India roundup: Apple suppliers become major blue-collar job creators in India

Jingyue Hsiao, DIGITIMES Asia, Taipei 0

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Apple ecosystem reportedly becomes largest blue-collar job generator in India

Apple and its suppliers have reportedly become the largest blue-collar job generators in the country. The Economic Times, citing unnamed government officials, reported that based on employment generation reports filed to the Indian government, Apple and its suppliers have generated 150,000 direct jobs and 300,000 indirect jobs. Among these workers, nearly 3,000 people are directly hired by Apple.

India's homegrown microprocessors claim 'generation minus one' benchmarking

According to DIGITIMES Asia's interview with V. Kamakoti, director of IIT Madras, India's Shakti and Vega microprocessors, developed by the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Madras and the Centre for Development of Advanced Computing (C-DAC), perform on par with their global counterparts.

India reimposes restrictions on imported solar modules, targeting China

After an exemption of a year, the Indian government reimposed restrictions on imported solar modules. According to an office memorandum by the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy of India, the Approved Models and Manufacturers of Solar Photovoltaic Modules (ALMM), which was held in abeyance for fiscal 2023 (April 2022 to March 2023), would come into effect from April 1, 2024.

Samsung Display explores opportunities in India and Vietnam

According to Korean media outlet Bloter, in 2023, Samsung Display's revenue from Vietnam reached approximately KRW9.1 trillion (US$6.72 billion), and India contributed KRW945 billion, which marked annual growth rates of 10–18%, indicating its business diversification away from China.

India-based Polymatech and Japan-based Orbray reaches MoU on sapphire wafer technologies

Polymatech Electronics, an India-based opto-semiconductor provider, has signed an MoU with Japan-based Orbray as the Indian company aspires to transform into a fully integrated, end-to-end semiconductor company. Under the MoU, Orbray will provide Polymatech with sapphire ingot-growing technologies and train Polymatech's engineers at its facility in Japan.

Dixon reportedly in talks to acquire majority stake in Transsion manufacturing business in India

India's largest EMS provider, Dixon Technologies, is reportedly in talks with China-based Transsion Holdings to acquire the majority of the latter's Indian manufacturing business, according to the Economic Times.