India Electronics and Semiconductor Association (IESA), the premier industry body representing the Indian Electronic System Design & Manufacturing (ESDM) industry today announced its new Executive Council (EC) for the year 2015-16.
Vinay Shenoy,VP and MD, Infineon Technologies India Pvt. Ltd. has taken over the role of Chairman for 2015-16. Shenoy was the vice chairman for 2014-15. K. Krishnamoorthy, MD, Rambus Chip Technologies (I) Pvt. Ltd., would be the new vice chairman of IESA and Santhanakrishnan Raman, MD, LSI India R&D Pvt. Ltd., an Avago Technologies Company will serve as the new Treasurer.
Shenoy has more than two decades of experience in Indian Semiconductor and Electronics Industries. He has been associated with the sector since its nascent stages. His experience spans across Telecom, Digital Broadcasting and Consumer Electronics markets. In the past, he has worked with some of the major players in India’s semiconductors and Electronics such as Texas Instruments, NXP, Philips Electronics and SemIndia at senior levels.
The newly elected executive council members are Ashwini Aggarwal, director, Govt. Affairs, Applied Materials India Pvt. Ltd., Guru Ganesan, president and MD, ARM Embedded Technologies Pvt. Ltd. and Vikram Labhe, Sr. managing director, India, PMC –Sierra India (P) Ltd.
Ashok Chandak, senior director, global sales and marketing at NXP Semiconductors, who was the previous Chairman at IESA would continue on the executive council in his capacity as Advisor.
Other members who continue to be on the Council are Ganesh Guruswamy, MD, SanDisk India, Jaswinder Ahuja, MD, Cadence Design Systems, Kumud Srinivasan, president, Intel India, and Satya Gupta, founder and CEO, Concept2Silicon Systems.
M N Vidyashankar, president, IESA said, “There have been a host of significant developments in the ESDM sector and we thank Ashok Chandak who has played a pivotal role in aligning IESA’s agenda with the government and industry. We welcome Vinay Shenoy as the new chairman and look forward to collaboratively work towards building a fabulous ESDM eco-system and stronger platform for entrepreneurs and industry players. We can proudly state that India today has the best ‘Policy environment for the Electronics sector’ than any other country.”
Speaking on his appointment, Vinay Shenoy, VP and MD, Infineon Technologies India Pvt. Ltd. said, “I humbly accept this great honour to serve India’s semiconductor and electronics industry body as IESA’s chairman. India’s ESDM sector has been undergoing tremendous transformation over the past few years and 2014 was a milestone year in terms of setting the right policy environment in place. 2015-16 will be key in translating those policy benefits into real action and bringing large scale investments. At the helm of IESA, I look forward to work with the Government, Industry players, Academia and all other stake-holders to take India’s ESDM sector to new heights.”