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To have or not to have a fab in India

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anon7584804   2/18/2012 8:25:58 AM
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@Prabhakar, that well said, India has huge potential in terms of its own demand. Having a fab helps in India complete the other side of the coin (one side is design & other is mfg)

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prabhakar_deosthali   2/18/2012 11:17:46 AM
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That is true! India has a huge pent up demand in almost everything. Same was the case with telecom when people had to wait for 10 years to get a telephone connection- Came Sam ( Not Uncle Sam!) and just in a matter of couple of years all the scenario changed. There is money with the government. Infrastructure can be created and the huge project such as setting up of a fab can well be executed on schedule = we just need another SAM!!

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TarraTarra!   2/20/2012 3:18:53 AM
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That is a wrong analogy - Vegas is a succesful business for the casino operators (Fab). Who cares about local jackrabbits if you can get more business you can handle from outside :)

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TarraTarra!   2/20/2012 3:24:41 AM
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Why would India even want a Fab? It is a huge capital investment and if you manage to get enough volume of customers to justify the investment, it is time to re-invest in the next technology node. It is also getting harder and harder at lower geometries to scale in volume - take a look at the 32nm problems at GlobalFoundries. The Indians have perfected the S/W outsourcing model and are making money hand over fist. It is a low investment, quick ROI business, why mess with success?

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_hm   2/20/2012 4:24:59 AM
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India also has special need to have fab for its defence and space program. This may be prime reason for government involvement. Apart from this, it may be very difficult for fab to be successful in India.

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resistion   2/20/2012 10:32:39 PM
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When is the earliest a fab could be built in India? 2015? It could wait out for the NGL winner, then jump in at an earlier node like 90 nm.

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BenN   2/21/2012 12:22:05 AM
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Doesn't India already have a fab? http://www.cdil.com/

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unknown multiplier   2/21/2012 12:47:48 AM
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Ah, there you go. People are probably thinking advanced 300 mm stuff.

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kurukku   2/21/2012 1:38:35 AM
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Regardless of facts, my dream is to see India as a manufacturing country. And, I see nobody controls the financial as well as technology market, in practical. It happens just like how USA got into recession, how Japan moved almost all of manufacturing to China, Thai, Philippines, and how India become giant in "software services". If US companies do not sell technology to India or China, they cannot see the profit. If India is like US, then it cannot provide services at cheaper rates. Its a big equation of human minds. So, I hope that also will happen soon.

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escher   2/21/2012 7:46:24 AM
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Building and operating a fab requires a certain ecosystem: reliable power, clean water, a trained and educated workforce, ease of material movement in/out of the country. India is sorely lacking all of these. Even a relatively low tech industry like Solar cell manufacturing is unable to take root. As "chipmonk" said, the country should start lower in the value chain and slowly build up the infrastructure and capability needed to move up. Otherwise this will end up just like previous manufacturing initiatives: started on the whim of a half-educated politician and leading nowhere.

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