Strengthening Technological Partnerships and Supply Chains
The emerging partnerships between India and the US in Micron Technology, Lam Research, and Applied Materials come as an aftereffect of Modi’s state visit to the US.
External Affairs Minister Jainshankar participated in the Semiconductor Conference held recently and quoted that the collaboration between India and the US in Micron Technology, Lam Research, and Applied Materials is expanding to include new initiatives and additional domains. He expressed confidence that this partnership will continue to grow steadily.
Prior to this, PM Modi’s State visit to the US highlighted specific commitments that were made with concern to semiconductor companies. They were considered mere subjects of deliberations as well. One critical area that gained significant attention during the state visit was talks regarding semiconductors. Both leaders chaired a technology round-table with leading industry giants.
The joint statement of both leaders highlighted the key aspect of this cooperation. Three key frontiers in the semiconductor space—Micron Technology, Lam Research, and Applied Materials—made specific commitments as a subject of deliberations between both countries. These developments should be viewed from the larger perspective of India and the US, building a technological partnership for the future.
The growing importance of diversification and securing supply chains has urged India to participate as the latest member of the Minerals Security Partnership. Cooperation between both nations has emerged as another tailwind in the globe of advanced communications. India’s 5G technology has already been rolled out and is gaining momentum. However, Bharat 6G and America’s NextG Alliance co-lead research marks to be noteworthy in future years. Similarly, discussions in the space and defense space and cooperation and education were also made during PM Modi’s visit.