Intel, a global technology leader, has announced a significant collaboration with eight distinguished Electronics Manufacturing Services (EMS) companies and Original Design Manufacturers (ODMs) to accelerate laptop manufacturing in India. This collaboration is poised to fortify India’s position in the global electronics manufacturing landscape.
The key partners in this venture are Bhagwati Products, Dixon Technologies India, Kaynes Technology India, Optiemus Electronics, Panache Digilife, Smile Electronics, Syrma SGS Technology, and VVDN Technologies. For several of these companies, this marks their inaugural entry into laptop manufacturing, signifying a momentous step forward in the Indian electronics manufacturing sector.
The collaboration between Intel and these Indian manufacturing entities is aimed at enabling them to meet both domestic and global demand, thereby strengthening India’s position as a hub for electronics manufacturing.
Rajeev Chandrasekhar, Union Minister of State for Electronics and IT, Skill Development, and Entrepreneurship, highlighted the significance of this partnership, stating, “The electronics manufacturing partnership aligns with Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s vision to drive India’s Digital Economy to $1 Trillion and enable the electronics manufacturing ecosystem to contribute $300 billion by 2025-26.”
Under this innovative collaboration, Intel has shared its extensive expertise to facilitate the production of complete entry-level laptops in India. This assistance includes the use of state-of-the-art Surface Mount Technology (SMT) lines, the establishment of a rigorous quality control process for components, and even benchmarking of finished products. Intel has also provided comprehensive support to ODMs encompassing both Semi Knocked Down (SKD) and Completely Knocked Down (CKD) processes.
Santhosh Viswanathan, VP & MD, India Region, Intel, expressed the company’s commitment to advancing electronic manufacturing capabilities in India, saying, “Bringing in Intel’s technology-related investments and global system supply chain ecosystem knowledge exemplifies our dedication to fostering electronic manufacturing capabilities in India.”
Furthermore, Intel has announced that it will be hosting the India Tech Ecosystem Summit later in November. This event will bring together a multitude of local manufacturers, providing a platform to showcase a much larger portfolio of devices being manufactured in India. It is set to be a significant event in the journey towards establishing India as a prominent electronics manufacturing destination.
Intel’s collaboration with these manufacturing companies is a testament to India’s growing prowess in the electronics manufacturing sector and reflects the country’s commitment to fostering technological innovation and economic growth. This initiative also aligns with global efforts to diversify supply chains and boost local manufacturing capabilities.