Indian Semiconductor Industry

Research and Markets announced the addition of “The Indian Semiconductor Industry” to their offering. This report is an analysis of the Indian Semiconductor Industry and its potential for growth. It contains comprehensive information on market structure, size and dynamics. A must read for equities analysts and fund managers interested in investing in the Indian semiconductor market.

The Indian semiconductor industry began in 1962 with Bharat Electronics, a Government of India owned unit, starting production of discrete germanium semiconductors. Continental Devices India Ltd. was another company which started discrete semiconductors production at the same time. In 1983, Semiconductor complex ltd. was set up under the Government of India in Chandigarh, to manufacture ICs for the telecom and industrial sector. They started commercial production with 5 micron CMOS technology in technical collaboration with American Microsystems Inc in 1984. The turning point in the Indian semiconductor industry came with Texas Instruments (TI) opening an office in India in 1985 to carry out design work for its operations abroad. It was the first multinational to set up design operations in India.

The major inflow of companies occurred only later in the 90′s, when companies such as Analog Devices, National Instruments, ST Microelectronics and IBM came to India. The Mid 90′s saw fully designed semiconductor products coming out of Indian development centers. 2000 onwards, other players in the semiconductor eco system, particularly Electronic Design Automation (EDA) companies along with some Indian chip designing companies, such as such as Arcus Technology Pvt Ltd, Centillium Communications, CG Core EL, etc. started opening their development centers in India.

With local companies providing backend design services to large global companies, India emerged as a BPO center for chip designing at the beginning of the 21st century. Many multinationals that were carrying out small operations in India turned towards developing and designing cutting edge technology devices in Indian development centers. Intel, which conducted the development processes of its Itanium and Xeon processers in Bengaluru, is one such example. Today, all the global top 10 fabless design companies have India operations and 19 of the top 25 semiconductors companies have operations in India. Bengaluru, Delhi, Noida, Hyderabad, Chennai, Pune, Ahmadabad and Goa are the main hubs for the Indian semiconductor design industry.

India is a global leader in IC design and Embedded Software Development, providing all semiconductor related services except fabrication. Companies in India mostly cater to international demand but there is a trend towards building to address domestic requirements. Until recently, India was restricted to only design services in the IC market, with the exception of the government owned Semiconductor Complex ltd., but is now preparing to start full fledged foundry services under multinational brand names.

Areas covered:

  • Market Size
  • Market Structure
  • Key market segments
  • Upcoming Segments
  • Recent Developments
  • Issues and Challenges
  • Growth Drivers
  • Trends
  • Political
  • Economic
  • Social
  • Technological
  • Outsourcing Destinations-Competitive Scenario
  • Outlook
  • New Plans
  • India’s Escalating Costs
  • Growing Middle Class in India
  • List of tables and charts
  • Companies mentioned

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