|Last Updated:||July 1, 2003|
|Other Name:||Semi-Conductor Laboratory (SCL)|
|Location:||Chandigarh, Punjab, India|
|Subordinate To:||Ministry of Information Technology|
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."
 Semiconductor Complex Limited, www.sclindia.com.
 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.
 Whatis?Com, http://whatis.techtarget.com.