Paul van Gerven
3 April

NXP will urge its foundry partners to set up manufacturing operations in India, CEO Kurt Sievers told The Economic Times following a meeting with Prime Minister Modi last week. “We believe in the geopolitical context, currently India should be a very neutral and democratic place to have global manufacturing,” he said. “I’ll be very vocal and supportive to our manufacturing partners to strongly consider India.”

NXP Eindhoven
Credit: NXP

Sievers also expressed NXP’s support for expanding India’s semiconductor ecosystem more generally. The Eindhoven-headquartered company is looking to add to its already sizable R&D operations in the country. Currently, the company has four facilities around India, employing about 4,000 engineers.