India roundup: Corning facility to land in southern India

Jingyue Hsiao, DIGITIMES Asia, Taipei 0

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Corning signed an MoU with the government of Tamil Nadu to make cover glass for mobile devices as India saw surging electronics exports thanks to Apple suppliers.

Corning to make front-cover glass for handsets in Tamil Nadu

The Tamil Nadu government signed an MoU with Bharat Innovative Glass Technologies, a joint venture formed by US-based Corning and India-based Optiemus, with the latter planning to invest INR10 billion (US$120.4 million) to set up a manufacturing facility at the SIPCOT Industrial Park in Pillaipakkam near Chennai.

Indian cabinet approves MoU on semiconductors with EU

According to the Press Information Bureau of India, the Indian government approved an MoU with the European Commission signed on November 21, looking to foster bilateral collaboration at government-to-government and business-to-business levels in semiconductors.

India sees surging electronics exports thanks to iPhone manufacturers

The Economic Times reported India Cellular and Electronics Association (ICEA) data showed that electronics exports from India grew by 22.24% to over US$20 billion during the first nine months of fiscal 2024 (April 2023 to March 2024), with handsets accounting for 52% of the exports. iPhones constituted 70% of India's handset exports and 35% of total electronics exports during the same period.

Samsung to make S24 series in India and expand exports

After unveiling the latest flagship S24 series globally, the senior vice president for mobile business at Samsung India said that the entire range of the Galaxy S24 series will be made in India and exported to other parts of the world.

India invites re-bids of advanced chemistry cells

According to the Press Information Bureau of India, the Ministry of Heavy Industries of India announced the re-bidding of the Production Linked Incentive (PLI) schemes for advanced chemistry cells of 10GWh with a budget outlay of INR36.2 billion (US$435.65 million), encouraging manufacturers to set up facilities as part of India's efforts to promote green mobility and renewable energy.