Department of Electronics and Information Technology, Government of India, has Been Recognised for Promoting the Electronics Industry
Electronics For You, a premier publishing group for the electronics industry, presented the 9th edition of EFY Awards on Friday at a ceremony held in Le Meridien Hotel, Bengaluru. The Electronics Man of the Year has been won by Dr Ajay Kumar , joint secretary, Department of Electronics and Information Technology, Government of India. The Award for the Best Initiative by a Government Body was bagged by the Department of Electronics and Information Technology, Government of India.
Receiving the award, Dr Ajay Kumar said, “It is great that the work of the government in promoting the electronics industry has been recognised by the industry. The electronics industry is witnessing its second revival, if I may say so, and in the next 10 years, we can revive the glory day of the Indian electronics industry.”
EFY Awards aim to recognise brands, organisations and individuals who are leaders in their respective segments within the Indian electronics industry. The awards were presented across 26 product categories to brands voted by the readers of Electronics For You and Electronics Bazaar magazines. The awards also consist of six special categories, selected by a jury of four members.
M N Vidyashankar, principal secretary to the government, Department of Commerce and Industries, Government of Karnataka, graced the occasion as the Guest of Honour.
Welcoming the guests, Ramesh Chopra , vice chairman of EFY Group, said, “EFY Awards is an attempt to give recognition to the leading enterprises and individuals in the Indian electronics industry. Being the leading publication (EFY) in the electronics industry, we have taken the initiative to identify the leading companies and individuals in the industry, with the inputs of the electronics fraternity.”
Addressing the audience, N Ramachandran, managing director, MEL Systems and Services Ltd, who won the EFY Jury Award for Lifetime Achievement, said, “It is a humbling feeling to be recognised for an award like this, especially at a time when I would be relinquishing my responsibilities for the younger generation. It feels nice that the industry and especially, EFY has recognised my work. I have had the time of my life working in the electronics industry. Seeing the world move from the days of the valves to the present day micro-electronics, it has been a journey of which I’ve enjoyed every moment.”
Rajan Shringarpure , managing director, and director, operations, Vishay Components, winner of three awards in the categories resistors, capacitors, diodes & transistors, said, “We would have been happy with one, satisfied with two, but with the three, of course, we are delighted. To be voted the best in India in the three major products of our portfolio, by the industry people, is a feeling which is very fulfilling. We set standards based on these awards, hence we have to strive harder every year so that we win this award again next year.”
Mohan Das , general manager, Bosch, a first time winner in the category CCTV cameras, said, “We feel privileged and it’s the confidence that is shown by customers in the Bosch brand. We would take this as a challenge and continue this effort in the coming years to maintain the quality. Getting the award from EFY is something really significant and a great honour because EFY is well-known among the electronic readers.”
N Chandramohan, country head (SMT division), Juki, who won the award under the category Pick & Place Machines (SMT) for the second consecutive year, said, “Thanks to all the customers and the readers of EFY and Electronics Bazaar magazines, who have voted Juki for the second consecutive year. We have been diligently working to ensure our customers are happy. I am also thankful to my headquarters who are making excellent quality machines for the Indian market.”
Paresh Vasani , managing director, PCB Power, another second time winner, said, “It feels great winning this award for the second time in a row. EFY Award is a very significant award and is like an Oscar for the electronics industry in India.”
Nikhil Rao , senior manager, programme management, Flextronics India, who is the winner for the EMS Organisation category, said, “It’s a great recognition for all the work we’ve done last year and gives us motivation to work even harder.”
TS Murthy, senior manager, Panasonic India, who received the Jury Award for Electronics Organisation of the Year, said, “It is a very proud moment for us as an organisation because we got this award from the readers of EFY which makes it a very personal award.”
EFY Jury Awards
Electronics Organisation of the Year: Panasonic India
Electronics Leaderof the Year: Dr Ajay Kumar , Joint Secretary, Department of Electronics and Information Technology, Government of India
LifetimeAchievement Award: N Ramachandran, managing director, MEL Systems and Services Ltd
Best Initiative by aGovernment Organisation: Department of Electronics and Information Technology
Certificate of Excellence ForEmerging Organisationof the Year: MyBox Technologies Pvt Ltd
Certificate of Excellence For Government Organisation of the Year: C-DOT, Government of India
|Category||Top brands||The Winner|
|Resistors||Hi Tech ResistorsKeltron, Thakor, Vishay|
|Diodes & Transistors|
|Sensors, Transducers, Actuators & Related ICs|
|Switches & Relays|
FCI OENMolexPhoenix Contact
|Soldering & Desoldering Stations|
|Educational Kits & Trainers||ScientechVegakitVi Microsystems||Vegakit|
|SolarCells||Moser BaerIndo SolarSharp Solar||Moser Baer|
Tata Power Solar Systems
|Tata Power Solar|
|Programmable Logic Controllers (PLCs)|
|Training Institutes (Electronics)|
|Pick & Place|
Assembleon Fuji Juki
Automated Circuits & SystemsPCB PowerShogini
About EFY Awards
EFY Readers’ Choice Awards were instituted in 2004. Encouraged by an overwhelming response received from the industry, EFY Readers’ Choice Awards were made an annual event thereafter. The procedure for nominations and finalising these awards is very simple. As the title of the awards indicates, the nominees and winners of EFY Readers’ Choice Awards for the product categories are selected on the basis of voting by the readers of EFY. The votes are collated to assess the Top 5 Brands and then the winner amongst them is selected on the basis of the most popular brand voted. The respondents vary across segments – mainly from the electronics industry, professionals and even associations representing different segments of electronics. In case of a tie between two brands for the same award, the case is referred to the jury, and the winner is selected on the basis of their final vote.
In case of EFY Jury Awards, the jury is instrumental in deciding the winners for the special categories – Electronics Man of the Year, Electronics Organisation of the Year and Lifetime Achievement Award. The jury can also decide upon new categories. Here, the jury nominates individuals or organisations for the awards, and then a winner is selected through consensus after discussion or through voting.
About EFY Group
Over the last four decades, the EFY Group has become synonymous with information on cutting-edge technology. Today, this renowned media group is spread across eight cities of India, and caters to over two million techies spread across the globe.
Its print publications not only reach every nook and corner of India-our mailing list has over 6,000 zip-codes–but are also read by techies in South Asian countries, like Nepal, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Bhutan, and Afghanistan. The Group is also amongst the few Indian publishers to have its publications distributed in Singapore and Malaysia.
The online communities of the Group provide tech content to readers from all across the globe. The Group’s online portfolio includes some global leaders, such as: www.electronicsforu.com; www.linuxforu.com; www.efytimes.com; www.electronicsb2b.com, and www.eleb2b.com. Plus, the Group manages three social media (Facebook) communities, which are global leaders in their respective domains. These include: www.facebook.com/designelectronics, www.facebook.com/opensourceforu and www.facebook.com/tablets.india.
Recently, the Group launched digital editions of its publications to make them easily accessible to readers all across the globe. The Group’s digital publications are now available in all popular platforms including iOS (Apple), Android, Kindle and e-zine (web browser). The Group has also tied up with leading online distributors including Amazon, Scoop, PocketMags, Zinio, Magzter, etc.
The events division of the Group was strengthened with the launch of Electronics For You Expo in 2011. Now, the group boasts of a strong portfolio of events including EFY Readers’ Choice Awards, ELCINA-EFY Awards, Electronics Rocks, EFY Design Engineers’ Conference, and Open Source India.
The Group’s passion for technology and its expertise in knowledge-sharing is now being channeled into building a strong hands-on training programme through the EFY Tech Center. The Tech Center is working with the industry and academia to create industry-ready engineers.
The Group has set itself the target of empowering and helping 10 million techies, across the globe, by 2015, and it’s investing heavily on growing the online communities and increasing the number of readers of its digital publications to achieve the goal.
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