Bengaluru-based fab-less semiconductor company, Signalchip launched India’s first semiconductor chips for 4G/LTE and 5G NR modems.
The company launched four chips as part of its SCBM34XX and SCRF34XX/45XX series, code-named ‘Agumbe’. The four chips include SCBM3412 (single chip 4G/LTE modem), SCBM3404 (single chip 4X4 LTE), SCRF3402 (2X2 transceiver for LTE) and SCRF4502 (2X2 transceiver for 5G NR standards). The chips also support positioning using India’s own satellite navigation system, NAVIC.
Secretary, Telecom, Aruna Sundararajan said that Data Security is the paramount concern in the World today and India cannot remain secure in terms of data, unless it manufactures its own chips. Terming the launch of the Chip as tremendously significant, Sundarajan said that India is just breaking into the elite club of the world and this will have huge implications for India’s data security and data sovereignty, besides the positive economic implications. She informed that at present only 8 companies and a few countries can design and build semiconductor chips and launch of Indigenous Chip is in a real sense Make in India for the World. She said, the pioneering work will lead to a whole new architecture of tower building mainly in the light of emission complaints and growing environmental concerns.
Sundararajan said that when US and China are battling it out for the core ICT technology, India cannot lag behind. She said, even the high powered Committee formed by the Government of India and headed by Stanford University professor A.J. Paulrajto outline a road map for 5G telecom services has suggested breaking into the IPRs of 5G. She said, the launch of a world class product by SIGNALCHIP is start of the Third Wave, after Software and India Stack as First and Second wave.She also congratulated the Founder and CEO of SIGNALCHIP Himanshu Khasnis and CEO of global company ZOHO, Sridhar Vembu for joining together to write India’s most amazing success story. Sundararajan also unveiled four chips at the event designed by SIGNALCHIP.