, management will provide a 6% incentive on top of existing sales, which will reduce to 4% after five years.

Most semiconductors are used in automobiles. This generation’s penchant for autonomous cars is expected to boost demand for semiconductors throughout the world. The number of chips in an automated car is usually well over two thousand. It used to take a long time to create a single semiconductor, therefore reputable businesses often went without them.