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 locations, and caters to the intellectual needs of a diverse readership in India and in some foreign countries.
Starting with its flagship publication, Electronics For You, which is today South Asia's most popular electronics magazine, the Group now offers a bouquet of specialised publications to meet the needs of a technology-hungry nation. These publications -- Linux For You, BenefIT, Facts For You and Electronics Bazaar – also enjoy a huge readership, and have managed to attract non-technical readers with their simple language and easy-on-the-eye design.
The Group also publishes directories and books, and organises several leading technology events. Its web-portals, which include electronicsforu.com, efytimes.com, bpotimes.com, linuxforu.com and eleb2b.com, have become leaders in their respective categories. The EFY Awards, Open Source India (LinuxAsia), and Edutech Expo are three eagerly awaited annual events organised by the group.
The EFY Group has offices in Bangalore, Chennai, Kolkata and Mumbai. Besides, it has representatives in Ahmedabad, Hyderabad and Pune. It also has distributors in the South East Asian countries.
EFY is already a huge success in the entire South East Asian region, and is among the first Indian technology media groups to reach Singapore and Malaysia.
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.
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.
This is the only product from the EFY Group that focuses on non-technical matters. The magazine updates top decision-makers in the Indian industry on the Indian economy, through its incisive market surveys and detailed articles on India’s banking industry, employment trends, industrial growth, and so on. It aims to keep its readers informed on India’s economic trends, including foreign trade
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.
Features: * Yellow Pages * Directory * Buyers' Guide * Brand Names Index * List of Electronics Associations * Information on leading Government departments related to the electronics industry * An Industry Overview
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 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).
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 (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 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.
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
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.