INDIA The Technology Superpower
  • Geneva-based STMicroelectronics is one of the largest semiconductor companies to develop integrated circuits and software in India.

  • Texas Instruments was the first to open operations in Bangalore, followed by Motorola, Intel, Cadence Design Systems and several others.

  • 80 of the World’s 117 SEI CMM Level-5 companies are based in India.

  • 5 Indian companies recently received the globally acclaimed Deming prize. This prize is given to an organization for rigorous total quality management (TQM) practices.
  • 15 of the world's major Automobile makers are obtaining components from Indian companies. This business fetched India $1.5 Billion in 2003, and will reach $15 Billion by 2007.

  • New emerging industries areas include, Bio-Informatics, Bio-Technology, Genomics, Clinical Research and Trials.

  • World-renowned TQM expert Yasutoshi Washio predicts that Indian manufacturing quality will overtake that of Japan in 2013.

  • McKinsey believes India's revenues from the IT industry will reach $87 Billion by 2008.

  • Flextronics, the $14 billion global major in Electronic Manufacturing Services, has announced that it will make India a global competence centre for telecom software development.
  • India is among six countries that launch satellites and do so even for Germany, Belgium, South Korea, Singapore and EU countries.

  • India's INSAT is among the world's largest domestic satellite communication systems.

  • Designed, built and integrated by ISRO, INSAT 4A and INSAT 4B are dedicated to telecommunications, with 12 Ku band and 12 C-band transponders each. INSAT 4A and INSAT 4B satellites will each weigh about 3,200 kg at liftoff.
  • India is among the 3 countries in the World that have built Supercomputers on their own. The other two countries being USA and Japan.

  • India’s new ‘PARAM Padma’ Terascale Supercomputer (1 Trillion processes per sec.) is also amongst only 4 nations in the world to have this capability.
  • India’s Geosynchronous Satellite Launch Vehicle (GSLV) was indigenously manufactured with most of the components like motor cases, inter-stages, heat shield, cryogenic engine, electronic modules all manufactured by public and private Indian industry.

  • India today is the recognized world leader in advanced high tech and missile guidance and propulsion systems.

  • India now has the most precision target missile in the world. It is a success that puts Inda along with Ruaaia right at the top in precision missle technology program. Missile trechnology today is all about precision targeting in bad weather conditions.

  • BrahMos the world's only supersonic cruise missile, was developed by as an Indo-Russian joint venture.
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