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The 1997 Indian Electronics Industry Overview

Published: 15 September 1997

ID: G0050708

Analyst(s): Ben Lee


This Focus Report presents an overview of the Indian electronics industry--the historical performance, current profile, and the expected growth in the next five years. This report is written with the perspective of an overseas company that may be interested in exploring business opportunities in India and will focus on the electronics industry in India--its history and near-future prospects--during the IX Plan period from 1997 to  2001. This report begins with a brief overview of the country, covers the key electronic sectors and their growth potential, the requirements of infrastructure, the resources, and potential business opportunities for overseas companies.

Table Of Contents
  • Executive Summary
    • Historical Perspective
  • Introduction
  • The Indian Electronics Industry Outlook
    • Historical Performance of the Indian Electronics Industry
    • Software Industry in India
  • The Projections of Indian Electronics Industry in the IX Five-Year Plan Period (1997 to 2001)
    • Perspectives on the Various Sectors of the Indian Electronics Industry
    • Data Processing
    • Communications
    • Industrial
    • Consumer
    • India"s Semiconductor Market and Industry
    • Semiconductor Demand and Production
    • Semiconductor Demand Forecast
    • Local Production of Semiconductors
    • Software
    • Strategic Review
    • Strengths
    • Weaknesses
    • Opportunities
    • Threats
  • The Infrastructure for the Electronics Industry
    • The Policy Framework
    • Imports and Tariffs
    • Securing a Business License
    • Investment Ownership in India (Foreign Direct Investment)
    • Reserve Bank of India"s (RBI) Automatic Approvals
    • Secretariat for Industrial Approval"s (SIA) Approvals
    • Foreign Investment Promotion Board"s (FIPB) Approvals
    • Wholly Owned Export-Oriented Companies
    • Import of Capital Goods
    • Investment Incentives and Tax Policies
    • The Physical Infrastructure
    • Electronic Hardware Technology Parks
    • Software Technology Park (STP) Scheme
    • Export Processing Zones and 100 Percent Export-Oriented Companies
    • Standardization, Testing, and Quality Certification Services (STQC)
    • Testing Activities of STQC Directorate
    • Certification Activities of STQC Directorate
    • Training Activities of STQC Directorate
    • Future Trends and Requirements
    • India"s Telecommunications and Data Communications (Telecom/Datacom) Infrastructure
    • National Informatics Infrastructure (NII)
    • Growing Computerization
    • Improving Telecom and Broadcast Infrastructure
    • Current Low IT Usage
    • Telecom and Datacom Infrastructure in Software Technology Parks (STPs)
    • Future Needs for Infrastructure--Some Considerations and Creation of Technology Clusters
    • An Example--Information Technology Park, Bangalore
  • Business Opportunities for Overseas Companies
    • Opportunities in Infrastructure Development
    • Human Resource Development--Training
    • Standardization, Testing, and Quality Services
    • Infrastructure Development--High-Technology Parks and Clusters
    • Telecom/Datacom Services for Virtual SW/PDC Factories
    • Electronics Logistics Services at Airports
    • Opportunities in Electronics Hardware Manufacturing
    • Contract Manufacturing for Exports and Domestic Markets
    • Assembly and Testing of Semiconductors for Exports and Domestic Markets
    • Opportunities in Electronics Hardware and Software Product Development
    • Opportunities in Electronics Services
    • Software Projects and Services for OEMs
    • Systems Integration Services for Vertical Markets
  • Concluding Remarks

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