VOL XIII, ISSUE 4

31 May 2013

 

SECTION I

Policy Scan

Govt. policy, business procedures & regulations

Format of ANF 3F (for Incremental Export Incentivisation Scheme)

Notifications

SECTION II

Industry Scan

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General

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IT & Services

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Telecom

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Consumer Electronics

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Solar Energy

SECTION III

Business Opportunities/Enquiries/

Meetings

Prime Ministers of India and Japan urge promotion of Electronics Sector

Meeting of Working Group on ESDM

Shri Satyanarayana, Secretary DeitY reviews on Compliance on Standards

Electronics e-Newsletter in Japanese Language

Status of MSIPS Applications

Updated list of Brownfield Electronic Manufacturing Clusters

Nodal Officer for Electronic Manufacturing Cluster Scheme Nominated

Govt. of Goa declares Mobile Phones & Tablets as Goods of Special Importance

SECTION IV

Coming Events & General Information

Automotive Engineering Show 2013

NEPCON Malaysia 2013

I Card Today

India AIDC Show Hyderabad

Printed Electronics Asia 2013

Pro Sound & Light Expo

Indian Electrical & Electronics Fair 2013

IPCA Expo 

Indian Trade Fair Dubai

Electronica India and Productronica India 

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

EMMA Expo India 

EMO Hannover 2013

India International Security Expo 

Electri Expo 

Korea Sourcing Fair: Electronics & Components

Electronic Asia 2013

SmartCards Expo 

Home Electronics Show 2013

EP / EPA China 2013

Productronica  2013

Date :       11 - 14  November  2013. Venue :     Munich, Germany

Productonica Munich, Germany

Electronica Productonica China 2014

Productronica  2014

SECTION V

ELCINA Events, Activities & Services

ELCINA Promoted Electronics Manufacturing Clusters in India

Research Paper on Strategic Electronics Sector – July 2012

ELCOMOS REPORT

ELCINA Directory for 2013

Conference Facility at ELCINA House

Forthcoming ELCINA-CKM Programmes 

OSRAM PRODUCT DISPLAY CENTRE at ELCINA HOUSE

General

Electronic Goods to have BIS safety standards by July

India bets on new markets to lift exports

GST rollout after next govt. comes to power, says PM

Indo-Japan business cooperation expanding

Commerce ministry team to visit China to discuss trade deficit

Chinese experts warn India’s trade deficit set to increase

US stimulus to stay

Huge trade deficit with China India’s own making

EU blames China’s Huawei, ZTE for trade violations

Commerce Minister invites investment from Japan in Electronics

China in innovation challenge to Europe

Govt. realizes importance of manufacturing

Loans to exporters to be treated as priority sector

Germany ekes out growth, France slides to recession

 IT & Services

Tablets set to overtake PCs this year

PC shipments rise 7.5% in Jan-Mar: IDC

Net telephony providers to set up servers in India

Indian firms hope to cash in on Japan IT services market

Telecom

Motorola plans to launch a new smart phone

Telecom Minister asks states to frame policy for boosting electronics manufacturing

Telecom subscriber base up marginally in March

DoT policymakers trying to get a fix on 5G potential

Telecom standards body being set up on security concerns

Samsung launching Galaxy Mega Series

DoT Panel says small Cos.  Be allowed to take single permit:

Samsung launches Galaxy Grand Quattro

Law min to vet norms for unified telecom license

Cheaper Windows phone from Nokia

Panasonic set to launch Smart phones in India

EU to probe Chinese mobile telecommunication firms

Consumer Electronics

Sony mulls spinoff:

Rivals’ TV misstep opens up opportunities for Sony:

Sony, Panasonic upbeat on India

Solar Energy

Policy Scan Govt. Policy, Business Procedures & Regulations

Format of ANF 3F (for Incremental Export Incentivisation Scheme)

DGFT has issued Public Notice No.13 (RE 2013)/2009-14 dated 17th May 2013 on the above subject.  ANF 3F for claiming benefit of Incremental Export Incentivisation Scheme has been notified. 

Annexure to the above Public Notice includes ANF 3F – for Incremental Export Incentivisation Scheme applications for exports during 1st Jan – 31st March 2013 vis-à-vis 1st Jan – 31st March 2012. 

It may be noted that export shipments from all EDI ports can be filed in one application while for export shipments from each Non-EDI ports, separate application is required to be filed.  Such applications have to be filed in same RA.

 

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Notifications

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Industry Scan

General

Electronic Goods to have BIS safety standards by July (15 product categories need to carry self declaration on safety after being tested at BIS laboratories)

By July, 15 categories of electronic and IT products would be barred from selling in the Indian market if they fail to meet the safety standards set by the Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS). This will apply to both goods manufactured in the country as well as imported goods. The product list includes laptops, tablets, notebooks, plasma/LCD/ LED televisions, optical disc players, set top boxes, microwave ovens, scanners and printers among others.  

“Department of Electronics and Information Technology brought out this notification in the wake of substandard electronic products — mostly from China — flooding the Indian market,” said a senior BIS official.  

Poor quality products are causing health issues and there are safety concerns as well, the official said. Of late, there have been several complaints against sub-standard products that are causing hazardous accidents. BIS has designed a new set of ‘Indian Standards (IS)’ that enlists norms for consumers’ safety and health. This standard is different from the usual ISI marks BIS has for several products.  

“No person shall by himself or through any person on his behalf manufacture or store for sale, import, sell or distribute goods, which do not conform to the specified standard and do not bear the words ‘self declaration’ – conforming to IS (relevant Indian Standards) on such goods after obtaining registration from the bureau,” said the BIS notification to all electronic and IT goods manufacturers.  

Manufacturers would need to get a sample of these fifteen products tested at BIS accredited labs and get a safety clearance certificate. “Products would bear a self declaration from the company that they meet the safety criteria set by BIS,” said the official.  

Notified in October, the last date for the manufacturers to get the clearance was April 3. This has now been extended to July due to reluctance from importers. “Till now, we have received 20 applications and 100 test reports. We are expecting over 10,000 applications from manufacturers and importers selling these products in the Indian market,” said the official dealing with this matter. 

Once enforced, BIS would also inspect the market and manufacturing units and seize goods, which do not have safety clearance. It has also made arrangements to seize such imports at the customs level. 

(ET, May 31, 2013)

 

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India bets on new markets to lift exports

Arising from uncertainties in Europe and the US, the government is looking to tap immediate neighbours including Pakistan and Bangladesh to boost trade. 

Pakistan, which has just seen a change of guard with the Nawaz Sharif government back in power, is set to grant India the Most Favoured Nation (MFN) status in the next three months, official sources said. 

“With the new government in Pakistan, things are looking brighter and trade is likely to take off as well… this is critical as we need absolutely new markets to put things in order here,” a senior government official said. 

Bilateral trade between the two stood below $3 billion between April 2012 and March 2013.  While Pakistan’s Exports to India grew 28%, Indian exports to India grew 28%, Indian exports to Pakistan also rose 19%.  Trade between the two could touch $6 billion by 2015 if they decide  to co-operate.

(HT, May 31, 2013)

 

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GST rollout after next govt. comes to power, says PM

 

The past six months might have seen a series of positive developments around the Goods  and Services Tax (GST), but its implementation will happen only after a new government  comes to power after elections in April next year. 

Prime Minister Manmohan Singh said in Tokyo on his recent visit to Japan that there were difficulties in getting states to surrender their power to  tax, and for GST to happen,  a constitutional amendment was required.   “We will have elections in April 2014… I think there will be a strong effort by whichever government is in power that time to move towards the GST”.  The implementation was inevitable as there was a general agreement among professionals and all shades of opinion agreed that India needed GST to help its growth story, he added. 

GST, a tax reform that seeks to create one common market for all goods and services in India, has been long delayed due to differences between the centre and states over its design and issue of central sales tax compensation. 

(BS, May 29, 2013)

 

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Indo-Japan business cooperation expanding

The large youth population of India is a crucial element which will work in synergy with Japan’s cutting-edge manufacturing technology says the Ambassador of Japan to India, Takeshi Yagi.  Japanese investments will bring into India not only capital but also technology to further boost  and transform  the Indian economy.  With infusion of Japanese technology, I am sure India can become a manufacturing hub of the world. 

Japan will also benefit from the vitality and talents of the Indian youth.  However, in order to realize the potential of the youth, we need to train and develop their skills.  Japanese government and corporations can help a lot in this area, says Mr. Takeshi Yagi.  

Japan-India business cooperation has been steadily expanding into new areas, including telecommunication, pharmaceuticals, household utensils, food processing, insurance and finance.  We believe that a robust Japan-India business relationship in quality and quantity will become the backbone of Japan-India strategic partnership. 

The Ambassador of India to Japan, Deepa Gopalan Wadhwa, shares her views on the strengthening of diplomatic, trade and economic relations between India and Japan.  Over the years, India-Japan relations have enjoyed bipartisan political support, cutting across party lines in both countries.  As two pre-eminent democracies of Asia, our two countries have converging political, strategic and economic interests, Japanese PM Abe has a strong focus on the economic revival of Japan and India emerges as a natural partner, given the complementarities of our two economies.  

According to the Indian Ambassador, the last few years have seen a marked growth in Japanese-affiliated companies operating in India.  Despite the fact that  Japanese FDI inflow into India presently accounts for just 2% of its aggregate outward FDI, there is significantly increasing interest in India’s domestic market and for making India a production hub for global markets following on the successful  examples of Maruti-Suzuki and other automobile related companies in India.

(ET, May 27, 2013)

 

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Commerce ministry team to visit China to discuss trade deficit

 

A high-powered Indian Commerce Ministry delegation would visit Bejing for talks with Chinese officials to discuss initiatives to broaden market access for Indian products in China and address India’s concerns over the ballooning trade deficit.  Days after Premier Li Keqiang’s visit, Commerce Secretary S R Rao along with Additional Secretaries Rajiv Kher and J S Deepak would arrive in Beijing on a four-day visit to take part in the Global Services Forum being organized by UNCTADS, the UN trade agency and the prestigious China International Trade Fair for Tirade and Services.  The meetings would take place in the immediate backdrop of Li’s visit to India recently where he said China understands India’s concerns over the trade deficit which ballooned to $28.87 billion in 2012 from $9.38 billion in 2007 and promised steps to facilitate market access to Indian products.

(BS, May 26, 2013)

 

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Chinese experts warn India’s trade deficit set to increase

 

Top leadership might be talking about addressing the bilateral trade deficit issue between India and China, but experts in Beijing have warned that the imbalance is set to increase amid failing trade between the two countries. 

 

According to the data released by China’s General Administration of Customs, in the first four months of the year, China-India trade declined 6.2% year-on-year. 

 

“Chinese exports increased 3.6% and imports decreased 24%, yielding a trade surplus of $8.83 billion, according to General Administration of Customs,” a state-run China Daily reported. 

 

The report added that in 2012, bilateral trade dropped 10.1% and China’s exports went down 5.7% while its imports plunged 19.6%, leaving a trade surplus of $28.87 billion, compared with $20.08 billion in 2010. 

 

The warning from China expert s came even as state-run Agencies continued its paean on China-India common goals and cooperative partnership. 

 

“India’s trade deficit with China is expanding.  In the short term, that’s hard to resolve.  The imbalance is mainly because India has limited exports to China, while Chinese manufactured goods have a competitive advantage in the Indian market,” Liu Xiaoxue, a researcher on South Asian studies at the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, told a China Daily. 

(HT, May 23, 2013)

 

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US stimulus to stay

 

FED chairman Ben Bernanke told Congress the US job market remained weak and it was too soon to end its stimulus programmes.  Reducing the efforts to keep borrowing rates low would “carry a substantial risk of slowing or ending the economic recovery.”

(FE, May 23, 2013)

 

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Huge trade deficit with China India’s own making

 

China and India have agreed on a road map to reach a ‘dynamic balance’ in trade between the two countries, China’s premier Li Keqiang says, following New Delhi’s complaints about the size of the trade deficit with its neighbor.

 

The two countries have signed three deals to step up exports to the Dragon country as part of efforts to address the huge trade imbalance.  India’s trade deficit with China has widened to over $40 billion in 2012-13 from about a billion dollar at the beginning of the decade.  The problem, say experts, is not so much India’s exports, but massive imports from China of even those things that India can easily manufacture.

 

If we look at the import basket from China, which is largely electronic goods, increasing manufacturing in India is one way to address the trade imbalance.  We have national manufacturing policy in place.  India can leverage on the China’s falling competitiveness in labor.  However, India needs to invest in technology to get the economies of scale that China enjoys. 

(ET, May 21, 2013)

 

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EU blames China’s Huawei, ZTE for trade violations

 

Europe’s top trade official for the first time officially cited Chinese Mobile Telecommunications equipment makers Huawei and ZTE Corp for violating anti-dumping and anti-subsidy guidelines.

 

 European Union Trade Commissioner Karel De Gucht said he was prepared to launch a formal investigation into anti-competitive behaviors by these Chinese companies in order to protect a “strategic” sector of Europe’s economy.

 

“Huawei and ZTE are dumping their products on the European market,” De Gucht told Reuters in an exclusive interview before engaging with U.S. businesses as part of his preparations for negotiating a Transatlantic free trade pact with the United States 

(BS, May 19, 2013)

 

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Commerce Minister invites investment from Japan in Electronics

 

India has sought investment from Japan in sectors like infrastructure and electronic hardware to enhance trade relations between the countries.

 

Commerce and Industry Minister Anand Sharma, who was in Tokyo for Indian Investment Roundtable meeting, asked the Japanese businessmen to explore business opportunities in India.

 

“Sharma invited leading Japanese companies to invest in India and become partner in the growth story for mutual benefit,” CII said in a statement.  The roundtable meeting was organized by the ministry and CII.

(BS, May 18, 2013)

 

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China in innovation challenge to Europe

 

Europe’s business leaders fear its industry will fall behind China in technological innovation within a decade as the economic crisis undermines one of the continent’s competitive advantages.

 

More than two-thirds of business leaders surveyed by Accenture, the consultancy, on behalf of Business Europe, the business lobby group, said China would reach or pull ahead of Europe in innovation by 2023.

 

Some Chinese Companies such as Huawei, the telecoms equipment maker, are drawing level in innovation capability and gaining share in Europe.  Some 61 per cent of those surveyed said they feared Europe would struggle to recover from its economic crisis for at least three years.

 (FE, May 17, 2013)

 

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Govt. realizes importance of manufacturing

 

The country needs to boost its manufacturing sector to bridge the ballooning current account deficit (CAD) and trade imbalance says a top government official.  There is lot of talk about CAD and trade deficit.  If you have to address the concerns of CAD and trade deficit, there is no option but to go for manufacturing.” Secretary in the Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion (DIPP), Saurabh Chandra, said at a FICCI function.  He said that there are countries which have trade surpluses equal to India’s trade deficit.  Among the top five countries which have trade surpluses, there are manufacturing power houses - Germany, China and Japan.  The remaining two are oil rich nations,” he said.  India’s trade deficit has touched an all-time high of USD 191 billion during the last fiscal.  India’s CAD deficit touched a record high of 6.7% of GDP in the October-December quarter.

 (ET, May 17, 2013)

 

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Loans to exporters to be treated as priority sector (Finmin backs RBI suggestion to give a boost to export sector)

In a boost for the struggling export sector that has been demanding access to cheaper credit, the finance ministry has decided to back an RBI panel’s suggestion that all loans to exporters be treated as priority sector lending.

 

The finance ministry will shortly send its comments to the RBI supporting all recommendations of the panel to ensure that exporters get easier access t credit at lower rates to improve their global competitiveness, a senior ministry official told FE.

 

An RBI technical committee had suggested in its report last month that export credit should be included in the priority sector lending for all commercial banks for 3-5 years subject to periodic review. 

(FE, May 17, 2013)

 

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Germany ekes out growth, France slides to recession

 

Germany’s economy crept back into growth in the first quarter of the year, after a sharp contraction at the end of 2012, while France slipped into recession shows data.

 

Germany grew by just 0.1% on the quarter, weaker than expected as a harsh winter prevented a stronger rebound.

 

“The German economy is only slowly picking up steam,” the Statistics Office said in a statement.  France entered shallow recession after contracting by 0.2% in the first three months of the year, as it did in the last Quarter of 2012, the INSEE statistics agency said. 

(HT, May 16, 2013)

 

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IT & Services

Tablets set to overtake PCs this year

Global personal computer shipments face a deeper-than-expected 7.8% slump this year as tablets overtake laptops for the first time, a report by market research company IDC has found. 

The firm previously had forecast a 1.3% decline in PC shipments for 2013 but has said in a report that consumers content with tablet is continuing to hold off replacing ageing laptops and desktop computers.  By 2015, tablets will outstrip not just laptops, but all PCs, according to IDC. 

Driven by growth in inexpensive devices running Google’s Android platform, worldwide tablet shipments will expand 58.7% this year, while average selling prices for the devices will fall 10.8% to $381, IDC said. 

PC shipments are expected to fall an additional 1.2% next year. 

(HT, May 30, 2013)

 

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PC shipments rise 7.5% in Jan-Mar: IDC

India PC shipments rose by 7.5% to 2,.71 million units in the first quarter of 2013 compared to the previous quarter, says Research Firm International Data corporation (IDC).

(HT, May 21, 2013)

 

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Net telephony providers to set up servers in India

India may ask all firms offering internet telephony, including popular online phone service provider Skype, to set up servers in the country if they want to continue offering this facility here.  The move is aimed at allowing law enforcement and security agencies get access to newer firms of communications that cannot be tracked by traditional monitoring systems. 

The Centre has also decided to ask internet service providers and mobile phone companies to ‘segregate Internet Protocol (IP) addresses on a state basis, a step that will allow the government to block social networking sites or any other websites and even internet telephony on select states of regions in the country. 

C-DOT has started installing indigenously developed monitoring solutions on the networks of ISPs and telcos. 

(ET, May 20, 2013)

 

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Indian firms hope to cash in on Japan IT services market

Japan’s $200 billion IT services market is now offering renewed hope for Indian companies as the country tries to jumpstart its economy and as more Japanese firms look to expand globally. 

The road to recovery, coming after the tsunami crisis of 2011 which crippled the country, could potentially see an increase in IT spend, including outbound investments where Indian companies stand a good chance  because of their global presence, say industry experts. 

The Asian powerhouse is the world’s second largest IT services market after the US  but the top India IT exporters earn less than 2% of their revenues from the country, thanks to an insular market structure dominated by domestic conglomerates and cultural and language hurdles. 

(FE, May 20, 2013)

 

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 Telecom

Motorola plans to launch a new smart phone

Motorola plans to launch a new made-in-the-US smart phone, says CEO Dennis Woodside Wednesday, confirming speculation the one-dominant cell phone maker intends to make a come-back in the hotly competitive mobile market.  The new phone, called the Moto X, would benefit from Motorola’s expertise in managing ultra-low power sensors – such as  in accelerometers and gyroscopes – that can sense usage contexts and power down certain components when not required thereby conserving power. 

(HT, May 31, 2013)

 

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Telecom Minister asks states to frame policy for boosting electronics manufacturing

To facilitate investment in the electronics manufacturing segment, Telecom and IT Minister Kapil Sibal has asked the States to frame policy.  “We are looking to attract investment of around Rs.20,000 crore in the electronics sector this year.  I want state governments to have their own manufacturing policy in tandem with central government.  I am surprised that till now only four states have their electronic policy,” Sibal said in a meeting attended by state ministers and top bureaucrats.  Till date only Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh, West Bengal and Madhya Pradesh have announced their electronics policy. 

(FE, May 30, 2013)

 

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Telecom subscriber base up marginally in March

Telecom operators added six million new customers in March, taking the country’s telecom subscriber base to 898.02 million, said the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India.

(BS, May 30, 2013)

 

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DoT policymakers trying to get a fix on 5G potential

Even as telecom industry watchers look to Reliance Industries’ telecom arm to drive 4G adoption in India, policymakers in the telecom department (DoT) are talking 5G, a technology still at an embryonic stage worldwide but touted to be several 100 times faster than 4G networks. 

At such unbridled data transmission speeds, experts claim it will be possible to download a 4GB DVD quality video in 30 seconds. 

Senior DoT officials recently participated in a global telecom conclave in South Korea to get a fix on the business potential of commercializing ultra high-end spectrum bands above 6GHz (13 GHz, 18 GHz and 27 GHz bands) to transmit data at 5G speeds, according to documents reviewed by ET.  “In terms of relevance of the discussions on wireless broadband to India , many countries like South Korea are exploring spectrum bands like 13 GHz, 18 GHz and 27 GHz for 5G technology,” says Rita Teaotia, additional secretary (telecom) in DoT, in an internal note 

Ms.Teaotia represented India at the 17tyh meeting of the Global Standards Collaboration earlier this month, where top telecom policy makers deliberated on emerging international communication technology standards.  The event was organized by South Korea’s Telecom Technology Association (TTA). 

Though there is no globally agreed 5G standard yet, South Korea has a head start in evolving 5G mobile systems, which will be capable of transmitting data at speeds In excess of a 1000 megabits per second (Mbps).

(ET, May 30, 2013)

 

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Telecom standards body being set up on security concerns

A first-of-its-kind agency to frame telecom standards for domestic telecom gear manufacturing and research is coming up soon.  Christened the Telecommunications Standards Development Society, India or TSDSI, it will work with the department of telecom and in sync with the goals and security concerns of the National telecom Policy 2012, according to documents reviewed by ET. 

TSDSI is being constituted at a time the home ministry plans to unveil regulations to screen imported electronics, IT and telecom, gear classified as security sensitive in its bid to protect India’s information infrastructure. 

The agency will focus on developing standards for telecom products and electronics with “an emphasis on rural telecom technology, green technology and network security,” says the memorandum of association of TSDSI. 

(ET, May 29, 2013)

 

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Samsung launching Galaxy Mega Series

Widening its portfolio of smart phones, Korean electronic major Samsung has launched Samsung Galaxy Mega.  It comes with a 5.8 and 6.3 inch display and is priced at Rs.25,100 and Rs.31,490, respectively. 

(HT, May 29, 2013)

 

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DoT Panel says small Cos.  Be allowed to take single permit

The Telecom Department (DoT) panel tasked with fine tuning the proposed Unified License has proposed that smaller companies be allowed to take a single permit, even if they have lower net worth and capital requirement, than what is mandated, as these firms don’t ofer the complete range of communication services.  The panel said the ‘cafeteria approach’ of pay-as-you-eat, must be adopted to ensure that current firms that offers a range of services survive, as these companies are important for ‘sustaining  and enhancing the level of competition in important and niche segments in telecom services’. 

“The Unified License should offer the flexibility to opt for one, more than one, of all the existing services can be authorized subsequently as per request of the licensee,” the panel’s report said.  The DoT panel further said the validity of the license shall remain 20 years from the date of the first authorization of the permit. “This would imply that services added at a later date would be delivered only for the remaining period, without rebate on entry fee…..,” the report said, while adding that a company should be restricted to a single Unified License. 

The panel has also said that the current rules that prevent mobile phone companies from acquiring more than a 10% in each other, if they operate in the same region, must be retained.  But, unlike the existing scenario, this rule will apply if both telecom companies have spectrum in the circle or region. 

The DoT panel has endorsed the move to do away with the rules that mandated a minimum net work of Rs.100 crore for providing IPTV services. 

(ET, May 28, 2013)

 

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Samsung launches Galaxy Grand Quattro

Aimed at maintaining its leadership position  in the smart phone segment in India, Korean handset maker Samsung Electronics has announced the launch of its Galaxy  Grand Quattro, priced at Rs.17,290/-. 

With a 4.7 inch display, the dual-SIM handset is powered by 1.2 GHz quad-core processor, has Android 4.1.2 (Jelly Bean) operating system and a five megapixel camera.  It comes with an internal memory of 8GB. 

“Following the success of the Galaxy Grand introduced in January this year, we are confident that the Galaxy Grand Quattro will meet the needs of consumers looking for the ‘Grand’ experience in a slightly smaller display,” Samsung Mobile Country Head Vineet Taneja said in a statement   

(BS, May 21, 2013)

 

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Law min to vet norms for unified telecom license

 

The final norms for telecom unified licenses (UL) regime will be sent to the law ministry within a week for vetting and approval, said a department of telecommunications official.

 

The new license, which will form the crux of the new telecom policy 2011, has proposed to merge all licenses – mobile, landline, internet service and long distance – into one Unified License (UL).  However, the spectrum will be delinked from the license and all companies will compulsorily need to migrate to the UL Regime when it gets notified, 

(FE, May 18, 2013)

 

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Cheaper Windows phone from Nokia

 

Finnish mobile phone manufacturer Nokia, under pressure to drum up smart phone volumes in key markets such as India, is exploring cheaper Windows phones to spur sales.  The Lumia 520, its lowest priced Windows smart phone at present, costs a little below Rs.10,000 in India.

 

“We are constantly exploring how we can bring Windows phones to customers at lower price points in the Lumia range,” said Vesa Jutila, global product marketing head, smart devices, Nokia. 

(HT, May 18, 2013)  

 

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Panasonic set to launch Smart phones in India

 

Consumer Electronics maker Panasonic has launched its first smart phone marking its re-entry into the Rs.31,000 crores Indian handset market after being absent for more than half a decade.

 

The Japanese Company is learnt to have partnered with Delhi-based Jaina Group for marketing, distribution and customer support of its smart phones in India. 

(ET, May 16, 2013)  

 

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EU to probe Chinese mobile telecommunication firms

 

The European Commission has decided to launch an anti-dumping and anti-subsidy investigation into mobile telecommunication networks and equipments imported from China, an official statement said on Wednesday. 

(HT, May 16, 2013)

 

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Consumer Electronics

Sony mulls spinoff

 

Sony Corp cut its sales targets for digital cameras, smart phones and tablets by 13-17% for the year to end March 2015, but said there were “encouraging” signs of revival in its electronics business. 

(HT, May 23, 2013)

 

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Rivals’ TV misstep opens up opportunities for Sony

 

Samsung Electronics and LG Electronics are reworking their strategies for high-end TVs after spending billions of dollars on a new display technology that’s behind schedule and costs almost $10,000 a set.

 

The misstep by the Koreans has created an opening for Sony, Sharp and Chinese maker Skyworth Digital Holdings.  Those companies are introducing TV using conventional liquid-crystal displays that offer resolutions rivaling the new technology for about half the price.  The world’s two biggest television makers have struggled to profitably manufacturing sets with organic light-emitting diodes, which have a brighter and sharper picture than the LCDs used in most TVs.  Though both companies said they would mass-market OLED TVs last year, LG’s first model, priced at 11 million won ($9,900), hit stores in South Korea in January and Samsung still isn’t selling one.

 

Samsung and LG are now pivoting, with plans to boost output of LCD sets to maintain their dominance of the industry.  Sony, meanwhile, is seeking to capture a greater share of the market for ultra-high definition TVs – forecast to rise sevenfold by 2015 – by expanding its range of LCD sets.

(FE, May 23, 2013)

 

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Sony, Panasonic upbeat on India

 

Unlike their struggles elsewhere, Japanese majors Sony and Panasonic show no sign of fatigue in India, as consumers continue to lap up their products here.  The Osaka-headquartered Panasonic, which makes the Viera brand of TVs and the Econavi line of ACs, will continue investing at least Rs.300 crores on a yearly average in India till 2015 as it aims to launch products and take up share in key product categories.

 

 The company has launched its first smart phone in India for Rs.26,900 saying it aimed to capture eight per cent of the market in a year.

 

Sony, which recently consolidated its mobile phone business with the company that markets its Vaio laptops, Bravia TVs and cyber-shot cameras in India, has said it would triple its investment to Rs.300 crore in mobile phones this financial year.  It is seeking a foothold in the burgeoning smart phone market, dominated by Samsung, Apple, LG and HTC. 

(BS, May 17, 2013)   

 

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Prime Ministers of India and Japan urge promotion of Electronics Sector

 

On the occasion of visit of Shri Manmohan Singh, Hon'ble Prime Minister of India to Japan, to strengthen the strategicand global partnership between the two countries, a joint statement issued underscores the need for enhancing business tie-ups in the electronics system design and manufacturing sectors. Relevant extracts of the joint statement are reproduced

 

"The two Prime Ministers welcomed the progress made so far in information and communications technology (ICT) and electronics sectors, including Ministerial level interaction resulting in creation of Japan Help Desk for facilitating cooperation in Electronic system Design and Manufacturing. They shared the common view to further enhance business tie-ups in private sectors and cooperation in cyber security as well as promotion of joint research and development (R&D) and bilateral cooperation in international standardization in the information and communications technology. Prime Minister Singh expressed hope to further enhance opportunities for Japanese industries in Electronic System Design and Manufacturing and Telecommunications in India and business opportunities for Indian ICT companies in Japan. "

 

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Meeting of Working Group on ESDM

 

A Working Group on development of R&D and IP in electronics was formed at DeitY vide order dated Sept. 28, 2012. A copy of the order is available at www.deity.gov.in/esdm. The first meeting of the Working group was held on May 9, 2013, under the Chairmanship of Sh. M. Madhavan Nambiar, IAS (Retd.) & Chairman, C-DOT. Sh. Ajai Chowdhry, Former Chairman, HCL Infosystems, Dr. Ajay Kumar, Joint Secretary, DeitY, Dr. M.J. Zarabi, Former CMD, SCL, Dr. Debashish Dutta, GC (R&D in Electronics), DeitY, Prof. Dhrubes Biswas, IIT Kharagpur, Prof. Rajat Moona, DG-CDAC, Dr. G.V Ramaraju, GC, DeitY, Sh. Pankaj Mahindroo, National President, ICA, Sh. Asif Khan (Director), CEAMA, Sh. B.V. Naidu, Chairman & MD, Sagitaur, Dr. Madhusudan Atre, Country Head AMD, Sh. Rajiv Jain, IESA, Sh. P.V.G Menon, President, ISA, Sh. Rajoo Goel, Secretary General, ELCINA, Prof. Deepak Gupta, IIT Kanpur, Sh. R.K Pathak, DDG (IP), DOT, Sh. Neeraj Sinha, Scientist, Office of PSA, Sh. Rajneesh Agarwal Director, DeitY and Sh. Pravin Gondane, Sr. Consultant, DeitY were present.

 

The main agenda discussed in the meeting was to develop a model for providing assistance to R&D projects, taken up in collaboration with industry, for development of various electronic products, including those recommended by CAREL. A model prepared in this regard by Indian Electronics and Semiconductor Association (IESA) was presented by Dr. Madhusudan Atre of AMD. After detailed discussions, it was decided to constitute a Committee comprising of Sh. Pankaj Mahendroo, President Indian Cellular Association (ICA), Sh. Debashish Dutta, Dr. Ramaraju, both GCs, DeitY Sh. B.V. Naidu and Dr. Zarabi to suggest a model and to work with industry to come up with a concrete proposal for support by Government.

 

All stakeholders are welcome to provide suggestions regarding a good model for taking up projects under the Working group. Please send your suggestions to Shri Rajneesh Agrawal, Director, DeitY (Email: ragarwal@mit.gov.in)

 

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Shri Satyanarayana, Secretary DeitY reviews on Compliance on Standards

 

A meeting was held under the Chairmanship of Shri J.Satyanarayana, Secretary, DeitY, on May 8, 2013 to take stock of the compliance status and discuss the preparedness of the industry and other agencies for effective implementation of the “Electronics and Information Technology Goods (Requirements for Compulsory Registration) Order, 2012”.

 

The meeting was attended by representatives from Customs,Commerce, Consumer Affairs, BIS, STQC, BIS Recognised Labs, and Industry Associations. Various issues concerning the implementation of the Order were discussed in the meeting. The meeting decided, interalia:

 

1. a. Customs to create a handbook for procedures/guidelines to be followed for import of notified goods

b. BIS to create a handbook on registration procedures & guidelines to fill Registration Forms

c. STQC to create a handbook on test procedures & guidelines for issue of test reports

d. DeitY to make available all the above information on its website

 

2. TAC to provide decision by 10th May, 2013, concerning

a. Definition of HSE and

b. Abolishing CPUs from series guidelines for Laptops / Notebooks /Tablets

 

3. Weekly information to be provided to DeitY by

a. Recognised labs on status of jobs received / tested/ reports issued

and capacities, available/time schedule

b. BIS on Registrations issued/ Applications Received/ Products

Registered / Reports pending with BIS

 

4. FIFO methodology to be strictly followed for testing by the labs

 

5. Portal for Standards to be launched at least for internal use by 31 May so that transparency and updated status starts becoming visible

 

6. BIS to review the forms and procedures for registration to simplify the process of registration

Consequent to the discussions in the said meeting, the following actions have been taken.

 

• BIS has made available ‘guidelines for filling up the application form’and ‘simple steps for registration’ on their website.

 

• STQC has made available the handbook of information on ‘applicant guidelines for submission of items for testing under Compulsory Registration Scheme’ on DeitY website.

 

• Definition of Highly Specialized Equipment (HSE) has been approved and made available on the website of DeitY.

 

• The contentious issue of same CPU Criteria in the guidelines for series formation of Laptops / Notebooks / Tablets has been resolved.

 

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Electronics e-Newsletter in Japanese Language

 

The Electronics e-Newsletter is now available in Japanese language starting April 2013. The First edition of the Japanese version of the newsletter was brought out with the help of Japan External Trade Organization (JETRO), which carried out the translation pro bono. Electronics e-Newsletter greatly appreciates the kind gesture of JETRO and would like to thank them for the same. JETRO has also kindly agreed to do similar translations for the subsequent editions also. The Japanese version of the Electronics e-newsletter is also available at www.deity.govin/esdm. For subscribing to Japanese version of Electronics e-Newsletter,request may be sent to the Editor at enewsletter-dit@nic.in

 

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Status of MSIPS Applications

 

The applications received under MSIPS and the status (as on 31.5.2013) is as under (amount in INR Crores):

Sector Application Amount Status

Automotive Electronics 556.00 Recommended by Appraisal Committee

Hand held devices 406.00 Recommended by Appraisal Committee

Consumer Electronics 130.00 Required information awaited from the applicant

Consumer Appliances 308.00 Required information awaited from the applicant

LED based lights 15.00 Recommended by Appraisal Committee

Electronic Driver & Metal core PCB 12.00 Appraisal underway

Strategic Electronics 209.00 Appraisal underway

LED Lights 182.00 Appraisal underway

Set Top Boxes 10.50 Appraisal underway

LED Lighting products 11.50 Appraisal underway

ATMP - Semiconductor 750.00 Appraisal underway

Power Electronics 36.88 Appraisal underway

Telecom Products 1769.00 Appraisal underway

LED & Solar invertors 101.27 Appraisal underway

PCBs 15.00 Appraisal underway

Industrial & Automotive Electronics 52.00 Appraisal underway

 

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Updated list of Brownfield Electronic Manufacturing Clusters

 

The Brownfield Electronic Manufacturing Clusters notified by DeitY as on 31.5.2013 are as below:

# State Brown Field EMC for MSIPS Scheme Cluster ID

1 Karnataka District of Bengaluru & Tumkur KK-1

2 Karnataka Mysore District KK-2

3 Madhya Pradesh Districts of Devas, Indore and Dhar MP-1

4 Madhya Pradesh Bhopal District MP-2

5 Uttar Pradesh Noida-Greater Noida Dev. Auth. UP-1

6 Punjab Mohali-Greater Mohali Dev. Auth. Areas PB-1

7 Puducherry UT of Puducherry PD-1

8 West Bengal Kolkata District WB-1

9 West Bengal Haldia Dev. Auth. Area WB-2

10 West Bengal Kharagpur area under Midnapore-Kharagpur Dev. Auth. WB-3

11 West Bengal Durgapur area under Asansol-Durgapur Dev. Auth Area WB-4

12 West Bengal Siliguri area under Siliguri-Japaiguri Dev. Auth. WB-5

Full details are available at www.deity.gov.in/esdm. For more information, please contact Nodal Officer, Electronic Manufacturing Clusters Scheme, Shri Rajneesh Agrawal, Director, DeitY (Email: ragarwal@mit.gov.in).

 

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Nodal Officer for Electronic Manufacturing Cluster Scheme Nominated 

Shri Rajneesh Agrawal, Director, IPHW Division, DeitY is nominated as Nodal officer for EMC scheme. His may be contacted at Room No. 2068, Department of Electronics and Information Technology, Electronics Niketan, 6, CGO Complex, Lodhi Road, New Delhi-110003 (ragarwal@mit.gov.in, Tele-Fax: 011-24362279). All queries relating to the Scheme may be made to the Nodal Officer. All applications with respect to the scheme may also be made to the Nodal Officer.

 

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Govt. of Goa declares Mobile Phones & Tablets as Goods of Special Importance 

Govt. of Goa has declared Mobile Phones & Tablets as a Goods of Special Importance in Inter-State Trade or Commerce under CST Act 1965. This is expected to increase the penetration of mobile phones and tablets in the state. The rural areas are particularly likely to benefit with the reduction of price. This is also expected to provide a positive push to the GDP growth in the State, as there is clear economic evidence that higher penetration of mobile phones leads to greater economic welfare of community and higher GDP growth.

 

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Coming Event & General Information

Automotive Engineering Show 2013

Date    :   June 06-08, 2013

Venue :    Chennai Trade centre,

                Chennai

Contact :  Focussed Event Management Pvt. Ltd.
                 F/11 & F/12, Camlin Fine, WICEL, Opp.Seepz Main Gate,
                 Andheri (E), Mumbai 400 093
                 Tel : +91-22-3201 9137 / 2832 4830
                 Fax : +91-22-2832 4404
                 Email : sales{AT}aes-show.com 

 

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NEPCON Malaysia 2013

Date    :  June 10-12, 2013

Venue  : Penang International Sports Arena (PISA)
              Jalan Tun Dr. Awang, 11900 Relau
              Pulau Pinang
               Malaysia
Contact :Tel   : +60 (0)4 645 1934
               Fax : +60 (0)4 645 1953

 

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I Card Today


05 - 07 July, 2013 | Bengaluru, India


I Card Today is the exhibition for smart cards, ID, cards, biometrics & RFID sector in India. It will serve as a meeting place for the industry, attract key decision makers and bring together the vendors and consumers to interact and share information about the latest technology equipments...


Visitor RegistrationBook a Stall

 

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India AIDC Show Hyderabad


05 - 08 July, 2013 | Hyderabad, India


For 4 days, India AIDC Show Hyderabad will offer unlimited business potential for Electronics & Electricals industry. Being hosted by Print Packaging.Com Private Limited, Hyderabad, India, the show will be attended by wholesalers, Retail & OEM, Logistics & Automotive, Garment & Textiles, Airlines etc...


Visitor RegistrationBook a Stall

 

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Printed Electronics Asia 2013

Date     :   9-10 July

Venue  :   Tokyo, Japan

Contact :  Cara Harrington

                Event & Marketing Manager

                Tel : +1 617 577 7890

                E-mail : c.harrington@IDTechEx.com

                Dr Peter Harrop, Chairman           

                Tel : +44 (0)7850 258317

                E-mail : p.harrop@IDTechEx.com

 

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Pro Sound & Light Expo


26 - 28 July, 2013 | Chennai, India


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

 

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Indian Electrical & Electronics Fair 2013

August 2 – 4, 2013

Sri Lanka Exhibition & Convention Centre

 Colombo, Sri Lanka

Contact   :    PICO, 12 D.R. Wijewardena Mawatha

                    Colombo 10, Sri Lanka

                    Tel : 00 94 11 2343239

                    Fax : 00 94 11 2343237

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

 

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IPCA Expo 
29 - 31 August, 2013 | Gandhinagar, India
By Indian Printed Circuit Association 
IPCA Expo 2013 is going to be held at the Mahatma Mandir in Gandhinagar, India for three days. This is going to be a one of its kind exhibition in the region as it is going to explore the emerging market of the Printed Circuit Boards in India...
Visitor RegistrationBook a Stall

 

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Indian Trade Fair Dubai

Date   :  03-05 September 2013

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

Contact  : Mr. Punit Chaudhry,

                 Sr. Asst Secretary

                PHD Chamber of Commerce and Industry

                PHD HOUSE, August Kranti Marg

                New Delhi – 110016

                Phone - 91 11 26863801-04, 49545454

                email – punit@phdcci.in;

 

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Electronica India and Productronica India 


04 - 06 September, 2013 | New Delhi, India


By MMI India Pvt. Ltd 
Electronica India and Productronica India is an event that helps in the cooperation between the ministries and official organizations and is supported by all the industries associated with the sector. It will bring together exhibitors from all around the country to come together and be a part of a platform that helps them to connect with their prospective buyers...
Visitor RegistrationBook a Stall

 

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


04 - 06 September, 2013 | Mumbai, India


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

 

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EMMA Expo India 


05 - 07 September, 2013 | Chennai, India


By Taiwan External Trade Development Council (TAITRA) 
EMMA Expo ranks among the best machine tools and electronics industry related trade events in India. Organized at the Bangalore International Exhibition Center, the event is highlighted by the topical business procurement meeting sessions and seminars that are held here on a regular basis...
Visitor RegistrationBook a Stall (Get 20% off)

 

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EMO Hannover 2013

Date : September 16-21, 2013

Venue : Duetsche Messe, Hannover – Germany

Contact :  Team Vistor Promotion & Services

                Tel : +49 511 89 30982

                Fax : +49 511 89-39550

                E-mail : emo-besucher@messe.de

 

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India International Security Expo 


26 - 29 September, 2013 | New Delhi, India


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

 

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Electri Expo 


03 - 05 October, 2013 | Hyderabad, India


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

 

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Korea Sourcing Fair: Electronics & Components

Date  : October 12-15, 2013

Venue : Asia World Expo – Hong Kong

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

 

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Electronic Asia 2013

 

Date : 13-16 October 2013

Venue : Hong Kong Convention & Exhibition Centre, Hong Kong

Contact : Hong Kong Trade Development Council

               38th Floor, Office tower, Convention Plaza

               1, Harbour Road, Hong Kong

               Tel : +852 1830 668

               Fax : +852 2824 0249

               E-mail : hktdc@hktdc.org

               Website : www.hktdc.com

 

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SmartCards Expo 


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


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

 

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Home Electronics Show 2013

Date : 18 - 20 Oct, 2013

Venue : Parati maidan, New Delhi

Contact : ITEN Media Pvt.Ltd.

               B-175, Ground Floor, East of Kailash

               New Delhi – 110 065

               Tel : 46577364

               Fax : 26928611

               Website : www.itenmedia.in

 

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EP / EPA China 2013

Date    :  Oct 30 – Nov 1, 2013

Venue :  Shanghai World Expo Exhibition & Convention Center 

               Shanghai, China

Contact : Ms Queenie Fung or Mr Edward Tang

               Adsale Exhibition Services Ltd.

               Tel : +852-28118897

                Fax : +852-25165024

                E-mail : power@adsale.com.hk

 

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Productronica  2013

Date :       11 - 14  November  2013.

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

                 Website: www.mmi-india.in

 

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Productonica Munich, Germany 

Date   :  12-15 November 2013

Venue :  Munich, Germany

 

Contact : Mr.Stefan Fellner

               Messegelaende

               Munchen, Germany

               Tel : 00-49-89-94920552

               Fax : 00-49-89-9499720552

 

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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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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

ELCINA Promoted Electronics Manufacturing Clusters in India 

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

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

Vision

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

Objectives:

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

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

 1. Bhiwadi, Rajasthan

Name of the Cluster – ELCINA Electronics Manufacturing Cluster Pvt Ltd

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

Size of the Cluster – 100 acres

Supported by – RIICO, A Govt of Rajasthan undertaking

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

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

Advantages of the Cluster Site-

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

Excellent Road/Rail/Air Accessibility-

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

Water – SPV will own its water distribution, sewage system

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

2. Sri City, Andhra Pradesh

Name of the Cluster – ELCINA-Sri City ESDM Cluster

Location – Dist Chittoor, Andhra Pradesh

Size of Cluster – 100 Acre

Collaboration – Sri City

Status of Land acquisition and SPV –

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

Registration of SPV is under process

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

Advantages of the Cluster Site-

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

Sri City has major roads along its boundaries

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

Tada–Tirupati State highway on the northern boundary

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

Chennai International Airport is a 90 minute drive

Chennai Port on the Coromandel Coast is 65 km

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

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

3. Greater Noida (Proposed) -

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

Common Benefits to the companies in any Cluster

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

- State Govt Industrial Policy Benefits

- State Govt IT policy Benefits 

Proposed Facilities in the Cluster –

- Testing Facility to be run by approved Test Laboratory

- Common Tool Room

- Convention Center

- Power Backup

- Other facilities as per decision of the Cluster Group

 

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Publication

Research Paper on Strategic Electronics Sector – July 2012

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

The paper has been authored by Lt. Gen. A. K. S. Chandele, PVSM, AVSM (Retd), Col.K. V. Kuber (Retd.) and Dr. Ajay Batra (VIC)

(copy of the research paper can be procured from ELCINA – details below).

Price of Research Report including Postage & Handling charges:

 

 

Directory Price

Domestic Sales

Rs.1,000/-

Foreign Sales

US$ 100


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

 

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ELCOMOS REPORT

A Study of Electronic Components, Hardware Market Manufacturing Output Study

Including related Assemblies & Value Chain in India

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

 

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

 

Among others, the Report is a comprehensive compilation of:

  • Overview of the Indian Electronics Industry and Industry Landscape

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

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

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

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

 

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ELCINA Directory for 2013

 

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

 

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

 

 

Directory Price

Domestic Sales

Rs.1,000/-

Foreign Sales

US$ 100

 

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

 

 

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Conference Facility at ELCINA House

 

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

 

Hall

Seating Capacity

Hotline Auditorium (1st Floor)

60 people

BSM Meeting Room (Basement)

25 people

ELCINA Board Room (Ground Floor)

15 people

 

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

 

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Forthcoming ELCINA-CKM Programmes 

 

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

 

S. No.

Workshop Topic

Date

Venue

  1.  

Material Inspection - Sampling Plans & Quality Control

10th June, 2013

ELCINA House, New Delhi

  1.  

Lean Six Sigma

18th & 19th June, 2013

ELCINA House, New Delhi

  1.  

Problem Solving Techniques - Basic 7 QC Tools

 

6th July, 2013

ELCINA House, New Delhi

 

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

 

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OSRAM PRODUCT DISPLAY CENTRE at ELCINA HOUSE

The 'OSRAM DISPLAY CENTRE' in ELCINA House is a permanent Display Centre and serves to showcase the Indian electronics industry to visitors. The Display Centre has now 15 Full Stalls and 4 Half/Mini Stalls, presently occupied by the following Member-companies. 

Full Stalls

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

Half/Mini Stalls

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

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

Terms and conditions for booking of stalls:-

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

 

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