IESA Technovation Awards 2014 – Nominations Open
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
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
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
Plenty of Jobs Unfold for PCB Designing
Electronicsforyou.com; 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
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,
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
"We see a chance for cooperation between Taiwan and India because of
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,
Immense business, trade and investment opportunities exist between
India and Taiwan in hardware, semiconductors and microchip
manufacturing, industry associations of both the countries said
"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.
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.
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
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
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: Gulftoday.ae; 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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