Every VLSI engineered at SCL holds the story within itself. Perhaps because it is not just getting manufactured in a plant but is born in a sensitive environment, where men and machines are all geared towards achieving excellence.
SCL was set-up in 1983, in the green, unpolluted environs on the outskirts of Chandigarh - a city designed by the French architect Le Corbusier, just 250 kms northwest of the India's capital New Delhi. SCL is a wholly owned Govt. of India Enterprise. With its objective to design, develop and manufacture VLSI circuits and VLSI based systems and sub systems, and to create a strong R&D base, SCL entered into a technical collaboration with American Microsystems Inc. USA and in 1984 commenced commercial production in 5 micron CMOS technology. Through intensive in-house R&D efforts SCL developed and brought into production the next generation 3 micron, 2 micron, 1.2 micron, 0.8 micron CMOS as well as EEPROM and CCD technologies. Latest addition to its capability is the newly established state-of-the-art MEMS Fab facility.