This is my first message to you as Chairman of IESA. It is a
matter of great pride to have the opportunity to lead this
association that has over the years carved a niche for itself
in the country. IESA is today well-recognised for its role in
driving policy initiatives in the ESDM industry and ecosystem
development in semiconductors and electronics. It is now time
to take IESA to the next level – from good to great. And you
have a very important role to play in how we think beyond and
stay ahead in the years to come. Thank you very much for your
contribution to elect a very able Executive Council for the
year 2014-15; our EC has a collective experience and
leadership wisdom of over two centuries.
Sitting L-R: Rajendra Kumar Khare (Chairman and MD,
SureWaves MediaTech); Vinay Shenoy (MD, Infineon Technologies
& Vice Chairman, IESA); Ashok Chandak (Chairman, IESA & Senior
Director-Global Sales and Marketing, NXP Semiconductors);
Kumud Srinivasan (President, Intel India); Satya Gupta
(Founder and CEO, Concept2Silicon Systems).
Standing L-R: Sanjeev Keskar (MD, Sales, PMC-Sierra &
Advisor, IESA), Jaswinder Ahuja (MD, Cadence Design Systems),
Ganesh Guruswamy (MD, SanDisk India), Krishna Moorthy K (MD,
Rambus Technologies & Treasurer, IESA), BV Naidu (Chairman and
CEO, Sagitaur Ventures India), Santhanakrishnan Raman (MD, LSI
It is clear that “Electronics can change India” and that the
Indian ESDM industry will continue to grow. At the same time,
we are also painfully aware of the fact that collectively we
are not doing enough to make the most of the opportunities
available to us in the domestic market. Over 65% of the
electronics consumption in India is fuelled by imports. The
fabless ecosystem is also still at a nascent stage. The
biggest change that I believe we need to usher in is the
change in mind set. We need to embrace this change by adopting
the mind set of creators and innovators. There are several
challenges, but I am sure together we will tide over every
roadblock on the highway to India’s ESDM leadership. In fact
innovation and execution will be the key to crossing this huge
chasm that separates early adopters from the mass market that
is still waiting to be tapped.
Let me now tell you a little more about our proposed agenda
for this year. I, along with Executive Council, have decided
to put relentless passion and focus on execution. More
importantly the focus is on outcome-oriented actions that are
aligned with IESA vision to make India a powerhouse of ESDM.
Here is a summary of the key priorities on the agenda:
Encourage product creation through various start-up
initiatives for fabless and electronic systems
Step up manufacturing while maintaining R & D leadership.
collaboration with other industry bodies
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In addition to the series of events we have put together for
the year, we also have an extensive marketing plan to promote the Indian ESDM industry and increase the reach and awareness about the industry that
we are all so passionate about. More about all this later.
In all, the EC and I have our task cut out for the year. And I would like
to begin my tenure by requesting your support and feedback, which is very
important. You will receive a separate mailer from the IESA office
requesting your feedback. In addition, please feel free to write to me at
email@example.com with your views, opinions and concerns too. I will
do the best I can to address them along with Executive Council of IESA.
Look forward to your engaging participation and inventive enthusiasm in
realizing the IESA Vision.
Chairman – IESA
Global Sales and Marketing