Very important topic which is not to be ignored. Thanks for bringing it up. We desperately need a Fab to be set up here. Forget about commercial electronics we dont want to join the bandwagon and may not even make it to any decent level. What I would like to have is a Fab that could be used for making specialized stuff designed by us for our own use. The implication of this is very huge.
Good article by Pradeep and comment by Pradeep. Below are some of my thoughts and not comments about the article...Some important points we should all know1 We need to have the infrastructure in place for any industry to come up. We have an acute shortage of power Good roads and sincere political will. Even if we have skills for complete cycle of electronic product development with out the above we will be in the same situation.2 Our engineering education need to change. I know many engineering colleges where Electronic branch is opted by students to get into good software companies. So by the time they are in the final year they have a job in software company and hence are not interested in learning the subject. I sincerely feel that we can do as good a job as chinese or Taiwanese if we leave out casual attitude chalta hai in product development. We can definitely do what they can do and may be better than them. I am ready to take up the inverter and power electronics part of any magnitude at the same time I will not pay any money with out a bill. Where will I get such kind of projects Pl dont mistake it as a challenge. I am trying to express the reality we live in.Regards.
HelloI would like to appreciate such a rounded view on this subject matter.over ten years ago we arranged meeting in India with IT secretary from Delhi. People talked about problems manufacturers are facing from Chinese costs & our Duty & tax structure. talked all about how India has great talent in emerging field of energy & power electronics etc.That idiot new nothing else except software & was totally unqualified to even get involved. I rightfully concluded we will never be successful.even in your article you have not covered about a place with billions of dollars potential of making energy electronic products such as inverters & high power electronics.Following are my comments1 Putting a fab in India is like putting a cart before horse. The cost to benefit ratio will never be profitable unless we are making volume of electronics at par with international level.2 Getting in consumer electronics market today is the most complex task unless we are capable of manufacturing high volume OEM products already in SEEPZ etc for international customer. We just dont have that knowledge in India.3 unless we get duty & tax exemption on raw material equipment & final products we will never start this movement effectively.4 look at the opportunity we lost but there is some hope in energy sector where profits are high volumes are moderate & skill level is high where we can shine. There must be a special incentives given here which consists of almost all the electronics technologies. we can still enter the market of lighting products energy efficient products for transportationindustrialirrigation tele-com & defense sectors. That is where real opportunity is instead of me too electronics.However we are getting screwed up due to wrong taxation policies red tape corruption falling education level bad quality processes its in our blood & focus of making instant money.So good luck for the needed opportunity.