VOL XX, ISSUE 19

15 October 2020

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Panasonic offers manufacturing facilities to other brands

 

Local arm of Japanese electronics major Panasonic on Thursday announced plans to open up its existing smart factory in Jhajjar (Haryana) for local Indian brands to manufacture their products and help with them with its design and IoT capabilities with a view to expand the scope of its business in India. The company has partnered with two domestic electronics and home appliances firms to make washing machines, refrigerators, and air conditioners for them though Manish Sharma, president & CEO, Panasonic India, and South Asia, said it was not contract manufacturing. “The products will be available to consumers very soon. They are large companies," he said, declining to share their names. The company will use 10% of the factory’s current capacity to manufacture electronics for other brands. Sharma doesn’t admit that the company is renting out its excess capacity to generate revenue. “No, because we are not dealing with that situation. This is a seven-year-old facility and capacity utilization is quite adequate. For example, my refrigerator capacity is 100% utilized, so in order to support this strategy we are expanding these capacities. Similarly, for air conditioners and washing machines, we have 75-80% capacity already utilized and these are seasonal products," he said.

(LIveMint, Oct 08, 2020)

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Indigenous Strategic Electronics

 

Strategic Electronics is the primary capability driver in modern warfare systems with value contribution being more than 40% across leading platforms. The global market for strategic electronics is expected to be USD 256 bn in 2018 and estimated to grow at a CAGR of 4% to reach USD 422 bn by 2032 with US occupying the largest market share. It is expected to be driven by a set of factors including technology, integration, industrial aggregation and Industry 4.0. The Growth in demand for electronics in Indian A&D is driven by modernization of weapon platforms, introduction of state-of-art weapons by the three armed forces, impact of indigenization and Make in India initiative. The demand pool is highly dispersed emanating from more than 45 individual entities operating through more than 100 institutions. It is primarily led by Ministry of Defence, Ministry of Home Affairs & Civil Avionics. Strategic electronics market size in India is expected to be ~USD 6 bn in 2019 and based on already classified plans and orders across various programs, it is estimated to grow at a CAGR of 7% to reach USD 15 bn by 2032. Civil avionics which has traditionally been untouched by Indian players is expected to generate demand worth USD 10 bn over the next 12 years.

(ELE Times, Oct 08, 2020)

 

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To become electronics manufacturing leader, India needs to focus on trending and emerging technologies

 

India needs to focus on trending and emerging technologies for us to establish ourselves as the leader in electronics manufacturing. As of now, India accounts for 3% of global electronic production. The biggest competitor is China which is the manufacturing capital of the world and accounts for 28% of the overall global manufacturing output. While the winds of change are favoring our country with major economies interested to invest in India, the domestic industry really needs to scale-up vertically and horizontally. This basically means that we need to size-up our capacities to manufacture quality electronic parts heavily while various sectors need to invest strongly in research and development of trending and emerging technologies.  This is entirely possible as the Indian electronics manufacturing sector has a strong foundation to support the expansion. We have the third-largest pool of scientists and technicians. Also, the electronics sector is estimated to grow at 30% for the next 5 years, generating Rs 11.5 lakh crore worth production during this period. It is true that we have hit a roadblock in view of the COVID19 pandemic which has caused a contraction of 40% to GDP in the Q1FY2021. However, the slew of electronic manufacturing conducive initiatives rolled out by the Central Government will bring back the industry into the growth pathway and contribute towards the making of an Atmanirbhar Bharat. The measures include the announcement of National Policy on Electronics, which aims to make India the centre of Electronics System Design and Manufacturing targeting a turnover of US$400 billion in the next five years.

(DataQuest, Oct 09, 2020)

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Dixon Eyes Rs 25,000-30,000-Crore Revenue from Electronics Incentive Scheme

Dixon Technologies Ltd. expects to earn a revenue of Rs 25,000-30,000 crore from the government’s incentive scheme for large-scale electronics manufacturing after India shortlisted the company for the subsidy programme. “With the kind of discussions we are having with global brands, this kind of revenue is clearly achievable. And in the next five years, we can easily do Rs. 25,000-30,000 crore in revenue,” Saurabh Gupta, chief financial officer at the contract manufacturer of lights, televisions, mobile phones and home appliances for Xiaomi Corp., Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd., Voltas Ltd., LG Electronics Inc. and Foxconn Technology Co. Ltd., told BloombergQuint in an interview. The company, he said, will reveal its partnerships with global original equipment manufacturers in the next 30-35 days. India shortlisted 16 domestic and global electronics makers under the performance-linked incentive scheme. Padget Technologies Inc., an arm of Dixon Technologies, is among the five domestic companies shortlisted. Incentives will be provided in each of the next five years for manufacturers opting for the scheme. The country expects production worth Rs 10.5 lakh crore and exports amounting to Rs 6.5 lakh crore over five years by domestic and global companies.


(Bloomberg, Oct 07, 2020)

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 SECTIO I - POLICY SCAN                                                                                                      

 

Government approves 16 mobile companies under PLI Scheme

 

Ministry of Electronics and Information and Technology (MeitY) approved 16 eligible applicants under the Production Linked Incentive (PLI) Scheme for large scale electronics manufacturing notified on April 1. The Production Linked Incentive Scheme for Large Scale Electronics Manufacturing was notified on April 1 this year. The Scheme extends an incentive of four-six per cent on incremental sales (over the base year) of goods under target segments that are manufactured in India to eligible companies, for a period of five years subsequent to the base year (The fiscal year 2019-20). "PLI scheme has been a huge success in terms of the applications received from global as well as domestic mobile phone manufacturing companies and electronic components manufacturers. The industry has reposed its faith in India's stellar progress as a world-class manufacturing destination, and this resonates strongly with Prime Minister's clarion call of AtmaNirbhar Bharat - a self-reliant India," Ravi Shankar Prasad, Minister for Electronics & IT, Communications, Law and Justice said. He said the government is optimistic and looking forward to building a robust ecosystem across the value chain and integrating with the global value chains, thereby strengthening the electronics manufacturing ecosystem in the country.

 

Source: https://www.thehindubusinessline.com/info-tech/centre-clears-16-proposals-entailing-11k-cr-investment-for-making-mobile-phones/article32784470.ece

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Industry hails PLI scheme, bats for an MSME targeted plan

 

The domestic electronics industry has welcomed the approval given to 16 eligible applicants under the Ministry of Electronics and IT (MeitY) run Production Linked Incentive (PLI) scheme. However, to help small and medium manufacturers join the PLI bandwagon effectively, it has pitched for an MSME targeted PLI Scheme or widening of the existing scheme.
Industry body Electronic Industries Association of India (ELCINA) hailed the nod given to the 16 PLI projects.“We hope that the companies approved will achieve their targets and support the creation of a self-sustaining ESDM ecosystem in the country,” Rajoo Geol, Secretary-General, ELCINA said. However, to help the country's MSMEs also effectively reap the benefits of the said scheme, the industry body requested the government to either introduce a new PLI Scheme or widen the ambit of the existing scheme to support investments in components which require lower capital investment thresholds and production targets. “Components require higher value addition and are capital intensive due to which their capital output ratio is lower. This will also enable more Indian MSMEs to invest in electronic component manufacturing and create more job opportunities in the sector. Such a PLI scheme could be operated with a much smaller budget compared to the existing PLI scheme and will give a major boost to establish an Atmanirbhar electronics manufacturing value chain,” Goel added.

 

Source: https://economictimes.indiatimes.com/small-biz/sme-sector/industry-hails-pli-scheme-bats-for-an-msme-targeted-plan/articleshow/78548472.cms

 

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 SECTION II - INDUSTRY  SCAN                                                                                            

 

General

 

CSC Partners With HelpAge India To Impart Digital Literacy To Elderly Citizens

 

The Common Services Centre (CSC), a special purpose vehicle under the Ministry of Electronics and IT, has partnered with HelpAge India to provide digital literacy to citizens above the age of 55 years through a pilot project in selected states. The move is aimed at digital inclusion and literacy of the rural elderly, especially those disadvantaged, at a time when online and digital services have assumed paramount significance due to social distancing in the wake of coronavirus pandemic.


CSC's Chief Executive Officer Dinesh Tyagi said older people have been identified as the most vulnerable during the Covid-19 pandemic and are encouraged to stay within their homes as much as possible. As most elderly, especially those living in rural areas are not digitally literate, it is deeply impacting their way of life accessing basic goods and services and survival. "Access to digital learning will provide them with a window of hope so that they can carry on with their daily living and livelihood activities without putting themselves at risk," he said in a statement. As per the MoU signed between CSC Academy, the education arm of CSC, and HelpAge India, CSC will provide digital literacy to 1,500 elderly citizens in the three aspirational districts of Karauli in Rajasthan, Birbhum in West Bengal and Ramanathapuram in Tamil Nadu.

 

(Business World, Oct 12, 2020)

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Uptick in social media abuse following LAC standoff between India, China: Meity officials

 

The Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (Meity) officials have said there has been an uptick in the number of social media abuse cases following the standoff between India and China along the Line of the Actual Control (LAC) in eastern Ladakh. According to officials familiar with the matter, around 500 social media accounts, pages and websites were blocked in September, as compared to around 250 in the corresponding period last year. The government, in response to an unstarred question during the monsoon session of Parliament in September, had said that it had addressed 3,635 such cases last year.  “We were blocking nearly 200-250 accounts, pages, websites on social media per month last year,” said an official on the condition of anonymity. “This year, the corresponding figure went up from around 250 in June, 300 in July, 400 in August and around 500 in September. These figures are indicative and dynamic, as they change daily,” he added. However, the official said that the exact number of social media accounts that were blocked was confidential. “We are certainly seeing an upward trend,” the official said.

(HT, Oct 11, 2020)

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 Information Technology & EV’s

 

India’s Leading Organizations under MeitY Which Are Driving AI for India

 

Governments around the world have a unifying role in facilitating safe and ethical innovation through the use of artificial intelligence. The past decade, the Indian government has worked on various aspects of AI policy and implementing it. The Indian AI ecosystem in the government currently consists of innovation centers, projects, capacity building, reskilling and policies, all of which is being carried out via organizations under MeitY. The rapid pace of change in the AI and ML space requires an agile regulatory environment. The development and deployment of AI technologies require vast infrastructural resources, computing power as well as network connectivity.  There are a number of agencies working under The Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology which are pushing forward India’s AI infrastructure directly or indirectly. The functions of these agencies closely align with making sure that there are plenty of resources to create a healthy technological ecosystem for data-related innovation. Such organizations and units are working closely with MeitY, taking the task of deployment of AI forward. These organizations are also consolidating the efforts made by all stakeholders to drive change in advancing India in AI.  In this article, we take a look at very MeitY organizations which are advancing India’s AI stack. 

(Analytics India Magazine, Oct 12, 2020)

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Novel design of magnetic channels may cut down costs of transferring electronic signals

 

Electronic devices function on transferring signals via the charge of electrons. Most of our communication systems today consist of many small silicon-based devices that are fabricated on thin layers of semiconductors, interconnected by metals. But there is one problem — when electrons propagate in these metallic channels, heat is generated and the energy powering the devices is partially lost. The energy loss also limits the number of transistors packed into electronic devices. In recent years, scientists have increasingly focused on using an alternative method to transfer signals. This method utilises a fundamental property of matter, called ‘spin’, which creates magnetism. In magnetic materials, like iron, the electrons’ spins vary with time, and the collective precession gives rise to what physicists call ‘spin waves’. Electronic signals can propagate via these waves without generating heat, thus saving power and making the circuits cost-effective. More transistors can now be packed into electronic devices, reducing their size to few nanometers. Scientists call this new channel of signal propagation, ‘manganic Nano channels’.

 (Research Matters, Oct 03, 2020)

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Telecom

 

Samsung unveils 0.7 micrometer image sensors for future phones

 

Samsung Electronics on Tuesday launched four mobile image sensors with 0.7µm (micrometre) sized pixels which is industry's smallest pixel size for smartphones of the future. With the 0.7µm ISOCELL technology, Samsung plans to expand the ultra-high-resolution offerings to mainstream smartphones. Last year, Samsung introduced the industry's first 0.7µm-pixel image sensor and the first 108Mp sensors.  "Now we are bringing more of the advanced pixel technologies to mobile cameras in a variety of options that will enable high-resolution images and sleeker designs in a wider selection of tomorrow's mobile devices," Yongin Park, executive vice president of the sensor business at Samsung Electronics, said in a statement. For ultra-high-resolution image sensors, even a mere 0.1µm-difference per pixel can have a significant impact on the overall size of the sensor as well as the height of the camera module.

(ET, Sep 15, 2020)

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Make In India’ Effect; Apple, Samsung Among 16 Companies To Boost Electronics Manufacturing

 

The Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MeitY), on Tuesday (October 16), approved 16 applicants under the PLI (Production Linked Incentive) scheme for large scale electronics manufacturing in the country. Of the 16 approved applicants, 10 have been approved under the Mobile Phones segment. The international mobile phone manufacturing companies approved under the scheme include Samsung, Foxconn Hon Hai, Rising Star, Wistron and Pegatron. Among these, Foxconn Hon Hai, Wistron and Pegatron are contract manufacturers for global tech giant Apple, which is looking to manufacture the iPhone 12 Series in India.  The PIB (Press Information Bureau) press release states that Apple (37% and Samsung (22%) together comprise nearly 60% of global sales revenue for mobile phones, and that the PLI scheme would help increase the manufacturing base for these two companies in India.  The PLI scheme, notified in April 2020 by the government to lure international companies for setting up manufacturing facilities in India, extends an incentive of 4% to 6% on incremental sales (over the base year) of goods under target segments which are manufactured in India. Eligible companies who are approved for the scheme will receive the incentive for a period of 5 years subsequent to the base year (FY20).  

(Inc42, Oct 07, 2020)

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Defence & Solar

 

Bharat Electronics upbeat on defence business, seeks to ride government's self-reliance push

 

Bharat Electronics Limited NSE 1.97 % is upbeat about its business prospects in the defence sector seeking to ride on the government's thrust on self-reliance though it's facing the prospect of short-term adverse impact from COVID-19. In fact, the Bengaluru-based defence PSU was sitting on an order book of Rs 51,973 crore as on April one this year, according to company officials.  defence contributed 82 per cent of sales revenue of BEL in 2019-20, up from 68 per cent in the previous fiscal. The remaining 18 per cent revenue came from the non- defence sector. BEL's Chairman and Managing Director M V Gowtama said the government's emphasis on 'Make in India' in the defence sector provides a great opportunity for the company to enhance indigenous efforts and to address the emerging opportunities. The Navratna PSU under the Ministry of defence achieved a turnover of Rs. 12,608 crore during 2019-20, a growth of 6.94 per cent compared to the previous financial year.

(ET, Sep 13, 2020)

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UAE Firm selected for Carbines in talks with Indian Defence majors to set up Plant

 

The UAE government-owned entity that has been selected for a contract to supply close quarter battle carbines on a fast track basis to the army says that is in talks with major Indian defence players to set up manufacturing facilities from which it can source up to 60% of the components needed. CARACAL International, which was selected to supply 93, 895 new generation carbines, did not disclose the names of its Indian partners but said that it is willing to transfer technology and move production here, in an exclusive interview with ET. As reported, the fast track carbine procurement plan is at a tricky juncture – at a special meeting held last month, chaired by the defence secretary, it was decided that plans in the works since 2018 to import a limited number of close quarter battle carbines to meet immediate requirements are to be shelved in favour of a Make in India plan. However, the high-powered Defence Acquisition Council (DAC) still has to ratify the decision and the army has been of the opinion that a larger order for 350,000 carbines can be processed under the Make in India initiative but the fast track procurement of 93, 895 should go ahead due to the urgent nature of the requirement.  “We already have partners in India who are suppliers that can make more than 60% of the parts. They can make the samples and they can make the parts for us. So, when CARACAL wants to move in India, we already have production suppliers and the relationship is there,” said Hamad Salem Al Ameri, chief executive officer, CARACAL. 

 

(Indian Defence News, Oct 13, 2020)

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How Indian Air Force’s 5th generation fighter jet will change air equation in Asia

 

According to reports, India has decided to manufacture fifth-generation Advanced Medium Combat Aircraft on its own under the Atmanirbhar Bharat Abhiyan. The move is a quantum leap in India's bid for high technology as it seeks to catch up with other nations over the next decade. The Rafale fighter jets currently being sold to India by France is in the 4.5 generation stage. China on the other hand claims its J-20 stealth aircraft is a 5th generation fighter.  According to reports, DRDO (Defence Research & Development Organization), the HAL (Hindustan Aeronautics Limited) will be involved in making the 5th-generation fighter jet for India. The Advanced Medium Combat Aircraft (AMCA) program is likely to be a public-private program, reports say.  Reports say India's state of the art fifth-generation fighter aircraft could be included into the Indian Air Force by 2029, that is in just nine years which is will be an extraordinary feat for India's defence technology. In 2007, India and Russia had agreed to jointly develop the fifth-generation fighter jet under the Sukhoi/HAL Fifth Generation Fighter Aircraft (FGFA) program but India pulled out in 2018. In fact, there were reports of the Indian Air Force ready to align with the UK sixth-generation fighter aircraft "Tempest" which is more advanced than F-22, F-35, J-20 and J-31.

(Indian Defence News, Oct 13, 2020)

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Explainer: DRDO’s smart missile could be trump card against China’s submarines

 

The ministry of defence announced that the DRDO has tested a new weapon system called the Supersonic Missile-Assisted Release of Torpedo (SMART) on Monday from its test facility at Wheeler Island off the coast of Odisha. In a press release, DRDO described SMART as a system meant to conduct anti-submarine warfare operations (ASW) "far beyond" torpedo range. DRDO announced that all mission objectives for the SMART system had been fulfilled. Defence Minister Rajnath Singh congratulated DRDO for the test, describing it as a "significant achievement". Rajnath tweeted, "This will be a major technology breakthrough for stand-off capability in anti-submarine warfare."  SMART has been a seemingly 'mysterious' project for the DRDO with few details available on what the system was, unlike the programme to build ballistic missiles or a stealth fighter. One of the first details of what SMART is came from the ministry of defence's annual report for 2018 to 2019. In the report, the ministry of defence noted, “DRDO has taken up a project to develop and demonstrate a missile-assisted release of light weight anti-submarine torpedo system for ASW operations far beyond torpedo range (50-650 km)." The ministry of defence also noted that ejection trials had been conducted with a Torpedo Advanced Light (TAL), an indigenously developed torpedo, which is also called the Shyena.

 

(Indian Defence News, Oct 13, 2020)

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NHPC tenders 100 MW grid-connected solar in Rajasthan

 

State-run hydropower producer NHPC has invited bids to set up a 100 MW grid-connected, ground-mounted solar PV project in the State of Rajasthan. The project shall be awarded through domestic competitive bidding followed by reverse auction.  Only the firms enlisted with NHPC for executing 50 MW or above capacity can bid for the capacity. The successful bidders shall be responsible for engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) of the plant (with land and connectivity), along with ten years of comprehensive operation and maintenance.  The plant is to be developed under the Open category, allowing the use of solar cells and modules of any source. .The responsibility for the land arrangement and entire power evacuation/transmission system from the project into the interconnection point lies with the contractor. The completion period (including commissioning) is 15 months from the award of the contract.

(PV Magazine, Oct 09, 2020)

 

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Novus Green lands 15 MW floating solar EPC work in Telangana

 

Telangana-based Novus Green Energy has announced that it has won an aggregate 15 MW AC (19.5 MW DC) floating solar capacity from state-owned coal miner Singareni Collieries Company Limited (SCCL). The capacity was awarded in an auction conducted by the Solar Energy Corporation of India Ltd (SECI). Under the contract, Novus Green will be responsible for complete engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) of two grid-interactive floating solar projects located in the State of Telangana, along with ten years of comprehensive operation and maintenance. The floating solar plants shall come up at Singareni Thermal Power Plant storage reservoir (10 MW) and Dorli open-cast project void (5 MW).  Work on the solar projects is scheduled to begin in early 2021, and is expected to be commissioned before September 2021. “We are fully geared and very excited to execute this project by using our innovative designs and execution capabilities to meet SCCL’s expectation. I am sure that our endeavor to make this a state-of-the-art installation will help it in being recognized as a model large-size floating solar power plant in the country,” said Praveen Penchala, Vice President-Projects, Novus Green, in a press statement. 

(PV Magazine, Oct 09, 2020)

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India’s wind-solar hybrid capacity could grow 80 times in three years

 

The total wind-solar hybrid capacity in India could increase by almost 80 times from currently only 148 MW to 11.6 GW by 2023, according to a new report by the Institute for Energy Economics and Financial Analysis (Ieefa) and JMK Research. The estimate is based on the tenders allotted under various central and state schemes. The Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI) has so far tendered a total of 12,860 MW hybrid capacity (with and without storage), of which 4,290 MW has already been auctioned.  The report noted that combining wind and solar results in a capacity utilization factor of 35-50% compared to standalone solar’s 16-20% and standalone wind’s 20-26%. Given the benefits of such systems, the government is now planning to hold renewable energy auctions for round-the-clock and hybrid projects instead of plain solar or wind tenders. “There is a lot of interest in the potential of wind-solar hybrid generation to better manage the intermittency problem of standalone wind and solar and to make clean power more competitive against traditional thermal plants,” said report authors Vibhuti Garg, energy economist at the Ieefa, and Jyoti Gulia, founder of JMK Research.

 

(PV Magazine, Oct 08, 2020)

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India could have 20 GW more solar manufacturing

 

Power minister RK Singh said the ministry has received expressions of intent to set up 20 GW more domestic solar module and cell manufacturing capacity in the country. And the minister said the interest in establishing new fabs was independent of plans to subsidize borrowing rates on capital loans through an ‘interest subvention’ scheme planned by the Ministry of New & Renewable Energy (MNRE). Singh was speaking at the India PV Edge 2020 online event this week, organized by government think tank NITI Aayog, the MNRE and Invest India.  The intervention planned by the MNRE to offset high borrowing costs would reduce interest rates for capital expenditure related to solar cell and wafer production as well as for working capital, technical upgrades three years into factory life and energy costs. That program would run alongside customs duties which are applied to solar imports. “Manufacturers using advanced or futuristic technology will be provided additional incentives,” said the minister on Tuesday. “We will build that into [the] interest subvention scheme.” The NITI Aayog has also proposed a production-linked incentive scheme for Indian solar module exports which, according to MNRE joint secretary Amitesh Kumar Sinha, would reward high-efficiency and low-thermal-loss products as well as incentivizing local production.

(PV Magazine, Oct 08, 2020)

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Consumer Electronics

Samsung eyes $1 billion sales from its e-store in 2 years

 

Apple and Samsung are set for a mega clash for smartphone customers through their exclusive online stores. As Apple began online sales in India through its own store recently, close rival Samsung is also going on an overdrive on its self-owned online channel, eyeing sales of over $1 billion in the next two years by offering special privileges and exclusive online-only products. The push for Samsung comes in even as the company is strengthening its relationship with third-party online retailers such as Flipkart where it is bringing in a new range of smartphones. “The online business for Samsung has been growing strongly, and we have seen the contribution of online sales (company-owned and third-party) to overall smartphone volumes double to 30% from the 15% recorded earlier,” Samsung India senior VP Asim Warsi told TOI. Warsi said the online business has been growing faster than offline, with the trend getting stronger during the lockdown period and post-Covid era, where traffic at brick-and-mortar stores and malls has been restricted. The company has been running an online store in India for the past few years, but this is not exclusive to mobile phones as it caters to the overall electronics and consumer durables portfolio of Samsung. 

(ET, Oct 10, 2020)

 

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Realme prepares for aggressive smart TV, IoT play in India

 

Chinese smartphone maker Realme is planning to aggressively expand its smart TV business with products across price ranges to get into the top three smart TV makers in India by next year. The company is also aiming to significantly expand its consumer Internet of Things (IoT) business with the launch of as many as 100 products across various categories such as audio, home automation and lifestyle in 2021. "TV business is already being expanded. We had limited models and inventory this year, but we will have new TV ranges and screen size across price points. We aim to be among top three smart TV brands," Realme India Chief Executive Officer Madhav  Sheth told ET. He was recently given the charge of Realme's Europe and US operations. Realme has already increased its smart TV pricing in India following the government's move to reimpose 5 per cent customs duty on open cells, a key component for television manufacturing, from October 1. Beginning October 1, the Central government levied 10% basic customs duty on imports of display assembly, touch panel/cover glass assembly, despite industry requests to defer the levy by a year as these components are not made in India yet. 

(ET, Oct 08, 2020)

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Leading electronic brands to offer big discounts to clear out inventory

 

India's leading smartphone and electronic brands like Samsung, LG, Xiaomi, Panasonic, TCL, Realme, Thomson, Vivo, BPL and Kodak will offer bigger discount on mid-to-premium range of products, going up to 50%, in the upcoming e-commerce discounting season to clear out inventory with sales growth slowing down in these segments in last two months. For entry-level smartphones, refrigerator, washing machine and television, the discount will be moderated this year due to higher demand. For television, there is scarcity of supplies and hence companies are looking at around 10-20% discount over the usual selling price, five industry executives said. However, brands said consumers can look forward to longer tenure EMI schemes, lower down payment, cashback offers and extended warranty schemes across segments during the online festive discounts. “Brands will have bigger offers on premium products across categories,” said Panasonic India CEO Manish Sharma. “For categories like mid-to-premium smartphones or air-conditioners where inventory is accumulated, discounts will be higher. Discounts will be a result of both supplies and inventory position this year,” he said. 

(ET, Oct 08, 2020)

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Make in India: Samsung to start local production of TV sets from December

 

Samsung India, the country’s largest consumer electronics and smartphone maker, has told the government that it will commence local production of TV sets by December 2020, but it needs permission to import TV sets till then to ensure that ‘business continuity’ is not drastically impacted in the festive season. Maintaining the “current threshold volumes is pivotal for setting up of the domestic TV manufacturing facility”, the company said in a letter written to IT and electronics minister, Ravi Shankar Prasad, on September 28. The government had put television sets on the restricted list of imports for the first time in 20 years on July 30, as part of its strategy to discourage imports from China and boost local manufacturing. Companies now need licences to import TV sets and so far the government has not issued any such permit. In the letter to the minister, Samsung said the import impediments were “against the ethos of ease of doing business”, and imports held at customs were impacting business. “As we are setting up the TV manufacturing plant by December 2020, we request for smooth operations and business continuity.” ET has reviewed the letter. Two industry executives said the company has also written to the Prime Minister’s Office and Directorate General of Foreign Trade. An email sent to Samsung India remained unanswered till Monday press time.

(ET, Oct 06, 2020)

 

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SECTION – IV - FORTHCOMING EVENTS &  GENERAL INFORMATION              

Overseas Shows

Event

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Industrial Transformation ASIA-PACIFIC (ITAP

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SINGEX EXHIBITIONS PTE LTD

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20-Oct-2020

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22-Oct-2020            

Venue & City

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Singapore Expo, Singapore

Website

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https://www.industrial-transformation.com/

 

Event

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TPCA Show 2020

Organiser

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TPCA

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21-Oct-2020

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23-Oct-2020            

Venue & City

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Nangang Exhibition Center, Taipei, Taiwan

Website

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http://tw.tpcashow.com/en/home-4/

 

Event

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Taipei International Electronics Show (TAITRONICS)

Organiser

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TAITRA/ TEEMA

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21-Oct-2020

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23-Oct-2020            

Venue & City

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Nangang Exhibition Center, Taipei, Taiwan

Website

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https://www.taitronics.tw/

 

Event

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Electronics Show  2020

Organiser

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Ptak Warsaw

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06-November-2020

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08-November-2020            

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Ptak Warsaw Expo, Nadarzyn , Poland

Website

:

https://electronics-show.com

 

Event

:

Hong Kong Electronics Fair 2020 (Online Edition)

Organiser

:

Hong Kong Trade Development Council

From

:

16-November-2020

To

:

27-November-2020          

Website

:

https://event.hktdc.com/fair/hkelectronicsfairae-en/HKTDC-Hong-Kong-Electronics-Fair-Autumn-Edition/

 

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

:

Smart Card Expo 2020 (Virtual Edition)

Organiser

:

MMI India

From

:

03-Nov.-2020

To

:

05-Nov. -2020

Website

:

http://smartcardsexpo.com/

 

Event

:

electronica India & productronica India 2020 (Virtual Edition)

Organiser

:

MMI India

From

:

09-Dec.-2020

To

:

11-Dec. -2020

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/

 

Event

:

Convergence India 2020 

Organiser

:

Exhibitions India

From

:

24-March -2021

To

:

26-March -2021

City

:

Pragati Maidan, New Delhi

Website

:

https://www.convergenceindia.org/

 

Event

:

Embedded Tech India Expo 2020

Organiser

:

Exhibitions India & ITPO

From

:

24-March -2021

To

:

26-March -2021

City

:

Pragati Maidan, New Delhi

Website

:

https://www.embeddedtechexpo.com/

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                                          

Kindly click the following link for the Post Show Report of 11th Source India 2020

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1s2t8gHAk0AeTytvZsKhrnpQuNJVyBinH/view?usp=sharing

 

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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