Bangalore: LDRA – the leader in standards compliance, automated software verification, source code analysis and test tools – together with industry bodies, India Electronics & Semiconductor Association (IESA) and Society of Indian Aerospace Technologies & Industries (SIATI), have teamed up to pioneer a Certification Ecosystem Development Program (CEDP). Launched on 17th June at the NIMHANS Convention Center, Bangalore, the program aims to sustain and promote Indian companies to be on a level with their international counterparts, in India as a herald to the upcoming event – Embedded Safety and Security Summit (ESSS 2015).
The CEDP will integrate the LDRA Academic Alliance Program (LAAP), which comprises several mechanisms, will toil with leading Indian universities to build a curriculum intended at educating engineering students and shop a competitive and experienced workforce. Also, LDRA’s Competency Centre (LCC) will serve as a world-class training center for safety and security practices.
Committed to mentor Indian companies, The CEDP is reinforcing the design and manufacturing qualities of industries - aerospace, defence, automotive and system security. LDRA will also set-up an information portal and arrange a forum with support from global tech-giants. Its overall apparition is to create a world-class consulting allotment that provides advisory services on engineering safety and security best practice.
Speaking about the initiative, Shinto Joseph, Operations and Sales Director, LDRA India, proclaims, “This initiative by the Government is very significant as it will help to ensure that Indian companies are better equipped to enter international markets. CEDP will also help Indian companies to strengthen their position within the value chain, supporting the ‘Make for India’ initiative. To this end, we have strong support from industry bodies such IESA and SIATI in the Certification Mentoring Program under CEDP”.
In the recent budget session, Government of India opened up defence sector with 49 percent foreign direct investment (FDI) with certain conditions. The entrenched systems market in India has the potential to reach about $14.4 billion in 2015 from $4.95 billion in 2009 but lack of mature electronic prototyping and an electronic manufacturing ecosystem, uncertain hardware import laws, scarce infrastructure for evaluation and certifications and a shortage of industry specific professionals are limiting the growth. CEDP will assist industries to concentrate on the issues to productively reach the growing market.
Following the initiative, Mr. Krishnamoorthy, Vice-Chairman IESA & Managing Director, Rambus Chip Technologies (I) Pvt. Ltd., adds, “In the last two decades India has emerged as power house in electronics and semiconductor design. The challenge is to develop new and innovative products and sell them globally. Some of the significant challenges are lack of adherence to international standards and their ability to get safety and security certification which is mandatory for selling in global markets.”