VOL XX, ISSUE 11

 15 June 2020

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Electronic manufacturers ask government to relax rule on production volume for incentives

 

Top electronics manufacturers have urged the government to ease a rule in a recently notified scheme that grants an incentive of 4-6% only if production volumes in the current fiscal year are higher than last year. Electronics manufacturers, chiefly mobile phone makers, have argued that there has been a sharp drop in domestic as well as global demand due to the economic crisis worldwide wrought by the Covid-19 pandemic. As such, production from a company’s newly set up Indian unit will be less than the previous fiscal year, making them lose out on the incentive, they have said. The Production Linked Incentive (PLI) is one of three major schemes the Ministry of Electronics and IT unveiled recently to encourage large mobile phone and component manufacturers to invest in the country. The PLI scheme, under which the government started accepting applications last week, has a total outlay of nearly Rs 41,000 crore. “There is a depression in the market and sales this year are likely to be less than last year, but the government has said that production has to be more than last year, as one of the criteria to be eligible for the incentives," an industry executive told ET.

 

(ET, June 11, 2020)

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India’s Big Push For Small Chips: Why Government Looks Serious To Ensure That Country Turns Producer Of Semiconductors

 

A technology village in Thoothukudi in early 2000s, a fab city project in Hyderabad in 2006, two consortiums involving half a dozen companies declaring their intent in 2014, talks on an Analog fab named similar to India's popular game around 2015 - this forms the list, may be not exhaustive, of the attempts at realising a commercial semiconductor fab or foundries in India. Arun Mampazhy has a BTech from IITM and MS from University of Maryland in semiconductor fabrication and over a decade of industry experience. His dreams of seeing a commercial fab takeoff in India has changed from black and white to colour over two decades. He can be reached via email nanoarun(at)gmail(dot)com or @nano_arun on twitter. Views expressed are personal. 

(Swarajya, June 05, 2020)

 

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Noida: 8 firms allotted land along Yamuna Expressway, Rs 288 cr investment likely

 

Eight industrial units have been allotted land along the Yamuna Expressway in Gautam Buddh Nagar and the move is expected to bring in investments worth Rs 288 crore besides creating over 21,000 jobs, officials said on Wednesday. The land was allotted to the eight units following due procedure by the Yamuna Expressway Industrial Development Authority (YEIDA) on Tuesday, the officials said. Private firms Arushi Electronics, Sunvoice Electronics, and Krishna Murari Organisation were allotted 45,000 sq metre land in Sector 33, according to an official statement by YEIDA. “With this allotment, an investment of Rs 76.95 crore will be made in the area under the YEIDA and 1,560 jobs will be created,” it said.

(India TV, June 10, 2020)

 

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India wants to be a ‘partner of the global economy’ in its manufacturing push, minister says

 

India has the resources it needs to become a global electronics manufacturing hub and a competitive partner to the world economy, the country’s technology minister said.  The government on Tuesday introduced a $6.6 billion incentive scheme for international companies to ramp up their electronics manufacturing production in India.  “This whole scheme is industry specific, to make India a big hub of electronic manufacturing,” Ravi Shankar Prasad, minister for communications, electronics and information technology, told CNBC’s Tanvir Gill. Electronics manufacturing — particularly the production and assembly of smartphones — is a cornerstone of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s “Make In India” campaign. In recent years, that’s become more prominent as global tech companies are moving out of China to diversify their supply chain, going into places like Vietnam or India. “When we talk of ‘Make In India,’ it does not mean India in isolation. It means an India, which is globally becoming competitive, as a partner of the global economy — India’s asset in service of the global assets,” he added.  Last month, Modi gave a speech underscoring the need for India to become self-reliant as the economy struggles to bounce back from the coronavirus pandemic. Some took that to mean a more protectionist India in the future.

 

(CNBC, June 05, 2020)

 

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SECTION I - POLICY SCAN                                                                                             

 

Ministry of Electronics & IT has officially launched the three key schemes under National Policy for Electronics to encourage electronics manufacturing in the country. These schemes were earlier approved by the Union cabinet and their Notifications were already under public domain. Now Ministry has come up with the Guidelines, Application forms. The consolidated budget outlay of the budget of these schemes are approx. INR 48000 Crores.
 
For complete information Members may refer the links as provided in the Table Below:
 

 

Srl Scheme  

1

PLI Scheme

Notification

Guidelines pli@ifciltd.com
piyush.gupta05@nic.in,
saurabh.gaur@meity.gov.in
https://pli.ifciltd.com/

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SPECS

Notification

Guideline

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jha.amit@meity.gov.in, and 
smarwah@meity.gov.in
https://specs.ifciltd.com/
 

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EMC 2.0 Notification Guideline pmu.emc@stpi.in
neetesh.gupta@meity.gov.in and 
sanjay.koul@meity.gov.in
https://emc20.stpi.in/

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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 SECTION II - INDUSTRY  SCAN                                                                                            

 

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Electronics goods companies bank on imports to meet demand

 

Electronics goods companies have had to resort to imports to meet demand as they haven't been able to scale up local production even after the lockdown was eased. They include India's two largest smartphone makers, Xiaomi and Oppo, which have decided to import handsets from China, although they had set up local production facilities more than three years ago, three senior industry executives said. In import-dependent categories such as laptops and dishwashers, where sales have surged manifold, companies have expanded imports two-four times in the past few weeks. The main reasons are non-availability of migrant labour, closure of plants due to coronavirus infections and the inability to scale up production due to distancing norms within plants, said people with knowledge of the matter.   The Oppo plant in Greater Noida was closed last month after Covid-19 infections among workers. Although it has resumed operations, production is at around 30% of capacity. The plant also manufactures Realme and OnePlus phones and both these brands are also exploring import options but no decision has been taken yet due to 22% import duty, industry executives said.

(ET, June 11, 2020)

 

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Industry hails schemes for electronics manufacturing

 

Industry body FICCI congratulates Minister for Electronics & IT Ravi Shankar Prasad for unveiling the guidelines of three new schemes for the development of electronics manufacturing and its ecosystem in India. These schemes are Production Linked Incentive Scheme (PLI), Scheme for Promotion of Manufacturing of Electronic Components and Semiconductors (SPECS) and Modified Electronics Manufacturing Clusters (EMC 2.0) Scheme. FICCI welcomes this forward looking, timely and bold policy initiative. It is the surest step forward to shift supply chains in one of the fastest growing sectors of the world to India. We expect India to become a leading exporter for mobile phones to the world by 2023. The schemes will also help pull in manufacturing of components, sub-assemblies and eventually core technologies, it said. "It is a historic day for Indian electronics industry. The scheme would not only integrate Indian electronics industry with the global supply chain and building robust manufacturing ecosystem but also help in creating more employment in the country," said Som Mittal, Mentor, FICCI Electronics Manufacturing Committee. Manish Sharma, Chair, FICCI Electronics Manufacturing Committee further added, "The roadmap launched today of the Rs 50,000 crore incentive schemes by Minister, Ravi Shankar is encouraging for the electronics industry. This initiative is a progressive step towards 'Make in India' helping us achieve the Honorable PM's vision of Atmanirbhar Bharat.”

(SME Times, June 06, 2020)

 

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Consumers still slow to order non-essential items from e-commerce: Local circles

 

Indian consumers continue to be selective in ordering non-essential items including electronics and gadgets, through e-commerce websites, in spite of delivery being permitted outside containment zones, said a new survey. In the three weeks, starting 17 May, 36% of Indians have placed orders for non-essential items through e-commerce websites, while another 23% of consumers have placed some orders but expect to order more, according to the survey by social media community platform, LocalCircles. The survey got 16,000 responses from citizens located in over 231 districts of India.  Close to 36% of respondents to the survey said that they have not placed any orders yet. According to LocalCircles, 57% respondents of its survey were from tier 1 cities, 32% were from tier 2 geographies, while 11% respondents were from tier 3, 4 and rural districts. On the category of products (beyond essentials) respondents plan to order via e-commerce websites in the next 30 days, 5% said gadgets like laptop, tablet, printer, mobile etc, while 6% wanted to buy appliances of white goods such as refrigerators and washing machines. Nearly 5% of the respondents also said that they are looking to buy home improvement items and furnishings, and 8% said items including fashion, apparels, toys, gifts, were on their shopping lists. While, 54% said they plan to place orders for one or more of the above categories, including gadgets and appliances.

 

(LiveMint, June 11, 2020)

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MSMEs struggle to stay afloat even as dues pile up

 

A few years after Swati Purakayastha won the Women Scientist Award from the department of science and technology for her work on renewable energy systems, the Kolkata-based scientist turned entrepreneur to set up Optimal Power Synergy in 2007 to design and manufacture inverters and control systems for renewable energy projects. By 2015, Optimal, registered as a micro, small, and medium enterprise (MSME), was competing with Schneider Electric for leadership position in India’s market for microgrid controllers. Optimal’s customers included the Indian military and coast guard, several government-owned enterprises, and large companies such as Reliance Industries. However, one year ago, Optimal became a non-performing asset for banks, as it struggled to collect payments for several marquee government contracts. Public sector units, such as Bharat Heavy Electricals Ltd (Bhel), Kerala’s State Electronics Development Corp. Ltd (Keltron), and Rajasthan Electronics and Instruments Ltd (Reil), are yet to pay Optimal for services and products sold nearly a decade ago. Optimal sold products for ₹66 lakh to Bhel in 2011 and is still waiting for the payment. A 28-month-long arbitration proceeding through an MSME facilitation council ruled in Optimal’s favour, awarding it ₹2.78 crore in unpaid dues, and interest. The payment should have come in 30 days of the order in November 2019 hasn’t yet been made by Bhel.

 

(LiveMint, June 11, 2020)

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Ula raises $10.5 million from Sequoia, Lightspeed India

 

Small-retailers focussed marketplace app Ula has raised seed funding of $10.5 million led by Sequoia India and Lightspeed India. Indonesia-based venture capital fund, SMDV, growth-stage fund Quona Capital, early stage investor Saison Capital and Silicon Valley-based Alter Global also participated in the round along with prominent angels including the founders of Indian B2B unicorn, Udaan as well as Rahul Mehta Managing Partner at DST Global. Launched in January 2020, Ula is an Indonesia-based multi-category wholesale e-commerce marketplace, which provides goods and working capital to small store owners, to increase their overall income. The startup which has teams in India, Singapore and Indonesia, will invest the funds raised from the current round into its technology platform, and for building out a talent team in India. “Indian leaders have long been building from the region, for the world. And a lot of this is possible because of the strong tech talent pool that is available here. Having worked with the best of the business and tech leaders during my time at Flipkart, Amazon and more recently, Pine Labs - I believe talent in India, with their focus on impact, is uniquely placed to build the next-generation of cross-over companies", said Nipun Mehra, co-founder, Ula.

(Livemint, June 10, 2020)

 

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Why Boycotting Chinese Goods Isn't a Pragmatic Path to an 'Atmanirbhar' India

 

When Prime Minister Narendra Modi, in his address to the nation, gave a clarion call for an ‘Atmanirbhar Bharat’ last month, an undercover tirade seemed to have developed amongst the masses against the products that we import. This inflammatory exasperation was more specifically targeted towards our immediate neighbor, China – a country which has been declared guilty of manufacturing and spreading the novel coronavirus.Not far away from the Line of Actual Control in Ladakh, SonamWangchuk, engineer, innovator and the inspiration behind director VidhuVinod Chopra’s popular Hindi film 3 Idiots, from Ladakh, took to social media to promote the boycott of all products ‘Made in China’. Wangchuk’s video from Ladakh drew over 20 lakh views in two days but he went on to assert that these should be converted into something concrete that would bite the Chinese government.With all this rumbling in the air, the million-dollar question that needs an immediate answer is how plausible is it to talk about insulating ourselves from the influx of materials from this global trading giant?

 

(The Wire, June 09, 2020)

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With domestic help away, residents queue up to purchase dishwashers

 

 Once a rarity in Indian homes, the dishwasher has acquired newfound importance in city households as well as in other urban centres in India. Recently, following the announcement of the lockdown, there has been an exponential rise in its demand, according to those dealing in electronic appliances. In fact, at least four city-based distributors said that there is a shortage of stock in the market, with people signing up on waitlists to purchase a dishwasher and prospective buyers numbering into hundreds in Gurugram. With manual chores becoming a more integral part of the everyday life, residents also that said they were happy to spend money on products to ease cumbersome household tasks, particularly as many are no longer employing household help, either by personal choice or due to neighbourhood or RWA restrictions. “We have all realised that washing dishes can be extremely tedious. Naturally, people will be looking for a more convenient way to get the job done,” said Jugesh Nanda, owner and manager of an electronic goods showroom on Golf Course Road in DLF Phase-1. 

(HT, June 08, 2020)

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Information Technology & EV’s

 

Government plans to ease procurement rules for desi software product firms

 

A proposal to ease procurement norms, facilitated by the Ministry of Electronics and IT, is expected to help Indian software companies secure more technology projects from the central and state governments.The aim -- to uplift home-grown software product companies, in line with the government's "Atmanirbhar Bharat" (self-reliant India) scheme. According to a top government official, a government committee is drafting a model Request for Proposal (RFE) document for software products which will soften eligibility conditions such as revenue and work experience thresholds, need for third-party certifications and easier payment norms for Indian software products. The committee is headed by IIT-Bombay’s DP Pathak and includes government officials as well as members from industry associations such as Nasscom and iSPIRT. “If the Indian products have to be competitive, then the government will have to loosen its mindset when it comes to standard procurement norms. If the quality or the features of the Indian products match with any international brands, then procurement rules should give them a push,” the government official, who did not wish to be named, said.
A similar model RFP, to ease procurement of software services by various government bodies, was released previously.

 

View from India : Boost for electronics and startup ecosystem

 

The Production Linked Incentive (PLI) scheme; the Scheme for Promotion of Manufacturing of Electronic Components and Semiconductors (SPECS), and Modified Electronics Manufacturing Clusters (EMC 2.0) are three schemes tabled for the electronics industry. All three were introduced in April 2020. Last week, Ravi Shankar Prasad, union minister for information technology and telecommunication, informed the media that the schemes are expected to attract substantial investments, increasing the production of mobile phones and their components to around Rs 10 lakh crore by 2025. It is also estimated to generate around five lakh direct and 15 lakh indirect jobs. These schemes are expected to contribute to achieving a $1tn digital economy and a $5tn GDP by 2025. As per the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MeitY) website, the PLI scheme is to boost domestic manufacturing and attract large investments in mobile phone manufacturing and specified electronic components. This includes assembly, testing, marking and packaging (ATMP) units. The scheme will include an incentive of 4 per cent to 6 per cent on incremental sales (over base year) of goods manufactured in India and covered under target segments to eligible companies. This is for a period of five years subsequent to the base year as defined. 

 

(E&T, June 08, 2020)

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India launches $6.6 billion electronics production subsidy program

 

The Modi administration’s program will subsidize 4 to 6 percent of a qualified manufacturer’s incremental sales on products made in India for five years. The project will also provide financial support for locally housed semiconductors, display units, and chip packing equipment. New Delhi’s plan also promises monetary backing for the development of a robust domestic electronics production ecosystem.  A government press release explained the manufacturing subsidy plan is intended to help India become more self-reliant. The electronics and IT ministry stressed the Modi administration wants to foster a national culture of innovation, digital inclusion, and entrepreneurship. The leader has said internal technological development will make the republic more self-reliant and “a partner of the global economy.” New Delhi also highlighted India’s recent successes concerning digital transformation in its subsidy program announcement. The ministry noted the nation’s share of global electronics production has risen from 1.3 percent in 2012 to 3 percent in 2018. The agency also mentioned India housed only two smart phone factories in 2014 but has become the world’s second-largest handset manufacturer. Indeed, tech giants Samsung and Foxconn have spent billions of dollars to increase their Indian handset component production capacity.

(The Burn-In, June 08, 2020)

 

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Dr. Vint Cerf, Father of Internet Awarded Scholarships to 20 Students at Data Science Congress  2020

 

The following press release comes to you under an arrangement with NewsVoir. PTI takes no editorial responsibility for the same.) Mumbai, Maharashtra, India (NewsVoir) The 3rd edition of Data Science Congress (DSC) 2020 virtual, an initiative of Aegis School of Data Science and Cyber Security; with support of All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE), Chamber partner Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce & Industry (FICCI); powered by mUni Campus, with support of Cloud4C & Dunhummby for maximum women participation concluded with a bigger bang this year with participation from across industries, sectors and nationalities on 6th and 7th June. DSC 2020 was inaugurated by Shri Sanjay Dhotre, Hon’ble Union Minister of State for Human Resource Development, Communications and Electronics & Information Technology, Government of India.

(Outlook, June 08, 2020)

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Taiwan’s Delta Electronics to increase investments in S. Asia

 

Technology company Delta Electronics, Inc. said Wednesday (June 10) that it would increase investment in Thailand and India in order to diversify its production amid global trade wars. Taiwanese corporations have sought to leave China in order to avoid tariffs on Chinese-made goods in the U.S., while the island nation's government launched a New Southbound Policy in 2016 to promote exchanges with countries in South and Southeast Asia, including Thailand and India.  Delta Electronics Chairman Yancey Hai (海英俊) remarked at a shareholders meeting Wednesday that despite last year’s trade wars, the company had still seen rising profits. In order to lower the risk of doing business, Delta bought a majority stake in its Thai affiliate in April 2019, CNA reported. Diversifying its manufacturing and supplying local markets were the main motivations for the move, according to Hai. The group, based in Taipei City’s Neihu District, is active in the production of a wide range of electronics products, including industrial and computer fans, automation, and car components.

 

(Taiwan News, June 06, 2020)

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As India unlocks, electronics makers see strong revival in demand

 

With the government allowing several relaxations in the last two phases of the lockdown including sale of non-essentials on ecommerce platforms, consumer electronics companies in India have seen sharp recovery in demand and are hopeful that the trend will continue in the coming quarters. “As sales are slowly resuming, we see the demand getting back to routine and if the situation stays under control, we expect the business to bounce back during Q3 and Q4 this year," a Xiaomi spokesperson said. The spokesperson added that the company is expecting a “strong festive season shopping season later this year" which should help the company reach pre-covid levels soon. “As per industry predictions, the smartphone market in India may perform around 133-145 million shipments in 2020," he added. According to Arnold Su, Business Head for Asus India’s Consumer and Gaming PC division, the company has recovered 100% of its sales in the “post lockdown phase" and sees the spike going "higher". Asus has reopened over 100 of its stores in areas where offline operations are possible, but got a “significant" amount of sales through e-commerce partners. “For lockdown 5.0, the situation does seem affirmative in many ways," Su added.

 

(Livemint, June 05, 2020)

 

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Telecom

 

Smartphone sales in India to fall 21.6 per cent amid coronavirus pandemic

 

Owing to the Covid-19 lockdowns impacting both supply and demand, India will sell nearly 127 million smartphones this year against the earlier projection of 162 million units which is a 21.6 per cent decrease from sale forecast at the beginning of the year, a new report said on Tuesday.In terms of actual decrease compared to 2019, it will be 12.5 per cent down from 2020 sales of 145 million smartphones, according to market research firm techARC."The worst period for the smartphone industry in India seems to be over as both the production and sale fulfilment has started. Smartphone brands will endeavour to stay on track, which means there will be less focus on experiments and more on relevancy for the consumers," said Faisal Kawoosa, Founder & Chief Analyst, techARC.The basic and mid-price segments (Rs 5,001–Rs 25,000) will make over 92 per cent of the total sales.
The entry-level segment (uptoRs 5,000) will continue to witness decline while the premium segment (Rs 50,000 and above) will be least impacted as the propensity to spend will still remain high in that segment, the report said."Every user would aim to save as much as possible owing to uncertainties around. There will be some shift of demand from upper price segments to lower ones due to this," said Kawoosa.
 

(Indian Express, June 09, 2020)

 

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 Defence & Solar

 

Amethi rifle factory deadlock likely to be resolved, costing panel set up

 

The deadlock over starting the Amethi rifle factory to manufacture 6.7 lakh AK 203 assault rifles is likely to be resolved, with the defence ministry stepping in by setting up a costing committee to take the project forward. The price bid for the ₹4,300-crore project has been submitted and the committee has been given two months to reach an agreeable price for the project. As reported by ET, the project has been stalled for over a year as Russian partner Kalashnikov and the Indian Ordnance Factory Board (OFB) could not present a reasonable pricing plan.
                                                                                                                       

Source: https://economictimes.indiatimes.com/news/politics-and-nation/amethi-rifle-factory-deadlock-likely-to-be-resolved-costing-panel-set-up/articleshow/76347533.cms

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India needs to ramp up manufacturing of ventilator components: Amitabh Kant

 

Buoyed by the promise shown by domestic ventilator makers during the COVID crisis, Niti Aayog CEO Amitabh Kant on Thursday exhorted manufacturers to further scale up capacity to emerge as a global supplier of the device and related components. Speaking at a virtual conference of ventilator manufacturers and startups to discuss pathways for supporting indigenous manufacturing of ventilators, Kant said local makers supplied 60,000 ventilators in three months. The country, he said, now needs to ramp up manufacturing of ventilator components to capture the global market.

(ET, June 11, 2020)

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Defence Sector Reforms: How to balance operational necessities with indigenisation push : By Lt Gen Anil Ahuja (Retd)

 

Paving way for `Atma Nirbharta’ (self-reliance) in defence sector, Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman, on May 16, 2020, announced policy and structural reforms, which include : gradual banning of imports of select weapon systems ; corporatisation of Ordnance factories; enhancement of Foreign Direct Investment in defence sector on automatic route; and faster defence acquisitions based on `realistic’ General Staff Qualitative Requirements of the services. A few days earlier, the Chief of Defence Staff also made similar assertions. Both these policy pronouncements have one common theme, the need to reverse the trend of defence imports and become self-reliant. A laudable idea which has been articulated and experimented before! We know what we desire, but need diligence and persistence to put the building blocks in place. Endeavour is to highlight some imperatives.     

(ET, June 01, 2020)

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The long read: New fuels, new powers

 

The causal relationship between geography and the power of states, determined by their access to natural resources and their means of transporting them, has become an essential field for scholars and laymen to understand the world of conflict and alliance geopolitics. With fossil fuels being the driver of industrialization and a source of power in every sense of the term, the question of what will happen now that fossil fuels are declining comes to the fore. One of the underlying assumptions about the energy transition is that there will be a shift in the way energy is concentrated around the world. “Some countries have a lot [fossil fuels], and very many countries have little or nothing. Whereas, with renewables, they are much more evenly distributed. Some have more, some have less, but all have some,” explains Indra Overland, head of the Center for Energy Research at the Norwegian Institute for International Affairs (NUPI). Whether that automatically leads to less conflict is a question which demands a nuanced answer. Overall, it can be argued that there will be less mutual interdependency between countries. So, countries that rely almost entirely on energy imports, usually in the form of fossil fuels, are freed of that burden.

(PV Magazine, June 06, 2020)

 

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Solar manufacturers in SEZs say customs duty will be counterproductive

 

Leading solar manufacturers, including Webel Solar, Vikram Solar and Renewsys, have demanded a level-playing field for all manufacturing units to realize the true potential of the renewable energy sector under the prime minister Narendra Modi’s ambitious Atma Nirbhar Bharat Abhiyan. The Ministry of Finance recently proposed to impose basic customs duty (BCD) on solar cell and module imports to encourage domestic manufacturing. According to module manufacturers, the move is likely to impact the viability of manufacturing units located within special economic zones (SEZs) as they will have to pay customs duty on the value of solar modules–even if they are importing solar cells–whenever they sell within the domestic tariff area (DTA). “Module manufacturers located in DTAs, on the other hand, would be required to pay BCD on the imported value of goods (cells) and won’t be liable to pay BCD on the value addition done in DTA, which puts them at an advantage compared to the manufacturers in SEZs,” said Vikram Solar CEO Saibaba Vutukuri.

 

(PV Magazine, June 06, 2020)

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India’s IPLTech to use Faradion sodium-ion batteries for commercial vehicles

 

UK-based Faradion has partnered Infraprime Logistics Technologies (IPLTech), a Gurgaon-based heavy goods vehicle fleet service provider, on use of its high-energy sodium-ion batteries for IPLTech’s commercial vehicles in the Indian market. The announcement comes just a few weeks after Faradion bagged its first major order from Australia and announced plans to manufacture its sodium-ion (Na-ion) batteries in India for electric mobility, energy storage and mobile applications. Faradion, along with its partner in India, aims to set up an initial production capacity of 1 GWh in the country. On use of Faradion batteries, Siddhartha Das Executive Chairman IPLTech said in a company statement, “We are driven to minimise the heavy pollution caused by heavy goods vehicles in India. Our full electric mega trucks are the first of their kind to be integrated and deployed in India. We believe that the Faradion technology can provide the Indian market an effective solution at competitive prices.”

(PV Magazine, June 05, 2020)

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Indian Railways to set up 3 GW solar plants on vacant land

 

Indian Railways has tasked the Railway Energy Management Company Ltd (REMCL) with 3 GW of solar power procurement from plants to be set up on vacant Railways land.  Besides tendering, the REMCL shall handle installation supervision and management of power supply from these solar power plants. REMCL is a joint venture between Indian Railways and state-owned engineering consultancy Rites Ltd. The project—REMCL’s largest solar power mandate from Indian Railways—will be divided into three phases of 1 GW each. The first and third phases of 1 GW each will be developed on public-private partnership (PPP) basis under ‘design, build, finance, operate and transfer’ model. The second phase of the project (1 GW) will be on the ownership model of REMCL, which will be eligible for capital subsidy under the Central Public Sector Undertaking Scheme for the development of 12 GW of solar.

 

(PV Magazine, June 05, 2020) 

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Solar costs have fallen 82% since 2010

 

“Since 2010, the cost of energy has dropped by 82% for photovoltaic solar, by 47% for concentrated solar energy (CSP), by 39% for onshore wind and by 29% for wind offshore.” Those remarkable price falls are quoted by the International Renewable Energy Agency (Irena) in its Renewable Power Generation Costs in 2019 report. The figures were compiled from the costs and tariffs reported for 17,000 renewable energy project tenders last year which should eventually add up to 1.7 GW of clean power generation capacity. The cost reductions witnessed in the last decade were due to improved technology, economies of scale, supply chain competitiveness and the growing experience of developers, said Irena. “The same amount of money invested in renewable energy is producing far more new capacity today than it was ten years ago,” stated the multilateral organization. In 2010, the 88 GW of renewables capacity installed worldwide required the equivalent of $210 billion. Last year, twice that capacity volume was put into service for $253 billion – around 20% more investment. Between 2010 and 2019, the amount of global solar capacity rose from 40 GW to 580 GW, according to Irena – a growth factor of 14. During the same period, module prices fell 90% and balance of system (BoS) costs also decreased, if less steeply. The current levelized cost of energy (LCOE) for large scale solar is $0.068/kWh, compared to $0.378 in 2010 and the cost fell 13.1% between 2018 and last year alone, according to the Irena report.

(PV Magazine, June 04, 2020)

 

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Bridge To India lowers renewable outlook for 2020-24

 

Clean energy consultancy Bridge To India has lowered India’s renewable capacity addition outlook for the five-year period 2020-24 as considerable economic uncertainty looms with Covid infections rising rapidly in the country. India is expected to add 35 GW of solar and 12 GW of wind power capacity over 2020-24, according to a BTI report. This base-case capacity addition is significantly lower than the consultancy’s previous estimate of 43 GW and 15 GW, respectively. “With number of infections in India still rising rapidly, considerable uncertainty remains over economic outlook. The energy sector has been hit by multiple demand and supply shocks. Short-term impact on the renewable power sector has been relatively mild following a series of ad hoc relief measures announced by the government. But outlook over the next few years appears gloomier due to weakening power demand growth, deteriorating financial condition of DISCOMs and further constraints in debt financing”—the report stated. With most business activity coming to a virtual stand-still, there has been a precipitous drop of up to 30% in power demand. The report states if demand weakness persists, the Discoms may be reluctant to sign new power purchase agreements (PPAs).

(PV Magazine, June 04, 2020)

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The EV story in post-Covid India

 

Despite the environmental benefits of promoting electric vehicles (EV) in a country home to 15 of the 20 most polluted cities globally, the Covid-19 slowdown may force us to take a counterview of going slow on this sector after we take stock of the current economic realities. Looking at the economics on the supply-side, India’s traditional automobile sector comprises an estimated 49% of its manufacturing (or 7% of India’s gross domestic product), with close to 8 million directly employed and 40 million with indirect beneficiaries included. Indian auto sales were already faltering in recent quarters due to sluggish economic growth, leading to job losses. The Covid-led slowdown adds a further blow to balance sheets.  Given the sheer scale of this sector to India’s manufacturing and employment pie, its survival is imperative to minimize the social cost of job retrenchment in this stressed time. Second, India boasts a well-developed auto components segment, which employs 5 million and which recently invested Rs 300 billion to upgrade to the new Bharat Stage-VI norms (compliance from April 2020). These investments are yet to be recouped. 

(PV Magazine, June 04, 2020)

 

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Decelerating PV module prices may start increasing in fourth quarter

 

The global Covid-19 pandemic has hurt the demand and supply of various commodities and services. This, in turn, has hit both the intermediate and final goods. One such product that has been struck by the pandemic is PV modules, one of the most critical components of a solar PV plant that forms more than 50% of the total project cost. The global demand for PV modules is driven mainly by five markets—Mainland China, USA, Europe, India and Japan. To counter a rapid increase in Corona Virus cases, these markets have been shut for quite a long time, halting various development activities of solar power capacity addition. As a vital part of solar projects, modules have faced a negative demand shock, and in fact, it is predicted that the total demand in the year 2020 will contract by more than 5% as compared to 2019 (as per Bloomberg New Energy Finance report). The decrease in demand has resulted in a 6-8% decrease in price as compared to February. As opposed to reduced demand, there is abundant supply, with major manufacturers adding new capacities. This has resulted in disequilibrium, and will result in a fall in prices supported by Upstream, that is, polysilicon and wafers prices.

 

(PV Magazine, June 03, 2020)

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Sterling and Wilson commissions 125 MW (DC) solar plant in Oman

 

Mumbai-based Sterling and Wilson Solar has commissioned a 125 MW (DC) solar plant in Oman. With this, it has become the first Indian company to commission a solar PV project in this region. The project is Oman’s first renewables-based independent power project. It is also the biggest single-unit solar park in the world to use bifacial modules, which generate less heat and can withstand the desert’s temperature fluctuations. The project—commissioned for Amin Renewable Energy Company SAOC—is supported by the Japanese-Omani consortium comprising Marubeni Corporation, Oman Gas Company S.A.O.C., Bahwan Renewable Energy Company LLC and Nebras Power. Commenting on the project, Bikesh Ogra, Director and Global CEO, Sterling and Wilson Solar said, “This is one of the most prestigious projects for Sterling and Wilson Solar… Being a dominant player in the Middle East, this project marks our entry in the Oman market, which supports the government’s vision for a clean and sustainable future.”

 

(PV Magazine, June 02, 2020)

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Consumer Electronics

 

State of consumer electronics industry & the ‘go local’ sentiment

 

This pandemic-like any other major global event or happening has made brands rethink and re-evolutionise strategies across every sphere. Customers are going to be buying in a certain way or mood, vendors or associates are going to function in a different way and so on. As we see time pass, areas or localities with a spike in Covid-19 cases may have to formalise rules and regulations as the situation demands.The level and speed of pivoting that has happened with business within this time frame has been quick and something that was envisaged for a couple of years more. More customers have willingly moved to digital. Brands and retailers will finally get a better ROI on their spendings on digital as they have a larger base of audience shopping online.However, we must not miss out the excessive revenue loss that happened amidst this lockdown, which is now relaxed to an extent. This was inarguably required and was for the welfare of the nation albeit we must point out that it was a tad bit irregularly planned. Coming back to our prior sentiment, India is now more prepared with an increased production capacity for PPEs, masks and so on - a development which gave the government some confidence to relax the regulations for lockdown 4.0.

(Exchange for Media, June 11, 2020)

 

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India Consumer Electronics Market, Size, Share, Outlook and Growth Opportunities 2020-2026

 

This research report recently published a report on India Consumer Electronics which focuses on the comprehensive study of the market involving technological developments, future plans, supply, sales revenue, production, dimensions, overview, manufacturers, growth rate, price, deals and revenue for the detailed analysis of the India Consumer Electronics market. This India Consumer Electronics research report is positively using technology to achieve the massive and complex market database, provides reports of the research. It also enables freely available cost-effective reports of the study that is the final answer of the customized research done by the inner team of the experts. In terms of the detailed historical data a profound analysis for a calculated period is produced for better enlargement of the global India Consumer Electronics market. Market report on India Consumer Electronics also studies the different segmentation of the market on the basis of dissimilar types, demography, key players and applications working in the market. Report of the India Consumer Electronics market has a different chapter mentioning key players playing a major role in the global growth. This information of the India Consumer Electronics market helps in offering proper understanding of the development of the India Consumer Electronics market growth. Moreover, the information of the India Consumer Electronics market in this report will allow setting a standard for the vendors of new competitors in the industry.

 

(Cole Reports, June 05, 2020)

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SECTION – IV - FORTHCOMING EVENTS &  GENERAL INFORMATION              

Overseas Shows

Event

:

electronica China

Organiser

:

Messe Munchen

From

:

03-July-2020

To

:

05-July-2020            

Venue & City

:

Shanghai, China

Website

:

https://www.electronica-china.com/en/

 

Event

:

KPCA Show 2020 (Intl Electronic Circuits and Packaging Show)

Organiser

:

Korea Printed Circuit Association (KPCA)

From

:

21-July-2020

To

:

23-July-2020            

Venue & City

:

Songdo Convensia, Incheon, Korea

Website

:

http://www.kpcashow.com/

 

Event

:

International Electronic Circuits (Shanghai) Exhibition

Organiser

:

China Printed Circuit Association (CPCA)Hong Kong Printed Circuit Association (HKPCA)

From

:

25-August-2020

To

:

27-August-2020            

Venue & City

:

National Exhibition & Convention Center (Shanghai)

Website

:

http://www.cpcashow.com/

 

Event

:

Electric & Hybrid Vehicle Technology Expo

Organiser

:

Informa PLC

From

:

15-Septemberr-2020

To

:

17-September-2020            

Venue & City

:

Novi, Michigan, USA

Website

:

https://evtechexpo.com/

 

Event

:

Hong Kong Electronics Fair 2020

Organiser

:

Hong Kong Trade Development Council

From

:

13-October-2020

To

:

16-October-2020            

Venue & City

:

Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre

Website

:

https://event.hktdc.com

 

Event

:

Taipei International Electronics Show (TAITRONICS)

Organiser

:

TAITRA/ TEEMA

From

:

21-Oct-2020

To

:

23-Oct-2020            

Venue & City

:

Nangang Exhibition Center, Taipei, Taiwan

Website

:

https://www.taitronics.tw/

 

Event

:

Electronics Show  2020

Organiser

:

Ptak Warsaw

From

:

06-November-2020

To

:

08-November-2020            

Venue & City

:

Ptak Warsaw Expo, Nadarzyn , Poland

Website

:

https://electronics-show.com

 

Event

:

HKPCA & IPC Show 2020

Organiser

:

Hong Kong Printed Circuit Association (HKPCA)

From

:

02-Dec-2020

To

:

04-Dec-2020            

Venue & City

:

Shenzhen Convention Centre, Shenzhen, China

Website

:

http://www.hkpca.org/

 

Event

:

NEPCON Japan 2021

Organiser

:

Reed Exhibitions Japan Ltd.

From

:

20-Jan-2021

To

:

22-Jan-2021            

Venue &  City

:

Tokyo Big Sight, Tokyo

Website

:

https://www.nepconjapan.jp/ja-jp.html

 

Event

:

IPC Apex Expo

Organiser

:

IPC

From

:

26-Jan-2021

To

:

28-Jan-2021            

Venue & City

:

San Diego Convention Center, San Diego, US

Website

:

https://www.ipcapexexpo.org/

 

Event

:

productronica Munich

Organiser

:

Messe Munchen

From

:

16-Nov-2021

To

:

19-Nov-2021            

Venue & City

:

Munich, Germany

Website

:

https://www.productronica.com/en/

 

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Since this information is subject to change, especially in view of the spread of the corona virus, all those interested are advised to ascertain the details from the organizers before making any commitment.

Domestic Shows  

Event

:

Convergence India 2020 

Organiser

:

Exhibitions India

From

:

20-October -2020

To

:

22-October -2020

City

:

Pragati Maidan, New Delhi

Website

:

https://www.convergenceindia.org/

 

Event

:

Embedded Tech India Expo 2020

Organiser

:

Exhibitions India & ITPO

From

:

20-October -2020

To

:

22-October -2020

City

:

Pragati Maidan, New Delhi

Website

:

https://www.embeddedtechexpo.com/

 

Event

:

Global Consumer Electronics Expo 

Organiser

:

Aakar Drez Exhibitions LLP, Aakar Exhibition Pvt Ltd & HC Nahuo Mall

From

:

24-July.-2020

To

:

26-July.-2020         

City

:

Pragati Maidan, New Delhi

Website

:

https://www.eventbrite.com

 

Event

:

electronica India 2020 

Organiser

:

MMI India

From

:

23-September.-2020

To

:

25-September.-2020          

City

:

Bangalore International Exhibition Center, Bengaluru

Website

:

https://electronica-india.com/en/

 

Event

:

Electronics For You Expo 2021

Organiser

:

EFY Group

From

:

03-Feb-2021

To

:

05-Feb-2021          

City

:

KTPO, Bengaluru

Website

:

https://www.indiaelectronicsweek.com/efy-expo/

 

Note: Since this information is subject to change, especially in view of the spread of the coronavirus, all those interested are advised to ascertain the details from the organisers before making any commitment.

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SECTION - V - ELCINA EVENTS, ACTIVITIES & SERVICES                                          

 

  

Considering the Global outbreak of COVID-19 Pandemic and ongoing uncertainty due to nationwide lock down; 11th Source India 2020 has been postponed. We will try to announce the date of the event based on the setting down on the existing adverse situation.

Stay Home and Safe………………...

 

 

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Post Webinar Write-Up

Webinar on

Defence Electronics – Policy Focus on Domestic Manufacturing, Procurement and Atmanirbharta

2nd June 2020 (Tuesday) from 4:00 pm – 05:30 pm

 ELCINA (Electronic Industry Association of India) & Ernst & Young (EY) organized a Webinar onDefence Electronics – Policy Focus on Domestic Manufacturing, Procurement and Atmanirbharta” on 2nd June 2020. The Webinar received a good response & attended by various stakeholders from the Industry.

The following Eminent Speakers shared their views during the webinar

  • Shri Sanjay Jaju, IAS, Joint Secretary (DIP), Ministry of Defence

  • Lt. Gen. Sanjay Verma, AVSM, VSM, DG of Weapons and Equipment (DGWE), Ministry of Defence

  • Lt. Gen. AKS Chandele (Retd), PVSM, AVSM, Senior Advisor, ELCINA

  • Mr. JD Patil, Wholetime Director & Sr. Exec. VP, L&T Defence Business

  • Col. H.S. Shankar, VSM (Retd), CMD, Alpha Design Technologies

  • Mr. Emmanuel de Roquefeuil, VP and Country Director, Thales in India

  • Col. K V Kuber (Retd), Director, Aerospace & Defence, EY India

  • Mr. Himanshu Mishra, Analyst, Aerospace & Defense, EY India

  • Mr. Ankit Tyagi, Manager, Aerospace & Defence, EY India

Mr. Rajoo Goel, Secretary General, ELCINA welcomed all the Panelists & Delegates and then requested Col. K V Kuber (Retd), Director, Aerospace & Defence, EY India to moderate the Webinar.

Key Points discussed in the Webinar

Shri Sanjay Jaju, IAS, Joint Secretary (DIP), Ministry of Defence Mr. Jaju informed about the 450 licenses issued to private players for defence supplies and the target of USD 5 Billion dollars of exports by 2025. He talked about the efforts undertaken to replace imports and encouraging domestic manufacturing.

  • He also intimated about the following developments in the Defence sector:

  • Economic relief package which includes negative list of items on realistic basis

  • Two defence corridors in Uttar Pradesh and Tamil Nadu

  • Efforts to reduce the role of bureaucracy as well as the online approvals online on timely basis

  • Efforts to attain better industry participation, better Manufacturing ecosystem, better focus of technology gaps and funds for R&D

  • Defence India Startup challenge

  • Make-2 Model for Prototypes financing

  • 2000 items for offset have been identified

  • Identifying Digital transmission as an important thrust area

Lt. Gen. Sanjay Verma, AVSM, VSM, DG of Weapons and Equipment (DGWE), Ministry of Defence: Lt. Gen. Verma Informed about the fact that since last three years, the Indian Army is procuring their items from Indian Industry only rather than importing from other countries.

 

Lt. Gen. AKS Chandele (Retd), PVSM, AVSM, Senior Advisor, ELCINA : Gen. Chandele discussed about various provisions of the Defence Procurement Procedure (DPP) for all acquisitions to be made in the defence sector

 

Mr. JD Patil, Wholetime Director & Sr. Exec. VP, L&T Defence Business

  • Mr. Patil appreciated the idea of Negative import list of defence items and stated that DPP also promotes the domestic value chain, thus strengthening the same.

  • He further stated that no defence product is without electronics which also have software and that Three IT Systems for Vajra have been provided by his company.

  • Moreover, he informed that the turnover of exports from India was ranging from INR 300 crores to 2000 crores.

  • He concluded that the Ministry of Defence (Mod) has become overtly dynamic and responsive to the domestic Industry and DPP has provisions for inflation corrections, that are highly appreciable.

Col. H.S. Shankar, VSM (Retd), CMD, Alpha Design Technologies

  • Col. Shanker stated that private industry may really useful for launchers

  • He informed that Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) is taking help of the private sector in the field of Satellite manufacturing and that his company, BEl & Tata is also helping ISRO in its satellite program

  • He also emphasized that Satellite monitoring after launch should be allowed to private sector as well as the management of Hub stations and antenna modules

  • He further informed about the Defence Minister’s previous statements of wanting to come up with a Space policy by space commission which should also be allowed for the private sector.

Mr. Emmanuel de Roquefeuil, VP and Country Director, Thales in India : Mr. Emmanuel discussed about Thales future plans in India.

 

Col. K V Kuber (Retd), Director, Aerospace & Defence, EY India & his Team: presented the new additions / changes to draft DPP 2020, offset guidelines, impact of Covid-19 on India Defence Industry.

 

ELCINA Extends its gratitude to the Team of E&Y in organising this informative Webinar, we also extends our gratitude to the Panellists / Speaker and the participants.

 

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Post Webinar Write-Up

Webinar on

 

Restarting Operations After a Six Week Lockdown- Part I


15th May 2020 (Friday) from 03:30 pm – 04:45 pm

 

ELCINA with support from Deloitte India organized a Webinar on Restarting Operations after a Six Week Lockdown - Part I on 15th May 2020. The Webinar was received a good response & attended by various stakeholders from the Industry.

 

The following Eminent Speakers /  Panelists shared their views during the webinar:

  1. Mr. Amrit Manwani – President-ELCINA & CMD, Sahasra Electronics Pvt. Ltd.

  2. Mr. Sasikumar Gendham, MD, Salcomp Manufacturing India Private Limited

  3. Mr. Sunil Banwari, MD & COO, AT&S India Pvt Ltd

  4. Mr. Anand Gopalan, Lawyer, T.S. Gopalan & Co.

  5. Ms. Anjlika Chopra, Senior Director, Indirect Tax, Deloitte India

Mr. Rajoo Goel, Secretary General, ELCINA moderated the webinar and made it more meaningful for the participants.

 

Ms. Anjlika Chopra, Senior Director, Indirect Tax, Deloitte India presented about:

  1. Logistics issues and Shipping of Goods for Imports and Exports

  2. Remission of charges to port users, penalties & other charges etc.

  3. Treatment of demurrage charges applicable on import air cargo landed on or before 20 March 2020 & Relaxation on Charges

  4. Facilitating Customs Clearance

  5. Free Trade Agreements (FTAs)

  6. Duty Benefit scheme –In-Bond manufacturing

  7. Authorized Economic Operator

Mr. Amrit Manwani, Mr. Sasikumar Gendham & Mr. Sunil Banwari:

 

Shared their experiences & practical difficulties faced in restarting manufacturing process and also Logistics issues and shipping of goods for imports and exports.

 

Mr. Anand Gopalan presented and briefed about Payment of Wages during lockdown - Practical and Legal concerns. He also briefed the participants on following:

  • The Disaster Management Act 2005 (DMA)

  • What are the consequences if full wages cannot be paid?

  • What are the options available to an employer who is not a position to pay full wages etc.

ELCINA had been a catalyst in organising the Webinar and we extend our gratitude to the Panellists / Speaker and the participants. We also thank Deloitte India Team for arranging & coordinating this utility based webinar for ESDM Industry.


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Prosperity in Adversity – The New Normal & Emerging Post Covid-19 Scenario


26th May 2020 (Tuesday) from 12:00 noon – 01:30 pm

 

The outbreak of Covid 19 has created adversity in almost every business vertical. It has harmed human life as much as it has harmed the economic front. But with every adversity comes an opportunity!

With this background, ELCINA organized a Webinar on “Prosperity in Adversity – The New Normal & Emerging Post Covid-19 Scenario” on 26th May 2020.

 

The following Eminent Speakers shared their views during the webinar:

 

  • Mr. Ajai Chowdhry, Founder HCL

  • Mr. Amrit Manwani, President-ELCINA & CMD, Sahasra Electronics Pvt. Ltd.

  • Dr. Sreeram Srinivasan, CEO, Syrma Technology

  • Mr. Vinod Sharma, MD, Deki Electronics

  • Mr. Bhupender Saharan, CEO, VVDN Technologies

  • Mr. Narendra Mohapatra, CEO, Electronic Sector Skill Council of India (ESSCI)

The panellists pointed towards Telemedicine, Health Tech, Medical & Networking Devices and Environment Friendly Electronics Devices as areas where opportunities might see a big boom, amid and post Covid Era.

 

Opportunity in Adversity: The way ahead

  • Telemedicine alone might see development of around 30 to 40 products. The approach should be to deploy these not only in India but on the global stage as well.

  • The adoption of Work from home will increase after Covid 19. The same will create a need for specific work from home devices like networking devices, internet compatible devices and setup boxes.

  • Medical electronics will remain a key priority in times to come. Companies in India should use this opportunity to design such devices for global markets.

  • Customers are now willing to look at Indian OEMs despite price gap with Chinese counterparts thanks to Vocal for Local

 

What can be done to tap the opportunities?

  • Stop complaining about the Government and start utilising what we have for creating a better electronics value chain in the country.

  • Start by implementing ways to retain IP created in India, in the country. We have the design capability, now the focus should be on manufacturing products designed within India.

  • The time might be right to unlearn a few things and create a healthy environment for product engineering start-ups. These need to be nurtured and encouraged for product development and manufacturing in India.

  • Don't miss the rural bus. As a lot of people have started shifting back to rural areas, these will see a boom in demand for devices required to work from home. The idea around rural areas should not focus on cheap devices but devices and technology that help.

  • It is time to revisit the basics and amend all the mistakes of the past. For instance developing an ecosystem of components requires companies to collaborate and work with each other instead of competing against each other.

  • The time is ripe for creating a consortium of component companies, design companies, R&D companies and manufacturing India. This will enable the ESDM sector to move together in one direction and create more opportunities for everyone.

  • Electronics enables us to do things from a "distance". Hence, it looks like a major opportunity for the electronics industry.


Above are the some points summarised by EFY GROUP WITH INPUTS FROM ELCINA. We will provide full summary of proceeding shortly.

 

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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 - Centre for Knowledge Management &Intelligent Mind (IM)


Announces Online Training & Workshop Session on Basic 7 QC Tools - Problem Solving Techniques

 
27th June, 2020 (Saturday)


Timings:- 11:00 AM to 01:00 PM & 02:00 PM to 04:00 PM (Total 4 Hrs.)

 

Meant For

 

Quality Control Engineers and Supervisors in Production, Quality, Product & Process Design.

 

 

Problem Solving Techniques

 

The “Problem Solving Techniques” program will enable the person to identify, analyze & find appropriate solutions to problems leading to continual improvement in quality of all business & manufacturing processes using Basic 7 QC Tools.

 

Course Objective

  • To provide the participants the knowledge as per given below :-

  • Be able to understand concepts of Problem Solving and Improvement

  • Be able to understand various approaches of problem solving.

  • Understand application and method of application of Basic 7 QC Tools.

Course Content

  • Concept of Statistical thinking and Problem Solving through root cause identification technique by using 7QC tools and QC Story;

  • Basic 7 QC Tools with Examples :- Check Sheet, Histograms, Stratification, Scatter Diagram, Cause-and-Effect Diagram, Control Charts, Pareto Chart;

  • 8D, 5W-2H, QPCR Problem Solving Tools, these are being used by OEM Maruti, Honda, Ford

  • QC Story for Problem solving

Faculty

 

Mr. B. B. Gupta has a degree in Mechanical Engineering. He is a Lead Assessor for ISO9001/14001/45001/13485/ 13485/AS9100 and Lead Assessor for eSCM from Carnegie Mellon University USA. He is the First Assessor in the world in 2002 for IATF International Automotive Task Force to audit Automotive Component Manufacturers. He is now Managing Director of ASR Certification Services Pvt. Ltd. (Tech. JV with American Systems Registrar Michigan USA).

Fees : Rs. 999/- per participant (inclusive of GST)

 

Discount: 10% Discount to ELCINA Members or companies nominating 3 or more participants from same organization.

 

Registration

Please Contact Rajesh Rawat (9911445890) / rajesh@elcina.com , Arman Taneja (9953906625) / arman@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