January 2018 Issue
Vol. 11 No. 11
Electronic components manufacturing in India: Poised for growth
Rapid growth in domestic components manufacturing is vital for the sustainable development of the Indian electronics industry. While there is a considerable increase in the demand for electronic components in the country, quite a few challenges still need to be addressed to meet this demand with local products.
|LED Interesting Products|
• BJarke Ingels Group launches the Alphabet
• Hydrao First showers aim to curb water consumption using LEDs
• A jacket that signals your turn by flashing the LEDs on its sleeve
ROHM takes the two-wheeler EV route in India
The Japanese semiconductor company, ROHM, considers India an important market and expects more than 10 per cent of its global sales to come from this country, by 2022. The company is currently growing at a good pace and plans to consolidate its presence in the Indian market.
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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
PCB Board Assembly manufacturing, in action
What do factories in India look like? How are they set up? To answer some of these questions, we have started this photo series. The plant we feature in this series manufactures PCB assemblies.
| ||Govt Policies & Schemes|
Net zero imports: A distant dream?
The Indian electronics industry is hoping that the government’s plan of introducing a new electronics policy will give it a much-needed boost. Will MeitY’s agenda of achieving ‘net zero imports’ in electronics by 2020 bring about clarity or chaos? Industry leaders are keeping their fingers crossed, but also wonder if this ambitious target is achievable by 2020.
India is a market that looks for cost-efficient products
Pico Technology is a leading manufacturer of PC based oscilloscopes for industrial applications. In conversation with Baishakhi Dutta, senior business journalist at Electronics Bazaar, Sui Li, VP-Asia Pacific sales, Pico Technology, talks about the importance of the Indian market for the company’s business.
| ||ePower Focus|
Battery chargers: The industry must gear up to meet global standards
Powering up electronic devices efficiently remains a challenge for battery charger manufacturers. This market is now witnessing the advent of multi-functional chargers that are compatible with a variety of new age batteries. In India, the focus has now shifted from increasing the power output and life span of chargers to making these adhere to global standards.
Our goal is to reach a turnover of Rs 1.3 billion in the next few years
EVI Technologies, based in New Delhi, offers solutions for electric vehicle systems. The startup is funded and supported by the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MeitY). The VCube EV charging station from EVI charges EVs in less than 80 minutes. Rupesh Kumar, the CEO of EVI Technologies, is optimistic about this charging station becoming a big game changer in the years to come. In a conversation with Electronics Bazaar’s Abid Hasan, he shares the company’s revenue targets, expansion plans and strategy to deal with the competition.
| ||In Conversation|
We have set a revenue target of Rs 800 million for 2018-19
Componix India is a specialised distribution agency for discrete components, selling its products across the country. Talking to Abid Hasan of Electronics Bazaar, Chetan Ajmera, director, Componix India, shares his thoughts on running a components distribution company, and points out the drawbacks in government policies that are hampering local manufacturing.
I’ll be glad to support anybody pursuing open source entrepreneurship opportunities
“Once I get the taste of the comforts provided by a large company, I might not be able to start my own.” This thought was what helped Dr Devasia Kurian, managing director, *astTECS, on his successful entrepreneurial journey. Having banked a lot on open source, he speaks with Baishakhi Dutta, senior business journalist, Electronics Bazaar, on the immense opportunities that open source offers to the industry, and how young entrepreneurs should adopt it to prosper in their respective fields.
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High GST rates on electronics likely to hurt Make in India goals
Prime Minister Modi’s flagship Make In India plan could be hurt by the GST rates that have been set for electronics, as in the case of some product categories it becomes cheaper to import goods, industry players have said. This could hamper the government’s goal to achieve zero imports in electronics by 2020. The Manufacturers’ Association for Information Technology (MAIT), the apex body representing India’s IT hardware sector, and certain other manufacturers have expressed concerns over tax slabs under the GST regime, particularly related to printers, monitors and data cables.
Wipro Lighting to provide smart lighting along with Cisco in India
Wipro Lighting, a part of Wipro Consumer Care and Lighting Group, aims to provide smart lighting solutions to modern buildings across the country in partnership with global networking product major Cisco. As part of Cisco’s digital building solutions, it will provide connected lighting in modern workplaces using converged IP (Internet Protocol) networks.
| ||India Strategy|
India contributes 3 per cent of our global revenue
The growth opportunities in the Indian electronics industry have influenced a lot of overseas firms to grow their business in the country. Baishakhi Dutta, senior business journalist with Electronics Bazaar spoke to Kathy Lai, specialist—international sales department, Tenmars Electronics, to understand the company’s local requirements, the obstacles it faces while operating in India, and to discuss the firm’s future plans and business opportunities.
• Components & Modules
• Test & Measurement
| ||LED Focus|
The hospitality sector is embracing LED lighting innovations
Adopting or switching to LED lighting makes sound business sense in the hospitality business. With hotels and restaurants facing increasing competition, creating attractive and sustainable environments that are also cost effective has never been more important. The hotel industry has been greatly impacted by LED technology, with contemporary lighting methods getting integrated into hotel architecture.
LED module makers look for growth in new markets
To expand the reach of LED lights, makers of LED modules are shifting their focus away from general lighting applications and towards untapped markets that have higher margins.
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Elcom allows customers to test and audit new products in the firm’s labs
Set up in 1981, Mumbai based Elcom International is a pioneer in the production of electrical components, electronics and electromechanical solutions. The company is now focusing on developing a world class product mix that caters to the industrial, manufacturing and renewable energy market segments.
|LED New Products|
Elemental launches a new line of LED panel lighting
Elemental LED has launched a new line of its SLATE series of LED panel lighting. The product was launched by the company’s manufacturing and wholesale division, Diode LED, and is among the latest products in professional-grade LED solutions for the global market.