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Intel CEO Pat Gelsinger meets PM Modi, discuss India’s semiconductor programme and tech innovation roadmap

Intel CEO’s visit to India comes at a time when the government has announced a Rs 76,000-crore scheme to boost Semicon.

Intel CEO’s visit to India comes at a time when the government has announced a Rs 76,000-crore scheme to boost Semicon.

Making a global pitch for India as a new hub for technology, research, and innovation, CEO Pat Gelsinger met Prime Minister Narendra Modi and discussed India’s semiconductor program, and the roadmap in mobility, technology, and innovation.

Union Minister of State for IT Rajeev Chandrasekhar also posted photos on Tweeter from the meeting, which was also attended by IT and Communications Minister Ashwini Vaishnaw, Minister for Road, Transport and Highways, Nitin Gadkari and Science & Technology Minister Dr. Jitendra Singh.

Intel CEO’s visit to India comes at a time when the government has announced a Rs 76,000-crore scheme to boost semiconductor and display manufacturing here, in a bid to position the country as a global hub for hi-tech production and attract large chip-makers.

In a statement, Intel said this was Gelsinger’s first India visit since becoming the CEO of the company in 2021. “As part of his visit, he met with the Prime Minister of India to discuss Intel’s efforts in the country to accelerate innovation and adoption of key emerging technologies like AI (), , and help prepare an AI-ready next-generation workforce through its Digital Readiness programmes,” Intel said.

Intel also reaffirmed its commitment to India and continued collaboration with the relevant ministries on the adoption of key emerging technologies, the statement added.

Intel in a separate statement said: “While we are encouraged to see the Indian government’s commitment to building a regional semiconductor manufacturing ecosystem, we currently have no definitive plans for manufacturing in India.”

Intel India is Intel’s largest design center outside of the US and the company has been investing in accelerating innovation and design engineering in India over the last two decades, the statement added.

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