IESA WINWire Dec 22 - Dec 28  2012
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Invest Bhubaneswar to provide opportunity for net-working for local entrepreneurs
Source:; December 21, 2012

Invest Bhubaneswar (IB) has organised its 3rd Odisha Symposium at Campus VII Auditorium, KIIT University, Bhubaneswar with an aim to provide an opportunity for net-working for the local entrepreneurs and get connected to the world of business, trade and commerce represented by people from Start-ups, MSMEs, Corporate, MNCs, Venture capitals, Consulting firms, Funding agencies. Mentor-mentee matching are some of the distinct outcomes anticipated from this event.

Year 2012: 28nm super success and 14nm and 16nm are ready for big in 2013
Source: Electronics Engineering Herald; December 21, 2012

In the year 2012, though global semiconductor revenue is estimated to fell by 3-4%. The technology is moving faster. The 28nm mode which was predicted as tough-to-get-yield has achieved great success. Starting with FPGAs from Xilinx and Altera and SoC chips from many fables vendors have shipped in volumes.

Vivek Sharma of STMicroelectronics Honored with Leadership Award
Source: Cell IT; December 21, 2012

STMicroelectronics, a global semiconductor leader serving customers across the spectrum of electronics applications, learned today that Mr. Vivek Sharma, STMicroelectronics Regional Vice President, India Operations and Director, India Design Centers was honored with ‘Outstanding Contributor to Embedded/ VLSI Design Industry - Individual category’ by Mentor Graphics Corporation, a leader in electronic hardware and software design solutions.

India’s own OS under development can boost the Indian IT industry
Source: Electronics Engineering Herald; December 21, 2012

According to latest media reports, DRDO is in the process of building indigenous Operating System to secure our IT systems from cyber attack from hackers. Though India boasts of a leading global IT software companies such as Wipro, Infosys and such few more Billion $ companies. They lack in the core strength of developing commercially successful software products, not even simple products such as secure web browser and antivirus applications.

Electronics Manufacturing in India Offers 30% ROI
Source: PCB007 IConnect007; December 21, 2012

An electronics manufacturer who currently gets a return on investment (ROI) of 10% can now manufacture in India with 30% ROI.

China claims breakthrough in Integrated Circuits technology
Source: The Economic Times; December 21, 2012

Chinese scientists claimed to have made a breakthrough in cracking a key technology in making integrated circuits (IC), news which is expected to help pull up global market shares of domestic IC producers.

Govt Approves Preferential Market Access Policy For PCs, Printers
Source:; December 21, 2012

In a bid to increase domestic production of PCs and printers, the Government of India has approved the Preferential Market Access (PMA) policy, which will give preference to the 'domestically manufactured' Desktop PCs and Dot Matrix Printers. According to the policy, the government agencies will prefer domestic PC and printer manufacturers for placing its orders.

Semiconductor Growth to Resume in China in 2013
Source: iSuppli; December 22, 2012

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NXP Joins The Connected Lighting Alliance; First semiconductor company to join wireless lighting initiative
Source: Solid State Technology; December 22, 2012

NXP Semiconductors (NASDAQ: NXPI) today announced that it has become a member of The Connected Lighting Alliance - . The Alliance, founded by leading companies in the lighting industry, promotes the global adoption and growth of wireless lighting solutions by supporting open standards. The alliance strives to align the lighting industry on a unified approach towards wireless lighting connectivity and create a low risk choice for end users.

India-specific products are great for export too: Philips CEO
Source: The Times Of India; December 22, 2012

Frans van Houten started his career at Philips, joining marketing and sales at Philips Data Systems in 1986. He has since held multiple positions, including as CEO of Philips Semiconductors. Since April last year, he has been the CEO of the entire 23-billion-euro group that focuses on healthcare, lighting and consumer lifestyle products. Van Houten was in Bangalore recently, the city where the Dutch company has one its biggest R&D centres, and spoke exclusively to TOI on the work it is doing here.

Hubli firm in global top 100
Source: The Hindu; December 23, 2012

An entrepreneur, who chose to shift base from Bangalore to Hubli to set up his semiconductor company, has made the country proud. His company has been listed among the Red Herring’s Top 100 global companies. Addressing presspersons here on Saturday, Vivek Pawar, Chief Executive Officer of Sankalp Semiconductor, said his company has been listed in the Red Herring’s Top 100 global companies and has been chosen as the most-promising private technology from the Asia business category.

Electronics products in India is expected to grow US$400bn by 2020: Kapil Sibal
Source: Dead Presidents!; December 23, 2012

Indian electronics hardware production constitutes only around 1.3% of the global hardware production and it is estimated that demand of electronics products and systems in India is expected to grow to US$400bn by 2020.

IDC Forecasts Worldwide Semiconductor Revenues Will Grow 4.9% and Reach $319 Billion in 2013
Source: BusinessWire; December 26, 2012

Semiconductor revenues worldwide will see nominal growth this year at less than 1% reaching $304 billion according to the year-end 2012 update of the International Data Corporation (IDC) Semiconductor Applications Forecaster (SAF). The SAF also forecasts that semiconductor revenues will improve by 4.9% to $319 billion in 2013 and log a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 4.1% from 2011-2016, reaching $368 billion in 2016.

Semiconductor revenues for the communications segment to grow 6.5% in 2013
Source: Telecom Lead; December 27, 2012

Semiconductor revenues for the communications segment will grow 6.5 percent year over year in 2013 with a five-year CAGR of 5.5 percent.

Samsung Announces Milestone in Development of 14nm
Source: Tom's Hardware; December 27, 2012,19997.html

Samsung has announced a milestone in its development of 14nm process technology for semiconductor manufacturing.

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