Micron Technology Signs MoU with Gujarat Government for Semiconductor Unit in Sanand

  1. Micron Technology Inc signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on 28 June 2023 with the Gujarat government to establish a semiconductor unit in Sanand near Ahmedabad.
  2. The project aims to create a semiconductor Assembly, Test, Marking and Packaging (ATMP) facility on 93 acres of land in Sanand GIDC-II industrial estate.
  3. The facility will focus on transforming wafers into Ball Grid Array (BGA)-integrated circuit packages, memory modules, and solid-state drives.
  4. The project is expected to cost Rs 22,500 crore and create 5,000 direct jobs.
  5. The facility is targeted to be commissioned within 18 months.
  6. The MoU signing ceremony took place in the presence of Union Minister for Electronics and Information Technology Ashwini Vaishnaw, Chief Minister Bhupendra Patel, and Micron Technology senior vice-president Gursharan Singh.
  7. This is the second MoU signed by the Gujarat government with a semiconductor manufacturer. The first was signed with the Foxconn-Vedanta joint venture.
  8. The Gujarat government had earlier selected Dholera SIR as the location for the Foxconn-Vedanta unit, but formal approval from the Central government is still pending.
  9. Union Minister Vaishnaw emphasized the historic significance of this project and stated that it is a significant step towards India becoming self-reliant in manufacturing memory chips.
  10. India currently imports semiconductors worth Rs 3 lakh crore, including around Rs 1 lakh crore worth of memory cards. Micron is one of the major manufacturers of memory cards.
  11. The project is seen as India’s move towards achieving self-sufficiency (Aatma Nirbhar) in the production of memory chips.

Q.: Which company signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Gujarat government in the Month of June 2023 to establish a semiconductor unit?
a) Intel
c) Micron Technology Inc
d) Samsung

c) Micron Technology Inc

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