Few have been fortunate enough like Premier Farnell, which, despite the economic slowdown, have not felt its negative impact. In fact, the company established operations in India 10 months ago, defying the usual norms of recession and in a short span, has seen a growth of 20 per cent every quarter. “Recession has had a positive influence on us,” says Nader Tadros, director, commercial marketing and e-commerce, Asia Pacific, Premier Farnell, in a conversation with Jesus Milton Rousseau S of Electronics Bazaar
Set-top box manufacturing has great potential in India. However, the Indian government needs to open its eyes to the concerns of the domestic manufacturers and establish a pro-manufacturer environment, which will support domestic production, not discourage it
Advanced Industrial Computer Systems (AICSYS) has been manufacturing industrial chassis for more than 17 years and specialises in single board computers. It has been a prominent supplier of original equipment manufacturer (OEM)/original design manufacturer (ODM) IPC products to many leading IPC companies in Europe, Asia and North America. Private labeling and behind the scenes support to have been AICSYS’ primary functions. However, recent changes in the global IPC market have caused AICSYS to re-evaluate its position. As a direct result, AICSYS has released a line of products, which bear the AICSYS name and focus primarily on ruggedized industrial chassis and a highly focused line of single board computers. Steven Liu, vice-president, AICSYS, talks to Atanu Kumar Das of Electronics Bazaar about the company’s India growth plans and the distinguishing factors that make AICSYS a success.
India has sacrificed its market to global suppliers, specially 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 sub-standard and unregulated, ingenerating trading and acting as disincentives for native manufacturers
The fluctuating economy, leading to decline in product sales, the high market pressure and the increased competition in the power electronics industry, have compelled brands to search for new business opportunities and focus on strengthening sales in their service sector
The EFY Group, which was conceived in 1969, publishes a gamut of magazines germane to the fields of information technology and electronics. Ramesh Chopra, managing director, EFY Enterprises Pvt Ltd, talked to Saurabh Sharma of Electronics Bazaar about the company’s latest offering to the Indian electronics industry—eleB2B.com and how it will benefit the electronics fraternity
With the industry waking up to the need for renewable energy solutions, Luminous Teleinfra System is offering green solutions for telecom base stations and promises to help operators reduce pollution, as well as operating expenses. “Luminous’ latest technology, Energy Management and Backup Unit (EMBU), is a combination of solar, wind, battery and diesel for energy usage, storage and management for base transceiver station (BTS) and base station controller (BSC) sites,” tells Paresh Pradhan, director and president, Luminous Teleinfra System, to Srabani Sen of Electronics Bazaar, while explaining why the solution is innovative and how it can benefit the industry.