India roundup: Tower Semiconductor and Tata propose setting up fabs in India

Jingyue Hsiao, DIGITIMES Asia, Taipei 0

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India's chip ecosystem is rapidly evolving, and local firms' ties with Taiwan-based companies on semiconductors are expected to deepen.

Tower Semiconductor and Tata proposed to set up fabs in India

Rajeev Chandrasekhar, minister of state for electronics and IT of India, said the government received proposals from Tata Group and Tower Semiconductor with a total investment of nearly US$22 billion to set up fabs in the country.

Tata reportedly exploring partnership with UMC or PSMC for chipmaking venture

The Economic Times quoted sources saying that Tata was considering partnering with Taiwan-based PSMC or UMC for a chipmaking facility in Gujarat. Tata aims to make chips on the 65nm node before moving to 48nm and 28nm technologies.

Kaynes SemiCon partners with one more Taiwanese company to boost India's semiconductor ecosystem

Kaynes SemiCon, a subsidiary of the Indian EMS Kaynes Technology, has entered into a strategic partnership with Recynergy Technology, a Taiwan-based company specializing in semiconductor backend test engineering. The collaboration came after Taiwan-based Aptos Technology's partnership with Kaynes SemiCon was announced in early 2024.

Applied Materials announces first investment in Indian EMS provider to help create a local electronics ecosystem

The venture capital arm of Applied Materials, Applied Ventures, announced an investment in VVDN Technologies for the latter to expand the R&D of the next-generation semiconductor technologies, as well as electronics products and solutions.

India sees rising demand for RISC-V: Tessolve

Madhav Rao, senior vice president of engineering at Tessolve, told DIGITIMES Asia that they are seeing interest from a variety of customers in India, including government and defense organizations, for chips based on RISC-V.

Innolux expects mass production of LCD panels in India two years after approval

James Yang, Innolux president and COO, told PTI that if the Vedanta-Innolux collaboration on TFT-LCD panels gets approval from the Indian government under the INR760 billion semiconductor and display manufacturing incentives, the company expects completion of phase one construction and begin mass production in 18-24 months, with the phase two taking another 6-9 months.