The first High-Performance Computing (HPC) servers in India will be produced by VVDN Technologies, a local EMS/ODM provider in India. This is a reflection of the growing local electronics manufacturing ecosystem in India as a result of lucrative incentive programs.

According to PR Newswire, India’s Centre for Development of Advanced Computing (C-DAC) inked a deal with VVDN for the manufacture of HPC servers named “RUDRA” that would be used in C-“PARAM” DAC’s series of supercomputers as part of India’s National Supercomputing Mission.

The 15-year-old VVDN has six production sites in India, 10 advanced product engineering centers, a surface-mount technology factory, a molding and tooling factory, a die casting facility, a sheet metal fabrication facility, product assembly facilities, and product certification labs.

A total of 14 incentive programs known as Production Linked Incentives (PLI) have been introduced by the Indian government to encourage the development of independent manufacturing ecosystems for various industries. VVDN is qualified for four PLI schemes, covering manufacture of automobiles and auto parts, white goods, telecom and networking devices, IT hardware (servers, notebooks, tablets, and AIO PCs), and white goods.

In order to fulfill the conditions for subsidies under the PLI programs, VVDN has been stepping up its investments in India and Europe and attempting to obtain additional orders from governmental and commercial organisations.

Financial Express reports that VVDN, which has a production capacity of 100,000 tablets, wants to ship 1 million tablets by the end of 2022. VVDN is in discussions with state governments because it is anticipated that several states will purchase tablets for use in schools. Additionally, VVDN is in discussions with a few businesses about branding and marketing 8-inch and 10-inch tablets.

According to PTI, VVDN and WiSig Networks inked an MoU with India’s Centre for Development of Telematic (C-DoT) to develop 5G solutions for local design, development, manufacturing, and local deployment of 5G products and solutions.

ElectronicsB2B reported in 2021, citing sources, that VVDN planned to go public within a year or two due to the expanding market size for developing and producing electronics in India.

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