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
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
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:
IESA Technovation Sarabhai Award.
Mr. P.N. Dhoot,
Director, Videocon Group of Companies .
Development of Advanced Computing (C-DAC), Mohali
Labs. (NAL), Bangalore
Pvt. Ltd., Bangalore
Systems Pvt. Ltd., Mumbai
Silab Tech Pvt
Best Electronics Manufacturing Company
Automotive Electronics India Pvt. Ltd., Bangalore
Technologies Pvt. Ltd., Mysore
Prof Arun N
Chandorkar, Chair Professor, Dept. of Electrical
Engineering, IIT Bombay, Mumbai
Venkatesh, Chair Professor, Dept of Electrical Engineering,
IIT Madras and Executive Director, Chief Technology and
Strategy Officer, Sasken Communications Technologies
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
We have added many new members into the IESA family.
Currently, we have 220 member companies under IESA.
Bhoomaraddi College of Engineering
BMS College of
Technologies Pvt. Ltd.
Semiconductors Services Pvt. Ltd.
India Pvt. Ltd.
Microelectronics Design Centre Pvt Ltd.
India Pvt. Ltd
RV College of
Technology India Pvt. Ltd.
Change of 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
Please keep the interaction going and write to me at
with your thoughts, feedback and suggestions.
Chairman - IESA
MD-Sales, PMC-Sierra India.