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India needs a holistic and effective ‘techplomacy’ strategy

The Indian state needs to address the ability to utilise technology as a credible foreign policy and diplomacy tool

While several decisions have showcased movement on the “techplomacy” front, the Indian State needs a more comprehensive and well-rounded approach to using technology in the diplomatic space. (Shutterstock)
Published on Sep 19, 2022 01:36 PM IST

What a Taiwan crisis means for the global chip race

With Taiwan and China being key parts of the global semiconductor ecosystem, how will increased cross-Strait tensions affect the industry?

With the world recovering from a chip shortage and industry ramping up supply to pre-pandemic levels, can we afford another supply chain shock to the industry? (Shutterstock)
Updated on Aug 13, 2022 06:09 PM IST

India’s semiconductor push should focus on revamping the DLI scheme

The 2021 semiconductor initiative by India cannot be allowed to stall in momentum and the urgency factor has to be brought into the picture. Effectively and efficiently utilising India’s position in the global semiconductor value chain is through the development of a thriving design ecosystem in the country

One of the critical factors for the slow growth on the design front in the country comes down to the accessibility to capital for domestic semiconductor design firms. (REUTERS)
Updated on Sep 07, 2022 11:46 AM IST
By, Pranay Kotasthane

In an era of cyber wars, India needs a fortified computing ecosystem

Recent progress by the State has showcased the government’s intent. But a holistic strategy is in need to facilitate its further advancement.

While India has a dedicated supercomputer programme, there has been no dedicated government policy for quantum computing. (
Published on Jun 09, 2022 08:42 PM IST

A road map for Quad’s emerging technology working group

Here are the three main areas of focus that Quad should focus on to create an immediate impact in the technology domain:

Among the 12 working groups is the critical and emerging technology working group that was established in March 2021 to foster technological collaboration. (ANI)
Published on May 20, 2022 06:46 PM IST

The effect of tech sanctions on the Russian economy

Responses by global technology conglomerates and Big Tech corporations towards the Ukrainian invasion highlight the important role of tech companies in a State’s economy

This is the first time that specific embargoes have been put in place against the import and export of high-tech components targeting a country, in this case, Russia. (Shutterstock)
Updated on Mar 16, 2022 08:10 PM IST

A four-point action plan for quantum technologies

Adequate attention to those who can contribute to developing quantum technology must be the government’s top priority

The establishment of “quantum innovation hubs” in partnership with selected state governments can help direct investments efficiently and build a well-connected quantum research network in the country. (Shutterstock)
Published on Jan 14, 2022 07:06 PM IST

India needs a 20-year semiconductor strategy

To succeed, it is essential to reflect on the difference between being able to manufacture one line of chips and achieving semiconductor self-sufficiency or even becoming a key manufacturer

Instead, it should aim to become a key player in a trusted, plurilateral semiconductor ecosystem that keeps key adversaries out (REUTERS)
Updated on Dec 02, 2021 09:10 PM IST
ByPranay Kotasthane and Arjun Gargeyas

The race for the domination of AI chips

With AI and advanced semiconductor technology an integral part of Industry 4.0, the impact of AI chips on the global technology landscape will gradually evolve in the coming decade

The market for AI chips has consistently increased in the last decade, with AI chips projected to account for 22% of the global AI revenue by 2022 (Shutterstock)
Updated on Nov 18, 2021 01:30 PM IST
ByArjun Gargeyas

As Quad focuses on tech, the debate on standard setting

The control of critical technologies and their supply chains remain essential for all States to project their geopolitical influence. However, having a grip on the governance mechanism of these critical technologies in the form of technical standards can be a gamechanger in the geostrategic field

Representational Image. (Getty Images/iStockphoto)
Updated on Sep 22, 2021 02:30 PM IST
ByArjun Gargeyas
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