nder the aegis of Microprocessor Development Programme of MeitY, IIT Madras and Center for Development of Advanced Computing (CDAC) have developed two microprocessors named Shakti (32 bit) and Vega (64 bit) respectively using Open Source Architecture. MeitY said that design, development & fabrication of these state-of-theart processor variants at foundry in the country and abroad, is a successful step to leapfrog to ultimate goal of vibrant ecosystem of Electronic System Design & Manufacturing in the country.

“Swadeshi Microprocessor Challenge- Innovate Solutions for #Aatmanirbhar Bharat” seeks to invite innovators, startups and students to use these microprocessors to develop various technology products, a government statement said.

The “Swadeshi Microprocessor Challenge” is part of the series of proactive, pre-emptive and graded measures taken by the Ministry to spur the technology-led innovation ecosystem in the country and staying at the forefront of digital adoption, it said.

“Open to students at all levels and startups, the Challenge demands contestants to not only tinker with these Swadeshi Processor IPs and facilitate them with innovating the frugal solutions for societal needs but also make available the entire home-grown ecosystem around Swadeshi Processors to develop the complex designs for catering to both global and domestic requirements in the near future," it said.

The Challenge spread over ten months, kick-starts with the registration process on Tuesday and culminates in June 2021, with an opportunity for 100 semi-finalists to win total ₹1 crore of the award, 25 finalists to win total ₹1 crore of the prize and top 10 teams entering the finale, will get the seed fund of total ₹2.30 crore and 12 months incubation support.

For more details, visit: https://shakti.org.in/sp2020-shakti.html

Courtesy: https://swarajyamag.com/insta/after-hugely-successful-aatmanirbhar-app-challenge-union-government-launches-swadeshi-microprocessor-challenge

Aug 19, 2020

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