Parliament told Friday that the supply chains of the global semiconductor industry, which have been hit hard during the COVID-19 period, may experience further disruptions due to the conflict between Russia and Ukraine.
In a written response to Rajya, Minister of State for Electronics and Information Technology Rajeev Chandrasekhar said the conflict could have a particular impact on the supply of neon and hexafluorobutadiene gases which are essential for manufacturing semiconductor wafers as they are used in lithography processes to produce wafers. Sabha.
Ukraine and Russia are major sources of neon and hexafluorobutadiene.
“The conflict between Russia and Ukraine has affected supply chains in many sectors, including the semiconductor industry,” the minister said.
He was responding to a question about whether the war between Russia and Ukraine would have an impact on the production of semiconductor chips and any negative impact on the auto industry.
“The global semiconductor industry is already facing shortages due to supply chain disruptions during the COVID-19 period. The conflict between Russia and Ukraine may cause additional disruptions and affect semiconductor supply chains,” Chandrasekhar said.
The shortage of semiconductor chips has affected many industries around the world, with the automotive and electronics industries among the sectors worst affected. The shortage first emerged after the COVID-19 pandemic due to lockdowns and restrictions.
He emphasized that the government is placing a heavy emphasis on enhancing the overall semiconductor ecosystem and ensuring that it stimulates India’s rapidly expanding electronics manufacturing and innovation ecosystem.
The government’s Rs 76,000 crore semiconductor program is focused on developing chips and introducing the nation’s manufacturing ecosystem.
It aims to provide financial support to companies investing in semiconductors, manufacturing display system and environmental design, and will boost India’s growing presence in global electronics value chains.
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