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The digital revolution and the rapid technology developments thereafter created a real danger of the modem world getting divided into a new type of 'digital-haves and digital-have not's'. It was feared that developing countries like India may not be able to reap the benefits of the 'information age' because of the ever widening gap in technology and relevant infrastructure. As a strategic step to bridge the growing digital divide between India and the technologically advanced economies, the Government of India (GO I) decided to set up Semiconductor Complex Limited (SCL) in the year 1983 to develop Indian capabilities in the critical technology of microelectronics. The objectives delineated for SCL included design, development and manufacture of Very Large Scale Integrated Circuits (VLSI's) and VLSI based systems and sub-systems; and to create a strong Research and Development (R&D) base. The operations of SCL are located in the city of Mohali, also known as Sahibzada Ajit Singh (SAS) Nagar, in the State of Punjab on the outskirts of the city of Chandigarh. The present case attempts to critically examine the issues relating to building technological capabilities and digital infrastructure development undertaken at SCL.


Information age, Digital infrastructure development, India



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June 07, 2021



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