MeitY secretary S Krishnan at India Tech Ecosystem Summit in New Delhi. Pic/News18
The event displayed over 25 innovative products, including banking on wheels, thin clients, all-in-one clients, multi-function kiosks, demonstrating the broad spectrum of Make in India solutions from 10+ original design manufacturers (ODMs), original equipment manufacturers (OEMs), and ecosystem players
Intel India on Thursday showcased a diverse range of locally manufactured laptops and IT products at the India Tech Ecosystem Summit in New Delhi, reinforcing its commitment to the government’s Make in India initiative. The event brought together numerous local manufacturers to highlight a portfolio of devices designed and made in India, emphasising technology-led growth.
Key highlights featured the launch of a locally manufactured server powered by 4th Generation Intel Xeon Scalable Processors by Mega Networks and C-DAC’s High-Performance Compute server Rudra.
The event displayed over 25 innovative products, including banking on wheels, thin clients, all-in-one clients, and multi-function kiosks, demonstrating the broad spectrum of Make in India solutions from 10+ original design manufacturers (ODMs), original equipment manufacturers (OEMs), and ecosystem players.
Additionally, the event served as a platform for matchmaking between government entities, enterprises, OEMs, local ecosystem, and Taiwanese ODMs, fostering domestic and international collaboration. Distinguished speakers from the government and leading ecosystem players, including Microsoft and Google, delivered keynotes, sharing insights on the future of technology in India.
Santhosh Viswanathan, vice president and managing director, India Region, Intel, said: “This comprehensive showcase featuring a vast array of locally designed and manufactured electronics and IT products signifies a shift beyond mere assembly to innovation and self-reliance, serving as a testament towards a future where India plays a substantial role in shaping cutting-edge technology on the global stage.”
Gokul V Subramaniam, Intel India president, and vice president, Client Computing Group, stated, “Make in India initiative will bring diverse engineering disciplines to the forefront, one that will bring innovation and production leadership together to serve India and the global market.”
In November last year, News18 reported that the tech giant is collaborating with eight companies from Delhi, Uttar Pradesh, Karnataka, Maharashtra, Tamil Nadu, and Haryana to accelerate laptop manufacturing in the country. The list of companies involved in this collaboration includes 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.
At the event, ministry of electronics and IT secretary S Krishnan stated that India has to take its justifiable place in the electronics manufacturing spectrum. “A lot of the eight manufacturers that Intel has identified in the country you probably see manufacturing laptops or even the Chromebooks which would be cost-effective and relatively cheap,” he said.
He also appreciated Intel’s effort in India. “You are showing the way forward for many of your peers in this segment by creating these collaborations, bringing in a range of manufacturers who can work with you and learn from you and grow,” Krishnan said.