In a bid to increase the talent pool on the back of growing investments, DY Patil International University, Pune for the first time in the country has started a BTech course on semiconductor.

Prof Prabhat Ranjan, founder Vice chancellor of DYPIU said while VSLI (very-large-scale integration) design programs have been running for quite some time, BTech in semiconductor will focus more on the needs of existing and upcoming semiconductor industries in India and abroad.

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Tata Electronics has announced plans to set up a semiconductor fab in partnership with Powerchip Semiconductor Manufacturing Corp, Taiwan. This unit will be constructed in Gujarat with investment of ₹91,000 crore.

RRP Electronics is setting up the first semiconductor plant at New Mumbai in Maharashtra with investment of ₹5,000 crore over the next five years. It will pump in another ₹5,000 crore in the second phase.

Zoho’s co-founder and CEO Sridhar Vembu also plans to set up a semiconductor design project in Tamil Nadu.

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