ISA WINWire July 16 – July 23 2010


Gartner says mobile connections in India will grow by 27.3 percent in 2010

Source: Julien Happich, EETimes, July 16 2010

“The arrival of new players in the Indian mobile sector has led to fierce competition which has sustained the strong subscriber growth we saw in 2009,” said Neha Gupta, senior research analyst at Gartner. “Furthermore, with mobile penetration standing at 44.5 percent at the end of 2009, there is still ample room for growth in 2010 and beyond.” In 2010, mobile penetration in India is projected to 55.9 percent, and Gartner expects the Indian mobile industry to grow at double-digit rates till the end of 2012 with mobile penetration increasing to 72.5 percent in 2012.


IIT Kharagpur honors Shiv Nadar with doctorate

Source: CIOL, July 19 2010

The Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Kharagpur, one of India’s most prestigious and globally acclaimed technology institutes, awarded the Honoris Causa Doctorate of Science (D.Sc.) to Shiv Nadar, Founder, HCL and chairman, HCL Technologies and Shiv Nadar Foundation - for his outstanding contribution to computer hardware and software domain in the country. The award was presented to Shiv Nadar on the 56th annual convocation ceremony of IIT Kharagpur by the Union Minister of HRD, Kapil Sibal, amidst distinguished science and technology luminaries, said a press release.


Patent for innovative technology crucial, Sam Pitroda

Source: SiliconIndia, July 20 2010

Creating an innovative product with new technology is good but to safeguard the patent of such products is far more important, said Sam Pitroda, the advisor on Public Information Infrastructure and Innovations to Prime Minister Manmohan Singh. He was addressing a function Monday organised by Bilcare Technologies, which is involved in manufacturing of nonClonableID based on nano technology. The technology will help in anti-counterfeiting, security and brand protection across a wide array of industry sectors.


Fund for innovation in semiconductor companies proposed

Source: TechOnline India, July 21 2010

An innovation fund with an initial corpus of about $2.2 million is being set up by the government of Karnataka in southern India along with an Israeli organization to aid innovation in semiconductor companies. The Israeli organization will run the joint program, and the government of Karnataka will certainly put in more funds into the effort if necessary, said Ashok Kumar Manoli, principal secretary, information technology, government of Karnataka. Inaugurating the fourth Embedded Systems Conference in Bangalore today, Manoli said the new program is meant to encourage the semiconductor companies in Bangalore. The program will get going soon, he said.


NSN buys Motorola's network assets for global growth

Source: EETimes, July 22 2010

Nokia Siemens Networks will acquire the wireless network infrastructure of Motorola Inc., for Rs.5,603.78 crore ($1.2 billion) in a bid to significantly strengthen Nokia Siemens Networks' presence globally, particularly in the United States and Japan. Announced in a joint statement by the two companies, the transaction is expected to be complete by the end of the year, subject to customary closing conditions including regulatory approvals.


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