13th International VLSI Conference in Calcutta
The thirteenth conference will have a special feature - Industry forum - to provide a platform for exchange of ideas between the leaders in this field - the MNCs and Indian counterparts. The discussion in this Forum will hopefully come out with possibilities of setting up new industries in the state of West Bengal adding another feather to the process of industrial rejuvenation of the state.
Intel Corporation has already confirmed their participation as sponsor and holding many key responsibilities. Other stalwarts, eg Nortel Corporation, Texas Instruments, Cadence Design System, Mintor Graphics Corporation, VC Berkeley, IMEC - Belgium are also expected to join the conference.
West Bengal Government has also taken keen interest in holding such an international event in Calcutta. Chief Minister Shri Jyoti Basu is informed and the conference will likely to be inaugurated by him. An initial level of discussion was also held with Dr. S.K. Sen, Power and Science and Technology minister of West Bengal.
The preparatory activities are running in full swing. ISI, IIT, BE College (DU), JU, CMC and many others were included in the committee. The conference is expected to explore research opportunities, human resource and infrastructure, with the objective of expansion of VLSI industries in India and in West Bengal, in particular.
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