Another 5 Years: What Does The ESDM Industry Want?

Between 2014-2019, the Indian electronics industry made some crucial progress in uplifting its domestic ecosystem. But as we all know, this journey was not a smooth one and had its own share of loopholes. With the existing government back...

‘India’s First Indigenously-built Chip SHAKTI Will Be Competitive With ARM Cores’

In October 2018, India saw the launch of the first indigenously-built chip, SHAKTI, which can change the game for the Indian consumer and industrial electronics landscape. Baishakhi Dutta of the Electronicsforu.com Network caught up with G S Madhusudan, senior...

India’s Chips – How Good Is Desi?

It is exciting to know that India finally has its own set of electronic chips today, thanks to the efforts of our academic institutes and industry players. But how competitive are these when compared to global scales - in...

The ‘Electronics For You Prize’ To Be Awarded On The 60th Institute Day Of...

The award ceremony is held every year to encourage students to innovate, design and create solutions that will help the nation at large. This year, the prestigious ‘Electronics For You Prize’will be awarded at the 60th Institute Day of Indian...

Inside The Investors’ Mind – How To Get Your Startup Funded!

Funding and fundraising activities are the two major accelerators for budding startups. Experts are of the belief that it is more challenging for electronics and IoT startups to convince angel investors to fund them. What is the reason behind...
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“The Next Stage Of Evolution Will Be To Strengthen The Regulatory Framework Through A...

India’s domestic manufacturing and design environment for electronics and the IoT is improving consistently. As new players and investments come in to enrich the ecosystem, adherence to standards, quality and safety regulations has to be ensured through thorough testing....

Is Design The New Gold Mine For Distributors?

The service that electronic component distributors have provided over the years has changed very significantly. Nowadays, distributors help customers in meeting many of the requirements for developing, designing and manufacturing products as well. Looking at the critical need customers...

‘Our IoT Open Lab In Bangalore Is Funded By Arrow Electronics’

The growing presence of startup incubation centers, electronics testing facilities and open labs can turn the tables for the ESDM ecosystem of India. Dr. Omkar Rai, director general, Software Technology Parks of India (STPI), in an exclusive chat with...

Another Year’s Extension For These 3 Exports Schemes – But Is It Any Good?

To the relief of exporters, the government has extended IGST (Integrated Goods and Service Tax) and compensation cess exemptions for goods procurement under certain export promotion schemes till March 31, 2020. But will we ever get to see a...

China increases VAT refund rates; India smells trouble

In the last quarter of 2018, China rewarded its domestic manufacturers with higher rebates on export value-added tax, a strategy to keep them ahead in their ongoing trade tussle with the United States. Given India’s already-high imports of Chinese...

Is NPE 2.0 the silver lining in the dark cloud hindering Indian manufacturing?

In order to establish India as a manufacturing hub for electronic products, the government has come out with a draft National Policy on Electronics 2018. Though the draft is still in the approval stage, this article looks at whether...

Government offers 50 per cent funding to relevant industry-academia research projects

A symbiotic collaboration between academia and industry can help the nation grow by leaps and bounds. Recognising this, the Indian government, along with experts from the electronics industry and academic institutions, has launched new R&D schemes and initiatives. These...

Exporters to get 50 per cent money back for testing their products in India

With the dawn of the NPE 2.0 era, the government is expected to unveil policies that are certain to enhance exports. In this article, we look at a scheme that is expected to provide financial relief to those testing...

Zero custom duty on 35 capital goods will save industry millions!

The Department of Heavy Industry (DHI) has exempted 35 of the capital goods used in manufacturing electronic goods from basic custom duty (BCD). This is to promote domestic manufacturing. Relief from duty on high-investment machinery is expected to lead...

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