Lam Research Corporation, a leading global supplier of wafer fabrication equipment and services to the semiconductor industry, has made significant strides in partnership with the India Semiconductor Mission (ISM) and the Indian Institute of Science (IISc) to bolster India's semiconductor manufacturing workforce.

In a noteworthy development, Lam Research Corp signed a tripartite memorandum of understanding (MoU) with ISM and IISc to facilitate the widespread deployment of Semi Verse Solutions in training India’s semiconductor workforce, as part of the country's efforts to establish itself as a strong player in the semiconductor industry.

Key Initiatives and Milestones

  • Pilot Course and Joint Curriculum: Lam Research's platform played a pivotal role in developing the curriculum for the pilot course, which successfully trained 35 engineers over a six-month period. This joint effort, in conjunction with program management and customized course content, is part of Lam Research's broader aims to educate up to 60,000 Indian engineers in semiconductor fabrication technologies over the next decade.
  • Critical Role of Semi Verse Solutions: Rangesh Raghavan, Corporate Vice President and General Manager at Lam Research India, emphasized the crucial role of a virtual-physical fabrication world enabled by Semi Verse Solutions. This infrastructure will be essential for rapidly scaling a qualified workforce to meet the increasing demand within the semiconductor industry.

Future Expansion and Collaboration

The recently finalized MoU, which stems from the joint statement issued by the governments of the US and India at the White House in June 2023, not only marks the successful completion of the pilot program with IISc but also sets the stage for the expansion of this initiative to multiple universities across India.

This strategic partnership between Lam Research Corporation, ISM, and IISc represents a significant step forward in India's quest to build a robust semiconductor industry. The collaborative efforts and the deployment of innovative solutions such as Semi Verse Solutions are poised to play a fundamental role in shaping a skilled and competitive semiconductor workforce in India.