IESA WINWire –  July 07 - 13 2012
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MEMC Intros Advanced Semicon Wafer
Source:; July 7, 2012

MEMC Electronic Materials Inc. introduced the MEMC FOX-Si, an innovative and cost-effective silicon wafer designed specifically for delivering advanced FinFET technology with oxide dielectric isolation (FOX).

Key elements of Broadcom's IP flows from India
Source: India Tech Online ; July 7 , 2012

With every tenth developer at Broadcom, based in India, significant elements of the telecom semiconductor solution leader’s portfolio of offerings have been crafted in this country.

We are shipping a million handsets a month, says Vikas jain, co-founder & business director, Micromax
Source: VCCircle ; July 7, 2012

The local mobile handset maker, Micromax, is scripting the story of slow and steady success. Launched just 4 years ago in the B2C market, the company has already garnered five per cent of the domestic mobile handset market and has staked claim as the third largest handset maker.

Alten Group Announces Expansion Plans in India
Source:; July 8, 2012

Alten Group, the €1.07 billion European leader in technology consulting and engineering (TCE), today announced its plans to strengthen its presence in India, through a ramp up in terms of headcount increase and strategic acquisitions in India.

Cabinet set to clear e-policy
Source: ; July 8, 2012

Policy to push local manufacturing of electronics, launch $1b R&D fund. The Union cabinet is likely to approve the national electronics policy later this week, laying the roadmap for development of electronics industry in India.

Freescale Semiconductor, Melange Systems Demonstrates AMR Technology
Source:; July 9 , 2012

Freescale Semiconductor along with Melange Systems showcased a demo on Automated Energy Meter Reading Technology at Freescale office in Bengaluru.

Applied Materials' Unique UVision5 System
Source:; July 9 , 2012

Applied Materials, Inc. today unveiled its Applied UVision(R) 5 wafer inspection system for detecting defects in the critical patterning layers of logic devices at the sub-20nm node.

Synopsys' DesignWare IP for PCI Express with Support for Low-Power Sub-States Successfully Taped Out in Multiple Designs
Source: IT News Online; July 9, 2012

Synopsys, Inc. (Nasdaq: SNPS), a world leader in software and IP used in the design, verification and manufacture of electronic components and systems, today announced that its industry-first PCI Express controller IP with support for low-power sub-states has successfully taped out in multiple designs.

Intel Buys Into ASML For $4.1 Bn
Source:; July 10, 2012$41-bn/138942/0

Intel Corp will spend more than $4 billion to buy up to 15 percent of ASML and bankroll the Dutch company's research into costly next-generation chipmaking technology, a major vote of confidence in the European firm that sent its U.S. shares soaring 6 percent.

India To Have 2 Billion Networked Devices By 2016
Source:; July 10, 2012

Applied Micro Circuits Corp. (AppliedMicro) is a leading innovator in semiconductors and a global leader in energy efficient sustainable solutions to process, transport, and store information for next gen Internet data center and telecom carrier central office (CO) equipment.

NXP launches multi-stage variable gain LNAs for wireless base stations
Source: TechOnline India; July 10, 2012

NXP Semiconductors has announced the BGU706x series of multi-stage base station low-noise amplifiers (LNAs) with variable gain featuring the industry’s lowest noise figure of 0.9 dB for a receive chain in silicon. The LNA architecture is based on the integration of a very low-noise LNA with a bypass function followed by an analog-controlled variable gain amplifier (VGA)..

Analog Devices, Inc. : Analog Devices Recognized As First And Only Semiconductor Company To Earn Arrow Electronics' Platinum Perfect Order Award
Source: 4-Traders; July 10, 2012

Analog Devices, Inc. (NASDAQ: ADI) and Arrow Electronics recently announced that Analog Devices was the first and only semiconductor company to earn Arrow Electronics Inc.'s 2011 Platinum Perfect Order Award.

Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Assigned Patent
Source:; July 10, 2012

Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing, Taiwan, has been assigned a patent (8,213,242) developed by Shreekanth Sampigethaya, San Jose, Calif., and Bharath Upputuri , Santa Clara, Calif., for "memory cells having a row-based read and/or write support circuitry."

Semiconductor Stocks Struggle as Demand in China and Europe Slowing
Source: Financial Technology; July 12, 2012

It has been a tough week for semiconductor companies as recent reports from both Advanced Micro Devices and Applied Materials signaled a bearish outlook citing slowing demand in China and Europe.

Cabinet approves Rs10,000 crore package for electronics sector
Source: Livemint ; July 13, 2012

New Delhi: The cabinet on Thursday approved a Rs10,000 crore package of incentives for makers of electronics products and components, in line with the government’s thrust on boosting electronics manufacturing in the country.

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