According to a fresh report, the IT ministry of India has authorised a contract manufacturer Wistron’s Rs 5,000 crore plan to manufacture high-end Apple devices in the country. This project marks a significant achievement for the government’s ‘Make In India’ movement which it has been promoting heavily. The initiative intends to make the country a hub of production as it will generate employment and boost the nation’s economy.
As previously mentioned Wistron is a contract manufacturer for the Cupertino based technology giant, Apple. The company currently manufactures two older iPhone models in India which include iPhone SE and iPhone 6S. These [...]
Foxconn is a Taiwanese multinational electronics manufacturing company. The company is the largest contract manufacturer for Apple Inc. Apart from Apple, Foxconn also manufactures smartphones for companies like Xiaomi, Nokia and Gionee. The company has two manufacturing plants in India which are located in Chennai and Tamil Nadu. Out of the two, the Chennai plant was dedicated to manufacturing Nokia smartphones. But, that plant has remained shut since 2015 after Nokia’s acquisition by Microsoft. The Chennai plant was left out of this deal due to some tax disputes with the Indian government. However, the company plans to revive operations at this location which will be used to [...]
Many smartphone manufacturers like Xiaomi, Vivo, Oppo and OnePlus have already set up their manufacturing processes in India. Manufacturers are increasingly preferring India as a manufacturing hub over China because of the advantages in terms of labour and government’s favourability. Huawei, the $150 billion Chinese giant, has said to a news website that they intend to begin manufacturing phones in India as early as next year. They have already set up plans to open 1000 storefronts all across the country to gauge the market.Huawei’s Make In India
The company’s VP has informed that they look at India strategically. They now intend to grow their [...]
About six years ago, Samsung was the top smartphone vendor in India. However, this position has since been taken by many other companies. To tackle this, Samsung has expanded its mobile manufacturing factory to India. The President of Korea, Moon Jae-in along with our Prime Minister, Mr. Narendar Modi inaugurated the world’s largest mobile manufacturing factory in India owned by Samsung Electronics and located in Noida.
The manufacturing facility is spread across 35 acres of land in Sector 81 at Noida. The number of employees at this facility will increase to approximately 70,000 people most of whom will be Indians. It is also speculated that the factory is the [...]
One of the most successful Apple iPhones in India, the iPhone 6s Plus might be in line to receive a price drop. Not to compete with other smartphones or due to dwindling sales figures but, because Apple will soon manufacture the iPhone 6s Plus in India. Apple has already begun a trial run at the Bengaluru plant of its contract manufacturer, Wistron. The iPhone 6s Plus will be the second iPhone after the iPhone SE to be manufactured in India, if we exclude the upcoming iPhone SE 2.
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Xiaomi India has inaugurated three new smartphone assembly plants in India. These new plants are located in Andhra Pradesh and Tamil Nadu, which are capable of producing one smartphone in two seconds. Additionally, the company has also launched its first-ever PCBA (Printed Circuit Board Assembly) unit located in Tamil Nadu.
Manu Jain, Vice President, Xiaomi Global and Managing Director, Xiaomi India said:
In 2015 we extended our long-term commitment to the Indian market by joining the ‘Make in India’ programme. Today we are deepening this commitment with three more smartphone factories and our first SMT plant dedicated towards local manufacturing of PCBA [...]
The news is official, Apple will start to manufacture iPhones in their new Bangalore plant early April. The Taiwanese company Wistron Corp. will be doing the on ground assembly for Apple in Karnataka. The iPhones manufactured in India will be meant for the Indian market only and will not be exported at the time.
Apple in terms of manufacture has demanded a 15 year tax holiday from the government to start the manufacturing process, which is still being negotiated.
Apple will soon after launch Apple owned and operated Apple Stores in several major metropolitan cities of India including Delhi, Mumbai, Bangalore, Chandigarh and Ahmadabad. Apple Stores will bring about [...]
Apple is all set to meet the Indian Government to discuss the possibility of setting up a manufacturing unit in the country. A team of senior Apple Inc. executives are scheduled to arrive next week, to present to the company’s case for seeking tax benefits and other exemptions.
The tech giant is said to be seeking a host of incentives and concessions from the Indian Government on the ground that it makes state-of-the-art and cutting-edge technology products for which local sourcing is not possible.
Concessions include a 15-year holiday on customs duty, relaxed labelling norms and duty-free imports on spare parts and used captial goods. Officials from departments [...]
With the Union Budget 2016 hardly days away, the nation’s eyes are on the Finance Minister Arun Jaitley’s suitcase which holds in itself the blueprint of the plan which will not only affect big Multi National firms and small startup companies but each and everyone of us.
From IT firms, automobile manufacturers to mobile phone makers, everyone has their wish lists set that will help them grow in this vibrant and growing market that India is right now, but what about the average tech-loving citizen that you and me represent? Let’s take a look at what the budget holds for tech addicts like you and me.
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Manufactured by Noida-based Ringing Bells Pvt. Ltd with support from the Indian government, “Freedom 251” is India’s answer to ultra low-cost mobile phones manufacturing across the border in China. The phone is priced at Rs 251(Approx $4) mark will be unveiled today at an event in New Delhi by Union Defence Minister Sri Manohar Parrikar.
The phone on the specifications front comes quite loaded for the price, and will see a 4-inch qHD (960×540 pixels) display adorns the front of the phone. Under the hood, it will come equipped with a Qualcomm 1.3GHz quad-core processor along with 1GB of RAM. The internal memory on offer is 8GB which can be further [...]
Showing its support for the ‘Make In India Week’, Amazon India today has put a ‘Make in India’ store which will according to the company showcase products that are manufactured in India, including products from hundreds of Indian and International brands. This initiative will be taken forward and be seen on Amazon’s US web page too.
The United States based company revealed that it will feature over 6000 products across categories to its users under the ” Make in India” store.
“The Amazon platform, with innovations such as Easy Ship, Fulfillment by Amazon and Global Selling, can serve as a strong enabler for Indian [...]
In line with the enthusiastic ‘Make in India’ initiative that was kickstarted by Narendra Modi in September 2014, the latest to join the bandwagon is Asus. The Taiwanese Smartphone manufacturer has declared that they will start manufacturing smartphones locally, in Sri City, Andhra Pradesh.
This is a great move by the company as it will christen them into the highly competitive Indian Smartphone market. They ambitiously aim to produce 1.5 lakh phones by the end of this financial year, thereby contributing to 80% of the sales in India, as per reports.
Asus India Country [...]