TCS & IIT Bombay to build India’s First Quantum Diamond Chip

It’s a great news in the advancement of technology that Tata Consultancy Services has collaborated with IIT Bombay to build Diamond chip. For a layman, it may seem to be a rocket science, so let us discuss on what a Diamond Chip is all about and how can this help Indian Industries?

  1. Quantum Diamond Microchip images are just like other semiconductor chips, however the difference lies in its advanced technology and better results. (As per Wikipedia – a microchip is a small electronic device made up of multiple interconnected electronic components. These components are etched into a small piece semiconductor material, usually silicon). So, these chips basically wire a lot of components of a system in a short device. Every electronic device, automobile, machinery has one or the other kind of chip installed. It was because of shortage of semiconductor chips worldwide during COVID epidemic that vehicles were not getting manufactured.
  • Many developed countries are already producing this Diamond Microchip and India has to import the same. However, this collaboration will benefit Indian industries a lot by cutting cost of such chips, if produced in bulk internally.
  • It will reduce chip failures, MRI scanning would become better and energy efficiency in electronic devices will increase.
  • Its name emerges from its technical explanation. It will use the defects in diamond’s structure called as Nitrogen-Vacancy (NV) centers.
  • This technology has now become need of the hour because first of all, chip failures can easily be detected by using this imaging and secondly because it will also reduce leakages from chips. Semiconductor chips are becoming smaller in size and this technology will remarkably transform the system by reducing the leakages.

Hence, we as nationals of the country must hope that this project gets successfully launched on large scale.

Bhavya Taneja
Bhavya Taneja
Bhavya Taneja is a Practicing Company Secretary, speaker on various academic and non-academic topics and a writer. She has an experience of 8 years as a professional and 5 years as a faculty of Economics. She has authored a book of quotes called 'Crisp Talkings' and is actively involved in social welfare activities as well.

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