July 2009

Information that matters about manufacturers

Rutaksha Rawat Friday, June 19, 2013: In this competitive market, where survival is always at stake, expansion of business is given top priority. The ambitious, who endeavour to forge ahead and take up challenges are bound to emerge successful. Information...

LG sources 50% of its components from India

Friday, June 19, 2009: LG Electronics India Pvt Ltd (LG), a wholly owned subsidiary of LG Electronics of South Korea, is one of the most formidable brands in the consumer electronics, home appliances, IT hardware and mobile communications space. Recently,...

Budget 2009-10: A mixed bag of hits and misses

The Budget 2009-10 brought out mixed reations from the industry. Some were pleased with the new changes, while others felt ignored and unheard By Monika Bhati Friday, June 19, 2009: Like always, this year’s Budget was a mixed bag of hits and...

If chemicals are not REACH-compliant, there’s no market for them in Europe

Friday, June 19, 2009: Electrolube, a division of H K Wentworth Ltd, is a manufacturer of electrochemicals for electronics and industrial manufacturing. Atanu Kumar Das of Electronics Bazaar catches up with Amanda Stuart, development chemist at Electrolube, as she...

Defence electronics growing fast

Increased defence budget and shift in government policy may provide non-PSU players an opportunity for unprecedented growth By Sudeshna Das Friday, June 19, 2009: Contrary to general perception, strategic electronics has already faced a paradigm shift due to participation of private...

Govt & education sectors: Gold mines waiting to be tapped

To spur growth, the UPS segment can identify the government sector and educational institutes as thrust areas as these segments are into massive computerisation programmes, upsurging the demand for UPS as never before. Not only that, with the growth of the UPS market, demand for UPS battery and components for UPS will also swell

Aim for the sky, but never lose track of your tread

The only manufacturer to commission 360 heat sealing plants (battery assembly plants) all over India and overseas, Fluid-O-Matic was founded by D D SharMa, an electrical engineer (artificer) trained by the Indian Navy in control engineering in 1980. Founded in 1989, Fluid-O-Matic claims to be the ‘brand for the branded batteries’as all major battery manufacturers across India roll out thousands of batteries every year from the plants manufactured and installed by Fluid-O-Matic. Talking to Srabani SeN of Electronics Bazaar, Sharma explicits that he is against fully automated battery manufacturing plants as that would threaten to reduce employment and increase maintenance cost.“I love the battery industry and don’t want to venture into any other area as the battery market has a long life ahead, with the advancement of technology and solar options coming up fast,”says Sharma.

Price Pressure Challenge for Capacitor Manufacturers

Problems facing the capacitor market in India are aplenty, hampering its growth while cheap foreign ones flood the country. It’s time to wake up to the challenges and check them, as relief is possible with some government attention

We’re experiencing positive upshots of economic downtrend

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

Component sector upbeat despite 20% downturn

Going by the trend, it’s evident that companies are upbeat about their growth and not wounded by recession

June 2009

STB industry’s future in govt. hands

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
Steven Liu, vice-president, AICSYS

“AICSYS will emerge as a credible IPC supplier in India”

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.

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