India has been in the thick of things in the last couple of years, with regards to electronics hardware manufacturing. With the accelerated usage of electronic items in the country, the hardware manufacturing industry in India is poised to touch $155 billion by 2015. In the past year, we have also observed a telecom revolution, with major brands like Nokia, Sony, LG, Elcoteq and Samsung commencing manufacturing operations in the country. Increased consumption of mobile phones, computers and televisions is driving the domestic demand for the manufacturing industry in India. India could also emerge as the next hub for semiconductor manufacturing. Major international chipmakers, too, are planning to enter India as well. The national semiconductor policy is also expected to provide an impetus to local manufacture. With an eye to these new developments and the international greats that are lining up to set up manufacturing bases in the country, India could very well morph into the next hardware manufacturing hub of the world.
By EB Bureau
Wednesday, August 19, 2009: In the near future, BRIC (Brazil, Russia, India and China) will be the key nations for electronics manufacturing, owing to their ability to proffer cheap labour and encouraging government policies. In the last one year, Electronics Bazaar, has featured numerous articles emphasising India’s impressive potential as a hardware manufacturing destination. Also, these articles discussed various aspects of hardware manufacturing, with pertinence to its progress in the country. We bring you some of these features, along with their synopses, in order to give you a sense of the opportunities this nation holds for those who venture into this domain
Indian semiconductor industry: Evolution and opportunities
The microprocesors segment is almost single handedly dominated by Intel, thriving on its continuous innovation of new generation chips. This article establishes the fact that the Indian semicounductor industry is still at a nascent stage and discusses the latent potential it has. —-Featured in January 2009
Nokia explores to make India a manufacturing hub
Nokia’s Chennai manufacturing unit model can be replicated to ensure that India gets many success stories like this Finnish giant’s, in the arena of telecommunications, but only with succour from the government. This story centres on Nokia’s success in India as a manufacturer and urges indigenous manufacturers to follow in the Finnish brand’s footsteps.
Global SMT manufacturers eyeing Indian SMT market
Since the US and European markets have been the most severely hit by recession, global SMT manufacturers are now eyeing the Asian market,mainly China and India. This is a refreshingly positive feature, with no negative forebodings or warnings. It focuses on the current state of affairs in the global SMT market, which are very favourable for India, as the foreign markets are still recuperating from recession, leaving China and India as the chief sources for SMT equipment.
Electronics components base in India: A distant dream but can be a reality
India has sacrificed its market to global suppliers, especially to low cost Asian countries by not regulating quality and environmental standards and not extending fiscal incentives or import tax differentials to buttress local production. This has resulted in a barrage of imports, largely substandard and unregulated, ingenerating trading and acting as disincentives for native manufacturers. This feature pinpoints the impediments that native hardware manufacturers encounter, while stressing on how successful the hardware manufacturing industry could be if certain issues were paid heed to.
Govt & education sectors: Gold mines waiting to be tapped
To spur growth, the UPS segment can identify the government sector and educational institutes as thrust areas, as these segments are into massive computerisation programmes, upsurging the demand for UPS as never before. Not only that, with the growth of the UPS market, demand for UPS battery and components for UPS will also swell.
This article brands government and educational institutions and organisations as “gold mines” that are being explored by UPS manufacturers, as rapidly spreading automation is racing the demand for these systems to unfathomable heights.
Demand for CCTV cameras soars in India
The swell in crime rates and the recent terror attacks have fuelled the market with an overwhelming demand for CCTV cameras. Indian market for security solutions is also experiencing a growth rate of 30-35 per cent, but unfortunately, there are only two manufacturers in the domestic market. However, the growth rate of the Indian market indicates huge potential and space for more and more manufacturers. This article highlights the enormous, untapped potential of the Indian CCTV market and discusses why there are still only two companies manufacturing these devices in the country.
STB industry’s future in govt hands
Set top box manufacturing has great potential in India. However, the Indian government needs to open its eyes to the concerns of domestic manufacturers and establish a pro-manufacturer environment, which will support domestic production, not discourage it. This story underlines the potential of STBs in India, the hurdles STB manufacturers face in the country and provides solutions that could help them to prosper.
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