IESA WINWire –  July 14 - 20  2012
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Localising electronics
Source: Business Line; July 14, 2012

The Government, in the past few days, has launched two new schemes aimed at giving a leg-up to electronics hardware manufacturing in the country.

Electronics Policy: Industry Speaks
Source: EE Times India; July 16, 2012

The Cabinet approves a Rs.10,000 crore package to promote large-scale manufacturing in the electronic system design and manufacturing sector as well as create 5 lakh jobs over the next five years……. IESA broadly welcomes the announcement of the notification of the modified special incentive package scheme (M-SIPS) by the government today.

Ravi Pagar, Regional Director - India and Asean, element14
Source: India Infoline Ltd; July 16, 2012

“From the business perspective in India, the Indian semiconductor ecosystem first came up on the platform of cost arbitrage, today that has evolved on the platform of superior design talent.”

GaN semicon mkt to reach $12.60 mn by 2012
Source: Cybermedia India Online Limited News; July 16, 2012

The GaN power semiconductors market is expected to reach $12.60 million by the end of 2012. The forecasted revenue for GaN power semiconductors is $1.75 billion by end of 2022 (after 10 years) at an explosive CAGR of 63.78 per cent from 2012 to 2022

What Can India Do With MSIPS?
Source:; July 16, 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.

Samsung to acquire CSR's mobile handset business for
 $310 million

Source:; July 17, 2012

South Korean electronics giant Samsung Electronics today agreed to acquire UK-based chipmaker Cambridge Silicon Radio Plc's (CSR) mobile phone connectivity and location technology business for $310 million (£198 million), in order to beef up its patent portfolio.

TI introduces ultra-small boost power module for smartphones and tablets
Source: IT News Online; July 17, 2012

DALLAS, July 17, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Texas Instruments Incorporated (TI) (NASDAQ:TXN) today introduced the industry's smallest integrated step-up (boost) DC/DC power module for smartphones, tablets and other portable electronics.

Quantance Names George Palmer Vice President of Operations
Source:; July 17, 2012

 Quantance Inc., manufacturer of ultra-fast, 4G/LTE envelope tracking (ET) power supplies, today announced that semiconductor industry veteran George Palmer has been hired as vice president of Operations.

Smartphones a brightspot amid Asian chipmaker gloom
Source: The Times Of India; July 18, 2012

Asia's top chipmakers are set to join Western peers in flagging caution over the outlook when they report their latest earnings in coming weeks, though those with exposure to hot mobile gadgets like tablets and smartphones may be spared from the worst.

Odisha to sign pact with Hsinchu Science Park
Source: Business Standard; July 19, 2012

To give a boost to electronic hardware production, the state government will soon sign a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Taiwan based Hsinchu Science Park, one of the world’s renowned hubs for semiconductor manufacturing, for exchange of information and technology

State electronic hardware policy on anvil
Source:  The Pioneer; July 19, 2012

State IT Minister RC Majhi on Wednesday announced at a workshop on Electronic System Design Manufacturing (ESDM) here that the draft of the State’s electronic hardware policy 2012 is under preparation and would soon be implemented to exploit the huge opportunities coming up in this sector.

Qualcomm Net Up 17% on Strong Demand
Source:  ADVFN India; July 19, 2012

Qualcomm Inc.'s (QCOM) fiscal third-quarter profit rose 17% as the chip maker continued to see strong demand for its smartphone technology.

IESA, ELCINA To Host Defence And Aerospace 3rd SES 2012
Source:; July 19, 2012

The India Semiconductor Association (IESA) and ELCINA would be organising the Defence and Aerospace 3rd Strategic Electronic Summit (SES) 2012 in Bangalore on 26 & 27, July, 2012.

Give SMEs better play in defence sector: IESA
Source: Deccan Herald; July 19, 2012

India Semiconductor Association (IESA) believes that to bring more innovation in defence electronics and communication, Indian SMEs should be given more opportunities.

Global Semiconductor revenues to reach $315 billion this year: IDC
Source: Telecom Lead; July 19, 2012

Global Semiconductor revenues are estimated to grow 4.6 percent in 2012 to reach at $315 billion, mainly driven by strong demand for semiconductors in applications such as smartphones, media tablets, and automotive electronics, according to IDC..

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