India Mobile & Electronics Affiliation indicators MoU with Boat on Li-ion-based merchandise

India Cellular & Electronics Association signs MoU with Boat on Li-ion-based products

India Cellular & Electronics Association (ICEA) has signed the memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Boat. As a part of MoU, Boat will become the “Industry Partner” for the Centre of Excellence based on Li-ion products (Post Cell) at CDAC, Noida.
According to the company, this will improve the competitiveness and growth of the electronics industry by closely working with key stakeholders (including the Central and State governments) to create a robust electronics industry with global acclaim and create an innovative market environment for the country.
National Policy on Electronics 2019 (NPE 2019) has prioritised the electronics hardware manufacturing sector, one of the important pillars of both the “Make in India” and “Digital India” programmes of the Government of India.
At a generic level for the long-term success of Indian electronics manufacturing, research and innovation, design centers need to be based in India. Both the electronic components and design ecosystem must be built together as one cannot exist without the other.
“Currently, due to a lack of design capabilities, India is losing valuable foreign exchange to international design hubs in other countries and in turn, it perpetuates imports too. This CoE is expected to further add an additional 40-50k Cr. to the Indian economy by 2025. Analyzing the above and to make India self-reliant in the Lithium-Ion battery products segment, a Centre of Excellence (CoE) for Mobile Add on products (Bluetooth Speaker, Power Bank, Power Adaptors, and related portfolio etc. based on Li-ion power) was proposed by ICEA, which is set-up and functional at CDAC Noida, in collaboration with MeitY and UP Government”, said Pankaj Mohindroo, Chairman ICEA.
“This CoE aims to set up a design hub for MSMEs and other Indian mobile handset and accessories eco-system products. We aim to establish an MSME cluster and promote sustainable employment growth by enhancing the industry’s design and R&D capabilities,” added Mr Ramashish Ray, CEO, Centre of Excellence.
This CoE is proposed for 3 years, which will achieve self-sustainability within the project duration. In this CoE, products (including the Neckband, Bluetooth speakers, Power banks, Power Adapters etc.) would be designed by the boAt and other industry R&D partners.
Boat will also collaborate with ecosystem partners, EMS partners, vendors, components suppliers, and distributors in India to design, develop, as well as test the mentioned products.
“The Indian electronics industry is currently highly dependent on the import of technology and core components such as chips and processors. boAt aims to achieve self-reliance in product innovation and hence reduce the dependency on the import of various products. Through the Centre of Excellence partnership, boAt will provide technical and product mentoring as well as expert advice on products based on Li-ion cells. This will be a small, yet significant step in nurturing future national champions aligning with Hon PM’s vision to a reduced foreign exchange outgo and employment generation in India”, said Sameer Mehta, Co-Founder and Chief Product Officer at Imagine Marketing Limited (Parent company of boAt).
“boAt being an Indian company as well as India’s largest Hearable and Wearable brand with our incredible product know-how and an experienced Research and Development (R&D) team called boAt Labs, shall mentor the Indian electronics start-ups at the CoE, by advising on embedded product design, hardware schematic design, PCB design, Embedded software design and development”, said Mr. Naveen M, Head of R&D, boAt.

Published at Sat, 05 Nov 2022 09:53:17 +0000

AMD announces Radeon RX 7900 XTX and Radeon RX 7900 XT with new chiplet design

AMD has unveiled its most advanced gaming graphics cards, the AMD Radeon RX 7900 XTX and Radeon RX 7900 XT. The new graphics cards from the company claim to deliver an improved gaming experience, energy efficiency to power 4K or higher resolution for demanding titles.
These, according to the company, are also the world’s first gaming graphics cards to feature an advanced AMD chipset design and new AMD RFNA 3 architecture.
Apart from these two graphics cards, AMD also announced several updates to its software suite, including the next iteration of the popular FidelityFX Super Resolution (FSR) temporal upscaling technology, FSR 2.2, expected to be available in Forza Horizon 5 on November 8, 2022. AMD also announced that it plans to release FSR 3 featuring AMD Fluid Motion Frames technology in 2023.
In addition to that, the company has also announced the AMD Advantage for Desktop PCs, which brings the AMD Advantage framework to desktops, fusing together the top-of-the-line AMD Ryzen 7950x processors and AMD Radeon RX 7900 XTX graphics cards with AMD Software: Adrenalin Edition and AMD smart technologies to deliver the ultimate platform for gamers and creators.
AMD Radeon RX 7900 Series graphics cards are expected to be available from beginning December 13, and from AMD board partners beginning in mid-December. The AMD Radeon RX 7900 XTX will be available at a price of $999, while the AMD Radeon RX 7900 XT is priced at $899.
Key features of AMD’s new graphics cards
AMD RDNA 3 Architecture – Featuring an advanced chiplet design, rearchitected compute units and second-generation AMD Infinity Cache technology, RDNA 3 architecture delivers up to 54% more performance per watt than AMD RDNA 2.
Chiplet Design – The world’s first gaming GPU with a chiplet design delivers up to 15% higher frequencies at up to 54% better power efficiency.
Generational Uplift – The flagship AMD Radeon RX 7900 XTX delivers up to 1.7X higher 4K performance than the Radeon RX 6950 XT.
DisplayPort 2.1 Support – The industry’s only high-end gaming graphics cards to support DisplayPort 2.1 technology with UHBR 13.5, enabling high-refresh 4K (up to 480Hz) or 8K (up to 165Hz) gaming on next-gen displays.

Published at Sat, 05 Nov 2022 09:50:37 +0000

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