Electronics Bazaar
May  2019   Issue Vol. 13  No. 3 

Industry Report
Electronics: The fuel for new age automobiles
Rapidly evolving regulations governing emissions and safety, as well as technological disruptions such as connectivity and e-mobility, could lead to increased demand for electronics in the automotive sector. In India, the electronics content is expected to account for nearly 45 per cent of the total cost of an automobile by 2030.

Govt Policies & Schemes
Government extends three key export schemes by another year
Much to the relief of exporters, the government has extended three key export schemes till March 31, 2020. What is needed, however, is greater clarity on long term schemes and policies, as year-on-year extensions give exporters comfort only for a limited time period.
Is design the new gold mine for distributors?
The service that electronic component distributors have provided over the years has changed very significantly. Nowadays, distributors help customers in meeting many of the requirements for developing, designing and manufacturing products as well. Looking at the critical need customers have for design in electronics, distributors have started setting up their own in-house design teams.
Home automation: Engineering a home with eyes, ears and plenty of smarts
This article looks at how leading-edge innovation and electronic component technologies are supporting advanced smart home security and monitoring solutions.
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
Internet of Things
How business processes are evolving with the IoT
All business processes need to be future-proof and adaptable when dealing with technological advances. Many businesses are already using the Internet of Things (IoT). As the technology becomes more and more integrated into our lives, business processes will have to continue to adapt.
Manufacturing Focus
Soldering: Having the right tools matters
To create a strong physical bond between two metals, it is essential to have the right
soldering tools for different types of soldering jobs and temperatures.
India Strategy
"We hope that our distributors are not only capable of promoting sales, but also of helping with technical support when required"
The T&M space in India is witnessing considerable growth with many test and measurement instrument producers showing an interest in setting up offices and engineering units in the country to cater to the growing demand. In this interview, Eliza Chang, marketing director of ITECH Electronic Co. Ltd, shares the company’s strategies for the Indian market with Baishakhi Dutta of the EFY Group.
SMT Manufacturing
The number of humans that robots replace is not the formula for calculating ROI
Automation is the next big industrial trend that will drive factories and production units. But a lot of questions about unmanned factory floors are yet to be answered, such as what will the capex and opex of such technologies be or will there be any major trade-off associated with such investments? Baishakhi Dutta of the electronicsforu.com network speaks with Soni Saran Singh, executive director of NMTronics India Pvt Ltd, to get the answers to these questions.
ePower Focus
Smart metering systems can change the power sector ecosystem
Smart meters are being actively promoted by government bodies in order to change the power sector ecosystem. They come with a host of benefits for consumers as well as energy suppliers by reducing data entry costs, eliminating meter reading, and cutting down the quantum of commercial losses and the billing inefficiencies.
SMT Focus
Are you investing in the latest dispensing, coating and curing equipment?
Printed circuit board (PCB) components require various types of equipment for different procedures, such as dispensing, coating and curing. During batch operations for mass production, all the three activities go hand in hand. Hence, staying updated with the latest machinery is a must, in order to ensure quality production.
"Our IoT Open Lab in Bengaluru is funded by Arrow Electronics"
The growing presence of startup incubation centres, electronics testing facilities and open labs can turn the tide for the Indian ESDM ecosystem. In an exclusive chat with Rahul Chopra and Baishakhi Dutta of the EFY Group, Dr Omkar Rai, director general, Software Technology Parks of India (STPI), sheds light on the various startup-centric facilities that entrepreneurs in the country can use. Excerpts follow...
Industry News
Ericsson to increase its investments in AI in India, and maximise hiring efforts
Sweden based Ericsson has announced plans to ramp up its investments in artificial intelligence (AI) in India...
New Products
• Components
• Test & Measurement

Sourcing Mantra
Housings for LED lights
There’s a vast range of enclosures available for LED lights, aimed at both home and industrial settings. These housings are usually focused on component-specific mounting solutions, attachment methods or additional security features for a particular type of application. Read on to learn more about them.
LED News
EESL helps to save 8.3GW of power from LED lighting alone
Energy Efficiency Services Ltd (EESL) has transformed the lighting sector, saving 8.3GW of power by initiating the massive switchover to LED lighting.
LED New Products
LED controller ICs
Infineon Technologies has added two new members to its BCR linear LED controller IC portfolio—BCR601 and BCR602. The BCR601 features an innovative voltage feedback to the primary side, also known as active headroom control (AHC), enabling cost- and power-effective LED driver applications...

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