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Thomson gets Android license, to make TVs in India

Avneet Singh Marwah, CEO of Super Plastronics which has the brand licensee of Thomson said that the company started importing Andriod TVs in India from China last year and looking at the great response it received, Google has decided to give it the license to manufacture Andriod TVs end to end in India.

Orient Electric launches air-circulating chandeliers

The Orient Eleganza range includes three alluring, distinctly-featured air-circulating luxury chandeliers. It is available in the price range of Rs 17,500 to Rs 23,500.

Vu grows television sales in India in FY20, open to selling stake

Vu has also exited the basic television range in India. However, Saraf said by value the company will either hold onto its 2018-19 revenue of Rs 1,000 crore or may report slight grow since television prices have dropped last year across the range due to drop in global panel prices.

In a smarter India, idiot box suffers a jolt

Industry executives said consumers shifted to consuming content on their smartphones and postponed upgrade of their existing television sets in urban and semi-urban areas with the popularity of over-thetop (OTT) services like Netflix, Amazon Prime and Hotstar. In rural India, poor sentiments largely impacted demand, much like most other consumer goods.

India's lack of electronics manufacturing ecosystem is hurting Isro's space plans

The absence of a robust homegrown electronics ecosystem is hurting the ambitious targets set by the Indian Space Research Organisation (Isro), which has lined up more than 60 missions over the next five years. These include building new generation communication and earth observation satellites, heavier rockets, return missions to the moon and Mars, and its first human space flight endeavour.

China's TCL Electronics targets smaller cities, towns to raise market share in India

The company, which introduced new range of TV and air conditioners for Indian consumers, also plans to enhance its presence in the smaller cities and towns in the country to increase its overall market share. The company currently only caters to TV and AC segments in the country. The company sold 3 lakh TV units in 2018 and have closed last year with 10 lakh units.

Foxconn not to set up Maharashtra unit: Subhash Desai

Industries minister Subhash Desai on Monday said that Foxconn, the world’s biggest contract manufacturer of consumer electronics, will not be setting up its unit in the state.

Your appliances are getting less energy-hungry by the day, thanks to tech

Improvements in tech are helping manufacturers to build energy-efficient appliances.

Samsung signs agreement with Dixon to manufacture TV sets in India

ET had reported last year November about Samsung and Dixon entering into an agreement for local production of television sets in the country. This was after the government scrapped 5% import duty on open cell TV panels last September.

LG to unveil expanded 8K TV lineup at CES 2020

LG said it will showcase eight TVs, with new 77 and 65-inch class models, at CES that kicks off on Tuesday in Las Vegas, Nevada, Yonhap news agency reported. The new TV models are additions to LG's existing 88 and 75-inch screen sizes in its OLED and NanoCell TV lineup. Billed as the next big thing in the TV market, 8K TV offers four times the number of pixels of a 4K UHD screen and 16 times that of a full HD screen.

AC market to witness price war as MNCs enter mass segment

AC market to witness price war as MNCs enter mass segment

As per the reports, brands like Daikin and Hitachi have started to enter into the mass-market AC segment with pricing as their weapon. Samsung too has recently indicated its intention to enter this category. The report said despite strong industry growth and low channel inventory, AC prices this month further dropped by around 1% from the low levels of April 2019.

Restore 4% export sop: Electronic companies

Restore 4% export sop: Electronic companies

Representatives from Apple, Uber, Paytm, Wipro, Reliance Jio Infocomm, IIM and ISB, and associations including MAIT and Nasscom attended finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman’s pre-budget consultations.

Infinix to bring smart TVs to India next year

Infinix to bring smart TVs to India next year

Smartphone maker Infinix will soon join peers such as Xiaomi, Motorola and OnePlus by bringing its smart televisions (TVs) to the Indian market in the first half of 2020.

Samsung India to re-enter windows and fixed speed split AC

Samsung India to re-enter windows and fixed speed split AC

The Korean giant is re-entering mass air conditioners in India from next year with an aggressive pricing strategy.

Air purifiers’ seasonal sales fox manufacturers

Air purifiers’ seasonal sales fox manufacturers

Manufacturers and retailers say the season begins after Diwali and peaks when pollution is in the headlines in newspapers and television. Once these fade, sales subside. The market is worth Rs 200-230 crore, growing at about 15-20% annually, with over 50 brands jostling for business, making this one of the most populated electronics categories in the country.

Xiaomi, MAIT want MEIS export sops back

Xiaomi, MAIT want MEIS export sops back

The Manufacturers’ Association of Information Technology (MAIT), apex body of electronic product makers, has urged the government to restore the 4-5% incentive under the Merchandise Exports of India Scheme (MEIS).

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