Election 2014: IESA Expects Modi Government to Drive Development And
Growth Through ESDM
May 17, 2014
With the new Narendra Modi-led government coming in, the Indian
electronics industry has pinned its hopes high. The India Electronics
and Semiconductor Association (IESA) has extended a warm welcome to
the forthcoming government and has promised full support to their
vision of development, growth and e-Governance. The association is all
set to co-operate with the new government in making the country a
manufacturing and innovation centre for domestic and global players in
the electronics industry.
Vidyashankar , president, IESA added , “IESA envisions working with
the forthcoming government to enable India reclaim its global
leadership position in science and technology and attract investments
in the private sector. R&D needs a boost to make way for more patents
and products made in India. Additionally, declaring electronics as a
priority sector, addressing the disabilities ranging from 7-26 per
cent, strengthening fabless product ecosystem and encouraging for
domestically manufactured electronic products are important
initiatives the industry is looking forward to”.
Electronic Industry Expects Modi Government to Fill Loops
May 17, 2014
The Indian electronics industry is very excited with the Modi-led
government coming in. While the industry has praised the initiatives
of the outgoing UPA government, it expects the coming Modi-led
government to take a step ahead in the development of electronics
eco-system in the country.
The industry has expressed its expectations with the new government.
The new government is expected to accelerate the pace of
implementation of policies laid down for development of the domestic
industry. As reported earlier, India Electronics and Semiconductor
Association (IESA) Chairman Ashok Chandak said, “The present
government has taken decisions, they have made policies.... Milestone
have been done. Whosoever is the next government, whatever policy is
there, should focus on execution and implementation."
Ensure growth rate is
back to 7-8% levels, IT honchos urge Govt
Source: The Hindu Business
Line; May 18, 2014
“People were debating whether we have a wave or not. It turned out to
be a tsunami,” said Ashok Soota of Happiest Minds, referring to the
BJP-led NDA’s victory in the general elections.
“We envisage focus on building fab units and electronic manufacturing
clusters,” said Ashok Chandak, Chairman of the India Electronics and
China Pushes its New
Pacific Free-Trade Zone at APEC Meeting
Source: ADVFN.com; May 18, 2014
China wants to use a November international summit to start to put in
place a new free-trade zone among Pacific rim countries, despite the
objections of the U.S., Japan and others that such a move could delay
other Asia-Pacific trade deals already being negotiated.
The fight over what's known as the Free Trade Area of the Asia Pacific
dominated a weekend meeting in Qingdao, China, of trade ministers from
the 21-member Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation forum, who agreed
Sunday to move ahead slowly on the idea after a long night of
Source: The Hindu; May 18,
The Telugu Desam Party’s impressive performance in the residuary State
of Andhra Pradesh has raised the expectations of people and industry
For winners like Kesineni Srinivas (Nani), who emerged victorious in
the Vijayawada Lok Sabha (LS) constituency, making Vijayawada the
capital tops their priorities.
Meanwhile, industry captains are of the view that focus should now be
on infrastructure development in order to attract investments in the
Odisha approves ESDM
road map prepared by IESA
Source: Business Standard;
May 19, 2014
The Odisha government has approved the electronic system design and
manufacturing (ESDM) road map prepared by India Electronics &
Semiconductor Association (IESA), paving the way for development of
this sunrise sector in the state.
“The government have been pleased to approve the ESDM road map
submitted by IESA,” Satyabrata Ray, deputy secretary of the IT
department wrote to General Manager, Odisha Computer Application
Centre (OCAC), the technical directorate of IT department.
IESA Toasts New
Source: ELE Times; May 20,
“We envisage encouragement to the industry and focus on building fab
units and electronic manufacturing clusters with an investment
potential of over 75,000 crores in short term and cumulatively
employing 2.8 crore people by building local eco system within the
next 10 years”, said Mr. Ashok Chandak, Chairman, IESA. India
Electronics and Semiconductor Association (IESA) greets the imminent
government and extends its full support to their vision of
Development, Growth and e-Governance, making India a manufacturing and
innovation Centre for domestic and global players in the electronics
industry. Mr. Vidyashankar , President, IESA added , “IESA envisions
working with the forthcoming government to enable India reclaim its
global leadership position in science and technology and attract
investments in the private sector.
Change in government
ignites IT sector hopes
Source: Express Computer;
May 20, 2014
The Indian IT sector has welcomed the astounding victory of BJP led
NDA (National Democratic Alliance) and its prime ministerial candidate
Narendra Modi in Lok Sabha elections 2014.
In a statement NASSCOM has said that it welcomes the new NDA
government at the centre and reiterates its commitment to work closely
with the government in catalysing a technology-led transformational
agenda for India.
IESA (The India Electronics and Semiconductor Association) has also
extended its full support to the NDA's vision of development, growth
and e-Governance, making India a manufacturing and innovation centre
for domestic and global players in the electronics industry.
Samsung India deputy MD, only Indian to stick with the company since
its entry in 1995
Source: Economic Times; May
At 59, Samsung India deputy managing director Ravinder Zutshi is still
the South Korean giant's man Friday in India.
Right from handling a recent crisis when the company's global chairman
Lee Kun-hee got a court summons in India and liaising with the
government to managing disgruntled dealers, it was Zutshi who swung
into action with the full confidence of Samsung headquarters.
electronics may become cheaper
Source: ET Auto; May 21,
Luxury cars, consumer electronics and durables could become cheaper in
the coming months on the back of a stronger rupee, which is expected
to maintain its stellar showing after Narendra Modi-led BJP got a
majority mandate in the elections. But despite poor sales, companies,
which had resorted to price rise when the Indian currency hit a record
low of 68.83 to a dollar, are not going to go for a cut immediately
and wait for the Budget to get more cues on government policy.
India now the the
third largest smartphone market
May 21, 2014
India has become the 3rd largest smart phone market in the world,
having overtaken Japan in Q1 of 2013. China and America occupy the
first two positions.
Various smartphone manufacturers like Apple, HTC, LG, BlackBerry and
Samsung have been aggressively pursuing the smartphone market in
India. The smart phone market has been growing at over 160%
year-on-year in India.
BEL Notified Recruitment for 200 Graduate Engineers Posts 2014
Source: Jagran Josh; May 22, 2014
Bharat Electronics Limited (BEL) invited applications for recruitment
to the post of Graduate Engineers. The candidates eligible for the
post can apply online before 5 June 2014. BEL was established at
Bangalore, India, by the Government of India under the Ministry of
Defence in 1954 to meet the specialised electronic needs of the Indian
defence services. Over the years, it has grown into a multi-product,
multi-technology, multi-unit company serving the needs of customers in
diverse fields in India and abroad.
IIT, IISc and IIM faculties urge new govt to set up telecom R&D fund
Source: Business Standard; May 22, 2014
Faculty members from IITs, IISc and IIMs have urged the new government
to set-up a new Telecom Research and Development Fund (TRDF) and
Telecom Entrepreneurship Development Fund (TEDF) to catalyse the
"Delay in setting up such funds will cost us dearly and time is just
ripe for us to shape the contours of future telecom evolution",
faculty members said, in a statement evoking the NTP.
Zacks Industry Outlook Highlights on Semiconductor
Source: PCBDesign007; May 22, 2014
The Semiconductor Industry serves as a driver, enabler and indicator
of technological progress. Developments in the industry determine the
way we work, transport ourselves, communicate, entertain ourselves and
respond to our environment. The PCs we work on, the cars we drive, the
phones we communicate with, the electronic gadgets on which we watch
movies, listen to music and play games, and the planes and weapons
used to transport or protect us use semiconductor devices.
CSIR & IMD Join Hands to Facilitate Aircraft Landing at all Civilian
Airports of the Country Even in Very Low Visibility Conditions
Source: Press Information Bureau; May 22, 2014
A milestone has been achieved in the field of aviation safety when
CSIR-National Aerospace Laboratories (CSIR-NAL), Bangalore and India
Meteorological Department (IMD) signed a partnership agreement for
joint production of Drishti system; a sophisticated instrument for
assessment of Runway visual range, which is a critical parameter for
safe landing and takeoff of aircraft in poor visibility.
Drishti has also received several prestigious awards during 2013-14
from National Research Development Corporation (NRDC), Institution of
Electronics and Telecommunication Engineers (IETE), India, and Indian
Electronics & Semiconductor Association (IESA) as the most innovative,
meritorious product of the year.
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