Government of Karnataka, ELCINA, and SEMI Host Special Industry Networking Meet to Celebrate Electronics Industry Milestones


Bengaluru/ India, September 21, 2023: The Government of Karnataka, in collaboration with ELCINA (Electronic Industries Association of India) and SEMI, hosted a “Special Industry Networking Meet” to felicitate the First Movers in Semiconductor Domain in Karnataka, which was a significant milestone in the journey of India’s electronics industry. The event also included the recognition of industry leaders who have been trailblazers in the semiconductor domain.

This noteworthy event was graced by the esteemed presence of Hon’ble Minister Mr. Priyank Kharge, the Minister of Electronics, IT & Bt, and Rural Development & Panchayat Raj, Government of Karnataka and Secretary IT& BT Dr (Ms) Ekroop Caur, IAS.

The primary objective of this gathering was to provide a special platform for networking and collaboration among the most distinguished industry leaders from ESDM sector and recognize the first movers who were setting the pace for the semiconductor industry. Leaders from SEMI USA and ELCINA participated in the gathering with officials from Karnataka to celebrate and congratulate the investors and assure the support of the entire eco-system and stakeholders to support their efforts.

The following companies were felicitated during the ceremony for their pioneering contributions and their proposed as well as ongoing investments in Karnataka as first movers in the semiconductor domain:

  • Applied Materials
  • AMD
  • Kaynes Technologies

Hon’ble Minister Mr. Priyank Kharge ji passionately declared, “Karnataka takes immense pride in leading India’s electronics revolution. We are dedicated to creating a conducive ecosystem for electronics and semiconductor companies to thrive, making substantial contributions to the growth of our state and nation. The Government of Karnataka is actively working on Five initiatives such as skills development, Centers of Excellence, global innovation hubs, sector-specific cluster development, and improving the ease of doing business to attract and nurture the industry.”

This event underscored Karnataka’s unwavering commitment to nurturing and supporting the electronics and semiconductor industry, reinforcing its pivotal role in India’s technological advancement.

About SEMI

SEMI® connects more than 3,000 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 ecosystem 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.