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Rajeev Chandrasekhar, Union Minister of State for Electronics and IT, Skill Development and Entrepreneurship inaugurated Synopsys’ Chip Design Centre at DLF Tech Park in Noida on January 23.
During his address the Minister said, “It is thrilling to witness where India is heading in terms of the semiconductor space. The coming decade will see innovation-driven performances in our devices, products, and systems.
There is significant headroom for innovation and growth today, under the leadership of our Hon’ble Prime Minister Narendra Modi ji.” The Minister further articulated that forging partnerships with global leaders such as Synopsys aligned seamlessly with India’s aspirations and future trajectory.
During his interaction with Dr Aart de Geus, founder of Synopsys, the Minister shared the Government’s approach to the semiconductor industry, emphasising a dual focus on manufacturing and innovation. Expressing confidence in India’s natural aptitude for electronics and semiconductors, he affirmed the Government’s commitment to building capabilities, aiming to lead in chips, devices, and product architecture.
Dr Geus acknowledged the parallel growth of Synopsys and India, expressing excitement about the future of the partnership. He highlighted the substantial investment and acquisition of startups that culminated in the establishment of the Noida center which will act as a hub for innovation.
“In many ways, our growth has run parallel with India’s progress. With a third of our workforce based in India, we have invested significantly, exemplified by the Noida center — a beacon of excellence that required substantial investments and the acquisition of eight startups,” Dr Geus added.
While it’s a well-established fact that 20 per cent of global VLSI / chip designers originate from India, the expanding presence of Synopsys in Noida, initially hosting 1650 engineers, underscores the growing ecosystem of fabless chip design and innovation in India.