Writing the rules for autonomous vehicles

Self-driving vehicles are a good idea. Why? Because a world that invests enormous amounts of energy and precious resources building complex machines that spend most of their lives doing nothing is hardly on the path to sustainability. Last year,...

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...

“The Indian Market Have Not Received Active Design Level Support From Any Major Silicon...

In today's dynamic world, the need for newer and faster electronics has created a need for effective support services for the electronics industry. With this, the industry has witnessed a rapid upsurge in the offerings of electronic component distributors. ...

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...

Recycling EV batteries: An elephant in the room?

Since lithium is not an abundant element on earth, it is necessary to reuse it from used batteries to keep up with the supply. By Paromik Chakraborty Electric vehicle (EV) is a hot topic in the automotive world. India’s push towards...

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...

NPE 2019: High On Hopes But Lacks Strategic Clarity

The industry congratulated the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MeitY) and welcomed the announcement of the new electronic policy (NPE 2019) approved by the Cabinet at the end of this month. While NPE 2012 contained a wide range of...

Interim Budget ’19-’20 : Who Are The Real Winners?

Overall, ESDM industry has shared positive thoughts about the interim budget. However, startups and solar sector are not so impressed. --By Baishakhi Dutta The Indian electronics industry had pinned its hopes on the interim budget 2019-20, expecting positive announcements. Stand-in Finance...

MoD Seeks Inputs From OEMs & Suppliers To Address Their Testing & Accreditation Challenges

Defence products and components businesses can share their testing and accreditation needs for exports to help the Ministry of Defence (MoD) understand the extent of requirement for internationally accredited labs in the country. -By Baishakhi Dutta The "Make in India" movement...

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Corporate Funding in Solar Sector Up 10 Per cent in Q1 of 2019: Mercom

The VC funding for the solar sector stood at US$ 176 million from 13 deals in January-March quarter, as compared to US$ 161 million...

Hyundai to Make Electric Car Components in India

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MediaTek Focuses on R&D in India, to Increase Headcount to 800

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