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Qualcomm India has announced the launch of the Qualcomm Semiconductor Mentorship Program(‘QSMP’) 2022.
What is the Qualcomm Semiconductor Mentorship Program(QSMP) 2022?
Launched by: Qualcomm India in collaboration with C-DAC (Centre for Development of Advanced Computing).
Aim: To support selected semiconductor startups by providing them mentorship, technical training and industry outreach.
Under the program, Qualcomm India will shortlist up to 10 Indian semiconductor startups for QSMP 2022.
Each shortlisted startup will be paired with a Qualcomm India leader for mentorship on product planning and development. The startup and the mentor will meet on a periodic basis either in person or through online meetings.
Qualcomm India will also facilitate “Masterclass” workshops for the shortlisted startups on semiconductor design aspects such as design, testing, and verification packaging, as well as on non-technical topics such as pitches, IPR, marketing, government incentives/opportunities and scaling up teams.
What is C-DAC?
C-DAC is a premier Research and Development organization of the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology(MeitY).
Purpose: It is engaged in cutting edge technology areas for the design, development and deployment of products and solutions in the area of Electronics and Information Technology.
CDAC has been entrusted with the responsibility to execute the Design Linked Incentive (DLI) Scheme notified by the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology,
Source: The post is based on the article “Qualcomm and MeitY’s Centre for Development of Advanced Computing (C-DAC) partner to support Indian semiconductor startups” published in PIB on 29th April 2022.