Director - Sales & Marketing
1. What is the impact of the Japan disaster on the
There has not been much of an impact on the industrial segment
due to the Japan disaster as manufacturing in other places met
the requirement. However, some customers will be affected for
a short period. Many of the manufacturers are on a fast pace
recovery mode at their manufacturing sites. Some of them are
also using alternative manufacturing sites.
What challenges and opportunities do you foresee in 2011-2012
in the areas of technology trends, business environment, new
standards, and government policies?
India is making important strides in legislative and
regulatory policy in order to attract capital investment and
create employment opportunities. This is a positive step that
will encourage the semiconductor industry in India. We see
electronics design being increasingly carried out from India
today both for the global and local markets. India has emerged
as a strong base for design activity across the world.
Electronics manufacturing has also gained ground in the
country over the past few years.
Infrastructure growth will drive semiconductor consumption,
led by telecom and industrial domains. New standards can be
expected in the areas of smart energy measurement, lighting,
inverter/UPS,and solar. Star rating for energy-efficient
appliances/EE will get further acceptance in the market as the
cost of energy goes up. More compact and energy-efficient
designs are expected to be introduced in the current year
based on SoCs.Low cost LED products—for both display and
general lighting—will gain greater acceptance for corporate,
industrial, and street light applications.
. How do you place the competency of Indian product
companies as compared with MNCs?
Until now, in the industrial domain, Indian companies fared
better than their MNC counterparts. This is due to the
experience in designing ‘just right’ products to meet local
specifications, environment, local power conditions, and most
importantly, at a competitive cost. Now, MNCs too have started
developing products in India, for India. Some of them have
designed innovative products to meet local requirements and
are finding market elsewhere too.
Profile: Arun Jain is Director - Sales & Marketing of
Texas Instruments India. Arun has a work experience of over 26
years in the field of Sales & Marketing. He has worked with
General Electrics US, Motorola Semiconductor division and
Freescale Semiconductor Division in the past. He had also
worked at Hong Kong taking care of market development roles.
Arun Jain has done his B.E Hons in Electronics and Electrical
from Birla Institute of Technology & Science.
Arun Jain has actively contributed to the growth of the ESDM
ecosystem by being the Convener of the IESA Industrial segment.
He was also one of the key drivers of the IESA - Frost &
Sullivan reports which are considered as the most credible
data on the Indian semiconductor market. His achievements &
contributions are well appreciated.