K. Krishna Moorthy, Corporate VP and Managing Director at the Rambus India Design Center, has been appointed chairman of the India Electronics and Semiconductor Association (IESA).
“It is an exciting time for India’s electronics industry, with IESA leading the conversation to strengthen India’s electronics design and manufacturing (ESDM) dynamics,” Moorthy said in a statement quoted by The Hindu. “When IESA coined the term ESDM about eight years ago, we never thought [it would] become the next big wave of growth and investment in the country. The central government has recognized the importance of this sector which is evident from its recent initiatives like Digital India, Make in India and Skill India – all [of] which augers very well for the ESDM industry.”
As part of the IESA team, Moorthy will work with the both central and state governments, industry members, entrepreneurs and the academic sector to take India’s ESDM sector to new heights.
“The high consumption of electronics products in the country, coupled with a highly-supportive start-up spirit in the new generation of engineers will help us achieve this in the near future,” he explained.
As The Hindu notes, Moorthy is an accomplished electronics industry professional with more than 35 years of experience in the field of electronics, including silicon design, system design, system engineering, and high-performance IP design in deep sub micro processes and engineering management.
Moorthy is also credited with designing the first ASIC in India in 1987 that achieved volume production and is used in many secure defense communication systems. He played a key role in establishing the Advanced VLSI lab in IIT Kharagpur and continues to work with engineering schools in India to foster industry relationships.
Interested in learning more about Moorthy’s new role as IESA Chairman? You can read The Hindu’s recent interview with Moorthy here.