October 4th, 2020 4:00 PM 18 COMMENTS

‘Make in India’ Initiative by Government to Increase the Prices of Smartphones

The Indian government has put a 10% customs duty on multiple parts of smartphones which are imported to the country from October 1, 2020. This is likely to result in increased prices of smartphones. ‘Make in India’ initiative is in full flow for the past few months with major companies such as Apple shifting its production of iPhones to India. DTH operators such as Tata Sky and Dish TV are... Read More

October 24th, 2016 4:29 AM 56 COMMENTS

Chinese companies should look at partnering closely in the “Make in India” program: Govt

The Indian government has urged Chinese companies to take advantage of the new investment and manufacturing opportunities in India, policy certainties and increased ease of business, and said that these companies should not only look at India as a market destination for their products, rather look at partnering closely in the “Make in India” program. “Indian talent and Chinese innovation can be a very potent fusion. Chinese companies need to... Read More

October 18th, 2016 6:00 AM 4 COMMENTS

Samsung signs MoU to invest Rs. 1,970 crores in its Noida plant

Samsung is taking steps to make its roots deeper in India. The company signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Akhilesh Yadav for investing a whopping sum of Rs. 1,970 crores in Uttar Pradesh. Under the MoU, Samsung will be setting up a manufacturing unit in Noida, Uttar Pradesh. However, at this unit Samsung will not be manufacturing its major smartphones. The unit will be the leading manufacturer for "Free... Read More

October 7th, 2016 6:00 AM 6 COMMENTS

MediaTek launches smartphone design program to promote ‘Make in India’ initiative

To give a push to the "Make in India" initiative by the Indian government; One of the largest chipset makers - MediaTek is working on a new program. It has collaborated with the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MeitY), India, Indian Cellular Association (ICA) and the Ministry of Economic Affairs(MOEA), Taiwan to launch a smartphone design training program. The program will go functional later this year, and will last... Read More

December 9th, 2015 12:55 PM 1 COMMENTS

OnePlus to narrowly miss its target to sell a million smartphones in India

OnePlus, the newcomer Chinese brand in the smartphone segment, became quite popular with tech enthusiasts within a couple of years. Due to the high-end specifications of its smartphones that are offered at half the price of comparable products from well-established brands, OnePlus One and the OnePlus 2 became hugely popular in India. The company launched in the country late last year and targeted to sell a million devices in 2015.... Read More

December 2nd, 2015 3:21 PM 0 COMMENTS

Lava to invest a whopping sum of Rs. 200 crore in India for design and operations

Looks like most of the manufacturers have their eyes set on making an investment in India. In the latest move, Indian handset maker, Lava has announced to make a whopping investment of Rs. 200 Crores in the country. The company is aiming at strengthening its design and testing operations in India over a period of 18 months. It is also planning to set India the major export hub for its... Read More

December 2nd, 2015 8:00 AM 0 COMMENTS

Qualcomm launches ‘Design in India challenge’ in support of Make in India initiative

The latest company to jump into the Make in India bandwagon is the chipset manufacturer, Qualcomm. The company has announced the "Design in India Challenge” in New Delhi. The challenge is in support of the Indian Government’s most ambitious development campaign, which is focused on turning India into a manufacturing hub for big companies. Qualcomm’s Design challenge is focused at bringing a product and hardware-centric ecosystem in India. As a part... Read More

October 12th, 2015 5:19 PM 4 COMMENTS

OnePlus to join the ‘Make in India’ league in collaboration with Foxconn

Following the league set up by other manufacturers, OnePlus has also joined the ‘Make in India’ initiative. The company has collaborated with Foxconn, which will be manufacturing the devices in its Rising Stars factory located in the Sri City, Andhra Pradesh. It is not the first time that a manufacturer is going to start manufacturing in India, many other big daddies of the tech world such as Motorola, Sony, HTC,... Read More

October 5th, 2015 3:47 PM 0 COMMENTS

Intex to shell out Rs. 1,000 Crores for setting up a manufacturing unit in Greater Noida

Many global smartphone manufacturers have been planning to invest in India, taking inspiration from them India-based manufacturer, Intex has also decided to invest a whopping sum of Rs 1,000 Cr in India. The company has planned to set up a manufacturing facility in Greater Noida, Uttar Pradesh. Following the reports, the manufacturing facility will be set up under a timeline of three years, and will be spread across an area... Read More

October 1st, 2015 5:19 PM 0 COMMENTS

Asus collaborates with Foxconn to manufacture smartphones in India

Taking a cue from other big manufactures, Asus has also partnered with Foxconn to manufacture its smartphones in India. The Taiwanese manufacturer will be setting up the base in Sri City located in Andhra Pradesh. Just like other manufacturers, Asus is also trying to make a stronger position in the Indian market, which is growing tougher to survive due to the stiff competition. Asus initiated the manufacturing process with the... Read More

September 28th, 2015 4:08 PM 2 COMMENTS

Qualcomm to invest US $150 Million to help Indian start-ups

Following the digital event that was held yesterday at San Jose, Qualcomm revealed that it is going to invest a massive chunk of money in India, in support of ‘digital India’ and ‘make in India’ initiative. The company is going to invest up to US$ 150 million (approximately Rs. 9.8 billion or Rs. 980 crores) in Indian startups of all fields. The company will be investing via its venture subsidiary, named as... Read More

September 11th, 2015 4:47 PM 2 COMMENTS

Gionee ropes in Foxconn and Dixon Technologies to manufacture its devices in India

Gionee revealed its “Make in India” plans in July and today, the company struck a deal with Foxconn and Dixon Technologies to manufacture its devices in India. As a repercussion of today’s deal, Gionee will start assembling its smartphones in India by mid-October. Following the collaboration, Foxconn will be assembling Gionee’s F series and P series smartphones at its Sri City plant located in Tamil Nadu. On the other hand,... Read More

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