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SEMI Announces Intent to Host SEMICON India in Partnership With India Semiconductor Mission (ISM), India

June 29, 2023

India Semiconductor Mission (ISM) Provides Key Endorsement of Event

AHMEDABAD, India and MILPITAS, Calif. – July 29, 2023 – SEMI today announced its intent to support the India Semiconductor Mission (ISM) in creating a vibrant semiconductor manufacturing and design ecosystem in India. The collaboration would build on the successful execution of ISM’s two editions of SemiconIndia and continue SEMI’s tradition of bringing stakeholders in the global end-to-end semiconductor ecosystem together. A Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) is under development.

SEMI is in discussions with Electronic Industries Association of India (ELCINA) and Messe München India (MMI) as key partners to stage its flagship event.

The ISM has noted that SEMICON India would be highly complementary to efforts by the government of India to advance the domestic semiconductor ecosystem and connect to the global industry.

“For more than 50 years, the SEMICON platform has connected companies from across the global semiconductor industry to uncover new business opportunities, gain insights into market and technology trends, and collaborate to drive innovation and address top electronics industry challenges,” said Ajit Manocha, SEMI President and CEO. “With SEMI recognized worldwide as a key enabler of industry growth, the establishment of SEMICON India marks a significant step forward for the region.”

The partnership will give Indian semiconductor and electronics companies access to more than 2,500 SEMI member companies across the global semiconductor and electronics manufacturing and design supply chain. Additionally, SEMICON India will provide a platform for stakeholder participation in critical SEMI initiatives across areas including Workforce Development, Sustainability and Supply Chain Management to advance industry growth.

“India is all set as the next destination on the global map for semiconductor manufacturing,” said Bhupinder Singh, CEO of Messe München India. “We applaud initiatives by the India Semiconductor Mission to establish semiconductor design, manufacturing, packaging, capacity building as well as R&D in the region. Messe München India looks forward to work with SEMI to organize SEMICON India in collaboration with ELCINA, a partnership that is a natural extension of the longstanding work between Messe München and SEMI to stage events in Europe and China. Staying true to our purpose of enabling meaningful handshakes and unlocking business opportunities. This platform will integrate upstream and downstream value chains for wafer fabs and OSATs and help the India semiconductor and electronics industry become more self-reliant.”

"The semiconductor industry has taken centre stage in the electronic systems design and manufacturing ecosystem,” said Sanjay Agarwal, President of ELCINA and Managing Director at

Globe Capacitors Ltd. “The industry is a strategic, vital enabler of economic growth in India. Coming together with SEMI as our partner is of great value as together we can strengthen the semiconductor industry in India and become a trusted partner to chip companies worldwide. We look forward to working with SEMI and leveraging our existing partnership with Messe München to make SEMICON India a grand success.”

About SEMI

SEMI® connects more than 2,500 member companies and 1.3 million professionals worldwide to advance the technology and business of electronics design and manufacturing. SEMI members are responsible for the innovations in materials, design, equipment, software, devices, and services that enable smarter, faster, more powerful, and more affordable electronic products. Electronic System Design Alliance (ESD Alliance), FlexTech, the Fab Owners Alliance (FOA), the MEMS & Sensors Industry Group (MSIG) and SOI Consortium are SEMI Strategic Technology Communities. Visit, contact one of our worldwide offices, and connect with SEMI on LinkedIn and Twitter to learn more.


Electronic Industries Association of India (ELCINA) was established in 1967 as the first industry association supporting electronic components and hardware, when India's Electronics industry was still in its infancy. Since then, ELCINA has established itself as an interactive forum for electronics manufacturers.

ELCINA’s key objective is to promote value added manufacturing, R&D and business expansion in the Electronic System Design & Manufacturing (ESDM) sector. ELCINA delivers this through knowledge sharing, industry research, policy support and enabling creation of an efficient eco-system in the country. We engage with all stakeholders, technical institutes and industry associations to promote business expansion through B2B and B2G industry programs. ELCINA actively advises the government on policy and business environment issues. With greater liberalization, ELCINA's focus has shifted to professional and value-added services to the Electronics Community. Visit to learn more.

About Messe München India

Founded in 2007 as a wholly owned subsidiary of Messe München GmbH, Messe München India Pvt. Ltd. is one of the leading organizers of trade fairs in India with an extensive portfolio of B2B trade fairs covering various sectors: air cargo India, analytica Anacon India/India Lab Expo, bauma CONEXPO India, drink technology India, electronica India, IFAT India, Indian Ceramics Asia, Intersolar India/The smarter E India, LASER World of PHOTONICS INDIA, MatDispens, Pack Mach Asia Expo, Pharma Pro Pack, productronica India, SmartTech Asia, VRTECH India, and World Tea & Coffee Expo. Messe München India works closely with industry stakeholders to develop well-researched trade fairs encapsulating the latest trends and innovations dominating the industry. Headquartered in Mumbai with offices in New Delhi and Bengaluru, Messe München India connects global competence by bringing professionals together for business, learning and networking. Visit Messe München India to learn more.

SEMI Contact

Michael Hall/SEMI US
Phone: 1.408.943.7988

Electronics Industries Association of India (ELCINA) Contact

Rajesh Rawat
Phone: +91 9911445890

Messe München India Contact

Annabel Dsouza
Phone: +91 22 4255 4723

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