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New Delhi: Commerce and industry minister Piyush Goyal met the chief executive of semiconductor giant Micron Technology, Sanjay Mehrotra, during his US trip to discuss business opportunities in the growing semiconductor sector in India.
The meeting comes in the backdrop of Micron’s plans to set up India’s first chip manufacturing facility in Gujarat, which is expected to create 5,000 direct and over 15,000 indirect jobs. Goyal’s meeting with Mehrotra in San Francisco on November 16 comes about four months after the CEO met PM Modi in July.
Micron Technology carried out the groundbreaking of its $2.75 billion assembly, testing and packaging plant (ATMP) in Sanand, Gujarat, in September.
“In his discussion with the Micron CEO, the minister highlighted how India’s growing semiconductor ecosystem presents vast opportunities for companies to collaborate and expand their businesses,” the official statement said.