BENGALURU, March 21, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --
EFY Awards Were Presented Across 26 Product Categories; the Awards Also Featured Six Special Categories, Selected by a Jury of Four Members
When you talk about growth of electronics in India, companies like Panasonic come on top of the mind instantly. It's simply because such companies have been increasingly instrumental in fuelling the growth of the Indian electronics industry. One cannot deny that the Indian electronics industry is facing turbulence due to the global economic slowdown. But it has not only been able to withstand the pressures, but has also managed to grow. All this could happen because of the efforts made by some companies and organisations, who have acted as catalysts in furthering the growth of the Indian electronics industry. Recognising their contribution towards the growth of Indian industry, Electronics For You has felicitated the pioneers of electronics fraternity with the EFY Readers' Choice Awards 2012. The award ceremony was organised on 15 March at Le Méridien, Bengaluru, where the who's who of the industry were present to honour the winners.
Panasonic, one of the leading brands in the world of electronics, is one such name. Applauding the efforts made by the company in the Indian electronics industry, Electronics For You awarded Panasonic with an EFY Award for being the "Electronics Organisation of the Year". The company was unanimously chosen by the jury of the awards, that included Rajoo Goel, secretary general, ELCINA, Dr. RC Chopra, senior advisor, CII, Dr. DS Rawat, secretary general, ASSOCHAM, and Suresh Khanna, secretary general, CEAMA.
Panasonic Corporation is one of the largest electronic product manufacturers in the world, comprised of over 634 companies. It manufactures and markets a wide range of products under the Panasonic brand to enhance and enrich lifestyles all around the globe. The Panasonic brand name was created in 1955 and was first used as a brand for audio speakers. It is a combination of the words, "Pan", and "Sonic", sound and has a meaning of bringing sound the company creates to the world.
Thanking EFY for recognising the company's efforts, T S Murthy, Senior Manager (services), Panasonic India, said, "It is a very happy and proud moment for us as an organisation, because we got this award from the readers of EFY, which makes it a very personal award."
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
About Panasonic India:
Panasonic makes available in India its wide range of consumer electronics and home appliances like LCD & Plasma TVs, DVD players, home theatre systems, cameras, camcorders, car audio systems, air conditioners, washing machines, refrigerators, microwave ovens, automatic cookers, vacuum cleaners and the like. The company has a workforce of about 12,650 in India and estimated to do a turnover of Rs. 10,000 crore in FY 2012. For more information on the company and the Panasonic brand in India, please visit http://panasonic.co.in.
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: http://www.electronicsforu.com/, http://www.linuxforu.com/, http://www.efytimes.com/, http://www.electronicsb2b.com/ and http://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.
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