A spokesman for MediaTek acknowledged the tight supply of chips, but denied any discrimination against Indian mobile phone manufacturers.
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Indian media reports pointed out that after the outbreak of border conflict between China and India in May this year, the Indian government is taking measures to restrict and delay customs clearance on Chinese products in an attempt to get rid of its dependence on Chinas imported goods and parts.
The Indian brands, which had been almost withdrawn from the market by Chinese mobile phone manufacturers, also wanted to take the opportunity to make a comeback.
However, although Indian mobile phone brands such as micromax and lava are preparing to launch new models in the local market, they have been unable to meet the market demand due to the shortage of parts and chips.
Potential Indian leaders like lava and micromax We are facing a shortage of chips, especially the chips of MediaTek. Pankaji mosindro, President of the Indian mobile phone and Electronics Association, revealed that the Indian government was in contact with the United Nations Development and development branch through appropriate channels.
Indian mobile phone executives say the chip shortage is so serious that 95% of demand cannot be met.
A mobile phone mobile phone executive in India told the India economic times that chip manufacturers like the MediaTek provided most of the chips in the surplus capacity to the wealthy Chinese mainland mobile phone manufacturers, and India manufacturers had hardly any supply.
Executives of Indian mobile phone companies claim that this undermines the main goal of Indias PLI (production linked incentive program) - to cultivate local enterprises, while attracting large smartphone manufacturers such as apple and Samsung to set up production and export bases in India.
It denied discrimination against Indian manufacturers. The company said the global semiconductor industry is facing various shortages, mainly due to the Xinguan epidemic and other supply and demand factors leading to supply chain disruption, and the acceleration of 5g deployment is also one of the factors leading to the chip shortage.
The company has always worked equally with customers and partners around the world to provide them with chipsets. According to undk.
For Indian customers, the company said in a statement that MediaTek has a long history in India and will continue to work with Indian brand and chip design companies to ensure that the most advanced design, development and delivery of equipment are in line with their self-reliance strategy.
Taiwans Economic Daily pointed out that in the past, under the leadership of Taiwanese, MediaTek India had actively contacted other Taiwan supply chain manufacturers to provide training courses on mobile phone chip design and related programs for Indian manufacturers, and obtained funding support from the Indian government.
However, after changing to India as the general manager, the above plan to assist the development of Indias mobile phone industry has also stopped.
MediaTek has a large share of the market in smartphones that sell for less than $200.
A senior executive of an Indian e-commerce company said bluntly: what other choices do consumers have? There are Samsung and apple, but thats all. In the most popular market, which costs less than 15000 rupees (about 1331 yuan), Chinese manufacturers offer better and richer goods. Even if consumers want to boycott Chinese goods, they cant do it.