Electronics industry body IESA today said it plans to open offices in Pune and Andhra Pradesh to work closely with local companies and foster a manufacturing ecosystem. “We don’t have any fixed target to open number of offices but we are looking to have our presence in places that have potential to develop electronic system design and manufacturing ecosystem. We are planning an office in Pune in the next two months,” IESA Chairman K Krishna Moorthy told PTI. India Electronics and Semiconductor Association (IESA) today opened its second office in Chennai where companies like Flextronics, Motorola, Foxconn, Samsung, Cisco, Sanmina, and Dell have their manufacturing facility. The industry body has its headquarters in Bangalore. “Chennai has a fairly good electronics manufacturing ecosystem. We are beginning to see lot of developmental activity here. There is good start-up consultation happeniing at IIT Chennai. These are very good pull for IESA to set up office in Chennai,” Moorthy said. Chennai is known as the electronics manufacturing services (EMS) hub of India with the EMS Corridor stretching from Sriperumbudur to Oragadam.
“Today, close to 40 per cent of electronics for the automotive industry is supported from Tamil Nadu alone. IESA is highly inclined towards the achievement of this objective and is striving towards building support for the companies across states like Tamil Nadu to promote conducive manufacturing of products for global markets,” IESA President MN Vidyashankar said.
Moorthy said that IESA members coordinate with state and central government to take measures to boost electronic manufacturing.
“We work out ways we can include local academia in to the whole ecosystem. We are seeing good initiatives that are being taken by the Andhra Pradesh government. We will look at setting up an office in AP too,” Moorthy said.