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Sci-fi Turned Reality! Analyses & Assessments

Sci-fi Turned Reality!

Metaverse mixes the real world with virtual reality in real-time, creating new paradigms for life on this planet. But will it be equitable and safe?

Digitisation of Assets Analyses & Assessments

Digitisation of Assets

As NFTs and cryptocurrencies usher in a new decentralised world of finance, issues of ownership, authenticity and integrity will naturally gain importance.

A Flag-bearer in Tech? Analyses & Assessments

A Flag-bearer in Tech?

While the QUAD’s efforts to align technical standard-setting is praiseworthy, it is not without its challenges.

Surviving the Chip Crisis – Part I Analyses & Assessments

Surviving the Chip Crisis – Part I

As automotive companies seek to bounce back from the disruptions in semiconductor supply chains, it is important to recognise that microcontrollers are not a ‘just-in-time’ industry.

Vpns: a Double-edged Sword? Analyses & Assessments

Vpns: a Double-edged Sword?

As the government contemplates a ban on VPNs, it is important to not reduce the debate to a trade-off between privacy and national security interests.

Requiem for the IC Engine Analyses & Assessments

Requiem for the IC Engine

Fossil fuel-based internal combustion engines may see their demise sooner than expected, as the call for net-zero emissions by 2050 intensifies.

Guardrails for the Payment Ecosystem Analyses & Assessments

Guardrails for the Payment Ecosystem

By introducing card-on-file tokenisation, the RBI has sought to strike a balance between the protection of financial data and the ease of online card payments.

A Graveyard of Automobile Empires? Analyses & Assessments

A Graveyard of Automobile Empires?

With the much-publicised departure of Ford and General Motors, has the Indian market sealed its reputation as the graveyard of automotive manufacturers?

Surviving Humanoids Analyses & Assessments

Surviving Humanoids

The vast landscape of future human-machine interplay is limited only by the discrepancies in our knowledge of the human brain.

Factory Reset for Surveillance Tech Analyses & Assessments

Factory Reset for Surveillance Tech

The NSO surveillance controversy not only indicates an erosion of basic privacy, but also a broader, more troubling trend of authoritarian cyber surveillance.

Removing Investment Barriers Analyses & Assessments

Removing Investment Barriers

In the highly complex and cost-intensive semiconductors industry, the key to success lies in a robust ecosystem and regulatory environment.

Deconstructing the Taiwanese Model Analyses & Assessments

Deconstructing the Taiwanese Model

The semiconductor industry is predicated on a complete and closed ecosystem that balances markets, investments, infrastructure, and technology.

‘Fab Future’ for India Analyses & Assessments

‘Fab Future’ for India

The semiconductor industry forms the foundation of technologies that drive economic growth, national security and critical infrastructure.

One Step at a Time Analyses & Assessments

One Step at a Time

India can leverage its existing strengths in design to establish a fabless ecosystem.

Fostering a Value Chain Analyses & Assessments

Fostering a Value Chain

The Indian semiconductor ecosystem can be fortified by establishing multiple centres of excellence that focus on specific aspects of the supply chain.

Challenges for a Shifting Supply Chain Analyses & Assessments

Challenges for a Shifting Supply Chain

The Taiwanese semiconductor industry is gearing up to meet the challenges of disruption in the traditional supply chain through innovation and a multipronged approach

Get the Chip Rolling! Analyses & Assessments

Get the Chip Rolling!

With demand far outstripping supply, the semiconductor industry is in flux, which holds great promise for an accelerated Indo-Taiwan collaboration in the field.

A Geostrategic Outlook Analyses & Assessments

A Geostrategic Outlook

Supply chain resilience in the semiconductor industry is predicated on regional security within East Asia.

Moving Beyond Silicon Analyses & Assessments

Moving Beyond Silicon

The compound semiconductor industry can act as the bedrock for an Indo-Taiwanese strategic partnership.

A Glimpse of the Future Analyses & Assessments

A Glimpse of the Future

Semiconductors are the key to an imminent Fourth Industrial Revolution, with 5G wireless and AI transforming the societal, economic and security verticals.