The ISM will serve as the nodal agency for efficient, coherent and smooth implementation of the schemes
As part of its effort to begin manufacturing semiconductors, the Semi-Conductor Laboratory (SCL) in Mohali is being modernised by the Centre.
The Parliamentary Standing Committee on Communications and Information Technology gave a report in the House on the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology which detailed a plan on modernising the SCL unit in Mohali, saying that the government had informed the committee of the upgrade plan. The India Semiconductor Mission (ISM) will be responsible for handling the upgrade.
Envisioned to be led by global experts in the semiconductor and display industry, the ISM will serve as the nodal agency for efficient, coherent and smooth implementation of the schemes.
The report of the committee says the strength of India lies in semiconductors design. India is designing for the companies that comes from outside but are not making its own IP design and competing with the other companies.
Last month, the Union Cabinet approved a programme of Rs76,000 crore for the development of sustainable semiconductor and display manufacturing in the country to begin the process of making chips used in display panels of smart phones, laptops, TV screens, weapon systems and automobiles. The government is aiming at setting up a semi-conductors and sensors lab and semiconductor assembly units.