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'Make in India' vision: IESA to move into more high-value manufacturing
Source: The Hindu Business Line; February 2, 2015

In a bid to accelerate the 'Make in India' vision outlined by the government, the India Electronics and Semiconductor Association (IESA) is looking to move away from low-value manufacturing to high-end manufacturing and creation of Intellectual Property (IP) as the way of the future.

Addressing reporters at the annual IESA conference, its Chairman, Ashok Chandak, told BusinessLine that there is a need to move into more high-value manufacturing as that is an area where India can differentiate from other manufacturing countries.

Electronics industry aims to enhance manufacturing, cut down on imports
Source: The Hindu; January 3, 2015

The electronics industry is working aggressively to enhance local manufacturing and reduce the extent of imported electronics goods to 50 per cent of the demand in 2016-17; it hovers at 65 per cent, according to Ashok Chandak, president of India Electronics & Semiconductor Association here on Monday.

At present, the country consumes electronic products worth $ 90 billion and going by the current growth pattern of 10 per cent a year, this could increase to $ 400 billion in five years.

Initiatives such as the ‘Make in India’ and programmes for electronics manufacturing clusters and start-up development of the DeitY (Department of Electronics & Information Technology) can drive electronics manufacturing, Mr. Chandak said during the two-day 10th annual IESA summit here on Monday. The dream is to have zero electronics imports, he said. Mr. Chandak said DeitY had approved 28 proposals offering to invest $ 1 billion (about Rs. 6,000 crore) in this sector under the M-SIPS (modified special incentive programme).

Govt Okays electronic projects worth Rs 6,500 cr
Source: Business Standard; January 3, 2015

The government has cleared projects worth Rs 6,500 crore in the electronic manufacturing sector, proposals for which were received from major domestic and international players.

Firms such as General Electric, Bosch, Motherson Sumi and Tata Power SED made 57 proposals worth Rs 19,000 crore. Of these, the government has cleared 30.

Union IT and communications minister Ravi Shankar Prasad confirmed the figures.

Karnataka will emerge as ESDM hub: Siddaramaiah
Source: Deccan Herald; January 3, 2015

Inviting investors, Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramaiah on Monday pitched for turning the State into a hub for electronics manufacturing, following its success in the field of information technology (IT).

“I want Karnataka to be home to the most vibrant ESDM (electronic system design and manufacturing) ecosystem in the world, catering to the demands of domestic and global markets,” Siddaramiah said at the inaugural meet of the India Electronics and Semiconductor Association (IESA) Vision Summit here.

Govt looks to outsource growth to NE
Source: The Financial Express; February 3, 2015

The Software Technology Parks of India (STPI) has been mandated by the government to set up business process outsourcing (BPO) centres in the northeast, a development that may unlock the IT potential of the seven under-developed states.

Talking to FE, STPI director-general Omkar Rai said under the new initiative it was looking to set up around 5,000 seats for the seven states. Without divulging the names of the companies interested in setting up their BPO operations in the region, Rai said it would be the larger companies who would like to explore the talent in the region.

ESDM Industry Accelerates Roadmap for “Make in India” At IESA Vision Summit 2015
Source:; February 4, 2015

India Electronics and Semiconductor Association (IESA), the premier trade body, representing the Indian electronic system design and manufacturing (ESDM) today commenced IESA Vision Summit 2015, its annual industry leadership conclave, with a commitment to transform “Make in India” into a reality in the next decade. The Summit theme “Make in India: Vision to Reality” throws light on the need for accelerating investment promotions, international alliances, start-up ecosystem and policy implementation to strengthen India’s contributions in Design-led Electronics Manufacturing.

Three firms set to invest ₹2,950 cr in electronics manufacturing
Source: The Hindu Business Line; February 3, 2015

Three Bengaluru-based member-companies of the India Electronics and Semiconductor Association (IESA) have committed to invest ₹2,950 crore into manufacturing in India.

The investments have been approved under the Government’s Modified Special Incentive Package Scheme (M-SIPS), aimed at promoting large-scale manufacturing, to offset disability and to attract domestic and global investments into the ESDM sector.

Tessolve Semiconductor Pvt Ltd is investing ₹750 crore to set up an ATMP (Assembly/ Test/ Mark/Pack) plant. “Our company was the first to sign up for investment under M-SIPS. We are in the process of raising funds and will set up the plant in Karnataka in 15 months,” V Veerappan, co-founder & director, Tessolve Semiconductor, said.

Singapore to help India boost electronics manufacturing
Source:; February 3, 2015

Singapore, a leading manufacturer of electronics, products and semiconductors, will assist India in expanding electronics manufacturing capacity and develop trade and technical cooperation links between the respective industries in both the countries.

According to an agreement signed here Tuesday by India Electronics and Semiconductor Association (IESA) and Singapore Semiconductor Industry Association (SSIA), Singapore-based Electronic System Design and Manufacturing (ESDM) firms will shift some manpower intensive operations to competitive and proximal locations in India to move up the value chain.

IESA signs MoU with SSIA to fortify India-Singapore ESDM industry ally
Source: ELE Times; February 3, 2015

White paper with emphasis onIndia-Singapore ESDM trade, investment and industry collaboration opportunities released

With an eye to establish and develop trade and technical cooperation links between the electronics and semiconductor industry of both countries; India Electronics and Semiconductor Association (IESA) signs a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Singapore Semiconductor Industry Association (SSIA).

India and Singapore are two countries with varied strengths and opportunities in their respective ESDM industries. India has a huge domestic ESDM market, but lacks adequate manufacturing capacity. The demand-supply gap is expected to widen upto US$300Bn by 2020 as the ESDM Industry size is expected to reach US$400Bn while local production and services is estimated to be around US$100Bn.On the other hand, Singapore is one of the leading country in manufacturing of electronics products and semiconductors. With approximately 40 IC design companies, 14 silicon wafer fabs and 20 assembly and test units, Singapore nurtures an end-to-end ESDM ecosystem.

India Needs High-End Manufacturing: IESA
Source: SupportBiz; February 3, 2015

he association has pinned its hopes on the 'Make In India' project
Bangalore: The Indian Electronics and Semiconductor Association (IESA) is betting big on the move away from low-value manufacturing to high-end manufacturing and creation of Intellectual Property (IP) as the way of the future.

The association has pinned hopes on the 'Make In India' project. "In India there is a need to move into more high-value manufacturing as that is an area where India can differentiate from other manufacturing countries," said Ashok Chandak, Chairman at the annual IESA conference.

State Aims to Grab 10 pc of ESDM Market by 2020
Source: The New Indian Express; February 3, 2015

The Electronic System Design and Manufacturing (ESDM) market in India is expected to grow at twice the global growth rate between 2010 and 2015. From a $59 billion market in 2010, it will soon reach $94.2 billion this year and the state is determined to capture a large slice of this growth.

Inaugurating the Vision Summit of the India Electronics and Semiconductor Association in the city on Monday, Chief Minister Siddaramaiah said Karnataka was aiming to play host to at least 10 per cent of the total market size in the country by 2020. The state already has around 85 chip design firms and a dedicated policy for the ESDM industry.

Padma Bhushan Dr. K Radhakrishnan, Former Chairman, ISRO receives prestigious IESA Technovation SARABHAI Award 2014
Source: ELE Times; February 4, 2015

India Electronics and Semiconductor Association trumpets the winners for the Technovation 2014 Awards at a glittering award function held at the 10th edition of Vision Summit in Bangalore. Technovation Awards, celebrating excellence in ESDM aims to recognize role models for innovation and excellence in the electronics and semiconductor ecosystem. The Awards 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.

“I am elated with the recognition and like to convey my gratitude to IESA for honoring me with this award and am proud to have been part of ISRO which is an example of India’s prowess and indigenization in technological advancement, designing skills and manufacturing. We need to transform the success of Mangalyaan as the inflection point for ‘Make in India’. It’s time for us to unite and create an ecosystem to drive innovations from India. We should focus on transforming India into an innovation test bed with design led manufacturing. Let this decade create manufacturing history for India,” said Dr. K Radhakrishnan, Former Chairman, ISRO.

IESA sign MoU with VTU and RV-VLSI Design Center
Source: India Infoline Ltd; February 5, 2015

IESA (India Electronics & Semiconductor Association), the premier trade body representing the Indian ESDM (Electronic System Design and Manufacturing) industry has today announced a SPEED UP and SCALE UP of its talent development initiative through Centre of Excellence with Electronics Sector Skills Council of India (ESSCI) and a Memorandum of Understanding with VTU (Visvesvaraya Technological University) and RV-VLSI Design Center to build the talent pipeline in the ESDM space by strengthening industry-academia relations.

MoU with ESSCI As per the MoU with ESSCI, Electronics Sector Skills Council of India (ESSCI) and Indian Semiconductor and Electronics Association (IESA) will be collaboratively working to support a Centre of Excellence (COE), within an identified institution. The COE will have latest facilities for training students in Semiconductor design, Embedded design and Internet of Things (IOT) as per National Occupational Standards (NOSs). The primary focus will be nurturing the trainer for facilitating sufficient capacity of trained manpower in multiple locations.

PMC Celebrates Ten Years in India
Source: India Education Diary; February 5, 2015

PMC-Sierra, Inc. (PMC®) (Nasdaq:PMCS), the semiconductor and software solutions innovator transforming networks that connect, move and store big data, today announced that the Company is celebrating its tenth anniversary in India.

PMC’s India office was established in 2005 in a single hotel room by Vikram Labhe, now PMC India’s managing director. PMC India has grown from a single employee to now supporting approximately 300 employees and contractors in more than 80,000 square feet of office, lab, data center and R&D space in two campus locations in Bangalore.

PMC’s executive team also plays an ongoing role in shaping the future of India’s electronics manufacturing industry, with ongoing membership on the India Electronics and Semiconductor Association (IESA) Executive Council, and by participating in critical industry events, including the recent IESA Vision Summit in Bengaluru February 2-3, 2015.

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