India Electronics and Semiconductor Association announces Executive Council for 2016-17

~ K. Krishna Moorthy is the new Chairman and Mr. Ashwini K Aggarwal is the Vice-Chairman of IESA ~ 

Bangalore, India, April 29th, 2016: India Electronics and Semiconductor Association (IESA), the premier industry body representing the Indian Electronic System Design & Manufacturing (ESDM) industry today announced its new Executive Council (EC) for the year 2016-17.

krishna-profile 04Mr. K. Krishna Moorthy, Corporate VP and Managing Director, Rambus Chip Technologies (I) Pvt Ltd who was earlier the Vice Chairman for 2015-16, has taken over the role of Chairman for 2016-17. Mr. Ashwini K Aggarwal

Director – Govt. Affairs Applied Materials India Pvt. Ltd. would be the new Vice Chairman of IESA and Mr. Anilkumar Muniswamy, Director, SLN Technologies Pvt. Ltd. will serve as the new Treasurer. 

Krishna, as he is known in the industry circles, is an accomplished Electronics Industry professional with more than 35 years of experience in the field of electronics, covering a wide spectrum of functions from Silicon design, System design, System engineering, and high performance IP design in deep sub micro processes and engineering management. He is credited to have designed the first ASIC in India in 1987 that went into volume production and used in many Secure Defense Communication systems. He works with premier engineering schools in India to foster Industry/Academia relationship and played a key role in setting up the Advanced VLSI lab in IIT Kharagpur 10 years ago which today produces many high quality engineers with IC design experience.  At Rambus, he is responsible for the complete operations of the design centre and prior to that he was the Director of engineering and subsequently Managing Director of National Semiconductor.

Speaking on his getting elevated to this position, Mr. K. Krishna Moorthy, Corporate VP & Managing Director, Rambus Chip Technologies (I) Pvt Ltd said, It’s an exciting time for India’s electronics industry, with IESA leading the conversation to strengthen India’s electronics design and manufacturing (ESDM) dynamics. When IESA coined the term ESDM about eight years ago, we never thought that this will become the next big wave of growth and investment in the country. The central government has recognized the importance of this sector which is evident from its recent initiatives like Digital India, Make in India and Skill India etc. all which auger very well for the ESDM industry. I am honored to have been asked to take this role and enthusiastic about the possibilities present in the ESDM landscape. As part of the IESA team, I will look forward to work with the both Central and State Governments, Industry members, Entrepreneurs, Academia and all other stake-holders to take India’s ESDM sector to new heights and help India emerge as the world’s electronics capital. The high consumption of electronics products in the country, coupled with a highly supportive start up spirit in the new generation engineers will help us achieve this in near future. 

M.N. Vidyashankar, President, India Electronics and Semiconductor Association (IESA) said, “While thanking the outgoing chairman and the executive council, we are really fortunate to welcome Krishna as the new chairman with his wide ranging experience in system and silicon products and IP design. We look forward to strengthen the ESDM ecosystem with his focused approach towards building entrepreneurship and start up culture, innovation, strong industry-academia relations and nurture skill creation in the country’s electronics design and manufacturing industry.”

IESA has been instrumental in working with the central and state governments to bring out favourable policies to enable Indian electronics and semiconductor sector by driving numerous initiatives to bring awareness in the policy makers and working closely with them to help the industry overcome impediments for growth. IESA has of late been aggressively working towards new government initiatives like ‘Make in India’, ‘Start-up India’ and ‘Digital India’ and has given valuable consultations to international companies who have shown interest to set-up electronics facilities in India. The executive council will continue working towards achieving the vision laid down collectively by the association member community.


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