IESA WINWire –  Aug 25 - 31  2012
for Subscription click here  
7th Anniversary

ARM and GLOBALFOUNDRIES Collaborate to Enable Next-Generation Devices on 20nm and FinFET Process Technologies
Source: Press Trust; August 25, 2012

The companies have been collaborating for several years to jointly optimize ARM Cortex™-A series processors, including multiple demonstrations of performance and power-efficiency benefits on 28nm as well as a 20nm test-chip implementation currently running through GLOBALFOUNDRIES fab in Malta, N.Y.

Embedded technologists’ meet
Source: The Hindu; August 26, 2012

The eighth edition of the Freescale Technology Forum, organised by embedded solutions firm Freescale Semiconductor, was held in Bangalore this week.

Technology Focus: How To Label Tech In 2012? A-n-t-i-c-i-p-a-t-i-o-n
Source: International Business Times (India); August 26, 2012

Now that 2012 is two-thirds over, it's already time to label it, as the Asians do. Unlike 4709, it's not the Year of the Dragon. It's more the Year of Anticipation.

Freescale rolls single-chip sol'n for automotive cluster market
Source: EE Times India; August 27, 2012

Freescale Semiconductor unveils the S12 MagniV S12ZVHY MCU family said to provide a comprehensive instrument cluster solution with a single chip, significantly reducing time to market and the overall bill of materials.

Taking A Big Hit On Design, Samsung Doubles Down On Chips, Puts $974M Into ASML
Source:; August 28, 2012

Samsung Electronics has been knocked hard on mobile phone design innovation in the last few days, but in what might be a spectacular display of diversionary tactics, it is also doubling down on another significant part of its business -- chipmaking.

Digital Feedback Technology: A pill that treats and tells
Source:; August 28, 2012

If you have trouble remembering whether you took your pills on time, your medicine may soon have the answer for you.

Pills for anything from the common cold to diabetes or cancer can be embedded with tiny ingestible chips that keep track of whether a patient is taking their medicine on time.

Mobile-phone companies come together to form “In-Location Alliance”
Source:; August 27, 2012“in-location-alliance”

To drive innovation and market adoption of high accuracy indoor positioning and related services, 22 companies have formed a group, “In-Location Alliance”

Cosmic Circuits Announces Aggressive Hiring Plans
Source:; August 27, 2012

Cosmic Circuits' IP business is targeted toward offering AMS (Analog and Mixed-Signal) and Connectivity IPs for SoC integration. With over 500 IP cores in its portfolio, Cosmic Circuits has been well-known in the IP market for several years now and continues to build on this reputation by securing several key accounts in the past few months.

UK Electronics manufacturing firm eXception Group, bucks industry downturn trend with continued growth
Source: BizWire Express; August 28, 2012

Investment in equipment, personnel and services allows its contract electronic manufacturing operation to attract over 30 new customers in 12 months.

Industry B2B Helps Electronics Enterprises Through Hard Times
Source: PR Newswire; August 28, 2012

Influenced by the ongoing European debt crisis, the global electronics market is going through hard times and layoffs are constantly being reported.

ON Semiconductor Introduces Fully Integrated Li-Ion Battery Charge
Source:; August 28, 2012

ON Semiconductor (Nasdaq: ONNN) a premier supplier of high performance silicon solutions for energy efficient electronics, has introduced a fully programmable Lithium- Ion (Li-Ion) switching battery charger optimized for power efficiency in smart phones, tablets and other handheld devices.

Global semicon industry to witness decline: IHS
Source: Cybermedia India Online Limited News; August 29, 2012

Due to unfavourable economic conditions that have resulted to reduced demand for PCs and other electronic components, market research firm, IHS iSuppli has downgraded its global semiconductor market chip revenue forecast for 2012. This is viewed as the first annual decline for the global semiconductor industry since 2009.

Carl Zeiss Announces Significant Smaller Footprint of New Generation Photomask Metrology System PROVE Compact
Source: Press Trust; August 29, 2012

The new generation photomask registration and overlay metrology system PROVE Compact, developed by Carl Zeiss, now has a reduced footprint of 30 % compared to its predecessor. Through a new design concept the system now consists of one main unit and two satellites, which can be clearly separated. With the new dimensions Mask Shops gain a higher flexibility and, even more important, save costs of ownership.

IDT and Intel Partner to Develop Integrated Silicon Solution for Intels Wireless Charging Technology
Source: Press Trust; August 29, 2012

Integrated Device Technology, Inc. (IDT) (NASDAQ: IDTI), the Analog and Digital Company delivering essential mixed-signal semiconductor solutions, today announced that Intel has selected IDT to develop integrated transmitter and receiver chipset for Intels wireless charging technology based on resonance technology.

ARM And Synopsys Expand Collaboration
Source:; August 29, 2012

The two companies will broaden their collaboration to enable SoC designers to optimize the power and performance of ARM technology-based SoCs with Synopsys Galaxy Implementation Platform and Discovery VIP, while reducing cost and decreasing time to market...

Compiled by IESA Research

The IESA WINWire is available on the IESA website, To receive IESA WINWire or be removed from our distribution list, email  with "Subscribe" or "Unsubscribe” in the subject box.

All information provided in this document is of a general nature and is not provided with any warranty as to its suitability to the circumstances of each individual business. Readers and users are entirely and individually responsible for taking appropriate action with regard to the setting up of such services and for the consequences of such actions. As per Copyrights Act, 1957 (“Act”) : Publishing articles which contain extracts from other works and providing the source of such extracts will not be an act of infringement of copyrights.

Copyright © 2007,
India Electronics & Semiconductor Association


India Electronics & Semiconductor Association
Head office: UNI Building, Millers Tank Bund Road, Bangalore - 560 052 India Phone: +91 80 4147 3250 Facsimile: +91 80 4122 1866
New Delhi office: DBS Business Centre, First Floor World Trade Tower, Barakhamba Lane Connaught Place, New Delhi - 110 001 India