India roundup: PC manufacturers embark on investments in India

Jingyue Hsiao, DIGITIMES Asia, Taipei 0

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Apple may increase its Indian production capacity to meet growing demand in India and abroad. PC manufacturers are looking to expand production in India amid upcoming import restrictions.

Apple reportedly to ramp up production fivefold in India amid surging domestic demands and rising exports

PTI quoted sources saying that Apple planned to scale up production value from US$7 billion in the last financial year to US$40 billion in the next 4-5 years amid India's rising demands for and growing exports of iPhones.

India reportedly to impose quota restrictions for imported notebooks and tablets

Reuters and The Economic Times, citing respective sources, reported that India may withdraw license requirements for imported notebooks, tablets, all-in-one PCs, and ultra-slim form factors and replace them with an import authorization system that imposed quota limitation for imported computers.

Samsung reportedly to make notebooks in India

Mint quoted sources saying that Samsung planned to invest INR1-2 billion (US$12–24 million) to make up to 60,000–70,000 notebooks annually at its Noida manufacturing facility, Samsung's largest mobile phone manufacturing plant.

Flex to make Chromebooks for HP and Google in India from October

According to multiple Indian reports, HP partnered with Google to make Chromebooks at Flex's manufacturing facility near Chennai, starting October 2.

India invites partners to help modernize homegrown foundry lab

According to The Economic Times and Business Standard, the Indian government reportedly formed a committee and issued an expression of interest to look for commercial and technology partners with the necessary technological and operational expertise to modernize the Semiconductor Lab (SCL), located in Mohali near Chandigarh.