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MediaTek Holds Smartphone Design Training For Indian Mobile Brands In Taiwan

Forty-two Indian engineers joined the program and they are now industry-ready to work on handset design projects

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MediaTek Inc successfully concluded its "Smartphone Design Training Program" created to accelerate the "Make in India" initiative.

MediaTek has developed the training program to foster and educate talent for India's fast-growing handset industry by sharing its smartphone expertise and knowledge with a group of handpicked senior managers and engineers from the smartphone industry in India.

The training program is designed to help the Indian government address the strong demand for smartphone design talent and supply the necessary skills.

It also creates a platform for MediaTek and its global ecosystem partners to collaborate with Indian companies and build closer partnerships to create new, Indian-designed products for its home market.

Sharing her thoughts over the program, Aruna Sundararajan, secretary of MeitY, said: "MediaTek is one of the leaders in smartphone area coming forward to exchange their knowledge and solutions with Indian engineers. This training program is going to be one of the key building blocks in establishing India as a manufacturer and designer of electronics products going forward."

Over the past six weeks the training focused on providing in-depth training program, covering all aspects towards the theory of product design and hands-on experience in building smartphones from scratch. The company also taught soft-skills, helping participants to lead a team for efficient execution of handset projects.

"The pilot phase of our smartphone training program has successfully completed. However, this is not the end, but rather a new beginning of the journey. MediaTek and its partners in the smartphone supply chain will continue to collaborate with India, and support its industry to build a complete mobile ecosystem. I hope to see all the participants fully utilize what they have learnt in Taiwan to bring new handsets to the Indian market in the near future," said MediaTek Chairman and CEO Ming-Kai Tsai.

Forty-two Indian engineers joined the program in Taiwan for the training and they are now industry-ready to work on handset design projects. The participants represent 22 leading Indian companies, including well-known smartphone brands Micromax, Videocon, Lava and Intex.


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