VOL XIX, ISSUE 24

31 December 2019

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 Top Stories                                                                                

 

Government plans higher duty sops to lure phone companies to Make in India

 

The government is considering a proposal to sweeten export incentive scheme for smartphone manufacturers such as Apple, Samsung, Huawei, Vivo and Oppo by offering 6% duty credit scrips, replacing the current 4% scrip, two people aware of the development said. The government has set an ambitious target to increase smartphone exports from the country to $110 billion by 2025 from $3 billion now. Duty credit scrip is a certificate with certain monetary value that can be utilized for payment of customs duty. “The industry had sought up to 8% (duty credit slip) but the government is considering a 6% replacement for the MEIS (Merchandise Exports from India Scheme),” a senior government official told ET. Another person said the government is also working on tightening the eligibility criteria to ensure the new scheme is offered only to those targeted manufacturers who develop their supply chain and ecosystem in India and make the country an export hub. The criterion being deliberated on include employment generated, investment made, average selling price of phones, and production, the person said. “Since it (the new scheme) has to be WTO (World Trade Organisation) compliant, the policy cannot directly provide subsidy for exports and that criterion is being narrowed down.” 

(ET, Dec 24, 2019)

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Israel keen to support growth of Indian semi-conductor industry

 

With a growing demand in electronics and manufacturing in India and limited domestic manufacturing, semiconductor chips will soon become a significant import item for India.
 

A local semiconductor manufacturing industry can support the development and manufacturing of sensors required for India specific Internet of Things (IoT) products, especially in the domains of agriculture, healthcare, smart cities, safety and waste management. The report estimates establishing such an industry would witness a pay back of 6.3X in terms of economic impact; 4X in employment and help develop a high-tech ecosystem in the country. An Indian semiconductor fabrication facility can offset semiconductor imports of US$ 8 billion over the projection period and have a further multiplier impact of US$ 15 billion on the Indian economy. An Indian semiconductor fabrication facility would enable India to join a handful of nations with such capacity. This was among key items on the agenda of Indo-Israeli forum held in Tel Aviv last week. In fact Ambassador Ron Malka, Ambassador of Israel to India, and Ambassador Sanjeev Singla, Ambassador of India to Israel, officially released a report on “Feasibility Study of Semiconductor Fabrication Facility in India” during the 12th India Israel Forum in Tel Aviv.
 

(ET, Dec 27, 2019)

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ELCINA Western Region Meeting, Mumbai

 

 

ELCINA successfully organized its 1st Western Region Meeting for the Activity Year 2019-20 on 20th December, 2019 at Hilton Hotel Mumbai. The Meeting was complemented by a Seminar on “Demand Growth and Policy Changes in ESDM Industry”. It was a highly enriching interaction with all the participant’s gaining diversified knowledge in the electronics manufacturing services industry.

 

 The seminar also included discussions and sharing of ideas on building the electronics supply chain, introduction to various state and central government policies, experience of availing of various central & state government incentives.

 

Senior Members & Electronics Industry Experts participated in the Meeting and shared their vision. Mr. Amrit Manwani, Mr. Vijay Gujarathi, Mr. Paresh Vasani, Mr. T Vasu, Mrs Sujata Soparakar, Dr Girish Vaze, Mr. Rajan Shringarpure to name a few were present and also spoke in the seminar. 

 

Also Mr. B. G. Fernandes, Professor & Head of Department of Electrical Engineering at IIT Bombay, addressed the participants on the topic “Future of Electric Vehicles – Technology Trends & Impediments “ in India” .

 

ELCINA appreciate support of its Associate Partners/sponsors ;  EOS Power India Private  Limited, PCB Power India Limited , SKD Consultants Private Limited for their active support and participation.

 

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Budget 2020: What India’s EV Industry Wants Nirmala Sitharaman To Address

 

With a slew of initiatives be it the launch of Phase 2 of FAME scheme, the country-wide prohibition of single-use plastics, or India’s announcement of increasing the renewables from 175 GW to 450 GW at the recent UN Climate Action Summit, India has undoubtedly listed the going green among its priority tasks. Its commitment to adopting electric vehicles will be on display during the Union Budget 2020 as the EV industry awaits policy decisions that will impact the future of mobility in India. In fact, during the Union Budget 2019 in July, finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman announced lowering the GST on EVs from 12% to 5%, which already had a big impact on the industry.

(Inc42, Dec 27, 2019)

 

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SECTION I - POLICY SCAN                                                                                             

 

A special Task Force on Electronic Component Manufacturing was proposed by ELCINA in December 2018 and constituted in March 2019. After several interactions, meetings and research inputs, the Group completed its report involving 8 months of intense deliberations and presented its findings to Shri Ajay Prakash Sawhney, Secretary MeitY, Shri Saurabh Gaur, Jt. Secretary, MeitY and other MeitY officials on 17th December 2019.

 

This Task Force comprises of senior and experienced representatives from the electronics manufacturing industry, specifically from Components, EMS, PCB, Mobiles, Consumer Electronics, and LED domains. The group was also supported by senior officials of MeitY, DPIIT & Invest India and its objective was to suggest policies to promote investments, value addition and manufacturing in the electronic components segment of ESDM sector, including Semiconductors, PCBs and EMS.  

 

Components are the building blocks for electronics manufacturing and in their absence it is not possible to establish a self-sustaining and vibrant ESDM industry At present Indian electronic component industry is inadequate to cater to domestic market and suffers extreme dependence on imports. This adversely impacts our self-reliance, security and economic interests. The Task Force has identified several challenges which the domestic component industry is facing, such as:

 

1.    Adverse Impact of various trade agreements signed by India such as ITA-1, CEPA, ASEAN FTA etc.

2.    Allowing zero duty imports of inputs/components for the assembly of high volume and high growth products such as mobile phones, PoS Machines, Micro ATM’s, Set Top Boxes etc. has depressed growth in demand of components and discouraged new investments in the segment.

3.    Disabilities caused by High Cost of Finance, Energy and Logistics increase corresponding to value addition. Capital Output ratio and value addition is high in component manufacturing and thus manufacturing disabilities faced are higher making investments unviable.

4.    Duty Free imports of PCBA’s reduce the demand for domestically manufactured PCB & components.

5.    Existing eco-system of component manufacturing in the country lacks global scale and capability and thus remains uncompetitive. It requires huge infusion of capital and technology and policy as well as infrastructure support from the eco-system.

 

The Task Force recommended a number of important policy measures to support large investments in manufacturing facilities for raw materials, parts, components and PCBA/EMS for electronics. The recommendations includes Direct Tax Holiday for component manufactures for a period of five years, Interest subvention, Plug & Play manufacturing facilities, retention of CGST etc. The recommendations also include Capital  & Operational subsidy and to budget for a Special Fund for fast track Implementation of these recommendations so as to give a quick boost to investments and bring home advantages of low hanging fruit in Components Manufacturing.

 

The ELCINA Task Force Report has been published and submitted on 17th December. The recommendations of this Task Force should bring about a significant improvement in the fortunes of the ESDM sector in the country, leading to self-reliance and sustained growth of this high tech sector which is a meta resource for our economy.

 

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 SECTION II - INDUSTRY  SCAN                                                                                            

General

 

Over 1,000 dual screen LG G8XThinQ units sold out on Amazon

 

Over 1,000 units of the newly-launched LG G8XThinQ dual screen smartphone were sold out during the first wave of sale on Amazon India, the company announced on Saturday. The South Korean tech major had introduced the dual screen smartphone in India for Rs 49,999 last week. "We are extremely delighted with the amazing response from consumers and are confident that LG G8XThinQ dual screen smartphone will elevate their experience. This is testament to our continuous efforts to our technological innovation and superior product quality," Advait Vaidya, Business Head-Mobile Division, LG Electronics India Pvt Ltd, said in a statement. "Dual screen as a concept is very new in India and we have received many accolades and positive feedback from consumers so far. We expect the momentum to further grow and create new benchmarks in India." The device features two identical 6.4-inch OLED displays with an in-display fingerprint sensor for an easier locking and unlocking the device. The device houses a 12MP standard and a 13MP super wide camera at the back, along with a 32MP front camera. According to the company, the device features two 1.2W speakers which aims to deliver bold, balanced stereo sound while the 32-bit Hi-Fi Quad DAC tuned by Meridian Audio for better smartphone sound.

 

(Sify Finance, Dec 30, 2019)

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Centres of Excellence sanctioned for Vizag

 

 

Three Centres of Excellence have been sanctioned for Visakhapatnam under the Technology Incubation and Development of Entrepreneurs (TIDE) scheme of the Department of Electronics and Information Technology (DeitY), Government of India. Speaking at a seminar organised by the Confederation of Indian Industry on digital transformation on the theme accelerating competitiveness and growth in the digital age here, Joint Director of Software Technology Parks of India M.P. Dubey said CoEs had been approved by the Centre under TIDE scheme at AP Innovation Society, Indian Institute of Management-Vizag and Bhagavatula Charitable Trust. He said another CoE had been sanctioned at Kalam Institute of Health Technology at AP MedTech Zone by the Niti Aayog and asked the industry to set up Vizag Angels, as the city was being recognised globally for having an excellent startup ecosystem. He also discussed the collaboration with Norway and Luxembourg for development of IT in Visakhapatnam by popularising smart technologies.

(The Hindu, Dec 24, 2019)

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Bhubaneswar Electropreneur park to incubate 50 start-ups in five years

 

The Electropreneur park in Bhubaneswar would incubate 50 start-ups in five years with thrust on verticals like energy, process control & industrial automation and education. The ecosystem is also envisaged to support innovation in electronics system design & manufacturing (ESDM) pertaining to agriculture, disaster management, healthcare and Smart City applications. Jitendra Chaddah, chairman, Indian Electronics & Semiconductor Association (IESA) said, "The consumption of electronics in India is growing at a rapid pace. The market is estimated to touch $400 billion in the next four to five years. The Electropreneur Park in Bhubaneswar can play a very critical role in meeting the demand-supply gap”. The Electropreneur park in Bhubaneswar being set up by the Software Technology Parks of India (STPI) in collaboration with the department of electronics & IT, Odisha government is the first ESDM incubation centre in eastern India. It is also the second Electropreneur Park in the country after the one set up within Delhi University. International Institute for Information Technology (IIIT) is the knowledge & academic partner whereas IESA has been designated the implementation partner for industry connect, mentoring support and outreach.

(BS, Dec 23, 2019)

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Soft launch of Electropreneur Park (EP) at Bhubaneswar

 

Software Technology Parks of India (STPI), under Ministry of Electronics & IT, Government of India with an objective to build leadership and next wave of budding entrepreneurs, is setting up Centers of Excellences (CoEs) in various technology domains spread across the country. These CoES are being established by STPI with support from Ministry of Electronics & IT, Government of India and respective State Governments to boost Innovation, creation of IPR, and Product Development from the country. As part of this initiative, STPI in collaboration with Electronics & IT Department, Govt. of Odisha is setting up the Electropreneur Park (EP) at Bhubaneswar, which is the first ESDM Incubation center in eastern India. IIIT Bhubaneswar has joined hands with STPI as the Knowledge and Academic Partner and India Electronics and Semiconductor Association (IESA) as the Implementation Partner for industry connect, mentoring support and outreach. The Soft launch of Electropreneur Park (EP) at Bhubaneswar is done by Shri Subrorto Bagchi, Chairman, Odisha Skill Development Authority on 23rd of December 2019 in the gracious presence of Shri Tusharkanti Behera, Hon’ble Minister for Electronics & IT, Govt. of Odisha, Dr. Omkar Rai, DG, STPI, Shri Hemant Sharma, Secretary, MSME, Govt. of Odisha, Shri Manoj Kumar Mishra, Secretary, Electronics & IT, Govt. of Odisha, Shri Manas Panda, Director, STPI-Bhubaneswar, Shri Jitendra Chaddah, Senior Director, Operations & Strategy, Intel India & Chairman IESA, Shri Pradeep Gupta, MD, Cybermedia & Chief Mentor of EP-Bhubaneswar and other dignitaries and Industry leaders.

 

(Orissadiary.com, Dec 23, 2019)

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Unfulfilled promise: On Personal Data Protection Bill

 

India’s Personal Data Protection Bill, 2019 starts encouragingly, seeking to protect “the privacy of individuals relating to their personal data”. But by the end, it is clear it is not designed to deliver on the promise. For, even as it rightly requires handlers of data to abide by globally-accepted rules — about getting an individual’s consent first — it disappointingly gives wide powers to the Government to dilute any of these provisions for its agencies. The Bill, which was tabled in Parliament by the Electronics and IT Minister on December 11, has now been referred to a joint committee, to be headed by the BJP’s Meenakshi Lekhi. The committee is expected to table its report during the Budget session. Technically, therefore, this is not beyond redemption yet. But recent events have cast doubts about whether the Government is serious about delivering on the privacy promise. Recently, messaging platform WhatsApp said that some Indian journalists and rights activists were among those spied using technology by an Israeli company, which by its own admission only works for government agencies across the world. Google too had alerted 12,000 users, including 500 in India, regarding “government-backed” phishing attempts against them. The Indian Government has still not come out in the clear convincingly regarding these incidents.

 

(The Hindu, Dec 17, 2019)

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IAS crunch reason for Rajeev posting

 

The Bengal government did not seek the Centre’s approval before posting former Calcutta police commissioner Rajeev Kumar as the information technology and electronics principal secretary on the ground that it was facing a dearth of IAS officers, multiple officials claimed. Kumar, who is facing a CBI probe in connection with the Saradha scam, was given the posting on Thursday. A state government should seek the approval of the department of personnel and training, under the Centre, before assigning a non-IAS officer to a post reserved for the IAS. “The state had repeatedly urged the Centre to increase the sanctioned strength of IAS officers in Bengal. But the requests fell on deaf ears. This is the reason why the state was forced to place an IPS officer in a post meant for an IAS officer. If the Centre seeks a clarification, the state will cite the shortage of IAS officers here,” said a senior bureaucrat. Nabanna sources said that the Bengal government had urged the Centre earlier this year to enhance the IAS cadre strength to 400 during an allotment review meeting in Delhi that was held after five years. The Bengal government had cited development projects for the request.

 

(The Telegraph, Dec 30, 2019)

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Information Technology

 

Digital India gets a boost

 

To promote digital payments, finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Saturday said no MDR charges will be applicable on transactions through homegrown RuPay and UPI platforms beginning January 1, 2020. The department of revenue will soon notify RuPay and UPI as the prescribed mode of payment for digital transactions without any Merchant Discount Rate (MDR), she said after meeting CEOs of public sector banks here. Accordingly, all companies with a turnover of Rs 50 crore or more will be mandated by the revenue department to provide the facility of payment through RuPay Debit card and UPI QR code to their customers, she said. MDR is the cost paid by a merchant to a bank for accepting payment from their customers via digital means. The merchant discount rate is expressed in percentage of the transaction amount.  “I’m happy to say that the announcement which was made in the budget will see the notification coming on January 1, 2020... those modes which are getting notified will not have charges under the MDR being levied on them,” she said. Indigenously developed digital payment medium such as RuPay and BHIM UPI will now have an edge over the payment gateway promoted by foreign companies. She said banks will also start a campaign to popularise RuPay Debit card and UPI.

 

(The Telegraph, Dec 29, 2019)

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Microsoft India organizes Cloud for Digital Governance Tour in Bhubaneshwar

 

As part of its commitment to support the country in its Digital India vision, Microsoft India today hosted the Cloud for Digital Governance Tour in Bhubaneshwar. The one-day conference is part of the Cloud for Digital Governance national program, launched by Microsoft in August this year to equip government officials in charge of IT across the country with critical Artificial Intelligence (AI) and intelligent cloud computing skills. The initiative comprises a series of physical and virtual workshops and aims to train 5,000 personnel over a period of 12 months to help them leverage AI and secure cloud technology for efficient, transparent and productive governance.  AI and intelligent technologies are becoming all-pervasive today, driving change across businesses, communities and governments. Improving skill sets in AI and the cloud can enable path-breaking innovation and drive the next phase of India’s growth. Microsoft’s first-of-its-kind Cloud for Digital Governance Tour for government officials reiterates our commitment to being a trusted partner to the government by empowering officials to leverage AI and secure cloud technology for efficient, transparent and productive governance.

 

(Education Dairy.com, Dec 25, 2019)

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By 2030, India will have over 90 million people skilled in AI, block chain, cyber security: NASSCOM

 

India will become the largest workforce in the world by 2030 with over 90 million people up skilling themselves in futuristic technologies such as Artificial Intelligence, Block chain, Cyber security among others, according to a report by NASSCOM. Indian IT industry body said that with technology giants investing over INR 10 billion per year to address the reskilling/ up skilling requirements of their employees given the magnitude of the challenges, more people are expected to be a part of the industry. The Indian government had announced an initiative called ‘Future Skills’ last year in Hyderabad to reskill the IT industry workforce in emerging technologies and job roles prompting the Ministry of Electronics and IT and NASSCOM to also help reskill/ up skill over 200,000 IT employees leveraging the Future Skills platform. The Future Skills platform currently offers reskilling/ up skilling in 10 emerging technologies like Artificial Intelligence, Cyber Security, Block chain, etc. across 70 new job roles and 155 new skills. Union Minister for Electronics and IT Shri Ravi Shankar Prasad today approved the expansion of the Future Skills initiative to industry professionals across different segments, higher education students and government officials, with the goal to train 400,000 professionals in next three years. This expanded digital platform would be called Future Skills PRIME (Programme for Reskilling/ Up  skilling of IT Manpower for Employability).

 

(IBS Intelligence, Dec 24, 2019)

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Govt. sets aside Rs 426 cr to reskill 4 lakh IT staffers in emerging tech

 

The government has expanded a programme to reskill the IT industry workforce in emerging technologies, with a target to train 4,00,000 professionals in the next three years. The government has earmarked Rs 426 crore for the programme. Union Minister for Electronics and IT Ravi Shankar Prasad said on Wednesday that, in a digital world, a trained workforce will become India’s biggest competitive advantage, and that the government was committed to working with the IT Industry and industry group Nasscom to create India Digital Talent Stack. Prime Minister Narendra Modi had announced the Future Skills Initiative in 2018. Since then, the Ministry of Electronics and IT and Nasscom have worked with the IT industry to reskill and up skill over 2,00,000 IT employees, leveraging the Future Skills platform. The platform currently offers skilling in 10 emerging technologies such as artificial intelligence, cyber security and blockchain across 70 new job roles and 155 new skills. By 2030, India will have more than 90 million people joining the workforce due to its existing demographic dividend, according to a government statement.  Indian IT giants have been investing over Rs 1,000 crore every year to address the reskilling/upskilling requirements of their employees, given the magnitude of the challenges, it added. “The common objective we share is to showcase India as the global hub for talent development in emerging technologies as well as globally recognised process structures,” said Debjani Ghosh, president, Nasscom.


(ET, Dec 19, 2019)

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Panasonic to build electrical equipment plant in India

 

Panasonic Corp. said Tuesday it will invest around ¥4.6 billion ($42 million) to build a new plant in southern India to produce switchgears and other wiring devices as the emerging economy has experienced a construction boom for condominiums and office buildings. The new factory in Andhra Pradesh, which will be the company’s fifth production base in India, will start operation in October 2021, the electronics maker said. Ramping up its production capacity, Panasonic aims to double its fiscal 2018 sales in the Indian housing and construction industry to ¥100 billion in fiscal 2021. “India is in the midst of economic development, and the number of housing starts is extraordinary compared to Japan,” Masaharu Michiura, managing executive officer of Panasonic, told reporters.

 

(Japan Times, Dec 17, 2019)

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 Defence & Solar

 

The long read: How large of a problem is thermal derating?

 

In a pv magazine webinar a few years ago, SMA argued that its inverters displayed much better thermal behavior than those of other, possibly cheaper, competitors. The competing companies defended themselves against the attack, of course. Because the information in most specification sheets does not provide much insight into thermal behavior, it was one company’s word against another’s. The lack of hard data is also the basis for the dispute as to whether inverters with fans are preferable to their fanless counterparts. In marketing materials, the “fan clan” like to argue that without fans, derating would have a much more pronounced impact as it facilitates the cooling. In a pv magazine webinar a few years ago, SMA argued that its inverters displayed much better thermal behavior than those of other, possibly cheaper, competitors. The competing companies defended themselves against the attack, of course. Because the information in most specification sheets does not provide much insight into thermal behavior, it was one company’s word against another’s. The lack of hard data is also the basis for the dispute as to whether inverters with fans are preferable to their fanless counterparts.

(PV Magazine, Nov 30, 2019)

 

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$451 million ADB loan to strengthen power connectivity in Tamil Nadu

 

The Asian Development Bank (ADB) and the Government of India have signed a $451 million loan agreement to strengthen power connectivity between the southern and northern parts of the Chennai–Kanyakumari Industrial Corridor in Tamil Nadu. The state government is aiming to develop the northern Chennai–Tiruchirappalli area of Chennai–Kanyakumari Industrial Corridor as a manufacturing center while targeting the relatively poor southern Madurai–Thoothukudi portion for the development of renewable energy-based power generation because of the availability of wind and solar resources. The project will help establish extra-high-voltage transmission link between Virudhunagar and Coimbatore to transfer the additional generation capacity of 9 GW, including 6 GW from renewables, by 2025 to meet the increased power demand in the Chennai–Kanyakumari Industrial Corridor. This will help reliably evacuate power from these new power plants in the southern Chennai–Kanyakumari Industrial Corridor. The Chennai–Kanyakumari Industrial Corridor is part of the East Coast Economic Corridor, in which ADB is the lead developing partner of the Government of India.

 

(PV Magazine, Nov 29, 2019)

 

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Making Delhi A Solar City

 

With an average 50 KW solar power plant, one can save up to 72 tonnes of CO2 emissions entering the atmosphere, which is equivalent to planting 1500 trees. Solar power is not only environment-friendly but one of the very few secure investment options available in today’s declining economy to get an assured return. Installing solar not only reduces electricity bills but if you produce more electricity than your own consumption, that completely turns the table and you move from being a standard energy consumer to an energy producer. On top of all these financial and economic benefits, solar gives consumers an opportunity to contribute towards national development, feeling pride as they do their bit to ensure India meets its global and internal clean energy commitments, helping cities and states meet their climate change, air pollution and energy security targets. Currently, Delhites are witnessing the worst environmental disaster and air pollution of our time.

(PV Magazine, Nov 29, 2019)

 

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ADB extends $250 million loan to EESL for energy efficiency initiatives

 

Following a $200 million loan in 2016 for energy-efficient lighting, the Asian Development Bank (ADB) has approved another $250 million loan to Energy Efficiency Services Limited (EESL), a public-sector energy service company under Ministry of Power, to expand energy efficiency investments in India. Under the new ADB project, activities to be undertaken by EESL in eligible states include energy efficiency opportunities not targeted by traditional energy service company investments, such as smart meters, distributed solar photovoltaic systems and e-vehicles. The project will also promote awareness about the benefits of using energy efficient technologies among stakeholders. Awareness campaigns will engage local organizations in knowledge-sharing and training, with a focus on women electricity consumers. Capacity building for electricity distribution, regulatory agencies, and other government bodies will also be carried out. The total cost of the project is $592 million, of which the Clean Technology Fund will provide $46 million, to be administered by ADB, and the EESL will contribute $296 million.  

(PV Magazine, Nov 28, 2019)

 

Distributed Energy’s rooftop solar aggregator platform raises Rs. 100 million funding

 

Rooftop solar developer Distributed Energy has launched an online platform that connects credible renewable energy projects with investors. After comprehensive due diligence on several metrics, energy customers can have their fundable projects listed on its marketplace. Investors can explore and express interest in one or more of these at the click of a button. The platform—which has already delivered 5 MW of energy to a range of companies in Southern India and Rwanda—has received Rs 100 million in funding from Singularity University’s Co-Chair for Energy and Environment and Angel investor Ramez Naam and from African business conglomerate Mount Meru. Distributed Energy has been co-founded by Mathew Mazhuvanchery, Ruchir Punjabi and Sudhakar Kadavasal. Speaking about their platform’s relevance for India, Distributed Energy co-founder Mathew Mazhuvanchery said, “India is among the most promising renewable energy markets in the world – especially in solar. We have one of the most refined supply chains in solar energy. However, access to capital to Indian companies for solar is limited. We believe that the platform, by opening up a new, reliable channel for investors, will help unlock capital and thus accelerate the deployment of renewable energy across India. The primary reason why the platform has gained quick traction is due to the economics of the model that works for both parties.”

 

(PV Magazine, Nov 28, 2019)

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Consumer Electronics

 

India to sell connected consumer devices worth Rs 3.25 lakh crore in 2020: Report

 

Connected consumer device market in India is expected to record a 11% growth by selling devices worth Rs 3,24,960 lakh crore in 2020, as per a forecast by research firm TechArc. “Users in India are moving beyond smartphone connectivity and moving to other connected solutions which apart from making them ‘smart’ substantially increase the utility of such devices,” said Faisal Kawoosa, Founder & Chief Analyst techARC, while releasing the 1st edition of ‘India Connected Consumer Report .. Connected consumer device market in India is expected to record a 11% growth by selling devices worth Rs 3,24,960 lakh crore in 2020, as per a forecast by research firm TechArc. “Users in India are moving beyond smartphone connectivity and moving to other connected solutions which apart from making them ‘smart’ substantially increase the utility of such devices,” said Faisal Kawoosa, Founder & Chief Analyst techARC, while releasing the 1st edition of ‘India Connected Consumer Report .. “Fundamentally, this is being driven by two trends of creating a connected cluster around smartphones, being the hub and adding connectivity in consumer electronics led by smart TVs and smart speakers,” he added. Smartphones will continue to lead the sales of connected devices both in value and volume. However, with normal growth outlook for smartphones, equipment manufacturers will explore adjacent products where there is still a lot of headroom for growth, the report said. 

(ET, Dec 23, 2019)

 

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Onida unveils Fire TV edition in partnership with Amazon

 

Onida in partnership with Amazon has launched Fire TV Edition of its Smart TVs in India. “This will be the first Fire TV Edition Smart TVs to be launched in India. It will run on Amazon’s built-in Fire TV OS seamlessly enabling favourite streaming of content on the home screens,” said MIRC Electronics that owns the Onida brand. “It lets one control the experience effortlessly with voice remote with Alexa,” it added.  The Onida Fire TV Edition comes with Lucent Picture Engine technology, which is Onida’s video processing technology that delivers exceptional colours, significant depth, and deeper contrasts on the TV panel. Currently two SKUs are available exclusively on the Amazon.in platform from December 20, at price of ₹12,999 for 32-inch and ₹21,999 for 43-inch screens Sunil Shankar, business head, MIRC Electronics Ltd. (Onida), said that, “Onida is working closely with Amazon team to bring this best technology and experience through the launch of Onida Fire TV Edition in India, available at an affordable price segment. We have also bundled in the key features that the new millennial generation wants in a smart TV.” The entire Onida Fire TV Edition line-up is being manufactured in India. The Onida Fire TV Edition smart TVs were first introduced by Amazon in 2018 in the U.S. and Canada.

(The Hindu, Dec 23, 2019)

 

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Consumer durable industry returns to steady growth path in 2019; economic slowdown a threat for 2020

 

The consumer durables industry returned to a steady growth path in 2019 after almost two flat years but might not be able to repeat the feat in the coming year as broader market indicates economic slowdown. The consumer durables sector, estimated to be around Rs 76,400 crore in FY'19, logged a growth rate of about 10 percent, largely helped by long and harsh summer, which lifted sales of compressor-based cooling products such as AC and refrigerators. The industry, however, continued to face challenges in segments like TV panels and microwave, which failed to deliver a notable performance during 2019. The Consumer Electronics and Appliances Manufacturers Association (CEAMA), however, is hopeful that the demand of cooling products next year will be high as well. "Given current sentiments, 2020 may not register high growth but weather is expected to play a key level for growth. A hot elongated summer may drive growth for cooling products in the first half," CEAMA president Kamal Nandi told PTI. The consumer durables industry, which received several incentives in 2019 from the government in form of reduction in customs duty on import of TV panels (open cells), among others, expects the ratio of localization and backward integration to increase and contribute more towards Make-in-India.

(FirstPost, Dec 27, 2019)

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SECTION – IV - FORTHCOMING EVENTS &  GENERAL INFORMATION              

Overseas Shows

 

Event

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CES 2020

Organiser

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Consumer Tech.  Association

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7-Jan-2020

To

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10-Jan-2020            

Venue & City

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Las Vegas Convention Center, Las Vegas, USA

Website

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https://www.ces.tech/

 

Event

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NEPCON JAPAN 2020

Organiser

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Reed Exhibitions Japan Ltd.

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15-Jan-2020

To

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17-Jan-2020             

Venue & City

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Tokyo Big Sight,Japan

Website

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https://www.nepconjapan.jp/en-gb.html

 

Event

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Smart Energy Summit

Organiser

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Park Associates

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17-Feb-2020

To

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19-Feb-2020            

Venue & City

:

Omni Austin Hotel Downtown, Austin, USA.

Website

:

http://www.parksassociates.com/events/smart-energy-summit

 

Event

:

China International PCB and Assembly Show (CPCA Show)

Organiser

:

World Electronic Circuits Council (WECC)

From

:

16-March-2020

To

:

18-March-2020            

Venue & City

:

Shenzhen Convention & Exhibition Center, China.

Website

:

http://www. electronica-china.com   

 

Event

:

electronica China

Organiser

:

Messe Muenchen Shanghai

From

:

18-March-2020

To

:

20-March-2020            

Venue & City

:

Shenzhen Convention & Exhibition Center, China

Website

:

http://www. electronica-china.com   

 

Event

:

Hannover Messe

Organiser

:

Messe Hannover

From

:

20-April-2020

To

:

24-April-2020            

Venue & City

:

Hannover Exhibition Grounds,Germany

Website

:

https://www.hannovermesse.de/home

Domestic Shows  

Event

:

ELECRAMA

Organiser

:

IEEMA

From

:

18-Jan-2020

To

:

22-Jan.-2020          

City

:

India Expo Mart, Greater Noida, Uttar Pradesh

Website

:

https://elecrama.com/

 

Event

:

India Electronics Week 2020

Organiser

:

EFY Group

From

:

13-February-2020

To

:

15-February-2020          

City

:

KTPO Trade Center, Bangalore

Website

:

https://www.indiaelectronicsweek.com/

 

Event

:

Convergence India 2020 

Organiser

:

Exhibitions India

From

:

19-Feb.-2020

To

:

21-Feb.-2020          

City

:

India Expo Mart, Greater Noida, Uttar Pradesh

Website

:

https://www.convergenceindia.org/

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SECTION - V - ELCINA EVENTS, ACTIVITIES & SERVICES                                          

 

 

ELCINA-CKM Programs

 

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

 

Forthcoming ELCINA-CKM Training Program

                   

ELCINA-CKM - Training Programs on Quality, Productivity & Soft Skills

 

S. No.

Program Name

Days

Quality Improvement Techniques - Core Tools

1

SPC - Statistical Process Control

1

2

7 QC Tools - Problem Solving Techniques

1

3

FMEA - Product & Process

1

4

RCA & CAPA - Root Cause Analysis / Corrective Action Plan

1

5

Right (RFT) First Time Quality for Zero Defect Manufacturing - Customer Focus

1

6

Global 8 D - Problem Solving Techniques

1

7

Reliability Testing & Certification for LED Lighting Products

1

8

Six Sigma Methodology for Process Improvement

1

9

MSA

1

10

APQP / PPAP

1

11

5 S

1

12

Six Sigma - Green Belt

1

13

Sampling Inspection for Parts / Products (IS 2500 & IS 12040)
& Vendor Rating

1

14

Environment Testing for Electronics Products & Components as per IS Standards

1

15

ISO 9001:2015 Requirements & Implementation

1

16

ISO 9001:2015 Internal Auditor Course

1

17

ISO 14001:2015 EMS - Environment Management System

1

18

Internal Audit Training

1

19

Environment & Health - EHS Legal Requirement

1

Manufacturing - Productivity & Cost

20

KAIZEN

1

21

Cost Reduction Strategies in Production - Via Toyota Production System (TPS)

1

22

Equipment Maintenance - Autonomous Maintenance Methodology

1

23

Control of Waste(7 types) - 3M (Mura, Muri and Muda) Methodology

1

24

Production Capacity Enhancement with Flow Manufacturing

1

25

Vendor Evaluation Technique

1

26

Material Handling & Warehouse Management

1

27

Lean Manufacturing

1

28

Soldering

1

29

Value Stream Mapping

1

30

Just in Time Manufacturing Methodologies

1

31

Principles in KANBAN

1

32

Reduction of Set-up Time - Use of SMED

1

Soft Skills

33

Internal Communication Skills & Building High Performance Team

1

34

Personality Enrichment & Leadership Skills

1

35

Business Time & Stress Management

1

36

Conflict Management

1

37

Assertiveness and Dealing with Difficult Situations

1

38

Shop Floor Management Skills

1

39

Motivation Skills

1

40

Time Management & Stress Management

1

41

Team Building for High Performance

1

42

Building Better Work Relationship

1

43

Conflict Resoultion at Work - Techniques

1

44

Pesonality Development

1

45

Managerial Effectiveness

1

46

Influencing & Persuading Others

1

47

Business Communication

1

48

Internal Effective Communication

1

49

Leadership Development for Organisational Success

1

50

Leadership for Young Managers

1

 

Please click the link below for more training programs

http://elcina.com/trainingProgram.php  

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

 

Electronic Industries Association of India

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

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

Website: www.elcina.com

 

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ELCINA PRODUT DISPLAY CENTRE at  ELCINA HOUSE

 

The 'OSRAM DISPLAY CENTRE' in ELCINA House is a permanent Display Centre and serves to showcase the Indian electronics industry to visitors. The Display Centre has now 11 Full Stalls and 4 Half/Mini Stalls, presently occupied by the following Member-companies:-  

Full Stalls

  1. Bharat Electronics Ltd, Bangalore

  2. TDK India Pvt. Ltd., Noida

  3. Teknik Electromeconic Pvt Ltd, Bangalore

  4. SGS Tekniks Manufacturing Pvt Ltd, Gurgaon

  5. Deki Electronics Ltd, Noida

  6. EMI Solutions Pvt. Ltd., Bangalore

  7. Elin Electronics Ltd, New Delhi

  8. Syrma Technology Pvt. Ltd., Chennai

  9. AT & S India Pvt.Ltd., Mysore

Half/Mini Stalls

1.      Super Mount Pack Pvt. Ltd. Bangalore

2.      CTR Mfg. Inds Ltd., Aurangabad  

3.      Neotec Semiconductor Ltd., Taiwan

4.      Sowparnika Thermistors and Hybrids Pvt.Ltd., Thrissur (Kerala)

 

 

 

Two full stalls are currently available at present and interested members may kindly contact ELCINA House, New Delhi (saly@elcina.com) for advance booking of the same.

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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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A newsletter published by ELCINA, New Delhi. The information contained in this newsletter is for private circulation only. Despite our best efforts, some errors could have crept in. You are advised to verify authenticity of the information before further use.


Electronic Industries Association of India (ELCINA )

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

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