EFY Awards Were Presented Across 26 Product Categories to Brands; the Awards Also Featured Six Special Categories, Selected by a Jury of Four Members
When the going gets tough, the tough gears up even more to go. Despite the fact that Indian electronics industry is facing a tough time, some people and organisations are helping it withstand pressures and even contributing to its growth. Recognising their contribution, EFY applauded their work at the EFY Readers’ Choice Awards 2012. Leading brands and organisations were present at the EFY Readers’ Choice Awards organised at Le Méridien, Bengaluru to praise and applaud the people and companies who have made a significant contribution in the growth of the electronics industry in India. With such an event, Electronics For You aims to felicitate the leading brands in the Indian electronics industry who have acted as catalysts in furthering the growth of the Indian electronics industry.
Juki, one of the pioneer brands in the world of electronics, bagged the award in the ‘Pick & Place Machines (SMT)’ category. The other companies nominated in this category were SIPLACE, Assembleon, Fuji and Panasonic.
Recently, most of industrial products including mobile telephones, personal computers and other electronics, consumer electronics and automobiles are controlled electronically. These products contain so-called printed-circuit boards incorporating capacitors, resistances, ICs and other electronic parts. Surface mounters, i.e. pick and placers mount these electronic parts on the printed-circuit boards to an accuracy of several tens of micron. They can place the parts with various sizes (e.g. the parts with size of 0.3 mm x 0.6 mm at minimum and the parts with a length of 150 mm at maximum).
Juki pick and placers are medium-sized machines called “modular-type”. This type is characterized by the flexibility to re-arrange the manufacture line depending on the amounts of productions of customers. Until now, the mainstream has been the large-sized machines. However, they have a large amount of capital investment and it is difficult to re-arrange the manufacturing lines, and they can not correspond to the sudden changes in items and amount of production. The modular-type in which several medium-sized machines are connected can provide the best manufacturing lines required by customers with less amount of capital investment. Juki also manufactures flexible high speed machines that are supplied to quite a few players in the Indian market.
Thanking EFY for recognising the company’s contribution, N. Chandramohan, country head (SMT division), Juki said, “This is the second time consecutively we are winning the EFY award. Thanks to all the customers and the readers who have voted Juki and my staff who have been diligently working to ensure the customers are happy. I am also thankful to my headquarters who are making excellent quality machines for the Indian market. The event is good. In fact, year after year I feel there is an improvement in the way EFY conducts the function and the format. I think it’s improving.”
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 furthered 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,” says 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
From our very first days in business, we at Juki Corporation have striven to create new values through “Monodzukuri” (the art of product-making) and the ongoing invention and evolution of technologies. Today, we are strongly advancing business reforms on every operational front, from development and manufacture to sales and marketing. Our goal is to thrive in the 21st century as a strong global enterprise.
Our driving concept is “Mind & Technology” (emotionally accessible technology). This is both our corporate slogan and “Customer Creed”.
We have always provided products and services from customer viewpoints in the conviction that we can learn from the customer and create new values with the customer.
Last but not least, we will respond flexibly to today’s rapid changes in markets and customer needs as an enterprise blessed with the unflagging support of customers all over the world. This is how we will remain an enterprise that’s trusted and needed by society.
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.