‘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...

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...
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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....

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...

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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