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India's semicon industry 'fares very well' among peers, says study

Posted: 21 Feb 2007 ?? ?Print Version ?Bookmark and Share

Keywords:semiconductor study? semiconductor report? semicon study? semicon report? market report?

The ISA-Ernst & Young India (EYI) study entitled "India in the Global Semiconductor Design Ecosystem" presents an interesting picture of India's semiconductor industry.

Released during the recent Vision Summit 2007 in Hyderabad, the study revealed the following: India fares moderately in terms of quality of talent; very well in availability and scalability of talent; rated as moderate in quality of technical education; and very well in talent cost advantage.

For the comparative ranking with peer countries , the study rated India as very high on availability and scalability of talent; fourth in ranking on quality of talent; best in ranking on talent cost advantage along with China and closely followed by the Czech Republic; and fifth in ranking on the quality of technical education. Although the United States was rated very high on quality of talent and quality of technical education, the country ranks third on availability and scalability of talent, and the lowest on talent cost advantage.

The EYI study is based on inputs from 28 semiconductor companies. It listed Canada, China, Czech Republic, Israel, Taiwan, the United Kingdom and the United States as India's peer countries.

- Krishnan Sivaramakrishnan
EE Times-India

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