BANGALORE, India India will have its first semiconductor assembly-test-mark-pack (ATMP) plant later this year, as the initial part of SemIndia’s plans to have a complete semiconductor manufacturing facility in India.
This facility will help AMD augment its regional assembly and test needs.
"The AMTP facility is the first logical step in our vision to make India a semicondcutor manufacturing destination," said Vinod K. Aggarwal, chairman, president and CEO of SemIndia.
Three locations for the fabrication facility are being discussed and the decision to locate it will be announced this month. The AMTP will also be located in the chosen location.
AMD’s growing number of partners and customers will have access to leading technology solutions with a ‘made in India’ content with the fabrication and AMTP facility, said Ajay Marathe, president, AMD India.
"Setting up an ATMP facility in India is a logical first step towards semiconductor manufacturing in the country, and we welcome this initiative by SemIndia", said Rajendra Khare, Chairman of India Semiconductor Association (ISA). "Wafer manufacturing is the core of hardware industry and must be the highest priority."
According to ISA estimates, the Indian domestic market for semiconductors was $1.2 billion in 2005.