The time is right to build a wafer fab in India. The electronics market is growing, the political climate is supportive of expansion into manufacturing, and the mood of the country is enthusiastic. Others have talked about entering this arena—you may wonder what is so special about Cricket.
Cricket Semiconductor is uniquely qualified to establish the first analog wafer fab in India because of the experience and expertise of our founders, our singular focus, and our willingness to create partnerships across government, technology partners, and customers.
KarMic Design Centre has been based in India serving the electronics market with analog and power design for more than 15 years, and its roots there can be traced back an additional 10 years. KarMic is proud to be a promoter of Cricket Semiconductor along with renowned analog and power semiconductor technology and foundry expert, Lou Hutter.
Analog/Power technology and wafer fab needs are completely different from digital ones. As a result, analog talent and leadership experience are crucial to the success of this endeavor. Cricket has assembled a team of analog experts who fully understand these differences.
Because of our deep-rooted position in the arena, our connections in the analog community are extensive. We have access to advisors, leadership talent, suppliers, customers, and technology partners, all within a short arm’s reach.
Cricket’s project differs fundamentally from typical wafer fab projects in several ways.
Cricket is excited to be a part of this enormous effort, which we see as an investment in a "sweet spot" in the semiconductor market and one most likely to be a winner in the long-term India electronics story.
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