| ||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 toover two million techies spread across the globe.|
Its print publications not only reach every nook and corner of India 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, like, Electronicsforu.com, Linuxforu.com, EFYTimes.com, Electronicsb2b.com and Eleb2b.com. Plus, the company manages three social media (Facebook) communities, which are global leaders in their respective domains. These include: facebook.com/designelectronics, facebook.com/linuxforyou and facebook.com/tablets.in.
Recently, EFY launched digital editions of its publications to make them easily accessible to readers all across the globe. The digital publications are now available at 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 EFY 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 channelled 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.
EFY 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.
| ||Electronics For You|
|The EFY Group’s first magazine, Electronics For You, was launched in January 1969, when the Indian electronics industry was still at a nascent stage. Today, it has grown into South Asia’s most popular electronics magazine. In fact, the name ‘EFY’ Group has been coined from the abbreviation of this magazine’s title. The magazine’s goal is to keep the electronics fraternity updated with the latest technical knowledge. It also keeps hobbyists busy with the circuit ideas and construction projects it carries month after month. And it helps end users decide on which electronic product to buy when they enter a shopping mall. The CD that accompanies each issue of this magazine carries a host of useful software and games.|
| ||Electronics Bazaar|
|Launched in February 2007, Electronics Bazaar is India's first sourcing magazine in the electronics space. The magazine aims to provide a B2B platform for the buying and selling of electronics products in India. It’s a must read for those who want to keep themselves updated on all that is happening in the Indian electronics industry. Electronics Bazaar covers current and future market trends, buying and selling opportunities, product launches, and innovations driving the Indian electronics industry. It’s a very important and authentic source of information for all those seeking to enter or expand their business in the Indian electronics industry. |
| ||Electronics Annual Guide|
|This is a comprehensive and authentic sourcing guide for the Indian electronics industry, and is also popularly known as the ‘Yellow pages’ for electronics and tech products. The Directory section of this guide lists manufacturers and distributors of electronics products in India, while the Buyers’ Guide indicates to buyers which companies they can tap for purchasing the products they need. This guide also lists important electronics associations in India, as well as government departments you should know about if you are in this industry.|
* Yellow Pages
* Buyers' Guide
* Brand Names Index
* List of Electronics Associations
* Information on leading Government departments related to the electronics industry
* An Industry Overview
| ||LINUX For You|
|Launched in January 2003, LINUX For You is a complete magazine on open source, and is today a big hit with those who love FOSS (Free and Open Source Software). The magazine carries tech articles on Linux and open source for newbies, administrators, developers and fans of open source. Its main objective, however, is to help organisations enhance their return on investment (RoI) by deploying Linux (or open source) solutions. The magazine is accompanied by a free CD, which carries source code, white papers, software tools, Linux distributions, and even games.|
|This portal serves as a storehouse of information for the electronics and technology industry. The latest news, information about new products, and a web search covering not less than 50,000 electronics websites are some of the facilities this portal offers. Not to forget the hugely popular EFY tested circuits, reproduced from Electronics For You magazine!|
|If it’s news on technology you are looking for, you need to check this portal out. A very popular news portal on electronics and technology, it carries special stories on the Linux/open-source world, and interviews with leading developers, CEOs and other tech gurus. You’ll find this site packed with the latest news on the infotech industry, the renewable energy industry, gaming, science, automobile industry and telecom.|
|This portal has all the information about the entire ecosystem of LED industry. You can subscribe to the newsletter here to know about our latest launches.|
|This portal was launched along with the launch of Linux For You magazine. Hence, like the printed version, this portal promotes the use of open source in the IT industry, and informs readers as to how companies that have adopted open source are able to get a high return on investment (RoI).|
|BPOtimes.com is another news site from EFY Digital that is completely dedicated to the BPO industry. Exclusive stories on the industry are featured on this portal. |
| ||EFY Awards|
|The EFY Readers' Choice Awards or EFY Awards are held annually to recognise the outstanding achievements of leaders and companies in the Indian electronics industry. These Awards are given for core and popular electronics products, and there are special category awards too. Every year, top-shots from the Indian electronics and IT industry, senior members of the industry body associations, politicians and VIPs attend the EFY Awards night. It serves as a great platform for those seeking to make their presence felt in the Indian electronics industry.|
The event is supported by industry bodies like ELCINA, CETMA and TEMA, and has attracted sponsorships from MNCs and Indian organisations, over the years, as it provides a perfect stage for their branding needs. By bringing the Indian electronics industry in the limelight, this event aims to catalyse this industry’s growth in India and the world.
| ||Open Source India |
|Open Source India (formerly LinuxAsia) was first organised in 2003, and has since been a meeting ground for leaders from the worldwide community, governments, the industry, enterprise users and the academia. Major industry players in the global open source market have sponsored the event, and participated as delegates in Open Source India. This event is organised by the Forum for Open Source Initiatives in India (FOSII), in association with LINUX For You magazine, and is powered by the EFY Group of publications.|
| ||Electronics For You Expo|
|Electronics For You Expo 2011 is a first-of-its kind electronics event, organised by the EFY Group, which is also the publisher of Electronics For You, the leading Indian magazine on electronics for South Asia. With the sole aim of accelerating the growth of the electronics industry in India, the expo focuses not only on ‘components’ and ‘manufacturing equipment’ but on the entire eco-system, including designing of products and innovation in manufacture.|
| ||EFY Techcenter|
|There is today an urgent need for hands-on training for electronics engineers in India to make them more suitable for a technical job.|
EFY has been publishing electronic circuits and projects in Electronics For You magazine to help its readers cover this shortcoming to some extent. The Group has now introduced short-term technical courses that are designed to provide students with practical hands-on training. This training is being imparted through:
• In-house training at EFY centres at various places in India
• On-site training in institutes and organisations anywhere in India
• Self-learning with
| ||Kits n Spares|
|An associate organisation of the EFY Group, Kits n Spares provides kits and components, including PCBs and hard-to-find ICs, for the electronic projects and circuit ideas published in Electronics For You magazine. It has a countrywide network of dealers to help hobbyists get the components and kits they need easily. Electronic projects are mandatory in most schools and engineering institutes in India, but the components needed to construct them are generally hard to get.|
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