At SemiconIndia, Rajeev Chandrasekhar interacts with startups encourages and inspires them to be the next Unicorn

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Mr. Rajeev Chandrasekhar, Minister of State for Electronics and Information Technology, as well as Skill Development and Entrepreneurship, visited the SemiconIndia conference expo and spoke with startups in the electronics manufacturing and semiconductor sectors. Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi launched the SemiconIndia Conference, a three-day event, on April 29, 2022.

Mr. Rajeev Chandrasekhar spent a significant amount of time with the tech entrepreneurs to learn about their present offers, product roadmaps, applications, and utility of their technology, as well as the impact their cutting-edge innovation is having on the ground. He also encouraged them to give their ideas on policy support, fiscal stimulus, and other requests from the government during his engagements.

The Minister stated unequivocally that Indian startups have the potential to greatly increase India’s digital economy over the next decade. “Semicon startups are truly catalyzing India’s electronics & semiconductor ecosystem. May this tribe increase. I am confident that next Unicorn will be from here.”

The Startups were overjoyed to meet the Chairman of the SemiconIndia 2022 Steering Committee and the Union Minister of State, who is a former chip designer in Silicon Valley and a successful digital entrepreneur. The Minister’s invitation to join the rapidly growing Unicorn Club encouraged and energized the Startups.

Mr. Rajeev Chandrasekhar had already met Mr. Raja Koduri, Chief Architect and Senior Vice President of Intel’s architecture, graphics, and software (IAGS) business, who gave a session titled “From Angstroms to Zetta-scale: Silicon, Systems, and Software in India” earlier in the day. Mr. Koduri was commended by the Minister for his great presentation on India’s genuine potential in AI, System Design, and Middleware for Indian Startups. He was also upbeat about Intel’s plans to collaborate with Indian startups in this area.

Several MSMEs and startups working on cutting-edge technology and semiconductor applications in various industries are represented at the exhibition. In this section, there are a few prominent Indian players:

Signalchip – an Indian fabless semiconductor company that has built chipsets from the Baseband processing SoCs to Mixed Signal Devices to RF front ends and has created “Agumbe”, India’s first chipset for 5G NR, 4G LTE and 3G WCDMA standards.

Saankhya Labs – showcasing the latest semiconductor products and also 5G, Broadcast, and Satcom communication products.

Tessolve – a leading engineering solution provider with 2500+ engineers worldwide and a full breadth of pre- & post-silicon expertise. Tessolve provides a one-stop-solution with full-fledged hardware and software capabilities including advanced silicon & systems testing labs.

MosChip – the first fabless semiconductor company, has developed many connectivity-based products that are fabricated at leading foundries and shipped in millions of units. MosChip has niche expertise in the areas of analog, mixed-signal design, high-speed serial interfaces, and IP portfolio which includes silicon-proven SerDes up to 16Gbps as licensable IPs.

Infineon – designs, develops, manufactures, and markets a broad range of semiconductors and system solutions. The focus of its activities is on automotive and industrial electronics, communication, and information technologies, IoT, sensor technology and security.

In his interaction, the MoS reiterated total commitment to extend all support and work with the startups to build the Valley-like ecosystem domestically. He further reiterated the important and key role the startups will play to be the growth engine of the technology ecosystem in India.

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