APPLIED MATERIALS COLLABORATION WITH INDIAN SEMICONDUCTOR FIRMS

APPLIED MATERIALS COLLABORATION WITH INDIAN SEMICONDUCTOR FIRMS

Applied Materials, a chip equipment supplier based in the United States, is expanding its collaboration with semiconductor organizations in India to expedite the commercialization process, as stated by a senior executive. Suraj Rengarajan, the managing director of Applied Materials India, mentioned that the company aims to work closely with semiconductor suppliers to reduce the time to commercialization and establish a sustainable semiconductor ecosystem in India. The proposed engineering center will serve as a hub, bringing together engineers, both local and international suppliers, as well as research and academic institutions, to accelerate the development of semiconductor equipment sub-systems and components.

This center will provide suppliers with access to advanced equipment and processes for testing and validation, creating opportunities for equipment development. Rengarajan estimates that within the first five years of operation, the center could generate at least 500 new advanced engineering jobs and 2,500 jobs within the manufacturing ecosystem. The Indian team supports various business units, aiding the parent company in design, product development, IT, advanced analytics, software, factory automation, and computer-aided engineering.

Additionally, Applied Materials operates an exploration center on the IIT Bombay campus, where its research and development technologists focus on materials and chemistry solutions to address complex materials engineering challenges. The company is also exploring collaboration with IISc in photonics and quantum materials, aiming to connect students with highly trained tech professionals to help them become industry-ready, according to Rengarajan.

To enhance efficiency and gain insights, the company has integrated artificial intelligence (AI) into some of its process equipment, including defect inspection and review tools. AI is also employed in service offerings such as tool calibration and process optimization. Moreover, the use of AI extends to manufacturing, operations, and logistics, improving tracking, reliability, and optimizing warehouse operations. Human resources and finance functions also leverage AI to extract valuable insights from organizational data, Rengarajan highlighted.

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