IESA WINWire –  Aug 18 - 24  2012
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Defense Logistics Agency Mandates SigNature DNA On Microchips
Source:; August 18, 2012

Applied DNA Sciences, Inc. (OTCBB: APDN), a provider of DNA-based anti-counterfeiting and security solutions has been named by DoD Defense Logistics Agency (DLA), as the provider of authentication services for microcircuits supplied by defense contractors. On August 3, 2012, DLA posted notice on its DLA Internet Bid Board System (DIBBS) that it will require the use of SigNature® DNA marking on microcircuits.

Use LED Lights & Cut down Your Power Bill
Source:; August 18, 2012

You might have possibly utilized LED lights long time back, even when you just didn't recognize these new and revolutionized lighting solutions. They are evident in everyday tools, like TVs, tracks, remote systems, DVD players, as well as calculators. Presently LED light bulbs are finding their unique role as energy saving lights in our residences as well as commercial buildings. These are becoming a hit amongst the people as these lights can help a great deal to bring down our soaring power costs.

Course on VLSI design offered
Source: The Times Of India; August 19, 2012

Deshpande Educational Trust (DET) and Sankalp Semiconductor (Hubli) will jointly offer a new programme called 'Deshpande Susandhi Sankalp Fellowship'. The eight-month residential programme will focus on creasing early domain expertise in VLSI (IC) design.

Why Indian techies in Silicon Valley become parallel entrepreneurs
Source: The Times Of India; August 20, 2012

SHARE AND DISCUSSA growing number of Indians in Silicon Valley are becoming parallel entrepreneurs. "For me, everyday is like a movie in which all the characters and scenes are different.

...disorders like those of the immune system. The other is a semiconductor company. "It will be incredibly difficult to run all these companies ...

PMC to Participate in the Citi 2012 Technology Conference
Source: Press Trust; August 21, 2012

-PMC (Nasdaq:PMCS), the semiconductor innovator transforming networks that connect, move and store big data, announced today that the Company will present at the Citi 2012 Technology Conference on September 5, 2012, in New York, NY. The presentation is scheduled at 3:00 PM ET and a webcast will be available under the Financial Events and Calendar section at

Canon India Marks its Leadership in Mid Segment Color Digital Printing with 100th Installation of C7010VP
Source:; August 21, 2012

Canon India Pvt. Ltd., India’s No. 1 Complete Digital Imaging Company, today achieved yet another milestone with the installation of 100th imagePRESS C7010VP in Delhi. Dharam Reprographic in Delhi becomes Canon’s prestigious customer for the 100th install of imagePRESS C7010VP.

Local OEMs dominate chip spending in APAC
Source:; August 21, 2012

Apple may be the leading semiconductor buyer on worldwide basis; but original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) based in the Asia-Pacific region are increasing chip spending in the area at a faster rate. Semiconductor spending in Asia-Pacific among OEMs headquartered in the region is expected to rise by an average of 6 per cent in ......

Samsung to invest in US chip fab
Source: EE Times India; August 22, 2012

Samsung Electronics said it plans to invest Rs.21,857.92 crore ($4 billion) in its Austin chip fab to increase the production of logic chips used in smartphones and tablets.The company will renovate its existing fabrication operations to accommodate full System LSI (large system integration) production.

Intel Corporation Signs $20 Million Multi-Year License Agreement for Sonics System IP for SoC Platform Initiatives
Source:; August 22, 2012

Sonics, Inc.®, a leader of system IP for cloud-scale SoCs, today announced that Intel Corporation has licensed key IP components from Sonics portfolio of system IP for use in its SoC platforms -- which incorporate the Intel® Atom™ processor. Intel will work with Sonics to rapidly, intelligently and securely integrate a wide array of third party IP onto its SoC platform.

Seagate Technology in deal to buy Solyndra plant: source
Source: Reuters India; August 22, 2012

Seagate Technology Plc (STX.O), maker of hard drives and storage devices, has reached an agreement to buy the former manufacturing plant and headquarters building of bankrupt Solyndra LLC, which was financed by a controversial government loan, a source familiar with the deal said.

Project targets smart grid energy distribution
Source: EE Times India; August 22, 2012

The "Energy To Smart Grid" (E2SG) is a Rs.237.76 crore (€34 million) research project to develop new technologies for distributing power from the producer to the end consumer.

Freescale Technology Forum India Opens Today In Bengaluru
Source:; August 23, 2012

Freescale Semiconductor (NYSE: FSL), a global leader in embedded processing solutions, opened the eighth edition of the company’s annual Freescale Technology Forum (FTF) India today at the Hotel Sheraton, Bengaluru. The unique event provides an avenue for Freescale’s customers, partners and employees to meet and explore the latest innovations in embedded design from around the world.

Venture Capital Flows into Dutch Semiconductor Equipment Sector
Source: ADVFN India; August 23, 2012

Russian venture capital fund Rusnano said Thursday it will inject 40 million euros ($49.6 million) in Mapper Lithography, a chip equipment provider founded in 2000, in the latest example of venture capital flowing into the Dutch semiconductor equipment industry.

iPhone 5: Latest rumours and speculations
Source:; August 23, 2012

In a few weeks, the next iPhone will be announced to the world. Read on to know more about all the rumours and speculations of the next big iDevice.

Chip startup funding increased in July
Source: EE Times India; August 23, 2012

In July, semiconductor firms raised Rs.396.17 crore ($72.5 million) funding, up 126.6 per cent from June 2012 but down 11.2 per cent compared with July 2011.According to the Global Semiconductor Association (GSA) statistics, five chip companies and suppliers received funding, the largest of which went to MRAM vendor Avalanche T......

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