“We are taking steps to promote Electronic System Design and Manufacturing in the country for economic development, employment generation and increase of exports in this sector”, official sources at Ministry told here.
They said Ministry is taking steps to increase availability of high-technology manpower in electronic design and manufacturing sector to create enabling environment for local and foreign investment and to achieve target of 500 high-end human resource creation to 500 Masters and 100 PhDs annually by 2017.
To meet these targets, the sources said extensive
“Semi-conductor wafer fabrication facilities will be established for manufacturing of chips and components”.
Besides, establishment of Conformity Assessment Centres will facilitate production of quality electronic products.
They said electronics manufacturing industry is the largest and fastest growing industry in the world and at present it is estimated at
Industrial base in this sector is negligible in the country while
By establishing electronics manufacturing industry, a large number of unemployed youth can be deployed in this industry, they added.
For self-reliance of the country, the sources said, promotion of Electronic System Design and Manufacturing industry is essentially required.
Talking about key areas of electronics system design and manufacturing, they said it includes consumer electronics, IT & Telecom, Automotive electronics, electronic components, chip design, medical electronics, power electronics, LEDs manufacturing and LED lights.
Electronics components and semi-conductor Chips are essential part of any electronic products.
For indigenous design and self-reliance in electronics, semiconductor chip design and water fabrication facilities are essentially required.
Setting up of chip design centres require less investment as compared to wafer fabrication facility, they added.
A lot of foreign exchange can be earned through Integrated circuit design services to international companies, the sources said, adding
“Setting up of chip design centres across the country will provide enabling environment for the semi conductor wafer fabrication industry and will also attract foreign investment in this sector”.
In order to increase the export of electronic products in the quality-conscious international market, they said, it is essential to produce high quality products which are compliant with global standards including
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