VOL XII, ISSUE 20

31 January 2014

 

Top Stories

ELCINA Submitted two more applications for establishing Greenfield cluster, near Bengaluru & Coimbatore

DeitY removes quantity restrictions for testing, R&D and demo samples

Chinese set to enter the Indian set top box market

ELCINA Launched its Cluster Website

ELCINA Directory 2014 – Members are requested to update their details

 

SECTION I

Policy Scan

Govt. policy, business procedures & regulations

Notifications

Manufacturing policy extended to address land crunch issues

SECTION II
Industry Scan
+ General
+ IT & Services
+ Telecom
+ Consumer Electronics
+ Solar Energy
SECTION III

Business Opportunities/Enquiries/

Meetings

The latest in sensors and transducers

Power LED downlighter

LED drivers for CV and CC lights

LED slim panel downlight

SECTION IV

Coming Events & General Information

Electronics For You Expo 2014

Electronica Productonica China 2014

International Conference on Energy Efficient LED Lighting and Solar PhotoVoltaic Systems

GLOBAL BUSINESS TRADE SHOW

Korea Sourcing Fair: Electronics & Components

AsiaWorld-Expo • Hong Kong

NEPCO China 2014

The Indian Electrical & Electronics Fair

Japan IT Week Spring 2014

IPC APEX India

International Police Expo 2014

SRI LANKA INTERNATIONAL MANUFACTURING EXPO

NEPCON South China 2014

Productronica  2014

SECTION V

ELCINA Events, Activities & Services

Research Paper on Strategic Electronics Sector – July 2012

Research Paper on Strategic Electronics Sector – August 2012

ELCOMOS REPORT

ELCINA Directory for 2013

Conference Facility at ELCINA House

Forthcoming ELCINA-CKM Programmes 

OSRAM PRODUCT DISPLAY CENTRE at ELCINA HOUSE

General

Growing Indo-Japanese ties offer political and economic gains

Global challenges and opportunities

China GDP growth slows down to 14-year low

EEPC seeks Finmin intervention for release of duty claims

Excise relief for cos switching business

Economy shaping up

Rajeev Kher named new commerce secretary

 IT & Services

Sunrise in Electronics System Design and Manufacturing (ESDM): 

DeitY to start cyber security centers

Intel to be an important player in Indian Electronic Manufacturing:

Lenovo India operations to benefit from IBM’s server biz acquisition

Dell, Intel, Microsoft among 17 cos in fray for Aakash 4

Telecom

MS-Nokia to bring down smart phone prices

N-E connectivity to get boost with BSNL – Power Grid Pact

Higher smartphone use rings in FMCG mobile ad growth

IT & telecom can expect boost if BJP is voted to power

Devices are changing the way people work

Telecom body to train 80,000 skilled workers

Consumer Electronics

Despite challenges, local electronic manufacturing industry raring to grow

Solar Energy

BHEL & 5 PSUs to set up world’s largest solar plant

World’s largest solar plant to come up in Rajasthan

India’s MNRE brings out data on solar PV

ELCINA Submitted two more applications for establishing Greenfield cluster, near Bengaluru & Coimbatore 

ELCINA in association with Add Indl Park (TN) Ltd and Raaga Mayuri Builders Pvt Ltd has submitted its initial applications for EMC Grant to DeitY for proposed cluster at Dist Coimbatore and Dist Ananthpur (Near Bangalore) respectively.  Details of both these clusters are given below: 

ELCINA Raaga Mayuri Electronics Park Pvt Ltd:

Location of the cluster – Village Chilamathur, Anatapur Dist, Andhra Pradesh

Total area: Approximately 50 Acres

Advantages of cluster:

-          Fully acquired and converted land

-          SPV is formed and registered at Hyderabad

-          Initial DPR is prepared and submitted to Deity along with application for Grant under EMS policy

-          Land is on NH7 (Bangalore – Hyderabad )

-          65 kms from Bangalore International Airport

-          35 kms from Puttaparthy; 30 kms from Hindupur

-          300 meters Highway facing

 

Cluster in Coimbatore district:

Another Greenfield EMC on an area of approximately 157 acres near Annur Taluk, Coimbatore District in the state of Tamil Nadu is co-promoted by ELCINA. Out of the land for this project (approx 157 acres) all except 28 acres has already been procured by AIPL with clear unencumbered title for the land. The balance 28 acres has been confirmed for procurement and is under process.

AIPL is in the process of setting up a mega industrial park near Coimbatore in association with the GoTN.  A memorandum of understanding has been signed by GoTN and AIPL in the presence of the honourable Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu at Chennai on 05 Nov 2012. Spread over 2500 acres of land, the park would cater to a wide range of industries to include a Green- field electronics manufacturing cluster, manufacturing of engineering goods, textiles, IT/ITES educational institutions, R&D Centres, housing and other social infrastructure.

 

Common benefits in all ELCINA Cluster

  • M-SIPS benefits to each investor under (Reimbursement upto 25% of capital expenditure from Central Govt

  • State Industrial policy benefits

  • Common facilities and infrastructure

  • Collaborative efforts to increase productivity

Update on ELCINA’s Bhiwadi Cluster

ELCINA’s first model Electronics Manufacturing cluster at Bhiwadi (Near New Delhi) has received in-principal approval from Department of Electronics & IT for grant under EMC scheme. The final DPR and master plan of this cluster is in its final stage and will be submitted to Deity very soon. More than 40% of net saleable area has already been sold to the investor from 19 companies.  For more details about Bhiwadi Cluster please write to sanjjeev@elcina.com  or call 9910187001; 011-26928053 

For more details about ELCINA clusters please write to us at yogesh@elcina.com  or call 9911445891; 011-26928053

 

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DeitY removes quantity restrictions for testing, R&D and demo samples

The Department of Electronics and Information Technology (DeitY), Government of India, has recently carried out amendments to its Electronics and Information Technology Goods (requirements for compulsory registration) Order, 2012, pertaining to customs clearances for samples.

As per the changes, DeitY has removed the quantity restrictions for samples imported for the purposes of testing, research and development and demonstration. Hence, there would be no limit on the number of units being imported for these purposes.

In May 2013, DeitY had issued the following exemptions, and regularised these through amendments made in June and September 2013:

Exemption up to five numbers per model for testing, R&D and demonstration purposes

Exemption for the highly specialised equipment (HSE) category, which also lists the criteria for declaring an electronic product as HSE

DeitY has now stated in its notice that “Highly specialised equipment (HSE) criteria have been sufficiently defined, and customs may evolve a process so that the field officers of customs do not insist on NOC (no objection certificate) from DeitY for the goods qualifying under these criteria.”

With effect from December 2013, it has been decided that DeitY will not issue any NOC letters when any of the above exemptions are claimed.

However, cases that would demand technical clarifications beyond the different criteria will have to be referred to DeitY. But the department would entertain such requests only from the customs authorities and not directly from the applicants.

The order has not put any restriction on goods directly imported by end users for personal use.

Requirements for compulsory registration order 2012

Under the order, DeitY has mandated 15 categories of electronics items under the compulsory registration scheme of the Department of Consumer Affairs based on their compliance to Indian safety standards. The order envisages manufacturers, importers, sellers and distributors of the notified goods to conform to the specified standards, and get registration numbers from BIS after testing the products at BIS-recognised labs.

                                                                          (electronicsB2B.com, January 29, 2014)

 

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Chinese set to enter the Indian set top box market 

In 2014, India will be completing phases three and four of the TV digitisation plan that has been rolled out by the Telecom regulatory Authority of India (TRAI). This implies that Indian subscribers need to purchase an additional 75 million set top boxes (STBs) in 2014.

According to a Business World report, in the first two phases of digitisation which covered the metros and tier 1 cities,, around 30 million STBs were sold. But there are only a couple of makers of STBs in the country and the cost of importing STBs from abroad has risen sharply with the government increasing the import duty on set top boxes during the last Union Budget by five per cent.

China based NationalChip plans to tap this market. The company is supplying chips to makers like Videocon, ABS and MyBox. The problem is that India does not possess the wherewithal for making semiconductor chips. Patrick Dou, vice-president, Hangzhou NationalChip Science and Technology says: “Since the semiconductor eco-system is not available in India, we provide the chip to make STBs in India.”

Pune-based Millenium Semiconductors is importing the main chip from NationalChip and many other components from component makers across the world. Patrick Dou pointed out that unlike in making electronic components, the chip for STB has to be customised for meeting the needs of different multi-system operators (MSOs). Thus, the chips are for specific customers. Even though the Indian market is just getting STBs for digital TV, Dou pointed to the stage when the consumer can make use of the cable TV connection to get access to broadband connectivity. At the moment, this is happening only in a few pockets in India. 

                                                                                          (electronicsB2B.com, January 31, 2014)

 

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ELCINA Launched its Cluster Website

 

ELCINA Promoted Electronics Manufacturing Clusters in India 

ELCINA is pioneering the development of Manufacturing Clusters in India and has started at three locations,

  1. Near New Delhi (ELCINA Electronics Manufacturing Cluster Pvt Ltd, Bhiwadi, Rajasthan)

  2. Near Chennai (ELCINA - Sri City Model ESDM Cluster)

  3. Near Bengaluru (ELCINA – Raaga Mayuri Cluster Park Pvt Ltd) 

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.

ELCINA has launched its dedicated website for its Manufacturing Clusters.  

For more details related to ELCINA Clusters please click http://www.elcinaclusters.in/

 

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ELCINA Directory 2014 – Members are requested to update their details

 

The 27th edition of ELCINA DIRECTORY OF INDIAN ELECTRONICS INDUSTRY is planned to be brought out in four months. The tentative date for releasing the Directory on 20/21 February 2014 during EFY Expo 2014.  

Member are requested to kindly update their information so that correct data is printed in the Directory

To update information

Please go to http://www.elcina.com/member.asp

click on the icon “Directory Proforma 2014”.

Enter your Login ID and Password which is the same as your Company Id given in your ELCINA Membership Certificate.

On logging in, you will see your existing details which need to be updated for changes only.  

If you have any problem in logging in, please email to chandan@elcina.com  

For any assistance regarding Directory proforma, please write to tandra@elcina.com

 

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Policy Scan Govt. Policy, Business Procedures & Regulations

Policy Scan

Notification

Manufacturing policy extended to address land crunch issues

The government has extended the national manufacturing policy across the country wherever industry is able to organise itself into clusters, hoping to address the crucial issue of land crunch that the sector faces.

Clusters including expansion projects will be eligible for all benefits available under the national manufacturing policy, the government has said in a notification. The policy envisages national investment and manufacturing zones with a minimum area of 5,000 hectare each, a condition that is difficult to meet in several states due to unavailability of suitable land.  

Therefore, the government hopes the extension of the policy will help provide much-needed boost to manufacturing activity. "Besides the National Investment & Manufacturing Zones (NIMZs) which are envisaged as integrated industrial townships, the policy is also applicable to manufacturing industry throughout the country wherever industry is able to organise itself into clusters and adopt a model of self-regulation as enunciated in the policy," the notification said. The small and medium enterprises in the cluster will get access to the Technology Acquisition and Development Fund for acquiring appropriate technologies, which will subsidise technology acquisition costs up to a maximum of Rs. 20 lakh to acquire appropriate technologies patented up to a maximum of five years  

Manufacturing, which is considered key to generating jobs, expanded a measly 1 per cent in 2012-13. "Since acquisition of land is a major bottleneck for large projects like NIMZs that require 5,000 hectare, extending benefits to existing clusters where land has already been acquired or allotted will help accelerate industrial growth in these clusters, most of which need significant upgradation in terms of infrastructure and eco-system," said A Didar Singh, secretary General of FICCI.
 

A cluster is a concentration of manufacturing industry units located within a clearly demarcated geographical area with the land use notified as such by the state government. "The rationalisation of rules and regulations as envisaged under national manufacturing policy will also be available for clusters other than NIMZs now, thereby resulting in reduced regulatory burden in these clusters for manufacturing units.” 

For each such cluster, the state government concerned will constitute a special purpose vehicle which will be registered as a section 25 company. Clusters with high growth potential may be identified for strategic interventions in terms of internal and external infrastructure, regulatory rationalisation and simplification, skill development and technology up gradation, the Notification said.

(ET, Jan 23, 2014)

 

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Industry Scan

General

Growing Indo-Japanese ties offer political and economic gains

That Prime Minister Shinzo Abe of Japan was the Chief Guest at India’s Republic Day function just weeks after the extended visit of Emperor Akihito and his wife to India underscoring the growing importance of Indo-Japanese ties.  This was reiterated in the joint statement issued by the Prime Ministers of the two coutnries.  Apart from listing out an array of projects the statement describes at fairly great length the institutional basis Indo-Japansese strategic cooperation has acquired. 

It is not just India that stands to gain from stronger strategic ties with japan.  So does the rest of the world, particularly Asia, including China. 

It is imperative for New Delhi to articulate the multilateral benefits of its closer cooperation with Japan.  The gains go far beyond India getting better infrastructure, Japanese companies finding a market for their advanced products and services and Asean countries feeling more secure.  The world as a whole will be a more stable place that allows emerging countries to create shared prosperity, free from the threat of war and disruption. 

(ET, Jan 28, 2014)

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Global challenges and opportunities

The emergence of global value chains face many challenges but offer various opportunities.  Developing and emerging economies are becoming more and more important in value chains that means conventional thinking and building partnerships for world trade bodies. 

With changes sweeping over world trade, especially after the 2008 global meltdown, there is need to change and challenge conventional understanding and outlook on economic globalization.   

The emergence of international supply chains, the rise of new forms of regionalism, and growing linkages between trade in goods and services are being seen as new challenges for countries that wish to integrate with the world. 

(BS, Jan 28, 2014)

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China GDP growth slows down to 14-year low

China’s economy grew by 7.7% in 2013, the lowest in 14 years, amid painful reform process undertaken by the world’s second-largest economy to spur growth amid efforts to avoid defaults on huge debt. 

(HT, Jan 21, 2014)

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EEPC seeks Finmin intervention for release of duty claims

Worried over rising duty refund claims, which have touched over Rs.5,000 crore, engineering exporters has sought urgent intervention of the finance ministry.  In a letter to finance minister P Chidambaram, EEPC India said that the stoppage of duty drawback payments by the customs authorities from December has impacted production schedules of exporters. 

ELCINA is not aware of any such stoppage of duty drawback by its Members. 

(FE, Jan 17, 2014)

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Excise relief for cos switching business (No concession to those using predatory pricing to gain market share)

Companies switching businesses or seeking to offload unsold products can offer discount without having  to pay excise duty on their actual production cost and profit forgone, but that leeway is not available to those resorting to predatory pricing for gaining market share, as per new norms issued by the finance ministry. 

The Central Board of Excise and Customs (CBEC) has issued a circular directing officials on ways to implement a Supreme Court judgment that said sale price cannot be the basis for excise duty if discounts are given to gain market share.  The norms give relief to companies that offer discounts for other reasons. 

Tax officials have to consider the reasons for sale at a loss, whether such sales are contrary to standard business practices and whether such sale is leading to erosion of capital of the company before rejecting the sale price as the basis for levy of excise duty, say the norms. 

(FE, Jan 17, 2014)

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Economy shaping up

Finance minister P Chidambaram has reiterated that India’s current account deficit (CAD) will be contained below $50 billion for FY14, and stressed that the fiscal deficit will be held at 4.7% of gross domestic product for the year, in spite of it having reaching 93.9% of the full year target in the first eight months of the fiscal. 

“I have reiterated our commitment to contain fiscal deficit to 4.8% of the GDP in current year and I do so again.  We will then reduce it by 0.6% every year until we reach the target of 3% in FY17,” Chidambaram said. 

(FE, Jan 16, 2014)

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Rajeev Kher named new commerce secretary

Senior IAS officer Rajeev Kher has been appointed secretary in the department of commerce. 

Kher, a 1980-batch IAS officer of UP cadre, is presently special secretary, department of commerce, under the commerce ministry. 

He will take over from SR Rao, after his retirement on January 31, says a press release issued by the ministry of personnel. 

(FE, Jan 16, 2014)

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IT & Services

Sunrise in Electronics System Design and Manufacturing (ESDM)

ELCINA Members are aware about DeitY’s ambitious and well-publicized ESDM project.

Major highlights: Over Rs.65,000 crores investment proposals received in one year, under Modified Special Incentive Package Scheme providing attractive incentives for Electronics Manufacturing over 10 years. 

Significant incentives offered: 

  • Reimbursement of CVD/Excise for capital equipment in non-SEZs

  • Subsidy of 25% of Capex in non-SEZs (20% in SEZs) over 10 years.

  • New units / expansion / relocation / diversification / modernization of existing units

Sector wise new investment proposals (in Rs. Crores) 

  • Semiconductor FAB : Rs.52,000 Cr

  • Telecom products / handsets : Rs.8,218 Cr

  • LED FAB/LED Lighting : Rs.1,991 Cr

  • Consumer Electronics / Appl. : Rs.791 Cr

  • Automotive Electronics : Rs.706 Cr

  • Other Verticals : Rs. 1,081 Cr

Application form and details available at: http://deity.gov.in/esdm.  Apply online at www.msips.in.  Members are welcome to send their applications with full details through ELCINA. 

Government of India

Ministry of Communications & IT

Department of Electronics and Information Technology

                                                                                                                  (FE, Jan 26, 2014)

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DeitY to start cyber security centers

The department of electronics and IT has initiated the process for setting up two critical cyber security centers and launching a programme for human resource development in the emerging field.   The cabinet, eight months ago, had cleared the National Cyber Security policy, which aims at creating 500,000 cyber security experts in five years. 

(BS, Jan 27, 2014)

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Intel to be an important player in Indian Electronic Manufacturing

US-based multinational semiconductor chip-maker Intel’s Indian arm is aggressive in its plans to lead the domestic market sales. The firm will be investing over $120 million in the country to consolidate its R&D infrastructure. Intel India has outlined a clear roadmap to deepen its roots in the country, introduce new products and leverage the 4,200 plus employee base in the country. Intel India President Kumud Srinivasan says we are exploring partnering with our counterparts in Intel China to see how we can leverage the low-cost manufacturing that they have there. We are looking at leveraging that supply chain to lower the costs of some of the products particularly tablets and then introduce them to the India market. 

Intel is helping India develop its manufacturing sector and find a win-win situation both for India and Intel. I recently met the Nasscom president and he mentioned that one could argue that in the last couple of decades while the IT industry grew by leaps and bounds, the manufacturing industry, like the electronics, slipped. And today, we are seeing the impact of that. People talk about how electronics is going to very soon surpass oil as a percentage of our imports . Very little of these everyday components are being manufactured in India today. That is what we would like to work with the government and industry forums like Nasscom on and this is how we can help to revive the electronics segment. We would like to move some of the supply chain to India since there are various components like lower and higher-level value-added products. We can also advise the Indian government in their efforts to bring silicon manufacturing to the country, given our vast experience in the segment. 

Intel President says PC penetration in the Indian market continues to be less than 10%, which shows a huge upside possibility. As we push on digital literacy, we expect more people to understand the value of PC and through that drive up the penetration. The market is price sensitive but we believe what is actually hampering the penetration of PCs is that the market is not fully appreciating the value of its usage. Programmes like digital literacy will help address that. On the mobility end, both tablets and phones are seeing a spectacular growth, faster than what we expected. 

Ms.Srinivasan says we were slow in getting into mobiles and tablets but today we have very strong roadmaps in place. In 2014, Intel expects to become an important player in this segment. We see this year as the turnaround year for our presence in these markets. When it comes to things like wearables and Internet of things, it was dominant at the Consumer Electronics Show in the US  this year for Intel and that is because we do not want to find ourselves in that same position again when it comes to new trends. When it comes to wearables, we have put ourselves into a very good position in terms of processes and devices that will go into the heart of these devices. 

Intel President says when it comes to manufacturing component devices in India, the role that we would be playing is where we essentially support a partnership with the local manufactures like Micromax, Karbonn and Lava and the government, industry forum to see how we can create a manufacturing ecosystem in India like the one that has been created in China. We are talking to everyone as of now since we are just in the definition phase.

(FE, Jan 14, 2014)

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Lenovo India operations to benefit from IBM’s server biz acquisition

Lenovo's move to acquire IBM's low-end server business will help the Chinese computer giant's India operations as server business has higher margins than personal computers (PC) business. While IBM is one of the top-three players in the server space in India, Lenovo does not currently have any presence in the segment in India. 

This deal has several financial and commercial benefits, which our Indian business will also derive," Lenovo India Managing Director Amar Babu told Business Standard. "Enterprise has been an area of investment for Lenovo, and whatever benefits the deal get us globally, will reflect for us in India also. Globally, we will become the No. 3 player in the server space, as against No 6 now." 

Lenovo has  announced it would buy IBM's server business for $2.3 billion (Rs 14,230 core). The deal includes System x, BladeCenter and Flex System blade servers and switches, x86-based Flex integrated systems, NeXt Scale and iData Plex servers and associated software, networking and maintenance operations. Under the arrangement, IBM would receive $2.07 billion (Rs 12,800 crore) in cash and the balance in Lenovo stocks. 

The deal is likely to help Lenovo diversify its PC business globally. In 2005, Lenovo had acquired IBM's PC business, which included the ThinkPad line of PCs. "In the period since, the companies have continued to collaborate in many areas," Lenovo said in a release. 

IBM will continue to develop and evolve its Windows and Linux software portfolio for the x 86 platforms," the release said. "Lenovo and IBM plan to enter into a strategic relationship, which will include a global original equipment manufacturer (OEM) and reseller agreement for sales of IBM's industry-leading entry and mid-range Storwize disk storage systems, tape storage systems, general parallel file system software, Smart Cloud entry offering, and elements of IBM's system software portfolio, including systems director and platform computing solutions." 

IBM is happy to be rid of low-end server business.  It appears cheap servers were a drag on Big Blue.  Now the company plans to focus on computer hardware with better profit margins. 

(BS, Jan 24, 2014)

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Dell, Intel, Microsoft among 17 cos in fray for Aakash 4

Dell, Acer, HCL Info systems, Hewlett-Packard, Microsoft and Intel are among 17 companies that have shown interest in developing the next version of the government’s  ambitious low cost tablet Aakash-4, the tender for which close on January 28.  Canada’s Data wind, which supplied the first 1 lakh Aakash tablets in India, too, is competing with other players, including domestic manufacturers like Micromax, Wish Tel and ITI. 

(FE, Jan 20, 2014)

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 Telecom

MS-Nokia to bring down smart phone prices

Mobile phone users could look forward to a sharp fall in smart phone prices post Microsoft’s acquisition of Nokia’s devices business, as the larger scale could allow the combined company to reduce the price of its entry-level smart devices and help attract users of the cheaper feature-phones. 

In an interview to ET, Microsoft India’s group director for operator channel, Sharlin Thayil, said the company hoped to bring down all barriers to the smartphone segment, which may also lead to a relook at the future of feature-phones as part of the combined company’s product portfolio 

“As time progresses, as scale goes up, price points come down.  We’ll keep evaluating more and more consumers to covert to smart phones from feature-phones so that they are able to use the apps that the company offers on the Windows-powered devices. 

Currently, Nokia’s entry-level Lumia smart phone is priced around Rs.8,000 – Rs.8,500, while its popular Asha series phone – which it considers a quasi-smart phone but the industry considers a feature-phone – comes  for around Rs.5,000.  Thayil said that issues such as phasing out the Asha series phone or replacing its operating system (OS) with Microsoft’s OS were under review. 

(ET, Jan 24, 2014)

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N-E connectivity to get boost with BSNL – Power Grid Pact

Bharat Sanchar Nigam Ltd. will shortly sign a bandwidth-sharing agreement with Power Grid Corporation of India to boost telecom connectivity across the Northeast, says a telecom department note. 

Power Grid, the state-run power transmission utility, operates an overhead optic fibre network using its power-transmission infrastructure.  Power Grid will provide 400 gigabit per second of bandwidth to state-run BSNL for building a network path to improve connectivity in places close to the Chinese and Bangladesh borders. 

The bandwidth sharing pact is a cost-optimisation move “aimed at preventing duplication of resources with central public sector enterprises, the Telecom Department Note. 

(ET, Jan 24, 2014)

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Higher smartphone use rings in FMCG mobile ad growth

Consumer goods companies upped their  media spends on the mobile platform in the past one year as smart phone penetration, coupled with a spurt in data usage, grew exponentially in the country.  InMobi, a mobile advertising network, said spends by FMCG companies, which are clubbed as traditional advertisers, grew 175% on its network last year.  Similarly, Vserv.mobi, another mobile ad network, registered a 300% increase in ad dollars while Vuclip, a mobile-focused aggregator of video content, saw its FMCG clients double their ad spends in 2013. 

In India, FMCG saw a high uptake in the last two quarters of 2013, as five major advertisers including ITC, Reckitt Benckiser, HUL, Modelez and Nestle ran more than 30 campaigns at a reasonably good scale as opposed to 2012 where only one consumer goods company utilized mobile effectively, said Dippak Khurana, CEWO & co-founder of Vserv.mobi. 

(TOI, Jan 21, 2014)

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IT & telecom can expect boost if BJP is voted to power

Leaders from the Information Technology (IT) and telecom sectors confided  to Narendra Modi, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)’s prime ministerial candidate, that poor broadband penetration was a major impediment in their growth.  They told Modi increasing broadband penetration should be first on his agenda.  Modi met industry leaders at a closed-door meeting. 

Apart from broadband, the Gujarat chief minister was also apprised by the industry of their concerns over the slowing economy and the challenge the country faced in training a majority unskilled workforce. 

They appeared impressed by Modi.  They said he heard them out but didn’t provide any immediate answers.  Instead, he asked the participants to give a White Paper based on their recommendations.  These would be considered for the party’s manifesto, BJP sources said. 

Modi said the IT revolution had changed the world’s attitude towards India.  He, however, added that the IT and telecom sectors were hit hard because of the alleged corruption surrounding the auction of 2G telecommunication licenses. 

(BS, Jan 18, 2014)

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Devices are changing the way people work

As more and more people spend supplementary time on their handsets, their appetite for content, quality and the speed at which it is delivered is growing exponentially.  According to IDC, the next few years will see rapid growth in not only in smart phones but also these segments which are in a nascent stage today.  In the handset section, the smart phones are predicted to drive 90% of the market.  The major part of the pie, as high as 57%, will be driven by the smart devices and bring-your-own-device (BYOD) is poised to represent 37.2% of the total global workforce. 

We are seeing a significant change in the way people are working.  With the consumerisation of enterprise mobility, a growing percentage of workers are using their personal devices to access corporate resources.  There is a need to work from anywhere, anytime over any media and over any device, namely BYOD.  While 2012-13 was considered to be a rolling stone for the widespread use of BYOD, 2014-15 ought to mark its proliferation as there is an increasing acceptance and evidence of the fact that BYOD can drive better work efficiencies. 

(FE, Jan 16, 2014)

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Telecom body to train 80,000 skilled workers (job creation skill council to set up 500 training centers across India)

The Telecom Sector Skill Council (TSSC), which  has a corpus of Rs.80 crore, will provide 80,000 skilled workers to meet the demands of the sector by the end of the year. 

TSSC has assured providing 5 million skilled workers for the telecom sector by 2022, MF Farooqui, secretary of communications, said.  TSSC has already developed the National Occupational Standards (NOS), for 25 job roles, which lay emphasis on the key duties that a candidate has to perform on the job. 

The initiative will provide stimulus and resources to telecom service providers, handset manufacturers, network management service providers, passive and active infrastructure providers, technology and equipment manufacturers, back-office support, including business process outsourcing (BPO)  and knowledge process outsourcing (KPO), covering the entire range of the telecom sector under one umbrella of skill development. 

TSSC, which is an industry-led apex body, jointly set up by the Cellular Operators Association of India (COAI), Indian Cellular Association (ICA) and Telecom Centers of Excellence (TCOE), is tasked with ensuring adequate availability of skilled workers to boost growth and productivity in the telecom sector. 

(HT, Jan 16, 2014)

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Consumer Electronics

Despite challenges, local electronic manufacturing industry raring to grow

A TV set top box (STB) made in India is dearer by about the cost of a small Domino's margarita pizza compared to an imported box from China. In a market that is fast shifting from cable TV to direct-to home satellite TV, the number of STBs needed is huge - about 75 million of the boxes that help decode satellite signals and display content on TV screens would be needed over the next few years  That's a large enough market to manufacture them locally. A few factories do just that but they can't compete with the imported boxes on price, and satellite TV service providers prefer to install the ones from overseas.

Across the electronics product manufacturing landscape, the tale is similar: imported gadgets, from mobile phones to tablets to gaming consoles et al, cost lower to import than to make in India. So what then is the need to set up a factory that can build the whole product from scratch? At best local businesses set up an assembly line for imported components - which is the closest India comes to electronics manufacturing.
 

Even that assembly line operation is limited - just five million out of the eight million flat TVs sold in India are made (read assembled) locally. Similarly less than 10 million STBs are made here, compared to a demand that is likely to be more than seven fold of that in the next three to four years. For other products like mobile phones there are manufacturing units, but it's usually low-end. Apart from catering to local demand, manufacturing will help in creating jobs, demonstrate the country’s prowess in electronics manufacturing (India can launch a rocket to Mars, but can it make a computer mouse?) and check leakage of valuable foreign exchange.

The rising consumption of electronics products is pushing the government to accelerate efforts to make gadgets and gizmos locally. Says J Satyanarayana, secretary, department of electronics and information technology: "2014 should be called as a year of Made in India." He quickly adds: "Wishful thinking will not take us anywhere. We need to prioritize efforts. We will focus on manufacturing 25 top-selling electronic products in the country."

These include the top 20 products sold in India currently (which according to a Frost & Sullivan report account for 80% of the total value of the electronics) and another five products that will be big purchase items by 2015. The laundry list spans mobile phones, digital cameras and smart cards.
 

About 65% of the current demand for electronics ($57 billion in 2014) is met by imports; in the 25 products identified it's close to 70%. So a computer which might be 'made in India' is actually assembled in India with components like hard disks, chips, memory, graphics card, monitor imported from China, Taiwan, Malaysia or Vietnam.


Whilst an STB is made by a few local vendors including Videocon and MyBox Technologies, the manufacturers rely on imports for components that go into the box, like Integrated circuits. Says, MyBox Technologies: "We have localized 35% of the STB, while rest of the components are imported and assembled here." Similarly, for flat TVs, the local value-add (or components sourced locally) is 25% while the rest of the components are imported.

India makes the motherboard, transformer, power connectors, plastics that go into the TV but not the LCD or LED panel or the chips. Says Suresh Khanna, secretary general of the Consumer Electronics and Appliances Manufacturers Association (CEAMA): "Panels are high-tech and comprise 45% of the cost of the TV. Companies are not willing to set up panel-making plants as this is high investment and technology changes fast. Importing makes more sense and as a result the Chinese economy is thriving on Indian demand.” 

The annual demand for flat TVs is 8 million units growing at 20% a year. Imported sets are cheaper; till mid-2013 buyers could import without duty and about one million per year were coming via this route. "This has stopped and has given an incentive for local makers, yet lot more needs to be done.”

Experts argue that while manufacturing in India is competitive and costs compare well with other Asian markets, it's the taxes and levies that make the final product unviable locally. So an STB made in India (that costs about Rs 1,200) attracts a 12% VAT, making it dearer than an imported one. The imported box does not have to pay duty and importers (the DTH service providers) don't pay VAT as the product is not sold to users, but leased. Besides, the cost of finance in India is 11-12%, compared to 5% in China, Taiwan or Thailand.

Says Ganesh Ramamurthy, research director, Gartner India: "China can undercut on costs dramatically, making its landed product cheaper than a locally made one."
Besides the taxation structure, manufacturers blame policies for lack of an ecosystem. "Back in the 1990s India was strong in manufacturing. TV sets were made in India. Then services took over and manufacturing took a backseat."  India later signed free trade agreements (FTAs) with countries like Thailand and Malaysia as a result of which locally-made products became more expensive than imported ones (due to nil or low levies on imports) and this led to an erosion of manufacturing in India.

IT secretary Satyanarayana believes manufacturing products that have high volumes can help create the ecosystem faster. He cites the case of Akash 4, a low-cost (about Rs. 2,500) tablet for the masses that is in the works. "The market for tablets is growing at more than 100% a year and it will be sad to import them all."
 

Ironically, many of the gadgets sold globally are designed in India in more than 100 design labs. Based on those designs contract manufacturers in China, Taiwan, Malaysia and Vietnam make products that are shipped to India and elsewhere. Perhaps it's time for some of India's biggest conglomerates that have the financial muscle needed to set up electronics factories with size and scale to put their hands up.

(ET Magazine Jan 19-25, 2014)

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Solar Energy

BHEL & 5 PSUs to set up world’s largest solar plant

Six state-owned firms, including BHEL and Power Grid Corporation have signed an initial agreement for setting up the world’s largest ultra-mega solar power project in Rajasthan. 

As per the pact, the 4,000 MW solar plant will be set up in phases near Sambhar lake in the state with a total investment of Rs.30,000 crore.  The power generated will be available on the grid to meet the needs of various states.  “The MoU has paved the way for setting up this project.  Work will start soon after the agreement is ratified by the cabinet,” minister for heavy industries and public enterprises Praful Patel said at the pact signing ceremony. 

(FE, Jan 30, 2014)

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World’s largest solar plant to come up in Rajasthan

The future of renewable energy utilisation in India is indeed ‘sunny’ as six state-owned companies have come together to set up the world’s largest single-location 4,000-MW ultra mega solar power project in Rajasthan. The joint venture company will be provided equity participation from BHEL, Solar Energy Corporation of India, Sambhar Salt Ltd, Power Grid, Satluj Jal Vidyut Nigam and Rajasthan Electronics & Instruments.

The PSUs recently inked MoUs for the same. The project was born in August last year, and took a period of five months to come to the MoU stage. “The memorandum of understanding (MOU) signed,will need to get the approval of the Cabinet,” minister of heavy industries and public enterprises Praful Patel was quoted by PTI as saying. To talk of specifics: the JV firm will have equity participation of 26 per cent from BHEL, 23 per cent from SECI, 16 per cent from SSL, 16 per cent from Power Grid, 16 per cent from SJVNL while the remaining 3 per cent will come from REIL.

The project will come up on 19,000 acre of surplus land available with SSL in Sambhar, Rajasthan and will require an investment of Rs 75000 million in the first phase. The equipment will be supplied by BHEL, power evacuation by Power Grid, sale of electricity by SECI, operation & maintenance by REIL and project management by SJVNL. The department of heavy industry would set up a special purpose vehicle for executing the project.

Further, the project will be developed in different phases in 7-8 years, of which the first phase is planned to be set up in about 3 years. The same will be a 1,000 MW project while the remaining will come up in subsequent phases. The plant will employ photo-voltaic modules based on crystalline silicon technology and will come with an estimated life of 25 years.        

                                                                            (electronicsB2B.com, January 30, 2014)

 

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India’s MNRE brings out data on solar PV

India’s Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) has brought out data on solar plant performance in December 2013. The figure include the nation’s first concentrating solar power (CSP) plant under the National Solar Mission, along with solar photovoltaic (PV) plants. Godawari Green Energy Ltd.’s (Chhatisgarh, India) 50 MW CSP plant has only reported a 9.99% capacity utilization factor (CUF) over the month.

According to solarserver.com, CUFs for PV plants have seen a low decline from highs in September 2013. The NSM Phase 1 plants have reported 16–22% CUFs Plants starting under both batch 1 and batch 2 of phase 1 of the National Solar Mission came in at 16–22 per cent, with three outliers, two of which were over the range of 23.71 per cent and 23.95 per cent. Same as in last months, the batch 2 projects have shown slightly higher performances. The nine Migration Scheme projects have once again shown trouble with four at 20–23 per cent. The other three reported CUFs of 10–14 per cent, with no data from two. One of the three low-performing plants have reported a 18.67 per cent CUF in November 2013.

The rooftop and Small Solar Power Generation Program (RPSSGP) plants have mainly reported CUFs in the 11–22% range, with three of the 46 reporting 9–10 pr CUFs.   

                                                                                     (electronicsB2B.com, January 29, 2014)

 

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Business Opportunities/ Enquiries/ Meetings/New Products/Support

The latest in sensors and transducers

A transducer is a device that converts a signal in one form of energy to another form like electrical, mechanical, electromagnetic (including light), chemical, acoustic or thermal energy. While the term ‘transducer’ commonly implies the use of a sensor or detector, any device which converts energy can be considered a transducer. A sensor, on the other hand, is used to detect a parameter in one form and report it in another form of energy, often an electrical signal. There are many types of sensors like temperature, pressure, level, proximity and displacement sensors.

In this section, we feature some sensors and transducers that were launched in the last six months. However, companies like Murata, Analog Devices, STMicroelectronics and Freescale Semiconductor have not launched any of the featured products during this period.

Model: RFS MTS, Brand: RFS, Manufacturer: Radio Frequency Systems (RFS), USA

Launched in August 2013, the dual-axis RFS mechanical tilt sensor (MTS) is a simple-to-install in-line device, which enables customers to accurately measure the position of its antennae in real-time without physically having to check the placement on site.

Key features

  • Performs calibrated angle measurement with respect to gravity, reading 0°when the device is vertical

  • Digital filtering ensures stable measurements and prevents false alarms caused by antenna vibrations and its ± 0.5° of accuracy improves RF optimisation

  • Has the ability to be installed into a live system and be recognised by it without the system having to be shut down or rebooted

Contact details: India office: Radio Frequency Systems India Telecom Pvt Ltd, Ph: +91-11-457-66999, Sandeep.Bhatla@rfsworld.com, www.rfsworld.com

 

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Power LED downlighter

Binay Opto Electronics launched the 70-CDM power LED downlighter that is designed as a practical light-equivalent replacement for a 70W CDMT (ceramic discharge metal-halide lamp) fitting. With a system power consumption of around 30-35W, this product consumes less than half the power of the CDMT lamp. It has a high colour rendering index of 85 (typical). Available with various options of beam angles, the product is able to form a sharp spot for well-defined illumination. Several colour temperature (CCT) options (such as 3000K, 4000K and 6500K) are available. Other advantages include instant start-on, no infrared or radiated heat output, shock-proof and solid-state construction.

For further details: Ph: +91-33-2210-2039, info@binayLED.com, www.binayLED.com

 

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LED drivers for CV and CC lights

In November 2013, GlacialPower launched two LED drivers for constant voltage (CV) and constant current (CC) LED lights—GP-RS26P and GP-RS35P, which are available in several options ranging from 9V DC to 57V DC. The drivers are also available with a 3-in-1 dimming (1-10V/PWM/resistor) function. Both the drivers are ideal for any indoor LED lighting solution, as the robust IP67-approved plastic housing protects the drivers from dust or water damage such as rusting. In addition, the double insulated wiring design ensures that if the wire is externally pulled, the strain relief bushing to the circuit board will not be exposed, preventing possible electricity leakage. GP-RS26P LED drivers deliver up to 25.2 W, while GP-RS35P LED drivers give up to 36 W of power.

For further details: +88622244-1227, sales@GlacialTech.com, www.GlacialPower.com

 

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LED slim panel downlight

GSR Infocom launched an LED slim panel downlight. This product uses an SMD power LED as the light source and can discharge heat rapidly into the atmosphere. This technology can help to lower the temperature of the spot light, reduce the deterioration of the LED, and improve the lifetime of the lamps (life span >40,000 hours). Its features include ultra-thin design conception with just 14mm thickness; it saves energy up to 50-70 per cent, has a high efficiency heat protection system and is driven by a constant current power supply with input AC90V to 265V. Other features are an instant start, no flickering, no humming, green environment protection and no RF interference. The company claims that the product has the highest lumens amongst other similar products available in the market.

For further details: Ph: +91-9811039262, info@gsrinfocom.com, http://www.indiamart.com/gsrinfocom/

 

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Coming Event & General Information

Electronics For You Expo 2014

Date     :   20-22 February, 2014

Venue  :   Pragati Maidan, New Delhi

Contact 

 

Mr. Arun Singh

     Electronics For You

     D-87/1, Okhla Industrial Area, Phase-I

     New Delhi – 110 020

     Tel : 011-26810601/2/3

     Fax : 011-26817563

     E-mail : efyenq@efyindia.com

     Website : www.efyexpo.com

 

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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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International Conference on Energy Efficient LED Lighting and Solar PhotoVoltaic Systems
Date    :  27-29 March 2014

Venue :   Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur

Contact : Dr R.S. Anand - Principal Research Engineer      
          
 Department of Electrical Engineering,    
           Indian Institute of Technology,  Kanpur UP 208016 India

            Phone: +91-512-2597102(O), 2597832(Lab) 2598772(R),   9935602048

            E-mail : rsanand@iitk.ac.in

            Fax: +91-512-2590063 (EE Office)

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GLOBAL BUSINESS TRADE SHOW

Date  : 5 – 7 April 2014

Venue  : Nairobi, Kenya

Contact : MIG Media Neurons Ltd.

            A 402-403, Shapath Hexa, SG Highway

           Ahmedabad

           Tel : 91 9909903135

           E-mail : admin@MadeInGujrat.com

           Website ; www.MadeInGujarat.com

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Korea Sourcing Fair: Electronics & Components AsiaWorld-Expo • Hong Kong April 12-15, 2014

 

Global Sources
c/o Media Data Systems Pte. Ltd.
Raffles City P.O.Box 0203
Singapore 911707
Tel: (65) 6547-2800
Fax: (65) 6547-2888

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NEPCO China 2014

 

Date : 23-25, April 2014

Venue : World EXPO Exhibition & Convention Centre, Shanghai

Contact : Tim Weang, Reed Exhibitions Shanghai Branch

Tel : +86 21 2231 7016

Fax : +86 21 2231 7016

E-mail : tim.wang@reedexpo.com.cn

 

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The Indian Electrical & Electronics Fair

 

Date :  16 – 18 May 2014,

Venue : Sri Lanka Exhibition & Convention Centre, Colombo

Organized by Pico Sri Lanka

Pico Sri Lanka

12, D.R. Wijewardene Mawatha

Colombo 10, Sri Lanka

Tel :   +94 11 2343239-40  Mobile : +94 779 867272

Email :    kaushik.pico@gmail.com  

Website : www.pico.lk, www.pico.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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IPC APEX India

Date :  19 – 22 May 2014,

Venue : KTPO, Bangalore

Organized by IPC Technology Consulting Pvt Ltd

# 238/34, 1st  floor

32nd  Cross, 7th  Block, Jayanagar,

Bangalore – 560070

Telephone: +91 (0) 80 2653 2211,

Fax: +91 (0) 80 2653 2212 Email : IPCAPEXIndia@ipc.org  

Website : www.ipcapexindia.in

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International Police Expo 2014

 

Dates   :   July 19-20, 2014

Venue  :   New Delhi, India

Contact :  Nexgen Exhibitions Pvt. Ltd

Tel # +91-11- 41536990/45505518 / Fax # + 91-11-4563-6990

E Mail :   info@internationalpoliceexpo.com

Website : www.nexgenexhibitions.com

 

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SRI LANKA INTERNATIONAL MANUFACTURING EXPO

Date :  August 14-16, 2014

Venue : BMICH, Colombo

Contact ; Enterprising Fairs (India) Pvt.Ltd.

New No.116, Old No.81

Manickam Lane, Mount Road

Guindy, Chennai

Tel  : 91 44 22501985

 

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NEPCON South China 2014

 

Date :  26-28, August 2014

Venue : Shenzhen Convention & Exhibition Center, China

Contact : Tim Wang

Tel : +86 21 2231 7016

E-mail: tim.wang@reedexpo.com.cn

Website : www.nepconchina.com

 

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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

Publication

Research Paper on Strategic Electronics Sector – August 2012

A Study Report on “ Test and Certification facilities for Defence Related Components and Products in India Strategic Electronics” was released jointly by Dr Ajay Kumar, IAS, Jt Secretary, Dept. of Electronics & IT, Govt. of India & by Shri MN Vidyashankar, IAS, Principal Secretary, Commerce & Industries, Karnataka.  The research paper gives a composite overview of Qualification testing, Environmental Testing, EMI/EMC test facilities in India . It also delves in to the types of test, economics, challenges and recommendations and the perspectives of SME’s.

 

The paper has been authored by has been authored by Shri Vidhagiri Gopalakrishanan, who is currently a consultant for CABS  ( A 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.2,000/-

Foreign Sales

US$ 200


 

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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


To obtain 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.

 

We are doing a special promotion for the Research Reports on Strategic Electronics for ELCINA Members (25 % Early Bird Discount). This is a limited period offer, valid till stocks last.  

  • If you buy the Research Paper on Strategic Electronics 2013 – It is available for Rs 1500/-

  • If you buy the Research report on Strategic Electronics 2012 – It is available for Rs   750/-

  • If you buy both Research reports on Strategic Electronics (2012 & 2013 Combo Offer) – It is available for Rs 2000/- only.

When ordering please confirm that the Early Bird Discount promotion is available at the time of placing the order.

 

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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 2013 was released on 22nd February 2013 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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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 Statistical Process Control (SPC)

6th February, 2014

ELCINA House, New Delhi

2. Managing Well – Why do Companies & Projects Fails?

25th & 26th February, 2014

ELCINA House, New Delhi

 

For 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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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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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 Directory of Indian Electronics Industry - 2013
with interactive CD version

 

 

The price for the hard copy +CD is INR 1000/ USD 100

 

(including postage*

 

ELCINA Electronics Outlook

 

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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 cotopmpanies

 

ELCINA Conference Facility

 

(a) Auditorium

Hotline Mukesh Aggarwal Auditorium is ideal for holding Conferences / Seminars / Workshops or any Corporate programs

(b) Board Room

ELCINA Board Room is suitable for for senior executive and board meetings. The Board Room can accommodate 15 persons on the main table with a supplementary seating for 10 persons

(c) Conference Room

Conference Room can accommodate 25 persons in Class room seating style. This room is ideal for training sessions & corporate meetings with complete audio visual facilities . Seating arrangement is flexible and can be arranged as per the requirement.

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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.

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All Payments through local Cheque/Draft favoring

'ELCINA Electronic Industries Association of India'

payable in New Delhi.
For enquiries, call Mr. V.K. Vadhwa,
ELCINA HOUSE, 422 Okhla Indl. Estate, New Delhi - 110 020.
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