IESA recommends ISRO-style commission for electronics sector
Voice and Data|April 2020
IESA recommends ISRO-style commission for electronics sector
India needs to enhance its design capabilities and nurture it beyond the existing few cities. It also needs to incentivize the sector more to become a global hub
PRADEEP CHAKRABORTY

India’s dependency on import for its electronics product needs, from smartphones to supercomputers, have been on the rise. The India Electronics and Semiconductor Association (IESA) has put together a report to capture the current status, market trends and opportunities to work closely with the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology to promote electronics manufacturing in India.

According to IESA Vice Chairman Dr. Satya Gupta, they have recommended setting up of a National Electronics Commission (NEC) on the lines of ISRO. It can bring all of the electronics- and semiconductor-related activities under one single umbrella. It has also suggested setting up a National Institute of Semiconductor and Electronics Research (NISER), on the lines of IMEC, Belgium. “We can create products for new use cases, such as medical, agriculture, defence, 5G or 6G, AI-ML, automation, EV, etc.,” he stated.

Electronics: A sunshine market

Underlining the need for India to enhance its design capabilities and the need to go beyond the existing 2-3 cities, IESA Chairman and Intel India Senior Director of Operations and Strategic Relations Jitendra Chaddah said that the demand for electronics products were growing very fast.

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