Dell looks to increase investment in Bengaluru
By siliconindia | Saturday, 30 September 2023, 05:07:26 PM IST
Texas-based computer corporation Dell, it plans to increase its investments in Bengaluru, Karnataka's research and development facility. In the city in the south, widely known as India's Silicon Valley, the corporation now maintains an R&D facility. Dell requested assistance to get around import limitations on SEZ activities during a meeting with MB Patil, the Minister of Large and Medium Industries and Infrastructure for Karnataka. According to the business, it also discussed the state's ESDM ecosystem needs.
Globally, the company says it runs around 25 manufacturing facilities, with 14 of these facilities dedicated to R&D. A delegation of Karnataka’s ministry, which is the USA to attract further investments in the state, also met Global Foundries, a semiconductor manufacturing company. It has expressed interest in increasing the workforce in Bengaluru, the statement said. Prime Minister Narendra Modi has championed the push into semiconductors, including with a $10 billion fund unveiled nearly two years ago to draw chipmakers. More broadly, he has outlined ambitions to create a robust tech manufacturing sector dubbed “Make in India” that has already drawn investments from Apple Inc. suppliers.
Manufacturing semiconductors is extremely challenging and expensive, and it has taken leading players like Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. and Samsung Electronics Co. decades to refine their expertise. Raja said India could begin its foray into chipmaking with processes such as packaging, which comprises mounting circuits onto a silicon wafer or chip. “The $30-billion Global Foundries has also expressed interest in establishing and expanding its Aerospace and Defence (A&D) presence in Karnataka, with plans for further engagement to develop a comprehensive business strategy”. it said.
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