Semiconductor Complex Limited (SCL)

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Last Updated: July 1, 2003
Other Name: Semi-Conductor Laboratory (SCL)
Location: Chandigarh, Punjab, India
Subordinate To: Ministry of Information Technology
Size: N/A
Facility Status: Active

The Semiconductor Complex Limited (SCL) is a Ministry of Information Technology enterprise and was established by the Government of India in Chandigarh (Punjab) in 1983. The entity was established to manufacture "VLSI [very large-scale integration] and VLSI based systems and sub-systems..." In the early 1980s SCL entered into a technical collaboration with the American Microsystems Inc. and in 1984 commenced production of "5 micron CMOS [complimentary metal-oxide semiconductor] technology." SCL also produces "3 micron, 2 micron, and 1.2 micron as well as EEPROM [electrically erasable programmable read-only memory] and CCD [charge-coupled device] technologies...[and] is currently establishing 0.8 micron CMOS technology." The company's "vertically integrated semiconductor operations offer design, wafer fabrication, testing, packaging, quality assurance, and reliability testing, [and] VLSI based manufacturing and applications..." Other specialized activities include the manufacture of "mixed signal devices, micropower technology, [and] digital processing..."

The SCL Manufactures

Manufactures ground and flight instrumentation systems for India's Integrated Guided Missile Program such as the "ASIC [application-specific integrated chip] pulse code modulation encoder."

[1] Semiconductor Complex Limited,
[2] Dr. N.C. Birla and B.S. Murthy, eds., "Ground and Flight Instrumentation," Indian Defence Technology: Missile Systems (1998: DRDO, Ministry of Defence, New Delhi), p. 120.
[3] Whatis?Com,

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