EPIC Foundation to Develop Electronics & Semiconductor Products in Odisha
Hardware products think tank EPIC Foundation has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Odisha Government to design and manufacture world-class electronics and semiconductor products within the state.
December 07, 2022. By Manu Tayal
EPIC Foundation is a not-for-profit organization founded by HCL Founders Dr. Ajai Chowdhry and Arjun Malhotra along with semiconductor industry veteran Dr. Satya Gupta. It was formed with a commitment to creating a self-reliant Electronics Product nation.
The Foundation said that it is working with various stakeholders from Industry, Government and Academia and will work towards propelling the growth of the electronics and semiconductor ecosystem in the state and aims to transform Odisha into a hub for ESDM in the long run.
Under the ongoing collaboration, EPIC Foundation will work with Odisha Government and Odisha Skill Development Authority to skill citizens including women and people from small towns and underprivileged communities of the state in manufacturing, repairing and servicing of electronics products.
Commenting on the partnership, Dr. Ajai Chowdhry, Chairman of EPIC Foundation, said, “we would like to acknowledge the support of Government and industry in making this collaboration a reality. We have always envisaged Odisha as a state that has high potential for excelling in 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 itself which can pave the way forward for overall development and world class performance in the Electronics sector of the state. We are very excited to work with the progressive government of Odisha and are confident that these joint efforts will help achieving dream of Hon’ble CM Naveen Patnaik of achieving $1 Trillion dollar economy for the state of Odisha.”
In line with its commitment, EPIC Foundation will be working with Odisha government to create design, manufacture, distribute and service companies in the state to the local, national and global demand for these products.
“Creating Electronic products with indigenous design in Odisha is part of our larger dream of bringing back the lost glory of Indian Electronics and Semiconductor space and it is very heartening to receive an overwhelming support from Odisha Government by helping us move into that direction. 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. We are confident that we will achieve our dream of making Odisha Technology Gateway of East by working closely with Industry, academia, and government in the state,” said Dr. Satya Gupta, CEO, EPIC Foundation.
The initial product line that has been proposed for the collaboration will include manufacturing an Indian Tablet PC with global quality for serving the emerging need for such devices in the education and healthcare sector. Other products in the portfolio include smart meters, mobile, EV chargers, indoor and outdoor Wi-Fi access points and smart cameras to name a few. All the Electronic products developed by EPIC Foundation and partners are repairable and upgradable and will follow R-Cube methodology (Reuse, Repair, Recycle) making them essentially environment friendly and long-lasting.
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