HYDERABAD: Intel India has signed an agreement with Telangana government to develop an electronics component manufacturing ecosystem in the State. As part of the initiative, Intel said it will customise its product ‘Computer-on-a-Stick’ to cater to local needs.
An MoU was signed between Intel, Manufacturers’ Association for Information Technology (MAIT) and the State government here on Thursday.
“Under the MoU, we will be working in the area of skill development, building ecosystem through Intel’s vast network of original design manufacturers (ODMs) and original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) that will help in building a strong manufacturing base here,” said Debjani Ghosh, MD, Intel (South Asia) and president of MAIT.
Speaking to media after the inauguration of the 10th edition of IT ASIA, jointly organised by MAIT and the State government, she said, “We have to build a detailed plan after analysing the needs of Telangana. We will focus on innovation as we will be the technology partner of the State,” she explained. Intel’s Computer-on-a-Stick is a device that transforms TV screens into computing devices
“We are trying to see how we can develop the device here. Intel has the prototype ready and now we will work with the government to customise it for Telangana,” she explained, without disclosing the price of the product.
Meanwhile, Jayesh Ranjan, secretary, department of IT&C said, the government will engage with IT hardware manufacturers as the Union government has already approved two electronics manufacturing clusters in the State.