India to Produce Semiconductor Manufacturing Equipment

An Indian government minister said that the country will begin to produce equipment for the production of microprocessors.

Union Telecom and Information Technology Minister Ashwini Vaishnaw said: “The entire semiconductor ecosystem of fabs, Assembly, Testing Marking, and Packing (AMTP) units, chemicals, gases, substrate, consumables & equipment for semiconductor manufacturing will be made in India.”

Vaishnaw made the comments during a dedication ceremony for the center for the design and qualification of semiconductor equipment. However, the minister did not say when India would build the factories to become self-sufficient; he also did not give a timeline on when the infrastructure would be built for the equipment.