Growth prospects get bigger for global semiconductor business

Chennai: The global semiconductor industry showed tremendous resilience in 2020 as it grew to $450 billion despite the pandemic, and is projected to grow at double digits over the next few years, according to Gartner Research.

VLSI, along with embedded software development, and hardware/board design is at the heart of the industry. The proliferation of AI, IoT, Virtual Reality, Cloud, Mobility and Analytics have created the need for highly efficient and specialized chip design capabilities that can leverage the expertise of these modern technologies.

With 90 per cent of the semiconductor companies having R&D centers in India, there is a critical need for a program that can create a pipeline of specialized professionals who can build the chip of the future.

The Indian Institute of Science (IISc) and TalentSprint, an NSE Group company, have announced their fourth deep tech program with the launch of the PG Level Advanced Certification Program in VLSI Chip Design.

According to a statement, the six-month program is designed for industry professionals keen to design future-ready chips with capabilities that can power new age technologies such as AI, IoT, VR, Mobility, Cloud and Analytics.

Delivered through live interactive online classes by leading faculty from the Department of Electronic Systems Engineering (DESE) at IISc, the program will enable participants to learn hands-on and practice on industry projects using state-of-the-art VLSI tools and boards.