ANAREN’S NEW BROADCOM-BASED AIR FOR WICED™ BLUETOOTH® SMART MODULES AND ANAREN ATMOSPHERE DEVELOPMENT PLATFORM WILL KICK-OFF COMPANY’S NEW COMMITMENT TO INDIA‘S IOT MARKET

Bangalore, India | 17th February 2015 – Anaren, Inc.’s Wireless Group announced today that its Anaren Integrated Radio (AIR) module team will be mirroring and supporting Broadcom’s commitment to the development and distribution of innovative IoT-focused hardware, firmware, and software solutions in the India market. The first in a series of technologies Anaren will introduce to the fast-growing Indian tech sector is its new, Broadcom-based AIR for WICED™ Smart Bluetooth® modules (A20737x). Supported by the unique Anaren Atmosphere on-line developer platform, the modules will help India’s IoT-focused OEMs quickly and cost-effectively achieve wireless connectivity between embedded applications and Bluetooth Smart enabled mobile phones or tablets.

“Like Broadcom, Anaren is what I’d call ‘all-in’ on enabling wireless connectivity in the IoT space,” said Mark Bowyer, Anaren’s Director Wireless Business Development. “As one of the world’s fastest-growing, technology-focused geographic markets, India is an ideal place to introduce our new AIR for WICED modules and other Broadcom-centric IoT solutions in our pipeline.” Bowyer added that Anaren will also be strengthening its distribution muscle in order to serve its new found customers in the region.

“Broadcom is excited about teaming up with Anaren to fuel IoT innovations in the fast growing India market,” said Sid Shaw, Broadcom Senior Product Line Manager, Connectivity Group. “As a leading provider of wireless connectivity, Broadcom is committed to enabling Indian customers, large and small, to be able to go from concept to product quickly and easily with its WICED platform and Anaren’s easy-to-use tools and support.”

Concurrent to its rollout in the India market, Anaren has an aggressive schedule of US and EU-based trade shows, makers’ fairs, and distributor training events in the works for calendar 2015. Interested parties can view the company’s event calendar or write the AIR team (air@anaren.com) to learn more about where and when AIR for WICED modules will be demonstrated.

ABOUT ANAREN Anaren, Inc. designs, manufactures and sells custom high-frequency solutions and standard components for the wireless communications, space and defense electronics, wireless consumer electronics, and IoT markets. Additional information can be found on the company’s website: http://www.anaren.com

ABOUT BROADCOM Broadcom Corporation (NASDAQ: BRCM), a FORTUNE 500® company, is a global leader and innovator in semiconductor solutions for wired and wireless communications. Broadcom® products seamlessly deliver voice, video, data and multimedia connectivity in the home, office and mobile environments. With the industry’s broadest portfolio of state-of-the-art system-on-a-chip solutions, Broadcom is changing the world by Connecting everything®. For more information, go to http://www.broadcom.com.

LAVA launches Iris X8, the new flagship in ‘iris X’ series, powered by Octa Core processor and 2GB RAM

Powered by Octa Core Processor and 2GB RAM, Iris X8 is a sleek & stylish smartphone

  • It includes a 16GB memory, 13 GB out of which is available to the user

  • Iris X8 is upgradable to Android 5.0 Lollipop (guaranteed upgrade) available with a high end intelligent flip cover

  • Airtel free bundle offer for 500 MB of 3G data per month for two months in 3G network circles and on 2G in 2G network circles

New Delhi, India, February 6, 2015: LAVA International Limited, a fast growing company in the mobile handset industry, today announced the launch of a new member to its flagship ‘iris X’ series of smartphones with superior technology, design & easy to use features.

LAVA Iris X8 side

The newly launched Iris X8 powered by an Octa-Core processor and 2GB RAM, is a phone designed for today’s smart generation who prefer speed and are looking for an ultimate multi-tasking device. The smartphone has 16 GB of memory, operates on Android v4.4 KitKat, FOTA upgradable to Android 5.0 Lollipop, and it also comes with an intelligent quick window flip cover accessory available separately out of the box.

Besides this, the phone also houses a smart swap technology that allows the user to switch SIMs on the go, without the need to restart the handset. The smartphone has a screen resolution of 720*1280 (HD) and an oil coating on the screen has been provided for a smooth touch experience for the user.

The LAVA Iris X8 is powered by a 2500 mAh battery. To further help save on the battery life Iris X8 comes with an Intelligent Flip cover that allows users to access applications like music, calling, camera, messaging and few other functions directly without the need of switching to the main screen.

Additionally for consumers’ ease of use, the phone has a gesture recognition functionality with Smart Wake-up and Gesture controls which allows consumers to directly jump to applications from the locked screen.

The Iris X8 has primary camera of 8 megapixel with Dual LED flash, Auto focus and BSI-III sensor and sports a 3 megapixel front camera. It also supports full HD Video recording and digital zoom with built in  auto-focus, panorama, HDR mode, face detection, smile shot and voice capture which ensures you capture crystal clear photos of your favourite moments. On connectivity front, the dual SIM equipped Iris X8 is equipped with 3G connectivity apart from Wi-Fi, Bluetooth v4.0. It also offers OTG support that enables file transfer through USB drive on the move.

Commenting on the launch Mr. Navin Chawla, Vice President & Head Product, LAVA International said, “We are proud to announce the launch of a new member to the hugely popular Iris X series. Over the last one year we have been strengthening our smartphone portfolio under Iris sub brand and have launched some great devices under the X series. The Iris X8 has been carefully designed after understanding requirements of consumers who are looking for a good looking powerful smartphone which allows them with the ability to multi-task. The Octa core processor and 2GB RAM in the smartphone offers that ease of use to consumers who are looking for a device which helps them to juggle between their personal, social and professional life while on the go. With such offerings we will continue to provide enhanced features to our consumers and offer them the power to do more and be more.”

LAVA Iris X8 is available in white & black colour for INR 8999. It will be available for sale across all national retail stores and multi-brand outlets. Iris X8 will be available online exclusively on Flipkart.com starting 12:00 noon from 9th Feb.

For more information, please visit www.lavamobiles.com.

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IESA ignites industry-academia ecosystem with MoUs to build resource base for design-led electronics manufacturing in India

Announces CoE with Electronics Sector Skills Council of India (ESSCI)

MoU with VTU and RV-VLSI Design Center  to ensure relevant industry training and design educational courses, pertaining to the ESDM industry

Bangalore, India: February 3, 2015: IESA (India Electronics & Semiconductor Association), the premier trade body representing the Indian ESDM (Electronic System Design and Manufacturing) industry has today announced  a SPEED UP and SCALE UP of its talent development initiative through Centre of Excellence with Electronics Sector Skills Council of India (ESSCI) and a Memorandum of Understanding with VTU (Visvesvaraya Technological University)  and RV-VLSI Design Center to build the  talent pipeline in the ESDM space by strengthening industry-academia relations.

MoU with ESSCI

As per the MoU with ESSCI, Electronics Sector Skills Council of India (ESSCI) and Indian Semiconductor and Electronics Association (IESA) will be collaboratively working to support a Centre of Excellence (COE), within an identified institution. The COE will have latest facilities for training students in Semiconductor design, Embedded design and Internet of Things (IOT) as per National Occupational Standards (NOSs). The primary focus will be nurturing the trainer for facilitating sufficient capacity of trained manpower in multiple locations.

MoU with VTU

The MoU with Visvesvaraya Technological University (VTU) will harness and sharpen talent required for India to become ESDM manufacturing nation on the large scale. IESA, along with VTU, will enhance its education value chain by providing industry oriented programs and courses so that VTU and IESA  together help the ESDM sector to have access to industry-ready talents from VTU and its 200+ constituent colleges and institutes.

MOU with RV- VLSI

IESA also signed                another MoU with RV-VLSI Design Center, Bangalore to bridge the gap between academia and industry and the roll out courses, customized for ESDM industry, to meet the talent requirement of ESDM industry,. In its initial stage, the courses will be introduced as a pilot in select academic institutions, which can be rolled out to a larger audience in a later stage.

IESA already had one MOU with “SEER Academy” with similar objectives of ESDM talent development.

The IESA core interest group called TALENT CIG consisting of 10 Industry Managers and led by Mr. Vivek Pawar of Sankalp Semiconductors  would passionately work on the implementations from  IESA.

“IESA is pledged to make India an ESDM powerhouse and we believe availability of talent base in the country is of strategic importance. As we are showering high hopes on India becoming a destination for design-led manufacturing, we also need to nurture and develop world class talents for future needs . There is an immediate necessity to improvise course materials and develop trainers with industry exposures to address the talent requirements in few years from now and make students industry ready,” said Ashok Chandak, Chairman- IESA, to highlight the importance of the MoUs.

On this occasion, N. K. Mohapatra, CEO, ESSCI said “We have been continuously working towards establishing an effective and efficient ecosystem for nurturing skills required to propel electronics Industry in India. However, we have realized that it’s equally important to coach the trainer and this will bring an exponential impact on driving the required skill-set for the ESDM industry. We believe, our association with IESA to implement COE to  create trainers in Semiconductor design, Embedded design and Internet of Things (IOT), will facilitate sufficient capacity of trained manpower to address the talent crunch in the ESDM sector .”

“Finally, India is growing as a nation, meant for design-led manufacturing. However, the success will hugely depend on the way India is going to sustain the opportunities for the ESDM companies and support them to achieve future growth, by providing them a competitive edge. This can only be possible if India can drive talent and human resources, as per the international standard. We take pride in associating with IESA and contribute to the ESDM industry’s talent need. We believe, India can start driving the ESDM ecosystem within this decade and create its premium position in the world map,” said Dr. H. Maheshappa, Vice- Chancellor, Visvesvaraya Technological University. 

India is emerging to be the default destination for design-led ESDM manufacturing, which can catalyse the economic growth of the country. However, the dearth in talent, with industry knowledge and exposure, can create a gap in this attempt. In an effort to bridge this gap, we will be shortly rolling out customised courses for the ESDM space, in select academic institutes as a pilot under the guidance of IESA. The courses will follow the experiential learning pedagogy and supplement academic learning. This will provide an opportunity for engineers to acquire skills as per industry needs, we are confident that this industry-academia collaboration will make immense contributions in the process of building India as a design-led electronics manufacturing nation,” said Srinivas Venkatesh Prasad, CEO, RV-VLSI Design Centre, while signing the MoU.

About the India Electronics and Semiconductor Association  

IESA is the premier trade body representing the Indian Electronic System Design and Manufacturing ESDM industry and has represented it since 2005. It has over 200 members both domestic and multinational enterprises. IESA is committed towards building global awareness for the Indian ESDM industry and supporting its growth through focused initiatives in developing the ecosystem. This is through publishing credible data, networking events and alliances with other international associations. IESA works closely with the Government as a knowledge partner on the sector, both at the centre and at the state level. For more details, visit www.iesaonline.org.

IESA signs MoU with Singapore Semiconductor Industry Association (SSIA) to fortify India-Singapore ESDM industry collaborations

White paper with emphasis on India-Singapore ESDM trade, investment and industry collaboration opportunities released

Bangalore, February 3, 2015 – India Electronics and Semiconductor Association (IESA), the premier trade body representing the Indian Electronic System Design and Manufacturing (ESDM) industry, today signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Singapore Semiconductor Industry Association (SSIA) with an objective to establish and develop trade and technical cooperation links between the electronics and semiconductor industry of both countries.

India and Singapore are two countries with varied strengths and opportunities in their respective ESDM industries. India has a huge domestic ESDM market, but lacks adequate manufacturing capacity. The demand-supply gap is expected to widen upto US$300 billion by 2020 as the ESDM Industry size is expected to reach US$400 billion while local production and services is estimated to be around US$100 billion. On the other hand, Singapore is one of the leading country in manufacturing of electronics products and semiconductors. With approximately 40 IC design companies, 14 silicon wafer fabs and 20 assembly and test units, Singapore nurtures an end-to-end ESDM ecosystem.

While it opens opportunities for Singapore EDSM companies to move up the value chain by shifting some manpower intensive operations to competitive and proximal locations like India; Indian firms are benefited through setting up their operations in Singapore, providing them a better understanding of the trends and demands in the South East Asian markets. Moreover, the Singapore government has introduced programs including incentives for locally conducted R&D along with infrastructure and human resource development programs for high-end manufacturing. Such developments in either economies make both markets conducive and attractive for investments.

Speaking on the occasion, Mr. Ashok Chandak, Chairman, IESA and Sr. Director NXP Semiconductors said, “Both Singapore and Indian markets are considered highly important markets in the global EDSM sector. There are emerging opportunities for Singapore companies to support the SPEED UP of the semiconductor fabs setup in India and also the electronics products creations as the demand continues to grow manifold in India. Through this MOU and the Whitepaper on India-Singapore ESDM industry collaboration opportunities, the member companies of both associations can harness the business potentials and strengthen the trade and Investment promotions between Singapore and India.

Commenting on the collaboration, Ms. Meenu Sarin, Hon. Asst. Secretary, SSIA & Director, VLSI Consultancy said, “In Singapore, the manufacturing sector is witnessing growth in the value chain of higher margin activities such as research, development, and services. There has been a significant investment increase by semiconductor firms in Singapore with the intention to expand R&D and supply chain operations. Through this partnership, we aim to establish contacts between organizations and encourage reciprocal visits of official business persons and technical specialists between the two countries. Our endeavor will be to maintain a continuing exchange of information, investment promotion and harnessing a healthy environment for research and development as well as business opportunities between the two countries.”

Recommendations for collaboration areas in ESDM sector between IESA & SSIA:

  1. Business to business opportunities:
  • Opportunity for Singapore companies to create support ecosystem for setting up fabrication units in India
  • Investment in ATMP units in India
  • Opportunity for Indian companies to help Singapore scale up design talent
  • Singapore companies to invest in electronic component ecosystem of India
  • Indian companies to set up operations in Singapore to explore emerging South East Asian markets
  • Singapore companies to explore India as a competitive location for Hitech competencies.
  1. Government to government opportunities:
  • Joint fund for R&D
  • Partnership between Sector Skill Council for standardization in skill development
  • Collaboration for implementing standards in area of electronics design, manufacturing

About Singapore Semiconductor Industry Association (SSIA)

Singapore Semiconductor Industry Association (SSIA) is the voice of Singapore’s semiconductor industry. SSIA members today include companies and organizations throughout all parts of the complex and comprehensive value chain – IC design companies, Manufacturers, Fabless companies, Equipment suppliers, Photovoltaic companies, EDA and material suppliers, Training and service providers, IP companies, Research institutes and Academia, as well as individual members. The association started in 2005 under the name “MIDAS” and is operating with an extended charter under the new name “SSIA” since early 2010.

About the India Electronics and Semiconductor Association

IESA is the premier trade body representing the Indian Electronic System Design and Manufacturing (ESDM) industry and has represented it since 2005. It has over 250 members, comprising both domestic and multinational enterprises. IESA is committed towards building global awareness for the Indian ESDM industry and is supporting its growth through focused initiatives in developing the ecosystem. This is through publishing credible data, networking events and alliances with other international associations. IESA works closely with the Government as a knowledge partner on the sector, both at the centre and at the state level. For more details, visit http://www.iesaonline.org

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Padma Bhushan Dr. K Radhakrishnan, Former Chairman, ISRO receives prestigious IESA Technovation SARABHAI Award 2014

~ Awards recognize excellence in ESDM industry across various categories ~

~ Industry Awards: Most Promising Startup, Most Innovative Products and Best Electronics Manufacturing Company ~

~ Academia Awards: TechnoVisionary – Life Time Achievement, TechnoMentor and TechnoInventor PhD/MTech ~

BANGALORE, India: February 02, 2015: India Electronics and Semiconductor Association (IESA), the premier body for the Electronics System Design and Manufacturing (ESDM) industry in the country, today announced the winners for the Technovation 2014 Awards at a glittering award function held at the 10th edition of Vision Summit in Bangalore. Technovation Awards, celebrating excellence in ESDM aims to recognize role models for innovation and excellence in the electronics and semiconductor ecosystem. The Awards honor India’s best individual contributors and organizations that drive the industry forward; and provide them with a platform to showcase their achievements and product successes. Sh. S. R. Patil, Minister for Planning and Statistics, IT, BT, Science & Technology, Govt. of Karnataka will preside over the awards distribution function.

With ESDM being one of the focus sectors in the Technology Centre Systems Program (TCSP) of MSME, they decided to partner with IESA for Technovation Awards 2014. The overall objective of this partnership is to impart greater vitality and growth impetus to MSMEs and also celebrate Excellence in ESDM by bringing visibility and public recognition for the winners who are doing trail-blazing work and making noteworthy contributions as part of the Electronics and Semiconductor industry.

Congratulating the winners at the ceremony Mr. Ashok Chandak, Chairman, IESA and Sr. Director NXP Semiconductors said, “We are elated to honor the finest minds and companies in India’s ESDM sector. As we move into a new orbit of electronics design and manufacturing in India, there needs to be constant efforts to build fresh and appreciate the existing talent and Innovations. Technovation Award is designed to identify, nurture and motivate the brightest ESDM talent both in the industry level as well as academia. We wish the winners all the success for their future endeavors and urge them to contribute to Make in India initiative in transforming our country towards an ESDM powerhouse”

“It was great to receive so many entries showcasing the innovations and contributions of the ESDM industry eco system. We are proud to help recognize the contributions from academicians who have propelled R&D and honoring individuals who have created a significant impact in the ESDM industry in India and globally,” said Mr. Krishnamoorthy, Convener, Technovation awards, IESA & Managing Director, Rambus Chip Technologies (I) Pvt. Ltd.

Winners of the Technovation 2014 Awards:

Industry Awards

IESA Technovation Sarabhai Award (For outstanding contributions by an individual to Indian semiconductor and electronics industry): Dr. K Radhakrishnan, Former Chairman, ISRO

Most Promising Startup: (Total 2)

  • BuildTrack™: BuildTrack™ is a company offering unique’ Internet of Things’ (IoT) products and solutions.

  • SenseGiz Technologies: A startup focusing on wearable tech & IoT space that add value to the people’s lives every single day.

Most Innovative Product (Total 4)

  • Cardiac Design Labs: Lead by multi-disciplinary team of doctors and engineers developing new age affordable medical products with Intelligent Cardiac Clinical Analytics Engine built in.

  • Ezetap: Based in Bangalore, the company developed an innovative mobile payment product which turns any mobile device into an intelligent point of service and supports any bank, merchant or transaction.

  • iRAM: Another young company in the space of IoT focused on making solutions for smart homes and smart street lighting.

  • NGE Agromate: A company focused on Agri-innovations. Makers of Agromate Telemetric device that controls a motor pump using any mobile phone virtually from anywhere.

Best Electronics Manufacturing Company (Total 2)

  • Sonodyne: A company in the space of Audio Technology, it has introduced a range of digital active speakers to meet the needs of the computer audiophile, studio engineer, and IT/ AV integrator.

  • Rangsons Electronics: Based in Mysore, Rangsons is a leader in High-Mix, High-Tech Electronic Manufacturing Services in Medical, Defense & Aerospace, Telecom, Automotive, Railways and Industrial segments.

Academic Awards:

TechnoVisionary – Life Time Achievement Award

  • Prof. Dr. Rajat Moona from Director General, C-DAC and Professor, IIT Kanpur

TechnoMentor

  • Prof. Nagendra Krishnapura

Techno Inventor award went to Dr. Radha Susinder Rajan, Dr. Rekha Verma and Rakshitdatta K S

Two independent juries, one each for the Industry and the Academic awards, arrived at the decisions.

“I am elated with the recognition and like to convey my gratitude to IESA for honoring me with this award and am proud to have been part of ISRO which is an example of India’s prowess and indigenization in technological advancement, designing skills and manufacturing. We need to transform the success of Mangalyaan as the inflection point for ‘Make in India’. It’s time for us to unite and create an ecosystem to drive innovations from India.  We should focus on transforming India into an innovation test bed with design led manufacturing. Let this decade create manufacturing history for India,” said Dr. K Radhakrishnan, Former Chairman, ISRO.

We at Ministry of Micro, Small & Medium Enterprises (MSME) are excited to partner with IESA, the premier body for the Electronics System Design and Manufacturing (ESDM) industry in the country for their prestigious Technovation Awards. India’s ESDM sector is undergoing an orbit shifting phase and

there has been abundance of development in the recent past. MSME is committed to nurture the rich potential in this sector and we believe it is our responsibility to identify and promote the entire ecosystem in co-ordination and co-operation with Department of Electronics in our country, to attain our shared vision. There are countless start-ups, SMEs and large corporations in our country designing innovative electronics solutions which are relevant for developed markets. To that end, we have set up a joint working group for ESDM sector which included the leading industry practitioners, academia and the government. This group has already identified 13 verticals which, in India the potential exists to grow. Subsequently my office in the ministry of MSME engaged with Gartner to do the exact identification of technologies as well as future trends in the ESDM space. This information is available with IESA. I would request you to please see it so that we can take it further,” said Sri Amarendra Sinha, IAS, Special Secretary & Development Commissioner, MSME, Govt. of India.

We congratulate IESA for their constant effort in promoting the ESDM eco-system in our country through many such initiatives which will help imparting greater vitality and growth impetus to MSMEs,” he added.

ESDM industry accelerates roadmap for “Make in India” at IESA Vision Summit 2015

CM addressing dignitaries in the inaugural session of IESA Vision Summit 2015

Karnataka will emerge as ESDM hub” says Hon’ble Chief Minister Siddaramaiah 

  • ESDM industry reiterates the resolve to transform “Make in India” into a reality within this decade with active support from central & state governments and academia
  • 30 ESDM start-ups meet mentors and investor community in a 90 minutes speed dating session – first of its kind in the electronics industry
  • Focus on SMEs via STPI with a dedicated MSME Pavilion
  • Focus on Investment Promotion via Government – Industry Collaboration with business meetings of Indian companies, Country delegations & state governments
  • A report card on Investment commitments by member companies and positive impact of government policies on disabilities was presented. 

Bangalore, India: February 2, 2015: India Electronics and Semiconductor Association (IESA), the premier trade body, representing the Indian electronic system design and manufacturing (ESDM) today commenced IESA Vision Summit 2015, its annual industry leadership conclave, with a commitment to transform “Make in India” into a reality in the next decade. The Summit theme “Make in India: Vision to Reality” throws light on the need for accelerating investment promotions, international alliances, start-up ecosystem and policy implementation to strengthen India’s contributions in Design-led Electronics Manufacturing.

The proceedings were presided over by Shri Siddaramaiah, Hon. Chief Minister, Government of Karnataka. Shri N. Chandrababu Naidu, Hon. Chief Minister, Government of Andhra Pradesh sent a special message on the occasion. They emphasized on transforming the necessity of refocussing on moving away from low value addition manufacturing to high value-add manufacturing, and on the importance of IP creation. They also pointed out that the state of Karnataka and Andhra Pradesh were ready to play its role to aid this transformation. The theme address was delivered by Padma Bhushan Dr. K Radhakrishnan, Former Chairman, ISRO, who was a key player in the success of Mangalyaan.

Shri Siddaramaiah, Hon. Chief Minister, Government of Karnataka called upon the ESDM industry to develop the state into a hub for the Electronics System Design & Manufacturing (ESDM) and resolved to extend complete support to the investors. “I want Karnataka to become the hottest market globally for ESDM. Karnataka will support every initiative of the private sector. We have shown that in the IT sector by actively collaborating with the private players. In similar way, it is our wish to create an ecosystem to foster the growth of the ESDM in this state,” he said in his address presiding over the 10th edition of the Vision Summit of the Indian Electronics and Semiconductors Association (IESA) here.

He noted that Karnataka initially planned to capture 10% per cent of the ESDM market in India to meet local requirements and cater to the global market going forward.  According to him, Karnataka was focusing on ESDM because it was considered as the next sunrise sector. “There is no denying the fact that ESDM and manufacturing are the next big things and will play a major role in strengthening the economy. Electronics is integral to our lives every day and we need to keep pace with the market developments. Indian startups have already made their presence felt in the market. We need more such initiatives,” he asserted.

During the inaugural session, three of the IESA Member companies – BOSCH, TEJAS NETWORKS and TESSOLVE SEMICONDUCTOR highlighted their commitment to “Make in India” through investments as a part of M-SIPS approvals. The total combined investment is envisaged to be more than Rs. 1,700 crores.

K. Radhakrishnan, former chairman, ISRO who delivered the inaugural theme address noted a heightened role for Indian Electronics & Semiconductor Industry in Indian space programs by indigenizing electronics and semiconductors. Delivering the theme address, Dr. Radhakrishnan chronicled the efforts of the ISRO in indigenizing Indian space programs despite the tremendous challenges and noted that a lot more needed to be achieved.

“ISRO significantly indigenized satellite missions, including the launch vehicles, satellites and the networks. Today, we have set an example of low cost space missions with a very high degree of success. However, in the electronics and semiconductors, India needs to indigenize on a higher scale. The onus is on the Indian Electronics and Semiconductor Industry to fulfil this gap,” he pointed out.

Commending the efforts of the IESA in expanding the scope for the industry, Dr. Radhakrishnan pointed out that every sector has scope for growth. “I am given to understand that the Indian Electronics and Semiconductor Industry does not figure among the top 50 in the world. If India can be one among the top 6 in the world in space technology, why cannot we find a place among the top 50 in electronics? I am sure that we can reach there with the tremendous support being extended to us by the government,” he asserted.

The 10th edition of IESA Vision Summit received participation from the Govt. of India and various state governments. Senior Officials from the state governments of Chattisgarh, Maharashtra, Kerala, Odisha etc., highlighted the formulation and implementation of ESDM policies in their respective states.

Shri S R Patil, Hon. Minister for IT, BT and S&T and Planning & Statistics, Govt. of Karnataka, and Shri Amarendra Sinha, IAS, Special Secretary & Development Commissioner, MSME presented the prestigious IESA Technovation Awards 2014 for excellence in Electronics System Design and Manufacturing across various categories.

In his inaugural speech, Ashok Chandak, Chairman, IESA said “We have covered a great distance and transformed Vision Summit as a key platform for Indian Electronics and Semiconductors industry since we started addressing the industry issues and challenges through this conclave. As today India is emerging as the preferred destination for design-led electronics manufacturing, we need to remember that there has to be a strong focus for creating an ecosystem that can support our ‘Make in India’ vision with investments in domestic manufacturing, indigenous design, innovation that results in creation of IP assets and worldwide marketing of products and solutions.”

Highlighting the involvement of various state governments in the conclave, Mr. M. N. Vidyashankar, IAS, President, IESA said, “The Indian industry is best suited to create a strong partner network focused on ESDM to improve the component ecosystem. With aggressive engagement from government, industry bodies and corporates, we are confident the ESDM environment will soon witness manufacturing to gather pace. The involvement of state governments has provided the required momentum with special manufacturing zones for electronics manufacturing created in every state, utilizing its edge on natural resources, infrastructure in the overall purpose of ensuring that India becomes an ESDM powerhouse.”

“Domestic production of electronics is a major focus for India in the present context. However, we need to evaluate the gap and hence, it’s essential to create an ecosystem that can promote the start-up ecosystem and indigenous product development. We are gradually inching towards building India as a manufacturing ready nation for the electronics segment, with a robust infrastructure comprising of entrepreneur parks, incubation centres, component ecosystem etc. We admire the intent and effort put in by IESA over the years in reaching out to the world for design-led manufacturing in India and hence, today we are discussing the possible ways to ensure India’s domination in design-led electronics manufacturing. It’s no more a dream, electronics manufacturing is now a reality for India,” said Dr. Omkar Rai, Director General, Software Technology Parks of India (STPI)

The Indian ESDM market is expected to grow at more than twice the rate of global ESDM market between 2010-15. From US$59.0 billion in 2010 (US$75.6 billion in 2013), the industry is expected to grow at a CAGR of 9.9% from 2010 till 2015 to reach US$94.2 billion. This growth is led by increasing appetite for high-end technology devices complemented by increasing disposable income in the country and continuous price erosion in electronic products. Apart from the huge consumer demand, there is a robust demand for ESDM from Government of India. The Government of India has announced various initiatives, such as Smart Cities and Digital India which are expected to increase the opportunities for development and consumption of electronic products in the country.

The second day of IESA Vision Summit expects to witness similar excitement with signing of MoUs that will expand India’s international connect for encouraging international investments and commitments in the Indian ESDM landscape and foster India’s talent base to get them ready for taking India to the global league in the field of ESDM manufacturing. Dr. Raman Singh, Hon. Chief Minister, Govt. of Chhattisgarh will address the opening session. There will also be a big delegation from Andhra Pradesh including Sri J Satyanarayana, Advisor, GoAP & former Secretary DeitY and Dr. P R Reddy, Hon. Minister IT, Govt. of Andhra Pradesh along with government officials of Madhya Pradesh.

IESA Vision Summit 2015 will also present an opportunity to the start-up ecosystem to connect with the industry leaders and mentors in a 90-minutes speed dating session.  Thirty ESDM start-ups in the field of medical electronics, smart cities and energy management, will get three to five minutes each to interact with VCs, business & academic mentors (Professor Sadagopan, Director of IIIT-Bangalore, Hemant Kanakia, Kanakia Ventures, a serial entrepreneur from the US, Vivek Pawar, founder of Sankalp Semiconductors and Roopan Aulakh, Applied Ventures) .

About the India Electronics and Semiconductor Association  

IESA is the premier trade body representing the Indian Electronic System Design and Manufacturing ESDM industry and has represented it since 2005. It has over 250 members both domestic and multinational enterprises. IESA is committed towards building global awareness for the Indian ESDM industry and supporting its growth through focused initiatives in developing the ecosystem. This is through publishing credible data, networking events and alliances with other international associations. IESA works closely with the Government as a knowledge partner on the sector, both at the centre and at the state level. For more details, visit www.iesaonline.org. Follow IESA Vision Summit 2015 on Twitter @IESA_India