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ELCINA EMS Task Force Report Launched by Mr. Ajay Sawhney, Secretary, MeitY

ELCINA constituted a Task Force to study the EMS Sector and come up with a Research Report providing details of the status and prospects of this ESDM segment. The task force had representation from MeitY & Invest ...

Need for a comprehensive review of defence offset policy

The recent review report of the CAG on defence offsets highlights the inability of the ministry of defence (MoD) to leverage its huge buying power to enable the domestic defence industry to acquire cutting edge techno...

Production Linked Incentive Scheme: Unlocking untold possibilities

The PLI scheme has been announced after intense stakeholder consultations. The scale of incentive for the entire scheme is over $26 billion, which can catalyse an enormous manufacturing output in the country. For inst...

Ericsson, Nokia want India to include their existing investments under PLI scheme

Finland’s Nokia and Sweden’s Ericsson want India to include their existing manufacturing-related investments to the production-linked incentives (PLI) scheme, which has recently been announced ...

PM Modi tells foreign investors: Invest in India’s green energy; reveals $20 bn plan

Prime Minister Narendra Modi  said that there are huge renewable energy deployment plans for the next decade, which are likely to generate business prospects of the order of around $20 billion per year. Invi...

Expansion of PLI Scheme to Ten More Sectors

The Union Cabinet has given its approval to introduce the Production-Linked Incentive (PLI) Scheme in 10 more sectors for enhancing India’s manufacturing capabilities and exports (Atmanirbhar Bharat). Earlier, the g...

'PLI along with the ban on import of AC with refrigerant to further aid domestic manufacturers'

The government has banned import of air conditioners in order to boost domestic production. In a notification issued by the Director-General of Foreign Trade (DGFT) on Thursday, split system and others ACs with refrig...

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Zuckerberg calls India very special country, looks to push WhatsApp payments services deeper

Facebook co-founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg on Tuesday said India is a very special and important country with a remarkable entrepreneurship culture, as he sought to push deeper the just-launched payments se...

Apple supplier Wistron puts India plant damage at up to $7 million

The ransacking of an iPhone manufacturing facility in India caused up to T$200 million ($7.12 million) in damage though production facilities were not as badly hit as reported, its Taiwan-based operator ...

RS Prasad meets Micron CEO; company to set up Centre of Excellence in India

US-based memory chipmakerMicron Technologies will set up a Centre of Excellence with the government of India. “Held a very meaningful discussion with CEO of Micron Technology Sanja...

Huawei launches cloud-based CDN in India

Chinese telecoms gear maker Huawei Monday launched its cloud-based Content Delivery Network (CDN) solution in India for businesses. The gear vendor said that the CDN solution will enable businesses...

IMC 2020: Mukesh Ambani calls for urgent steps for 5G, hints at 5G rollout in second half of 2021

Reliance Industries (RIL) chairman Mukesh Ambani has called for "urgent policy steps" to ensure availability of 5G technology and affordable smartphones in India. Ambani said RIL unit Reliance...

The world watches as India tries a hard 30% cap to avoid tech's anti-trust troubles

From Washington to Beijing, governments are trying to strike the right balance between enabling technology innovation and preventing giants like Google and Facebook Inc. from suffocating rivals. Now India is...

India Will Need To Carefully China-Proof Telecom Sector

India has slowly but indeed started moving towards building an “Atmanirbhar Bharat” (self-reliant nation), following up a production-linked incentive scheme for making mobile phones and electronics earlier th...

Airtel CEO Vittal calls on government to keep 5G spectrum prices affordable

Bharti Airtel chief executive Gopal Vittal has called on the government to keep spectrum prices affordable to give telcos the financial headroom to invest meaningfully in 5G networks. He also ...

Samsung To Invest Rs 5,000 Crore to Expand Noida Smartphone Display Manufacturing Facility

According to a report by the Business Standard, Samsung will invest nearly Rs 5,000 crore in a smartphone display manufacturing facility in Noida. It added that the export-oriented unit (EOU) is expected to be re...

Lava begins manufacturing Nokia smartphones; in talks with telcos

Lava International is in advanced talks with one of the top Indian telcos to make co-branded smartphones, which will be subsidized by the operator, pulling the cost sharply down for the 4G device. It has alr...

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Electronics retailers may have lost out on 10-12% sales growth due to supply chain issues in 2020

While on one hand demand surged for electronics this year owing to the new normal of working and studying from home, on the other hand, supply chain issues affected stock availability. With a sudden steep surge in dem...

Digital India Summit 2020: Tete-e-tete with Ravi Shankar Prasad

At the backdrop of Digital India Summit 2020, Times Network engaged in a fireside chat with Ravi Shankar Prasad to understand how technology has enabled the governments to fight against COVID-19 On Digital India Summi...

Digital India Awards 2020: Haryana wins e-gov award for Antyodaya Saral project

Haryana government’s e-governance project — Antyodaya Saral — won the Digital India Awards 2020 under the category — Excellence in Digital Governance — State/UT. The award is scheduled to be c...

India through its public digital platform is driving a low-cost inclusive digitalization model

Dr Ajai Garg, Senior Director, MeitY : NASSCOM CoE-IoT & AI organized ‘Voice of Manufacturing Edition 6 – Digital Transformation in Manufacturing Value Chain’ to bring out the larger economic perspective of ...

Samsung@25: How Samsung is powering Digital India

Samsung completed 25 years in India in December this year. It has now unveiled a new vision for further growth in India, driven by a refreshed local R&D strategy and new manufacturing initiatives.

What will FCA’s $150 mn Global Digital Hub have in store for India?

: India is slowly emerging as an epicentre for automotive engineering and research & development (R&D) centres. Mercedes-Benz, Hyundai, Honda motorcycles and a host of auto component makers li...

India: OTT Platforms And Digital News Media – New Regulator (And Perhaps A Legal Regime Overhaul)

The Central government has, with effect from 9 November 2020, brought under the jurisdiction and control of the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting (MIB): (a) films and audio-visual programmes made available by o...

Bengaluru Tech Summit: Karnataka eyes pole position in bio, digital economies

The Karnataka Government is aiming to achieve the top position in India’s bio-economy and digital economy. Chief Minister B S Yediyurappa on Thursday said one of the key goals of the state is to achieve 50 per cent ...

Digital India led to more human-centric approach to development: PM Modi : With the Digital India initiative

India has witnessed a more human-centric approach to development, said Prime Minister Narendra Modi while addressing the Bengaluru Tech Summit on November 19. PM Modi inaugurated the Summit ...

India is uniquely positioned in the information era, with local tech solutions that have the potential to go global

We live in an information era, where change is disruptive and ideas and solutions can traverse beyond defined boundaries. What gives India a vantage point is its young population. Young minds should be encouraged to i...

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Prices of TV and appliances likely to go up by around 10% from January

"We expect the increase in commodity prices to impact our product pricing in near future. I anticipate the prices to go up by 6-7 per cent in January itself and may go up to 10-11 per cent towards end of FY Q1," said ...

Dixon Tech to set up factory in south for ICT hardware

The home-grown electronics manufacturing services (EMS) player, which already produces smart TVs, LED lighting, washing machines and mobile phones, has zeroed in on a factory down south as part of the expansion plan. ...

Nokia air conditioners launched at a starting price of Rs 30,999, to be available via Flipkart

“The air conditioners are designed, engineered, and manufactured entirely in India and are uniquely tailored to ensure longevity and durability, especially with its blue-fin anti-corrosive technology,” the company...

Smaller startups are poised to drive social commerce in India

When Sonakshi Nathani saw her father struggle with WhatsApp orders for his grocery store in Raipur in Chhattisgarh, she decided to come to his rescue. The young software developer founded a startup and launched an app...

Batteries and hydrogen to make residential off-grid PV technically feasible

Scientists at the Lappeenranta University of Technology (LUT) in Finland have found that residential off-grid PV solutions are technically feasible in northern climates only if coupled simultaneously with sh...

Telangana plans solar-powered floating restaurants and boats on water bodies

Telangana State Tourism Development Corporation Limited has invited bids for the supply and erection of solar-powered floating restaurants and boats at various water bodies (lakes, rivers and reservoirs) in Telangana ...

Vikram Solar module factory gets a rooftop PV plant

Module manufacturer and EPC contractor Vikram Solar hascommissioned a rooftop solar project at its manufacturing facility in Falta, West Bengal. The 919.73 kWp plant consists of 2,574 solar panels ranging fr...

Tech startups that helped reducing dependencies on Chinese imports

India will soon be able to manufacture lithium-ion batteries and will not be dependent on China for importing the key component used in electric vehicles as the government accords "top priority" to pushing e-mobility,...

Vocal for local! Mivi launches its 1st Made in India Bluetooth speaker ROAM 2 - Top features, price and more

Electronics brand, Mivi has launched its first Made in India product! ROAM 2 which is the upgraded version of ROAM 1.0 is the 1st Bluetooth speaker which is fully Made in India. This is the first product Mivi has been...

India has potential to become a lead player in electronic manufacturing, says Ravi Shankar Prasad

India instituted the largest COVID-19 induced lockdown in the world to battle the pandemic and flatten the curve. In several months of social distancing and isolation, people, businesses, and national and state govern...

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IPC Apex Expo

Venue: San Diego Convention Center, San Diego, US

Date: 26-01-2021

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Electronics For You Expo 2021

Venue: KTPO, Bengaluru

Date: 03-02-2021

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Convergence India 2020

Venue: India Expo Mart, Greater Noida, Uttar Pradesh

Date: 24-03-2021

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Embedded Tech India Expo

Venue: Pragati Maidan, New Delhi

Date: 24-03-2021

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productronica Munich

Venue: Munich, Germany

Date: 16-11-2021

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