India sees $16.8-bn
electronic manufacturing proposals
Source: Business Standard;
February 1, 2016
India has witnessed a six-fold jump in proposed investments in local
electronic manufacturing to Rs 1.14 lakh crore ($16.8 billion) as
global firms such as Samsung, LG and Foxconn set up factories in the
country, among the world’s largest markets for smartphones and set top
The government has received 156 proposals with investment commitment
of Rs 1.14 lakh crore in the last 20 months, said India Electronics
and Semiconductor Association (IESA), the grouping that promotes local
manufacture of computer hardware and electronic items. “Many major
well-known global brands are a part of this proposal,” said MN
Vidyashankar, president of the IESA. He declined to elaborate on
specific investments citing confidentiality.
India is also pushing for more local buying of defence electronics and
avionics as part of its overall indigenisation efforts in defence and
aerospace. The IESA said the new investment proposals were received
under the Modified Special Incentive Package Scheme (M-SIPS) that
looks at providing financial incentives to private companies for
setting up electronics manufacturing units, helping grow India’s
Electronics System Design and Manufacturing (ESDM) sector.
sectors can contribute 25% to India’s GDP: DeitY official
February 3, 2016
Indian technology and electronics sector, including telecom has a
potential to contribute no less than a fourth or 25% to India's GDP,
with $1 trillion of opportunity in next five to seven years, a top
government official said.
"India's technology sector is expected to be $1 trillion opportunity
in the next 5-7 years that include $400 billion of hardware, $350
billion of software and $250 billion of telecom and Internet of
Things. The tech sector could potentially contribute 25% of India's
GDP," Ajay Kumar, Additional Secretary, Department of Electronics and
IT (DeitY) said.
The government, as a part of ambitious Make in India initiative has
facilitated establishment of 159 electronics systems design and
manufacturing (ESDM) production units in the country last year.
"It is the easiest time in Indian history to start and grow a company
in India and the government is keen on involving tech and ESDM sector
in order to spur the ecosystem," the official said.
India got 50 new
mobile phone factories in last 10 months: DeitY
Source: Business Standard;
February 3, 2016
As many as 50 new mobile phone factories were set up in the country
during the past 10 months, creating employment for 20,000 people. The
installed capacity for mobile phone manufacturing in India is now nine
million units per month, with growth predominantly coming from
increasing demand for smartphones.
"There were 159 electronic system design and manufacturing (ESDM)
production units established in India last year and the technology
sector is expected to be $1 Tn opportunity in India in the next 5-7
years," said Ajay Kumar, additional secretary of the department of
electronics and information technology (DeitY) here in Bengaluru.
Out of the $1 trillion opportunity for India, hardware manufacturing
is estimated to grow into a $400 billion industry, software services a
$250 billion space and telecom and IoT making up the other $250
billion, within the next five to seven years.
"Investment in the electronics manufacturing sector has jumped over
six-fold to reach Rs 1.14 lakh crore in 2015, and this re-established
the need for initiating dialogues to seize the$400B 'Make in India'
opportunity," said M. N. Vidyashankar, President of the IESA. "ESDM
startups are key to India's $400B 'Make in India' opportunity."
for Make in India in electronics
Source: Times of India;
February 3, 2016
India Electronics and Semiconductor Association (IESA), a trade body
representing the Indian Electronic System Design and Manufacturing (ESDM)
players, on Wednesday said that the electronic devices manufacturing
was a $400B 'Make in India' opportunity. The IESA Summit in Bengaluru
wanted to elevate focus on the immediate opportunities in the
indigenous ESDM landscape.
More than 150 ESDM production units established in India in 2015 and
technology sector expected it to be $1 trillion opportunity in India
in the next 5-7 years. More than 50 mobile manufacturing units were
set up in the country over the last 10 months, creating around 20,000
With this, currently the country has a capacity to produce nine
million mobile phones every month.
Karnataka clears 9 IT
projects worth Rs 3097 crore
Source: Times of India;
February 3, 2016
Karnataka government has cleared nine IT projects with a combined
investment of Rs 3,097 crore, including a proposal by global chip
maker Intel's Indian subsidiary, which will invest Rs 1,100 crore in
software and hardware facilities in the city.
"The state high level clearance committee, chaired by chief minister
Siddaramaiah, cleared four major IT projects, with combined investment
Rs 2,957 crore, while the single window clearance cell, chaired by IT
minister SR Patil, cleared five projects with combined investment of
Rs 140 crore," said a statement released by the Karnataka Industries
Chip maker Intel will invest Rs 1,100 crore to set up its second
computer software development centre and hardware design services
facility in Bengaluru, which would create jobs for 3,000 engineers,
the statement said.
As much as Rs 1,130 crore investments will be made by Velankani
Electronics Limited at Electronic City to expand its capacity to
manufacture electronic products and create 2,400 jobs, the statement
Saltire Developers Ltd will invest Rs 463 crore for creating a SEZ for
IT/IT-enabled services with job potential for 25,000 people, it said.ts first year
of operations, according to the company. It plans to launch 2-3 more smartphone models in the April-June quarter to expand its portfolio.
Here’s How India’s IT
And Electronics Sector Can Boost the Economy By 2023
Source: Gizmodo India Bureau; February 4, 2016
The Modi government's 'Make in India' and 'Digital India' initiatives
will act as gateways for spurring growth of India's technology and
electronics sector that even comprises of telecom industry. At IESA
Vision Summit, Ajay Kumar, additional secretary of Department of
Electronics and IT (DeitY), said this sector has a potential to
contribute no less than 25% to the country's GDP as it is expected to
be $1-trillion opportunity in next 5-7 years.
Kumar further added that this opportunity includes "$400 billion of
hardware, $350 billion of software and $250 billion of telecom and
Internet of Things."
As the Centre had already facilitated development of 159 electronics
systems design and manufacturing (ESDM) production units in India last
year to boost the ecosystem, "it is the easiest time in Indian history
to start and grow a company in India," added Kumar.
With an initial plan of Rs 1.13 lakh crore, Modi's Digital India
program focuses on developing well-connected-and-empowered economy
with 100% tele-density, broadband for all, public Internet access
program, digital lockers, e-sign service, etc.
LDRA Tech launches
competency centre for Indian market
Source: ANI; February 3, 2016
LDRA Technology Pvt. Ltd (a subsidiary of LDRA Ltd. UK), the leader in
standards compliance, automated software verification, source code
analysis and test tools, today launched their new initiative for the
Indian market - the LDRA Competency Centre (LCC) at the IESA Vision
Summit 2016. The LDRA Competency Centre (LCC) was launched by LDRA
founder, Dr. Michael Hennell. During his industry keynote session
titled "Safe and Secure Designs for Global Markets Access - A
Perspective to Make in India" at the IESA Vision Summit 2016, Dr.
Hennell said, "Make in India is a great initiative by the Indian
government, but getting international safety certifications is a major
bottleneck for Indian products to enter developed markets." "The lack
of a local ecosystem and skill shortage are the major challenges that
India faces when it comes to 'Make for the World'. LCC is an
initiative which addresses the current skill gap in the embedded
industry in India and aims to help Indian companies achieve
international safety standards," added Dr. Hennell. LCC is a
world-class training facility for developing safety and security
skills and it offers a one-stop solution for building and maintaining
a competent workforce for safety- and security-critical industries.
Learn, Hack & Fun –
IESA Vision Summit 2016 gets a makeover this year with Makeathon
Source: ELE Times; February
IESA & IoTBLR Connected Devices Makeathon has been concluded today
with the announcement of winners. The event has not limited the
creativity of the participants with any theme. Hence, it witnessed IoT
moving closer to mainstream, with new solutions conceptualised and
designed around connected devices to address the complex problems
around us. “Intel is committed to fostering the maker spirit among
students, technologists and enthusiasts to help realize a smart and
connected world. At Makeathon, it’s very exciting to see the amazing
Internet of Things (IoT)-based solutions from the participants that
have the potential to solve complex problems in our society and
positively impact many aspects of our lives,” said Jitendra Chaddah,
Director, Strategy & Operations, Intel India, who has co-sponsored
Makeathon “Makeathons for hardware, connected devices, and IoT are
extremely exciting as they allow for creation of prototypes that can
interact with the real world in a way that pure software or mobile
apps cannot, since the latter are restricted by the limited number of
sensors available in a phone. With this event, IESA and IoTBLR have
brought together the developer community and the right partners that
can support them in going from radical idea to working prototype and
eventually to marketable product, in a compressed time frame,” said
Nihal Kashinath, Founder of IoTBLR, the co-organiser of the Makeathon.
The 2015 Technovation
Source: EFY Times; February
The India Electronics Semiconductor Association (IESA) made an
announcement yesterday regarding the winners of the Technovation 2015
awards. This was at the award function which was held at the 11th
edition of Vision Summit in Bangalore.
The awards celebrate excellence in ESDM is aimed at recognising role
models for innovation and excellence in the electronics and
semiconductor ecosystem. It also honors India’s best individual
contributors and organisations driving the industry forward; and offer
them with a platform for showcasing their achievements and product
As per Gurudev Sri Sri Ravi Shankar, Art of Living founder, world
renowned humanitarian & spiritual leader, “Entrepreneurs have
introduced a new spirit and positive energy into India’s economy. They
are India’s new GDP hope. I am fortunate to witness a glimpse of this
community through IESA Technovation Award 2016 and I must say the
dream of India to come up in innovation & technology is not too far
away. With huge talent and untapped resources it should not take much
time for India to shine."
manufacturing is making a comeback in Karnataka
February 4, 2016
India’s early forays into electronics manufacturing were overshadowed
by the IT and BPO wave – but the return to manufacturing is a growing
trend, according to a range of industry and government experts at the
Invest Karnataka 2016 summit.
State strengths and policy
“Many startups in Karnataka today are looking at manufacturing
activities – and not just from Bengaluru but Mysore and Belgaum as
well,” said V. Manjula, Principal Secretary, Dept of IT, BT and S&T,
Karnataka. “Globalisation is great, but Indian companies should not
overlook local markets either,” she urged.
Karnataka has a lot of engineering talent, thanks to its 200
engineering colleges and 300 industrial training centres. The state’s
Electronics System Design and Manufacturing (ESDM) policy now includes
venture capital support as well, through the Karnataka Semiconductor
Venture Fund (KarSemVen), which has supported six startups already to
the tune of Rs 30 crore.
Karnataka’s policy vision is to see 20,000 tech startups in the state
by 2020, with 6,000 product startups in the mix. “This will lead to
600,000 direct jobs and 1.2 million indirect jobs,” claimed V. Manjula.
The policy also includes partnership options to set up incubators
along with the private sector.
Indian Tech Sector to
Contribute 25% to GDP By 2023
Source: CXO Today; February
Indian technology sector is expected to be around $ 1 trillion
opportunity in next 5-7 years and has potential to contribute 25
percent to the GDP, thanks to Digital Indian initiatives and greater
investment in technologies by businesses. “The technology sector is
going to be USD 1 trillion opportunity in the next 5-7 years. You have
around USD 400 billion of hardware, around USD 350 billion of IT, ITes
and e-commerce and another $250 billion of telecommunications and IoT,”
Deity Additional Secretary Ajay Kumar told PTI at IESA Vision Summit.
According to Kumar, the sector is estimated to contribute between
20-25 per cent to India GDP. According to National Policy on
Electronics 2012, India will be USD 400 billion electronics market by
2020. Government has received investment proposals worth Rs 1.14 lakh
crore from 159 entities. He said that government is trying to spur the
ecosystem through Digital India. “Except mobile phones, other devices
have penetrated only about 6-10 per cent of Indian population be it
laptop, washing machine, medical devices. In comparable countries the
same is 62 per cent,” Kumar said. In last 10 months, he stated that
major mobile companies have started making phones in India and
manufacturing capacity of 9 million phones have been set up in the
Kerala stakes claim to
defence industry business with a KINFRA Park in Palakkad
February 5, 2016
A Defence Industry Park is slated to come up soon in Palakkad, Kerala.
The Kerala Industrial Infrastructure obtained ‘Final Approval’
clearance from the cedntral Department of Industrial Policy &
Promotion, to set up a KINFRA Defence Park at Ottapalam, Palakkad
district as part of the Make in India- Make in Kerala Project.
The project is intended to create a Defence Park with all common
infrastructure facilities for the component manufacturers of the
defence Industry with Central Assistance. The scheme will be
implemented by the Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion.
KINFRA has acquired 60 acres of land for setting up Defence Park at
Ottappalam, adjacent to KINFRA SME Park. The Industrial units in the
cluster will be given shared infrastructure facilities for innovative
product development. KINFRA proposes to develop infrastructure
facilities in the proposed Defence Park which includes dedicated
power, continuous water supply, communication facilities, offering
plug and play arrangement for easy start up of Industrial units at
minimum cost and time. It is also being envisaged to create facility
for instant global access through a state-of-the-art communication
Common infrastructure facilities will include:Tool Room, Environment
Testing Facility, Training Facility, Warehouse, R&D, Incubation Center
& Office Space, Quality Certification Centre.
Mouser Electronics associates with IESA – Company CEO & President
Glenn Smith Pragmatic on the Indian Market
Source: Bisinfotech; February 5, 2016
The giant electronic component distributor, Mouser Electronics
announces its membership with India Electronics and Semiconductor
Association (IESA). With this membership, the company is committed to
facilitate towards the development of India’s Semiconductor & ESDM
ecosystem. The doyen Glenn Smith, Mouser President and CEO partook at
the Inauguration of IESA Vision Summit, 2016.
While citing to the media on the Indian Market potential, Glenn said,
“The Indian market is huge in every respect. India is now 10th in the
world in factory output, and as of 2015, India along with a few others
have graduated to the next stage. India is no longer considered
developing by the International Monetary Fund, but is a newly
industrialized country. India also is among the largest producers of
engineers in the world, and as such Mouser is committed to a strong
and growing presence in India. Our Branch in India continues to expand
to address the needs for the newest products as well as production
components for our customers throughout India. Manufacturing is
important, but we will also remain focused on the needs of the Indian
‘Start-ups must come up with ideas for manufacturing sector’
Source: The Hindu Business Line; February 5, 2016
Start-ups in India should look at high knowledge areas such as core
sciences and space technology, said Minister of State for Commerce and
Industries, Nirmala Sitharaman. Addressing a gathering of around 300
delegates, which included members from the Indian Electronics and
Semiconductor Association (IESA), Sitharaman asked the gathering to
come up with ideas that can make a mark in manufacturing in areas such
as Defence and agriculture. “As the technology landscape is evolving,
value in manufacturing can get a leg up from start-ups in this area,”
she said. Part of Sitharaman's concerns stems from the fact that
around 80 per cent increasing reliance on imports that the country has
to rely on for its electronics consumption needs. “ Electronics is the
third biggest import after crude oil and gold,” said Sitharaman.
According to IESA, demand for electronics is estimated to reach $400
billion by 2020, with production only meeting 25 per cent of this
capacity or $100 billion. To meet this need, the Centre has set up 50
mobile manufacturing units, with a capacity to manufacture 9 million
phones in a month, creating around 20,000 jobs. This has happened over
the last 10 months, according to industry watchers. Till date, India
has 3,500 manufacturing units – making everything from mixers to
mobiles, with an additional 1.2 lakh units supporting these
bigger-size manufacturing units. “That is a disconnect for a country
of India's size as well as needs and startups in knowledge intensive
areas can bring in more value. This will create the right balance,”
she said. Steps taken by the government seems to be bearing some
fruit. According to MN Vidyashankar, President, IESA, a former
Principal Secretary in Karnataka, the government's move to earmark in
excess of ₹10,000 crore for manufacturing start-ups and small-size
companies is a step in the right direction.
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