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Chairman's Message - October 2014
Source: IESA; October 11, 2014


Dear Friends,
The buzz around the ESDM industry is getting louder, and I am sending out this message after attending the MAKE IN INDIA event addressed by India's Honourable Prime Minister and industry stalwarts. MAKE IN INDIA is a program aimed at expanding the pie of opportunities to create a positive spiral (Chakra) effect of employment, purchasing power, spending and supply. We believe the success of the MAKE IN INDIA program will create an "Orbit Changing Atmosphere" which will be conducive for major breakthroughs in design-led manufacturing. IESA has been advocating India's stance as an ESDM powerhouse, and we're glad to see the prime minister's initiative towards making India a preferred manufacturing destination encompassing 25 sectors that includes ESDM and several other sectors that rely heavily on electronics.

IIP – Indian Institute of Packaging launched INDIAPACK 2015 – 6th International Packaging Exhibition
Source: This Week Bangalore; October 11, 2014

Encouraged by the overwhelming success of INDIAPACK 2013, the Indian Institute of Packaging (IIP), the premier Institute in the country and an autonomous body working under Ministry of Commerce & Industry, Government of India is organizing INDIAPACK 2015 from October 08–11 October 2015.

Mr. Vidhyashankar, IAS – Additional Chief Secretary to Government (Retired) & President – India Electronics & Semiconductor Association (IESA), Bangalore said,”India with its enviable natural wealth of fruits, vegetables, marine and dairy products, is fast emerging as a food factory to the world. We are also in the midst of a retail boom, and this coupled with the changing lifestyles, family structure and consumerism is bound to open up vast opportunities for the packaging industry in general and food packaging in particular, in the not too distant future. With the opening up of international global markets, we need to gear ourselves to meet international standards in packaging.

Unprecedented visitor turnout and record participation at electronica India and productronica
Source: ELE Times; October 11, 2014

India reflects the optimism for the electronic components and the electronics manufacturing industry.

According to Mr. Bhupinder Singh, Acting CEO of MMI India: “It gives me immense pleasure to announce that once again, electronica India and productronica India has received tremendous response from the visitors and exhibitors alike.

Dr. Ajay Kumar, Jt. Secretary – Department of Electronics and Information Technology (DeitY), said: “I congratulate MMI India, the organizers of electronica India and productronica India for creating a platform that brings all the electronics manufacturing and components industry under one roof and create a great networking forum to exchange ideas and conduct business.” The trade fairs were supported by leading associations like Indian Electronics & Semiconductor Association (IESA), Electronic Industries Association of India (ELCINA), Consortium of Electronic Industries of Karnataka (CLIK), LED products Manufacturers’ Association of India (LEDMA), to name a few.

Modern electronic chips unit in Bhopal
Source: The Pioneer; October 12, 2014

The State Capital is set to get yet another gift in the form of a unit, ‘Semiconductor Fab’ (Semiconductor Wafer Fabrication), for producing unique and ultra modern electronic chips. This will pave the way for the State’s development in ultra modern technology sector. A sum of Rs34,399 crore is estimated to be invested in the project which will lead to employment to 1.22 lakh people.

This information was given by JP Gaur of Messrs Jaiprakash Associates Limited during the Global Investors Summit at Indore on Friday. Japan’s assistance will be taken for this. The capacity of the ‘Semiconductor Fab’ will be about 40,000 WSPM. On the initiative of Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan, the State Government will allot 100 acre land to the company near Raja Bhoj airport.

Govt to start reimbursing electronic firms under special incentive scheme soon
Source: The Hindu Business Line; October 13, 2014

Companies such as Samsung Electronics and Bosch India would be the first ones to benefit from the Government’s Modified Special Incentive Package Scheme (M-SIPS) policy.

According to a senior official at the Department of Electronics and Information technology (DeitY), the Government is working on a proposal for reimbursing these companies from this year itself.

“We will speak with the Finance Ministry soon and it (proposal) would go to the Cabinet for the approval,” the official told BusinessLine.

The Cabinet had approved the investment proposals worth ₹961 crore from Samsung, Bosch and Sahasra for the setting up of electronic systems design and manufacturing (ESDM) facilities in the country in July 2012.

Australian team to visit India to explore partnership in 'Make in India'
Source:; October 14, 2014

A ten-member Australian Materials Science and Advanced Manufacturing delegation, which is a flagship activity of the Australian Innovation Showcase in India 2014, is scheduled to visit India from 13 to 17 October.

Kylie Bell, the Trade and Investment Commissioner of South Asia, Australian Trade Commission, said, "Australia's research institutions, universities and technology companies are among the best in the world and offer significant potential for partnerships in the Materials science sector. Australia's advanced innovation framework, coupled with government and business investment in research and development, and a track record of world-class discoveries and outcomes, present cutting-edge collaboration, research and commercialisation opportunities for India".

‘Electronic Manufacturing Cluster’ in Naya Raipur gets Centre’s nod
Source: The Pioneer; October 15, 2014

The Centre has approved Chhattisgarh Government’s proposal of establishing an ‘Electronic Manufacturing Cluster’ in Naya Raipur, officials informed on Tuesday.

“The Chhattisgarh Government has set the milestone in the direction of establishing Non-core industries in the State”, observed Chief Minister Raman Singh while expressing his happiness on the occasion.

The Electronic Manufacturing Cluster will be established by Chhattisgarh State Industrial Development Corporation Ltd (CSIDCL) during the next three years. The CSIDCL had sent a proposal to the Central government regarding development of ‘Electronic Manufacturing Cluster’ over 70 acres of land in Naya Raipur.

Organic Electronics Market is expected to reach $79.6 Billion, Global, by 2020
Source: The Telegraph; October 15, 2014

According to a new report by Allied Market Research titled, "Global Organic Electronics Market - Size, Industry Analysis, Trends, Opportunities, Growth and Forecast, 2013 - 2020", the global organic electronics (OE) market would reach $79.6 billion by 2020, registering a CAGR of 29.5% during 2014 - 2020. Organic displays are the largest revenue source for the organic electronics market, accounting to nearly 2/3rd of the market. OLED displays, which find application in laptops, tablets and TV sets, hold lion's share in the global organic electronics displays market. Asia Pacific generates about 63.5% of the revenue for the global market due to the fact that Asia Pacific is home for almost 3/4th of the global electronics manufacturing industry, which is the primary application area for organic electronics.

Daikin plans new manufacturing unit in India; eyes Rs 2,500 crore turnover
Source: Economic Times; October 15, 2014

Japanese air conditioner maker Daikin is considering setting up a second manufacturing plant in India to double its production capacity.

The company's existing annual production capacity is 10 lakh units of residential air conditioners.

"For expansion, Daikin has a budget of Rs 330 crore. This does not include land cost of the new factory, whose location we have not yet decided," Daikin Airconditioning India Managing Director K J Jawa told .

Source: The Hindu; October 16, 2014

G.C. Gopala Pillai has been appointed Managing Director (MD) of the Kerala Industrial Infrastructure Development Corporation (Kinfra), a statutory body of the Government of Kerala. He is the Chairman of the Kerala State Electronics Development Corporation (Keltron).

He was the Managing Director of InKEL and Chairman of the Restructuring and Internal Audit Board. He was earlier Vice-Chancellor (acting) of the National University of Advanced Legal Studies, Koc

Chhattisgarh to set up electronic manufacturing cluster
Source: Daily News & Analysis; October 15, 2014

Chhattisgarh will set up an electronic manufacturing cluster equipped with ultramodern amenities in Naya Raipur, the upcoming new capital city of the state. The Central government has approved the proposal estimated to cost Rs 105 crore, Additional Chief Secretary of Commerce and Industry N Baijendra Kumar said on Wednesday.

Chief Minister Raman Singh said with this project, Chhattisgarh will set a milestone in the direction of establishing non-core industries, according to Kumar. The Central government's approval to Electronic Manufacturing Cluster is the result of state government's consistent efforts, he said.

Telecom Minister clears Samsung investment proposal
Source: BGR India; October 15, 2014

Telecom Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad has cleared an investment proposal of Samsung in the field of electronics manufacturing, a day before leaving for South Korea to woo investments from companies.

“I have cleared Samsung’s proposal under MSIPS (modified special incentive package scheme),” Prasad told reporters here, without disclosing details. Samsung was among the first set of companies who showed interest in investing in India under MSIPS. Government in July 2013 had cleared Rs 406-crore investment proposal of Samsung in the field of mobile manufacturing. Prasad will leave for a five-day visit to meet Korean technology giants and invite them to invest in India in the field of electronic manufacturing.

IT Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad leaves for 5-day South Korea trip
Source: Economic Times; October 16, 2014

Communications and Information Technology Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad will go on a five day tour to South Korea beginning Thursday to woo investors to set up manufacturing facilities in India.

During the visit, which follows his trip to Germany, Prasad will meet the captains of Korean industry including Bon Joon Koo, Vice-Chairman and CEO of LG Electronics, and Jong-Kyun Shin, President & CEO of Samsung Electronics. "The minister will encourage the investors to set up manufactu..

Dr. Ajay Kumar, Joint Secretary, Department of Electronics and IT, enters NRO NC of APNIC
Source: Business Wire India; October 16, 2014

Dr. Ajay Kumar, Joint Secretary, Department of Electronics & IT, Government of India, has won the recently held NRO NC-Asia Pacific Network Information Center (APNIC) elections at Brisbane Australia. The election was contested by 6 participants representing 5 countries, Australia, Bangladesh, India, Indonesia and Pakistan. Dr. Kumar received 215 votes as against the second pitted candidate who received only 119 votes.

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