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India plans Rs 76,000-crore red carpet for semiconductor companies

Incentives worth ₹76,000 crore are reportedly being planned for semiconductor manufacturing in the country. The government plans to set up over 20 semiconductor design, components manufacturing, and display fabrication (fab) units in India over the next six years, according to a report by ET. This scheme is expected to be sent for approval to the Cabinet next week, and details to follow soon after.

Once the cabinet approval arrives, the semiconductor policy will be made and applications sent for companies to invest. The Indian government has plans to set up two fab units for semiconductor displays, and 10 units each for designing and manufacturing components. This could pave the way for India to become an electronics hub especially at a time when the semiconductor shortage is affecting industries globally.

Semiconductors are key components used in manufacturing various kinds of electronic devices. The worldwide shortage is currently affecting almost every major industry from smartphones, laptops, cars, appliances and more. This is causing a shortage of exports on units, prices going high, and a limited supply of products. According to a report by Omdia, smartphone companies are now moving to higher resolution image sensors but with fewer cameras due to the semiconductor shortage. Business Insider

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