Panasonic Awarded "Electronics Organisation of the Year" by EFY

       Panasonic Awarded "Electronics Organisation of the Year" by EFY

  PR Newswire

  BENGALURU, March 21, 2013

BENGALURU, March 21, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --

EFY Awards Were Presented Across 26 Product Categories; t he 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:

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 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 .

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: , , , and . Plus, the Group manages three social media (Facebook)
communities, which are global leaders in their respective domains. These
include: ,
and .

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, ,

Secondary Media Contact: S Aadeetya, , 91-98-73486869

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