Synopsys' AI to Boost India's Chip Talent

Synopsys believes its new generative AI solution for chip design, Gen AI, can play a significant role in improving semiconductor talent training in India's IC design industry.

Summary

  • Synopsys introduced its Gen AI solution for chip design in November 2023, being the first to apply generative AI in this complex field. It expects Gen AI to boost India's IC design industry by improving semiconductor talent training.
  • The state of Gujarat in India is in talks with chipmakers from Japan, South Korea, and the US for potential factory investments. Government officials visited Japan recently to meet chip company executives.
  • Wistron plans to ramp up hiring at its Narasapura plant in Karnataka, India following the sale of its iPhone manufacturing business to Tata Electronics. Job openings include engineering, quality control, and production roles.
  • India's electric vehicle market grew 50% year-over-year in sales in 2023, reaching 1.5 million units. Motorbikes and 3-wheelers accounted for most sales, but electric cars took 5% of all 4-wheeler sales.
  • Reports say VinFast may set up an EV battery plant in Thoothukudi, Tamil Nadu as it eyes selling e-bikes and e-cars in India. VinFast officials visited the area recently.
  • Xiaomi outlined a 3-year plan to reclaim lost market share in India by focusing on premium devices, smartphone-AIoT ecosystem integration, and omni-channel sales.
  • Transsion brands Tecno, Itel and Infinix grew smartphone market share in India from 6.3% to 8.6% in 2023, posing rising competition to other Chinese players like Oppo as the market fragments. The top 5 brands' combined share fell from 80% to 73%.

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