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Hyderabad positions itself to become India's solar capital

SOLARCON® India 2009 to be held in Hyderabad on November 9 to 11, 200

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 ecosystem.

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.


About FabCity
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 www.fabcity.in

About ISA
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 www.isaonline.org

About SEMI
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, please visit www.solarconindia.org

Reachout's News Bureau
 Septmber' 2009

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