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ISA WINWire November 12 - 18 2011


ISA to step up Indo-UK Collaboration

Source: IndiaInfoline, November 15 2011

The delegation has been planned during the international event- TechWorld 2011 (TW11) organized by UKTI. It will be held at London on November 16 & 17 2011. The event showcases UK science and technology to a global audience and provides a forum for key stakeholders to discuss technology strategy, innovation and international collaboration.


IBM celebrates women achievers at Winspiration 2011

Source: CXO today, November 15 2011

IBM celebrated the contribution of women employees to IBM’s 100 year journey of success and growth at Winspiration 2011, its flagship Annual Women Leadership Conference across six locations – Bangalore, Chennai, Hyderabad, Pune, Kolkata and Gurgaon.


Ashok Soota founded Happiest Minds raises $45 Million in Series A

Source: Silicon India, November 17 2011

Bangalore-based Happiest Minds, a (IT) solution and service firm, has raised $45 million in series A investment, led by VC firm Canaan partners. Intel Capital and Ashok Soota also pooled in with money. The funds would be used to deliver most advance technology solution and services, hire talented employees, setting up additional infrastructure and increase sales and marketing efforts globally. Canaan partners and Intel capital, representatives from both companies are expected to join the Happiest Minds board. Happiest Minds aims to be the fastest IT services firm from India to reach $100 million in revenue.

India, ASEAN looking at cooperation in MSME sector

Source: Trade India, November 17 2011

The MEA Secretary has said that India and ASEAN (Association of South East Asian Nations) were looking at cooperation in Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSME) sector, reports media. Sanjay Singh, Secretary (East), Ministry of External Affairs, noted that trade between India and ASEAN nations has been growing and expressed the confidence that the target of USD 70 billion to be achieved by 2012 will be met.

Energy storage market to reach $61.9B by 2016

Source: EET Asia, November 18 2011

An upbeat energy storage market is expected in the coming years. This is according to a report from Bharat Book Bureau predicting that from $61.9 billion this year, the market will grow to $61.9 billion in 2016 with a CAGR of 9.3 percent.

Mentor Graphics bags award for 3D-IC design enablement

Source: CIOL, November 18 2011

The company was chosen as a TSMC 2011 Partner of the Year for its role in 3D-IC design enablement; the Mentor and TSMC collaborations provide a robust flow for verifying multi-die system designs using silicon interposer integration techniques

ISA President, PVG Menon on Draft National Electronics Policy

Source: Electronics Bazaar, November 2011

The draft policy represents a significant step for the overall Indian electronics industry and the ESDM industry, in particular

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