President Uhuru Kenyatta last week opened a semiconductor factory at the Dedan Kimathi University of Technology (Dekut) in Nyeri County. The factory is a Public-Private Partnership between Semiconductor Technologies (STL) Company and the university aimed at boosting President Kenyatta’s manufacturing pillar under the Big Four agenda. It is against this backdrop that Kenya is positioning itself to be a major player in the sector with the opening of the semiconductor factory in Nyeri. The link between locally available minerals and the ease of manufacturing semiconductors position Kenya as a potential global supplier of the components. The STL factory will also offer jobs to local academics with a deal to offer technology transfer between the company and the staff.
Source: Standard Digital May 04, 2021 04:52 UTC