TIDCO to set up centre for testing strategic electronics, drones in Chennai The New Indian Express
CHENNAI: Chennai could soon become the hub for strategic electronics and drones as Tamil Nadu Industrial Development Corporation (TIDCO), nodal agency for defence corridor, is planning to set up an integrated testing complex on 10 acres of land at Vallam Vadagal in Kancheepuram district.
Ranked as the world’s second best and most cost-effective location for operating electronics research and development centre by fDi Benchmark, an investment location comparison tool from the Financial Times, the complex will consist of greenfield testing infrastructure, including electromagnetic compatibility or electromagnetic interference (EMI/EMC) testing, according to an official source.
A senior industries department official said testing is a critical step in design and manufacturing process of electronic devices. Tamil Nadu, which has several electronics manufacturing and design focused industries, has a huge potential for EMI/EMC and communication testing labs, sources said.
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