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IESA reaches Taiwan to feed electronic demand, reduce reliance on China

It also got manufacturers from Taiwan to set up shop in India

Alnoor Peermohamed  |  Bengaluru 

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The India and Association (IESA) has opened its first international office in as India is increasingly looking at the country to feed its growing demand for and the chips that power them and reducing its reliance on

IESA, which functions as a lobby group for India's industry, is not only looking at promoting sourcing components from but to also get manufacturers from the country to set up shop in India.

"India has seen emerging green shoots in the Electronics, Systems Design and space in the recent times. We believe India has a strong proposition to offer to Taiwanese investors, and look forward to enabling the trade bridge between the countries," said Ashwini K Aggarwal, Chairman,

India's new policy to boost and in the country has been received positively by the industry, but in order for the sector to grow at the pace required collaboration with countries and industries with experience in the space is required.

A grouping of Taiwanese electronic firms has begun the groundwork to set up a cluster on the outskirts of Bengaluru, which potentially could see investments of nearly $300-500 million over the next few years. Some of these firms are looking to collaborate with local to transfer knowledge and build a strong ecosystem that would become a base not just for India, but also similar global markets.

Moreover, as ties between India and sour, the country is looking at a partner which is strategically aligned to its needs. Today is the largest supplier of and electronic components to India and is also the largest supplier of low-cost solar panels which is hurting the local

India's and market is expected to reach $100 billion in size by the end of 2017 and grow to about $230 billion by 2020. Today, while the government's mission has made it more economical to manufacture devices such as smartphones locally, the work industries do here is largely low-tech assembly.

First Published: Mon, August 21 2017. 18:00 IST