IESA WINWire –  Aug 04 - 10  2012
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Global Semiconductor Market Set for Tremendous Growth
Source: For Press Release; August 4, 2012

According to our research report, “Semiconductor Industry Forecast to 2012”, with the rapid increase in global electronics and telecommunication industry, the semiconductor market reported a tremendous upsurge in sales in 2010. The industry is gaining immense popularity among various industrial sector, such as automotive, aircraft, telecommunication, and wireless devices, etc.

Apple's chip architect returns to AMD
Source: Cybermedia India Online Limited News; August 4, 2012

Apple’s CPU architect, Jim Keller, 53, has joined AMD as corporate vice president and chief architect of AMD’s microprocessor cores. Keller who had his first stint at AMD in 1998 has finally returned to the company after having served various roles in different companies like Apple and Broadcom.

Analog Devices India challenges engineering students to showcase their innovation
Source: India Tech Online; August 4, 2012,-anveshan-2012-819.php

Data conversion and signal conditioning leader, Analog Devices, has challenged engineering students in India, to come up with innovative electronic solutions in Medical, Infotainment, Home Security, Surveillance, Robotics, Automotive, Green Energy, Process control, Instrumentation or Consumer applications.

"LED Lighting Has Tremendous Importance For India" - Union Power Minister at LED Expo 2011
Source: For Press Release; August 5, 2012

Shri. Sushil Kumar Shinde, Hon'ble Minister of Power, Govt. of India, inaugurated the 5th Edition of this iconic show at Pragati Maidan on December 1, 2011..

Falling component prices signal bargain buys
Source: EE Times India; August 5, 2012

According to an IHS iSuppli Component Price Tracker report, pricing for widely used components including capacitors, crystals, filters, magnetics, oscillators and printed circuit boards (PCBs) all are set to decline at above-average rates in the third and fourth quarters owing to economic crisis.

Synopsys to buy SpringSoft for Rs.2,000 cr
Source: EE Times India; August 5, 2012

EDA software firm Synopsys Inc. has signed a definitive agreement to buy Taiwan-based IC debug and verification software company SpringSoft Inc. for Rs.2,218.58 crore ($406 million), or approximately Rs.1,666.67 crore ($305 million) net of cash acquired.

Exclusive: Avago nears $1 billion Schneider unit buy – sources
Source: Yahoo! India News; August 6, 2012

Avago Technologies Ltd is close to buying Schneider Electric SA's U.S.-based sensors subsidiary, according to three people familiar with the matter, a deal that could fetch around $1 billion for the French conglomerate.

Zens wireless charging solution for Samsung Galaxy S3 introduced
Source: Tech Shout; August 6, 2012

Samsung Galaxy S3 users can now bid adieu to their charging woes as the Zens wireless charging solution for this smartphone has been unveiled. The kit is slated to hit store shelves in September this year.

AMD Announces Pricing of Private Offering of $500 Million of Senior Notes
Source:; August 7, 2012

AMD (NYSE: AMD) today announced that it has agreed to sell $500 million aggregate principal amount of its 7.50% Senior Notes due 2022 in a private offering. AMD intends to close the transaction on or around August 15, 2012.

STMicroelectronics Completes IP and Talent Acquisition from bTendo, a Projection-Technology Innovator
Source:; August 7, 2012

STMicroelectronics (NYSE: STM), a global semiconductor leader serving customers across the spectrum of electronics applications and the world's top MEMS (Micro-Electro-Mechanical Systems) manufacturer[1], today announced that it has taken an important additional step in its positioning in the emerging video-sharing market for smartphones and other portable consumer devices.

Taiwan Semiconductor buys 5% stake in ASML
Source: The Times Of India; August 7, 2012

Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company says it will take a 5 percent stake in ASML Holding HV $1.04 billion and will also help the semiconductor equipment company finance expensive research to improve its products.

Hardware tech park to open by Sept-end
Source: Deccan Herald; August 9, 2012

The hardware technology park planned by the State government near the Bangalore International Airport in Devanahalli is expected to start operations between September 24 and September 30 this year.

Maintenance Of Semiconductor Characterization Lab At Bengaluru
Source: Indiamart Tenders; August 9, 2012

Director of Software Technology Parks Of India, Bengaluru, Karnataka invites tenders notice for setting up, operate and maintenance of semiconductor characterization lab at Bengaluru, from 9-8-2012 to 29-8-2012. Tender document can be collected/downloaded from http://www.blr. Stpi.In .

Silicon Labs Ships 100 Million TV Tuner ICs Pioneering the Transition to Silicon Solutions
Source: Press Trust; August 9, 2012

Reaching a major milestone in the broadcast TV market, Silicon Laboratories Inc. (NASDAQ: SLAB), a leader in high-performance, analog-intensive, mixed-signal ICs, today announced that it has shipped its one hundred millionth silicon TV tuner..

Future Electronics Announces Availability of Xtrinsic Touch Sensing Software 2.6 from Freescale
Source: For Press Release; August 10, 2012

Future Electronics, a global leading distributor of electronic components, is pleased to announce immediate availability of Xtrinsic touch sensing software 2.6., offering highly accurate touch detection for Freescale microcontrollers in consumer, industrial and medical applications.

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