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November  2017   Issue Vol. 11  No. 9 

Industry Report
The Indian test and measurement market, at a glance
With the increasing complexity of electronic gadgets, testing has become imperative at every stage of the product’s life cycle. Here are some of the key market trends in the electronic test and measurement equipment industry.

Govt Policies & Schemes
CBEC announces new duty drawback rates
The CBEC (Central Board of Excise and Customs) has notified the Revised Duty Drawback Rates Schedule for 2017-18, applicable w.e.f. October 1, 2017, with respect to specified exports and subject to compliance with the procedural requirements notified from time to time.
Advisory Panel
Electronics Bazaar Advisory Panel
Thought leaders of India’s ESDM sector, who are advising us on how to facilitate faster growth of electronics industry in India
ELCINA-EFY Awards felicitate excellence at the annual ceremony for 2016-17
Electronic Industries Association of India, popularly known as ELCINA, honoured the best in the electronics fraternity at the ELCINA-EFY 2016-2017 Awards on September 14, in New Delhi.
In The News
EESL: Lighting the path to success
Since May 2013, EESL’s managing director Saurabh Kumar has been successfully running the PSU, which comes under the Ministry of Power. In an interaction with Electronics Bazaar’s Abid Hasan, he shares the organisation’s growth model, current key focus areas, the pricing of LED bulbs and EESL’s ‘new kids on the block’—smart meters and electric vehicles.
In The News
Spreadtrum plans to use AI and IoT to capture India’s 5G market
Chinese mobile chip maker, Spreadtrum, is betting big on the India market. It has a strategy in place to gain a major share in the affordable smartphone segment, which is growing at a fast pace. The company is also set to enter the high-end mobile domain. In a conversation with Shruti Mishra and Abid Hasan of Electronics Bazaar magazine, Spreadtrum India’s country head, Neeraj Sharma, talks of the company’s plans, its upcoming offerings, and how the success of Reliance Jio 4G feature phones can boost Spreadtrum’s revenue.
In The News
Can the Phased Manufacturing Programme kickstart the Indian mobile ecosystem?
The initial ‘assembly’ of handsets is, slowly but surely, turning into the ‘manufacture’ of mobile phones, as companies are now procuring a few components locally. The Phased Manufacturing Programme is helping Indian organisations inch towards full-fledged mobile phone manufacturing.
In Conversation
"In India we have grown around 50 per cent in the last three years"
Conformal coatings are pivotal for ensuring the protection and desired performance of printed circuit boards. So what does the PCB coating market look like in India? What is the best strategy to succeed in this business here? Dr Lee Hitchens, technical director, SCH Technologies, answers these questions in a conversation with Baishakhi Dutta and Sneha Ambastha of Electronics Bazaar.
EMS Zone
SGS Tekniks aims to expand manufacturing units with investments worth Rs.200 million
SGS Tekniks Manufacturing Pvt Ltd (SGS Tekniks) set up by a group of four professionals in 1990 - Mr. Sanjiv Narayan, Mr. J. S. Gujral, Mr. Ranjit Singh & Mr. Krishna Pant, is an AS/EN 9100, ISO/EN 13485, TS 16949, ISO 9001, ISO 14001 and OHSAS 18001 certified EMS company having four manufacturing locations in India. It also has two design and development centres—one at Stuttgart, Germany, and the other at Gurugram, India. The founder promoters continue to run & drive the company now in 27th year.
ePower Focus
Barriers to scaling up smart metering in India
Smart meters represent the latest technological advances in the Indian power sector. The government is embarking on some aggressive smart meter roll-out plans, but there are a few roadblocks that are causing delays in achieving the targets.
SMT Focus
What’s new in dispensing, coating and curing equipment?
Greater demand in manufacturing and the arrival of Industry 4.0 have encouraged vendors to come up with selective conformal coating and dispensing equipment.
Manufacturing Focus
Control contamination by using the right ESD and clean room products
Electrostatic discharge (ESD) control is mandated in all manufacturing processes due to its adverse effects on electronic components and products. To meet the growing industry needs, there are now many products and solutions that keep ESD in check.
Industry News
Gartner says worldwide server shipments grew 2.4 per cent in second quarter of 2017; revenue grew 2.8 per cent
In the second quarter of 2017, worldwide server revenue increased 2.8 per cent, year over year, while shipments grew 2.4 per cent from the second quarter of 2016, according to Gartner Inc.
New Products
.Components & Modules
.Test & Measurement

In Conversation
"To encourage investments, I am moving my focus from ‘Make in India’ to ‘Made in India'"
With a successful 35-year career in the electronics industry behind him, Pankaj Gulati has been elected as the new ELCINA president for 2017-18. He is the chief operating officer of Continental Device India Private Limited (CDIL) and on his watch, the company has evolved into a globally recognised brand. In an interesting interview with Shruti Mishra, business journalist of Electronics Bazaar, Gulati shares his views on the state of semiconductor manufacturing in India, what he plans to do as president of ELCINA, and more.
In Conversation
"India is a ready market for energy-efficient materials"
Covestro India is a leading global polymer manufacturer with a unit in Greater Noida. In conversation with Baishakhi Dutta, senior business journalist at Electronics Bazaar, Ajay Durrani, MD, Covestro India, talks about the company’s products and services, its business plans in India, and its popular eco-commercial construction materials.

In Conversation
"We really need to do a lot to help our country reach its potential in the field of electronics"
To get India onto a high and sustainable growth rate, the government and the private sector have to work in collaboration...
LED Focus
LEDs: The next big wave in healthcare innovation
The use of LED lighting in healthcare facilities not only saves energy but also improves the quality of light. This is the primary reason why hospitals and medical practices are gradually shifting to LED lights for diagnostic and therapeutic purposes.
Sourcing Mantra
The LED driver space gears up for more tech advances
The lighting marketplace is driven by the need to provide customers with the most effective and efficient lighting products – and hence LEDs win easily. LED chip manufacturers have been playing their part in developing advanced products, but it is also time to look at the role played by the companies that develop the drivers.
LED New Products
Binay launches power LED high mast system on low voltage DC bus microgrid technology
The Binay high-reliability power LED high mast light is designed as a replacement for 400W metal halide high mast fittings...
LED News
EESL enters Malaysian market to sell LED bulbs in Melaka
State-run Energy Efficiency Services Ltd (EESL) has entered the Malaysian market to sell its economical and energy-efficient LED bulbs in the state of Melaka...
LED Interesting Products
.The ONE LED learning light presents a smart way to play any 88-key piano
.Introducing an Alexa-powered smart LED lamp
.Launching a gravity sensing ON-OFF smart LED light

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