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Govt. Gets Proposals Worth Rs 515 Billions To Set Up Semiconductor FAB Units In Noida And Prantij

By Srabani Sen The Cabinet on Thursday (Sep 12, 2013) gave an initial approval to set up two semiconductor wafer fabrication (fab) manufacturing facilities in the country. However, the Cabinet would now seek proposals from more chip manufacturers before giving the final nod. The Cabinet took the decision after reviewing proposals from two consortia, and [...]

DeitY Identifies 10 Growth Areas for ESDM Sector; IESA Preparing Study Report

Thursday, September 05, 2013: As part of its continuing efforts to boost the domestic electronics manufacturing, Indian government has identified 10 areas, which can contribute to the growth of electronics industry majorly. Informing about this development, Dr Ajay Kumar, joint secretary, Department of Electronics And Information Technology (DeitY) said, “DeitY has identified 10 areas, which [...]


Rs 110 Billion To Boost The Indian Electronics Industry: DeitY

Thursday, September 05, 2013: Over the last couple of decades, India has been the epicenter of consumer demand fuelled by a phenomenal GDP growth. While all sectors have been poured in with heavy demands, one sector that stands out is the high-end electronics products. The demand for the same has grown multifold during the last [...]


Govt Identifies Areas That Can Contribute To Growth Of Electronics

The Department of Electronics and IT has asked Indian Electronics and Semiconductor Association (IESA) to prepare a report on the specified areas and analyse their potential [....]

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“India to become global electronics hub.”

ESDM is the next sunrise sector for India and that the fast-growing demand for electronics hardware in the country, coupled with India’s growing strengths in semiconductor chip design, provide a huge opportunity for the country to become a globally-competitive electronics hub. In the coming months, the effort will be to create greater awareness and marketing [...]

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Jolt To India’s ‘Fab’ Plans: Planning Commission Halts Rs 250 Billion Proposal to set up 2 Fab Units

There may be some more time before India has its Semiconductor Wafer Fabrication (Fab) units, with a potential of creating about 30 million direct & indirect jobs by 2020, as the planning commission has shot down DeitY’s implementation proposal in its current form after Union cabinet had approved the project in principle in 2011. Friday, [...]


DeitY confirms July 3 deadline for IT product makers to get BIS certification

Tuesday, July 2 2013: The Department of Electronics and IT (DeitY) has today confirmed that the government has finally decided not to extend the deadline to get safety certificates from the Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS) for 15 categories of electronics and IT products, and it will stick to the previous deadline i.e. July 3. [...]

“There is a good opportunity for industries from two countries to forge partnerships and take advantage of the new incentives”

It is indeed a pleasure to announce yet another land mark policy initiative by Govt. of India relating to the electronics sector. DeitY has, promulgated the Electronics & Information Technology Goods (Requirements for Compulsory Registration) Order, 2012. Details are given separately in this edition. The order puts in place, a new framework which enables mandating quality of electronic goods. Even though [...]