ChipIN Centre

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Source-This post on ChipIN has been created based on the article “ChipIN, the one-stop centre for chip designers across the country, gets fillip with support from semiconductor industry leaders” published in “PIB” on 7th March 2024.

Why in the news?

The Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship, Electronics and IT started the ChipIN Centre at the Centre for Development of Advanced Computing (C-DAC).

About ChipIN Centre

Source: PIB

1. About: It has been setup at C-DAC as one-stop centre for providing the centralized access to chip design and fabrication services to domestic start-ups and academia across the country.

2. Aim:  To bring the chip design infrastructure at doorsteps of semiconductor design community in the country.

3. Facilities: ChipIN facilitates number of services:

i) It is a centralized design facility hosting the most advanced tools for entire chip design cycle going up to 5nm or advanced node.

ii) It also provides aggregate services for fabrication of design at foundries and packaging.

iii) It is also equipped with a virtual prototyping hardware lab. 

About Semiconductor chip

1. A semiconductor chip (integrated circuit (IC) or microchip) is a compact electronic device comprising numerous interconnected electronic elements.

2. It consists of components like transistors, resistors, and capacitors, semiconductor chips which are fabricated on a small piece of semiconductor material, typically silicon.

3. These semiconductors serve as minuscule electrical switches, capable of toggling electrical currents on and off.

Read more: Semiconductor manufacturing in India 

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