On February 02, 2023, the Department of Electrical and Electronics Engineering hosted a webinar titled “Semiconductor Industry” in collaboration with the Energy Club. Mr. Kumara Prasad, third year, Electrical and Electronics Engineering gave welcome address.
Ms. Punitha Valli, a DRAM Test Development Engineer from Micro Memory Taiwan in Taichung City, Taiwan, served as the day’s resource. The resource person educated us on the significance of semiconductors and how semiconductor device manufacture evolved to be a successful industry. She gave a brief overview of the global semiconductor industry, which is expected to double in size in this decade and reach US$1 trillion in revenue by 2030. She also talked about how assembly, testing, marking, and packaging (ATMP) units play a crucial role in the production of semiconductors because the package and test silicon chips made at foundries before they are sold. According to her, China would be the source of the majority of India’s chip imports in 2021–2022. Other suppliers included Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan, the USA, and Japan, but China accounted for more than half of all imports. She also discussed the most frequent causes of the semiconductor industry and covered a wide range of workplace safety issues, including identifying workplace dangers, putting workplace safety programmes into place, and giving staff the appropriate safety training. With their questions, the students engaged the guest speaker and enlightened one another. A vote of thanks was given by Mr. P.VishwaBharath, an Electrical and Electronics Engineering third-year student. At least 90 students took part in the webinar. It was convened by Prof Dr.G Balaji, Head of the Department.