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ISA WINWire July 1 - 8 2011


Xilinx honored with 2011 China Economic Achievement Award for contribution to economic development & growth: Company distinguished as the only semiconductor award recipient

Source: PR Newswire, June 30 2011

Xilinx, Inc. (NASDAQ: XLNX) today announced that it has been honored with the 2011 China Economic Achievement Award. The prestigious '2011 China Economy – Best Driving Corporation' award recognizes Xilinx for its contribution to economic development and growth in China. The honor was presented to Xilinx during China's 2011 Economic CEO Forum & Economic Achievement Award Ceremony on June 30, 2011 in Beijing. Notably, Xilinx was the only semiconductor company to be recognized among an esteemed list of leading global electronics companies, including Cisco China, Samsung China, Acer and Baidu, to name a few.

IIM, Ahmedabad and Samsung India Electronics Scholarship Program

Source: India – Exams, Events, Press Releases, Education Career Counselling, June 30 2011

Digital technology leader, Samsung India Electronics Pvt. Ltd recently signed an MoU with India’s most reputed management institute IIM, Ahmedabad (IIMA) to roll out a scholarship program for its management students. Under the ‘Samsung Scholarship Program’, five meritorious students from the first year batch of the management course will be selected for the Samsung Scholarship which will be used to fund the second year of their course at the Institute. Additionally, the selected students will get an opportunity to engage and interact with the Samsung senior management to facilitate better understanding and greater knowledge sharing of the industry.

Indian engineer honored for technological innovation

Source: SiliconIndia, June 30 2011

Sampathkumar Veeraraghavan, of Chennai has been honored as the 'new face of engineering', by the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) USA 2011, during National Engineer Week for developing technological solutions. The 'New Faces of Engineering' was started to promote the accomplishments of fourth- and fifth-year engineering students. This is to highlight their academic success and student contributions to the industry and sponsoring society.

Silicon Valley culture, but in San Francisco?

Source: Damon Darlin, The New York Times, July 2 2011

FREE lunch — heck, free breakfast, lunch and dinner, plus all the M&Ms and Red Bull you can stand — is a delicious perk of working in Silicon Valley. Free or even subsidized food in corporate cafeterias makes eminent sense in such a suburban setting. Corporate campuses, built where fruit and nut trees once stood, are cut off by busy thoroughfares. To go out for lunch, you have to drive a mile or so, park, eat and then high-tail it back to work. Nothing much, food-wise, has sprouted around those campuses. There is not a bite to eat within a half-mile of Hewlett-Packard’s midcentury modern lab building in Palo Alto, the model of tech campuses in the valley.

Software to save Russia's semiconductors push

Source: Nicolas Mokhoff, EETimes, July 5 2011

Software engineering will save the day for Russian microelectronics and Russia has no hopes of catching up with leading global semiconductor technology players. That prognosis was expressed by Tom Kilroy, senior vice president at Intel, who came to Skolkovo, the Russian Federation’s attempt at building up a home-grown Silicon Valley outside Moscow. Kilroy was in Skolkovo to celebrate Intel's 20th anniversary in Russia. In an interview with The Moscow Times, Kilroy said: "Russia has more than just a small niche here and there. Intel's been able to establish a software expertise with our software engineers here that's been a critical part of our global business."

IAF plans consortium of domestic companies for Rs10,000 cr contract- L&T and Tata Advanced Systems are among the firms that can participate in such an alliance

Source: Aman Malik, Livemint, July 7 2011

The Indian Air Force (IAF) is trying to bring together a consortium of domestic firms to compete for a Rs10,000 crore contract to manufacture 45 medium transport aircraft (MTAs). If the consortium is formed, it will be the first example of Indian companies partnering to bid for a defence aviation contract, a domain in which they do not have proven capability. MTAs are used to carry personnel and equipment. On 1 July, IAF officials met the industry bodies Confederation of Indian Industry (CII), Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry and Associated Chambers of Commerce and Industry of India to discuss the proposal, said a person who attended the meeting, asking not to be named.

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