IESA WINWire Jan 12 - Jan 18  2013
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India to offer incentives worth $4 billion for IT manufacturing
Source: The Times Of India; January 11, 2013

India has opened the application period to lure companies with $4 billion worth of incentives for setting up units to manufacture computer chips, electronics, solar photo-voltaic cells, and telecom equipment in the country.

Govt to bring in ‘negative list’ for electronics imports
Source: Indian Express; January 12, 2013

The information technology department is in advanced stages of firming up guidelines to make it mandatory for government departments to procure “at least 30 per cent” of their electronic product inputs such as personal computers and dot matrix printers from domestic manufacturers under the recently-approved National Electronics Policy (NEP) 2012.

Policy push to home base for tools
Source: Yahoo! India News; January 14, 2013

A policy shift is on the cards to encourage local production of sensitive items such as capital goods, electronic equipment and telecom components.

Semicon Manufacturers Optimistic of Rebound in 2013
Source: PCBDesign007; January 14, 2013

Semiconductor manufacturers, which include ON Semiconductor Corp., Texas Instruments Inc., Advanced Micro Devices Inc., STMicroelectronics NV and Intel Corp., are optimistic that they can build upon the momentum generated at the end of 2012. After a dismal start, chip sales did not improve on a year-over-year basis until November according to the Semiconductor Industry Association.

Promises of nanotechnology for Bangladesh – ANN
Source: Asia News Network; January 14, 2013

Since the inception of the new millennium, scientists have embarked on an exciting journey of developing novel materials with unique properties that are revolutionising the world around us.

Fabless model shows no sign of collapse
Source: EE Times Blogs; January 15, 2013

Need even more proof that the semiconductor fabless-foundry model is here to stay? Fabless companies grew at a higher rate than IDMs again in 2012, according to market research firm IC Insights Inc.

Tablets to Get Energy Star Ratings
Source: Computerworld India; January 15, 2013

Tablets will be rated based on the Energy Star specification in the future.
The specification will be part of the Energy Star version 6.1, according to documents posted on the U.S. Energy Star website. But a date for ratings on tablets has not yet been established, said Robert Meyers, product manager at Energy Star computers. Energy Star is a joint effort between the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Department of Energy.

“Our focus on niche segments gives us an added advantage”
Source: CXO; January 15, 2013

The semiconductor industry has undergone major transition in recent times. It is fast paced and highly competitive. Guruswamy Ganesh, Vice President and Country Manager of Freescale Semiconductor India, discusses the trends and technologies that is shaping the market at present.

Samsung Follows TSMC ANd Globalfoundries In Foundry Ranking
Source:; January 15, 2013

Samsung took third place behind Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. Ltd. (TSMC) and Globalfoundries Inc. in 2012, according to data released by market analyst IC Insights.
TSMC is the leading foundry with sales almost four times greater than those of Globalfoundries.

100 Million Units Milestone Reached By NXP
Source: AZoM; January 15, 2013

NXP Semiconductors N.V. (NASDAQ: NXPI) today announced that it has reached the milestone of shipping 100 million units of its TEF66xx automotive radio tuner family. 30 million of these units have been bought by leading car radio manufacturer JVC KENWOOD Corporation ("JVCKENWOOD"), the very first customer to start mass production with this product.

MediaTek extends licensing partnership with Imagination
Source: Investing - This is Money; January 15, 2013

Imagination Technologies has signed a further licensing agreement with MediaTek, a leading fabless semiconductor company for wireless communications and digital multimedia solutions.

Seminar on IT, ITES
Source: Business Line; January 15, 2013

The Kerala Chamber of Commerce and Industry and Kerala State Industrial Development Corporation in association with the State Government is organising a one-day seminar on IT, ITES and Electronics here on Saturday. The event is organised as a vision to attract potential investors to set up their units in IT and Electronics sector in the State and also for creating and developing more career opportunities in the sector.

Samsung ‘Made in India’ refrigerators receives un approval for CDM Business
Source: India Infoline Ltd; January 16, 2013

Samsung Electronics has received approval from United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) for UN Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) business based on sales of its highly energy efficient refrigerator range. The increased usage of the energy efficient refrigerator range reduces electricity consumption and earns the Company CER units as much as the amount of reduction.

HCL Technologies profit jumps 68.4%, beats estimate
Source:; January 17, 2013

HCL Technologies, India's fourth-largest software services provider, beat estimates with a 68.4 percent jump in quarterly profit, joining Infosys and Tata Consultancy Services in signalling a pickup in outsourcing.

PC chip sales to grow a bit
Source: Yahoo! India Finance; January 17, 2013

Advanced Micro Devices (AMD), Intel (INTC) and others that make semiconductor devices for PCs are likely in for another lean year, but they could see a slight sales gain, analysts said. Market tracker IDC said global chip revenue fell 2.4% in '12 due in part to global economic uncertainty. But it expects sales to grow 3.2% this year, to nearly 384 mil units. Sluggishness will continue in first half '13, with a pickup expected in the latter half, IDC said. Intel shares rose 1.1% to 22.11. AMD rose 1.49% to 2.72.

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