'Electronics Development Fund to be operational in two months'
Standard; August 1, 2014
The Centre’s electronic manufacturing policy, which has proposed a Rs
10,000-crore Electronics Development Fund to boost the domestic
electronic systems design and manufacturing (ESDM) capacity, is likely
to be rolled out in the next two months.
Through the fund, the government was aiming at promoting innovation,
intellectual property, research and development, nano electronics and
help commercialise made-in-India products, with a focus on minimising
Consumers Will Be the End Beneficiary of the ICT Standards: DeitY
Source: CIOL; August
India is expected to consume USD 320 billion worth of ICT products
annually by 2020. Government has initiated the creation of an
appropriate policy ecosystem to ensure that consumers get access to
safe and good quality technology products. Though the Compulsory
Registration Order is well appreciated by all stakeholders, there are
increasing calls for harmonization of requirements under the order
with globally accepted best practices.
Samsung Joins Hands
with Google and Aircel to Promote Internet Adoption amongst Women in
Source: Dalal Street
Investment Journal; August 2, 2014
Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd, a global leader in technology, has joined
hands with Aircel, one of India’s leading innovative mobile service
providers, and Google’s Helping Women Get Online (HWGO) initiative to
open up the world of the Internet to more women in India. The
partnership will bring the strength of Samsung’s user-friendly range
of smartphones and Aircel’s expertise in mobile network as well as
data innovations to the campaign, which will enable women to easily
understand the benefits that Internet can bring to their everyday
lives. This will be done by increasing their awareness through
Internet training sessions provided jointly by Samsung & Google on
both Internet usage and Samsung smartphones powered by Aircel data.
Infosys to Focus on
Start Ups, IP, Products & Platforms: Sikka
Source: The Financial Chronicle; August 2, 2014
Vishal Sikka, the first non- founder and outsider to lead Infosys,
today said the country's second largest software services firm will
focus on intellectual property, products and platforms in an effort to
revive the lost glory of the once IT bellwether.
The former Board member of German software giant SAP, who took over as
Infosys CEO today from S D Shibulal, will also work with start ups to
drive scale and business for the Bangalore-headquartered firm.
Unemployed? Get cash
to hone electronics skills
Source: The Hindu; August
As many as 15,000 students and unemployed youth in Karnataka will get
Central and State financial assistance to train in ESDM (electronics
system design and manufacturing) over four years, Ajay Kumar, Joint
Secretary, Department of Electronics and Information Technology, said
NIEILT managing director Ashwini Kumar Sharma participated in the
brainstorming sessions with GE, Bosch, Philips and Acer, industry and
IT bodies STPI, Nasscom, IT hardware and manufacturing association
MAIT, semiconductor and electronics associations IESA, ELCIA and CLIK,
and industry bodies CII, FICCI, BCIC and FKCCI.
Government proposes to
set up National Electronics Mission
Source: The Economic Times;
August 3, 2014
In a bid to market 'brand India' in electronics, the government has
proposed setting up a mission for creating a mechanism to implement
various programmes laid down in National Policy of Electronics (NPE).
NPE, cleared by the Union Cabinet in October 2012, aims to make the
domestic electronic hardware manufacturing segment into a $400-billion
industry by 2020.
wireless ICs set for growth, says analyst
Source: EE Times India;
August 4, 2014
According to the latest report from IHS, wireless connectivity
semiconductors in health and fitness devices are forecast to log solid
double-digit growth this year and beyond, especially as various
wireless technologies make their way into a growing number of wearable
Shipments this year for wireless semiconductors in health and fitness
will reach a projected 61.2 million units, up 11 per cent from 55
million in 2013. The expected strong expansion for this year continues
the robust growth of 2012 and 2013. And the market shows little signs
of slowing, with shipments in 2018 climbing to 95.78 million units.
PM wants net import
export of electronics to be zero by 2020
Source: Business Standard;
August 4, 2014
Prime Minister Narendra Modi is said to have directed the department
of electronics and information technology to ensure the net
import-export balance for the sector be brought down to zero by 2020.
The department is reviewing the relevant policy to meet the directive,
said an official. Experts, however, question the feasibility of such a
mandate. Unless radical policies are announced, meeting the target
would be a challenge, they argue. India currently imports to meet a
majority of its demand for electronics. Estimates suggest the import
bill here will exceed that of oil by 2020, unless domestic
manufacturing is incentivised.
How Four Forces Will
Change World’s Manufacturing Ecosystem Forever
Source: DNA; August 4, 2014
SMAC suggests a diabolical change in traditional manufacturing setups
by demanding focus on not just building quality products, but also in
managing the knowledge and communications networks that surround
products. A direct correlation can be drawn between the extent of
industrialization in a country and its per capita income. Generally,
the more industrialized, the higher the per capita income and overall
economic strength of the nation.
The objective is to
create an eco-system for a globally competitive ESDM- Prasad
Source: ELE Times; August
Government has advocated for setting up a mission which will impose a
structure for variable programmes laid down in National Policy of
Electronics (NPE). NPE, cleared by the Union Cabinet in October 2012,
aims to make the domestic electronic hardware manufacturing segment
into a USD 400bn industry by 2020. Telecom Minister Ravi Shankar
Prasad has said in Parliament that a National Electronics Mission is
proposed to be set up with industry participation that will evolve
programmes laid down under NPE.
worth Rs.12.5 billion announced in June 2014 quarter
Source: Centre for
Monitoring Indian Economy; August 5, 2014
As per CMIE’s CapEx database, seven new projects were announced in the
machinery industry during the quarter ended June 2014. Of these, cost
details of only four projects could be ascertained. The total
investment outlay of these is Rs.12.5 billion. This is two-third of
the new investment proposals seen during the April-June 2013 period.
The biggest project announced during the June 2014 quarter was by
Maruti Suzuki. The company plans to add a new engine production line
at its Gurgaon, Haryana plant with an outlay of Rs.10 billion.
Telecom equipment majors cry hoarse over 10% import duty
Source: Business Standard; August 5, 2014
Several technology firms such as Cisco, Nokia Networks, Alcatel
Lucent, Huawei among others are crying hoarse over a mandate, which
has imposed 10% import duty on some telecom equipment, in the Union
Budget. The directive not only increases the cost of the equipment but
also goes against the global Information Technology Agreement (ITA),
of which India is a signee as a member of World Trade Organisation,
some companies have alleged.
IoT Will Become Multitrillion-dollar Market by 2020: PwC
Source: ChannelWorld.in; August 5, 2014
Companies have embarked on a gradual but massive adoption of "Internet
of things" (IoT) technology, investing in sensors to collect data,
which is then wirelessly sent for further analysis or alerts,
according to a survey.
IoT involves hardware, like small devices and wireless networking, as
well as software, but sensors are key for extracting data from objects
and the environment, said PwC in a recent survey.
"From refrigerators to parking spaces to houses, the IoT is bringing
billions of things into the digital fold, which will make the IoT a
multi-trillion dollar industry by 2020," PwC said in an executive
summary of the survey.
Electronica and Productronica to Take Place in Bengaluru This Year
Source: EPR; August 5, 2014
After a successful 2013 edition that witnessed 11,589 trade visitors,
the 15th edition of India’s leading trade fairs on electronic
components and production technology this year will be hosted at BIEC,
Bengaluru from 23-25 September. electronica India 2014 and
productronica India 2014 are the platforms that showcase innovations
and provide networking opportunities for the electronics manufacturing
industry. With concurrent conferences, buyer-seller meets, B2G Meets
(Business to Government) and exclusive pavilions from IESA, IPC INDIA,
LEDMA, CLIK, ELCINA and international country pavilions from China,
Germany, Hong Kong, Singapore, Taiwan and UK, it is a perfect meeting
point for the industry.
China eyes global lead in semiconductor industry
Source: EE Times India; August 6, 2014
The latest statistics released by IHS Technology on Chinese production
of semiconductors revealed the huge effort China has to make to build
a globally competitive semiconductor industry—a goal that China aims
to achieve by 2030.
To help us understand China's challenges, IHS estimates that, taken
together, China, Hong Kong, and Taiwan posted a year-over-year
increase in semiconductor production revenue from $24.1 billion in
2012 to $27.5 billion in 2013.
Middle East top region for India's electronic hardware exports
Source: Economic Times; August 6, 2014
Middle East has emerged as the top region for India's electronic
hardware exports with the sale to the region amounting to $1,738
million in 2013-14, registering a growth of 6.66 per cent.
"UAE leads the list of countries importing India's electronics
hardware," said Kamal Vachani, regional director for Electronics and
Computer Software Export Promotion Council (ESC) in the Middle East.
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