IESA WINWire Sept 06 - Sept 12, 2014
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Over the years the Technovation awards have set quality standards for the electronics and semiconductor ecosystem. The Awards will honor India’s best individual contributors and organizations that drive the industry forward; and provide them with a platform to showcase their achievements and product successes. Nominations open till November 7, 2014. Nomination Forms available on IESA Technovation Website. Click on the link for details

Bharat Electronics Limited Forms New JV With French MNC Thales
Source:; September 6, 2014


Bharat Electronics Limited (BEL), a state-owned Indian company and Thales, a French group, have entered a deal to form a joint venture in India. The JV is named BEL-Thales Systems Limited and they will design, develop and manufacture radar systems for defence and civilian applications..

In a statement, issued by BEL to the Bombay Stock Exchange on 3 September, it has been announced that BEL-Thales Systems Limited has been incorporated in late August. This JV will support India's purchase of the Dassault Rafale. It was selected to meet the requirement of the medium multi-role combat aircraft (MMRCA) in January 2012.

Plenty of Jobs Unfold for PCB Designing
Source:; September 6, 2014


Lack of quality designers and preference for VLSI and embedded bring many new opportunities to the field of PCB designing. In this article, we cover the kind of opportunities available in India, the skills expected and pay packages offered, plus some suggestions from industry experts.

A printed circuit board (PCB) designer uses software tools to design circuit boards, which are integrated into machines and devices that are as trivial as a toy to as serious as an aircraft. As a result, job requirements vary from industry to industry.

Taiwanese firms keen to invest in India to tap domestic market
Source: PTI; September 8, 2014

Keen to tap the huge Indian market, Taiwanese business leaders today said the scope for investment in this country has increased with the new government adopting pro-business policies.

A business delegation of Taiwan, which has expertise in IT and electronic, is looking for business opportunities in India and use its geographical proximity to the markets of Africa, Middle East and South Asian markets.

"We see a chance for cooperation between Taiwan and India because of Modi's policy.

National Electronic Library to Be Launched Soon: Smriti Irani
Source: IT Voice; September 8, 2014

Human Resource Development Minister Smriti Irani Friday said the government would soon launch an online library to make study materials available to all.

“The prime minister has highlighted that modern day medium of growth is connectivity and the use of information and communication technology (ICT) in teaching has the potential to change teaching in a major way,” Irani said.

More surveillance on electronic goods manufacturers
Source: Knowledge & News Network; September 8, 2014

In a move to tackle counterfeit and sub-standard products, the Department of Electronics and Information Technology (Deity) has initiated a surveillance programme of certain notified products to ensure quality control.

Keeping pace with the growing consumption of electronic products, the Indian ICT (information and communication technology) industry is also gradually increasing. By 2020, India is expected to consume USD 320 billion worth of ICT products annually, reports media.

Immense scope for hardware manufacturing in India: Taiwan
Source: NewsR; September 8, 2014

Immense business, trade and investment opportunities exist between India and Taiwan in hardware, semiconductors and microchip manufacturing, industry associations of both the countries said Monday.

"There is huge potential for building up on trade and investment between India and Taiwan in many sectors. Trade has been growing and further boost to Taiwanese investments into India is expected," said Chung Kwang Tien, representative of the Taipei Economic and Cultural Center in India (the Center operates like a diplomatic mission here).

Akhilesh Yadav meets Japan’s Takayuki Morita
Source: The Hindu Business Line; September 9, 2014

The Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister, Akhilesh Yadav today held a meeting with Takayuki Morita, global business head of Japanese multinational NEC Corporation, an official spokesman said here.

Morita held a meeting with the CM in connection with electronics manufacturing policy 2014 of the state government, he said.

Akhilesh said that the policy has been implemented to attract electronics manufacturing units and to promote investment in this sector in the state.

Andhra Pradesh charged up, eyes billion dollar electronic market
Source: The Times of India; September 10, 2014

With the demand for electronics set to reach $400 billion by 2020, the Andhra Pradesh government has unveiled a comprehensive electronics policy for capturing a major chunk of this growing market.

As per GO MS No 16 released on September 9, which outlines the new electronics policy, the state government has revealed its intent to set up 20 electronics manufacturing clusters (EMCs) and is planning to make all out efforts to attract investments to the tune of Rs 30,000 crore during the next five years.

Electronics Policy Aims at Rs 30,000 Cr Investment
Source: The New Indian Express; September 10, 2014

Giving impetus to electronics manufacturing, the Government of Andhra Pradesh (AP) Tuesday unveiled a new Electronics Policy 2014-2020, which aims at attracting Rs 30,000 crore ($5 billion) investment besides employment creation of 0.4 million by 2020.

The policy, which supersedes the AP Electronics Hardware Policy 2012-17, will develop 20 electronics manufacturing clusters (EMCs) across the State in six years.

Intel provides internship opportunity to graduates
Source: India Today; September 10, 2014

Intel, Bangalore has invited applications from graduate students for its Graduate Research Internship Programme. Intel Corporation is an American multinational semiconductor chip maker corporation headquartered in California. Intel is one of the world's largest and highest valued semiconductor chip makers, based on revenue. It is the inventor of the x86 series of microprocessors, the processors found in most personal computers.

Vizag to be mega electronics hub
Source: Deccan Chronicle; September 11, 2014

Vizag would have two electronics manufacturing clusters (EMCs) and also electronics bazaar as per the new AP Electronics Policy that was unveiled by the state government on Tuesday. Local IT entrepreneurs have been pitching for promotion of electronic manufacturing since manufacturing costs in China are going up and many MNCs and small companies are looking at low cost and cost effective destinations.

IESA and TiE B'lore to promote IoT startups
Source: Deccan Herald; September 11, 2014

In an endeavour to promote IoT (Internet of Things) startups, the Indian Electronics & Semiconductor Association (IESA) and The Indus Entrepreneurs (TiE) Bangalore chapter on Thursday, signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU).

The partnership aims to provide entrepreneurs focussed on IoT, with testing facilities and mentors upto the initial funding stage.

Speaking on the significance of the agreement, President of IESA M N Vidyashankar said, “Initially we will select 30-50 start-ups under our ‘Entrepreneur Acceleration Program’ , mainly in energy, logistics and public health sector. End-use and exported devices require to be tested extensively. Most start-ups are unable to do early stage usability and reliability testing because these tests are expensive. The tie-up endeavours to provide entrepreneurs assistance to ensure that early testing is done efficiently.”

India, Taiwan sign agreement for manufacturing
Source: The Economic Times; September 11, 2014

Furthering Prime Minister Modi's focus on domestic manufacturing, the India Electronics and Semiconductor Association (IESA) and Taipei Computer Association on Thursday signed a memorandum of understanding to promote local manufacturing in the field of semiconductors and electronics.

Among the first in a series of initiatives to promote local manufacturing in the country in collaboration with countries such as Taiwan, IESA will look to capitalise on Taiwan's experience, which is a know ..

IESA joins hands with Taipei Computer Association
Source:; September 12, 2014

The India Electronics and Semiconductor Association (IESA) on Thursday signed an agreement with Taipei Computer Association (TCA) to promote electronic system design and manufacturing (ESDM) industry cooperation between India and Taiwan, a statement said here. IESA is a trade body representing the Indian ESDM industry.

The agreement is part of the collaboration with TCA under which IESA will extend support to promote investments for India and set-up of the design and manufacturing ecosystem in the country, also helping the Taiwan-based companies to partner with the Indian ecosystem.

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