Purdue and India Team Up to Strengthen Semiconductor Industry

Purdue University, in collaboration with SEMI, hosted the inaugural meeting of the U.S.-India Semiconductor Collaborative to strengthen ties between the U.S. and India in the semiconductor field. President Mung Chiang highlighted the potential for complementary partnerships and innovation, while SEMI CEO Ajit Manocha emphasized the importance of workforce development.

Inaugural Meeting of U.S.-India Semiconductor Collaborative Sets the Stage for Strategic Partnerships

Purdue University President Mung Chiang recently led the inaugural meeting of the U.S.-India Semiconductor Collaborative, a groundbreaking partnership aimed at bolstering ties between Purdue and India in the semiconductor field. The event took place in Washington, D.C., with the support of SEMI, a leading global industry association serving the electronics design and manufacturing supply chain. Notably, the meeting coincided with Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s first official state visit to the U.S., adding significance to the occasion.

High-profile Participants from Academia, Government, and Industry

The launch event witnessed the presence of distinguished officials and industry leaders from both countries. U.S. Senator Todd Young and Congressman Jim Baird from Indiana were in attendance, showing strong support for the collaboration. From India, the Union Minister for Electronics and IT, Ashwini Vaishnaw, and India Semiconductor Mission CEO Amitesh Sinha participated, underlining India’s commitment to fostering semiconductor advancements. Additionally, representatives from prominent U.S. technology companies, including Micron, Intel, IBM, Texas Instruments, MediaTek, GlobalFoundries, Microsoft, Marvell, Synopsys, Cadence, and NVIDIA, were present, further emphasizing the significance of the partnership.

President Chiang’s Vision for Complementary Semiconductor Partnerships

During the meeting, President Chiang articulated the vast opportunities for complementary and coordinated semiconductor partnerships between the U.S. and India. He expressed enthusiasm about bringing together academic institutions, government bodies, and industry leaders to drive innovation and workforce development in the semiconductor industry, coinciding with Prime Minister Modi’s visit.

SEMI CEO’s Focus on Workforce Development and Industry Collaboration

SEMI CEO Ajit Manocha stressed the critical importance of expanding industry workforce development programs and fostering collaborations with academia and governments to address the talent gap and stimulate growth in the semiconductor sector. The strategic collaboration between Purdue and India, with the support of SEMI, is poised to significantly contribute to the global semiconductor industry talent pipeline and enhance the semiconductor ecosystem’s growth in India.

Purdue’s International Agreement with India Paves the Way for Joint Advancements

In May before the meeting, Purdue University entered into a significant international agreement with the Indian government, aimed at advancing workforce development, research and development, and industry partnerships in the semiconductor domain. The agreement positions Purdue as a key partner in skilled workforce development and joint research and innovation in semiconductors and microelectronics, fostering collaboration with India and the India Semiconductor Mission.

Promising Path Forward for Global Semiconductor Innovation

The U.S.-India Semiconductor Collaborative marks a pivotal step in strengthening international partnerships and knowledge-sharing in the semiconductor industry. With Purdue University, SEMI, and leading technology companies coming together, the collaborative aims to nurture a talented workforce and promote cutting-edge research and development. This joint effort will not only address the current talent shortage in the industry but also foster groundbreaking innovations that drive the future of semiconductors and microelectronics.

Paving the Way for a Stronger U.S.-India Semiconductor Ecosystem

The meeting’s outcomes signal a promising future for the semiconductor industry’s growth in both the U.S. and India. By combining expertise, resources, and talent from academia, government, and industry, the collaborative is poised to create a robust semiconductor ecosystem that drives technological advancements and empowers the global semiconductor market.


The inaugural meeting of the U.S.-India Semiconductor Collaborative lays the foundation for a new era of strategic partnerships between Purdue University, India, and key industry players. With a focus on workforce development, joint research, and innovation, this collaborative effort is set to fuel the semiconductor industry’s growth and address the talent challenges while fostering cutting-edge advancements in semiconductor technology.

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