Government has extended the last date for submission of Expression of Interest (EoI) by chip manufacturers to November 25, giving companies more time to file initial papers to set up fabrication units in the country.

The earlier deadline was November 6, 2013, Department of Electronics and Information Technology (DeiTY) said in a statement.

“...extended to November 25, 2013 the last date for submitting Expression of Interest (EoI) by semiconductor wafer fabrication (FAB) manufacturers for establishing FAB manufacturing facilities in India,” it added.

The statement said in order to attract the maximum number of FAB manufacturers from all over the globe, the government had recently decided to apprise all such manufacturers of the quantum of subsidy and other benefits being offered for establishing FAB manufacturing facilities in India.

In September, the government had given in-principle approval to the proposal of setting up two semiconductor manufacturing facilities in the country in a bid to check over-dependence on import of electronic products, especially chipsets.

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