VOL XIII, ISSUE 7

15 July 2013

 

SECTION I

Policy Scan

Govt. policy, business procedures & regulations

Notifications

SECTION II

Industry Scan

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General

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IT & Services

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Telecom

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Consumer Electronics

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Solar Energy

SECTION III

Business Opportunities/Enquiries/

Meetings

New Opportunities with Taiwan in Electronics

TEC (MSIPS) for Assembly Testing Marking and Packaging constituted

Portal for On-line Application for Registration under CRS

Amendment to the MSIPS Guidelines

Special Arrangements in DeitY to respond to requests for extension under Compulsory Registration Order

Process of Interim Extensions under CRS Enabled

First Registration under Compulsory Registration Scheme issued

SECTION IV

Coming Events & General Information

Pro Sound & Light Expo

Indian Electrical & Electronics Fair 2013

Nepcon South China

IPCA Expo 

Indian Trade Fair Dubai

Electronica India and Productronica India 

China Sourcing Fair: Electronics & Components,Hardware & Building Materials,Bathroom Products-Mumbai

EMMA Expo India 

EMO Hannover 2013

India International Security Expo 

Electri Expo 

Korea Sourcing Fair: Electronics & Components

Electronic Asia 2013

SmartCards Expo 

Home Electronics Show 2013

EP / EPA China 2013

Productonica Munich, Germany

CWIEME 2013

China Sourcing Fair: Electronics & Components

LED Expo

ELECRAMA 2014

Electronica Productonica China 2014

Japan IT Week Spring 2014

Productronica  2014

SECTION V

ELCINA Events, Activities & Services

SES – 2013. 4th Edition on 2nd August at the HAL Convention Centre, Bangalore

ELCINA Promoted Electronics Manufacturing Clusters in India

Research Paper on Strategic Electronics Sector – July 2012

ELCOMOS REPORT

ELCINA Directory for 2013

Conference Facility at ELCINA House

Forthcoming ELCINA-CKM Programmes 

OSRAM PRODUCT DISPLAY CENTRE at ELCINA HOUSE

General

AIR news on mobile phones via SMS soon

Microsoft revamp to keep up with technological changes

Samsung, Bosch investment plans cleared by Govt

June exports fall 4.6% to $24 B

Govt. strategy to spur State Level investment in manufacturing

PM-led panel on strategy to push domestic manufacturing

FM prods Banks to cut lending rates

No service tax on units located inside SEZs:

India’s trade deficit with China balloons to $12 billion

Industrial recovery still far away

Clear tax rules for R&D are welcome: 

Tax relief for R&D centres as FinMin relaxes norms

 IT & Services

Global PC Market sliding:

India to have the highest internet traffic growth rate

HP bets on big data for growth

New supercomputer to put CSIR in high-speed data processing league

SMEs discovering benefits of cloud computing

Internet goes onwards and upwards

IT manufacturing will happen soon:

Telecom

DoT may oppose spectrum sharing

Nokia bets on camera phone: 

Nokia to introduce smarter features in low-end phones

China taps a growing phone market

Smartphone grows 167%:

Proposed telecom FDI limit to 100% may aid debt-strapped companies 

Local sourcing no longer must for Pvt. Telcos

Planned Telecom Fund Ambit may widen:

Samsung Galaxy shower

Panel gives green light to 100% telecom FDI

DoT to set up security lab to test network tools

DoT on new cross-holding norms

India’s smartphone market growing at scorching pace

Samsung plans Rs.500 cr mobile ramp-up in India

Consumer Electronics

Domestic TV manufacturers complain Japanese cos. do not fulfill the value addition norms under FTAs (they enjoy concessional duty, creating an uncompetitive environment)

Panasonic to invest Rs.1.5 cr to expand India operations

Samsung acquires boxes to add connected TV set-top boxes

Taiwan’s AOC plans Rs.7,000 LED TVs to storm India

Solar Energy

Solar Sector attracts $3.86 bn in April-June

Policy Scan Govt. Policy, Business Procedures & Regulations

Industry Scan

General

AIR news on mobile phones via SMS soon

All India Radio (AIR) news will soon be available on mobile phones via SMS.  The public sector broadcaster is all set to launch an SMS-based service which will bring the latest headlines to registered users across the country.  Official sources said through this service, AIR would send news alerts thrice every day to its registered users.  Every SMS will have three to four news headlines along with an advertisement tag.  Officials said this latest service was expected to expand the reach of AIR, while the ad tag could generate revenues as the service becomes popular.  The headlines, which will constitute news content, will have nearly 100 characters.

(ET, July 15, 2013)

 

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Microsoft revamp to keep up with technological changes

 

Software giant Microsoft has announced a long-awaited restructuring, organizing itself around key areas designed to make the company more nimble in a fiercely competitive technology sector.  The company said in a release that it will deliver multiple devices and services as a single company rather than a collection of separate divisions, after completing its first major overhaul in five years. 

 

(BS, July 13, 2013) 

 

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Samsung, Bosch investment plans cleared by Govt

 

The government has cleared investments from Bosch and Samsung, among the first set of Rs.1,000 crore proposals, under National Policy on Electronics, telecom minister Kapil Sibal said.  The government is targeting Rs.25,000 crore worth of investments by the end of the current fiscal.

 

(HT, July 13, 2013)

 

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June exports fall 4.6% to $24 B

 

India’s exports registered a sharp contraction for a second month in a row in June, continuing to be a sore point for the economy and taking away somewhat the comfort offered a drop in imports.

 Exports fell 4.56% in June from a year earlier to $23.79 billion, against a 1.1% decline in the previous month to $24.92 billion.  The government and the Reserve Bank of India’s concerted efforts over the past few weeks to curb gold imports, however, brought some cheer with overall imports declining 0.37% to $36.03 billion.  The country’s total imports had stood at $44.65 billion in May. 

(ET, July 13, 2013)

 

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Minister for Communications & IT, Shri Kapil Sibal hands over approval of MSIPS Incentives to M/s Samsung India Electronics Pvt .Ltd., M/s Bosch Automotive Electronics India Pvt. Ltd. & M/s Sahasra Electronics Pvt .Ltd., (A Memebr of ELCINA).

 

This is to celebrate Electronic India’s approx.. Rs.5000 crores of new investments in Electronics.

 

Sponsors : Department of Electronics and IT (DeitY)

 

(ET, July 12, 2013)

 

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Govt. strategy to spur State Level investment in manufacturing

 

The government has drawn up a plan to remove bottlenecks holding back investment in manufacturing at the state level, a move aimed at revitalizing the flagging sector by aligning states’ approach with the long-term strategy of the Centre.  As part of the initiative, the Planning Commission and National Manufacturing and Competitive Council (NMCC)  will develop coordinated action plans with states that have witnessed slackness in investment in manufacturing.

 

“The idea is to get a holistic view of the issues that are holding back manufacturing in each state and, accordingly, suggest tools and techniques that can revive the overall climate,” Planning Commission member Arun Maira told ET.

 

The first phase of the exercise, to be flagged off this month (July 2013), will cover Punjab, Gujarat, Karnataka, Haryana, Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh and Maharashtra, with special focus on steel, textiles, food processing and medium and small enterprises, sectors seen as large job creators.

 

The share of manufacturing in India’s GDP has remained at 15% - 16% for over three decades now.  In its effort to give a boost to the sector, the government recently cleared the National Manufacturing Policy, which aims to create 100 million skilled job and increase the sector’s share in the GDP to 25% by 2022.

 

However, the overall investment climate in the country has largely remained unattractive to investors because of issues related to land acquisition, delay in environmental clearances and lack of clarity on key policies like foreign direct investment.  Experts feel that addressing these issues could help in changing the scenario.

 

“There is a lot of alignment required at the Centre and the state levels, as most of the states are simply not aware of how  to draw maximum investments on the back of such reforms,” said an official of the Confederation of Indian Industry.

 

(ET, July 12, 2013)

 

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PM-led panel on strategy to push domestic manufacturing

 

After PMO’s putting on hold under international pressures its Preferential Market Access (PMA) policy for private telecom companies which was designed to help local manufacturers of electronic equipment, Government shows concern to push manufacturing in the country.

 

 An Economic Times news says a high level meeting convened by Prime Minister Manmohan Singh has discussed a spectrum of ideas to boost domestic manufacturing.

 

The manufacturing sector has seen a sharp deceleration in growth in the last one year,, with growth falling to 1% in 2012-13 ad showing no signs of pick up even in the current fiscal.  The manufacturing slowdown has also spilled over to the services sector.

 

The Committee is of the view if we have to grow at 8-9% in the future, this has to come through sustained growth in manufacturing, particularly labour intensive manufacturing, the Prime Minister said at the meeting of the high-level committee on manufacturing.  “Manufacturing and manufacturing alone can absorb all those who need better livelihood opportunities.”

 

“Our exports consist of raw materials and primary goods and our imports consist overwhelmingly of manufacturing.  We need to remedy this situation by removing the bottlenecks that hinder our progress in manufacturing and taking full advantage of our strengths” PM said.

 

The high-level committee on manufacturing is headed by the Prime Minister and includes ministers of finance and commerce and industry, deputy chairman of Planning Commission, Chairman of Economic Advisory Council and the principal secretary to prime minister.  The Chairman of the National Manufacturing Competitiveness Council is the member convener.

 

The government has already announced a National Manufacturing Policy that seeks to take the share of manufacturing to 25% of GDP in the next 10 years from around 14% now. 

(ET, July 09 & 10, 2013)

 

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FM prods Banks to cut lending rates

 

Finance Minister P Chidambaram says that banks have been advised to reduce their base rates and pass on the benefit of policy rate cuts to borrowers to help stimulate growth.  FM reviewed the performance of state-run banks and financial institutions against the backdrop of a sluggish economy.  The government is keen to boost growth, which has slowed to a decade low of 5% in 2012-13.

(HT, July 04, 2013)

 

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No service tax on units located inside SEZs

 

The finance ministry has said service tax will not be levied on units inside SEZs or developers of such zones in respect of services consumed in the course of authorized operations.  The service tax, education cess and the secondary and higher education cess levied on services consumed will be refunded to ensure that India’s exports do not lose competitive edge.  The ministry also provided an option of waiving off service in the case of authorized operations.

 

(ET, July 03, 2013) 

 

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India’s trade deficit with China balloons to $12 billion

 

The India-China trade deficit increased by 34% to reach $12 billion in the first five months of the year, presenting a bleak picture for Indian exports as bilateral trade continued to decline, denting hopes of achieving a trade volume of $100 million by 2015.  According to the data released by Chinese Customs, the India-China bilateral trade touched $26.5 billion till May 2013.  The trade deficit for India has widened year-on-year to $12 billion, up by 34%.  The trade volume was lowered by over $two billion compared to last year.

 

(ET, July 02, 2013)

 

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Industrial recovery still far away

 

Industrial activity has been sluggish in the first three months of the current financial year and there is little indication of a pick-up anytime soon, two separate sets of data released show.

 

The combined output of eight core sector industries rose 2.3% in May, tad less than 2.4%  in the previous month, according to data released by the commerce and industry ministry.  Core sector output had risen 7.2% in May 2012.

 

HSBC’s purchasing manager’s index for manufacturing came in at 50.3 in June, barely ahead of the 50-month low of 50.1 in the previous month.

 

The eight core sector industries – including coal, natural gas, crude, fertilizers and electrify – have a combined weight of 37.9% in the Index of Industrial Production (IIP), making the core index a lead indicator of industrial production.

 

(ET, July 02, 2013) 

 

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Clear tax rules for R&D are welcome

 

The finance ministry has done well to clear the confusion on how R&D centers and back-offices of multinational companies (MNCs) would be taxed.  The new set of guidelines by the Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT) will lower tax disputes and not tarnish India’s appeal; as an R&D hub.  The relief is on two counts.  One, CBDT has eased the norms for development centres to quality as contract R&D centres.  Disputes arose as taxpayers insisted that they were contract R&D service providers bearing insignificant risks, while transfer pricing officers held otherwise, and sought to attribute higher profits to the Indian operations. More leeway will soften the tax blow.  Two, these units do not have to mandatorily use the profit-split method to computer transfer prices.   Such a fiat would have meant quantifying the relative contribution of the parent and the captive R&D centre to the profits of MNC.  And adjustments would arbitrary in the absence of relevant data.

 

CBDT’s revised circular provides clarity on the principles to distinguish between three categories of R&D centres ; entrepreneurial, cost-sharing and contract R&Ds.  This will prevent arbitrary tax demands.  The larger point is that it is conceptually wrong for the tax authorities to demand a share of the profits arising from R&D at a captive unit. 

(ET, July 02, 2013)

 

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Tax relief for R&D centres as FinMin relaxes norms

 

The government has brought some tax relief to development centres engaged in contract research  and development (R&D) services with insignificant risk by relaxing norms for identifying these.  As captive centres of multinational companies perform minimal functions for  the parent and share a low risk, these would be subjected to a less stringent way of computing taxable income.

 

The Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT) revised its circular No.3 of March to classify R&D centres set up by foreign companies in three broad   categories based on functions, assets and risks assumed by the centre established in India.  These include centres which are entrepreneurial in nature; centres which are based on cost-sharing arrangements; and centres which undertake contract R&D.

 

For determining the arm’s length price, taxpayers often insist that they are contract R&D service providers with insignificant risk, while assessing officers treat them as full or significant risk-bearing entities and make transfer pricing adjustments accordingly. 

(BS, July 01, 2013)

 

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IT & Services

Global PC Market sliding

 

Global PC marked its longest decline in June quarter, when it shrunk for sixth straight quarter, with sales falling 11% from 85 million units to 76 million units.  Installed base for PCs, once the cornerstone of technology spend in enterprises, is being steadily replaced by tablets.  Influx of cheaper tablets is what industry experts are blaming for the fast wilting of the PC market.  Most PC making companies including Hewlett-Packard, Dell, Lenovo and Asus reported fall in their share of the market, raising fresh questions about the future of these hardware behemoths.  It also calls into question the longevity of companies such as Indian Information technology services providers whose business models were centered on such devices that seem to be fast fading away from enterprise technology landscape. 

(ET, July 12, 2013)

 

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India to have the highest internet traffic growth rate

 

India is set to have the highest internet protocol (IP) traffic growth with a 44 per cent compound annual growth rate (CAGR) between 2012 and 2017, followed by Indonesia (42 per cent) and South Africa (31 per cent) a new study has shown.

(BS, July 10, 2013)

 

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HP bets on big data for growth

 

World’s largest PC maker Hewlett-Packard has launched consultancy  service for big data analytics to capture a share of the market in which it is seen as a late entrant.

 

 Indian banks and telecom  companies are already showing  interest in our   big data  offerings, said Mohan Krishnan, VP and General Manager, technology consulting and services in Asia Pacific and Japan at HP World Tour in Beijing this week.

 

Krishnan said HP can advise its enterprise customers on strategy, design and implementation techniques, helping them in cutting down costs and increasing productivity.  While there is limited scope in structured data, which is only about a fifth of total data being generated, HP is now focusing on unstructured data on social media etc. 

(TOI, July 6, 2013)

 

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New supercomputer to put CSIR in high-speed data processing league

 

CSIR is set to launch its fastest supercomputer at India’s first ever big data science institute in Bangalore in July marking its entry into the new field of data intensive scientific discovery.

 

The supercomputer will have a speed of 360 tera flops, making it the fourth fastest machine in the country and will be housed in the CSIR Fourth Paradigm Institute (CSIR-4P1).

 

The Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) has decided to reposition its Bangalore-based Centre for Mathematical Modeling and Computer Simulation (CMMACS) to deal with data intensive scientific discovery, which has emerged as the fourth paradigm of science.

 

(BS, July 05, 2013)

 

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SMEs discovering benefits of cloud computing

 

The advent of cloud computing has changed the way IT demands are met.  There are some factors which make cloud computing a must for SMEs.  Cloud computing significantly brings down the running cost for an organization.  “Cloud computing has emerged as a new era in IT and is at the top of the agenda for every CIO today.  SMEs that contribute to 1/3rd of IT investment fin cloud computing as a most appealing IT feature.  As per a recent study by Zinnov, the cloud computing market in India is estimated at around $400 million and is expected to reach $4.5 billion by 2015 and SMEs being the backbone of Indian economy are likely to drive the growth.  Cloud adaptation not only brings down  total cost of ownership, lowers risk and promotes innovation, but also offers a protected IT set up with high business continuity and IT talent retention which is most crucial for SMEs today,” says Neeraj Athalye, Head, Cloud Business, SAP India Pvt. Ltd.

(ET, July 02, 2013)

 

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Internet goes onwards and upwards

 

The original designers of the internet never intended it to reach out and go beyond the domain of the universities and government labs for which it was created.  But the Google guys want to make it universally accessible and useful.  Their balloon-powered internet project aims to provide fast, affordable connection to rural and remote areas, especially in emerging countries.

 

Between now and 2015, Google expects 500 million new users from the US.  A large part of it is going to come from emerging countries like India, Brazil or Indonesia.  Google is working to get more people online In emerging markets by making the internet faster and cheaper and its new initiatives is a step in this direction.  It believes that in markets such as India, most of the new users will experience the internet for the first time on a mobile device – not on a desktop computer. 

(FE, July 01, 2013)

 

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IT manufacturing will happen soon

 

Indian IT services players might have seized more of the global market, but the country’s performance in IT manufacturing space has remained lacklustre.  Industry analysts often highlight that India lacks infrastructure support, such as power, finance, transport and logistics that are crucial for building the country’s much needed manufacturing capability.  Besides there is also talk of lack in availability of skilled manufacturing labour and that the country has complex approval procedures for setting up new manufacturing facilities.  The Industry says the government needs to do a lot more to create the right atmosphere for ICT manufacturing in the country.

(FE, July 01, 2013)

 

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 Telecom

DoT may oppose spectrum sharing

 

The telecom department (DoT) plans not to allow spectrum sharing and trading among operators for the time being as it may lead to a failure of the proposed airwaves sale, delaying the implementation of a key provision of the National Telecom Policy announced last year.

 

A senior DoT official said there were fears that spectrum sharing at this stage could encourage cartelization among operators during the upcoming auctions and prevent the government from realizing the true value of this resource. 

(ET, July 15, 2013)

 

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Nokia bets on camera phone

 

Nokia has come up with its latest Lumia phone with a ‘smarter’ 41-megapixel sensor camera with image stabilizing technology that tops many point-out-shoot imaging devices.

 

The company’s marketing executive Chris Weber said that this new phone will make point-and-shoot cameras obsolete.  The new phone runs Microsoft’s Windows Phone system.

 

(HT, July 13, 2013)

 

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Nokia to introduce smarter features in low-end phones

 

Nokia plans to introduce elements of its most expensive Lumia phones in its lower priced smart phones in the Asha range and bring down prices of the Windows phones, said the chief executive of the Finnish phone maker.

 

The company has launched its newest Lumia  phone 1020 for the US market.  But the company Is still some time away from bringing the phone to India, where it possibly sees more potential for cheaper phones than this one.  The US launch price of the 1020, which has been positioned more as an incredible camera coupled with the existing smart phone, roughly translates to Rs.42,000.  Apple’s iPhone 5 is available at Rs.45,000.

 

(ET, July 13, 2013)

 

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China taps a growing phone market

 

Last year, when China quietly passed the United States as the largest smart phone market, the dynamics of global phone making shifted.  Until then, the global market for smart phones had been defined by the rivalry between Apple and Samsung Electronics.  They built expensive phones as must-have products for affluent consumers in wealthy countries.

 

Now more phones are being designed for consumers in emerging markets, who are expected to account for most of the growth in smart phone sales in the future.  That presents an opportunity for the major Chinese phone makers, like Huawei, Lenovo, ZTE, Coolpad, Xiaomi and Oppo.

 

While Samsung is the biggest smart phone vendor in China, with a market share of 20% in the first quarter of 2013, according to the research firm Canalys, several Chinese companies have surged past Apple, which holds 8%.

 

These include internationally recognized names like Huawel, known for network switching gear, and Lenovo, known for ThinkPad laptops, which moved into the No.3 and No.4 positions in the first quarter.  But there are nearly 400 other little-known makers in China, where two-thirds of the world’s smart phones are made.  One of  these, Coolpad, leapfrogged from seventh place a year ago to second in the first three months of this year, with a 10% share.

 

“There’s a long tail of local competitors that are going to push Apple and Samsung harder and harder,” said Neil Mawston, an analyst at Strategy Analytics.  “There’s a million and one people trying to eat their lunch.” Chinese phone shoppers are concerned about price because most phones are sold without subsidies from network operators.  In  the United States and Europe, the wide use of subsidies masks what consumers pay for phones.

 

The Chinese also switch phones far more often than their counter parts in the West – generally after about six months, analysts say, compared with every two years or so in developed economies.  Fickle customers mean market share shifts swiftly, and the fortunes of companies rise and fall almost as fast.

 

Apple’s and Samsung’s position in the high end of the market allows them to collect most of the profit from smart phone sales in China, analysts say.  Apple sells 55 percent of the phones priced at $450 or more with Samsung accounting for 40 percent.

(ET, July 10, 2013)

 

 

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Smartphone grows 167%

 

Indian smart phone mobile segment is finally catching up with global peers.  During January-April, 9.4 million smart phones were shipped into the country, a growth of 167.3 per cent on an annual basis, according to a survey.  During the period, smart phones accounted for 12.8 per cent of the cell phone market in India.

 

The country saw 73.5 million mobile handset shipments for the January-April period, representing a growth of 11 per cent year-on-year, said Cyber Media Research’s India monthly Mobile Handsets Market Review, April 2013.

 

While South Korea-based Samsung Electronics retained its top position in the smart phone segment, Indian players Micromax and Karbonn emerged as the number two and three players, displacing other international rivals like Nokia and Sony Corp. 

(BS, July 09, 2013)

 

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Proposed telecom FDI limit to 100% may aid debt-strapped companies

 

The government’s proposed new policy allowing 100% Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) in the telecom service sector is likely to come as a breather for telecom service providers who are looking to exit after a long run in a cut-throat market.

 

 Scarred by the 2G spectrums scandal and hit by high interest rates amid a price war, many companies have no magic cure – and a buyer to help them get rich after all those hard years may be just it.

 

The current policy allows 74% FDI in the telecom service sector.  However the proposed 100% FDI will make mergers and acquisitions – and valuations of local firms – more attractive as foreign companies will get complete management control over the companies.

 

Industry sources say at least three pan-India telecom service providers have had discussions with potential buyers to set all their stakes in the companies over the last six months. 

(HT, July 08, 201

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Local sourcing no longer must for Pvt. Telcos

 

The Prime Minister’s Office has decided to defer the extension of the policy of ‘preferential market access’ to private telecom operators, a move that comes amid mounting pressure from international trade associations and the  domestic telecom industry.  Preferential Market Access (PMA) mandating a phased increase in procurement from domestic industry will now be implemented only by state-run enterprises and not private telecom companies.

 

The decision was taken at a meeting attended by National Security Advisor Shiv Shankar Menon, Principle Secretary Pulok Chaterjee, cabinet secretary Ajit Kumar Seth, telecom secretary MF Farooqui and department of information technology (DIT) secretary J Stayanarayana. A notification issued by the department of telecommunications (DoT) last October stipulated that telecom operators should give preference to telecom products made in the country. 


India’s new telecom policy (NTP 2012) says that domestic production should meet up to 80% of the country’s telecom equipment requirement by 2020. The policy further states that India will provide preference to domestically manufactured products that have security implications, consistent with its commitments to the World Trade Organization (WTO). 


Through this policy, which was approved by the Cabinet in February last year, the government hoped to push manufacturing capabilities in the country to reduce dependency on imports, especially in strategic fields like defence and telecom. 
However, telecom equipment makers have been urging the government to suspend notification and clarify that the PMA policy will not be applied to private sector procurements. 


Earlier, the PMO had raised these concerns with the DoT, questioning whether indigenous manufacturing at the cost of new and better products might lead to market distortions. 
It even suggested alterative measures to assuage the security concerns arising from import of telecom gear. Audits, certification and setting up standards to handle security issues and a dialogue with the industry were among the proposals made by the PMO to the DoT and the DIT. 


Several international business lobbies, including the US-India Business Council, Digital Europe, Information Technology Industry Council, and the Telecommunications Industry Association of US, have warned that India's plans of extending the PMA provisions to private mobile phone companies would result in an unprecedented interference in the procurement of commercial entities. They have also said the policy is inconsistent with India’s obligations to the WTO. However, the government has till now defended the policy on the grounds that PMA would include products locally manufactured even by the multinationals and wouldn’t be restricted to Indian companies. As far as the procurement of government entities is concerned, PMA would continue to hold.

 

ELCINA is disappointed and dismayed that the Government has succumbed to international even local pressures, throwing to wind interests and genuine concerns of the indigenous industry. Salutary provisions of the Telecom Policy also become a casualty.  This will make sure that large-scale avoidable imports flood the country draining foreign exchange reserves already under great stress with depreciation of the Rupee.

 

There is a strong feeling among the local Industry that although India has made impressive gains in various areas, our manufacturing sector hasn’t seen the success experienced in other fast-growing economies like China.

 

Given a right policy framework for growth through indigenous manufacturing there are innumerable possibilities of creating large employment which is our country’s crying need.

 

(ET, July 06, 2013)

 

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Planned Telecom Fund Ambit may widen

 

The Telecom Commission is likely to widen the role of the proposed finance corporation as banks are unwilling to led to the telecom sector after having exhausted their lending limit to the sector and financial risk.

 

The proposed “Telecom Finance Corporation  (TF) can become a sector-specific funding agency for implementing key government policies like subsidizing local telecom gear manufacturing, funding green energy solutions for mobile towers and also increasing rural tele-density”, says an internal Telecom Commission note.  This will be in addition to helping cash-strapped mobile phone companies to expand their networks and line up cash to participate in the next round of airwave auctions.

 

In an internal presentation to the Telecom Commission, to DoT officials have claimed that Indian banks are finding it a challenge lending to telecom companies since “the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) prudential  norms require them to internally fix limits for exposure to different sectors.”  Indian banks are finding it difficult to lend further due to sectorial exposure limits. 

(ET, July 06, 2013)

 

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Samsung Galaxy shower

 

There have been no less than eight new phones added to Samsung’s ‘galaxy’ of smart phones since January in India. It is banking on buyers to be able to differentiate, for example, between Galaxy phones like the Mega 5.8 (Rs.25,100 with a 5.8 inch screen), the Grand Quattro (Rs.17,435 with a 4.7 inch screen) and the Grand (Rs.19,900 with a 5 inch screen).  With one such new launch, the galaxy Star, priced at Rs.5,240, it straddles both the extremes on the smart phone price spectrum (its Galaxy S4 comes for Rs.41,500).

 

With the slew of new launches, the South Korean chaebol has made it clear it will pull all stops to cover every need gap in the smart phone market.  It is doing so in other global markets, even multiplying its sub-brand, the Galaxy S (Mini, Active, Google Edition, Zoom) and India will be no different. 

(BS, July 05, 2013)

 

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Panel gives green light to 100% telecom FDI

 

The Telecom Commission, the highest decision-making body of the department of telecom (DoT), on Tuesday approved 100% foreign direct investment in the telecom sector.  Once ratified, the new policy will allow foreign telecom operators to buy out existing Indian partners, as they will no longer need to have a minority shareholder in the country.

 

This was one of the recommendations of a high-powered committee chaired by Arvind Mayaram, secretary in the ministry of finance, which suggested more liberal FDI norms for various sectors, including aviation and telecommunications.  The decision comes even as the home ministry warned against removing any restrictions on FDI in certain critical sectors, citing security concerns.

 (ET, July 03, 2013)

 

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DoT to set up security lab to test network tools

 

The department of telecom (DoT) is likely to set up a state-of-the-art security lab to test network gear used by mobile phone companies as it failed to reach an agreement on the proposed funding model with Tech Mahindra and Wipro.  The two were interested in setting up such a certification facility.

 

Both the companies have recently told DoT that the proposed lab can be set up only after a workable funding model is thrashed out since testing tools to certify networks cost millions of dollars and involve multiple stakeholders.

 

The Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, which was originally tasked with the job, has suggested that “it may be appropriate to set up the test lab under DoT” since the exercise entails multi-level interactions between the telecom department, network gear makers, system vendors and mobile phone companies.

 

“The IISc has already evolved testing standards to certify VoIP switches and routers” used in mobile and wireless broadband networks, says an internal DoT note dated June 25”. 

(ET, July 02, 2013) 

 

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DoT on new cross-holding norms

 

The internal committee of the department of telecommunications (DoT) working out the mergers and acquisitions norms for the telecom industry has once again proposed a new definition, for cross-holding norms.  The new definition, third one to be proposed, seeks to bar a telecom company from holding any equity in its ‘competitor’ in the same service area.

 

The current cross-holding norms bar a telco from holding more than 10% in its competitor in the same circle. 

(ET, July 02, 2013)

 

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India’s smartphone market growing at scorching pace

 

India’s smartphone market has been growing at a scorching pace – four times that of the global average.  Research Consultancy, Strategy Analytics, in a just released report for January-March, 2013, ranked India as the third-largest smart-phone market in the world, after United States and China. Smartphone sale volumes, worldwide, expanded by 39 per cent year-on-year, compared to an increase by 163 per cent in India.  That is faster growth than China (86 per cent).  Japan (24 per cent), the United States (19 per cent) and almost all other major markets in the same time.

 

The Beijing-based Lenova group, the world’s second largest personal computer manufacturer with revenue of  $29.5 bn in 2012, entered the smart phone space only in 2011.  With a strong market in China, it is looking to grow beyond its home ground.  India plays a pivotal role in furthering its smart phones business in emerging markets (which also include Brazil, Russia, Africa and West Asia).  Lenova is targeting to ship 50 mn smart phones globally in 2013, up from 29 mn in 2012. 

(BS, July 02, 2013) 

 

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Samsung plans Rs.500 cr mobile ramp-up in India

 

South Korean electronics major Samsung is planning to invest over Rs.500 crore to ramp up its mobile production capacity in India, industry sources said.  The company had earlier said that it will manufacture its latest high-end Galaxy S4 smartphone in its Noida facility.

 

(HT, July 01, 2013)

 

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Consumer Electronics

Domestic TV manufacturers complain Japanese cos. do not fulfill the value addition norms under FTAs (they enjoy concessional duty, creating an uncompetitive environment)

 

Consumer electronics majors LG, Samsung and Videocon have ganged  up to put pressure on the government to stop ace rival Sony from importing flat-panel  television sets from  Thailand and Asean countries under  free trade agreements arguing such imports do not fulfill ‘nil’ or concessional duty norms

 

 LG, Samsung and Videocon, under the aegis of apex industry body Consumer Electronics and Appliances Manufacturers Association (CEAMA), have written and made representation to the ministries of commerce, finance, communications and IT, saying Japanese companies like Sony and Toshiba do not fulfill the value addition norms specified under the free trade agreements (FTAs) and yet enjoy nil or concessional duty, creating an uncompetitive business environment for domestic manufacturers.

 

“Domestic manufacturers are suffering with 10-12% margin disadvantage against few Japanese companies, which is pinching when the market has become so competitive and the fall of rupee is creating additional pressure,” says R Zutshi, Samsung India Deputy Managing Director, who is leading the cause under CEAMA. 

(ET, July 15, 2013) 

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Panasonic to invest Rs.1.5 cr to expand India operations

 

Panasonic Corporation plans to invest an additional Rs.1,500 crore to expand its India operations over the next three years to rapidly grow its market share, a company executive said.  “We are aiming to achieve a sales revenue of $3.7 billion by fiscal 2015-16 from the projected $1.7 billion this fiscal (2013-14) and increase our market share substantially across the country,” Panasonic India Managing Director Manish Sharma told reporters.  The multi-billion dollar Japanese conglomerate manufacturers and markets a range of consumer electronics and home appliances such as TVs, cameras, air-conditioners, washing machines and refrigerators. 

(ET, July 13, 2013)

 

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Samsung acquires boxes to add connected TV set-top boxes

 

Samsung Electronics Co., the world’s largest television maker, acquired Boxes Inc. a New York based start-up whose set-top box can record broadcasts and stream online video.

 

 Boxee makes video-streaming applications for phones and tablets based on Google Inc’s Android and Apple Inc’s iOS operating systems, in addition to the software that powers its connected TV box.  Samsung said closely held Boxee can help it develop internet-enabled devices.  “Samsung has acquired key talent and assets from Boxee,” a spokeswoman for the Suwon, South Korea-based company said it an emailed statement.”  This will help us continue to improve the overall user experience across our connected devices.”

 

Consumers’ living rooms are turning into a major battleground for technology companies this year.

(BS, July 05, 2013)

 

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Taiwan’s AOC plans Rs.7,000 LED TVs to storm India

 

Taiwan-based electronics goods major AOC International plans to do for India in LED televisions what Japanese-born Chinese brand Akai did in the old CRT televisions by making it significantly affordable for a mass market.

 

The $12 billion Kong stock exchange listed company is looking to cash in on Indians’ growing fondness for low-cost LEDs.  On the cards are 24 warehouses and 20 branch offices across India and a Rs.100 crore marketing blitz over the next six months. 

 

AOC offers the latest LED technology-based TVs starting as low as Rs.7,000 whereas leading brands such as LG and Samsung sell the product with comparable specifications at more than twice the amount.  However, Korean electronics giant LG also announced recently that India will be a manufacturing base for its low-end LED TVs and said these would be priced below Rs.10,000. AOC is eyeing India as one of the big focus countries for the product. 

(HT, July 03, 2013)

 

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Solar Energy

Solar Sector attracts $3.86 bn in April-June

The solar sector has attracted total funding of $3,857 million through 70 deals, including three Indian transactions, the April-June period this year says a report.  The deals that were listed in the project funding category included Acme Solar’s 25-MW Welspun Energy’s 20-MW projects. 

(HT, July 13, 2013)

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Business Opportunities/ Enquiries/ Meetings/New Products/Support

New Opportunities with Taiwan in Electronics  

A joint delegation of industry and government, led by Dr. Ajay Kumar, Joint Secretary, Department of Electronics and IT participated in Computex 2013 organized by Taiwan Computer Association (TCA) at Taipei, Taiwan from June 4-8, 2013. The delegation included Dr. Omkar Rai, DG, STPI, Sh. D. P. Singh, Addl. Director, DeitY, Shri Pankaj Mohindroo, President, Indian Cellular Association, Shri N.K. Goyal, President, CMAI, Dr. Ramanna Rao, President LEDMA and MD, MIC Ltd., Shri Anwar Shirpurwala, Executive Director, MAIT, Shri Sravanan Chandra Mouleeswaran, Vice President, SriCity, Shri Daleep Kaul Head, Business Development, Sify Technologies, Shri Gaurav Mahindroo, Executive Assistant, MD, RICO Auto Industries, Shri Devesh Tyagi, Director, STPI and Shri Bijesh Kumar Roul, Deputy Director, India Cellular Association.

Computex 2013, was inaugurated by Shri Jeou Ma, H.E. President of Taiwan. It is the second largest ICT fair in the world with over 1,30,000 visitors and 5024 exhibitors participating. Computex 2013 focused on three themes- hardware for cloud technologies, smart mobility and touch and enable.  

With the support of India Taiwan Association (ITA) and TCA, a seminar on opportunities in Indian Electronics System Design and Manufacturing sector was also organized in Computex 2013 on June 7, 2013. The response to the seminar was excellent. Over 100 delegates registered for the event, before further registrations had to be closed. Apart from DG, ITA, Shri Pradeep Rawat, Taipei Computer Association Secretary General, Shri Du, DDG, Foreign Trade, Shri David Hsu, Former Taiwan Representative to India were among those present. A video message of Shri J Satyanarayana, Secretary, DeitY (Vice Minister) was played. Dr. Ajay Kumar, Joint Secretary made a presentation regarding the policy initiatives of the Government at the event. Executive Director MAIT, Shri Anwar Shirpurwala made a presentation regarding opportunities in the PC/tablet/smart phone and telecom related sectors. Shri Sravanan made a presentation regarding the SriCity industrial township as a one stop readymade infrastructure for setting up manufacturing facility. Shri NK Goyal, CMAI made a presentation regarding the academic tie-up with Colleges for development of human resource in the area of electronics.  

The delegation also met representatives from several Taiwanese companies and industrial associations during the visit. These companies are Everlight Electronics, D-Link Corporation, Gigabyte Technology, HTC, TECO /Century Development Corporation, UMC, AU Optronics (AUO), Nuvoton Technology, Advantech, Taiwan External Trade Development Council (TAITRA), An Won Ltd., Fortrend Taiwan Scientific Corp., Institute of Information Industry (III), Taiwan Electrical and Electronics Manufacturers’ Association (TEEMA), Acer, Mediatek, LiteOn and CTBC Co. Ltd. (Chinatrust). Most of these companies have shown interest in the Indian market in a bigger way and evaluating the electronics manufacturing opportunities in India. 

A proposal for setting up a Taiwan Electronic City, was also received. This City would facilitate setting up of dedicated electronic manufacturing cluster which would enable companies from Taiwan to enter into the India market. It was felt that the said project could be implemented in collaboration with Software Technology Parks of India (STPI). Suitable location is being finalized in consultation with the developer.  

At least three confirmed proposals for manufacturing were received during the visit. These companies were looking for joint venture partners for setting up manufacturing facilities in India. Some of the members from the industry in the delegation had separate one-to-one discussions with these companies on possibility of collaboration. Discussions were also held with one of the leading foundries to set up a mechanism which would help start ups and fabless companies to have their chips fabricated in the said foundry. CDAC has been requested to take the discussions further and come up with proposals for the consideration of the Government.  

Discussions for institutional collaboration were held with Mr. Yuen-Chuan Chao, President and CEO, Taiwan External Trade Council (TAITRA). Among other things, TAITRA has agreed in-principle to have the Electronics eNewsletter translated into Mandarin language and circulated amongst its members. An MoU is also being discussed for signing between TAITRA and DeitY.  

Discussions were also held with the leadership of Taiwan Electrical and Electronics Manufacturers’ Association (TEEMA). Mr. Jimmy Ou, Vice Chairman, TEEMA and President Universal Microelectronics, Mr. Francis Tsai, Board Member, TEEMA, David WJ Chen President, Mr. Mark Lee, Chief Investment Officer, Asus and Head of India Economic and Trade Committee TEEMA, Mr. Earnest Lin, Vice Chairman, Tatung, Ms Cindy Chen, Vice President, TEEMA, Mr. Arnold Su, India Head of Asus, among others participated. TEEMA has formed an India Committee to especially focus on the India opportunities. Discussions were also held with Institute of Information Industry (III) Dr. Gary Gong, Executive Vice President, Mr. Stanley Wang, Deputy Director General and Mr. Sam Shen, Senior Director. The possibility of setting up of an India Taiwan Promotion Platform was discussed and III agreed to send a proposal in this regard.

The visit highlighted need for continued interaction both at B2B and G2B level to reduce the barriers amongst Taiwanese companies to enter into Indian market. Industry associations like ICA, MAIT and ELCINA and Government organizations like STPI and CDAC have significant follow up role to continue the dialogue and take the potential leads to actual collaboration/investment. Companies looking to partner with Taiwanese companies as joint venture or for technology collaboration may write to DeitY. For more information write to Mr. Deepak Sharma, Additional Director, DeitY (Email: dsharma@deity.gov.in).

 

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TEC (MSIPS) for Assembly Testing Marking and Packaging constituted  

An ‘Technical Evaluation Committee’ has been formed to evaluate applications received under M-SIPS Scheme for Assembly Testing Marking and Packaging (ATMP) of Logic Microprocessor, Memory, Chip Components, Discrete Semiconductors, Power Semiconductors, LEDs, LCD Fabrication, LCD Glass Substrate products. The members of the Committee are as under:  

 

1. Dr. M. J. Zarabi (former CMD, SCL Ltd.)

2. Prof. Dhrubesh Biswas, IIT Kharagpur

3. Prof. Juzer Vasi, IIT, Mumbai

4. Sh. S.K. Marwaha, Director, DeitY (Co-ordinator)

5. Shri Vivek Sharma, ST Microelectronics

6. Shri Jaswinder Ahuja, Vice President Cadence  

 

DeitY may nominate other experts as necessary to the Technical Evaluation Committee. For further questionsin this regard, please contact Mrs Vandana Srivastava, Additional Director, DeitY (Email: vandana.srivastava@nic.in)

 

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Portal for On-line Application for Registration under CRS

 

DeitY had put in place a Portal http://electronicstds.gov.in/CREITG/ for facilitating applications and processes under the Compulsory Registration Scheme. Users are being regularly authenticated and so far 24 users have been enabled and 5 applications have also been filed online for Registration with BIS. A link to the portal is available on the website www.deity.gov.in/esdm. 

 

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Amendment to the MSIPS Guidelines

 

In partial modification of MSIPS Guidelines dated 07-10-2012, an amendment has been issued by DeitY on May 23, 2013. According to this, Para 2.3 (a) of the MSIPS Guidelines shall be read as,

 

“ a. Expenditure incurred on land and building required for the project. The total cost of land exceeding 2% of the total capital expenditure on the project shall not be eligible for reckoning of incentives in this regard;”

 

Thus the cost of building will not be considered in computation of incentives in this regard.

 

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Special Arrangements in DeitY to respond to requests for extension under Compulsory Registration Order

 

DeitY has made internal arrangements in an effort to respond to the requests for extension beyond July 3, 2013 to comply with the requirements of the Compulsory Registration Order for electronic goods. A team of officers has been specifically designated for this purpose. Sh. Anil Kumar Chawla, Director, DeitY (ak.chawala@nic.in) has been nominated as the ‘Nodal Officer, ESDM (Standards)- CR Extension’ for the purpose of receiving and processing of applications for extension of date under the Compulsory Registration Order for electronic goods. Smt. Asha Nangia, Additional Director, DeitY, (anangia@mit.gov.in) would serve as the ‘Nodal Officer, ESDM (Standards) - CR Extension’ in absence of Sh. Anil Kumar Chawla, Director, DeitY.

 

Further, Sh. Pravin Shyam Gondane, Sr. Consultant, DeitY (pravin.gondane@deity.gov.in), Sh. Manish Vashishtha, Consultant, DeitY (manish.vashistha@deity.gov.in) and Ms. Parul Singh, Consultant, DeitY (parul.singh@nic.in) are nominated as ‘Scrutinizing Officer, ESDM (Standards) - CR Extension’ for scrutinizing applications for extension of date under this order. First such extension was already issued to LG Electronics on 21 June 2013. 

 

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Process of Interim Extensions under CRS Enabled

 

Attention is invited to all manufacturers and importers of electronic products covered under the ‘Electronics and Information Technology Goods (Requirements for Compulsory Registration) Order, 2012’ that the said order comes into effect on 3rd July 2013. The said order mandates compliance to Indian Safety Standards for 15 notified categories of electronic goods.

 

Considering that some manufacturers and importers have yet not received registration numbers from Bureau of Indian Standards, the Department of Electronics and IT (DeitY) has put in place an interim mechanism vide Gazette notification No. 714 dated 22.3.2013. According to the said notification, DeitY shall provide provisional clearance to the manufacturers and importers to sell goods and to obtain registration for a period of three months beyond July 3, 2013. A copy of the said extension order is available on website www.deity.gov.in/esdm.

DeitY has accordingly put in place a system for granting provisional clearances for units which have not obtained their registration. The application forms and related documents for seeking provisional clearance are available at www.deity.gov.in/esdm. The applications have to be made to Nodal Officer (Standards – Extension), at DeitY in terms of the aforesaid notification. All manufacturers and importers are requested to make their applications at the earliest to avoid any difficulty in getting their products sold in the market.

 

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First Registration under Compulsory Registration Scheme issued

 

Under ‘Electronics and Information Technology Goods (Requirements for Compulsory Registration) order, 2012’, first registration was granted by Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS) to M/s Samsung Electronics Shandong Digital Printing Co. Ltd, China for 'printers' on June 13, 2013.

 

This is a historic day which marks the kickoff of a standards regime for electronics goods in the country. Samsung has the distinction of having got the first registration. Congratulations to them!

 

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Coming Event & General Information

Pro Sound & Light Expo


26 - 28 July, 2013 | Chennai, India


The Professional Sound & Light Expo(Pro Sound & Light Expo) is held at Chennai Trade & Convention Centre, Chennai, India. The exposition is aimed towards giving an edge to professional sound, light, media technology, music Audio-visual, Stage, theatre, Special events, architecture Communication cinema entertainment...
Visitor RegistrationBook a Stall (Get 30% off)

 

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Indian Electrical & Electronics Fair 2013

 

August 2 – 4, 2013

Sri Lanka Exhibition & Convention Centre

Colombo, Sri Lanka

 

Contact   :    PICO, 12 D.R. Wijewardena Mawatha

                    Colombo 10, Sri Lanka

                    Tel : 00 94 11 2343239

                    Fax : 00 94 11 2343237

                    E-mail : emile.g@sl.pico.com. Lahiru.a@sl.pico.com

 

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Nepcon South China

 

Dates :     27-29 August 2013

Venue :    Shezhen Convention & Exhibition Center,

                 China

Contact :   Reed Exhibitions Beijing Branch

                 Beijing 100027

                 Tel : (86 10) 57631818

                 Fax : (86 10) 8518 8016

                 E-mail : Linda.gao@reedexpo.com.cn

 

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IPCA Expo 


29 - 31 August, 2013 | Gandhinagar, India


By Indian Printed Circuit Association 
IPCA Expo 2013 is going to be held at the Mahatma Mandir in Gandhinagar, India for three days. This is going to be a one of its kind exhibition in the region as it is going to explore the emerging market of the Printed Circuit Boards in India...
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Indian Trade Fair Dubai

Date   :  03-05 September 2013

Venue : Dubai International Convention & Exhibition Centre, Dubai , UAE 

Contact  : Mr. Punit Chaudhry,

                 Sr. Asst Secretary

                PHD Chamber of Commerce and Industry

                PHD HOUSE, August Kranti Marg

                New Delhi – 110016

                Phone - 91 11 26863801-04, 49545454

                email – punit@phdcci.in;

 

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Electronica India and Productronica India 


04 - 06 September, 2013 | New Delhi, India


By MMI India Pvt. Ltd 
Electronica India and Productronica India is an event that helps in the cooperation between the ministries and official organizations and is supported by all the industries associated with the sector. It will bring together exhibitors from all around the country to come together and be a part of a platform that helps them to connect with their prospective buyers...
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China Sourcing Fair: Electronics & Components,Hardware & Building Materials,Bathroom Products-Mumbai


04 - 06 September, 2013 | Mumbai, India


As the largest exhibition featuring China-made products in India, the China Sourcing Fairs offers exhibitors a perfect platform to meet face-to-face with quality buyers from India and neighboring countries...
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EMMA Expo India 


05 - 07 September, 2013 | Chennai, India


By Taiwan External Trade Development Council (TAITRA) 
EMMA Expo ranks among the best machine tools and electronics industry related trade events in India. Organized at the Bangalore International Exhibition Center, the event is highlighted by the topical business procurement meeting sessions and seminars that are held here on a regular basis...
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EMO Hannover 2013

Date : September 16-21, 2013

Venue : Duetsche Messe, Hannover – Germany

Contact :  Team Vistor Promotion & Services

                Tel : +49 511 89 30982

                Fax : +49 511 89-39550

                E-mail : emo-besucher@messe.de

 

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India International Security Expo 


26 - 29 September, 2013 | New Delhi, India


By India Trade Promotion Organization 
India International Security Expo is the ideal place where the professionals from almost all the industrial sectors can have a look at the advanced technology aided security and fire safety equipments and services...
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Electri Expo 


03 - 05 October, 2013 | Hyderabad, India


By Hyderabad International Trade Expositions Limited 
Electri Expo 2013 will be held for three consecutive days at HITEX Exhibition Centre, Hyderabad. Foreign and national business delegates, technocrats, electricians, corporate personnel and power trading companies will be present at this show to spread awareness about usage of energy efficiency products...
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Korea Sourcing Fair: Electronics & Components

Date  : October 12-15, 2013

Venue : Asia World Expo – Hong Kong

Contact : Global Sources
                c/o Media Data Systems Pte Ltd
                Raffles City PO Box 0203
                Singapore 911707
                Fax: (65) 6547-2888 

 

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Electronic Asia 2013

 

Date : 13-16 October 2013

Venue : Hong Kong Convention & Exhibition Centre, Hong Kong

Contact : Hong Kong Trade Development Council

               38th Floor, Office tower, Convention Plaza

               1, Harbour Road, Hong Kong

               Tel : +852 1830 668

               Fax : +852 2824 0249

               E-mail : hktdc@hktdc.org

               Website : www.hktdc.com

 

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SmartCards Expo 


16 - 18 October, 2013 | New Delhi, India
By Electronics Today 


SmartCards Expo is going to be organized with a view of bringing together engineers, entrepreneurs, consultants and professionals from the smart card industry. This show will be highlighting the modern tools and trends associated with smart cards...
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Home Electronics Show 2013

Date : 18 - 20 Oct, 2013

Venue : Parati maidan, New Delhi

Contact : ITEN Media Pvt.Ltd.

               B-175, Ground Floor, East of Kailash

               New Delhi – 110 065

               Tel : 46577364

               Fax : 26928611

               Website : www.itenmedia.in

 

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EP / EPA China 2013

Date    :  Oct 30 – Nov 1, 2013

Venue :  Shanghai World Expo Exhibition & Convention Center 

               Shanghai, China

Contact : Ms Queenie Fung or Mr Edward Tang

               Adsale Exhibition Services Ltd.

               Tel : +852-28118897

                Fax : +852-25165024

                E-mail : power@adsale.com.hk

 

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Productonica Munich, Germany 

Date   :  12-15 November 2013

Venue :  Munich, Germany

 

Contact : Mr.Stefan Fellner

               Messegelaende

               Munchen, Germany

               Tel : 00-49-89-94920552

               Fax : 00-49-89-9499720552

 

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CWIEME 2013

Date : Nov. 14 - 16, 2013.

Venue : at Bangalore International Exhibition Centre, Bangalore

Dreena Sidharthan

Marketing Communications Executive

Events Group

T:  +91 22 4250 2050

M: +91 99201 25287

E: mailto:marcus.hall@i2ieventsgroup.com

W: www.i2ieventsgroup.com

 

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China Sourcing Fair: Electronics & Components

Date    :  12-14 December 2013

Venue  :  New Delhi

Contact : Global Sources

               E-mail : visit@chinasourcingfair.com 

 

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LED Expo

Date       : 19-21 December 2013

Venue    :  Pragati Maidan, New Delhi

Contact  :  Mex Exhibitions Pvt.Ltd.,

                  9, LGF Sant Nagar, East of Kailash

                  New Delhi

                  Tel : 011-46464848

                   Fax : 011-41071644

                   E-mail : gaurav@themediaexpo.com

 

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ELECRAMA 2014

Date      :  8-12 January 2014

Venue   :  Bangalore International Exhibition Centre

                 Bengaluru

Contact :   204, Swiss Complex,

                 33, Race Course Road

                  Bengaluru

                  Tel  : 080-22201316

                  Fax : 080 22201317

                  E-mail : Bangalore@ieema.org

 

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Electronica Productonica China 2014

 

Date    :  18-20 March 2014

Venue :   Shanghai New International Expo Centre, CHina

Contact : MMI (Shanghai) Co., Ltd.
               11th floor, GC Tower, 1088 Yuanshen Road,
                Pudong New Area, Shanghai 200122
                Phone:+86 21 2020 5500
                Fax:    +86 21 2020 5688
                E-mail: epc@mmi-shanghai.com

 

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Japan IT Week Spring 2014

 

Dates   :   May 14-16, 2014

Venue  :   Tokyo Big Sight, Japan

Contact :   Reed Exhibitions Japan Ltd.

                  Kenichi Matsumoto (Mr.) / Chisato Miyawaki (Ms.)

                  TEL: +81-3-3349-8518  / FAX: +81-3-3349-8530

                  mailto:matsumotok001@japan-it.jp

 

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Productronica  2014

 

Date :       11 - 14  November 20 4

Venue :    Munich, Germany

Contact :   MMI India Pvt. Ltd.

                 Lalani Aura, 5th Floor, 34th Road,

                 Khar (West), Mumbai 400 052,

                 Tel: +91 22 4255 4700

                 Direct: + 91 22 42554723

                 Fax: +91 22 4255 4719

                 E-mail: Andrea.dsouza@mmi-india.in

 

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ELCINA Events, Activities & Services

SES – 2013. 4th Edition on 2nd August at the HAL Convention Centre, Bangalore  

The Strategic Electronics sector presents an unprecedented opportunity as well as challenge for our country. This is equally so for the domestic industry which needs to play a much greater role in this sector. The strategic electronics segment encompasses Communication systems, Radars & Sonars, Network Centric systems, Electronic Warfare systems, Weapon systems, Satellite based Communication,Navigation and Surveillance systems, Navigational aids, underwater electronic systems, infra-red based detection and ranging system, disaster management system, internal security systems…the list is long. All modern weapon systems, military, aerospace, naval or for internal security depend heavily on electronics.

The production of strategic electronics in India has been growing steadily from Rs 5700 crores in 2007-08 to a projected figure of Rs.12,000 crores during 2012-13 and exceed Rs 13,800 Crores during 2013-14 recording a growth of over 15%. It is notable that India's defence imports rose from US$ 1.26 Bn in 2007 to US$ 3.4 Bn in 2011 !

The Defence Production and Procurement policies have been introduced over last few years to enable greater indigenisation of production and reduced dependence on imports. Till date success has been limited. The new Defence Procurement Policy which came into force on 1st June 2013, “ aims at enhancing transparency and probity in military purchases and given first right of refusal to Indian vendors to promote indigenous industry”. DPP 2013 aims to balance the competing requirements of expediting capital procurement, developing a robust indigenous defence sector and conforming to the highest standards public accountability. The biggest shift is that indigenous content will be gauged all the way down to the chain of vendors and import content in components supplied by subvendors will not be considered as indigenous ! 

SES brings this opportunity to domestic players and endeavors to bring about partnerships with global players who are vital for meeting the strategic needs of the country

Objectives of the Event 

Bring all stakeholders on one platform to enable better understanding of requirements of the electronic components & systems by the defence establishment 

Facilitate in creating indigenous capability to manufacture defence equipment and meet these requirements nCreate awareness about opportunities in the Strategic

Electronics sector 

Involve the Small and Medium Enterprises to meet the requirements of Defence Forces 

Bridging the gap between R&D, Government organizations and businesses 

Explain and highlight the new Defence Production and Offset Policies 

Encouraging and enabling investments for developing strengths in Strategic Electronics 

Conference program

Inaugural Session 

Session – I

User perspective and Future Technology Requirement & Vision of Defense Forces 

Session II

Emerging Policy Scenario and Challenges– Offset,Defense

Procurement and Production Policies

Conference Theme 

Harnessing the National Electronics & Defense Policies for Enhanced Value Addition in Strategic Electronics 

Buyer Seller Meet 

Mini - Exhibition

Reserved Buyer Seller Meeting area for Prearranged

One-to-One meetings  

Opportunity to Showcase Defence Technologies, Products 

http://www.sourceindia-electronics.com/

 

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ELCINA Promoted Electronics Manufacturing Clusters in India 

ELCINA is pioneering the development of Manufacturing Clusters in India and has started at two locations, one near New Delhi (Bhiwadi) and the other near Chennai (Sri City) 

ELCINA Invites Global players interested in Investing in India to join these Clusters and take benefit of the policy incentives provided by Govt of India and service to the growing Indian market. While providing an ideal, trouble free and supportive environment in the Clusters, ELCINA can also assist companies in terms of interacting with Government, preparation of M-SIPS application and finding the partner for JVs. 

Vision

To create a globally competitive electronics design and manufacturing industry to meet the country's needs and serve the international market

Objectives:

To create an eco-system for a globally competitive ESDM sector in the country to achieve a turnover of about USD 400 Billion by 2020 involving investment of about USD 100 Billion and employment to around 28 Million people at various levels. To build a strong supply chain of raw materials, parts and electronic components to raise the indigenous availability of these inputs from the present 20-25% to over 60% by 2020. To facilitate cost effective loans for setting up ESDM units in identified areas. 

“ELCINA Model Manufacturing Clusters, as pioneering EMC projects, are envisaged to provide a level playing field to Indian manufacturers”

 1. Bhiwadi, Rajasthan

Name of the Cluster – ELCINA Electronics Manufacturing Cluster Pvt Ltd

Location of the cluster – In National Capital Region (NCR), Near Gurgaon,

Size of the Cluster – 100 acres

Supported by – RIICO, A Govt of Rajasthan undertaking

Status of Land acquisition and SPV – 100 Acres of Land allotted by the RIICO, 29 Members have already joined the SPV

DPR is ready to be submitted to DeitY for Central Govt approval as a Greenfield EMC. 

Advantages of the Cluster Site-

Location Advantage 65 Km from Gurgaon, 90 Km for New Delhi

Excellent Road/Rail/Air Accessibility-

Power – dedicated power distribution system with power back up will be installed

Water – SPV will own its water distribution, sewage system

Approximate cost of fully developed land in the cluster would be around 2.0 *Crore per Acre 

2. Sri City, Andhra Pradesh

Name of the Cluster – ELCINA-Sri City ESDM Cluster

Location – Dist Chittoor, Andhra Pradesh

Size of Cluster – 100 Acre

Collaboration – Sri City

Status of Land acquisition and SPV –

ELCINA signed MOU with Sri City, which has earmarked 100 Acre of land for the cluster

Registration of SPV is under process

DPR is being prepared by ILFS to be submitted to DeitY for EMC grant 

Advantages of the Cluster Site-

Infrastructure benefits of SRI City, the world class integrated industrial township

Sri City has major roads along its boundaries

NH 5 (part of the Golden Quadrilateral Road Network which connects the 4 major metros of Chennai, Kolkata, Delhi and Mumbai) on the eastern side,

Tada–Tirupati State highway on the northern boundary

Kadur–Satyavedu-Tiruvallur–Sriperumbudur roads along the western boundary.

Chennai International Airport is a 90 minute drive

Chennai Port on the Coromandel Coast is 65 km

Ennore Port is about 50 km south-east Krishnapatnam Port in Nellore District of Andhra Pradesh is 100 km north-east

Sri City is well-connected through a broad-gauge railway line that links the metro cities of India. Express trains connecting Chennai, Bangalore, Hyderabad, Kolkata and Delhi stop at Sullurpeta which is 12 km north of Sri City. Tirupati International Airport is 75 km from Sri City. 

3. Greater Noida (Proposed) -

ELCINA is in advance stage of dialogue with Greater NOIDA authority to get the proposed site allotted for this purpose. A number of industries have shown interest to set up their plant in this location making it a preferred location for ESDM Cluster. This cluster will be in partnership with one of the industry promotion corporation of UP State Government. 

Common Benefits to the companies in any Cluster

- M-SIPS Benefits – Capital subsidy up to 25% or capital expenditure of the project. In addition, refund of Indirect Taxes paid on Capital Equipment.

- State Govt Industrial Policy Benefits

- State Govt IT policy Benefits 

Proposed Facilities in the Cluster –

- Testing Facility to be run by approved Test Laboratory

- Common Tool Room

- Convention Center

- Power Backup

- Other facilities as per decision of the Cluster Group

 

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Publication

Research Paper on Strategic Electronics Sector – July 2012

 

A Research Report on the ‘Landscape of Opportunities & Challenges in Strategic Electronics” has been prepared jointly by ELCINA and ISA was released by the Hon’ble Minister Dr. M.M. Pallam Raju, MoS, Defence. The research paper gives the details of the current opportunities on the Indian Strategic Electronics (ISE), Govt Policy & procurement procedures, landscape of Capabilities, Business Areas, Certification & Licenses, Aspirations & Goals of ISE Companies, IPR & Technology Safety Mechanisms, Focus Areas for the Industry to look for, Dept. of Electronics & IT Initiatives to boost growth of Electronics Industry in India and Recommendations for greater value additions in the country.

The paper has been authored by Lt. Gen. A. K. S. Chandele, PVSM, AVSM (Retd), Col.K. V. Kuber (Retd.) and Dr. Ajay Batra (VIC)  (copy of the research paper can be procured from ELCINA – details below).

 

Price of Research Report including Postage & Handling charges:

 

 

Directory Price

Domestic Sales

Rs.1,000/-

Foreign Sales

US$ 100


For obtaining copies, please send a Demand Draft/at par Cheque favouring “ELCINA Electronic Industries Association of India” to Mr. V.K. Vadhwa/Ms. Tandra Majumder, ELCINA House, 422 Okhla Industrial Estate Phase III, New Delhi-110020, Tel: +91-11-26924597, 26928053, 41615985 Fax: +91-11-26923440 Email: vijay@elcina.com/tandra@elcina.com. Copies can also be collected personally from ELCINA House at New Delhi on payment  through Draft/Cheque/Cash.

 

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ELCOMOS REPORT

 

A Study of Electronic Components, Hardware Market Manufacturing Output Study Including related Assemblies & Value Chain in India

 

ELCOMOS is a most comprehensive study of electronic components and equipment industry conducted in recent years and attempts to bridge a huge information gap which has plagued the growth of this segment. Electronic components are the building blocks for this industry. A strong electronic component manufacturing base requires high capital investments and a supportive eco-system. ELCOMOS Report has endeavoured to build a comprehensive database on existing indigenous production of electronic components and hardware manufacturing value chain in India.  

 

The Study also assesses the size and trends in Output and the Market for electronic components and assemblies as well as equipment by various sectors; it estimates the demand-supply scenario within the country vis-à-vis imports and exports and attempts to identify the future drivers and enablers for the industry.

 

Among others, the Report is a comprehensive compilation of:

  • Overview of the Indian Electronics Industry and Industry Landscape

  • Detailed data on 25 categories of Electronics Components including Integrated Circuits (ICs), Diodes, Transistors, LEDs, Wound Components, Capacitors, Resistors, PCBs, TV/ Computer Picture Tube.

  • Connectors, Speakers, Switches, Cables, Relays, Fuses, Optical Discs, Magnets and more.

  • The Study also covers Raw Materials and Key Application Segments such as Telecom, Consumer, IT, Medical, Automotive as well as Electronic Manufacturing Services

For a Copy of the Report, please contact tandra@elcina.com or info@ elcina.com

 

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ELCINA Directory for 2013

 

The ELCINA DIRECTORY OF INDIAN ELECTRONICS INDUSTRY 2012 was released on 22nd February 20123 during EFY Expo at Pragati Maidan by Mr Ajay Shankar, IAS, Member Secretary, NMCC.. The new Directory contains key industry production and market data in addition to the other regular sections. This is a handy compendium with easy-to-read format, available in Print & CD Version.

 

Price of ELCINA Directory 2013 (Print + CD Version), including Postage & Handling charges:

 

 

Directory Price

Domestic Sales

Rs.1,000/-

Foreign Sales

US$ 100

 

For obtaining copies, please send a Demand Draft/at par Cheque favouring “ELCINA Electronic Industries Association of India” to Mr. V.K. Vadhwa/Ms. Tandra Majumdar, ELCINA House, 422 Okhla Industrial Estate Phase III, New Delhi-110020, Tel: +91-11-26924597, 26928053, 41615985 Fax: +91-11-26923440 Email: vijay@elcina.com/tandra@elcina.com. Copies can also be collected personally from ELCINA House at New Delhi on payment  through Draft/Cheque/Cash.

 

 

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Conference Facility at ELCINA House

 

The following Conference Facilities are available in ELCINA House for holding conferences/workshops/meetings  etc:-

 

Hall

Seating Capacity

Hotline Auditorium (1st Floor)

60 people

BSM Meeting Room (Basement)

25 people

ELCINA Board Room (Ground Floor)

15 people

 

All the above facilities are available with full power back-up (including air conditioning) with all modern equipments like LCD Projector/Screen, Internet through Wi-Fi, Audio Systems, Collar/Cordless mikes etc..  Beverages/Lunch/Dinner can also be organized on request.  For details and booking, please contact Mr. V.K. Vadhwa in ELCINA House (Tel – 011-26928050, 26924597, email – vijay@elcina.com)

 

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Forthcoming ELCINA-CKM Programmes 

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. 

 

 

S. No.

Workshop Topic

Date

Venue

1

Building a High Performance Culture Value Stream Mapping for Improving

28th June, 2013 ELCINA House, New Delhi
2

Supply Chain Management

9th July, 2013 ELCINA House, New Delhi
3

Total Quality Management - TQM

10th July, 2013 ELCINA House, New Delhi

more details and forthcoming programmes, please log on to - http://www.elcina.com/ckm/services-ckm.htm - and/or contact ELCINA Secretariat, New Delhi – rajesh@elcina.com or call on 9911445890

 

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OSRAM PRODUCT 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 15 Full Stalls and 4 Half/Mini Stalls, presently occupied by the following Member-companies. 

Full Stalls

  1. Bharat Electronics Ltd, Bangalore
  2. EPCOS India Pvt Ltd, Bangalore
  3. Vishay Components India Pvt Ltd, Pune
  4. Teknik Electromeconic Pvt Ltd, Bangalore
  5. SGS Tekniks Manufacturing Pvt Ltd, Gurgaon
  6. Samtel  Group, New Delhi
  7. Deki Electronics Ltd, Noida
  8. Victor Component Systems Pvt Ltd, New Delhi
  9. Osram India, Bangalore
  10. Elin Electronics Ltd, New Delhi  
  11. Bhagyashree Industries, Secunderabad

Half/Mini Stalls

  1. Cosonic Components Pvt Ltd, Chennai
  2. Servel (India) Pvt Ltd, New Delhi
  3. CTR Manufacturing Industries Ltd, Aurangabad

A few Full and Half/Mini Stalls are vacant at present and members interested may kindly contact ELCINA House, New Delhi (saly@elcina.com) for booking the same

Terms and conditions for booking of stalls:-

  • Manufacturing & Service Member-companies of ELCINA are eligible to display their products 
  • Flexible shelves are provided inside the stalls.  Modification in fixtures of the basic structure will not be possible as it runs counter to uniformity.
  • Lockable Storage space will be provided below the stall for brochures/publicity materials etc.
  • Audio Visual clip/Power Point presentation will be displayed for the visitors on LCD Panel installed in the Display Area.
  • The rental charges for the Stalls for two years – FULL Stall (Rs.20,000/-)  and HALF/MINI Stall (Rs.12,000) + Service Tax (12.26%), as per govt rules.
  • Exhibits can consist of product samples, demo kits, brochures, posters etc.  
  • Each stall has got one power supply point of 15 Amps.
  • Renewal will be for a minimum period of two years or multiples there

 

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ELCINA has recently renovated its Display Center to meet the changing environment of the Industry. Small size Display booths are made to accommodate more and more cotopmpanies

 

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