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wish list to MP during pre-budget meet
Source: The Hindu; February
Demand more procurement centres for agricultural commodities across
State : Holding a pre-budget consultation with various stakeholders on
the State and the Union budgets, Pralhad Joshi, MP, said here on
Friday that he would try and ensure proposals that would facilitate
the overall development of
...office-bearers Vasanth Ladwa, Vishwanath Ginimav, CEO of Sankalp
Semiconductor Vivek Pawar, chairman of Karnataka Bal Vikas Academy
Mahesh Tenginakai ...
Next generation batteries may last 10 times longer
Source: Zee News; February
Researchers at Rochester Institute of Technology, international
semiconductor consortium SEMATECH and Texas State University have
suggested that use of new methods and materials for building
integrated circuits can reduce power—extending battery life to 10
times longer for mobile applications compared to conventional
Electronic items may
attract import duty
Source: Deccan Herald;
February 2, 2013
After raising import duty on gold, a correction in duty structure of
electronic products may be on the government’s radar as their imports
have also largely contributed to rising current account deficit.
Plan to shift
Amballoor electronics park
Source: The Hindu; February
It is a dream shattered for the people of Amballoor as the Kerala
State Industrial Development Corporation (KSIDC) looks out for a new
site for the proposed electronics and hardware park originally planned
in this idyllic panchayat near Piravom.
Announces Plan For India's Own Processor Based Tablet SoC
Source: EFYTimes.com; February 2, 2013
In perhaps a first for any Indian company so far, Dreamchip
Electronics Private Limited, a fabless semiconductor company founded
in 2012 has announced plans for launching SoCs for tablet computers.
The SoCs come in 3 different variants named Siddhi, Vani and Sandesh.
Each of these has been specified and optimized for a distinct tablet
application. Dreamchip will use a proprietary multi-core 32-bit RISC
and DSP processor architecture and a unique optimized direct connect
architecture for powering these SoCs.
Fujitsu, Panasonic may
merge chip units
Source: EE Times India; February 3, 2013
Japanese electronics majors Fujitsu Ltd and Panasonic are reportedly
planning to merge their loss-making semiconductor businesses.
According to a report by Japan's national public broadcasting
organisation NHK, the two companies are considering setting up a new
joint venture company by March 2014.
A dream factory not
too far in the distant future
Source: Rupeerains.co.in; February 3, 2013
dreamt of a magic gizmo that would make the garbage heap outside your
house vanish? Of a smartphone that runs on without needing a charger?
Or perhaps a vehicle that can rapidly wheel you home through
Bangalore’s traffic maze every day? Not too far in the distant future,
you may be able to
...research and technology services organisation that has spawned a
few names in semiconductor and IT products space. The Innovation
Council , a part of...
India needs a broad
enterprise M2M strategy
Source: CXO Today.com;
February 4, 2013
Lack of standardization and interoperability are deterring the growth
and development of machine to machine (M2M) market in India. However,
a recent report by analyst firm Frost & Sullivan estimates that
innovation and a broad enterprise M2M strategy will stimulate revenue
growth of 22.3 percent by 2017 with greater needs evolving from
Despite significant growth opportunities in connected devices, experts
at the recent Convergence India conference believe that the issue with
lack of standardization must be addressed first. Ashok Chandak, senior
director of global sales and marketing at NXP Semiconductors India
states the M2M market in India extremely fragmented and there has to
be interoperability at the hardware and software level for easier
upgrades in the future.
Most of mobile apps to
be hybrid by 2016: Gartner
Source: VAR India; February 4, 2013
Gartner's 2013 Mobile and Wireless Predictions expect that more than
50 percent of mobile apps installed by 2016 will become hybrid.
Ken Dulaney, Vice President and Distinguished Analyst, Gartner said,
"Mobility has always been a separate topic for IT professionals, but
it is now influencing mainstream strategies and tactics in the wider
areas of technology enablement and enterprise architectures.
Increasingly, enterprises are finding that they need to support
multiple platforms, especially as the bring your own device ( BYOD)
trend gains momentum."
Posts Near-Record Sales Total in 2012
Plant Automation Technology; February 4, 2013
Semiconductor Industry Association (SIA), representing U.S. leadership
in semiconductor manufacturing and design, today announced that
worldwide semiconductor sales for 2012 reached $291.6 billion, the
industry's third-highest yearly total ever but a decrease of 2.7
percent from the record total of $299.5 billion set in 2011. Total
sales for the year narrowly beat expectations from the World
Semiconductor Trade Statistics (WSTS) organization's industry
forecast. Global sales for the month of December 2012 hit $24.7
billion, a decline of 3 percent from the previous month when sales
were $25.5 billion. Fourth quarter sales of $74.2 billion were 3.8
percent higher than the total of $71.5 billion from the fourth quarter
of 2011. All monthly sales numbers represent a three-month moving
announces Rs.546 cr seed fund
Source: EE Times India; February 5, 2013
Samsung Electronics has announced a new early-age Rs.546.45 crore
($100 million) Samsung Catalyst Fund focused on components and
sub-systems. The South Korean giant also increased its corporate
venture fund, dubbed the Samsung Ventures America Fund, to Rs.5,464.48
crore ($1 billion); and opened an innovation centre to help mana......
Consumers in India
witnessing new era in communication services: Ajay Gupta, Ericsson
Source: The Economic Times; February 6, 2013
With the slew of devices launched at multiple price points, changing
consumer behaviour and competitive data tariffs, the ecosystem to
support 3G is fast getting in place. ET.com spoke to Ajay Gupta, VP
Strategy & Marketing, Ericsson India about some of the insights on the
Indian market and the key enablers and drivers in the new data era.
PMC Storage Vice
President to Speak at India Electronics & Semiconductor Associationn Vision Summit
Source: Yahoo! Canada
Finance; February 8, 2013
PMC® (Nasdaq:PMCS - News), the semiconductor innovator transforming
networks that connect, move and store big data, announced today that
Travis Karr, vice president and general manager of PMC’s Enterprise
Storage division, will speak on the panel, ESDM Product Development:
Domestic & Global Company Experiences, at the upcoming India
Electronics & Semiconductor Association Vision Summit. The event will be held on
February 14th, 2013, at the Sheraton Bangalore in Bangalore, India,
and the presentation is scheduled to begin at 16:00 PM IST..
Cosmic sells its
Semiconductor IP biz to Cadence
Engineering Herald; February 8, 2013
Are you running a successful small to mid-sized semiconductor IP
solutions for long years, then you are on the companies-to-acquire
list of big EDA companies such as Synopsys, Cadence and Mentor
Graphics. These companies are the masters in acquiring innovative
businesses in IP and EDA domain. Not only these companies, even the
other Billion$ range semiconductor companies going to keep an eye on
pure IP companies. So if you are building IP biz keeping in mind that
someday you are ready to sell the whole biz, your thinking is as per
the industry trend.
Bihar to focus on
electronics equipment manufacturing
Source: Business Standard;
February 8, 2013
After success in food processing, the information technology (IT) and
telecom hardware manufacturing has caught the eyes of Bihar
government. The state has now decided to give special attention to
this sector and plans to declare it as a "thrust area".
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