PM Modi To Inaugurate India’s First Semicon Conference In Bengaluru On 29 April

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will inaugurate the first ever Semicon India 2022 Conference in Bengaluru on 29 April, Union Minister of State for Electronics and Information Technology Rajeev Chandrasekhar announced on Monday (18 April).

Semicon India-2022, a three-day conference, is being organized to take forward the vision of PM Modi to make India a leader in the electronics manufacturing , semiconductor design, manufacturing and innovation, according to a press release from the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology.

Speaking about the India Semicon Mission at an event, Rajeev Chandrasekhar said that PM’s vision is to make India a significant player in Global Semiconductor value chain.

“First time in last 75 years- rapid decisive strides have been made in this space”, he added.

“Semicon India 2022 conference will attract best minds from across the world from semiconductor industry, research and academia and will act as a big step in fulfilling PM’s vision on making India a global hub for electronics manufacturing and Semiconductor industry,” the release said.

Semicon India 2022 Conference will be organised by Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology from 29 April- 1 May at ITC Gardenia, Bengaluru around theme of – Design and Manufacture in India, for the World: Making India a “Semiconductor Nation”.

Few names that are expected to participate in this conference are Micron CEO Sanjay Mehrotra, Cadence CEO Anirudh Devgan, Indo-Us venture partners founder Vinod Dham, SEMI President Ajit Manocha, and Emeritus Stanford Professor Arogyaswami Paulraj.

Chandrasekhar also informed that the ministry is looking forward to number of MoUs to be signed during the three day conference forging partnerships and alliances in the semiconductor space.

The release said that the conference will serve as the first roadshow in the series of roadshow that Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology will be organising.

Global experts from industry and academia involved in semiconductor design and manufacturing and key representatives from Government are proposed to participate in the event.

In order to give greater visibility, strength and success to the India Semiconductor Mission (ISM), Rajeev Chandrasekhar unveiled its logo during the event in presence of steering committee members that had joined virtually.

The logo has been created by Prashant Mishra from Varanasi who participated in a crowd sourcing competition organized by MyGov.

The logo signifies a handshake – signifying collaborative approach & forms the shape of an ‘S’ which stands for semiconductor. It is placed on a wafer sheet.