VOL XIX, ISSUE 21

15 November 2019

Top Stories Policy Scan Industry Scan Business Opportunity ELCINA Update Upcoming Events

Top Stories                                                                                

 

52 Indian Defence Firms Looking for Deals with Russian OEMs

 

Defence Minister Rajnath Singh, who is visiting Moscow and St Petersburg in Russia for the 19th India-Russia Inter-Governmental Commission on Military and Military-Technical Cooperation (IRIGC-M&MTC) is looking to tie up deals with Russian Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs) to outsource the building of defence equipment, components and assemblies to Indian firms. He is accompanied by representatives from 52 Indian defence firms. It includes big companies like the Adani Group and Mahindra Aerospace and many micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs) that manufacture defence and aerospace components. Defence Secretary Ajay Kumar said that the target is to set up 50 Indo-Russian joint ventures in the next four-to-five years to build spares and components in India. Singh held talks with his Russian counterpart, General Sergei Shoigu. Singh’s first order of business in the country is to address chief executives of Russian OEMs at an India-Russia Defence Industry Cooperation Conference and convince them to build in India.

 

(Electronics B2B.com, Nov 08, 2019)

 TOP

Away From China, Flex Commits $500 Mn Investment for India

 

The US-based electrical and electronics component manufacturer Flex on Monday (November 4) announced that it is planning to expand its business from China to other geographies, including India. According to the TOI report, the company has made up its mind to invest about $500 Mn (over INR 3500 Cr) to increase its manufacturing capabilities in India, and also increasing its exports from India to other markets. In the report, a Flex senior exec said the company’s president Richard Hopkins met with a group of Indian ministers including communications and IT minister Ravi Shankar Prasad on Thursday last week and discussed the opportunities for the company, to shift its production out of China. The decision comes at a time when the China-US trade war continues to affect US-based companies in China, and vice versa. The move taken by Flex is no surprise. And, this trade war, in a way, is attracting global manufacturers to look at countries like India, Malaysia and Vietnam and others, to further expand their business.

(Inc 4, Nov 04, 2019)

 

TOP

 

Telcos, DoT-backed group in a deadlock on 5G readinesses

 

Indian telecom carriers and the government-backed group seem to have reached a fifth-generation or 5G technology deadlocks with the former awaiting clarity on trial spectrum while the government-backed group believes that the industry is yet to show enthusiasm— putting India’s 2020 roadmap unviable. The two camps are pole apart following the absence of India-relevant use cases and sectoral stress with the recent top court ruling asking incumbents to deposit whopping penalties and levies within the next three months, making the next-generation networks a far-away reality in the country.
“I don't know if anyone else a has a clarity (on 5G trials), so we are waiting for the spectrum thing,” Reliance Jio president Mathew Oommen told ETT.

 

(ET, Nov 05, 2019)

TOP

 

SECTION I - POLICY SCAN                                                            

 

Won’t accept attempt to create data monopoly: Ravi Shankar Prasad

 

India will not accept any attempt to create monopoly on data by a few companies or countries, and “data imperialism”, Union law and information technology minister Ravi Shankar Prasad has said. “In India, we view privacy seriously and informational privacy is also integral to that. It means a person must have control over his data and its commercial usage,” Prasad told a Commonwealth Law Ministers Conference in Colombo on Wednesday. His comment comes at a time when a major WhatsApp data-protection failure and privacy breach has spurred public outrage and debate over data protection in the country. Prasad said the government plans to soon introduce the Personal Data Protection Bill, 2018 in Parliament after public consultations. Any data protection law should be “technology agnostic, must be based upon element of free consent, no abuse of consent beyond the permissible limits, requisite data protection authorities, and a fair mechanism for data processing”, he said. “Equally there is a need to balance innovation (and) enterprise in data, but with due regard to privacy.” 

(ET, Nov 07, 2019)

 TOP

 

Government builds on policy for import substitution to slash bills

 

The government wants to push electronics manufacturing by attracting global players, push for local production of defence equipment, chemicals, which go into pharmaceuticals manufacturing and specialised steels in a bid to cut the country’s import bill. Top commerce ministry officials said, “In preliminary discussions, we have identified these as major items, which we should try and increase production in a bid to cut down our import bill given the fact that the global economy is going through a slowdown and it would not be easy for us to increase exports.” The ministry is acting as the nodal ministry in the consultation process with other ministries and has identified goods that include electronics including mobile phones and their parts, defence equipment, specialised steels, chemicals required for pharmaceuticals manufacturing, gold, coal and natural gas where production can be stepped up or indigenised.

 

India’s import bill stood at $514 billion in 2018-19, while its trade deficit or the gap between exports and imports stood at $154 billion for the year gone by. “One of the reasons why we delayed the RCEP was that we feared a surge in imports,” said officials.

 

Source: https://www.newindianexpress.com/business/2019/nov/13/government-builds-on-plans-for-import-substitution-to-slash-bills-2060949.html

 

TOP

Mouser Electronic logo

ELCINAPublication

ELCINA Directory of Indian Electronics Industry - 2018
with interactive CD version

Book Now

 The price for the hard copy +CD is INR 1500/ USD 100

 

(including postage*

 

ELCINA Electronics Outlook

 

 more.....

ELCINA Membership

Companies committed to electronic hardware manufacturing with substantial value addition through production of components, subassemblies, parts, capital goods/machinery for manufacturing of electronics hardware, EMS providers, service providers such as quality/product testing as well as companies designing components and subassemblies are eligible for membership. Equipment companies from all segments of electronics (i.e., Consumer, Telecom, IT, Defence, Industrial, Medical and Automobiles) are welcome to join ELCINA membership once they commence manufacturing, assembling or designing activities in the country.

more.......

All Payments through local Cheque/Draft favoring

 

Electronics Industries Association of INDIA

payable in New Delhi.
For enquiries, call Mr. Narendra ,
ELCINA HOUSE, 422 Okhla Indl. Estate, New Delhi - 110 020.
Tel: +91 (011) 26924597, 26928053; Fax: +91 (011) 2692 3440;
Email: info@elcina.com

Elcina Services

ELCINA Display Center

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 companies

more.......

 Fortnightly Previous Edition

October 31
October 15
September 30
September 15
August 15 & 31
July 31

 

 SECTION II - INDUSTRY  SCAN                                                                                            

General

 

Fuji Electric announces India 2.0 plan – In India for India

 

Fuji Electric, a 915 billion Yen, energy and power electronics global major headquartered in Tokyo, has announced its India 2.0 plan to expand its business operations in India. The FE India 2.0 plan envisages the revenues from the India market to reach Rs 1,500 crore by 2023 supporting the global objective of Fuji Electric’s Reiwa Prosperity 2023 plan to grow global revenues to 1 trillion Yen when FE celebrates its Centennial Anniversary (100 years of founding).Fuji Electric is globally developing its core business of Power Electronics Systems and India has been identified as one of the key markets as part of FE’s global growth plan. FE will expand its power electronics systems business in India, targeting mainly the manufacturing industries, core heavy industries, buildings, infrastructure and data centre market.

 

(Manufacturing Today, Nov 14, 2019)

TOP

 

Samsung says to shut down U.S. CPU research division

 

Samsung Electronics Co Ltd 005930.KS said on Tuesday it will shut down a CPU research division at one of its U.S. facilities, a move that analysts said dimmed prospects for the tech giant's Exynos-branded mobile chips. Exynos mobile processor chips are considered a hallmark of the South Korean firm's attempts to reduce its reliance on memory chips and increase sales of logic chips that are used to power mobile devices and autonomous vehicles. But the proprietary chips, which are found in Samsung's flagship Galaxy series smartphones and compete against Qualcomm Inc's QCOM.O marquee mobile processors, have struggled to find external customers. The decision to shut down the division, which will make some 300 jobs redundant, point to challenges Samsung faces in promoting Exynos chips, analysts said. "(Exynos) chips are not really used anywhere else and continue to lose ground in the mobile processor market, raising concerns about the company's competitiveness," said Park Sung-soon, an analyst at Cape Investment & Securities.

(Nasdaq, Nov 05, 2019)

TOP

 

Xerox considers $27-billion takeover offer for HP

 

Xerox Holdings is considering a cash-stock offer for the $27 billion PC giant HP Inc., the Wall Street Journal reported, a deal that could combine two of the biggest American names in office hardware.


Xerox’s board met Tuesday to deliberate a deal that could result in $2 billion of annual cost savings, the newspaper cited unidentified people as saying. While there’s no guarantee the company will follow through, any offer would value HP at a premium to its market value, the Journal reported. Representatives for the companies weren’t immediately available for comment after regular business hours.  Xerox, which a day before agreed to jettison a slice of a venture with Japan’s Fujifilm Holdings Corp. for $2.3 billion, may be angling to take over the world’s largest maker of personal computers after China’s Lenovo Group Ltd. Any deal would buttress its share of the printing and copying market, which has been hard-hit by the global move toward cloud computing and other internet services. It’s unclear how Xerox -- a name synonymous with the copying industry -- intends to finance the acquisition of a company several times its market value. Xerox has already secured an informal funding commitment from a major bank, the Journal reported, on top of proceeds from the sale of its stake in Fuji Xerox.

(ET, Nov 06, 2019)

 

TOP

 

Information Technology

 

DC-MSME to engage CPSEs for establishing 20 Technology Centres across India

 

The Office of Development Commissioner, Ministry of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises wants to rope in a Public Sector Enterprises (CPSE) for establishment of technology centers across India. DC MSME is planning to establish as many as 20 TCs across India at an approximate cost of Rs 3600 crores. In this context, Office of Development Commissioner (MSME), Ministry of MSME, Government of India intends to engage the services of a CPSE as Project Management Consultant (PMC) for planning, design & monitoring of civil infrastructure, procurement of machines, contract management and providing implementation & monitoring support in establishment of 20 Technology Centres across India.  Currently there are 18 operational Technology Centres. 10 are for the tooling industry and 8 are for other industries such as ESDM (electronics system design and manufacturing), glass, footwear, and fragrance and flavour and sports. The Ministry of MSME established 18 Technology Centres (TCs) earlier known as Tool Rooms (10 Nos) and Technology Development Centres (8 Nos) spread across the country.

(KNN, Nov 05, 2019)

TOP

 

Software Technology Parks of India to create around 15,000 direct jobs

 

Software Technology Parks of India (STPI) is aiming to create around 15,000 direct jobs through North East BPO Promotion Scheme (NEBPS). STPI is an organization under the Ministry of Electronics & Information Technology (MeitY), Government of India. A budget of Rs 50 crore has been allocated to incentivize the establishment of 5000 seats in respect of BPO/ITES operations in the region.  This scheme aims at creating an ecosystem in the North East that will unleash development in the region. It will provide a platform to the youth of North East and curtail the migration from the region. Further, the scheme would facilitate investment and attract industry players to explore the opportunities in the area. Dr. Omkar Rai, Director General, Software Technology Parks of India (STPI) said, “Considering the geographical location of the northeastern states, the provision of employment for the youth of the region would boost the economy and propel them towards the mainstream. The government is trying to infuse development in the region. The scheme would have a domino impact as it will create an enabling environment through the creation of an ecosystem, provide jobs and bring investment in the area.

(ET, Nov 04, 2019)

 

TOP

 

Telecom

 

China’s Vivo evaluating exports from India; sets up a new manufacturing unit in Greater Noida

 

Chinese handset maker Vivo is evaluating the prospects of starting exports from its Indian facilities, having kicked off a new unit in Greater Noida under the first phase of its broader Rs 7500 crore investment plan for India. “We are open to that [exports] and are waiting for the right time. Exploring the possibility of it is an ongoing thing. We didn't have the capacity for domestic need and the focus is to increase capacity for the same,” Nipun Marya, Director-Brand Strategy of Vivo India told ET. “Rs 7500 crore investment will be made over a longer time frame,” he said. He, however, didn’t share the exact timeframe for the investment.  With the new facility, the brand will now be able to produce 33.4 million devices annually, up from 25 million previously, generating 2000 new jobs to locals in the state. With the new manufacturing facility located at WTC Tech zone, Greater Noida, the BBK Electronic-owned company now provides employment in manufacturing to 10,000 people, and plans to provide 5000 new jobs under the phase two of manufacturing expansion, which will start soon.

(ET, Nov 07, 2019)

 TOP

Oppo, Vivo sales jump 67% in FY19

 

Chinese  smartphone makers, Oppo and Vivo continued their scorching pace of growth in the Indian market in FY19, with both the brands together pushing parent BBK Electronics Corp’s India revenue near the Rs 40,000 crore milestone in their fifth year of operation. As per latest filings made by Oppo and Vivo, the combined sales of these two brands grew by 67% to Rs 38,726 crore in the fiscal ending March 2019 on a relatively higher base. On a standalone basis, Oppo’s sales went up by 80% at Rs 21,524.6 crore, while Vivo grew by 54% at Rs 17,201.79 crore in 2018-19. BBK Electronics also owns OnePlus and Realme smartphone brands whose India sales for FY19 are still not available. In 2017-18, their combined revenue was Rs 23,148 crore whereby BBK Electronics had become the second largest smartphone maker in India marginally ahead of ace rival Xiaomi which was at Rs 23,060 crore.  However, BBK Electronics is still not making money in India with both Oppo and Vivo yet to break even. As per the filings, combined losses of Oppo and Vivo went up in FY19 by 47% to Rs 707 crore. While Oppo’s net losses went up by 93% to ₹688 crore in last fiscal, Vivo managed to reduce net losses to ₹19.1 crore from ₹124.3 crore. In contrast, Xiaomi and Samsung were profitable in FY18.

 

(ET, Nov 07, 2019)

TOP

Blockchain to support telcos’ digital services transformation: Global Data

 

Blockchain technology, after the initial slow momentum is poised to support telecom service providers’ digital services roadmap, GlobalData in a statement Wednesday said. “The implementation of blockchain will support telcos’ digital services transformation to a more competitive, agile, and customer-centric service provider,” Lorenzo Solazzo, Technology Analyst at GlobalData said. The executive further said that key areas in which blockchain could help service providers transform include roaming fraud management, wholesale fees settlement, mobile money payments, and IoT management. Blockchain, after a relatively slow build-up over several years, according to the company is being touted as a revolutionary technology with the potential to reshape many industries, both in terms of their operational and business models. Currently, telecom carriers are joining the blockchain development use cases to enhance wholesale services, improve fraud management solutions and streamline internal processes.

(ET, Nov 06, 2019)

TOP 

Vodafone Idea yet to take a call on filing review petition in SC on AGR order

 

Ten days after the Supreme Court order on adjusted gross revenue (AGR), Vodafone Idea is yet to take a call on filing a review against the ruling which left it facing dues worth over Rs 39,000 crore, people aware of the matter said.  Loss-making Vodafone Idea is among the worst hit by the top court judgement which backed the government’s broader definition of adjusted gross revenue (AGR), basis which the telcos pay licence fees and spectrum usage charge (SUC) to the government.
Soon after the verdict, the company had said it will study the ruling along with legal advisers to determine next steps, including “a review application if there are technical or procedural grounds for doing so”. But “there’s no decision yet on filing a review application,” a person with direct knowledge said. At press time, Vodafone Idea did not reply to ET’s queries. Vodafone Idea, which is facing dues worth over Rs 39,000 crore in licence fees, SUC, penalties and interest, has said it also plans to engage with the Department of Telecommunications (DoT) to urge it to consider granting relief, including a waiver of interest and penalties.

(ET, Nov 06, 2019)

 TOP

OnePlus eyes 30% sales from offline; exploring new IoT categories

 

OnePlus said that it expects 30% handset sales to come from offline channel by next year, having initiated an aggressive offline expansion to further drive the growth. The Chinese handset brand has also cemented its premium leadership in the July-September quarter with 35% market share. “We are ahead of our sales target this year compared to last year. Now, the focus is on a lot of extending offline and service centers,” Vikas Agarwal, General Manager, OnePlus India, told ET. “We are now among the top five brands in terms of revenue share, and contribute 4% of the overall industry’s value.” He, however, didn’t share the sales target for 2019. As per Counterpoint, OnePlus was followed by Samsung at 23% and Apple at 22% market shares, respectively in the third quarter. Agarwal said that the next phase of growth will be driven by the offline channel expansion, which started in the third quarter. OnePlus currently has 2000 offline touch points largely through large format retail stores through its partnership with 10 retail chains and own exclusive experience store.

(ET, Nov 06, 2019)

 

TOP

China’s Huawei forecasts smartphone growth despite Trump blacklisting

 

Huawei Technologies expects smartphone shipments to grow 20% next year even if it’s blocked from the latest Google software, suggesting the Trump administration efforts to contain the company’s rise may not be working. The world’s largest smartphone maker after Samsung Electronics can rely on its massive home market and in-house software to keep the division humming, said Will Zhang, president of corporate strategy. Sourcing the hardware for smartphone manufacturing wasn't a problem because of the availability of global supply, he told Bloomberg News. Huawei is approaching a critical juncture in its fight for survival; six months after Washington barred it from buying key US components and software without special licences. Those include Google’s Android operating system, semiconductor design tools from Synopsys Inc. and Cadence Design Systems Inc. and radio frequency chips made by Qorvo and Skyworks. That threatens to dent Huawei's smartphone business, which ships more than twice as many devices as Apple Inc, while impeding its ability to make fifth generation networking gear.

(ET, Nov 06, 2019)

 

TOP

 

CERT-In alerted three days before WhatsApp pinged

 

Indian Computer Emergency Response Team (CERT-In) had published an advisory on the malware attack on WhatsApp users three days before the Facebook-owned instant messaging platform first alerted the Indian government, a top official told ET. CERT-In, the country’s nodal cyber security agency, picked up the threat by using internal tools deployed to screen vulnerabilities and published its first advisory to Indian users on May 17, people in the know said. It rated the severity as “high” and said the vulnerability could be exploited by making a “decoy WhatsApp voice call”. The alert by WhatsApp, delivered to the agency later in May, did not have any mention that the malware used in the attack was Pegasus, developed by Israeli surveillance firm NSO Group, the source said. Subsequently, in September, the American company wrote to CERT-In stating that there was a spyware ‘attempt’ on 121 Indians and that around 20 Indian users of its messaging app may have been impacted. “In a country of 1.3 billion people, when someone writes that 20 people may have been impacted by a malware without (saying) that it is something as serious as Pegasus, what more is supposed to be done when the government has already issued an advisory,” the official told ET.

(ET, Nov 06, 2019)

 

TOP

 

 Defence & Solar

 

Gujarat solar capacity just shy of 2.7 GW

 

Confirmation of the rapid rise of Gujarati solar has come with the news the state now boasts 2.69 GW of solar capacity – 405 MW of it rooftop PV. The figure has been published on the website of the Gujarat Energy Development Agency, which revealed 169 MW of ground mounted generation capacity and 78.4 MW of grid connected rooftop solar was added from April to October. The latest figures illustrate startling progress from the 170 kW of rooftop PV that was all the solar capacity recorded in the state in 2008-09. Gujarat saw strong solar figures in September, when 25 MW of ground-mounted capacity and 5.3 MW of rooftop PV came online, before dipping last month to just 303 kW of new ground mounted installations and 2,464 kW of rooftops. May was the most productive month for new ground-mounted solar capacity in the current fiscal year, with 52.82 MW coming online. New rooftop arrays topped out in April, when 19.425 MW of generation capacity was added. Diving into the figures for the last two fiscal years shows capacity from new larger installations more than doubling between 2017-18 (264 MW of new projects) and the last full year (620 MW). Over the same period, rooftop capacity additions showed much slower growth, from 117 MW in 2017-18 to 172 MW last year. Gujarat chief secretary JN Singh said this week the state is aiming for 30 GW of renewables capacity by 2022. Starting from a base of 2.7 GW of solar and 7.2 GW of wind, that marks a 6 GW raising of the stakes since January, when the state announced an intent to invest Rs1 lakh crore over three years to add 10 GW of solar and 5 GW of wind generation.

 

(PV Magazine, Nov 06, 2019)

 

TOP

 

Haryana retenders 57 MW grid-connected solar capacities

 

Haryana Power Generation Corporation Limited (HGCL) has invited global bids to set up an aggregate 57 MW of grid-connected, ground-mounted solar capacity at three sites in the state. Of the total capacity, 30 MW shall come up in Faridabad, and plants of 15 MW and 12 MW at two separate sites in Yamuna Nagar. he plants—to be developed on ‘build-operate-transfer’ basis at lands available with HPGCL—shall be awarded through international competitive bidding with fixed tariff ceiling of Rs 3.30/KWh for 25 years. To be eligible, the bidder should have carried out similar work for a single order of 5 MW capacity or two orders of 3 MW each or three orders of 2 MW each. Further, its average turnover for the last three consecutive financial years must be Rs 60 million only.

(PV Magazine, Nov 06, 2019)

TOP

 

Odisha fire stations to go solar

 

Odisha Renewable Energy Development Agency is tendering grid-connected installations of Indian solar panels for 313 fire stations. According to the bid document, cumulative generation capacity of 1,727.69 kWp will be installed at a cost of Rs17.95 crore. The fire station contracts have been bundled into five packages and the scope of the solar array work includes design, supply, installation, commissioning and maintenance for five years under net metering and with battery storage back-up. No deadline for bid submission has been announced yet. Crucially, the installations must only feature Indian-made solar modules. The panels must qualify for the latest edition of the International Electrotechnical Commission PV module qualification test or the equivalent Bureau of Indian Standards certification. Bidders must be either companies registered in Odisha under the Indian Companies Act 1956, partnership firms registered under the Indian Partnership Act 1932 or sole proprietorship firms with GST registration. Would-be developers must also have experience of installing 60% of the capacity they are bidding for in rooftop solar projects over the last seven years and 40% of the capacity volume in solar pumping systems, street lighting or village electrification. However, the state renewables agency will allocate 10% of the generation capacity available in each of the five contract bundles to ‘local’ small and medium-sized businesses unable to meet the work experience criteria above and the financial guarantees demanded of larger companies.

(PV Magazine, Nov 06, 2019)

 TOP

Uttar Pradesh cabinet approves tariffs for 72 MW solar projects

 

The Uttar Pradesh state cabinet has approved setting up of three grid-connected solar projects with cumulative capacity of 72 MW in the state, with power purchase agreements as per the winning tariffs. The power generated from these projects will be purchased by Uttar Pradesh Power Corporation Limited  for a period of 25 years. The cabinet gave its nod to tariff rate of Rs 3.02/KWh for two 20 MW solar projects to be set up by state-run power producer NTPC, and to tariff of Rs 3.05/KWh for 32 MW project by Sukhbir Agro Energy. The 72 MW capacity was won by the two parties in a 500 MW auction by Uttar Pradesh New and Renewable Energy Development Agency (UPNEDA) in June this year.

(PV Magazine, Nov 06, 2019)

 TOP

 

 

Consumer Electronics

 

Nokia forays into smart TV via Flipkart partnership

 

After Motorola, Nokia has now partnered e-commerce major Flipkart for launching smart TVs in the Indian market, marking the smartphone maker's foray into consumer durables space. Flipkart has entered into a strategic relationship with Nokia that grants it the use of the Nokia brand for smart TVs in India - a global first for the brand in the TV category, a statement said on Wednesday. "Flipkart will leverage its understanding of the needs of Indian consumers to develop, facilitate the manufacturing and distribution of the Nokia branded smart TVs, while managing the end-to-end go-to-market strategy," it added. The companies, however, didn't give any information about product specifications, pricing and launch date. A number of phone companies have now added smart TVs to their product portfolio. These include players such as Samsung, Micromax, Intex, Xiaomi, Motorola and OnePlus.

(ET, Nov 06, 2019)

TOP

 

Zero to Rs 3,500 crore in 15 years: How Haier became a top
 

For a 15-year-old, Haier India is already playing in the big league and giving some serious competition to established players. Just like its bottom-mounted refrigerators, the company has turned the country’s consumer durable market upside down. In 2018, it clocked net sales worth Rs 3,500 crore to become the fourth-largest white goods company in India. Globally, the Chinese multinational took the top position 10 years ago. According to Euromonitor, by 2014, Haier had the world’s largest share —10.2 percent — in the white-goods market, which it continues to dominate. In India, the company’s immediate goal is to double sales in India and become a $1-billion company by the end of 2020, Haier India President Eric Braganza told Moneycontrol. That would leapfrog Haier India ahead of Whirlpool and place it just behind LG and Samsung. So, what worked for Haier in India, a fiercely competitive market?

“It has not been an easy journey,” said Braganza as he talks about the about the company’s progress in Asia’s third-largest economy. In India, Haier’s portfolio offering includes air conditioners, washing machines, water heaters, television sets and refrigerators. Braganza took over in September 2009, five years after the company’s foray into India. Haier India’s turnover was just Rs 200 crore then. The first thing it did when it came to India in January 2004 was to build a distribution network. Haier has 17,000 dealers, of which 2,000 were direct dealers and the rest were indirect dealers.

 

Source: https://www.moneycontrol.com/news/business/haier-now-a-serious-competitor-to-samsung-and-lg-in-india-here-is-what-it-is-doing-right-4615411.html

 TOP

September factory output touches the lowest level in seven years

 

India’s factory output shrank for the second straight month at 4.3% in September, recording its worst show since the present series was launched in April 2012. All components of industrial output—mining, manufacturing and electricity—fell during the month, pointing towards a deepening economic downturn. The persistent slowdown in industrial growth may force the central bank to go for another round of interest rate cuts in December. Data released by the statistics department on Monday showed capital goods that indicate investment demand in the economy shrinking 20.7% in its ninth straight month of contraction, while both consumer durables and consumer non-durables also contracted, signalling a continuing slump in consumption demand. The sequential worsening in the performance of consumer durables and non-durables in September belies any hopes of a pre-festive restocking of inventories, said Aditi Nayar, principal economist at ICRA Ltd. “The late withdrawal of the monsoon is likely to have dampened construction activity in various states, contributing to the contraction in the output of infrastructure/construction goods in September."

 

Source:https://www.livemint.com/news/india/september-iip-contracts-by-4-3-11573473859089.html

 

TOP

 

SECTION – IV - FORTHCOMING EVENTS &  GENERAL INFORMATION              

Overseas Shows

 

Event

:

International Electronics Circuit Exhibition (Shenzhen)

Organiser

:

HKPCA & CPCA

From

:

04-Dec..-2019

To

:

06-Dec.-2019            

Venue & City

:

Shenzhen Convention & Exhibition Center, China.

Website

:

http://www.hkpcashow.org

 

Event

:

China International PCB and Assembly Show (CPCA Show)

Organiser

:

World Electronic Circuits Council (WECC)

From

:

16-March-2020

To

:

18-March-2020            

Venue & City

:

Shenzhen Convention & Exhibition Center, China.

Website

:

http://www. electronica-china.com   

 

Event

:

electronica China

Organiser

:

Messe Muenchen Shanghai

From

:

18-March-2020

To

:

20-March-2020            

Venue & City

:

Shenzhen Convention & Exhibition Center, China

Website

:

http://www. electronica-china.com   

 

Event

:

Hannover Messe

Organiser

:

Messe Hannover

From

:

20-April-2020

To

:

24-April-2020            

Venue & City

:

Hannover Exhibition Grounds,Germany

Website

:

https://www.hannovermesse.de/home

 

Domestic Shows  

Event

:

ELECRAMA

Organiser

:

IEEMA

From

:

18-Jan-2020

To

:

22-Jan.-2020          

City

:

India Expo Mart, Greater Noida, Uttar Pradesh

Website

:

https://elecrama.com/

 

Event

:

India Electronics Week 2020

Organiser

:

EFY Group

From

:

13-February-2020

To

:

15-February-2020          

City

:

KTPO Trade Center, Bangalore

Website

:

https://www.indiaelectronicsweek.com/

 

Event

:

Convergence India 2020 

Organiser

:

Exhibitions India

From

:

19-Feb.-2020

To

:

21-Feb.-2020          

City

:

India Expo Mart, Greater Noida, Uttar Pradesh

Website

:

https://www.convergenceindia.org/

TOP

SECTION - V - ELCINA EVENTS, ACTIVITIES & SERVICES                                          

 

Glimpses of

 

ELCINA’s CEO Forum

@electronica India-productronica India 2019

25th September, 2019, India Expo Mart, Greater Noida

 

Honourable Chief Guest Shri Sanjay Kumar Rakesh,JS

MeitY & Mr. Amrit Manwani, President

ELCINA & CMD,Sahasra Group Lighting the Lamp

Honourable Speakers on DIAS

Welcome Address by  Mr Amrit Manwani, President

ELCINA & CMD, Sahasra Group

Theme Address by Mr. Josh Foulger,

India Head, Foxconn

Keynote Address by Mr. Vinod Sharma

Past President ELCINA, Chairman,

(UP) & Managing Director, Deki Electronics Ltd.

Industry Address by Mr. Sasikumar Gendham,

MD, Salcomp Manufacturing

 

TOP

Glimpses of

India PCB Tech Conference

@electronica India-productronica India 2019

26th September, 2019, India Expo Mart, Greater Noida

 

 

Guest of Honour Shri  S.K. Marwaha,

Sr. Director, MeitY – addressing the Delegates.

Honourable Guests & Speakers on DIAS

Release of Report on

THE INDIAN PRINTED CIRCUIT BOARD INDUSTRY -

2019 (Update)

Mr. Richard Puthota, ELCINA EC Member &

Sr. Director, Alpha Assembly Solutions

Mr. David Bergman- Vice President, IPC, USA

Mr. Richard Chu's,  TPCA Consultant

 

TOP

 

ELCINA-CKM Programs

 

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 - Centre for Knowledge Management & ITOSS Solutions (I) Pvt. Ltd
 

Announces Program on Digital Transformation for SMEs

 

29th November, 2019

 

Venue : ELCINA House, Okhla Phase-III, New Delhi

 

Meant For

 

Proprietor/Owner, Directors, CEO/CFO/CTO, Head of Operations, General Managers , IT Heads, Strategy Decision Makers.

 

Introduction & Scope of Digital Transformation for SMEs


Join at an exclusive program at ELCINA to discover how small and mid-sized companies like yourself can grow & improve profit margins in a volatile economy by use of a Digital Platform.
Manage every aspect of your small or midsize business with a cost effective affordable Digital Solution.
Comprehensive single integrated scalable Digital Platform will drive innovation and automate all your business processes, among others :
 

  • Finance, Accounts and GST filing

  • Tracking with traceability across operations to mitigate risks

  • Visibility of sales and profitability by categories

  • CRM, supply chain management

  • Real time access to all critical operational parameters

  • Inventory management

  • System of approvals

  • MIS, analytics, dashboards & business intelligence on the fly

  • Project Management

Use of Enhanced Digital Enablers

  • 4th Industrial Revolution (IR4)  - Artificial Intelligence (AI) and IOT

  •  Right implementation of IOT to

  • Increase overall efficiency

  • Reduce machine downtime

  • Increase customer satisfaction

  • Predictive maintenance

Program Agenda


Theme: Digital Transformation for SMEs
 

14:00  to 14:15 Hrs  

Registration

14:15  to 14:30 Hrs  

Welcome Address

14:30  to 15:15 Hrs  

Digital Solutions for SMEs to meet today’s competitive challenges

15:15  to 16:00 Hrs  

Road to Digital Transformation for SMEs

16:00  to 16:30 Hrs  

Relevance of IoT & its applications

16:30  to 17:00 Hrs  

IoT in Industry with examples

17:00  to 17:30 Hrs  

Q & A Session

17:30 Hrs Onwards  

Networking High Tea

 

Timings: 2:00 PM- 5:30 PM


Experts:-  Dr. Amit Mittal, CEO, ITOSS Solutions (I) Pvt. Ltd., Noida


IT Professional with over 19 years of industry experience predominately in the Electronics, allied Manufacturing Industries. Entrepreneur in IT & Manufacturing

Er Shishir Mehta, Director, ITOSS Solutions (I) Pvt. Ltd., Noida


Senior Management Professional with over 35 years of industry experience in multiple industry verticals including IT/ITes, Semiconductors, EMS, LED Lighting, Consultancy, Export Trade and International Event Management.

Er Manish Kumar, Co-Founder, I3IOT LLP, Gurugram


Senior IT Professional with over 17 years of industry experience in multiple leading IT companies – TCS, HCL, IBM prior to venturing out as an entrepreneur in 2016 to address IoT solutions for industry. Currently successfully serving some industry leaders like  Exide, Daikin, United Phosphorus, Wave Aircon.

 

Registration:  First 20 Registrations are complimentary.
After that the fees would be as follows:-

  • ELCINA Members : INR 2000

  • Non Members: INR 3000
    18% GST Extra
     

Interested participants, please send mail to arman@elcina.com for registration.
For more details, please contact :- Arman Taneja – 09953906625 / arman@elcina.com
Tel: +91-11-26924597, 26928053, 41615985

 

TOP

 

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

 

TOP

ELCINA PRODUT 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.

TOP

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

TOP

“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

TOP

 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

TOP

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