Defence Electronics and Semiconductor Innovations (DESI) Conclave 2023
Tirupati, February 22nd 2023: India Electronics and Semiconductor Association (IESA), India’s leading industry association for ESDM (Electronics System Design and Manufacturing) sector, today, in conjunction with Government of Andhra Pradesh organized the Defence Electronics and Semiconductor Innovations (DESI) Conclave 2023. This one-day event is being held in association with Andhra Pradesh Electronics and IT Agency (APEITA) and Indian Institutes of Technology (IIT) at the IIT Tirupathi campus.
The conclave is aimed at holding discussions with respect to the current metrics of semiconductor application with respect to defence research, and forge the way ahead for ESDM innovations in this segment. The conclave witnessed active participation from several speakers on myriad topics to include ‘Evolution of semiconductor design eco system in India’, ‘Opportunities in enabling secure ecosystem around semiconductor fabs’, ‘Successful Startup’s – a mobility example’, ‘Innovation Ecosystem’, ‘Andhra Pradesh ESDM Landscape’, and ‘Emerging and future technologies of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs)’. Panel discussions on topics ‘Enabling Semiconductor Design Ecosystem in AP – A practical road map’. A session on ‘Defence & Aerospace: Growing Impactful MSME’s to support Defence Electronics Industry in India- How & Why?’ was also conducted during the conclave. The conclave also provided ESDM startups with a chance to showcase their products and innovations, along with discussions around the direction in which the Indian ESDM industry is headed.
The attendance at DESI Conclave 2023 included Dr Satyanarayana, Director, IIT Tirupathi, Mr K Krishna Moorthy, CEO & President IESA, key appointments from the Indian Navy, Shri Saurabh Gaur, IAS Secretary,Government of Andhra Pradesh, Mrs Gowthami, IAS, CEO EMC’s – Govt of Andhra Pradesh, officials from Defence Machinery Development Establishment (DMDE) and a host of industry leaders in Semiconductor, R&D and ESDM space.
IESA is the premier Industry Body in India representing the semiconductors & ESDM industry in India and aims to promote Electronics & Semiconductor technology solutions to positively impact the lives of 1.3 billion Indians. Through its deep connection with its member companies which comprise of all global Semiconductor MNC’s who operate out of India, Indian Electronics majors as well as MSME and StartUps, IESA aims to make India the preferred global ESDM destination. It acts as a trusted knowledge partner to the Central & State Governments in policy matters, with the industry to enable their value growth in India & with the academia to bridge the gap between them and the industry and to bring campus innovations faster to market.