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India Semiconductor Association renamed IESA
Source: Business Line; February 14, 2013

India Semiconductor Association (ISA), which represents the electronic manufacturing and semiconductor industry, rechristened itself as the India Electronics and Semiconductor Association (IESA).

The IESA Vision Summit 2013 Kicks Off In Bangalore
Source: EFY Times; February 14, 2013

The IESA Vision Summit 2013, the annual industry conclave of the India Electronics and Semiconductor Association (IESA), the premier trade body, representing the Indian Electronic System Design and Manufacturing (ESDM) and Semiconductor industry began today in Bangalore. This annual two day event has brought together industry leaders, representatives of Government and academia from around the world, to discuss and share their share their views on the way ahead to establish India’s leadership and self-sufficiency in electronics.

IESA Technovation 2012 Awards Announced
Source: EFY Times; February 14, 2013

The India Electronics and Semiconductor Association (IESA) has announced the Technovation 2012 Awards. IESA is the premier trade body representing the Indian Electronic System Design and Manufacturing ESDM industry. The awards ceremony took place on the first day of the IESA Vision Summit in Bengaluru. The Technovation Awards is an IESA initiative to “Celebrate excellence in ESDM” and is known for honouring professionals and organisations from industry and academia.

IESA annual summit pitches for growth in manufacturing in India
Source:; February 16, 2013

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ISA vision summit 2013: Key highlights on India electronics and IC biz
Source: EE Herald; February 17, 2013

IESA Vision Summit 2013 conveyed the message of importance of electronics system design for local manufacturing, so that plenty of manufacturing jobs created in India. India is getting ready for value-added mass manufacturing of electronics products. Its not just manufacturing, design and manufacturing is the focus. The domestic companies include not only local companies but also global companies which keeps the design IP in India.

ISA name changed to IESA
Source: TechOnline India; February 18, 2013
The India Semiconductor Association (ISA), unveiled their new charter at the inauguration of the 8th IESA Vision Summit 2013. The new charter will represent a broader spectrum to include not just semiconductor companies but the larger ecosystem of companies and organizations involved in the design and manufacture of electronics products. In tandem with the new charter, the organization will now be known as the India Electronics and Semiconductor Association (IESA).

India Electronics and Semiconductor Association (IESA) annual summit pitches for growth in manufacturing.
Source: Data Quest; February 18, 2013

There have been several messages from the electronics industry that India needs to create a manufacturing ecosystem to take the IT industry further. The Indian software industry got a push from the government in the 90s, taking the industry up by many levels.

India’s National Optic Fibre Network To Connect 2,50,000 Gram Panchayats
Source:; February 18, 2013

The government is planning an ambitious project of connecting 2,50,000 gram panchayats in India with a fibre optic technology. Not only is it an ambitious project but it will also turn out to be one of the most expensive projects in the history of India that will cost almost Rs 21,000 crore. As it is being planned, the project needs project management, cutting-edge technology, not to forget the close coordination required between several government agencies.

India Semiconductor Association announces new charter
Source: The DQweek; February 19, 2013

The India Semiconductor Association (ISA), the premier trade body, representing the Indian Electronic System Design and Manufacturing (ESDM) and Semiconductor industry, has unveiled its new charter representing a broader spectrum to include not just semiconductor companies but the larger ecosystem of organizations involved in the design and manufacture of electronics products.

Budget 2013: IESA seeks speedy implementation of GST
Source: EE Times India; February 20, 2013 ART_8800681822_1800007_NT_bffd66bc. HTM&catId=1800007&newsType=

Ahead of the Union Budget, India Electronics and Semiconductor Association (IESA) has asked the government to implement GST and remove anomalies in inverted duty structure for the electronics hardware industry.IESA President PVG Menon said, "Building the domestic electronics industry is a very important item for national agenda......

Karnataka announces measures to boost IT export
Source: Business Standard; February 8, 2013

Karnataka chief minister Jagadish Shettar on Friday announced several measures to give boost to the Information Technology (IT) industry in the state. The measures are aimed at increasing the level of IT exports by three times to Rs 4 lakh crore and more than double the level of employment in the sector to 2 million jobs by 2020. During the year 2013-14, a grant of Rs 194 crore is provided for information technology, biotechnology and science and technology department.

Cadence buys city-based Cosmic Circuits
Source: The Times Of India; February 9, 2013

Cosmic Circuits, the Bangalore-based provider of semiconductor IPs (intellectual property), has been acquired by Cadence Design Systems, the US company that provides software tools to design integrated circuits and printed circuit boards.

The value of the deal was not disclosed. Cosmic was founded in 2005 by Ganapathy Subramaniam, who had previously worked in semiconductor major Texas Instruments for 16 years.


If I Were FM | Sanjay Nayak
Source:; February 10, 2013

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Bangalore to be the next global semiconductor industry hub
Source: CXO; February 11, 2013

The Karnataka Economic Survey report published earlier this month, pegs the state to grow at the rate of 5.9 percent for the current fiscal year as compared to last year’s 6.4 percent. The report said that the state’s IT slowdown is dragging the state down.

“Karnataka has pro-actively taken up with Department of Electronics and Information Technology (DIETy), Government of India (GoI), for the notification of brownfield and greenfield electronics manufacturing clusters in the state, and has committed to create and strengthen the support infrastructure for growth of the ESDM industry,” said PVG Menon, President, India Semiconductors Association.

Govt of Karnataka to launch e-district project soon
Source: Cybermedia India Online Limited News; February 11, 2013

The Karnataka government Friday announced a slew of pro-active measures to propel the growth of the resilient IT industry in the state.

Presenting the state budget for ensuing fiscal 2013-14 in the legislative assembly, Chief Minster Jagadish Shettar told lawmakers that the government would spend Rs.100 crore to implement the proposed Electronics Systems Design and Manufacturing (ESDM) policy to give filling to the hardware sector and create job opportunities for the youth.

IBISWorld : Outsourcing to lower semiconductor revenues
Source: Silicon Semiconductor; February 11, 2013

A trend of outsourcing production to foreign third parties will continue to negatively affect industry revenue, as it has in recent years.

On a positive note, product sales to industrial markets are anticipated to rise due to increasing investment in automation, increased sales in consumer electronics and the widespread adoption of energy-saving techniques.

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