This is a report by Mr. Tsuyoshi Kawanishi, a highly respected veteran of the Semiconductor Industry in
A total of 20 members including members of SSIS went to
- Since the reform in 1991, IT industry in
has surprisingly developed. In fiscal year of 2003, 73% of $12.2 bil. of exports was generated by software industry. However, major destinations for exporting were India U.S.and Europe and only 3% was shipped to . This shows that trade with Japan is not significant for Japanese. However, we must remember that the lowered number is also due to custom duties. India 's IT industry has following advantages: India
�Human resource. Currently, number of IT technologists in
�High CMM level. 60 companies have obtained CMM5 in
�Salary. IT technologists earn $5,000 a year and senior technologists earn $12,000 a year, which are one-third of those of Japanese and almost half of those Chinese
�English, which is a "global language" in IT industry is semi-official language
- Business achievements differ depending on the company
- While job hopping rate in
is generally bet. 10 to 20%, it is only 5% for some companies (e.g., TI) India
- Personality of Indian –
Positive side: Hard-working, ambitious, logical
Negative side: Highly individualistic and lacks ability to work in teams
- Impression of
based on our short stay India
- Generally dirty（excluding IT-related companies & towns）Electricity outage occurs often -several times in a day even in a hotel and some IT-related companies proudly talked about private electric generator）
- Rough drivers（They are too rough that I cannot imagine driving in India）
- Due attention must be paid even for meal as one should not eat ice or uncooked vegetable, and should not drink local water. I had to eat spicy hot fried food everyday.
- Bureaucrats in
Singaporeare professionals of very high quality standards and we were strongly impressed by Mr. Tan of the Economic Development Board.
- The government of Singapore has learned a lesson from SARS that they cannot rely their economy only on service industry. Strength of manufacturing industry in
Singaporeis in its supply chains. They also emphasize on connectivity of information and telecommunication.
- A free trade agreement has been signed between India and Singapore. Due to the effect of the Chinese culture, value their ties with abroad
- Instead of aiming at more than 7% growth of GDP for a short period, they aim at long and continuous GDP growth in a range of 3 to 5%.