Semicon India 2023

'Semicon India-2023' was organized by India Semiconductor Mission (ISM) in partnership with industry and industry associations.

‘Semicon India’ exhibition-cum-conference was held at Gandhinagar, Gujarat from July 28 to 30, 2023. ‘Semicon India-2023’ was organized by India Semiconductor Mission (ISM) in partnership with industry and industry associations.

It aims to make India a global hub for semiconductor design, manufacturing and technology development which will help advance the vision of India Semiconductor Mission (ISM).

Theme: Catalysing India’s Semiconductor Ecosystem

Highlights of the conference

  • The Ministry of Electronics and IT (Meity) signed an MoU between the Center for Nano Science and Engineering (CeNSE) of the Indian Institute of Science (IISc), Bengaluru and Lam Research India.
  • Lam Research India is a well-known supplier of innovative wafer manufacturing equipment.
  • The main objective of this collaboration is to jointly develop a customized curriculum for Indian universities dedicated to teaching semiconductor fabrication technology. It will utilize Lam Research’s state-of-the-art SEMulator3D virtual fabrication software.
  • This collaboration will build on the successful execution of ISM’s two editions of SEMICON India and continue SEMI’s tradition of bringing together stakeholders in the end-to-end semiconductor ecosystem.
  • Center for Development of Advanced Computing (C-DAC) announced a partnership with Arm, the world’s leading semiconductor IP company, to empower semiconductor startups in India through the Arm Flexible Access for Startups Programme. Two startups/MSMEs involved in semiconductor design announced as partners in Semicon India FutureDesign DLI scheme. One of these is Aheesa Digital Innovation Private Limited (aheesa), based in Chennai. AHISA focuses on telecom, networking and cyber security domains. The second is Caligo Technologies, a Bengaluru-based startup that serves global companies in the HPC, Big Data and AI/ML segments.
  • Micron, the world leader in semiconductor memory sector, has announced its first investment in India of $2.75 billion to set up a semiconductor assembly and test facility at Sanand in Ahmedabad district. 
  • Under Semicon India, more than 30 semiconductor design start-ups have been established in India. Five start-ups have already received government financial support and another 25 start-ups are being evaluated for proposals for NextGen products and devices.
  • At Semicon India-2023, major tech company AMD has announced that it will invest $400 million over the next five years to set up its largest R&D center in Bengaluru and hire 3,000 engineers at its Bengaluru facility.

About Semiconductor

  • Semiconductor is a material whose electrical conductivity is less than that of a conductor (such as copper or aluminum) and greater than that of an insulator (such as rubber or glass). It is an important component of modern electronics which is extensively used in various electronic devices.
  • Semiconductors have a wide range of current and voltage handling capabilities and are able to integrate themselves into complex but easily manufacturable microelectronic circuits.

Semiconductor material

  • Silicon (Si)
  • Germanium (Ge)
  • Tin (Sn) Selenium (Se) Tellurium (Te)


  • The conductivity of a semiconductor can be controlled or modified by adding impurities through a process called doping. This property enables semiconductors to be used in a variety of electronic components and devices.

Applications of Semiconductor

  • Integrated Circuit (IC)ER
  • transistor
  • diode
  • solar cell
  • Light Emitting Diode (LED)
  • sensor
  • microprocessor and cpu
  • memory device
  • power electronics
  • Communication Equipment

India Semiconductor Mission (ISM)

  • India Semiconductor Mission (ISM) has been established as an independent business division within Digital India Corporation to formulate and drive India’s long-term strategies to develop semiconductors and showcase manufacturing facilities and semiconductor design ecosystem. There is administrative and financial autonomy.
  • ISM Semicon India will serve as the nodal agency for efficient, consistent and smooth implementation of the programme.

Semicon India Event

  • The Union Cabinet had approved the comprehensive Semicon India program with a financial outlay of Rs 76,000 crore for the development of a sustainable semiconductor and display ecosystem in the year 2021.
  • The objective of the program is to provide financial assistance to companies investing in the semiconductor, display manufacturing and design ecosystem. This will pave the way for India’s growing presence in global electronics value chains.

4 schemes have been launched under SEMICON India programme:

  1. Scheme for setting up semiconductor fabs in India.
  2. Scheme for setting up display fabs in India 
  3. Scheme to set up compound semiconductor/silicon photonics/sensor fabs and semiconductor assembly, testing, marking and packaging (ATMP) facilities in India. 
  4. Design Linked Incentive (DLI) Scheme.
  • The DLI scheme aims to provide financial incentives at various stages of development and deployment of semiconductor designs for integrated circuits (ICs), chipsets, systems on chips (SoCs), systems and IP cores and semiconductor linked designs over a period of five years. The design is to provide supporting infrastructure.
  • The DLI scheme is implemented by C-DAC. ChipIN Center has been set up at C-DAC as a C-DAC Center to provide chip design and manufacturing services to the companies supported under the DLI scheme.
  • Under the DLI scheme, 7 start-ups will work on manufacturing chips and IP cores for automotive mobility and computing sectors.

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