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Government invites Intel to make chips in Mangaluru or Belagavi

DHNS, Bengaluru, JUN 03 2020, 23:27 ISTUPDATED: JUN 03 2020, 23:52 IST iStock photo Karnataka on Wednesday invited chip major Intel to set up manufacturing units at Mangaluru or Belagavi, while offering “full cooperation” for the venture.

During a video conference with top Intel India executives, Deputy Chief Minister C N Ashwath Narayan, who is also the IT/BT minister, made a hard pitch for the company to consider. “There’s a port in Mangaluru while Belagavi is a few hours from a port in Goa,” Narayan said, referring to sea connectivity to export the chips manufactured in the state.  The company also made a Rs 1 crore donation to the CM’s Relief Fund.

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