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MUMBAI: Supported by New Delhi’s desire to increase tech independence following a worldwide chip shortage. Taiwanese electronics giant Foxconn will invest $19.4 billion to produce semiconductors in India alongside local conglomerate Vedanta.

Demand for Semiconductor manufacturers like Foxconn

Nearly all contemporary electronics, including cellphones, household appliances, and automobiles, depend on semiconductors. But the coronavirus epidemic crippled worldwide manufacturing, and top suppliers are still having trouble keeping up with demand.

In order to jumpstart its own domestic sector. India authorized a $10 billion incentive scheme in December that would pay for up to 50% of all project expenditures. The manufacturing plant will be constructed in Gujarat, the home state of Prime Minister Narendra Modi. It’s as part of the contract announced on Tuesday, which is the scheme’s most ambitious investment too far.

Induction of Foxconn

Anil Agarwal, head of the Vedanta group, tweeted on Tuesday that India’s own Silicon Valley was getting closer. And he thanked the government for tying things up so rapidly. One of the largest mining firms in India, Vedanta, will invest in the joint venture with a 60% stake as its entry into the chip manufacturing industry.

A man walks past the Foxconn headquarters in Tucheng District, New Taipei City on May 6, 2022. (Photo by Sam Yeh / AFP) (Photo by SAM YEH/AFP via Getty Images)

Foxconn is the biggest iPhone Manufacturer

The biggest iPhone manufacturer in the world, Foxconn, will acquire the minority interest.

According to a statement from Foxconn Vice President Brian Ho, the government’s active and strong assistance as well as the growing infrastructure boosts confidence in establishing semiconductor manufacturing. According to the firms, the facilities will start producing display panels for smartphones and tablets by 2024.

Mumbai Vedanta stock increased 6% the day following the news. India has aimed to increase local manufacturing in a number of vital industries, such as sophisticated technology and military gear.

A reliable Manufacturer is Foxconn

India’s technology minister has stated that “reliable suppliers of semiconductors… They are vital to the protection of critical information infrastructure in the current geopolitical context.”

The government’s semiconductor incentive program has already been effective in luring in a number of investors. Singapore’s IGSS Ventures announced in July that it will invest $3.2 billion in the state of Tamil Nadu to produce chips.

Contracts with Other companies before Foxconn

In May, new cooperation for a $2.9 billion factory in the Indian state of Karnataka was announced between NextOrbit of the United Arab Emirates and Tower Semiconductor of Israel. Only two companies—TSMC of Taiwan and Samsung of South Korea—manufacture the great majority of the top chips in the world. And both are operating at full capacity to address the persistent global shortfall.

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