South Korean electronics giant Samsung will start manufacturing laptops at its factory in Noida near New Delhi this year, the company said.
The preparations for laptop production in India are underway, TM Roh, the head of Samsung’s Mobile experience business, said during his ongoing visit to the country.
Samsung joins three other companies that have recently revealed their laptop manufacturing plans in India.
American tech multinational HP has said it will manufacture Chromebooks—laptops that run on Google’s Chrome operating system—in India.
Last November, California-headquartered chip giant Intel announced a partnership with eight manufacturers for made-in-India laptops. Under this collaboration, Intel will share its expertise to facilitate the production of entry-level laptops in India.
French electronics brand Thompson and Taiwanese PC maker Acer have also shown interest in setting up laptop manufacturing facilities in the country.
Samsung’s plans highlight India’s growing prominence in the laptop manufacturing ecosystem.
The company will also manufacture its newest Galaxy S24 series in Noida.
Roh added that changes may be made to the Noida plant to optimize production with global product demand.
The other products made at this facility include OLED smartphone panels.
With the latest move, Noida is set to become the second-largest production base for the company.
Samsung set up its Noida unit in 1995 to manufacture television sets and has made subsequent investments in the plant to turn it into one of the largest mobile manufacturing bases.
The company benefits from various production-linked incentive schemes of Uttar Pradesh and Union governments.
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