IESA WINWire June 14 - June 20, 2014
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CeBIT India, IESA and MAIT unite to promote the Electronics Manufacturing Industry in India
Source: Mouseworld Now; June 14, 2014


CeBIT India, world’s leading Business IT and ICT trade fair, organized by Hannover Milano Fairs India today announced its partnerships with India Electronics and Semiconductor Association (IESA), a premier trade body representing the Indian Electronic System Design and Manufacturing industry and MAIT, the apex body representing the computer hardware, training and software industries.

DeitY Grants In-Principle Approval for Setting up Electronics Cluster in Odisha
Source: EFY Times; June 14, 2014

In a bid to boost the development of Electronics System Design and Manufacturing (ESDM) sector in Odisha, the Department of Electronics and Information Technology (DEITY) has given in-principle approval for setting up of an Electronics Manufacturing Cluster (EMC) at the proposed Info Valley at the outskirts of Bhubaneswar. DEITY has approved grant worth Rs 969.6 million for the greenfield project to be developed over 215.76 acres of land under the EMC scheme. In addition, DEITY has also given a go-ahead to two EMCs at Bhopal and Jabalpur in Madhya Pradesh.

Govt Formulates Incubation to Garland Electronic Manufacturing
Source: ELE Times; June 14, 2014

The saffron government is methodizing on a proposal to loop-up product companies in the electronics sector. Titled Electropreneur Park, it is being anchored by Software Technology Parks of India (STPI), which played a big role in incentivizing and nurturing the information technology (IT) services sector in its preliminary years..

Odisha to set up first green field Electronic Manufacturing Cluster
Source:; June 16, 2014

India Electronics and Semiconductor Association (IESA), the premier trade body representing the Indian Electronic System Design and Manufacturing (ESDM) industry, will assist Odisha government to set up the first Greenfield Electronic Manufacturing Cluster (EMC) in Info-valley in the state. The EMC will be set up under the Electronic Manufacturing Clusters Scheme of Department of Electronics and Information Technology (DeitY) of Government of India.

Info-Valley Electronic Manufacturing Cluster In Odisha Supported By IESA Receives In-Principle Approval From DeitY
Source:; June 16, 2014

India Electronics and Semiconductor Association (IESA), the premier trade body representing the Indian Electronic System Design and Manufacturing (ESDM) industry, is assisting the Government of Odisha in setting up the first Greenfield Electronic Manufacturing Cluster (EMC) in Info-valley, Bhubaneswar, under the Electronic Manufacturing Clusters Scheme of Department of Electronics and Information Technology (DeitY), Government of India.

IT Hardware Industry Expects Easy Labelling Norms
Source: The Hindu; June 17, 2014

The IT hardware industry is expecting the Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS) to relax some of the labelling norms that electronic product companies have to follow under the certification process required for imports..“We have had some good discussions and our input has been taken. They have been understanding of our concerns. Based on the discussions we have had, we believe that it [BIS] may come out a notification that allows the labels to be printed as stickers as another option apart from embossing or engraving,” Anwar Shirpurwala, Executive Director, Manufacturers Association of Information Technology (MAIT), told this correspondent.

Tech Startups Urge Narendra Modi Government to Check Red Tape
Source: The Economic Times; June 17, 2014

Technology product startups across the country have reached out to the Modi government to highlight the red tape faced by software product companies. Industry think tank iSpirt which represents over 450 companies has sent a proposal suggesting amendments to policies ill suited for product firms. Heavy tax deductions and lack of research and development credits for software products are some of the biggest hurdles faced by companies.

STPI's Incubation Centre for Electronics Start-Ups Gets DeitY Nod 
Source: EFY Times; June 17, 2014

The department of electronics and information technology has given a go ahead to the setting up of an incubation centre to provide physical as well as technology infrastructure to electronics start-ups from across the country..Under the ambitious project, the government plans to set up an incubation centre for electronics start-ups in Delhi. This centre aims to incentivise 10 such companies every year over the next five years. These companies will be short-listed by a board comprising of stakeholders from the government as well as the industry and academia. The proposal has been sought by STPI in association with the Delhi University and India Electronics and Semiconductor Association (IESA).

Wafer fab documents: Govt set to hire legal consultant
Source:; June 17, 2014

The government is in the process of hiring a legal consultant to finalize an agreement for setting up a pair of semiconductor manufacturing facilities. The facilities, India’s first, are expected to boost the country’s electronics industry and reduce dependence on microchip imports. The department of electronics and information technology (DEITY) has issued a request for proposal (RFP) inviting applications from interested consultants, said two government officials familiar with the matter on the condition of anonymity.

Electronics to be Focus of IT Ministry: Ravi Shankar Prasad
Source: The Economic Times; June 18, 2014

Electronics will be a key focus area of the Ministry of Communications and Information Technology, with the government pushing for promotion of manufacturing, semiconductor wafer fabrication units and an electronics development fund, said Ravi Shankar Prasad on Tuesday...In addition, the government will set up seven greenfield electronic manufacturing clusters in the country, which would come up in Hyderabad, Maheshwaram, Bhiwadi, Bhopal, Jabalpur, Kakkanad and Hosur. This is in addition to a brownfield cluster in Bangalore and a greenfield cluster in Bhubaneshwar.

Internal Security, Space to Take Importance In Future, According To IESA
Source: Defence World; June 18, 2014

In an interview with, M.N. Vidyashankar, President, IESA (India Electronics & Semiconductor Association) talked about the pitfalls in India's domestic defense industry and how FDI will allow India to harness better capabilities.

India to Set up Electronics Development Fund: Minister
Source: Web India; June 19, 2014

The government will set up electronics development fund to support manufacturing of electronics products that would help create 28 million new jobs and reduce imports, Communications and IT Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad said Tuesday. Talking to reporters here, Prasad said the government will provide subsidies to encourage manufacturing of electronics products in the country. The government has also decided to promote development of Green Field Electronic Manufacturing Clusters in Bhopal, Bhubaneshwar, Hyderabad, Maheshwaram, Bhiwadi, Jabalpur, Hosur and Kakianada.

IESA lauds Govt's decision to push electronics manufacturing
Source: CIOL; June 19, 2014

India Electronics and Semiconductor Association (IESA), welcomes Communications and Information Technology minister Ravi Shankar Prasad's statement to provide incentives for companies to set up factories across eight cities and go ahead for greenfield Electronic Manufacturing Clusters (EMC) in seven locations and support to promote chip making facilities in the country.

Draft IT Policy Eyes Rs 1.55L Cr Investments
Source: The Times of India; June 19, 2014

The Gujarat government is now aiming big to tap the IT sector. The state will soon have new information technology and IT-enabled services and electronic policies under which the government hopes to attract Rs 1.55 lakh crore investment in next five years. The state science and technology department has published a draft report for three new policies IT/ITeS, electronics and e-governance. The government is expected to formalize these policies in the next two months and has sought suggestions from industries concerned. Sources said the state government aims to overhaul this sector in next five years. A senior government official said, “With new IT/ITeS and electronic policies, we aim to increase production in these sectors by at least five times. We hope to increase IT/ITES industry's turnover to Rs 75,000 crore and electronics industry's turnover to Rs 80,000 crore.“.

Telangana government to come out with electronic hardware policy
Source: The Economic Times; June 19, 2014

The Telangana government would come out with a "proper" electronic hardware policy aimed at attracting manufacturing facilities to Hyderabad, IT Minister K T Rama Rao said here today. Speaking after inaugurating India Gadget Expo 2014 here, he pitched for support of the union government in promoting the hardware manufacturing sector in the state.

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