Vedanta-Foxconn Chip Plant To Come Up In Next 2 Years: Anil Agarwal

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Vedanta had unveiled its plan to invest in semiconductor manufacturing after the government announced a Rs 76,000-crore package to boost electronic chip and display ecosystem in the country

Vedanta Group, which is among the first conglomerates to enter the semiconductor manufacturing fray after the announcement of the Rs 76,000 crore semiconductor policy of the government, will set up a semiconductor manufacturing plant in the next two years, chairman Anil Agarwal said.

The Indian conglomerate had already entered into a pact with electronics manufacturing giant Foxconn to form a joint venture (JV) for manufacturing semiconductors in India. Agarwal termed the signing up of the pact with Foxconn as a “very big job”, and said that the semiconductor industry will promote other sectors like automobiles and electronics in the country.

Vedanta had unveiled its plan to invest in semiconductor manufacturing after the government announced a Rs 76,000-crore package to boost electronic chip and display ecosystem in the country.

This is also the second attempt of Vedanta to enter the semiconductor space after its earlier plan to set up a display unit with about Rs 60,000 crore investment could not take off.

According to the memorandum of understanding earlier signed between the two companies, Vedanta will hold the majority equity in the JV, while Foxconn will be the minority shareholder. Vedanta’s chairman will be the chairman of the joint venture.

Discussions are currently ongoing with a few state governments to finalise the location of the plant, the company had earlier said.

“This will be the first joint venture in the electronics manufacturing space after the announcement of the policy,” the company had said.

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