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ChipIN Centre

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Source: PIB

 Context: The ChipIN Centre, a hub for chip designers in India, received a boost from leading semiconductor industry players, aiming to empower the semiconductor design community in the country.

  • The centre offers state-of-the-art Electronic Design Automation (EDA) tools to students at various academic levels.

These initiatives aim to realize India’s vision of becoming a semiconductor hub by fostering chip design innovation and entrepreneurship.

 A semiconductor chip, also known as an integrated circuit (IC) or microchip, is a small electronic device that contains multiple interconnected electronic components.

Semiconductor chips are made up of electronic components such as transistors, resistors, and capacitors. These components are etched onto a small piece of semiconductor material, usually silicon. Semiconductors are tiny electrical switches that act like electrical currents on or off.