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VOL XVIII, ISSUE 05

15 March 2019

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Cabinet clears Transformative Mobility and Battery Storage mission for phased manufacturing of EV batteries

 

Finally, the writing's on the wall. The Union Cabinet, under the chairmanship of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, has come forward with a planned electric vehicle (EV) strategy. The government is planning to set up a National Mission on Transformative Mobility and Battery Storage to bring clean and connected technologies that can usher in an era of shared and sustainable EV infrastructure in the country. Apart from this, the government, which aims to have the country EV-ready by 2024, has introduced the Phased Manufacturing Programme (PMP) to set up integrated battery Giga plants in India to supply batteries for electric vehicles. According to a startup in the EV infrastructure space: “The government wants to localise EV production, and stop being dependent on global markets for battery packs and modules.” The government plans to have battery module and pack assembly plants ready by 2019-20, and an integrated cell manufacturing plant by 2021-22. These plants will be set up to export modules to countries that have EV programmes in the future.Reports suggest that there are several ministries getting together for this mission, which will be chaired by the CEO of NITI Aayog, and secretaries from the energy, transport and international trade departments. There will be a total of eight ministries getting together for this project.According to the India Electronics and Semiconductor Association (IESA), the market for energy storage would be 300 GWh by 2018-25. Electric vehicle companies such as Magenta, Strom, Sun Mobility, Ather, Tork, and Ultraviolet are going to benefit from this as they are betting big on Lithium Ion batteries. 

(Yours Story Mar 08, 2019)

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It Looks Like Trump Has New Trade War Foes: India and Turkey

 

In the latest maneuver in his war on trade deficits, President Donald Trump announced Monday his intentions to end preferential treatment for India and Turkey that allows billions of dollars’ worth of exports to enter the U.S. duty-free. The biggest beneficiary of the so-called Generalized System of Preferences, India exported $5.6 billion of products to the U.S. duty-free in 2017 thanks to the program, and Turkey was No. 5 on the list, importing $1.7 billion of products duty-free. Trump has frequently taken India to task for its tariffs on U.S. imports. “I am taking this step because, after intensive engagement between the United States and the government of India, I have determined that India has not assured the United States that it will provide equitable and reasonable access to the markets of India,” Trump told congressional leaders in a letter. 

(Fortune, Mar 05, 2019)

 

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Chinese invasion of Indian Industry

 

It’s been a huge coup for Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu. Chinese firm TCL, which is looking to expand its presence in the Indian market hugely, has selected Naidu’s showpiece electronics hub at Tirupati to make a ₹2,200-crore investment in two plants that will turn out mobile phones and television screens. TCL grew 120 per cent in the last year and has major plans for the Indian market. Cut to Delhi where Taiwanese company KYMCO has just picked up an undisclosed stake in an ambitious electric two-wheeler start-up Twenty Two Motors. KYMCO brings with it a new, lightweight 5 kg battery that can be swapped quickly. Twenty Two is now looking at setting up charging infrastructure at 2-km intervals in six Indian cities where vehicle-owners can stop and change these lightweight batteries. Strictly speaking, KYMCO isn’t a Chinese company but the investment in India has come from its Hangzhou-based fund. Says Parveen Kharb, Twenty Two’s co-founder: “India’s the fastest-growing market in the world for two-wheelers so they saw it as a very attractive place to be.”

 

(Hindu BusinessLine, Mar 05, 2019)

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Electric vehicles to get cheaper by up to Rs 2.5 lakh

 

Electric vehicles will get cheaper by Rs 20,000 to Rs 2.5 lakh, following the government’s goahead to Niti Aayog’s proposal to give purchase rebate as incentive to buyers.  The move will help reduce India’s dependence on imported fuel and bring down pollution levels in the country.  The Union cabinet had on Thursday approved incentive of Rs 10,000 per KWH for purchase of e-vehicles directly linked to battery size under the FAME II (Faster Adoption and Manufacturing of Electric Vehicle) scheme. This will spell a saving of Rs 20,000-40,000 for two-wheelers fitted with battery of 2-4 kwh, rs 50,000-100,000 for three-wheelers (5-10 kwh) and Rs 1.5-2.5 lakh for four-wheelers (15-25 kwh battery). ET had reported on February 14 that the government was considering the option of offering purchase rebate linked to battery size and vehicle type.  The move is part of the government’s twin strategies to promote manufacturing as well as sales of EVs in India to create enough size and scale for the industry as the government aims to ensure EVs account for 15% of total vehicle sales in the country. 

(ET, Mar 02, 2019)

 

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 SECTION I - POLICY SCAN                                                                                                

 

Firms scramble to reply to draft ecommerce policy within a week

 

US technology companies and Indian startups are working overtime to put together a response within a week to the government’s proposed ecommerce policy, which is being touted as a digital economy policy that will have far-reaching impact on the country’s technology ambitions. The policy deals with contentious subjects such as data dominance, data sovereignty and abuse of market power by big technology companies. The proponents of the policy argue that India needs to protect its data to make it available for Indian startups while the opposing camp sees the policy as protectionist that will stifle innovation, foreign capital flow and hurt consumer choice. “This policy is not about only ecommerce, there is social media, cloud and everything in between,” said Nikhil Narendran, Partner at Trilegal. “It’s a huge hit on consumer choice. It’s like an internet blockade.”  The policy proposes that all ecommerce websites selling to Indian consumers and apps available for downloading in India have a registered business entity here. These technology companies must provide government access to source code, algorithms of AI systems and are barred from sharing of sensitive data of Indian users with third party entities, even with consent. The last date for response to the draft policy is March 9.  To ensure that India’s. data is used for the country’s development, and Indian citizens and companies get the economic benefits from the monetization of data, the policy proposes that antitrust regime must take into account the network effect — a phenomenon wherein increased numbers of people or participants improve the value of a goods or service. 

(ET, Mar 04, 2019)

 

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Startup Policy Rundown: Nagaland’s Startup Policy, Aadhaar Ordinance, Software Product Policy and more

 

With the General Election set to occur in the next 60 days; the 16th Lok Sabha has been dissolved. The last session of the Parliament which concluded on February 13 saw the lapse of at least 22 Bills passed by Lok Sabha. The Bills could not be introduced in the Rajya Sabha. Among the Bills was also the Aadhaar and Other Laws (Amendment) Bill 2019 which the government has now implemented through the ordinance route after the Cabinet’s approval. The anticipated draft Bill that was not introduced in the 16th Lok Sabha was Personal Data Protection Bill 2018. However, the major policy changes since then be it, in RBI data-related circular, Aadhaar Amendment, TRAI circular and now draft ecommerce policy by the Department for Promotion of Industry and Internal Trade (DPIIT) has consistently in line with the draft PDP Bill, asking data fiduciaries of their domain areas to store Indian users’ data in India/ India only, depending upon the criticality of data. In addition to data privacy measures, the draft ecommerce policy also restricts ecommerce marketplaces from offering unlimited discounts and disallows ownership in vendors. Walmart which expects a $1.5 Bn loss from Flipkart this year expects another $280 Mn loss due to these regulatory measures. However, the executive vice president and CFO Brett Biggs said the company has already made adjustments regarding FDI policy and is ready to move forward. 

(Inc 42, Mar 09, 2019)

 

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 SECTION II - INDUSTRY  SCAN                                                                                            

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India needs to increase its scientific output: Prof Anurag Kumar

 

Citing the fewer researchers and research publications in India compared to US and China, Professor Anurag Kumar, director of Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore said, “There is a need to substantially increase the scientific output of the country.” While speaking at the 15th graduation day of university departments of Anna University, he said, “For India’s progress as an advanced technological nation, it is essential to have science-driven innovation, leading to world-class techniques, products and services.”  “As a result of the small population of researchers, certain areas like quantum computing get overlooked and most other areas have a very small number of researchers working on them,” he said adding that India has only 2 lakh researchers and scientists while China is having 15 lakh scientists for an equal population like us and 13 lakh scientists in the US, with a one fourth population of India. He urged the scientists, engineers and government to have a very long-term vision and tenacity to see it through. “If India can create its own solutions and products, we will be less dependent on imports,” he observed.  “Projections indicate over five years annual electronics consumption will increase to US$400 billion with India having to import $300 billion of electronics, almost five times the bill for oil imports,” he pointed out.

 

(Deccan Chronicle, Mar 09, 2019)

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Professor receives centenary award from Indian Institute of Technology (BHU)

 

Akhlesh Lakhtakia, Evan Pugh University Professor and Charles Godfrey Binder Professor of Engineering Science and Mechanics at Penn State, was one of eight recipients who recently received the Alumnus of the Century in Making Award from the Indian Institute of Technology (BHU), Varanasi. The one-time award honors Indian Institute of Technology (BHU) distinguished alumni who have made exceptional contributions to society. The awards were conferred as part of the institute’s Centenary Celebrations and Global Alumni Meet 2019, held Feb. 9-12 in Varanasi, India. The event commemorated 100 years of engineering education at Banaras Hindu University, one of the world’s largest residential universities. Lakhtakia, who holds a B.Tech. (1979) and D.Sc. (2006) in electronics engineering from Banaras Hindu University, was presented with his award by Manoj Sinha, minister of communications and minister of state (independent charge), railways in the Government of India.

 

(PennState News, Mar 08, 2019)

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Conference on Supercapacitors

 

The Centre for Materials for Electronics Technology (C-MET), Athani, is organising an International Conference on Supercapacitors, Energy Storage and Applications (ICSEA-2019) on the C-MET campus, Athani, from March 8-10, in connection with its 29 th Annual foundation day. This conference will showcase the latest research trends in India and abroad on energy storage and applications. Supercapacitors are electrical energy storage devices having very fast charge and discharge characteristics with high power capacity and find applications in Electrical Vehicles (EVs), transportation, consumer and industrial electronics including mobile phones, camera flashes, electronic toys, engine starting, regenerative breaking, power supplies, etc. The Centre for Materials for Electronics Technology (C-MET), a scientific society under the Ministry of Electronics & Information Technology, Government of India, is an institute dedicated to the development of viable technologies in the area of electronics and other critical strategic materials. 

(The Hindu, Mar 07, 2019)

 

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Karo Sambhav partners with Xiaomi India for e-waste awareness and collection

 

Karo Sambhav, a tech-enabled Producer Responsibility Organization (PRO), in partnership with Xiaomi India, India’s number 1 smartphone and smart TV brand today announced a nationwide awareness programme aimed at developing and implementing responsible electronic waste (e-waste) management solutions across India. As a part of this campaign, Karo Sambhav is setting up over 1150 e-waste collections points at all Xiaomi Mi Homes and Mi Authorised Service Centres in over 500 cities across the country. These collection points will enable consumers to drop-off phones and other Xiaomi product categories such as batteries, accessories etc for responsible recycling.  Commenting on this alliance Muralikrishnan B, Chief Operations Officer, Xiaomi said, “As the number one smartphone brand, Xiaomi is committed to setting effective examples of environmentally sustainable measures by providing customers take-back and recycling services that meet world-class standards. By ensuring that all our Mi Home and service centre outlets are equipped with e-waste bins, we are confident that these efforts will go a long way in building greater public awareness among our consumers for responsible disposing of.” “Karo Sambhav is building transformative solutions that bring much-required transparency and accountability in e-waste management in India. Active participation of brands like Xiaomi will go a long way in mainstreaming of the issue of e-waste,” said Pranshu Singhal, Founder and Director, Karo Sambhav. 

 

(Deccan Chronicle, Mar 06, 2019)

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Bharat Electronics launches SWAGAT – Automatic Fare Collection Gating System

 

Bharat Electronics Limited (BEL), a defence public sector undertaking, presented SWAGAT the Automatic Fare Collection Gating System. Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched the system on Monday as part of the inaugural of Phase I of the Ahmedabad Metro. SWAGAT is an initiative steered by the Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs (MoHUA) in collaboration with BEL and Centre for Development of Advanced Computing (CDAC) with the support of Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC), National Payment Corporation of India (NPCI) and State Bank of India (SBI). SWAGAT is compliant with the National Common Mobility Card (NCMC) ecosystem for hassle-free commute across India. It is in keeping with the spirit of Make in India, Digital India and Skill India. The fare collection system is the first indigenous system and the first ever outside the developed world. It can operate across all cities and all modes of transport to make ‘One Nation – One Card’ a reality. It has also received EMVCo certification by FIME Lab, France. “This technology is a huge step towards a cashless, digital India. This fully indigenous and interoperable System consists of: National Common Mobility Card, Automatic Fare Collection System and Validation Terminal,” said the company release. 

(BusinessLIne, Mar 05, 2019)

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ERI’s John Shegerian Delivers Keynote on Data Protection and Leads Circular Economy Panel at India International E-Waste Conference

 

John Shegerian, Co-Founder and Executive Chairman of ERI, the nation’s leading fully integrated IT and electronics asset disposition provider and cyber security-focused hardware destruction company, delivered a rousing keynote presentation at the first annual India International E-Waste conference in Bangalore last week. Shegerian, who was named “Honorary Chair” of the conference’s second day, served double-duty at the event, also leading the Circular Economy panel discussion, sharing insights and performing moderator duties, asking questions and engaging in dialogue with leading global authorities on the subject. For the keynote, Shegerian shared his presentation, “The Urgency of Global Data Protection in the Age of E-Waste Recycling,” to the international gathering of electronics and electronic waste industry leaders and experts. During the presentation, he shared the very real dangers of hardware hacking and how the problem has evolved. This first-of-its-kind event in India benefited from gathering together all the players in the supply chain to discuss the market, policies, concerns and innovations facing India and the world today,” said event organizer Allen Yu. “It was very helpful and informative to have experts such as John Shegerian, who can share a global perspective on the most important issues.”

 

(Associated Press, Mar 05, 2019)

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ICICI-Videocon case: NuPower-Matrix Group deal on ED's focus

 

The Enforcement Directorate (ED) has extended its probe to find out if there was an illegal fund trail between Mauritius-based Firstland Holdings and NuPower Renewables Pvt Ltd owned by Deepak Kochhar, husband of former ICICI Bank CEO Chanda Kochhar, in a multi-crore money laundering case. The case is related to the alleged irregularities and corrupt practices in the sanction of a Rs 1,875 crore loan disbursed by ICICI bank to the Videocon Group during 2009 and 2011.The ED got clues about an illegal transaction running to crores of rupees routed through Firstland to NuPower, an official requesting anonymity told IANS.  Firstland is owned by Nishkant Kanodia, the chairman of Matrix Group and son-in-law of Essar Group co-founder Ravi Ruia.  The ED learnt about the suspected transactions when Kanodia was questioned on Sunday and Monday. The questioning of Chanda Kochhar, her husband and Videocon Group MD Venugopal Dhoot during the last five days in Mumbai have also given leads to the agency regarding these transactions. "There is money transaction in crores (of rupees) to NuPower from different companies owned by Dhoot and Kanodia's Firstland. But the transaction was done through a web of companies. We have to establish the link," said the official. The ED has learnt that NuPower got investments of Rs 3,250 crore from Firstland and that the process started in December 2010.

(IndiaTV, Mar 05, 2019)

 

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US lobbying against us in India: Huawei

 

Huawei has accused the US of lobbying against it in India, but said India hadn’t expressed any concerns on the telecom equipment so far. “The US is lobbying against Huawei in India and everybody knows that,” Huawei India chief executive Jay Chen said. Huawei has come under global scrutiny after the US raised security concerns over its 5G equipment, given the company’s perceived proximity to the Chinese government. Washington has asked its allies to ban 5G equipment from Huawei. Canada, Japan, New Zealand and Australia have acquiesced but others like Germany have not. Huawei has now sought evidence from the US about any illegal activities, and accused other governments of wrongdoing. Such information, if any, should at least be disclosed to telecom service providers, it said. US secretary of state Mike Pompeo had last month reportedly cautioned allies that deploying equipment from Huawei in their countries would make it more difficult for the US to partner with them. Replying to security-related concerns in India, Huawei’s James Wu, president for Southern-East Asia region, said the company’s local teams were having detailed dialogues and had a communications. plan for the India market. “Up till now, we haven’t received any concerns from the India government … As a tech company, Huawei is ready to talk to all stakeholders in India and engage them with extensive consultations,” he added. Telecom secretary Aruna Sundararajan recently said the government was yet to make a decision on whether to allow Chinese equipment makers to take part in 5G trials, saying the government would examine all security-related issues on the back of global concerns.  

(ET, Mar 03, 2019)

 

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Ola Electric raises Rs 400 crore from Tiger, Matrix & others

 

Ola Electric Mobility, the e-vehicle solutions business of ride-hailing major Ola, has raised Rs 400 crore in fresh funding from Matrix Partners India and Tiger Global, among other investors.  This was the first independent round of investment raised by Ola Electric. The investment in the unit comes after Ola announced its plan last year to bring 1 million electric vehicles to Indian roads by 2022. Headed by Anand Shah, a former BMW executive, and Ankit Jain, who led Ola’s connected vehicle platform, Ola Electric is running several pilots to deploy electric vehicles and charging solutions, including battery swapping stations, electric two-wheeler and three-wheeler services. Incorporated in February 2017 to pilot the use of electric vehicles in its on-demand transportation fleet in Nagpur, the predominant role of Ola Electric was to facilitate the creation of infrastructure for shared electric mobility.  The first problem to solve in electric mobility is charging: users need a dependable, convenient, and affordable replacement for the petrol pump,” Anand Shah, head of Ola Electric Mobility, said in a statement. “By making electric easy for commercial vehicles that deliver a disproportionate share of kilometers travelled, we can jumpstart the electric vehicle revolution.”   The company is primarily focused on deploying charging and battery swapping networks focused on the commercial electric vehicle segment. Ola Electric has already partnered with several original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) and battery manufacturers and intends to work closely with the automotive industry, said the company. 

(ET, Mar 02, 2019)

 

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Information Technology

 

We aim to create Googles and Facebooks from India: Ravi Shankar Prasad 

 

The new software products policy is aimed at developing Facebooks and Googles from India with government backing through funding, procurement and creating intellectual property rights, information and technology minister Ravi Shankar Prasad said. Speaking to ET’s Anandita Singh Mankotia and Romit Guha, Prasad said the National Policy on Electronics will boost local manufacturing not just for India but also for the export market, with the focus on designing in India. Edited excerpts: India is known for its software services. We want it to become a big hub for products. We are going to nurture 10,000 startups in technology products, out of which 1,000 will be in tier-2 and tier-3 towns. We intend to have direct employment for 3.5 million people by 2025. We wish to build a cluster base which will have the value chain, everything from incubation to marketing to software product development. Most interesting is up-scaling of 10 lakh IT professionals. One lakh schools and colleges students and 10,000 professionals for software products. We aim to create Googles and Facebooks from India. 

 

(ET, Mar 07, 2019)

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One Nation, one card, here’s how to get & use the new Pan-India mobility card

 

If paying for different purchases in different mediums stresses you out, the ‘One Nation, One Card’ might just be the good news you were waiting for. Citizens can use the inter-operable transport card to pay for their bus travel, toll taxes, parking charges, retail shopping and even withdraw money. Speaking to the Hindustan Times, Durga Shanker Mishra, the secretary to the Ministry of Urban Affairs, said, “It is a matter of pride that this card, based on National Common Mobility Card (NCMC) standards is compliant with the ‘Make in India’ initiative. The gate and reader prototype has been made by government-owned Bharat Electronics Limited (BEL). All Debit/Credit Cards will be NCMC compliant.”   The One Nation One Card is India’s first indigenously developed payment ecosystem. The initiative is supported by the Automatic Fare Collection Gate called ‘Swaagat’ and an open Loop Automatic Fare Collection System called ‘Sweekar.’ Both Swaagat and Sweekar have been developed in India. The One Nation One Card can be compared to a RuPay debit/credit card issued by your bank. Along with a swipe-to-pay option, the transport ecosystem card will also be contactless, allowing quick payment options like your metro smart card.

 

(The Better India, Mar 06, 2019)

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IEW 2019 Closes on a High Note as Electronics Industry Bets High on IoT

 

The much anticipated third and final day of India Electronics Week 2019 commenced with highly insightful seminars and workshops. In the last three days, participants of the expo came across some ground-breaking innovations, valuable insights from industry experts, hands-on technical know-how from workshops and the opportunity to connect with all kinds of industry players under one roof. The IoT was a key area of discussion throughout the event as exhibitors showcased how prolific and pervasive the technology has become today. The event also saw the coming together of manufacturing machinery creators who are bringing forth compact desktop machineries and rapid prototyping capabilities that will require substantially less upfront investment from businesses. This year IEW witnessed how the electronics industry is all set to gain the most from the IoT. Associations and enablers of the ESDM and IoT community came together to recognize and address the real-life challenges that need to be solved on priority in the ecosystem. Players from various solution and services background shared their thoughts on how each kind of business in playing a part in the IoT environment today. 

(BusinessWire India, Mar 01, 2019)

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Telecom

 

Telecom department reshuffles officers to fast-track connectivity programs

 

The department of telecom (DoT) has reconstituted the group of officers assigned to operationalize some of the ambitious mobile connectivity programs such as mega BharatNet-II, Wi-Fi pilots, Left Wing Extremism (LWE)-II and Northeast, including strategic areas along Indo-China border in Arunachal Pradesh. In an internal notification dated March 5, seen by ETT, the department has assigned BharatNet deployment, Wi-Fi pilot initiatives and other common service centers or CSC-related projects to joint administrator Ranjan Ghosh who was earlier responsible for the provision of mobile services in Northeast region. The Narendra Modi government has concluded BharatNet-I in December 2018, making as many as 1.25 lakh gram panchayats or village blocks connected with optic fiber-based network, capable to offer high-speed Internet services for the delivery of citizen-centric public services. 

(ET, Mar 07, 2019)

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Wistron's Rs 5,000-crore plan for Apple gets ministry nod

 

The information technology ministry has approved contract manufacturer Wistron’s Rs 5,000-crore plan to make high-end Apple devices, a move that will give a big push to the government’s Make in India initiative. Wistron currently makes cheaper Apple phones in India. “We have just approved Wistron’s Rs 5,091-crore application and it is with the Cabinet now… Wistron will make the latest iPhone models,” IT minister Ravi Shankar Prasad said in an interview, adding that another contract manufacturer Foxconn had submitted an application for a Rs 2,500-crore project on December 31.   The government isn’t too perturbed by the additional incentives being given by China as it seeks to maintain its place as the leader in electronics manufacturing. India has other significant advantages, he pointed out.   “Openness of India’s democratic polity, where creativity is recognised and respected, adds its own incentive,” he said. “We gave little incentive and you saw how many people came.” 


(ET, Mar 07, 2019)

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UK ban on Huawei's 5G to cost millions of pounds, says Vodafone

 

Vodafone said any move by Britain to bar equipment made by China's Huawei from all parts of new 5G networks would cost it hundreds of millions of pounds and "very significantly" slow down the deployment of the new technology. The United States has asked allies not to use Huawei's technology because it could be a vehicle for Chinese spy operations, an accusation denied by the company. Vodafone said last month it had paused the use of Huawei components in its core networks in Europe until governments had assessed the risks. The group's UK chief technology officer Scott Petty said on Thursday that Huawei radio equipment was used in nearly a third of the company's 18,000 UK base stations - a part of the network it gauged to be very low risk. It would also be part of the foundation for 5G technology. 

(ET, Mar 07, 2019)

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China’s Nubia wants to challenge OnePlus in India; to launch gaming and wearable smartphones

 

Chinese handset maker Nubia is planning to “restart” in India with the launch of its gaming and wearable smartphones as it eyes the leadership position in the premium smartphone segment currently held by OnePlus  Co-founder and senior vice president Ni Fei told ET that the brand—in its latest attempt at gaining a foothold in the India market—plans to pitch itself as a premium gaming device, and will leverage its complete ecosystem around gaming phones back in China. "2019 is when we build our brand in India. We want to restart in India… there is a big potential in India, and it is an important market for us," Ni told ET. "We want to challenge OnePlus in India. We want a leadership position in the premiums segment. Besides, we want to become the No. 1 gaming phone brand here.” OnePlus is the market leader in the premium ($500 and above) smartphone segment, with a market share of 44% in India, according to IDC, with Samsung and Apple the other major players in the segment. Korea’s Samsung, in fact, recently launched its new premium smartphones, Galaxy S10 series, in India.  

(ET, Mar 07, 2019)

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Global smartphone shipments to fall for third consecutive year

 

The global smartphone market is projected to experience its third consecutive year of declining shipments as smartphone volumes are forecast to fall by 0.8 per cent, with volumes dipping to 1.39 billion, said a International Data Corp (IDC) report. According to IDC's "Worldwide Quarterly Mobile Phone Tracker" report, the worldwide smartphone market is, however, expected to pick up momentum this year with year-over-year (YoY) growth of 2.3 per cent in the second half in 2019. Global smartphone shipments are forecast to reach 1.54 billion units in 2023. "The biggest question that remains unanswered is what will bring the smartphone industry back to growth. There is no question that industry growth has been down for reasons that have already been identified -- longer replacement cycles, a challenged China market and geopolitical headwinds," Ryan Reith, Program Vice President, Worldwide Mobile Device Trackers, IDC, said in a statement on Wednesday.  "But it is short-sighted to overlook the possibilities of some important technology advancements that are within reach with 5G probably being the most significant." 

(ET, Mar 07, 2019)

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Samsung confident of regaining top spot in volume terms in India

 

Tech giant Samsung is confident of regaining its leadership position in volume terms in the hyper-competitive Indian smartphone market this year on the back of new products like the recently launched India-first 'M' series. Samsung Electronics President and CEO (IT & Mobile Communications Division) D.J. Koh said the company has been the market leader in terms of revenue in the October-December quarter as well as the entire 2018 calendar year.  "They (Xiaomi) are number one in terms of shipment, but in terms of revenue Samsung is dominant number one in Indian market not only in fourth quarter of last year but full 2018, Samsung was number one. But in terms of number of devices, I want to bring back my position in volume terms," he told reporters here. Koh noted that Samsung is heavily invested in the Indian market with its largest mobile manufacturing facility and experience centre located in the country.   

(LiveMint, Mar 06, 2019)

 

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Defence & Solar

 

INDIA’S EXPANDING STRATEGIC RELATIONS WITH RUSSIA AND FRANCE

 

India will expand the scope and range of its strategic partnerships, if not create alliances, with both France and Russia. Future Indo-Russian co-operation could include Moscow’s assistance in developing India’s nuclear submarine fleet. India’s future co-operation with France could include joint maritime military exercises. India’s strategic alliance with France could also provide New Delhi with access to French military bases in the Indo-Pacific. As India is trying to expand its region of influence in the Indo-Pacific and beyond, both France and Russia offer it the opportunity to form strategic bilateral partnerships, if not explicit alliances. As India and Russia try to establish their positions in the international system, they will revisit or reset their existing bilateral relationship and will expand the range and scope of it. It is true to state that India and Russia are natural strategic partners and allies. Bilateral ties with Russia are a key pillar of India’s strategic outlook on the world. India sees Russia as a steady and all-weather friend that has played a significant role in its economic development and security. Since the signing of the “Declaration on the India Russia Strategic Partnership” in October 2000 (during President Vladimir Putin’s visit to India), India-Russia ties have acquired a new dimension in terms of style and quality, with increased political and strategic co-operation and enhanced security, trade and economic ties.

 

(Indian Defence News, Mar 08, 2019)

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INDIAN DEFENCE EXPORTS CONTINUE TO GROW: MOD

 

Indian defence exports continue to thrive as a result of continued support by government reforms, according to the Ministry of Defence’s (MoD’s) recently published annual report for fiscal year (FY) 2017–18. According to the annual report, Indian military exports reached Rs 19.37 billion (USD 277 million) in the first nine months of FY 2017–18 to December 2017. This represents a 75% year-on-year increase over the Rs 11.05 billion in defence exports up until December 2016. This latter figure was detailed in the MoD’s FY 2016–17 annual report. According to the latest annual report, Indian defence exports in the full fiscal years for 2015–16 and 2016–17 were Rs 20.59 billion and Rs 15.21 billion respectively. In June 2018, the Department of Defence Production notified a simplified procedure for issue of Authorisation for export of defence items. 

 

(Indian Defence News, Mar 08, 2019)

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INDIA'S DEFENCE PSUS RECORD PICK UP IN SALES

 

India’s defence sector seems to be picking itself up from a slump if the third quarter’s results are any indication, with the Street’s apprehensions about the growth and margin pressure on defence firms now reversing. To be sure, the recent financial performance of defence public sector undertakings (PSUs) has been encouraging. As against a mere two per cent year-on-year (YoY) growth in sales in the June quarter, financial results of eight PSUs in the defence sector show an aggregate 12 per cent spurt in sales in the third quarter. In the subsequent quarters too, analysts say, the trend looks favourable backed by a healthy order book providing revenue visibility and increasing emphasis on execution in the light of recent geopolitical uncertainty. With most companies expanding capacities in the recent past with the hope of increasing project sizes at home and opportunities overseas, the next few quarters are also expected to see higher earnings growth. Garden Reach Shipbuilders and Engineers (GRSE), one of the prominent PSUs in the sector, has reported a whopping 116 per cent sales growth during the third quarter due to approval of its finished inventory which allowed the company to book more revenue. The Mini-Ratna defence PSU is also set to launch its 99th and 100th warship in March and April this year, respectively. 

(Indian Defence News, Mar 08, 2019)

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INDIAN ARMY TO GET ‘MADE IN INDIA’ ARTILLERY BOOST WITH 3 INDIGENOUS GUNS

 

The recent clearance from the Indian Army and the defence ministry for the production of 114 ‘Dhanush’ artillery guns is the latest fillip to India’s indigenous gun manufacturing industry.The guns, deemed the ‘Desi Bofors’, will form part of a trio of artillery weapons, along with the K9 Vajra and the Advanced Towed Artillery Gun System (ATAGS), that will be manufactured in the country. While the Dhanush guns will be manufactured by the Ordnance Factory Board (OFB), making them the first indigenously-produced long-range artillery gun, the Defence Acquisition Council (DAC) had last year cleared the production of 100 K9 Vajras and 150 ATAGS at a cost of Rs 3,365 crore.  The K9 Vajras are being produced by Larsen and Toubro (L&T) and South Korea’s Hanwha Tech Win (HTW) under the ‘Make in India’ initiative, while the ATAGS is being developed by the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO), with one prototype being made in partnership with Tata Power (Strategic Engineering Division) and the other with Bharat Forge. Once fully inducted, the three guns are expected to boost the artillery power of the Indian Army after a lull of nearly 31 years since the Bofors guns were inducted. The Bofors guns were controversially the last piece of artillery imported by India. 

(Indian Defence News, Mar 08, 2019)

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India Leases Mothballed Russian Nuclear Submarine For $3 Billion

 

India inked a deal to lease a mothballed nuclear-powered Akula-1 class submarine from Russia for over $3 billion (INR 21,000 crore) on Thursday. The submarine hulls will be mothballed at the Zvezdochka shipyard in Severodvinsk and would undergo a deep refit and rebuild, to be fitted with Indian sensors, operation room electronics, and communication equipment before being delivered to India in or before 2025.  The contract also includes sustenance and spares support for 10 years, as well as training and technical infrastructure for its operations, sources were quoted by TOI as saying Thursday. An Indian naval delegation led by Inspector General (Nuclear Safety) Vice Admiral Soonil V Bhokare had conducted an inspection of two Akula-2 class submarines, the Bratsk and the Samara in December 2018. The new submarine will replace INS Chakra Akula-class submarine that lacks long-range missiles. It was taken on a 10-year lease from Russia in April 2012 for $900 million in January 2004. “INS Chakra’s existing lease will be extended till at least 2025 through another contract till the new submarine, which will be bigger and more advanced than it, becomes operational,” said a source. The stealth-capable INS Chakra is equipped with cruise missiles and can be deployed for ISR (intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance) missions. But the submarine is not meant for "deterrence patrol," that is, carrying out a patrol aimed at deterring enemies from attacking India with nuclear weapons. 

(DefenceQWorld.net, Mar 08, 2019)

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Green Companies continue to bid aggressively for solar projects 

 

Renewable energy firms are continuing with aggressive bids for solar projects, with the winners in the latest auction including Finland’s Fortum and US-based Acme quoting a tariff of Rs 2.48 per unit.  Palimarwar Solar House also quoted the same tariff to win 40 MW, while Acme Solar won 250 MW of the 750 MW auctioned by Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI). Fortum won 250 MW, while UPC won 100 MW. Sumant Sinha-led ReNew Power won 110 MW at Rs 2.49 per unit.   In this non-solar park auction, projects have to be built in Rajasthan within 18 months. This tariff is lower than the auction conducted by SECI earlier this week where the lowest winning tariff was Rs 2.55 per unit. “This is a Rajasthan specific tender, so everyone knows Rajasthan is going to buy the power. There is a PPA certainty,” said Vinay Rustagi, managing director of solar Consultancy Bridge to India. “In the previous auction, since it was an ISTS one, SECI has to finalise which states will buy the power and then you can end up with the lowly rated states,” he said. Since the state is identified beforehand here, there is more comfort on availability of land and transmission, and this has driven down the tariff, Rustagi added.  

(ET, Mar 02, 2019)

 

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Consumer Electronics

 

Samsung in talks with Dixon, Foxconn to make TVs in India

 

Under intense pressure from the government to restart television manufacturing in India, Samsung Electronics has initiated talks with two of the country’s leading contract manufacturers, Foxconn and Dixon Technologies, to start production of TV models up to 42-inches that account for over half of the Indian market. Two senior industry executives said Samsung does not want to invest again in a plant for televisions in India due to shrinking margins in television business amidst intense price competition. The government has told Samsung it wants a commitment to start local sourcing of TV in India before it brings down duty on open cell TV panel to zero from 5% that led the Korean giant shut down the TV production line in its Chennai plant. Since October, Samsung has been importing TVs from Vietnam at zero levies under free trade agreement (FTA) route.

(ET, Mar 08, 2019)

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LG Electronics wants govt. to incentivise local TV manufacturing

 

LG Electronics, the country’s second-largest consumer electronics firm, has voiced concerns on the lack of enough incentives to expand local television manufacturing. Umesh Dhal, chief relationship officer, LG Electronics India, said local manufacturing can be made attractive by “abolishing customs duty on panels and open cells till manufacturing ecosystem for same is ready in India”. He also said the government should incentivise manufacturers for local production. The statement comes at a time when the country’s largest consumer durable firm Samsung India is negotiating hard with the government. The firm has moved its TV production to Vietnam and is seeking additional sops to restart manufacturing here. The tussle between the government and manufacturers began last year, when a Customs duty on open cells was revised to 5 per cent. A 7.5 per cent duty on panels was also levied. Dhal also said the goods and services tax (GST) rate on TV sets should be brought down, “as it is more of an educative device”.

(BS, Mar 07, 2019)

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 on a cost cutting drive moves $35K Model 3 to online stores for sale

 

Tesla is shifting all of its sales from stores to the internet, saying the move is needed to cut costs so it can sell the mass-market Model 3 for a starting price of $35,000.  The Palo Alto, California, company announced the change Thursday and said it's now takiTeslang orders for the $35,000 car, which CEO Elon Musk has said is essential to Tesla's survival.  ``It's 2019,'' Musk told reporters. ``People want to buy online.''  Musk also backed off of earlier guidance that the company would be profitable in all future quarters. Because of the moves, it will lose money in the first quarter and ``likely'' be profitable in the second, he said.  The electric-car and solar-panel company will close many of its stores, but leave some open as galleries or ``information centers'' in high-traffic areas. Musk didn't give a number of stores that will be closed or employees who will be laid off. ``That isn't today's topic,'' he said. 

(ET, Mar 02, 2019) 
 

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SECTION – IV - FORTHCOMING EVENTS &  GENERAL INFORMATION              

Overseas Shows

Event

:

China International PCB and Assembly Show (CPCA Show)

Organiser

:

China Printed Circuit Association (CPCA)

From

:

19-March-2019

To

:

21-March-2019            

Venue & City

:

National Convention & Exhibition Center, Shanghai, China

Website

:

http://www.cpcashow.com   

 

 

Event

:

electronica China 2019

Organiser

:

Messe Munchen

From

:

20-March-2019

To

:

22-March-2019            

Venue & City

:

Shanghani New International Expo Centre

China

Website

:

https://electronica-china.com  

 

 

Event

:

KPCA Show 2019 (Int’l Electronic Circuits and Packaging Show)

Organiser

:

Korea Printed Circuit Association

From

:

24-April-2019

To

:

26-April-2019            

Venue &   City

:

KINTEX Exhibition Center, Goyang, Gyeonggi, Korea

Website

:

http://www.kpcashow.com/eng/main.asp https://www.ces.tech

Domestic Shows  

 

Event

:

Electronica India 2019

Organiser

:

Messe Muenchen India

From

:

25-September-2019

To

:

27-September-2019          

City

:

Greater Noida, Delhi NCR, India

Website

:

https://electronica-india.com

 

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SECTION - V - ELCINA EVENTS, ACTIVITIES & SERVICES                                          

“10th Source India – Electronics Supply Chain”

15th February 2019

@ Hotel Green Park, Chennaig 

10th Source India - Electronics Supply Chain” scheduled on 15th February 2019 @ the Hotel Green Park, Chennai. The event theme focused on “Source Locally….Supply Globally”. The event was inaugurated by Thiru M. C. Sampath, Hon’ble Minister for Industries, Govt. of Tamil Nadu. 

In addition to the Inaugural Session, the Conference comprised of two panel discussions on Significance of a “Value Added Electronics Manufacturing – Components, Raw Materials & EMS” and “Key Segments driving Electronics Manufacturing in India”. 

Program Details:

§  A Conference on “Source Locally….Supply Globally”.

§  A mini exhibition to showcase opportunities for buyers and sellers.

§  Pre-arranged Business to Business Meetings at Buyer Seller Meet.

§  Reserved Buyer-Seller Meeting Area for pre-arranged meetings.

§  Industry Networking Session

§  Opportunity for informal meetings and networking.

 

The Source India Electronics Supply Chain witnessed strong participation by over 250 delegates, 18 buyer companies and 125+ ESDM Supply Chain related companies. The Conference hosted eminent speakers from industry and Government. The Buyer Seller Meet witnessed keen interest with each Buyer having 12-15 meetings adding up-to over 200 meetings in an intense session.

 

In addition to the Inaugural Session, the Conference comprised of two panel discussions on Value Added Electronics Manufacturing & Key Segments Driving Electronics Manufacturing in India.

 

We would like to thank all our Government & Industry Sponsors, Speakers, Exhibitors, Delegates & Buyers for wholeheartedly contributing to the success of this event.

 

Glimpses of Source India 2019

 

Inaugural Session

 

 

 

 

Mr. Amrit Manwani, President ELCINA and Chairman, Sahasra Group, emphasized the importance of the theme “Source Locally… Supply Globally” to highlight the importance of exports and to make Indian Companies a part of the global supply chain.  Opportunities in the domestic market are growing exponentially and every stakeholder must take advantage of the same, achieve economies of scale and compete in the export markets.

 

Mr. Markku Hangasjarvi, Global CEO of Salcomp exuded confidence in the Indian market and was extremely positive about his company’s performance and the mobile sector at large.  He informed that energy management and charging technologies were advancing rapidly and the Indian market provides the largest opportunity globally for growth in the sector. Salcomp, he informed has reposed their faith in India and has invested in new plants and they now employ 7000 people In India  in their 3 manufacturing plants.

 

Mr. Josh Foulger, Managing Director, FIH India (Foxconn) shared his vast experience and vision about the mercurial mobile phone industry with which he had been involved for more than two decades. He said that the electronics market had been growing at 20% since last 5 years and would cross 400 bn by FY 2024-25. This market was driven by  rise in digital density and spread of e-governance under which all services would now be delivered digitally.  Thus he estimated that in next 10 years, by the time the industry was celebrating the 20th Source India, the electronics sector in India should be valued at USD 1 Trillion and with the right policies and support, Tamil Nadu could have 15+% share of the same.

 

Mr. M Velmurugan, Executive VC, Guidance Bureau made a detailed presentation about the industrial landscape of Tamil Nadu and the high rank of the State in industrial output, State GDP as well as electronics manufacturing.  He described Tamil Nadu as a silent performer with highly skilled and competent work force which had enabled this progress.

Thiru N Muruganandam, IAS, Principal Secretary, Industries, Tamil Nadu graced the event as Guest of Honour. He appreciated ELCINA’s efforts in organizing Source India continuously in Chennai since last 10 years and congratulated the organizing committee and members for this achievement and support to the ESDM sector in Tamil Nadu. He apprised the delegates about the Electronics Policy of Tamil Nadu which was under preparation and noted that ELCINA had provided valuable inputs for the same.

Thiru Muruganandam apprised the delegates about the continuous efforts being made by Industries department and policy for supporting growth and maintaining leadership in manufacturing. He also advised that Source India should be expanded and made the flagship event for ESDM sector in Tamil Nadu and offered support from the State Government to ensure the same was done successfully.

 

Hon’ble Minister for Industries, Thiru MC Sampath graced the occasion as the Chief Guest and he too was appreciative of the fact that Source India was being organised consistently in Tamil Nadu for the last decade since 2009. The Minister also congratulated ELCINA on completing their Golden Jubilee and 50 years of service to the industry. He referred to the Vision 2023 document of Tamil Nadu and their target to make the State a progressive and prosperous one with zero poverty. He highlighted the role that ESDM sector has to play in this vision by providing employment, attracting FDI and supporting national programs such as Make in India, Digital India, Smart Cities and Bharat Net. The Hon’ble Minister also apprised the delegates about the growth of manufacturing in Tamil Nadu and the importance the government gave to this sector.

 

 

Panel Members

·         From Left to right: Mr. Sudarshan Pitty, Head of Chennai Factory, Nokia Solutions & Networks, Dr. Ravi Bhatkal, MD, MacDermid Performance Solutions, Mr. Jarkko Korhonen, Corporate VP-Global Sourcing, Salcomp Plc, Thiru M.C. Sampath, Hon’ble Minister for Industries, Steel Control and Special Initiatives, Govt. of Tamil Nadu, Mr. N Ramachandran, Past President ELCINA & MD, Mel Systems & Services, Mr. M. Sathya Kumar LLB, ACA, ACMA, CS, CIMA (UK) & Mr. Nirbhay Gopal, Director, Vishay Components

The First Session following the Inaugural was on “Value Added Electronics Manufacturing – Components, Raw Materials & EMS”.    In this Session the following eminent speakers participated.

 

The Session was chaired by Mr. N Ramachandran, CMD, Mel Systems & Services & Past President ELCINA.

 

The discussions focused around sourcing challenges and gaps in the supply chain which needed to be plugged and in turn were a great opportunity for the stakeholders in the sector.  Speakers also elaborated on the current status of value addition and role of the Industry as well as expectations from State and Central Governments to enhance the same and improve depth of manufacturing in the sector.

 

 

 

Panel Members -

·        From Left to right: Mr. Rajoo Goel, Ms. Nirmalatha, Vice President, APEITA, Ms. Vandana Srivastava, Director & Nodal Officer, MSIPS, Ministry of Electronics & IT, Mr. Amrit Manwani, President ELCINA & Chairman Sahasra Group, Mr. Sreeram Srinivasan, CEO, Syrma Technologies, Mr. NK Mohapatra, CEO, Electronics Sector Skills Council of India, Mr. N Ramachandran, Past President ELCINA & MD, Mel Systems & Services

 

The Final Session of the Conference was on the “key segments and eco-system factors driving electronics manufacturing”. The Session was chaired by Mr. Amrit Manwani, President ELCINA and the following Speakers shared their views during this Session “Key Segments  driving Electronics Manufacturing in India”. 

 

Mr. Srinivasan elaborated  on the technology trends and need for our Industry to address new opportuities such as IoT, AI, Smart Cities, EVs etc.  Ms. Vandana Srivastava, Director, MeitY gave a detailed talk on the upcoming  National Policy for Electronics 2019 which would be a game changer and a big boost for the sector.

 

Members Presenting ELCINA’s Recommendations for Tamil Nadu Electronics & Hardware Policy to the Hon’ble Industry Minister Release of 32nd Edition of ELCINA Directory 2019 by Guest of Honour - Mr. N. Muruganandam, IAS, Principal Secretary, Industries Department, Govt. of Tamil Nadu Nadu

 

Exhibition Stalls & Buyer-Seller Meet @ 10th Source India 

 

 

 

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First Southern Region Meeting & Seminar

Date : 14th February, 2019

 Venue : Lemon Tree Hotel, Hyderabad

We are pleased to inform you that First Southern Region Meeting of ELCINA Members held on 14th February, 2019 @ Hotel Lemon Tree Hotel, Hyderabad. Mr. Mr. Rajiv Venkatraman, Chairman Southern Region, ELCINA & MD, PEC Mfg Co. welcomes the delegates and Mr. Amrit Manwani, President-ELCINA gave the Special Address on Trends & Opportunities. 

Industry & Policy Updates – NPE 2019 were given by Mr. Rajoo Goel, Secretary General, ELCINA.

A Special Industry Address was delivered by Mr. Rudra Jadeja, CEO, Kalyani Rafael Advanced Systems during the meet.

Glimpses of Southern Region Meeting

 

 

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ELCINA-CKM recently successfully conducted In-House Training Programs on SPC, MSA & 7 QC Tools on 11th – 14th February, 2019 @ CII Guardian International Limited Kochi, Kerala

Continuing its efforts to establish an extensive source of knowledge to serve Indian Engineering and Electronics Industry and cultivate a manufacturing culture in the country, ELCINA-Centre for Knowledge Management (CKM), since its launch in 2008, has been conducting various workshops on a variety of topics of interest to the satisfaction of the industry with focus on quality improvement and enhancing competitiveness. It has also been organizing In-house training workshops in companies for the benefit of the industry and the number of workshops is growing every year. 

 

ELCINA-CKM - Training Programs on Quality, Productivity & Soft Skills

 

S. No.

Program Name

Days

Quality Improvement Techniques - Core Tools

1

SPC - Statistical Process Control

1

2

7 QC Tools - Problem Solving Techniques

1

3

FMEA - Product & Process

1

4

RCA & CAPA - Root Cause Analysis / Corrective Action Plan

1

5

Right (RFT) First Time Quality for Zero Defect Manufacturing - Customer Focus

1

6

Global 8 D - Problem Solving Techniques

1

7

Reliability Testing & Certification for LED Lighting Products

1

8

Six Sigma Methodology for Process Improvement

1

9

MSA

1

10

APQP / PPAP

1

11

5 S

1

12

Six Sigma - Green Belt

1

13

Sampling Inspection for Parts / Products (IS 2500 & IS 12040)
& Vendor Rating

1

14

Environment Testing for Electronics Products & Components as per IS Standards

1

15

ISO 9001:2015 Requirements & Implementation

1

16

ISO 9001:2015 Internal Auditor Course

1

17

ISO 14001:2015 EMS - Environment Management System

1

18

Internal Audit Training

1

19

Environment & Health - EHS Legal Requirement

1

Manufacturing - Productivity & Cost

20

KAIZEN

1

21

Cost Reduction Strategies in Production - Via Toyota Production System (TPS)

1

22

Equipment Maintenance - Autonomous Maintenance Methodology

1

23

Control of Waste(7 types) - 3M (Mura, Muri and Muda) Methodology

1

24

Production Capacity Enhancement with Flow Manufacturing

1

25

Vendor Evaluation Technique

1

26

Material Handling & Warehouse Management

1

27

Lean Manufacturing

1

28

Soldering

1

29

Value Stream Mapping

1

30

Just in Time Manufacturing Methodologies

1

31

Principles in KANBAN

1

32

Reduction of Set-up Time - Use of SMED

1

Soft Skills

33

Internal Communication Skills & Building High Performance Team

1

34

Personality Enrichment & Leadership Skills

1

35

Business Time & Stress Management

1

36

Conflict Management

1

37

Assertiveness and Dealing with Difficult Situations

1

38

Shop Floor Management Skills

1

39

Motivation Skills

1

40

Time Management & Stress Management

1

41

Team Building for High Performance

1

42

Building Better Work Relationship

1

43

Conflict Resoultion at Work - Techniques

1

44

Pesonality Development

1

45

Managerial Effectiveness

1

46

Influencing & Persuading Others

1

47

Business Communication

1

48

Internal Effective Communication

1

49

Leadership Development for Organisational Success

1

50

Leadership for Young Managers

1

 

Please click the link below for more training programs

http://elcina.com/trainingProgram.php  

Please contact Rajesh Rawat (9911445890) for conducting the In-House / Open-House training programs or mail us at rajesh@elcina.com

 

Electronic Industries Association of India

ELCINA House, 422 Okhla Industrial Estate, Phase-III, New Delhi 110020 (India)

E-Mail: info@elcina.com Tel: 011-26924597 / 26928053 / 41615985

Website: www.elcina.com

 

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ELCINA PRODU DISPLAY CENTRE at  ELCINA HOUSE

 

The 'OSRAM DISPLAY CENTRE' in ELCINA House is a permanent Display Centre and serves to showcase the Indian electronics industry to visitors. The Display Centre has now 11 Full Stalls and 4 Half/Mini Stalls, presently occupied by the following Member-companies:-  

Full Stalls

  1. Bharat Electronics Ltd, Bangalore

  2. TDK India Pvt. Ltd., Noida

  3. Teknik Electromeconic Pvt Ltd, Bangalore

  4. SGS Tekniks Manufacturing Pvt Ltd, Gurgaon

  5. Deki Electronics Ltd, Noida

  6. EMI Solutions Pvt. Ltd., Bangalore

  7. Elin Electronics Ltd, New Delhi

  8. Syrma Technology Pvt. Ltd., Chennai

  9. AT & S India Pvt.Ltd., Mysore

Half/Mini Stalls

1.      Super Mount Pack Pvt. Ltd. Bangalore

2.      CTR Mfg. Inds Ltd., Aurangabad  

3.      Neotec Semiconductor Ltd., Taiwan

4.      Sowparnika Thermistors and Hybrids Pvt.Ltd., Thrissur (Kerala)

 

 

 

Two full stalls are currently available at present and interested members may kindly contact ELCINA House, New Delhi (saly@elcina.com) for advance booking of the same.

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PUBLICATIONS

“Indian Printed Circuit Board Industry & Market Research Report

The evolution of miniaturization and sub-miniaturization in the design of electronic equipment led to the emergence of a new technique of inter-component wiring and assembly known as the printed circuit board (PCB). This technology has now become the backbone of electronic devices. They provide the required mechanical support structure and electrical connect for the circuit. In addition to providing the connectivity, they also help to reduce the overall size and enhance the efficiency of the device.

  • By 2020, the electronics market in India is expected to increase with a CAGR of 25.1 per cent to USD 400 billion from USD 104 billion in 2015

  • Currently only 35% of this demand is currently being met by local manufacturers. And for the rest 65%, India is still dependent on imports.

  • Hence, PCB- being the backbone of electronics holds a huge demand in India - Current demand of USD 2.01 Billion represents the demand based on the total PCBs (which includes both the bare board PCBs and the populated PCBs)

  • Current market size for bare PCBs is USD 1.2 Billion - Only 30% of this demand for bare PCBs is currently being met by local PCB manufacturers. And for the rest 70%, India.

You may order the same from by following the below link;

http://elcina.com//new_publication.php

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“Opportunities and Challenges in the Strategic Electronics Sector, with special focus on MSMEs”. 

We are pleased to inform you that, a Special Report (update 2016) has been prepared by ELCINA on “Opportunities and Challenges in the Strategic Electronics Sector, with special focus on MSMEs”.  This Report involved detailed research & discussions with varied stakeholders from Defence Sector. It provides updated information as well as recommendations for next steps for Strategic Electronics and policy changes that we believe are required to take the Defence Electronics Sector to new heights. The updated report was released during Strategic Electronics Summit 2016.

This Study provides on insight into the Defence Electronics eco-system in India and is a guide, both for the industry as well as the defence establishment to chalk out a path to success in this important sector. You may order the same from by following the below link

http://elcina.com//new_publication.php

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 Super Capacitor-Market Landscape Study

A Supercapacitor or Ultracapacitor is a charge storage device that stores electrical charges via electrochemical & electrostatic processes and has an unusually high energy density when compared to common capacitors. Due to their beneficial properties like fast charging ability,

superior low temperature performance, long service and cycle life, and reliability, Supercapacitors hold the potential to replace or complement traditional batteries and capacitors in several applications. Supercapacitors are already being used worldwide in number of applications ranging from automotive, renewable energy to electronics. For more details you can visit below link:

http://elcina.com//new_publication.php

For enquiries, call Ms.Tandra Majumder,
ELCINA HOUSE, 422 Okhla Industrial Estate, Phase III, New Delhi - 110 020.
Tel: +91 (011) 26924597, 26928053; Fax: +91 (011) 2692 3440;
Email: tandra@elcina.com  or info@elcina.com

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A newsletter published by ELCINA, New Delhi. The information contained in this newsletter is for private circulation only. Despite our best efforts, some errors could have crept in. You are advised to verify authenticity of the information before further use.


Electronic Industries Association of India (ELCINA )

ELCINA House, 422 Okhla Industrial Estate, Phase-III, New Delhi 110020 (India).

E-Mails: info@elcina.com Tel: 011-26924597 / 26928053 / 41615985, Website: www.elcina.com