Vinod Dham, the man who built Pentium microchip, sees opportunities arising in India in design and software development for integrating chips into gadgets, with India itself a key consumer. The executive managing director of IndoUS Venture Partners told Hindustan Times that India’s talent can exploit the chance. Excerpts:
On Indian opportunities India’s import of semiconductor chips is expected to increase 10-fold to $300 billion in 10 years. Opportunities will be created in design and software development for integrating a chip into any gadget.
On why India lags in chips The chip industry is capital intensive. At the moment, Indian firms are not keen to invest in chip design as they see better returns in software development.
On Indian talent
I believe we are producing good enough engineers who can design chips and the software that goes along.