India Electronics and Semiconductor Association (IESA) ordains vice chairman of 2015-16, K. Krishna Moorthy, Corporate VP and Managing Director of Rambus Chip Technologies (I) Pvt Ltd as its new chairman for 2016-17 alongside Ashwini K Aggarwal, Director – Govt. Affairs Applied Materials India Pvt. Ltd. as the new Vice Chairman.
Hot on the heels, Anilkumar Muniswamy, Director, SLN Technologies Pvt. Ltd. will serve as the new Treasurer.
Elated on his new position, K. Krishna Moorthy, Corporate VP & Managing Director, Rambus Chip Technologies (I) Pvt Ltd said, “It’s an exciting time for India’s electronics industry, with IESA leading the conversation to strengthen India’s electronics design and manufacturing (ESDM) dynamics. When IESA coined the term ESDM about eight years ago, we never thought that this will become the next big wave of growth and investment in the country. The central government has recognized the importance of this sector which is evident from its recent initiatives like Digital India, Make in India and Skill India etc. all which auger very well for the ESDM industry. I am honored to have been asked to take this role and enthusiastic about the possibilities present in the ESDM landscape. As part of the IESA team, I will look forward to work with the both Central and State Governments, Industry members, Entrepreneurs, Academia and all other stake-holders to take India’s ESDM sector to new heights and help India emerge as the world’s electronics capital. The high consumption of electronics products in the country, coupled with a highly supportive start up spirit in the new generation engineers will help us achieve this in near future.”
M.N. Vidyashankar, President, India Electronics and Semiconductor Association (IESA) said, “While thanking the outgoing chairman and the executive council, we are really fortunate to welcome Krishna as the new chairman with his wide ranging experience in system and silicon products and IP design. We look forward to strengthen the ESDM ecosystem with his focused approach towards building entrepreneurship and start up culture, innovation, strong industry-academia relations and nurture skill creation in the country’s electronics design and manufacturing industry.”
Krishna retains around four decades of expertise in the Electronic Industry. He is credited to have designed the first ASIC in India in 1987 that went into volume production and used in many Secure Defense Communication systems.