Electronics Bazaar
June  2020   Issue Vol. 14  No. 4 

Industry Report
How edge and cloud computing can help businesses
This article looks at how edge computing and cloud computing complement each other, and how they will play key roles in the computing domain in the coming years.

Electronic Components
Will increasing the import duty on PCBAs boost their manufacture in India?
According to the India Electronics and Semiconductor Association (IESA), domestic demand is the major driving force behind the robust growth of India’s electronics industry. The growing middle class and rising disposable incomes play an important part in this. To cash in on this opportunity, the Indian government has raised the import duty on PCBAs. The aim is to give a push to local manufacturing of PCBAs and increase employment opportunities in the bargain.
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
 
Electronics Manufacture
Rebooting electronics manufacturing: Surviving the COVID-19 crisis and future planning
Here is a snapshot of what industry experts feel needs to be done when the countrywide lockdown due to COVID-19 is eased, and life becomes near normal. The article is based on a recent webinar conducted by ELCINA.
Artificial Intelligence
AI: Emerging opportunities in today’s time
Technology will continually fuel compelling advancements in virtually every industry and sector. The pace of disruption will be so fast that veterans and professionals alike will find it difficult to keep pace with the changes. So the mantra today is to ‘learn and earn’ and be prepared for the new jobs that will be created either in the same industries or in new ones. Multiple factors will be at play—some positive, others negative. Post coronavirus, the trends of automation and artificial intelligence will be accelerated. Contactless switches via automation, sanitation tunnels, increased emphasis on hygiene plus other new practices will be the new normal. There will be a shift in global supply chains, both inwards and outwards. We might be heading towards a phenomenon that is being termed ‘gated globalisation’.
 
Power Supply
Don’t overlook low-dropout (LDO) regulators for efficient voltage regulation
For space-constrained, battery-powered products, the humble LDO regulator is a simple and reliable solution to a challenging engineering problem.
Test & Measurement
An overview of the Indian test and measurement market
There are good days ahead for the Indian T&M industry, with demand increasing due to a range of factors including the expansion of IoT, telecom, and automotive electronics.
 
Business operations
How can businesses address the challenges posed by COVID-19 and the lockdown?
The sudden nationwide lockdown has led to business activities in India coming to a screeching halt. To weather the unprecedented storm, companies must adapt to the new normal to ensure business continuity amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
Surveillance
The Indian IP surveillance market is set to grow in spite of the challenges
Continuous escalation of crimes and of global terrorism has increased the potential of the IP surveillance industry in India and around the world. After the 26/11 Mumbai terror attacks, the government of India has undertaken several important initiatives to improve security in the country, including installation of CCTV cameras in most public places.
 
Manufacturing Focus
How thermal management solutions boost productivity and the safety of electronic devices
Thermal management solutions play a crucial role in controlling the temperature of electronic devices and components. These devices generate a lot of waste heat, particularly in small enclosures and restricted areas, which undermine their efficiency.
SMT Focus
Advanced PCB handling systems available in the Indian SMT market
PCB handling systems are indispensable in SMT lines, and can play a crucial role in the quality of the end product.
 
Green Energy
Hydrogen as a fuel for next-gen mobility
As an even greener alternative to electric vehicles, hydrogen powered vehicles could be the answer to the world’s air pollution problems. This article examines the pros and cons of this option.
ePower Focus
Why capacitors are important components in electronic circuits
With increasing tech advances, capacitors have become essential components in almost every electronic device. They are capable of storing electrical charge, but not for a long period.
 
Industry News
Electronics industry asked to explore new opportunities
Union Minister of Electronics and IT, Ravi Shankar Prasad, has exhorted the electronics industry to explore new opportunities that are arising out of the current pandemic and subsequent lockdown, to make India the global electronics manufacturing hub...
New Products
• Components
• Modules
• Miscellaneous


 
Lighting Ahead
How LEDs are transforming landscape lighting
LED landscape lighting has become very popular over the last few years, not only because of tech advances, but also because it enhances the aesthetics of the area that is lit.
Sourcing Mantra
Testing equipment and parameters for LED displays
Rapid developments in technology are powering the indoor and outdoor LED display segments. However, display manufacturing is a complicated business that requires many high-level measuring instruments, analysis software, and production equipment.
 
LED News
Ultraviolet LEDs decontaminate surfaces infected by coronavirus
According to a recent report from PTI, ultraviolet LEDs can decontaminate surfaces that have come in contact with the novel coronavirus...
LED New Products
UVC LED surface disinfection
AquiSense Technologies has launched the PearlSurface 24G9, one of the first UVC LED surface disinfection products designed for healthcare applications such as the reuse of N95 face masks and other PPE...
 
Mobile Phone Branding
"Sacrificing short-term benefits for long-term goals helped us survive"
The last ten years have been a roller coaster ride for many mobile phone brands in India. While some entered and captured the markets, others simply ceased to exist. The brands from China have been ruling the mobile phone market. According to several reports by the likes of Counterpoint and International Data Corporation (IDC), at least four of the top five mobile phone brands continue to be from China...
Electronics Industry
"The FTA with Vietnam and Thailand has hampered the domestic manufacturing industry"
The global marketplace is constantly evolving and the electronics industry is at the centre of this evolution. It is crucial for electronics manufacturers to have the right processes in place for making new products as and when the demand arises. EFY’s business correspondent, Nijhum Rudra, in an exclusive interaction with Sunil Patwari, CEO, Rashmi Rare Earth Limited, discusses the major impediments to electronic component manufacturing in India, the benefits of the current Budget to the electronics industry, and how the latter is going to shape India’s economy in the years ahead.
 
Mobile Manufacture
"Our vision is to have at least a 25 to 30 per cent share of the Indian connectors market"
As Indian automotive firms gear up to meet government mandated BS6 norms and mobile phones become sturdier, electronic components including connectors need to become smaller. Katsunori Takizawa, MD, and Puneet Tahilyani, director, Hirose Electric, in a free-wheeling discussion with Deepshikha Shukla, talk about how the latest trends in Indian mobile manufacturing, automotive electronics, 5G, and smart cities, will impact the market for connectors.
Test & Measurement
"E-mobility, 5G and Li-ion batteries will be the buzz words of tomorrow’s technology"
Chroma ATE Inc. is one of the leading suppliers of precision test and measurement instrumentation. The company’s products also integrate with automated systems and manufacturing execution systems to offer a turnkey solution, thus helping its customers to save time and money. The company markets its products globally under the Chroma brand name. In an interview with Potshangbam July, Ashok Kumar H.M., business head (India), Quantel Technologies India Pvt Ltd (Chroma Group), talks about the company’s vision to develop world-leading products through its R&D driven plans.
 
Wi-Fi Technology
"Wi-Fi 6 is set to transform existing business models"
James Chen, AVP - product marketing, MediaTek, in an exclusive conversation with Electronics Bazaar’s Mukul Yudhveer Singh, sheds light on the importance of Wi-Fi 6 for the electronics and IoT industry. Chen feels that the COVID-19 outbreak and social distancing have made Wi-Fi 6 more important than ever.














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