India Semiconductor Mission (ISM) organized ‘SemiconIndia 2022’ Conference from 29th April to 1st May 2022 with the theme “Catalyzing India’s Semiconductor Ecosystem” in Bengaluru.
The Conference was inaugurated by Hon’ble Prime Minister of India, Shri Narendra Modi via Video Conference on 29th April, 2022 at 11:00 AM.
We understand that the government must be like the ”And Gate”.
While the industry works hard, the government must work even harder:Shri. Narendra Modi while inauguration the conference
Prime Minister of India
The Isreal based International Semiconductors Consortium (ISMC) inks an MoU with Karnataka to invest ₹22,900 ($3 billion) crore in Karnataka. The company will set up India’s first and largest semiconductor chip-making plant to create a 65 nm Analog Semiconductor Fabrication plant.
MoU was signed between Signalchip Innovations, MeitY and C-DAC for design & manufacture as well as deployment & maintenance of 10 Lakh Integrated NavIC and GPS Receivers
MoUs were signed between Atal Community Innovation Center-Kalasalingam Innovation Foundation and C-DAC for collaborative R&D, Product development & Trainings in semiconductor technologies, Power electronics, Energy harvesting, EVs etc
MoU was signed between Semiconductor Research Corporation (SRC) USA by Dr. Todd Younkin and IIT Bombay by Prof Subhasis Chaudhuri to bring together SRC’s industry experts and India’s R&D talent for nextGen R&D programmes.
US based Applied Materials, leader in materials engineering solutions, will invest over ₹1,800 crore in India.
“India is home to 20% of world’s VLSI design engineers & 250 semiconductor design companies are working out of India, 24,000 design engineers have designed more than 2000 chips in a year” , Minister for Electronics and Information Technology Shri Ashwini Vaishanaw said.
India is a Talent Nation.
Our talented engineers and designers are trusted by the world to deliver solutions.Shri. Ashwini Vaishnaw
It is this foundation on which our Semiconductor programme is built.
Minister for Railways, Communications, Electronics & Information Technology.
India Semiconductor Mission
India Semiconductor Mission (ISM) as an Independent Business Division within Digital India Corporation with administrative and financial autonomy to drive India’s strategies for developing semiconductors and display manufacturing ecosystem, and to act as nodal agency for this purpose as outlined below
- India Semiconductor Mission is authorized to negotiate with the applicants under the semiconductor fab scheme and the display fab scheme to decide the appropriate technology mix, applications, node size(s) / generation, capacity, etc., and propose the structure and quantum of fiscal support for the selected applicant(s) under Semiconductor Fab Scheme and Display Fab Scheme.
- India Semiconductor Mission may recommend one or more applicants under the Semiconductor Fab Scheme depending on the receipt of applications under the Scheme.
- Under the Display Fab Scheme also, India Semiconductor Mission may recommend one or more applicants depending on the receipt of applications under the Scheme.
Vision: To build a vibrant semiconductor and display ecosystem to enable India’s emergence as a global hub for electronics manufacturing and design.
Objectives: ISM has been proposed with the objective to:
- Formulate a comprehensive long-term strategy for developing sustainable semiconductors and display manufacturing facilities and semiconductor design eco-system in the country in consultation with the Government ministries/departments/agencies, industry, and academia.
- Facilitate the adoption of secure microelectronics and developing a trusted semiconductor supply chain, including raw materials, specialty chemicals, gases, and manufacturing equipment.
- Enable a multi-fold growth of the Indian semiconductor design industry by providing requisite support in the form of Electronic Design Automation (EDA) tools, foundry services and other suitable mechanisms for early-stage startups.
- Promote and facilitate indigenous Intellectual Property (IP) generation.
- Encourage, enable and incentivize Transfer of Technologies (ToT).
- Establish suitable mechanisms to harness economies of scale in Indian semiconductor and display industry.
- Enable cutting-edge research in semiconductors and display industry including evolutionary and revolutionary technologies through grants, global collaborations and other mechanisms in academia/research institutions, industry, and through establishing Centres of Excellence (CoEs).
- Enable collaborations and partnership programs with national and international agencies, industries and institutions for catalyzing collaborative research, commercialization and skill development.
Management Structure:The management structure for ISM has been proposed as under: ISM will be headed by a Chief Executive Officer (CEO).
The business division will be run by a professional management including an Additional Chief Executive Officer, Chief Technology Officer (CTO), Chief Strategy Officer (CSO), Chief Financial Officer (CFO). Chief Business Development Officer (CBDO), etc. who shall be assisted by domain / functional experts from the industry.
The key management personnel i.e. Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Additional Chief Executive Officer, a Chief Technology Officer (CTO), Chief Strategy Officer (CSO), Chief Financial Officer (CFO). Chief Business Development Officer (CBDO), etc. shall be selected inter-alia from industry by a Search-cum-Selection Committee headed by Secretary, Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology. The salary and emoluments of key management personnel shall be commensurate with the industry standards.
ISM will have an advisory committee comprising of representatives of Principal Scientific Advisor to Government of India, National Security Advisor, NITI Aayog, Ministry of External Affairs, Department of Expenditure etc. and other eminent experts with experience in global semiconductor and display industry and research to be nominated by Chairman of the Board of Directors of Digital India Corporation.
Functions: The following functions have been proposed to be undertaken by ISM:
- Advise the Government of India on matters relating to the growth and development of the semiconductors and display ecosystem in India.
- Engage with global technology majors, government stakeholders, industry, academia, and experts for attracting semiconductor design and manufacturing investments in India.
- Act as the first reference point for any investor interested in setting up a semiconductor or display manufacturing facility in India.
- Implement schemes/activities related to semiconductor manufacturing including display fabrication, semiconductor packaging, etc.
- Perform techno-commercial evaluation of proposals and engage with the applicants under the semiconductor and display schemes and carry out negotiations with them to propose the appropriate technology mix, applications, node size(s) / generation, capacity, etc. and structure and quantum of fiscal support under the scheme.
- Facilitate the development of supply chain i.e. vital raw materials such as semiconductor wafers, specialty, and high purity gasses, chemicals, tools/equipment etc. for semiconductors and display manufacturing vii.
- Facilitate policies for Intellectual Property (IP) generation, licensing, and protection with incentives for developers of IP and uptake of advancements in the industry to create a vibrant IP market.
- Promote and facilitate research and innovation, evolutionary and disruptive technologies in the state-of-the-art semiconductor and display ecosystems by enabling research groups, funding, facilities, international and industry academic collaborations, etc.
- Fund commercial/research projects and Centres of Excellence for the development of the semiconductor and display ecosystem.
- Organize and support training/skilling programmes for the development of the semiconductor and display ecosystem.
- Support implementation of identified projects in semiconductors and display manufacturing and coordinate actions of various government ministries/departments/agencies in the Government of India and State Governments for speedy implementation.
- Onboard required expertise for achieving mandated objectives. CEO ISM will have the power to hire such personnel as required from time to time for the fulfillment of such objectives.
- Discharge such other functions or exercise such powers as may be considered necessary for the achievement of the objectives or as may be decided by the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MeitY).
Source: Digital India Corporation Website
Following four schemes have been introduced under the aforesaid programme:
Scheme for setting up of Semiconductor Fabs in India provides fiscal support to eligible applicants for setting up of Semiconductor Fabs which is aimed at attracting large investments for setting up semiconductor wafer fabrication facilities in the country. Following fiscal support has been approved under the scheme:
28nm or Lower – Up to 50% of the Project Cost
Above 28 nm to 45nm – Up to 40% of the Project Cost
Above 45 nm to 65nm – Up to 30% of the Project Cost
Scheme for setting up of Display Fabs in India provides fiscal support to eligible applicants for setting up of Display Fabs which is aimed at attracting large investments for setting up TFT LCD / AMOLED based display fabrication facilities in the country. The Scheme provides fiscal support of up to 50% of Project Cost subject to a ceiling of INR 12,000 crore per Fab.
Scheme for setting up of Compound Semiconductors / Silicon Photonics / Sensors Fab and Semiconductor Assembly, Testing, Marking and Packaging (ATMP) / OSAT facilities in India: The Scheme provides a fiscal support of 30% of the Capital Expenditure to the eligible applicants for setting up of Compound Semiconductors / Silicon Photonics (SiPh) / Sensors (including MEMS) Fab and Semiconductor ATMP / OSAT facilities in India.
Design Linked Incentive (DLI) Scheme offers financial incentives, design infrastructure support across various stages of development and deployment of semiconductor design for Integrated Circuits (ICs), Chipsets, System on Chips (SoCs), Systems & IP Cores and semiconductor linked design. The scheme provides “Product Design Linked Incentive” of up to 50% of the eligible expenditure subject to a ceiling of ₹15 Crore per application and “Deployment Linked Incentive” of 6% to 4% of net sales turnover over 5 years subject to a ceiling of ₹30 Crore per application.