VOL XVII, ISSUE 24

31 December 2018

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Driverless cars cannot be allowed in India, EVs to remain in focus: Nitin Gadkari

 

While the global automobile industry is currently pushing towards developing impeccable self-driving systems that work in the real world, Union Minister for Road and Transport Nitin Gadkari has stated that driverless cars cannot be allowed in India. Road conditions in Indian are currently not favourable for driverless cars and now government policies are taking the same direction. Speaking at Tech and Auto Awards on 18 December, Gadkari said: “driverless cars cannot be allowed now. India first needs to provide jobs to everybody. I am open to discussion but I don’t think that is a priority now.” The minister further elaborated that the need of the hour in India is electric vehicles that are less polluting and more energy-efficient than cars running on conventional fossil fuels, adding that driverless cars would affect jobs of cab drivers. “We need technology, innovation, entrepreneurship, and electronics. But, at the same time, we have to protect the employment of the country’s youth,” Gadkari added. 

(FE, Dec 18, 2018)

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India needs indigenization in electronics

 

India is keen to achieve indigenisation in the aerospace and defence sectors. At present import component is estimated to be over 60 per cent in many of the systems and sub-systems that the Indian defence wings use. Aerospace and defence electronics consumption is high in India but the domestic production is negligible, particularly in the advanced or specialised electronics space, Society of Indian Aerospace Technologies & Industries (SIATI) senior director Venugopal Menon told Telangana. He adds, “Most of the material needed to make electronic systems is all imported and small and medium enterprises (SMEs) in India cannot afford to procure such expensive material to make electronics. So, only large Indian companies are in this space. ISRO is looking at ways to address this in order to enable SMEs to get into electronics manufacturing.”  Aerospace is a niche sector which uses advanced technology. Input cost is high, machinery is expensive, and breakeven takes longer time. This has kept SMEs away for a long time. SME growth has taken place only in the last one decade. Now, there are around 1,000 SMEs operating in the aerospace and defence space. Only way these SMEs can survive in the country is by working with the large public sector establishments and private groups, he opined.

(Telengana Today, Dec 20, 2018)

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There’s no chance of TV blackout: RS Sharma

 

 The new broadcast NSE -1.24 % tariff order and regulation will bring in a fundamental shift in the way business is done that will help attract more investments into the industry, RS Sharma, chairman of Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI), has said.  “I think this tariff order will bring out huge amount of transparency, which will reduce the litigations,” Sharma told ET, and brushed aside any possibility of blackout of TV channels on December 29, when the new tariff order comes into effect. “It (blackout of channels) is in nobody’s interest, so I don’t think it will be there,” he said. “We are working on a 20-day transition plan, which we have broadly agreed upon. We will officially come out with it soon. Basically, it says that don’t disconnect the channels on January 1.”  Earlier, some broadcasters had told ET that with less than 15 days away from implementing the telecom operator’s new tariff order and many consumers still not being aware of this transition, there could be a possibility of a blackout of TV channels. Since then, Sharma has met representatives of TV broadcasters, direct-to-home (DTH) and cable operators, and advised them to ensure a smooth transition. The new tariff order allows consumers to select and pay only for TV channels they want to watch at the maximum retail price (MRP) set by respective broadcasters. In the last few weeks, all the TV networks have come out with MRPs of their channels on a la carte basis as well as bouquets. 

 

(ET, Dec 24, 2018)

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Vibrant Gujarat Summit

 

Taiwan to sign MoU to set up ‘electronics manufacturing Cluster :   by the success of the Japanese industrial park in Ahmedabad district, the Taiwanese are keen to set up an “electronics manufacturing cluster” in Gujarat and will be signing a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) during the upcoming Vibrant Gujarat Summit scheduled to be held from January 18-20, 2019. We will be participating in the Vibrant Summit along with the Government of Gujarat and we will be signing an MoU with Taiwan, which is interested in setting up an electronics manufacturing cluster in the state. We are still in talks and working out the details,” said Maulik Bhansali, chairman of GESIA IT Association, a body representing the ICT industry of Gujarat. GESIA members had travelled with state government’s Vibrant Gujarat delegation to Taiwan in October, 2018. “The Taiwanese are very impressed by the success of the Japanese cluster and are looking to emulate them in Gujarat. They are looking to serve the local markets where there is a lot of demand for IOT (Internet of Things) and are also looking to export from this cluster to countries in middle-east, Europe and Africa,” Bhansali told mediapersons during an interaction held on Tuesday. The Indian Express had earlier reported setting up of the Japanese Industrial Park near Mandal in Ahmedabad district that is spread over 100 hectares and operates a unique plug-and-play model for 10-12 Japanese MSME units.

 

(Indian Express, Dec 19, 2018)

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 SECTION I - POLICY SCAN                                                                                                

 

India said to issue draft e-commerce policy in few weeks

 

India will announce a new draft e-commerce policy in a few weeks, a person in the government said on Thursday, a day after the country tweaked foreign direct investment (FDI) rules for the burgeoning online retail sector. The new e-commerce policy could entail provisions for a regulator in the sector dominated by US tech giant Amazon.com and home-grown Flipkart, which was bought over by retail giant Walmart for $16 billion earlier this year. The government’s move to tighten norms for online marketplaces with foreign investment will close the “back door” that has been “blatantly exploited” by such companies and provide a level-playing field, industry players said Thursday. The changes will mostly affect US-based Amazon and Walmart-backed Flipkart -- the two largest players in the burgeoning Indian e-commerce sector -- as one of the norms bars striking exclusive marketing arrangements that could influence product prices.

 

“It (introduction of the new norms) is an acknowledgement that all the major foreign players have been consistently violating the spirit of the policy from day one. Almost all the clarification points mentioned in this policy can be directly attributed to an active violation by these foreign players,” ShopClues CEO and co-founder Sanjay Sethi said. He added that the clarification will “finally close the back door that has been blatantly exploited by these players”. Snapdeal too has lauded the move, with founder and CEO Kunal Bahl saying these changes will enable a level-playing field for all sellers, helping them leverage the reach of e-commerce. While Flipkart has not commented on the changes, Amazon has said it is evaluating the circular. The new norms—effective February—will also bar online marketplaces from selling products of companies in which they hold a stake. This could potentially impact many electronic and smartphone brands like ASUS, OnePlus, BPL and others that work exclusively with either of the two giants. The new guidelines will also make it difficult for players with FDI investments to offer discounts and cashbacks to online shoppers, a development that industry watchers say will affect business models of these companies. The new rules could also pull the plug on seller entities like Cloudtail and Appario (that have equity investment from e-commerce companies).

 

“There are some specific points that need greater clarity, especially the fact that an entity having ‘equity participation’ by e-commerce market place entity or its group company, is not permitted to sell its products on the platform run by marketplace entity,” said Darshan Upadhyay, Partner at Economic Laws Practice. Upadhyay added that this could result in all vendors and suppliers where the marketplace entity (or its group) have insignificant holding being ineligible for selling their products. Instamojo CEO and co-founder Sampad Swain said while the earlier regulations were bound by high caps, MSMEs of the country will now get a fair opportunity to come and participate in the digital economy. “This new development creates a level playing field for smaller players... Now, all the micro-merchants of our country can participate without the fear of being left out,” he added. The decision came in the backdrop of several complaints being flagged by domestic traders on heavy discounts being given by e-commerce players to consumers. Many sellers had flagged concerns that the e-commerce giants were using their affiliates and exclusive sales agreements to create an unfair marketplace and offering some products at deep discounts. According to the current policy, 100 per cent FDI is permitted in marketplace e-commerce activities. It is prohibited in inventory-based model.

 

Source: https://www.livemint.com/Industry/CpHun30mlmHaEGQlhYchOP/India-said-to-issue-draft-ecommerce-policy-in-few-weeks.html

 

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   SECTION II - INDUSTRY  SCAN                                                                                            

 

 General

 

Trade war stands to help Samsung and hurt Foxconn in 2019

 

Samsung Electronics and companies that have shifted production to Southeast Asia will likely emerge as beneficiaries of the Sino-American trade war in 2019, market players told Nikkei in a survey. The tensions that escalated in 2018 are likely to continue reverberating, they said. Many cited non-Chinese telecommunications players as companies to watch. With the U.S. increasingly alarmed by the rise of Chinese enterprises and their associated security risks, Samsung stands to benefit from moves by Washington and others to shut out products from Chinese telecom companies. In the emerging field of fifth-generation wireless technology, "the fact that the U.S. and countries close to it are banning base stations made by Huawei Technologies will work in Samsung's favor," predicted analyst Kim Yong-woo of Seoul-based SK Securities. Samsung supplies telecom equipment to top American carrier Verizon Communications, which launched 5G service in 2018, and anticipates orders from outside the U.S. as well. 

(Nikkel Asian Review Dec 29, 2018)

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India approves 1.43 billion USD project to send humans into space

 

Indian government Friday approved a project under which humans will be sent into space for at least a week, officials said. The announcement was made by Indian Minister of Electronics and Information Ravi Shankar Prasad during a media briefing. The project named Gaganyaan (skycraft) will incur a cost of 1.43 billion U.S. dollars. "Gaganyaan program is a great program in pursuit of India's space autonomy, which is designed to carry about three human beings for a period of minimum seven days," Prasad said. "It will be launched about 40 months after the approval."  According to Prasad, the mission will be undertaken by 2022. The announcement of the Gaganyaan project was first made by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on India's 72nd Independence Day speech.

(Xinhua, Dec 28, 2018)

 

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Power banks can be Rs 18,000 crore industry, create 80,000 jobs in India by 2025

 

Power bank segment can grow around nine-fold to become an Rs 18,000 crore industry by 2025 and create 80,000 jobs if right policies are implemented, the India Cellular and Electronics Association (ICEA) said Thursday. The ICEA has proposed to bring power banks under phased manufacturing plan scheme, which if accepted, will lead to the imposition on customs duty on imported power banks. "Given the right policy prescription, by 2025 the Power Banks can be built into Rs 18,000 crore industry, generate 80,000 jobs in India and exports can touch Rs 5,800 crore," ICEA Chairman Pankaj Mohindroo told PTI.According to the mobile phone and component industry body, India consumes about 33 million power banks a year worth about Rs 2,000 crore. "Currently, most of the power banks are imported and can be easily substituted by power banks made in India," Mohindroo said.

 

(The New Indian Express, Dec 28, 2018)

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FDI changes in e-commerce unlikely to impact jobs

 

The new foreign direct investment (FDI) policy in the e-commerce sector may not impact jobs immediately, according to human resource experts. While the government has barred companies from exclusive tie-ups with portals and offering bumper offers during festivals, jobs could continue to grow.,.Mayur Saraswat, Head Sales-Digital, Team Lease Services told Money control the move is unlikely to impact jobs even though e-commerce players could be required to tweak their business models. The new FDI policy released by the government on December 26 aims to protect the interests of local businessmen, who had accused the online marketplaces of butchering their revenue. However, as a side effect, consumers may have to part ways with the bumper discounts on elite brands in fashion and electronics, especially smartphones which come up every year around Diwali. A bulk of the hiring used to be done during the festive season corresponding to the sales of the products as well. However, even if the companies are disallowed from offering deep discounts, Saraswat said smaller towns continue to buy products from online platforms since they are accessible.

(Forbes India, Dec 27, 2018)

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E-waste crisis: Cities look for right answers

 

A promising R&D effort at safe metal recovery and separation within India is unable to take-off for want of long-pending consent/approval from a State Pollution Control Board for furnacing trials. A rapidly growing e-waste crisis needs rapid official decision-making and time-bound responses. The city of Moradabad, located on the banks of river Ramganga (a major tributary of river Ganga), is famous for brassware. This peetal nagri (brass city) of Uttar Pradesh is now the largest e-waste hub in the country, as e-waste is brought there for recovery of metals such as copper and traces of silver and gold. Risky and rudimentary ways of metal recovery from open burning of e-waste components such as circuit boards and wires have choked the city, while panning the hazardous black ash for metals on the riverbanks has polluted the waters of Ramganga. Moradabad’s air quality index had peaked at 500 in 2017—the highest reading in the country that year—while the Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) found heavy metal contamination of surface water, groundwater, soil and sediments in the vicinity of the river. All this has serious repercussions for the health of the residents, besides being environmentally unsafe. There are fears that a Moradabad-like polluted e-waste hub may be in the making in Jamnagar next to the brass industry cluster there. 

(FE, Dec 26, 2018)

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Accelerator looks to chip in with funds 

 

India Electronics and Semiconductor Association (IESA) has set up an accelerator for fabless semiconductor startups as it looks to design chips for products like energy meters, LED lighting, smartcards, rural broadband and IoT solutions within the country.  The accelerator would look at promoting 20 startups in the next three years which will eventually reach around 50 in five years. The Karnataka government has invested Rs 21.5 crore in the accelerator which would go up to Rs 56 crore in five years. The Semiconductor Fabless Accelerator Lab would have the required infrastructure to build intellectual property in the area of semiconductors.  While India has lost out to the world in semiconductor manufacturing, the country has an ecosystem of semiconductor design firms, largely global companies such as Intel, Cadence and Texas Instruments who have set up their software development base. The accelerator looks to tap this ecosystem to build a local base of semiconductor startups who can design chips for India-specific requirements.  

 

(ET, Dec 25, 2018)


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Firms scramble as hackers take hi-tech smart cars for a ride

 

Hopping into an Uber or a Car2Go is a great way to get around. Unfortunately, hackers agree, exploiting weaknesses in apps to go on “phantom rides” with someone else’s profile.  From such trips—like a man in Australia who went on more than 30 free drives on the GoGet car-sharing platform before being arrested—to vehicle theft and taking wireless control of cars, reported attacks on smart cars have ballooned six-fold over the past four years, according to research from cyber-security platform Upstream Security.  While companies have taken note, with Daimler AG’s Car2Go car sharing beefing up security measures after a limited number of accounts were hacked, risks around vehicle cybercrime are only going to get worse. Connected cars are forecast to double to 775 million by 2023, according to Juniper Research, enlarging the pool of convenience features like keyless entry, apps to turn on heating remotely and smartphone connection via Bluetooth. 
 

(ET, Dec 24, 2018)

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Job opportunity! Whopping 4 lakh openings in these 3 sectors

 

Engineers will be in demand next year with momentum building up in new-age sectors. With much momentum seen in new-age sectors, engineers will be in demand next year. Indeed, the pace of hiring in India Inc may have slowed over the past couple of years with companies shedding flab and automating operations but 2019 holds out promise for those who want to work in sunrise spaces. HR consultants are counting four lakh new jobs at the very least. Moreover, civil and structural engineering capabilities will be needed to build infrastructure and HR consultancy firm Randstad India’s looking at an 8%-plus increase in headcount. Kamal Karanth, co-founder, Xpheno, a specialist staffing firm based out of Bengaluru, believes there could be some exciting opportunities in the IT space as also e-commerce. “We’re expecting a 5-8% increase in hiring in these spaces and also education technology,” Karanth told FE. With electrical vehicles expected to be on the road soon, this space too is looking for talent. 

(FE, Dec 24, 2018)

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TCL Electronics and CSOT Reach a Significant Milestone for Globalization Strategy with Integrated Manufacturing Bases in India

 

TCL Electronics Holdings Limited ("TCL Electronics" or "the Company"; 01070.HK) is pleased to announce that, the Company and Shenzhen China Star Optoelectronics Technology Co., Ltd ("CSOT"), a subsidiary of TCL Corporation, jointly build manufacturing bases in Andhra Pradesh, Southern India for its first integrated smart manufacturing industrial park in overseas markets. A groundbreaking ceremony was held on 20 December. The move signifies the determination and development of TCL Electronics and CSOT to accelerate the expansion in the Indian market and marks another step for globalization strategy. According to the World Bank data, the population of India reached 1.34 billion in 2017, and the annual GDP growth rate in India is expected to maintain at around 6-8% in the next decade. By 2025, the average annual consumption growth rate in India will reach 12%, more than double the global average, making India the third-largest consumer market in the world. According to third-party data, the current annual market capacity for TV in India is around 10 million to 12 million sets, approximately one-fifth of China's TV annual market capacity. As a country with the same population base as China, India's huge population size will drive the rapid growth of consumption. With a strong potential growth for the TV market in the future, developing the Indian market is a significant strategic move for TCL's sustainable growth in the overseas markets.

(Business Insider, Dec 21, 2018)

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B.O.S.' Supply Chain Division Receives $1.2 Million Order from an Existing Customer in India

 

B.O.S. Better Online Solutions Ltd. ("BOS" or the "Company") (NASDAQ: BOSC), a leading Israeli provider of RFID and Mobile solutions and a global provider of Supply Chain solutions to enterprises, announced today that its Supply Chain Division has received a $1.2 million order from an existing customer, an electronics manufacturer, in India. The order is for electronic components and is expected to be delivered during the years 2019 and 2020. Avidan Zelicovski, BOS' President, stated: "We have been working with this Indian customer for the past three years and are pleased with the expansion in our business relationship. We view this significant order as an additional validation of the value added by the services we provide to electronic manufacturers and other customers worldwide."  Eyal Cohen, BOS' CO-CEO & CFO, stated: "As 2018 comes to a close, we'd like to take this opportunity to wish our shareholders a happy and healthy 2019."  

(Globalnewswire, Dec 21, 2018)

 

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Chinese Electronics Company Setting Up Shop In Andhra Pradesh

 

Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu Thursday laid the foundation stone for a Chinese multinational electronics company TCL Corporation near here. Speaking on the occasion, he said Rs 2,200 crore would be invested in setting up the company in an area of 158 acres allotted by the Andhra Pradesh government. The company would provide jobs to 6,000 people and manufacture television sets, mobile phones, air-conditioners, washing machines, refrigerators and other small electrical appliances, Naidu said adding that the firm would be ready for operations by 2019-end.With the setting up of the facility, TCL would become number-one in the global digital market, said chairman and chief executive officer of the company Tomson D S Li said. Andhra Pradesh Ministers N Amaranatha Reddy and Nara Lokesh also spoke on the occasion.

 

(Trending 360, Dec 20, 2018)

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Transport ministry issues SOP for e-Challans

 

Ever since the transport ministry said on November 19 that vehicle owners and users could produce electronic formats of the driving licence and the registration, traffic policemen have been wondering whether all electronic copies of these documents are kosher, how to validate these, and, in cases where the drivers have violated laws, seize or impound them. On Monday, the transport ministry finally released a Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) for validating information or impounding the documents in electronic form. “A Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) may be adopted for ensuring compliance with the provisions of rule 139 of the Central Motor Vehicles Rules, 1989,” the transport ministry said in a letter addressed to all state transport, police and transport police departments .Rule 139 states the driver or a conductor of a motor vehicle can produce in physical or electronic form the certificates of registration, insurance, fitness and permit, pollution under check, and the driving licence for any other relevant documents on demand by any police officer in uniform or any other officer authorized by the state government.

(HT, Dec 19, 2018)

 

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Information Technology

 

MHA asked IT Ministry in October for data notification

 

The Union home ministry notification, designating 10 agencies with powers to intercept and track messages, calls and e-mails, was issued two months after the Ministry of Electronics & Information Technology conveyed that it did not have remit to issue such an order.  ET has reliably gathered that the home ministry first approached the Ministry of Electronics & Information Technology in October with a secret note, asking it to notify the relevant service providers.  The IT ministry, however, is believed to have written to the MHA that it was not authorised under the IT Act to issue such a notification.  It was felt in subsequent discussions within the North Block that the home ministry was competent enough to issue the order.  Separately, sources said, the Intelligence Bureau had been insisting on a legal backing for demanding decryption of messages and calls from entities providing internet-based services. 

 

(ET, Dec 25, 2018)

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India Wants Tech Platforms To Break Encryption And Remove Content The Government Thinks Is "Unlawful"

 

India’s government wants to make it mandatory for platforms like Facebook, WhatsApp, Twitter, and Google to remove content it deems “unlawful” within 24 hours of notice, and create “automated tools” to “proactively identify and remove” such material. It also wants tech companies to build in a way to trace the source of the content, which would require platforms like WhatsApp to break end-to-end encryption. 

(Buzzfeednews, Dec 25, 2018)

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Aiming to capture 10% laptop share in India in 2019: ASUS

 

  With PC and laptop gaming gaining momentum in India, Taiwanese electronics major ASUS aims to garner 10 per cent market share next year with launching innovative products in the thin and light segment, a top company executive said on Saturday. “In 2019, we are targeting that we should reach around 4 lakh units (laptops) with 10 per cent market share. You will see gaming and consumer laptops in the thin and light segment from us at an affordable price range next year,” Arnold Su, PC and Gaming Head ASUS India, told IANS in an interview. According to the company, ASUS would end up at around 2.6 lakh units, with around 7-8 per cent market share, in the Indian market. “We are sure that with the new strategy, our business will capture even greater market share next year,” Su added. With gaming picking up as a profession in India, the executive said the country has great potential ahead.

(Morung Express, Dec 22, 2018)

 

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Telecom

 

 

Telecoms look for revenue growth and new business models

 

The year 2018 was a tough phase for the Indian telecom industry including network suppliers and mobile operators due to several factors. First, India’s mobile phone customer-base touched 1,169.29 million in September 2018 from 1,167.44 million in December 2017, analysis of TRAI data indicates. The addition of 2.15 million in 9-months of the year shows that telecom operators have also removed their in-active or loss making customers. The removal of subscribers from mobile network has resulted into complaints from some of the consumers. Airtel indicated that it may remove 70 million customers in phases in a bid to improve its revenue and profit. Vodafone Idea has increased its wireless subscriber base to 434.95 million in September 2018 from 409 million in December 2017. Airtel ended the September quarter of 2108 with 343.52 million as compared with 290.11 million subscribers in December 2017. Reliance Jio has 252.25 million in September 2018 as compare with 160.09 million in the end of 2017. BSNL is the fourth largest telecom operator in India with a subscriber base of 113.04 million in September 2018 as against 107.91 million in December 2017. Second, the marginal increase in mobile subscriber base is a bad news for telecom equipment makers such as Huawei, Nokia, Ericsson, ZTE, Samsung, Cisco, HPE, Juniper, IBM, among others. Most of the Capex of Airtel, Reliance Jio, Vodafone Idea and BSNL was marked towards the expansion of mobile data network across India.

 

(Telecomlead, Dec 28, 2018)

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Reliance Jio subscribers may face disruption if Reliance Communications deal fails 

 

Reliance Jio Infocomm subscribers could face disruptions in services in key markets such as Delhi, Maharashtra and West Bengal if the latest telecom entrant doesn’t manage to buy spectrum from Reliance CommunicationsNSE -0.71 % and the Anil Ambani-owned telco gets pushed into insolvency, sector experts and analysts said.  This, they said, is since the Mukesh Ambani-led telco is dependent on RCom to create contiguous spectrum blocks of five units in the premium 800 MHz band — the bare minimum spectrum requirement for 4G LTE services — in the key markets, which also include Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, Tamil Nadu and Kerala. In each of these circles, Jio holds 3.8 units of 4G airwaves in the 800 MHz band, and is dependent on RCom’s spectrum in the same band for uninterrupted LTE coverage.  “It’s critical that the spectrum trading deal gets cleared soon as it will give Jio exclusive access to RCom’s 4G spectrum that will help it create contiguous blocks in the 800 MHz band, which is absolutely essential for LTE coverage to avoid service disruptions in key markets,” Rohan Dhamija, partner & head of India & Middle East at Analysys Mason, told ET. 


(ET, Dec 24, 2018)

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Havells India to Invest Rs.1,500 Crore In The Country, wants to Hire 100 fresh IoT Techies

 

Noted consumer electronics company Havells India is reportedly planning to expand its R&D base in India. They are to invest over Rs.1,500 crore over the period of next five years and use this money to create and design better products, especially the realm of the internet of things. Anil Rai Gupta, chairman and managing director at Havells India, told a newspaper that the company would set up a cutting-edge research and development lab in Bengaluru to focus on IoT. They will employ at least 100 fresh engineers and researchers for the same, he added. “We have an R&D team of 250 engineers in Bengaluru focused on IoT applications. We will be adding at least 100 more engineers,” Gupta said. According to a report in a national daily, Havells India will spend Rs. 360 crore on an  AC manufacturing unit under brand Lloyd in Ghilot, Rajasthan. It will reportedly be operational by March 2019 and will have a capacity of about six lakh units per year. Gupta was also ecstatic about the fact that after the challenges faced over the last few years, especially after demonetization and GST, things have finally settled down. He added that the company logged 25 per cent growth in the first six months of the current fiscal. 

(Analytics India, Dec 19, 2018)

 

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Consumer Electronics

 

Samsung Electronics expected to downsize TV production in China soon

 

Samsung Electronics Co. reportedly is readying to move part of its TV production out of China amid deteriorating sales conditions and rising labor cost.

 
According to sources from the business circle on Monday, the South Korean tech giant reportedly is reviewing a plan to reduce TV production at Tianjin Samsung Electronics in northern China. There also is a rumor that the company already has started cutting the production from the factory on fall in TV sales in China.  Tianjin Samsung Electronics opened in 1996, manufactures LCD TV, monitors and display modules. It is Samsung’s only TV factory in China with more than 90 percent produced for the local Chinese market and the rest for exports. 


The company’s share in the Chinese TV market has declined since the Beijing government ended the subsidy program for energy-efficient home appliance purchases in 2013 and instead chose to pick companies to give supports.

 

(Pulse, Dec 25, 2018)

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SECTION – IV - FORTHCOMING EVENTS &  GENERAL INFORMATION              

Overseas Shows

 

Event

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Consumer Electronics Show (CES)

Organiser

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Consumer Technology Association

From

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08-January-2019

To

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11-January-2019            

City

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Las Vegas , USA

Website

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https://www.ces.tech/

 

Event

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

Organiser

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Korea Printed Circuit Association

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24-April-2019

To

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26-April-2019            

City

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KINTEX Exhibition Center, Goyang, Gyeonggi, Korea

Website

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

 

Domestic Shows  

Event

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Convergence India 2019

Organiser

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Exhibition India

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29-January-2019

To

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31-January-2019          

City

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Pragati Maidan, New Delhi

Website

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http://www.convergenceindia.org/

 

 

Event

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India Electronics Week (IEW)

Organiser

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EFY Group

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26-February-2019

To

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28-February-2019          

City

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Bengaluru, India

Website

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https://www.indiaelectronicsweek.com/

 

Event

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Electronica India 2019

Organiser

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Messe Muenchen India

From

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25-September-2019

To

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27-September-2019          

City

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Greater Noida, Delhi NCR, India

Website

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https://electronica-india.com

 

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SECTION - V - ELCINA EVENTS, ACTIVITIES & SERVICES                                          

 

 

 

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Date: 07th December, 2018

 

Business development for Members has been a prime objective of ELCINA. The Association constantly scouts for the opportunities, which brings value to our Members to enhance their businesses.

To continue our efforts, ELCINA & C-DOT jointly organized a half day “Manufacturers Meet” on 7th December, 2018 @ C-DOT, Delhi Campus. The objective of the event is to connect ELCINA Members and C-DOT and to showcase newer technologies which are available for Indian companies to Manufacture. The theme of the program was “Business Potential of C-DOT Products & Technologies”. Total 20 + ELCINA Members participated in the Meet.

 

 

PUBLICATIONS

“Indian Printed Circuit Board Industry & Market Research Report

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 Super Capacitor-Market Landscape Study

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

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

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

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

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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. Training Program Date Venue
1 Basic 7 QC Tools - Problem Solving Techniques 23rd January, 2019 ELCINA House, New Delhi

 

Please click the link below for more training programs

http://elcina.com/trainingProgram.php  

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

 

Electronic Industries Association of India

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

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

Website: www.elcina.com

 

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Electronic Industries Association of India (ELCINA )

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

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