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Government notifies three incentives schemes worth Rs 48,000 crore for electronics manufacturing push

For domestic mobile phone companies, the investment threshold is Rs. 200 crore over four years and sales criteria is Rs. 5000 crore in five years and for components it is Rs. 100 crore for 4 years and Rs. 600 crore of sales in 5 years.

Covid-19: Samsung, LG to provide preventive kits, other electronic products to hospitals in India

LG Electronics India will donate products like water purifiers, air conditioners, refrigerators and TVs to the hospitals. Samsung India, on the other hand, will provide preventive kits to hospitals, which includes a surgeon gown, face mask, gloves, preventive eye wear, hood cap and shoe cover.

Coronavirus: TVS Electronics halts manufacturing operations till March 31

On the impact of the outbreak, the company said: "COVID-19 has affected the supply of some components to our manufacturing facilities and volume of business in 'Servicetec' segment. This is likely to impact our planned production and volume of business in excess of 10 per cent for the month of March."

Govt allocates Rs. 48,042 crore in three key schemes to compete with China, Vietnam in electronics manufacturing

"Two long-term policy decisions have been taken to make India hub of electronics manufacturing in new directions and medical electronics. Cabinet has approved production linked-incentive for electronics companies. We will give Rs 40,995 crore in the coming five years for production linked-incentive," Union Communications Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad said.

Panasonic India to open 130 brand stores in tier 1 &2 cities by 2021-22

Vivek Sharma, MD at Panasonic Life Solutions India, said these stores will serve as experience centres for consumers and influencers, He said the stores will target customers as well as builders, contractors and architects. The company has opened the first such outlet in Hyderabad will be setting up these stores in a franchise owned and operated model.

Tumbling rupee to push up prices of electronic goods

Smartphone makers such as Xiaomi, Vivo and OnePlus plan to absorb the exchange rate impact as of now, with the industry fearing a slide in sales since prices are all set to go up due to increase in goods and services tax on smartphones to 18% from 12%. But they will factor the exchange rate in the pricing of future launches, the executives said.

Make in India: Carrier Midea to reach out its suppliers

Air-conditioner maker Carrier Midea India is reaching out to its suppliers, many of whom are owned by one of its parent – China's top white goods manufacturer Midea Group to set up units in India, after disruption in supplies for the Indian industry due to Covid-19 outbreak.

Fear of things made in China hits electronic products sales

“There is an estimated business loss of about Rs 1,000 crore of IT products as well as Rs 350 crore worth of mobile handsets in January and February due to the spread of the coronavirus,” Praveen Khandelwal, secretary general of the Confederation of All India Traders, told.

Rs 37 lakh penalty on Samsung for not passing GST credit

The NAA further said in its order that Samsung India had increased prices for appropriating the tax reduction 'with the intention of denying the benefit to consumers.'

China-made phones off speed dial as supply chains disrupted amid coronavirus outbreak

Supplies of the locally manufactured iPhone XR and 7 are not impacted, they said TCL and Xiaomi televisions too are in short supply and Xiaomi is postponing its entry into air-conditioners by a few weeks. The fourth-largest smartphone brand Realme is facing a squeeze on the supply of new smartphone models like the C3 and 5i, the executives said.

Ajanta-Orpat group plans to double turnover to Rs 2,400 crore by FY25

Ajanta-Orpat group plans to double turnover to Rs 2,400 crore by FY25

The Gujarat-based company, which is also the world's largest wall clock manufacturer, expects revenue from its home appliances and fans division to be the key growth driver, contributing almost Rs 1,200 crore by fiscal year 2024-25. The company is also expanding its sales network and has also started its own e-commerce platform.

India wearables market up 168% in 2019: IDC

India wearables market up 168% in 2019: IDC

The growth trajectory in the Indian wearables market continued to ascend strongly registering 168.3% on-year growth in 2019 shipping a total of 14.9 million units of wearable devices.

Electronic goods set to get expensive amid short supplies from virus hit China

Electronic goods set to get expensive amid short supplies from virus hit China

All large manufacturers including LG, Voltas, Samsung, Haier and Panasonic have decided on a 3-5% price increase across models. This means a price hike of Rs 3,000-4,000 for premium and large capacity models. Sales executives at LG and Samsung, have informed of a 3-4% price hike for microwave ovens and washing machines from next week.

Realme to launch smart TV by April

Realme to launch smart TV by April

Industry executives said the move will trigger another round of price war in the television segment since Realme, like Xiaomi, has an aggressive pricing strategy in India and the two-year old Chinese startup has pushed out well-entrenched competitors in smartphones.

Covid-19 fallout: China shutdown disrupts supply chains

Covid-19 fallout: China shutdown disrupts supply chains

Smartphone and consumer electronics companies in India said they were staring at production cuts and possible delays in launch of new products due to the coronavirus outbreak in China that has disrupted component supplies. The scale of the impact would depend on how long the disruption continues.

Electronic manufacturing clusters to come up in four districts, says K'taka Industries Minister

Electronic manufacturing clusters to come up in four districts, says K'taka Industries Minister

The ESDM clusters will be developed at Chikkaballapura, Mysuru, Kolar and Dharwad (Hubballi) districts under the cluster development programme.

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