Intel Collaborates with Indian Electronics Manufacturers to Boost ‘Make in India’ Laptops

Intel partners with Indian manufacturers to boost laptop production in India.

  • Intel partners with eight Indian electronics manufacturers to boost local laptop production, aligning with the Make-in-India initiative.
  • This collaboration includes companies like Bhagwati Products, Dixon Technologies, and Optiemus Electronics and aims to meet the growing demand for laptops in India and worldwide.
  • Intel will share its technological expertise to enhance entry-level laptop manufacturing in India, supporting both Semi Knocked Down (SKD) and Completely Knocked Down (CKD) processes.

Intel has announced a strategic collaboration with eight Indian Electronics Manufacturing Services (EMS) companies and Original Design Manufacturers (ODMs) to accelerate laptop production in India. This partnership aims to strengthen the local laptop manufacturing industry, aligning with the Make in India initiative.

The companies joining forces with Intel 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 companies, this marks their foray into laptop manufacturing. The collaboration intends to help these partners meet the growing demand for laptops both in India and globally.

Shri Rajeev Chandrasekhar, Union Minister of State for Electronics and IT, Skill Development and Entrepreneurship, commended the partnership, stating that it aligns with Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s vision to boost India’s Digital Economy to $1 trillion and contribute $300 billion from the electronics manufacturing ecosystem by 2025-26.

Under this collaboration, Intel will share its expertise to support the production of entry-level laptops in India. This includes using advanced Surface Mount Technology (SMT) assembly lines, establishing quality control procedures for components, and benchmarking finished products. Intel will also provide assistance to ODMs for both Semi Knocked Down (SKD) and Completely Knocked Down (CKD) processes.

Santhosh Viswanathan, VP & MD, India Region, Intel, emphasized the importance of this partnership, highlighting Intel’s dedication to fostering electronic manufacturing capabilities in India and contributing to the nation’s technological progress.

Furthermore, Intel will host the India Tech Ecosystem Summit in November, bringing together local manufacturers to showcase a broader range of devices produced in India. This collaboration presents opportunities for India’s electronics manufacturing industry. Intel seems committed to enabling access and opportunities for the technology ecosystem in India, collaborating with the government, industry, and startups to make a meaningful impact on the country’s technology sector.