India's first indigenous microprocessor launched by IIT-Madras


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IIT-Madras has designed India's first microprocessor ‘Shakti’.

Highlights:

*The researchers from Indian Institute of Technology Madras (IIT Madras) have designed India’s first indigenous microprocessor called ‘Shakti’.
*It will reduce dependency on imported microchips and the risk of cyber attacks.
* It will be ideal for communication and defence sectors.
*It can be used in mobile computing, wireless and networking systems.
*It may also provide power to mobile phones, smart meters and surveillance cameras.
 * Semi-Conductor Laboratory (SCL) of the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) in Chandigarh has fabricated the microchip which is essential for ‘Shakti’.
*It has been developed under project partly funded by Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MeitY), as part of two-decade-old efforts to develop indigenous microprocessors.





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