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Walden’s $100M Fund to Inject Fuel Into Indian Chip Startups

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rick merritt
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Chips up for India
rick merritt   10/18/2013 7:00:53 PM
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Cool that China centric Walden is coming to India. Does it mean China is fully vested? Who are the beneficiaries in India?

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prabhakar_deosthali   10/19/2013 2:26:27 AM
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This sure is the sign that India is now entering the big league - chip design as well as manufacturing. And like in population terms , this is a field also where  India is set to be ahead of China in the next decade or so.

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Looks too late too little
_hm   10/19/2013 5:35:43 AM
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This looks too late and too little. Innovation is the key to success. India has capability to innovate advance technology and earn much more money.

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Re: Looks too late too little
elctrnx_lyf   10/19/2013 8:26:23 AM
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These investments are pure commercial interests rather than a real help to the infrastructure development of India. India needs more government action than depending on the private venture capitalists for funding purpose.

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Re: Looks too late too little
stippu   10/19/2013 10:25:52 AM
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Yes. it is  a bit too late but at least if there are 10 startups trying to get funding and even if three are able to have access to funds, it is a big step forward rather than all the 10 land up with futile results as far as funding goes. Though the govt can do only so much and we all know that there is rampant corruption, at least if private funding helps a few to break through, I believe it is a good thing going. There used to be a couple of other VCs too who were actively looking at semicon funding but they couldnt find any good business plans or innovation, they had said. This was about three to four years ago but I think things are changing now, albeit gradually. There are many Indian-origin techies looking at coming back to India ( though they are not completely giving up their US operations) and this is in semicon space.. hopefully, there should be some success. 

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Re: Looks too late too little
rick merritt   10/19/2013 11:22:41 PM
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I'd love tp hear some stories of India's chip startups

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Chips startups in India
stippu   10/20/2013 9:22:18 AM
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Sure Rick - will start digging out info on good startups/in innovative tech and post them soon,

There are some good ones in PCB domain - or just a couple of them. Will get some more info and post them for our readers

 

 

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rick merritt   10/20/2013 8:49:42 PM
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I was pleasantly surprised by the one Peter Clarke wrote about a few weeks back doing an SoC for wearables and headed by the former Moto CEO Sanjay Jha. That's one to watch.

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Vishal.Sisodia   10/21/2013 3:34:48 PM
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Rick,

 

Could you post the link of Peter Clarke, I couldn't find it on Internet or EE times site.

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junko.yoshida   10/21/2013 11:46:02 PM
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@vishai.sisodia, here's the link to Peter Clarke's story Rick referred to:

http://www.eetimes.com/document.asp?doc_id=1319375

Sanjay Jha's new wearable SoC startup.

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Vishal.Sisodia   10/22/2013 1:43:14 AM
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Thank you Junko !!

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uttampal19   11/25/2013 12:35:55 AM
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Nice to hear about the funding on the startups. Also it would be great to have a semiconductor fab in India, which would take around 5 years to solidify.

In the same lines, it's worthwhile to mention about a startup in India, establishing india's first nano semiconductor fab in Gandhinagar named De Core Nano Semiconductors Ltd. It houses crystal growth, processing, fabrication & material characterizing of Gallium Nitride wafers and manufacturing LED's and high power devices.

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resistion   10/19/2013 10:45:15 AM
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Ironically, the startups will have to use the Chinese foundries to survive rather than wait for the Indian fabs to come up.

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Sheetal.Pandey   10/19/2013 3:32:00 PM
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Good news for the startups. Quite agree there are many good innovative companies in bangalore and hyderabad that needs capital.

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28 nm still the bar
resistion   10/20/2013 12:32:15 AM
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Semiconductor industry
kellydilan   2/3/2014 3:40:02 AM
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