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Odisha ropes in Epic Foundation for developing design & manufacture chips, electronics products
New Delhi, Dec 8 (KNN) The Odisha government has entered into an agreement with the Epic foundation with the aim to design and manufacture chips and electronics products in the state.
As per reports, in the initial phase, the focus will be on manufacturing a tablet PC to serve the growing requirement for devices in the education and healthcare sectors. This will be followed by the manufacturing of indoor and outdoor Wi-Fi access points, smart cameras, smart meters, and mobile and EV chargers.
Under this partnership, both the partners will aim to create an ecosystem of design, manufacturing, distribution, and service companies to meet the local, national and global demand for chips and electronics.
Speaking about the agreement signed with the Odisha government, Ajai Chowdhry, chairman of EPIC Foundation said,“We have always envisaged Odisha as a state that has a high potential for excelling in the electronics and semiconductor industry. We truly believe that our concerted efforts can be instrumental in building supporting design infrastructure, employment generation, and manufacturing high-impact products within the state.”
The EPIC Foundation in association with the Odisha Skill Development Authority will also provide training on manufacturing, repair, and servicing of electronics products to the local people, especially women and the underprivileged communities.
“Electronics product design and manufacturing in the state is not only intended to develop cutting edge products and create equitable access for all including the underdeveloped community and differently-abled citizens but will also play a pivotal role in social empowerment,' said Satya Gupta, CEO of EPIC Foundation.
Founded in April by HCL founders Ajai Chowdhry and Arjun Malhotra and semiconductor industry veteran Satya Gupta, EPIC is a non-profit organization that is working with the industry, government, and academia to develop and scale India's design and manufacturing capabilities. It has also signed MoUs with the Delhi government and the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) in Madras and Kanpur.
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