The Government of Karnataka, in collaboration with ELCINA (Electronic Industries Association of India) and SEMI, hosted a “Special Industry Networking Meet” to honor Karnataka’s First Movers in Semiconductor Domain, which was a significant milestone in India’s electronics industry’s journey. The event also honored industry leaders who have been trailblazers in the semiconductor industry.
Hon’ble Minister Mr. Priyank Kharge, the Minister of Electronics, IT & Bt, and Rural Development & Panchayat Raj, Government of Karnataka, and Secretary IT& BT Dr (Ms) Ekroop Caur, IAS honored the occasion.
The major goal of this event was to provide a unique networking and cooperation platform for the most renowned industry professionals from the ESDM sector, as well as to celebrate the early adopters who were setting the pace for the semiconductor industry. Leaders from SEMI USA and ELCINA attended the gathering with Karnataka officials to celebrate and congratulate the investors and to assure them of the support of the entire eco-system and stakeholders.
During the occasion, the following firms were recognized for their pioneering achievements and proposed and current investments in Karnataka as first movers in the semiconductor domain:
- Applied Materials
- Kaynes Technologies
“Karnataka takes immense pride in leading India’s electronics revolution,” said Hon’ble Minister Mr. Priyank Kharge ji. We are committed to fostering an environment in which electronics and semiconductor companies can thrive, thereby contributing significantly to the progress of our state and nation. To recruit and foster the industry, the Karnataka government is actively working on five programs, including skill development, Centers of Excellence, global innovation centers, sector-specific cluster creation, and enhancing the ease of doing business.”
This event demonstrated Karnataka’s consistent commitment to growing and supporting the electronics and semiconductor industries, emphasizing the state’s critical role in India’s technological progress.
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When India’s electronics sector was in its infancy, the Electronic Industries group of India (ELCINA) was founded in 1967 as the first industry group supporting electronic components and hardware. ELCINA has now become known as an interactive platform for electronics producers.
The primary goal of ELCINA is to encourage value-added manufacturing, research and development, and business expansion in the Electronic System Design & Manufacturing (ESDM) industry. ELCINA accomplishes this through information sharing, industrial research, policy support, and facilitating the creation of a countrywide efficient ecosystem. Through B2B and B2G industry initiatives, we collaborate with all stakeholders, technical institutes, and industry groups to encourage business expansion.