The Government of Karnataka, in collaboration with ELCINA (Electronic Industries Association of India) and SEMI, hosted a "Special Industry Networking Meet" to felicitate the First Movers in Semiconductor Domain in Karnataka, which was a significant milestone in the journey of India's electronics industry. The event also included the recognition of industry leaders who have been trailblazers in the semiconductor domain.
This noteworthy event was graced by the esteemed presence of 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.
The primary objective of this gathering was to provide a special platform for networking and collaboration among the most distinguished industry leaders from ESDM sector and recognize the first movers who were setting the pace for the semiconductor industry. Leaders from SEMI USA and ELCINA participated in the gathering with officials from Karnataka to celebrate and congratulate the investors and assure the support of the entire eco-system and stakeholders to support their efforts.
The following companies were felicitated during the ceremony for their pioneering contributions and their proposed as well as ongoing investments in Karnataka as first movers in the semiconductor domain:
· Applied Materials
· Kaynes Technologies
Hon'ble Minister Mr. Priyank Kharge ji passionately declared, "Karnataka takes immense pride in leading India's electronics revolution. We are dedicated to creating a conducive ecosystem for electronics and semiconductor companies to thrive, making substantial contributions to the growth of our state and nation. The Government of Karnataka is actively working on Five initiatives such as skills development, Centers of Excellence, global innovation hubs, sector-specific cluster development, and improving the ease of doing business to attract and nurture the industry."
This event underscored Karnataka's unwavering commitment to nurturing and supporting the electronics and semiconductor industry, reinforcing its pivotal role in India's technological advancement.