IESA WINWire –  Aug 11 - 17  2012
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STMicroelectronics Extends MEMS Sensor Portfolio
Source: Cell IT; August 11, 2012

STMicroelectronics, a global semiconductor leader serving customers across the spectrum of electronics applications and the world’s top MEMS (Micro-Electro-Mechanical Systems) manufacturer has unveiled its smallest, lowest-power and highest-performance chip-scale gyroscope for advanced motion-sensing applications.

Samsung developing ARM-based server chips
Source:; August 11, 2012

Samsung is planning to launch its own server chips based on the ARM architecture. According to a report by the Seoul Economic Daily, the South Korea-based company intends to come out with a low-power, multi-core ARM chips for micro-servers sometime in 2014. Moreover, the company will launch high-performance multi-core ARM chips for Windows 8 later this year.

HCL to manage UIDAI’s technology backbone
Source: The Hindu; August 12, 2012

Hardware firm HCL Infosystems Ltd. will manage the Central ID Repository (CIDR) of the Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI), the authority that implements the Aadhaar project. The UIDAI inked a pact awarding HCL a contract for seven years.

Indian Govt. selects Tower Semiconductors to run 30-mm wafer fab
Source: Cybermedia India Online Limited News; August 13, 2012

Indian Government has shortlisted Tower Semiconductors to build and run a 300-mm wafer fab in the country. Tower had previously announced that it was part of consortium headed up by cement maker Jaypee Associates and that included IBM that was bidding to be allowed to build fab, reports Peter Clarke of EETimes.

Contactless ticketing mkt grows, NXP leads
Source: Cybermedia India Online Limited News; August 13, 2012

Despite strong competition from key market players like Austriamicrosystems, Infinion and Samsung, NXP semiconductors has maintained its position on top in the contactless ticketing market.

Semiconductor Industry In The Red For 2012
Source:; August 13, 2012

For this year, the most optimistic forecaster is Semico with a 6-8 per cent growth forecast. IDC is forecasting 4.6 per cent; IHS expects 4.3 per cent; while Gartner and Future Horizons plump for 4 per cent and IC Insights goes for 3 per cent.

USD 87 bn target for country's IT exports in 2012-13: Pilot
Source: Zee News; August 14, 2012

India has set a target of achieving USD 87 billion from IT exports in 2012-13, Minister of State for Communications and IT Sachin Pilot has said in Parliament.

Tokyo Electron to buy chipmaker FSI International for $252.5 million
Source:; August 14, 2012

Japanese electronics and semiconductor company Tokyo Electron Limited yesterday agreed to buy US-based chipmaker FSI International Inc for $252.5 million in cash, in order to add surface preparation technology to its chip-making capabilities.

Huawei deploys Freescale MSC8156 DSP in TD-SCDMA Base Stations
Source: Telecom Lead; August 14, 2012

Chinese telecom equipment maker Huawei has deployed Freescale Semiconductor's MSC8156 digital signal processor (DSP) in its TD-SCDMA Base Stations throughout China.

Leading Telecom Equipment Vendors
Source: Communications Today; August 14, 2012

Bharti Infratel closed the FY 2011-12 with a 10 percent y-o-y growth to achieve a turnover of Rs. 9510 crore. The company's EBITDA touched Rs. 3594.3 crore, with a capital expenditure of Rs. 1372.6 crore at the end of March 30, 2012.

IESA Electronics Delegation To UK
Source: For Press Release; August 15, 2012

IESA, the apex trade body representing the Indian semiconductor and electronics industry in collaboration with UK Trade & Investment, (UKTI - the UK Government organization) is taking a high level business delegation to UK from December 7 -10. The twin objectives of this delegation are creating a larger visibility for the Indian electronics industry and showcasing areas of collaboration between the two countries.

Karnataka targets Rs 4 trillion software exports by 2020
Source:; August 15, 2012

With about 40 per cent share of software export from India, Karnataka has set an ambitious export target of a whopping Rs. 4 trillion (Rs. 4 lakh crore) by 2020 for the resilient IT services industry in the state.

Increase In Q2-2012 Silicon Wafer Shipments
Source:; August 16, 2012

Worldwide silicon wafer area shipments increased during the second quarter 2012 when compared to first quarter 2012 area shipments according to the SEMI Silicon Manufacturers Group (SMG) in its quarterly analysis of the silicon wafer industry.

ARM, GlobalFoundries sign 20nm FinFET deal
Source: EE Times India; August 16, 2012

ARM and GlobalFoundries have entered into a multi-year agreement to jointly deliver optimised system-on-chip (SoC) solutions for ARM processor designs on GlobalFoundries' 20nm and FinFET process technologies.The duo have been collaborating for several years to jointly optimise ARM Cortex-A series processors.

IBM to acquire Texas Memory Systems
Source: EE Times India; August 17, 2012

IBM has agreed to buy US-based flash memory technology company Texas Memory Systems for an undisclosed sum.Texas Memory designs and sells high-performance solid state storage solutions. The company offers Flash based rackmount systems and PCIe cards

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