New semiconductor wafer fabrication manufacturing facility coming up in Prantij

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A new FAB unit is going to shape up in India’s Prantij. Targeted to attract huge investments, the unit will set new standards in the field of Semiconductor technology.

Friday, January 24, 2014: With an aim to provide a big boost to the electronics system design and manufacturing eco-system in the country, the Government of India has picked Prantij in Sabarkantha district as the location for setting up of a new semiconductor wafer fabrication (FAB) manufacturing facility in the state of Gujarat. The facility is expected to attract more than Rs 220,000 million investments in the region, out Of which, Rs 60,000 million will be invested by the central government itself.

“The Union government has selected 1,000 acre of land for setting up the manufacturing facility in Prantij, 15 km from Ahmedabad and project will begin soon,” Maheshwar Sahu, additional chief secretary of industries department of the state said. The project is one of the two semiconductor wafer fabrication (FAB) manufacturing facilities approved by the government of India in September last year.

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Hindustan Semiconductor Manufacturing Corporation (HSMC) along with ST Microelectronics (France/Italy) and Silterra (Malaysia) will set up their units here. The outlay of the proposed FAB is about Rs 25,250 crore for the FAB facility of 40,000 wafer starts per month of 300 mm size. The facility will deploy advanced CMOS technology. HSMC has been roped in as electric and IT partner while Siemens and Fairwood Consultant will be the design and architect partner for the project. The other unit will be set up by Jaiprakash Associates along with IBM (USA) and Tower Jazz (Israel) in Greater Noida.

 

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