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4/21/2011 04:22 PM EDT
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Kinnar
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Kinnar   4/22/2011 6:20:13 PM
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This is a hardcore fact that India is still nowhere in the semiconductor chip and product manufacturing, It needs simultaneous development of both streams VLSI Development and Embedded Systems Development with Manufacturing Facilities it that happens then India can be compared with Japan, Taiwan and China, as these Asian countries are way ahead in comparison with present conditions of India in semiconductor industries.

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Kinnar   4/22/2011 6:20:13 PM
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This is a hardcore fact that India is still nowhere in the semiconductor chip and product manufacturing, It needs simultaneous development of both streams VLSI Development and Embedded Systems Development with Manufacturing Facilities it that happens then India can be compared with Japan, Taiwan and China, as these Asian countries are way ahead in comparison with present conditions of India in semiconductor industries.

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jigish.shukla1   4/23/2011 12:36:32 AM
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As an embedded engineer with a huge interest in ASICs, I for one would love to see India in the ASIC sector. I think manufacturing in India is a little on the difficult in though. I was born in India, bought up in the US, and I have all my family in India. When I go and visit, the sheer challenges I see in order to make manufacturing work, are far too great a risk. Infrastructure, corruption, and overall wellness of people probably will come in the way for at least the next 20 years before manufacturing can become mainstream there. Till then, there is always the software and the back end office bzness. -Jigish Shukla www.knownfo.com

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jigish.shukla1   4/23/2011 12:36:32 AM
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As an embedded engineer with a huge interest in ASICs, I for one would love to see India in the ASIC sector. I think manufacturing in India is a little on the difficult in though. I was born in India, bought up in the US, and I have all my family in India. When I go and visit, the sheer challenges I see in order to make manufacturing work, are far too great a risk. Infrastructure, corruption, and overall wellness of people probably will come in the way for at least the next 20 years before manufacturing can become mainstream there. Till then, there is always the software and the back end office bzness. -Jigish Shukla www.knownfo.com

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Sanjib.A   4/23/2011 8:10:37 AM
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I agree with the comments posted by Kinnar and Jigish. This is a shame that Indian Govt. is doing nothing about it. There was news about a couple of years (or more) back that there would be FAB city built in Hyderabad, India. Real estate developers bought lands around the proposed sites like crazy. Engineers started hoping for the best. Ultimately the only gainers were the corrupted politicians. Everything died down eventually. Even the news like this doesn't excite me anymore.

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Sanjib.A   4/23/2011 8:10:37 AM
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I agree with the comments posted by Kinnar and Jigish. This is a shame that Indian Govt. is doing nothing about it. There was news about a couple of years (or more) back that there would be FAB city built in Hyderabad, India. Real estate developers bought lands around the proposed sites like crazy. Engineers started hoping for the best. Ultimately the only gainers were the corrupted politicians. Everything died down eventually. Even the news like this doesn't excite me anymore.

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agk   4/23/2011 3:47:33 PM
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Commercial success of any needed manfacturing process are based on two important factors such as quality and cost. This comes by having good experienced talented hands. There is a big shortage of such talents. Even though Indian Government is willing to invest in foundaries identifying a winner team is much difficult and many decisions regarding this are kept pending.

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agk   4/23/2011 3:47:33 PM
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Commercial success of any needed manfacturing process are based on two important factors such as quality and cost. This comes by having good experienced talented hands. There is a big shortage of such talents. Even though Indian Government is willing to invest in foundaries identifying a winner team is much difficult and many decisions regarding this are kept pending.

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wilber_xbox   4/24/2011 11:54:36 AM
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I am cautiously hopeful about this. Such initiative have bear no fruits in the past. But one thing is sure that without any world class fab and infrastructure, India cannot lead in high end electronics and applied Science related research.

wilber_xbox
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wilber_xbox   4/24/2011 11:54:36 AM
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I am cautiously hopeful about this. Such initiative have bear no fruits in the past. But one thing is sure that without any world class fab and infrastructure, India cannot lead in high end electronics and applied Science related research.

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