Accelerating 'Make in India': Intel, IT Hardware Gear Up Domestic Manufacturing, Innovation

Intel India showcases an extensive range of domestically manufactured laptops and IT products at the India Tech Ecosystem Summit

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The Indian ecosystem is gearing up for technological advancements and opportunities to be explored in driving excellence across the IT value chain. The focus has shifted to 'Brand India' for India and the world. Intel India, on Thursday, showcased an extensive range of domestically manufactured laptops and IT products at the India Tech Ecosystem Summit in New Delhi.

The summit convened numerous local manufacturers, presenting a diverse portfolio of locally designed and produced devices. This initiative reaffirmed Intel's commitment to fostering technology-led growth in sync with the Make in India initiative by the government.

It featured the debut of Mega Networks' locally manufactured server, fueled by the 4th generation Intel Xeon Scalable Processors, along with C-DAC's high-performance compute server, Rudra. More than 25 innovative products, such as Banking on Wheels, Thin Clients, All-in-One Clients, and multi-function kiosks, were showcased, providing a comprehensive glimpse into the varied spectrum of Make in India solutions crafted by over 10 original design manufacturers (ODMs), original equipment manufacturers (OEMs), and other ecosystem contributors. 

“The dynamic landscape of electronic manufacturing in India not only signifies a promising journey characterised by growth and diversification but also presents a huge opportunity. India is well positioned to establish itself as a key hub for global electronics manufacturing, and Intel, a fundamental enabler of electronic ecosystems worldwide, is fully committed to the Government of India’s Make in India initiative. 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.” Santhosh Viswanathan, Vice President and Managing Director, India Region, Intel. 

The event facilitated meaningful connections among government bodies, enterprises, OEMs, the local ecosystem, and various Taiwanese ODMs, promoting collaboration, knowledge sharing, and business prospects on both domestic and international fronts. Notably, esteemed speakers from the government and prominent ecosystem contributors like Microsoft and Google delivered insightful keynotes, offering valuable perspectives on the future of technology in India.

The event followed an insightful discussion that covered diverse topics, starting with the shift in mobile manufacturing and the dominance of local production. They then focused on a decade-long commitment to green building certification, emphasising achievements in energy and water reduction. Leadership dedication, employee integration, and ambitious sustainability targets, such as net zero by 2045, were highlighted. Financial considerations were acknowledged, urging a strategic, long-term investment mindset. The need for a sustainability-oriented shift at both individual and organisational levels was stressed, along with the importance of global partnerships to expand sustainability efforts.

India's electronics manufacturing industry stands at an exciting crossroads, with an array of opportunities on the horizon. Another discussion delved into key success factors for creating quality products in Brand India, emphasising consumer understanding, trust-building through quality and pricing, and collaborations with Intel. Insights were shared on designing products for the Indian context, addressing challenges in manufacturing, and the importance of certifications. The potential of Indian solutions in tackling global challenges, particularly through Industry 4.0 technologies, was highlighted. Examples were provided, such as using AI for traffic management. The conversation concluded with reflections on cost-effectiveness and the evolving landscape of surveillance and analytics solutions on the market.


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