Exide Bags an EFY Award 2012 for the 'SMF Batteries' Category

        Exide Bags an EFY Award 2012 for the 'SMF Batteries' Category

  PR Newswire

  BENGALURU, March 21, 2013

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

EFY Awards 2012, an appreciation and recognition for people and organisations
for making a mark in the Indian electronics industry and contributing towards
its growth, were announced on 15 March 2013 at Le Méridien, Bengaluru. The
who's who of the industry were present on the occasion to applaud the winners.

Exide Technologies, one of the pioneer brands in the world of electronics, won
the EFY Readers' Choice Award 2012 in SMF Batteries category. The other
players competing in this category included Amaron, Luminous, Okaya and

Exide Technologies has a rich history spanning more than 120 years in the
battery business. Our strengths demonstrate Exide's position as a forerunner
of industrial advancement around the world. With countless contributions to
the growth of technology, our story, reflects the spirit of innovation and
resilience at its best.

Today, Exide serves the complex stored energy needs of customers around the
world.They provide services and systems that enhance vehicle performance and
fleet utilization as well as those that reduce risk of temporary interruptions
of power supplies.Their global footprint melds together their two significant
bases of experience in transportation and industrial markets and provides for
better and faster means of introducing innovations in products and services.
Exide is working to change the way the world uses and stores electrical

Thanking EFY for honouring their efforts in the growth of the electronics
industry in the country, RP Rao, chief operating manager, Exide, said, "We
feel great and are delighted having won this award for 8 times consecutively.
We can only thank the readers and the customers who have had the faith in

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 acted as catalysts in furthering 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," said Ramesh Chopra,
founder and vice chairman, EFY Group.

Here's a list of winners of EFY Awards 2012:

Capacitors: Vishay

Resistors: Vishay

Diodes & Transistors : Vishay


LED Drivers: Texas Instruments

Sensors, Transducers, Actuators & Related ICs : Honeywell\

Switches & Relays: Omron

Connectors: Phoenix Contact

Microcontrollers: Atmel

EDA Tools: Cadence

Multimeters: Fluke

Oscilloscopes: Tektronix

Soldering & Desoldering Stations: Weller

Educational Kits & Trainers: Vegakits

Solar Cells: Moser Baer

Solar Panels: Tata Power Solar Systems

SMF Batteries: Exide

Inverters: Microtek

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 Exide:

Exide Technologies, with operations in more than 80 countries, has the
products and services to meet the world's stored energy needs in
transportation and industrial markets. With more than 120 years in the battery
business, Exide has the experience, advanced research and development
capabilities, and knowledge to provide solutions to various stored energy

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: www.electronicsforu.com , www.linuxforu.com , www.efytimes.com ,
www.electronicsb2b.com and 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.

Primary Media Contact: Diksha P Gupta, diksha.gupta@efyindia.com ,

Secondary Media Contact: S Aadeetya, aadeetya.s@efyindia.com , 91-98-73486869

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