Skill City

Skill City, a consortium of some of the promoters of SemIndia (developers of the Fab City facility), will set up a training centre for semiconductor industry in Mysore.

The Mysore facility will also house an R&D hub, which will keep the trainees up to date on the latest technologies in the silicon chip industry.

Skill City will train engineers on various aspects of chip fabrication.

The training centre will train 500 of SemIndia’s engineers in production, testing, fabrication, process technology, manufacturing and other aspects of chip manufacture over the next 2 years, he said.

SemIndia will provide equipment for the training facility, and has already invested $40 million in equipment for the first phase. Skill City will provide the trainers, and the contract is expected to cost SemIndia $2-3 million a year.