Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Tuesday, announced the state will establish a characterisation laboratory where entrepreneurs can test their semiconductor designs.
“You will be happy to know that it has been decided to establish a characterisation laboratory in the state jointly with STPI (Software Technology Park of India) in the IIIT campus here,” Patnaik said.
He was addressing the first convocation of Indian Institute of Information Technology (IIIT) Convocation at Gothapatana in Bhubaneswar.
Stating that it will be the first such laboratory in eastern India, Patnaik said it will help entrepreneurs test their semiconductor designs at an affordable cost.
“Establishment of an electronic systems design and manufacturing (ESDM) incubation centre to promote the start-ups in ESDM sectors has also been approved by the government,” he informed the students passing out from the IIIT, Bhubaneswar.
Patnaik reminded the students it is their duty to strive for the welfare of the society and work for empowering the disadvantaged.
Quoting former President Dr APJ Abdul Kalam, the Chief Minister said, “All technological advancements we have today are the outcome of scientific exploration of scientists of earlier centuries. At no time, man was beaten by problems. He strives continuously to subjugate impossibility and then succeeds.”
Therefore, the students must strive hard to achieve goal and control their destiny, Patnaik said while quoting former Chairman of General Electric Jack Welch, “Control Your Destiny, or Someone Else Will”.
Patnaik pointed out that India is now the world’s largest sourcing destination for the IT industry, accounting for approximately 67 per cent of the 124 to 130 billion US dollar market.