Electronics Bazaar
January  2019   Issue Vol. 12  No. 11 

Industry Report
An overview of the Indian test and measurement market
The increasing adoption of advanced electronic devices means that there’s an acute need for equally advanced T&M processes. Here’s a quick review of the opportunities and the challenges faced by the T&M market, which is headed for high growth.

State Focus
Telangana: The new investment destination in India
Telangana’s capital, Hyderabad, is a major IT hub of the country, and is now establishing itself as a centre for electronics manufacturing too. Telangana, too, is quickly turning into a popular investment hub because of its innovative ‘ease of doing business’ policies.
“From the e-vehicle perspective, the government is playing the role of an observer”
With petroleum consumption on the rise, the need of the hour is the deployment of light electric vehicles (LEV) on Indian roads. Vinod Sharma, MD of Deki Electronics Limited, in an exclusive interaction with Baishakhi Dutta of Electronics Bazaar, unveils the strategy behind the joint venture between IPEC Drive Systems and L7 of Finland, and how Indian players are all set to revolutionise electric vehicle power trains.
Battery swapping: A sustainable solution for the EV ecosystem
India has ambitious plans of achieving 100 per cent electric mobility by 2030. However, there are multiple challenges that lie ahead on this course.
CardioMon: Saving lives by enabling ECGs at home
To address the glaring lack of handy diagnostic devices at clinics that can help in detecting cardiovascular diseases, Anuj Sharma, founder and lead scientist of Anusandhan Technologies, invented CardioMon, a next-generation portable electrocardiography (ECG) monitor and analyser that can change the medical electronics landscape.
“India as a market has become a focus for us over the last one year”
Data-driven decision making has become an integral part of business strategies for enterprises today. To take advantage of this opportunity, Advanced Technology Consulting Services (ATCS) has been delivering data-driven solutions, using guided analytic capabilities, to leading automotive firms since 2000, and more recently to healthcare companies also. Roop Singh, executive director, ATCS, talks to Paromik Chakraborty of the EFY Group about the firm’s business strategies for Indian industries.
“Our facility can be used by any company that wants to build a new product or augment its production plants”
Often referred to as the engine of growth in India, MSMEs have played a prominent role in the development of the country’s economy. Rama N.S., CEO of the Electronics City Industries Association (ELCIA), in an interaction with Baishakhi Dutta of Electronics Bazaar shares how the cluster is empowering the growth of MSMEs through the creation of state-of-art manufacturing facilities, to be used on a shared basis.
Smartphone Chips
“In India, there are 300 million users who are yet to switch to smartphones"
Today, there’s a surge of global smartphone players carrying out significant portions of their engineering operations in India. Smartphone chip manufacturers are beginning to design in India too. Neeraj Sharma, country head - India, UNISOC (formerly, Spreadtrum Communications) chats with Paromik Chakraborty of EFY Group about the company’s design team, how it is driving its India based business, its preparations for the 5G era, and more.
Industrial Printing
“Our mission is to achieve a turnover of Rs. 10 billion in the next five years”
As manufacturing hubs emerge, printing requirements for packaging and other purposes also increase. Kuldeep Malhotra, vice president of Konica Minolta Business Solutions India Pvt Ltd, in an interaction with Baishakhi Dutta of Electronics Bazaar, shares how the company is leveraging various technology trends to revamp its India market strategy and usher in a new wave of printing solutions.
India Strategy
“We aim to explore opportunities with more partners in India”
India’s smart cities are taking shape with every passing day. One of the major challenges in urban centres is parking, for which Taiwan-based smart solutions provider Nietzsche Enterprise Co. has some answers. Johnson Chang, executive vice president, Nietzsche Enterprise Co., explains to Paromik Chakraborty of the EFY Group, how the firm’s Taiwan Excellence Award (2019) winning solution can address India’s parking woes.
SMT Buyers’ Guide
Stay market-ready with the latest PCB cleaning and washing systems
PCB cleaning is a key requirement, so the industry needs to keep up with the latest cleaning systems in the market.
Buyers’ Guide
Battery chargers: Extending the life of your batteries
The trouble and cost involved in replacing an industrial battery can be immense. So it is recommended that you use a good battery charger for not only continuous performance of the machine but also for the long life of the battery. The evolving needs of machines, in terms of the functionalities, sizes and power capacities they require from chargers, have led to considerable innovations in the field. This has resulted in the development of more powerful, smaller and affordable battery chargers.
My Story
“I want to empower companies having a vision, to use our technology and make their dreams a reality”
Betting high on the Indian market and being convinced that a new wave of industrial change is going to usher India into the fourth industrial revolution is what has helped Paresh Patel, managing director of System Level Solutions (India) Pvt Ltd, flag off his entrepreneurial journey in the Indian electronics industry. In an interaction with Electronics Bazaar, he shares his hardships as an Indian entrepreneur residing outside the nation, and how he plans to take his organisation to the next level of product design and development.
Component Distributor
"Expanding our business with OEMs has helped us grow substantially"
A business strategy that has helped Digi-Key become the fifth-largest electronic component distributor globally is ‘No minimum order requirement and same day shipping’. In an interaction with Rahul Chopra of the EFY Group, Dave Doherty, president and chief operating officer of Digi-Key Electronics, shares the company’s strategy for retaining its high momentum in the electronics industry.
Chip Design
"Our primary business focus is to offer the tools that deliver the ability to make chips, on the cloud"
SiFive has the first mover’s advantage in creating a business around producing chips based on the RISC-V open instruction set. Yet, its primary focus is its SaaS based on-cloud chip customisation service. Huzefa Cutlerywala, MD, Open-Silicon India (a SiFive company), explains to Rahul Chopra of the EFY Group how Open-Silicon and SiFive structure their business strategies and how their SaaS offering will benefit the design community in creating custom silicon.
Industry News
Government appoints Anshu Prakash as new additional secretary for DoT
In a major move to push forward some of the ongoing initiatives in the telecom department, the government of India has appointed...
New Products
• Components
• Test & Measurement
• Miscellaneous

Lighting Ahead
India is projected to embrace smart LED lights
The young and tech savvy Indian consumers are known to quickly adopt the latest technology and global trends. This is true for the smart LED lighting segment as well. In this article, we delve into what the players in the market think about the future of smart lighting.
Sourcing Mantra
An increase in applications will drive the growth of the LED modules industry
Originally designed for use in signage and channel letters, LED modules have made significant inroads in home and outdoor lighting, and in other industrial spaces.
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
LED News
IndusInd Bank launches India’s first interactive credit card with buttons
IndusInd Bank has launched its Nexxt Credit Card, which offers customers many payment options such as EMI, reward points or credit, at the push...
LED New Products
LED module
Tridonic has released its new COB LED modules that are suitable for spotlights and downlights. The company updated its seventh generation SLE-ADV modules with a LED chip that features...

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