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Hyderabad|India|Septembet'2009: Dr Farooq Abdullah, Honorable
Minister for New and Renewable Energy, launched SOLARCON India 2009 the
global exhibition-cum-conference which is to be held in Hyderabad from
November 9-11 2009.
SOLARCON is aimed to be an annual event of international relevance and is
to attract exhibitors and delegates to the there day event. This year
nearly 75 exhibitors and 500 delegates are expected to participate .The
event is hosted by Fabcity with India Semiconductor Association (ISA) and
Semiconductor Equipment & Materials International (SEMI).
The event aims to showcase the demand of the local market in renewable
energy and also bring together industry leaders in solar PV manufacturing
and applications on a common platform.
Speaking at the occasion, Dr Abdullah reiterated the growing significance
of renewable energy and the huge potential of applications in the Indian
PV market place especially in rural households. Hyderabad has attracted
the bulk of investments in the sector and with the right support and
exposure could create a cluster with representatives of the entire
Also present on the occasion were, Mr. B.P. Acharya IAS, Chairman and
Managing Director of Andhra Pradesh Industrial Infrastructure Corporation
(APIIC), Ms Poornima Shenoy, President India Semiconductor Association
(ISA) and Mr. Sathya Prasad, President, SEMI India.
India is making Hyderabad, in the state of Andhra Pradesh, a world-class
hub for advanced semiconductor and electronics manufacturing. This
dedicated area has become known as Fab City.
The development of Fab City is being promoted by the government of Andhra
Pradesh (GoAP) which has tasked the Andhra Pradesh Industrial
Infrastructure Corporation (APIIC) to oversee progress and establish
public-private partnerships with developers. It is anticipated that Fab
City will create 5,000 jobs by end of 2009 and up to 1.4 million jobs by
2016 in over 200 ancillary industries. For more information, please visit
ISA is the leading voice for the semiconductor - driven industry and has
represented it since 2005. It has around 130 members from India and
outside it; and aims to establish India as the preferred global
destination for semiconductor, systems and solar photovoltaic companies.
ISA has played a prominent role in working with the Government of India in
the formation of the Indian Semiconductor Policy 2007. More information
about ISA can be found at
SEMI is the global industry association serving the manufacturing supply
chains for the microelectronic, display and photovoltaic industries. Since
1970, SEMI has been committed to helping members grow more profitably,
create new markets and meet common industry challenges. SEMI is engaged in
nearly all of the major technology regions of the world including India.
Primary activities include conferences and trade shows, international
standards development, public policy, market research, workforce
development, environmental, health and safety (EHS). For more information,