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Indian electronics industry to touch $94 bn in 2015
Source: Mangalorean.com; January 22, 2013

http://www.mangalorean.com/news.php?newstype=local&newsid=372833

Growing annually around 10 percent, the fledgling Indian electronics industry is projected to touch $94 billion over the next three years, an industry body representative said Tuesday, quoting a report by global consultancy firm Frost & Sullivan.

Govt committed to making India a global hub for electronics system
Source: Agra News; January 22, 2013

http://www.agranews.com/news-details.php?sno=6153

Mr. Kapil Sibal,Minister for Communication and IT said that Government is committed to making India a global hub for electronics system design and manufacturing to meet the growing domestic and global demand. Mr Sibal was interacting with the captains of the electronics industry in New Delhi. Electronics industry is the largest and fastest growing industry in the world with 1.75 trillion US dollars. Mr Sibal emphasized on more research and development in the electronics sector as it can generate more jobs in the future.

Electronic goods imports set to rise
Source: Rupeerains.co.in; January 23, 2013

http://rupeerains.co.in/electronic-goods-imports-set-to-rise/012360159/

Electronic System Design and Manufacturing sector to grow 10 % The Indian Electronic System Design and Manufacturing (ESDM) industry is expected to reach $94 billion by 2015, registering a compound annual growth of 9.

Govt considering hiking duties on imported electronic items
Source: Livemint.com; January 23, 2013

http://www.livemint.com/Page/Id/2.0.875012189

The department of electronics and information technology has proposed higher duties on imported electronic items to boost local manufacturing.
The proposal has been made to the finance ministry to give an “impetus” to domestic manufacturing, Kapil Sibal, minister of communications and information technology, said on Tuesday, announcing the department’s agenda for calendar year 2013.

India electronics manufacturing may shrink 7% by 2015: report
Source: Livemint.com; January 23, 2013

http://www.livemint.com/Industry/DAkkkJ4LdsX4uSkqSXypsN/India-electronics-manufacturing-may-shrink-7-by-2015-repor.html

India’s electronic products manufacturing sector could shrink by as much as 6.7% in revenue by 2015 with the increase in consumption being more than offset by imports, according to a report, indicating that government efforts aimed at boosting the domestic industry may not succeed.

Govt gets 1st application for M-SIPS
Source: Deccan Herald; January 21, 2013

http://www.deccanherald.com/content/306832/govt-gets-1st-application-m.html

The government on Monday said it has received the first application under the Modified Special Incentive Package Scheme (M-SIPS) entailing an investment of about Rs 550 crore from Bosch Electronics.

IRCTC website to get a boost from flash memory chips
Source: The Times Of India; January 21, 2013

http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/tech/enterprise-it/infrastructure/IRCTC-website-to-get-a-boost-from-flash-memory-chips/articleshow/18112916.cms

Between 10 and 11 on any given day, the time when the railway tatkal bookings open, 40,000-45,000 tickets are sold online through the IRCTC portal. People logging on to this site often find themselves staring at screens which take ages to open.

Govt plans a fab this year; sees 25k crore inflows in tech clusters
Source: Rupeerains.co.in; January 22, 2013

http://rupeerains.co.in/govt-plans-a-fab-this-year-sees-25k-crore-inflows-in-tech-clusters/012259983/

The government is in negotiations with electronic chip makers for setting up a high-tech facility in India this year, Telecom and IT Minister Kapil Sibal said on Tuesday.
...Electronics and IT (DEITY). The project to set up two semiconductor plants in the country was approved by the Cabinet. It envisages investment ...

Texas Instruments centre in Delhi
Source: Business Line; January 22, 2013

http://www.thehindubusinessline.com/industry-and-economy/info-tech/texas-instruments-centre-in-delhi/article4332753.ece

Texas Instruments (TI) has launched a Centre of Excellence at Netaji Subash Institute of Technology (NSIT), Delhi. This is the first centre for embedded product development that TI is setting up in any educational institution in India.

IESA for swifter implementation of electronics policy by govt
Source: Deccan Herald; January 23, 2013

http://www.deccanherald.com/content/307263/isa-swifter-implementation-electronics-policy.html

Indian Semiconductor Association (IESA), the trade body representing Electronic System Design and Manufacturing (ESDM) sector in the country, has said recently that only swifter implementation of the national electronics mission will propel the Indian electronics sector up 50 per cent.

Samsung overtakes Apple as top chip buyer
Source: EE Times India; January 23, 2013

http://www.eetindia.co.in/ART_8800680967_1800012_NT_9d864656.HTM

Samsung has surpassed Apple as the world's biggest buyer of semiconductors in 2012. According to Gartner, Samsung's chip purchases rose 28.9 per cent to Rs.1.31 lakh crore ($23.9 billion) in 2012, while Apple's semiconductor spending rose 13.6 per cent to Rs.1.17 lakh crore ($21.4 billion).

National Policy on Electronics (NPE) set up goals for 2020: Joint Secretary
Source: The Associated Chambers of commerce and industry of India; January 23, 2013

http://www.assocham.org/prels/shownews.php?id=3867

To achieve an investment of US$ 100 billion, the government is open for amendments in the National Policy on Electronics (NPE), said Dr. Ajay Kumar, Joint Secretary, Department of Electronics & Information Technology, Ministry of Communication & Information at the ASSOCHAM roundtable discussion here today.

Global IC sales to recover in Q2, iSuppli report says
Source: Taipei Times; January 24, 2013

http://www.taipeitimes.com/News/biz/archives/2013/01/25/2003553349

The global semiconductor sector is expected to recover in the second quarter of this year after a decline in the first quarter, a research report released yesterday said.

National Policy on Electronics (NPE) set up goals for 2020
Source: India Education Diary; January 24, 2013

http://www.indiaeducationdiary.in/Delhi/Shownews.asp?newsid=19076

To achieve an investment of US$ 100 billion, the government is open for amendments in the National Policy on Electronics (NPE), said Dr. Ajay Kumar, Joint Secretary, Department of Electronics & Information Technology, Ministry of Communication & Information at the ASSOCHAM roundtable discussion here today.

Communication to IESA Members from Chairman, IESA

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