Intel has teamed up with eight prominent Electronics Manufacturing Services (EMS) firms and Original Design Manufacturers (ODMs) to accelerate laptop production in India. In line with the ‘Make in India’ initiative, this collaboration aims to strengthen the domestic laptop manufacturing industry.
The partners in this endeavor are Bhagwati Products Ltd, Dixon Technologies India Ltd, Kaynes Technology India Ltd, Optiemus Electronics Ltd, Panache Digilife Ltd, Smile Electronics Ltd, Syrma SGS Technology Ltd, and VVDN Technologies Private Ltd. For some of these firms, this venture marks their debut in laptop manufacturing.
Intel’s role in this collaboration is to share its industry knowledge and operational insights, contributing to the development of entry-level laptops in India.
The project involves the implementation of advanced Surface Mount Technology (SMT) lines, the establishment of quality control processes for components, and the benchmarking of finished products. Furthermore, Intel supports ODMs through both Semi Knocked Down (SKD) and Completely Knocked Down (CKD) processes.
Intel will also host the India Tech Ecosystem Summit in November, where numerous local manufacturers will showcase a diverse range of devices produced in India.
This initiative aligns with Intel’s commitment to empowering the Indian technology ecosystem, and fostering collaboration with government, industry, and startups to drive positive change and growth in the country’s tech sector.
Regarding the initiative, Shri Rajeev Chandrasekhar, Union Minister of State for Electronics and IT, Skill Development and Entrepreneurship said,
I am very pleased that global organizations like Intel are partnering with India, helping to build and catalyze the electronics manufacturing ecosystem for laptops and compute. This 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. It is our Prime Minister’s determined goal that the Indian Electronics Ecosystem should have deep and broad capabilities and that Indian Electronics Manufacturing Companies should grow, scale, and expand their footprint as trusted players in the Electronics Global Value Chains.
Regarding the collaboration, Santhosh Viswanathan, VP & MD, India Region, Intel said,
The collaboration between Intel and the Indian manufacturing ecosystem marks a pivotal moment for the Indian electronics industry. Intel has been the fundamental enabler of several electronic ecosystems across the world, and we are excited about fueling the same in India.
Bringing in Intel’s technology-related investments and global system supply chain ecosystem knowledge exemplifies our dedication to fostering electronic manufacturing capabilities in India. By enabling the laptop manufacturing process – from surface mount technology assembly to finished product – we are not only meeting the demands of the Make in India initiative but also contributing to the technological progress of the nation.