IIT-Bombay develops ‘Made in India’ microprocessor

Question: Which of the following ‘Made in India’ Microprocessor has been developed by IIT-Bombay recently?
(a) Ajit
(b) Sameer
(c) Aviral
(d) Ridam
Answer: (a)
Related facts:

  • Prof. Madhav Desai and his team of nine researchers from IIT Bombay has developed a microprocessor called AJIT which is conceptualized, designed, developed and manufactured in India.
  • The project was funded by the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MeitY) and IIT Bombay. Powai Labs, a Mumbai-based company, has invested in the venture, and will own, market and support the product.
  • AJIT is a medium-sized processor named after Prof. Desai’s friend and mentor late Ajit Shelar.
  • Ajit can be used in WiFi routers, secure power metres or even electronic voting machines.
  • A microprocessor is commonly known as the brain of an electronic device. It is an integrated circuit that contains a few million transistors (semiconductor-based electronic devices) fused on a semiconductor chip.
  • The innovation would not only reduce the country’s imports but also make India self-reliant in electronics in order to sustain the India’s electronics market which is expected to reach $400 billion by 2020.

Links:
http://www.iitb.ac.in/en/research-highlight/welcome-ajit-%E2%80%98made-india%E2%80%99-microprocessor
https://indianexpress.com/article/india/iit-bombay-develops-ajit-made-in-india-microprocessor-5718006/
https://www.thehindu.com/news/cities/mumbai/iit-b-researchers-develop-made-in-india-microprocessor/article27073816.ece

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