EFY Awards Were Presented Across 26 Product Categories; the Awards Also Featured Six Special Categories, Selected by a Jury of Four Members
EFY Awards 2012, an appreciation and recognition for people and organisations for making a mark in the Indian electronics industry and contributing towards its growth, were announced on 15 March 2013 at Le Méridien, Bengaluru. The who’s who of the industry were present on the occasion to applaud the winners.
Exide Technologies, one of the pioneer brands in the world of electronics, won the EFY Readers’ Choice Award 2012 in SMF Batteries category. The other players competing in this category included Amaron, Luminous, Okaya and Su-Kam.
Exide Technologies has a rich history spanning more than 120 years in the battery business. Our strengths demonstrate Exide’s position as a forerunner of industrial advancement around the world. With countless contributions to the growth of technology, our story, reflects the spirit of innovation and resilience at its best.
Today, Exide serves the complex stored energy needs of customers around the world. They provide services and systems that enhance vehicle performance and fleet utilization as well as those that reduce risk of temporary interruptions of power supplies. Their global footprint melds together their two significant bases of experience in transportation and industrial markets and provides for better and faster means of introducing innovations in products and services. Exide is working to change the way the world uses and stores electrical energy.
Thanking EFY for honouring their efforts in the growth of the electronics industry in the country, RP Rao, chief operating manager, Exide, said, “We feel great and are delighted having won this award for 8 times consecutively. We can only thank the readers and the customers who have had the faith in Exide.”
EFY Awards were presented across 26 product categories to brands voted by the readers of EFY and Electronics Bazaar. The awards also featured six special categories, selected by a jury of four members.
Ever since its inception in 2004, EFY Readers’ Choice Awards, is eagerly awaited by the industry every year. The aim of EFY Awards has been to motivate, support and recognise outstanding brands, organisations and individuals who have acted as catalysts in furthering the growth story of the Indian electronics industry. The awards have evolved with time in response to the demands and suggestions received from the stakeholders of the Indian electronics ecosystem and our valuable readers.
“To keep up with the changes in the industry and the products churned out by it, the awards announced are reviewed every year and changed as per requirement. This year the EFY Awards Jury decided upon three new awards which are the Best Initiative by a Government Organisation, Certificate of Excellence 2012 for Emerging Organisation of the Year, and Certificate of Excellence 2012 for Government Organisation of the Year,” said Ramesh Chopra , founder and vice chairman, EFY Group.
Here’s a list of winners of EFY Awards 2012:
Diodes & Transistors : Vishay
LED Drivers: Texas Instruments
Sensors, Transducers, Actuators & Related ICs : Honeywell
Switches & Relays: Omron
Connectors: Phoenix Contact
EDA Tools: Cadence
Soldering & Desoldering Stations: Weller
Educational Kits & Trainers: Vegakits
Solar Cells: Moser Baer
Solar Panels: Tata Power Solar Systems
SMF Batteries: Exide
UPS Systems: Microtek
Programmable Logic Controllers (PLCs): Siemens
EPABX and Key Telephones: Panasonic
CCTV Cameras: Bosch
Training Institutes (Electronics): Jetking
Pick & Place Machines (SMT): Juki
Printed Circuit Boards: PCB Power
EMS Organisations: Flextronics
EFY Jury Awards:
Lifetime Achievement Award: N Ramachandran, managing director, MEL Systems and Services Ltd.
Electronics Leader of the Year: Dr. Ajay Kumar , Joint Secretary, Department of Electronics and Information Technology, Government of India
Electronics Organisation of the Year: Panasonic
Best Initiative by a Government Organisation: Department of Electronics and Information Technology
Certificate of Excellence 2012 for Emerging Organisation of the Year: MyBox Technologies Pvt. Ltd.
Certificate of Excellence 2012 For Government Organisation of the Year: Centre for Development of Telematics, Government of India
Exide Technologies, with operations in more than 80 countries, has the products and services to meet the world’s stored energy needs in transportation and industrial markets. With more than 120 years in the battery business, Exide has the experience, advanced research and development capabilities, and knowledge to provide solutions to various stored energy requirements.
About EFY Awards:
EFY Readers’ Choice Awards were instituted in 2004 with 30 categories under which the Awards were presented of these 30 categories, 15 categories fell under core electronics, such as Oscilliscopes and Multimeters and 12 fell under consumer electronics, such as Televisions and Microwave Ovens. Under the remaining three categories, special Awards like ‘Lifetime Achievement Award’, ‘Electronics Man Of the Year’ Award and ‘Electronics Organisation of the Year’ Award were presented. The function was held at the India Habitat Centre, New Delhi, and enjoyed tremendous media coverage.
Encouraged by an overwhelming response received from the industry, EFY Readers’ Choice Awards were made an annual event thereafter. Year 2005 witnessed the second serving of EFY Awards which became even more successful than the first one, with CNBC TV as the media partner. The venue for this year remained the same.
The procedure for nominations and finalising these Awards is very simple. As the name suggests, these are based purely on the nominations invited from the readers of ‘Electronics For You’ magazine, recorded and till 2009 analysed by the leading market research agency in India, IMRB. The whole system is totally transparent and based on readers’ perception towards a particular brand.
EFY Awards have been conceptualised by the EFY Group, which is one of the oldest and most popular technology publication houses in India. EFY Group’s flagship publication ‘Electronics For You’ is the most popular electronics magazine in the whole of South Asia. This magazine started with its first issue dated January 1969 and is considered to be the most trusted publication in the field of electronics.
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: https://www.electronicsforu.com/, https://www.linuxforu.com/, https://www.efytimes.com/, https://www.electronicsb2b.com/ and https://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.