Smart renewable energy microgrid

A small team of enthusiastic and adventurous engineers at FluxGen Engineering technologies has come up with a solution to electrify houses in remote rural areas that are not directly connected to the electricity board power grid. Read on to...

LED business in India: Who’s making big profit?

All indications suggest that the LED lighting industry is growing significantly. Does this mean all the stakeholders in the ecosystem are making good profits? By Kartiki Negi Saturday, December 28, 2013:  Frost & Sullivan estimates the turnover of the current Indian LED...

India can emerge as a battery manufacturing destination

Manufacturing in China is becoming expensive due to currency appreciation and increased labour costs. In India, the lead acid battery market is witnessing rising demand from various sectors, thereby providing immense opportunities for manufacturers to grow By Srabani Sen Saturday, December...

Top 10 LED lighting manufacturers in India

By Richa Chakravarty and Srabani Sen Saturday, December 28, 2013: Though the LED lighting industry in India is expected to touch a turnover of $1.3 billion by 2018 (a CAGR of 47.3 per cent between 2011 and 2018), none of the...

MNRE banking on VGF to achieve grid parity by 2017

The total viability gap funding (VGF) required to meet the targets of phase II of the JNNSM is estimated to be Rs 18,750 million, calculated at the rate of Rs 25 million/MW By Richa Chakravarty Saturday, December 28, 2013: Despite the delay...

How local chip manufacturing can transform electronics industry

With the government approving two semiconductor fabrication plants, the Indian electronics industry is looking forward to better days. A fab is estimated to contribute 23 times the investment made to GDP. Its transformative effect on the electronics industry is...

How to pick the right power supply for T&M applications

A power supply plays a critical role in making modern electronic systems work flawlessly By Richa Chakravarty Monday, December 16, 2013: A modern electronic system comprises a complex network of ICs and FPGAs working in sync with each other. With our never...

80% of vehicles in India will have VTS devices in the next 2 years

With both public and private fleet operators adopting this technology, private vehicles will soon follow, giving the market a huge boost By Richa Chakravarty Saturday, December 14, 2013: Although global positioning system (GPS) technology is used for navigation, India has only...

The latest in industrial batteries

Monday, November 25, 2013: Industrial batteries are classified on the basis of their chemical composition—lead acid, nickel cadmium, nickel metal hydride and lithium ion. Sealed acid battery varieties can be further divided into two major categories—flooded and sealed. Due...

Demand for wireless CCTV cameras yet to pick up in India

Though wireless cameras have potential in India, so far, their adoption rate has been disappointing. However, this segment is forecast to grow faster in the coming years, thanks to the booming demand for security By Richa Chakravarty Friday, November 22, 2013: Ease...

The latest in signal generators and analysers

Thursday, November 14, 2013: Signal generators or function generators are electronic devices that generate repeating or non-repeating electronic signals (in either the analogue or digital domains). They are generally used to design, test, troubleshoot and repair electronic or electroacoustic devices....

Environmentally Sound Cleaning

In the past, partially halogenated hydrochlorofluorocarbons (HCFCs), predominately 141b, were often used to clean electronic assemblies. With the ban on HCFCs for cleaning applications at the end of 2008, Matra Électronique, a manufacturer of high-end electronic military equipment needed...

The latest in LED drivers and controllers

Friday, November 08, 2013: LED drivers and controllers are current control devices that replace the need for resistors. These drivers respond to the changing input voltage while maintaining a constant amount of current (output power) to the LED, as...

Automotive, consumer durable and lighting sectors drive the diodes and transistors market in India

The Indian market for diodes is expected to undergo a major shift towards chip-based diodes. This has driven some of the leading players to revamp their existing facilities to cater to this emerging demand. In transistors, on the other...

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