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ISA WINWire April 30 – May 7 2010


Tata BP Solar expands India manufacturing capacity

Source: EETimes, May 3 2010    www.eetindia.co.in

In a clear demonstration of its commitment to India and the growth of the solar energy market, Tata BP Solar expands by taking its total cell capacity to 84 MW with module capacity at 125MW. A joint venture between BP Solar and Tata Power, it has added a new production line of 32 MW of solar photovoltaic (PV) cells to its existing cell capacity of 52 MW, at its plant in Bangalore. This results in an expansion of 62 per cent in its manufacturing capacity.


Solar energy to get a boost

Source: Business Standard, May 3 2010    www.ibef.org

The government of India plans to produce 20 million Mw of power using solar energy said director, Ministry of New and Renewable Energy A K Singhal. Speaking at a seminar on ‘Renewable Energy: Options For Heating and Lighting’ organised at Basaveshwar College of Engineering in Bagalkot, he said the production process will be completed in three phases.


Biswadip Mitra to head ISA for 2010-11

SSource: EETimes, May 4 2010    www.eetindia.co.in

India Semiconductor Association gets a new leadership team for the year 2010-11 with Biswadip (Bobby) Mitra president and managing director of Texas Instruments India at the helm. Pradip K Dutta, corporate VP and managing director, Synopsys India has been elected as the vice chairman of India Semiconductor Association (ISA) for the year 2010-11. Poornima Shenoy is the president of ISA.


Infineon ranks top in chips for automotive electronics

Source: Anke Schröter, evertiq, May 4 2010    www.evertiq.com

The U.S.-based market researcher reports that Infineon captured a 9% share of the global market with sales totaling USD 1.31 billion in 2009. Infineon strengthened its market position even though it was a crisis year for the automobile industry, with the overall market for automotive chips contracting by 21% to USD 14.4 billion in 2009 (compared to USD 18.3 billion in 2008).


IIT alumnus Nohria is next dean of Harvard

Source: CIOL, May 5 2010    www.ciol.com

Professor Nitin Nohria, an alumnus of the Indian Institute of Technology in Mumbai, has been named the first Indian-American dean of the prestigious Harvard Business School, a role he will take up from July 1. Currently the Richard P. Chapman Professor of Business Administration at the century-old institution and co-chair of its Leadership Initiative, Nohria will serve as the 10th dean of Harvard Business School.


Portable medical apps challenge designers

Source: George Leopold, EE Times, May 6 2010    www.eetindia.co.in

The growing popularity of portable medical devices and the explosion of new patient data wrought by widely available imaging technologies are presenting a challenge to medical electronics designers forcing them to devise new ways of integrating diverse biotechnologies with electronics while curtailing power consumption.


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