The global chip shortage crisis has adversely impacted major economies. However, despite the supply constraints precipitated by the pandemic, the semiconductor industry is poised to reach a $522 billion market cap in 2021 at 12.5% year-over-year growth, as per the International Data Corporation (IDC).
Meanwhile, India is highly reliant on imports to meet the country’s semiconductor requirement. Recently, over 20 semiconductor manufacturing and design businesses in the high-end, display, and speciality fabrication segments have submitted expressions of interest (EOIs) to establish production facilities in India.
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Below, we take a look at the top semiconductor companies in India.
1| Broadcom Inc
Broadcom Inc is an American semiconductor company with an office in Bangalore. The company, founded in 1991, is involved in designing, developing and supplying a broad range of semiconductor and infrastructure software solutions. Broadcom’s category-leading product portfolio serves critical markets, including data centre, networking, software, broadband, wireless, storage and industrial. The company’s solutions include data centre networking and storage, enterprise and mainframe software focused on automation, monitoring and security, smartphone components, telecoms and factory automation.
2| NXP Semiconductors
The Dutch Semiconductor manufacturer, founded in 2006, has offices in Noida, Bangalore, and Pune. NXP Semiconductors helps in enabling secure connections for a smarter world and offer connectivity solutions for embedded applications. The company specialises in domains like SoC, IP and system-level design, firmware/software, validation and design enablement. NXP offers mixed-signal and standard devices rooted on its expertise in security, identification, automotive, networking, radio frequency, analogue signal, and power management.
Wipro was founded in 1945 with headquarters in Bangalore. Wipro’s engineeringNXT team has been providing SoC, ASIC and product development services with more than 150 tapeouts in the last five years. The company’s services include the development of Derivative SoCs in advanced process nodes, Silicon Validation including productisation, Reference Board development, Software Driver and Firmware development, Analog Mixed Signal services.
4| Samsung Semiconductors
Samsung Semiconductors, founded in 1983, has an office in Bangalore. Samsung‘s Foundry Business supports global fabless and IDM semiconductor companies. Samsung offers full-service solutions encompassing design kits and proven IP to fully turnkey manufacturing to achieve market success with advanced IC designs by Foundry, ASIC and COT engagements. The organisation provides the world’s most advanced technology for use in smartphones, computing platforms, consumer electronics and other devices.
5| Applied Materials
Applied Materials was founded in 1967 and has an office in Bangalore. It is one of the largest providers of semiconductor and display manufacturing equipment. The company offers design, support and cutting-edge innovation in materials science and engineering. Moreover, the company’s integrated materials solutions co-optimise materials deposition, removal, modification, and analysis to create new materials and engineer new structures for high-performance, low-power chips at leading-edge nodes.
5| Sankalp Semiconductor – An HCL Technologies Company
Sankalp Semiconductor, founded in 2005, is headquartered in Hubli (Karnataka). It offers an integrated portfolio of solutions and services in key semiconductor domains including analog & mixed-signal, digital, high-speed physical interface IP, Embedded Memory Compiler, IOs and EDA modelling. Sankalp Semiconductor is a preferred semiconductor design service partner in automotive, consumer, networking, wireless, IoT, medical electronics and Foundry space.
7| Micron Technology
Micron Technology, founded in 1978, has an office in Bangalore. It offers high-performance memory and storage technologies such as DRAM, NOR, and NAND. The business creates memory chips using the world’s most advanced DRAM process technology, which improves bit density, power, and performance significantly.
Masamb was founded in 2007 and has its headquarters in Noida. Masamb is a semiconductor domain company providing services including IP enabled services to semiconductor, functional verification, EDA and OEM companies in RTL Design, AMS design, CAD methodology and real time embedded / firmware applications development and physical design. The company also offers services such as RTL design and functional verification, embedded systems, analog and mixed signal design and IP development.