Taiwan to help train Indian talent in mobile phone design

Taiwan will hold a program to help train mobile phone design talent from India, which will be attended by 49 participants and will kick off Thursday in northern Taiwan.

The program, which is being sponsored by Taiwan’s Ministry of Economic Affairs and India’s Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology, is the first of its kind between the two countries.

It comes as part of Taiwan’s “New Southbound Policy” — seeking to deepen ties with countries in Southeast Asia and South Asia, as well as Australia and New Zealand — and “Make in India,” which is an initiative launched by Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi in 2014 with the goal of turning India into a global design and manufacturing hub.

Integrated circuit designer MediaTek Inc., based in Hsinchu City, is the driving force behind the program, which will bring in instructors from Taiwanese companies in the mobile phone arena to give lessons.

MediaTek Chairman Tsai Ming-kai (蔡明介) and Grant Kuo (郭耿聰), managing director of MediaTek’s subsidiary in India, will attend the opening of the program at the Professional Training Center in Hsinchu.

The program, part of efforts to strengthen bilateral cooperation in the mobile phone industry, will include lessons on basic mobile phone design theory, system on a chip and compact camera modules, Kuo said.

After the program in Taiwan concludes, the participants will continue with a one-month distance learning program.

Each participant will have to design and assemble his or her own mobile phone to complete the whole program.

Kuo expressed hope that the participants will be the driving force to help boost the development of the mobile device industry in India.

The 49 participants, all of whom are employed in mobile device-related companies, were selected by the Indian Cellular Association, he said.

Source: Focus Taiwan News Channel

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