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India has a large base of manufacturing capability in display technologies and has progressed steadily from conventional B/W Picture tubes to flat colour display tubes and plasma displays.
The Samtel group is the largest Indian integrated manufacturer of a wide range of display devices like Colour and B&W TV picture tubes, tubes for avionics, medical and industrial applications, CRT glass, electron guns, heaters and cathodes, deflection yokes and engineering services. Samtel has registered many patents for developments in video display technology. It is an ISO9000, UL and ISO 14000 certified company. Samtel has acquired a facility in Germany to manufacture high tech, high resolution CRTs for demanding applications such as aircraft avionics, medical monitors and a variety of industrial applications through a continuous focus on R&D.
Another major player and exporter in this segment is Hotline Group which manufactures B/W and Colour Picture Tubes.
Moser Baer India Ltd.:
In the Optical Storage Device segment, Moser Baer India Ltd., is today the world's third-largest optical CD maker in an industry dominated by Japan and Taiwan. MBIL supplies to a number of branded players like Sony, Verbatim, TDK, Maxell, Imation, Samsung etc, and has collaborative R&D programs as well as reciprocal training programs with these world class companies.
India has several world class companies manufacturing electromechanical and wound components. These include MNCs as well as Indian companies such as Hical Magnetics, a QS9000 company, which designs and manufactures professional grade transformers. Hical also offers world class design services for the state-of-the art power converters and qualification services for both power converters and magnetics. Hical has also established a subsidiary in USA with focus on giving Design, Engineering and Sales support to their North American customers.
Tyco Electronics, an MNC, with a modern facility in Bangalore specialises in high grade connectors such as fibre optic interconnection systems and smart card connectors.
Another example is the development of CorDect technology, India's very own Wireless Local Loop technology, jointly developed by Midas Communication Technologies, TeNeT group, IIT Madras and US based Analog Devices Inc. Based on the Digital Enhanced Cordless Telecommunications standard specified by the European Telecommunications Standards Institute (ETSI), CorDect provides cost-effective, simultaneous high-quality voice and data connectivity in both urban and rural areas.
Elin Electronics Ltd:
A major player and pioneer in the Entertainment electronics segment is Elin Electronics Ltd, manufacturing Tape Deck and CD Mechanisms. The company also manufactures AC & DC Micro Motors for OEM's and provides Contract Manufacturing Services.
Electronic Chip Design is another growth area for the electronics industry, which can provide support for growth of manufacturing as well as greater value addition. World leaders such as Cadence have set up shop in India and more and more companies are relocating design centres due to technical skills available here.
Among ELCINA members, there are over 160 ISO 9001 and over 50 UL certified companies manufacturing components with a strong focus on TQM.