Chairman’s Message – February 2014

Dear Member,

Let me begin with thanking you for making Vision Summit such a huge success. This year Vision Summit scaled newer heights as we discussed the burning topic of “Consumption to Creation”.

Vision Summit 2014
The biggest ever till date, Vision Summit 2014 was attended by over 600 local and global leaders; the summit also saw the highest ever participation from the government, with 8 state governments joining us during the two days. With 40 booths, the VS 2014 Expo was the largest till date. Also,this was the first Vision Summit executed completely by the IESA Secretariat. Kudos to the IESA team for this significant achievement.

Vision Summit also added a national first. During the summit, IESA signed an MoU with Messe München International (MMI and launched DEFTRONICS -- India's first ever platform for Aerospace &Defence electronics that is slated to be held in September 2014 along with Electronica & Productronica India. The event will launch in Bangalore in 2014, will move to Delhi in 2015, and thereafter shuttle between the two cities.

Technovation Awards 2013
The Technovation Awards also saw a new high. This year we received 90+ nominations – the highest ever -- and our jury had a really tough time choosing the winners. Here are the winners of the Technovation Awards 2013:

Industry Awards:

IESA Technovation Sarabhai Award.

  • Mr. P.N. Dhoot, Director, Videocon Group of Companies .

Most Innovative Product

  • Centre for Development of Advanced Computing (C-DAC), Mohali
  • National Aerospace Labs. (NAL), Bangalore
  • Terminus Circuits Pvt. Ltd., Bangalore
  • Redpine Signals Inc., Hyderabad

Most Promising Startup Company

  • Evolute Systems Pvt. Ltd., Mumbai
  • Silab Tech Pvt Ltd., Bangalore

Best Electronics Manufacturing Company

  • Bosch Automotive Electronics India Pvt. Ltd., Bangalore
  • Skanray Technologies Pvt. Ltd., Mysore

Academic Awards


  • Prof Arun N Chandorkar, Chair Professor, Dept. of Electrical Engineering, IIT Bombay, Mumbai


  • Dr. G Venkatesh, Chair Professor, Dept of Electrical Engineering, IIT Madras and Executive Director, Chief Technology and Strategy Officer, Sasken Communications Technologies

Techno Inventor

  • Dr. Marshnil Dave, PhD Thesis, IIT-Bombay; and Senior Analog Design Engineer, Marvell Semiconductor, California, USA
  • Dr. Chandan Karfa, PhD Thesis, IIT-Kharagpur; and Senior R&D Engineer, Synopsys India Pvt. Ltd., Bangalore

New Members

We have added many new members into the IESA family. Currently, we have 220 member companies under IESA.

  • Aeronics eMaRoh
  • Analinear Technologies
  • B.V Bhoomaraddi College of Engineering
  • BMS College of Engineering
  • Cerium Systems
  • Conwex Limited
  • EDAC MultiTech
  • Edgewood networks
  • Eldaas Technologies
  • Entuple Technologies Pvt. Ltd.
  • Graphene Semiconductors Services Pvt. Ltd.
  • Immensa Semiconductors technologies
  • Kaga Devices India Pvt. Ltd.
  • Krivi Semiconductor Pvt. Ltd
  • Karnataka Microelectronics Design Centre Pvt Ltd.
  • Lukup Media Pvt Ltd
  • NMTronics India Pvt. Ltd
  • Ojovati Power
  • Orange Semiconductor
  • PLX Technology
  • RV College of Engineering
  • Sanmina-SCI Technology India Pvt. Ltd.
  • Si2Chip Technologies
  • Sohamsaa Systems
  • Tata Power Company SED
  • Technosphere Labs
  • Unizen Technologies


Change of President
IESA President, Mr. PVG Menon has decided to step down from his post. PVG has worked very hard to grow IESA to next level. On behalf of all the members, I thank PVG for his great contributions and wish him all the best with his new plans.
But that brings us to the onerous responsibility to find a new President. Please do send me an email to if you know any good candidates who could step into PVG’s shoes.

New Research from IESA
Before signing off, I would like to remind you about the two defining reports that we have launched this year: The Indian Electronic System Design and Manufacturing (ESDM) - Disability Identification Study with EY and the Indian ESDM Market – Analysis of Opportunity and Growth Plan with F&S. These reports have been very well received by the industry for their depth of information and quality of recommendations. You can now download these reports for free from the IESA website:

Next month, we will hold elections for the new Executive Council. I request active participation from all members for the same.
Please keep the interaction going and write to me at
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Sanjeev Keskar,

Chairman - IESA
MD-Sales, PMC-Sierra India.