IESA WINWire –  July 21 - Aug 03  2012
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IESA and ELCINA to host Defence and Aerospace third Strategic Electronic Summit 2012 in Bangalore
Source: Automotive Horizon; July 21, 2012

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

JGI and Seer Akademi enter JV to form advanced electronics laboratory
Source:; July 21, 2012

Jain Group of Institutions (JGI), one of India's largest premier educational groups and Seer Akademi USA Inc., a global pioneer in engineering education and incubation, have entered into a JV agreement to form India's most advanced electronics labs and incubation centers.

PC Industry to Drive the Global Semiconductor Market
Source: For Press Release; July 23, 2012

The computer market is still in line with the industries that mark themselves as the largest semiconductors consumption markets. The market had grown with a double digit growth rate till HI- 2008, before the onslaught of recession on global economy.

ARM, TSMC sign FinFET process deal
Source: EE Times India; July 24, 2012

A multi-year agreement signed between ARM Holding plc and Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. Ltd enables both companies to work together to optimise next-generation 64bit ARM processor cores for FinFET process technology.The agreement extends their collaboration beyond the 20nm node, ….

Broadcom unveils 5G WiFi combo chip
Source: Telecom Lead; July 25, 2012

Broadcom Corporation, a provider of semiconductor solutions for wired and wireless communications, has unveiled the BCM4335, a complete 5G WiFi combo chip for smartphones, tablets, ultrabooks and other mobile devices.

MindTree Ranked Among the Top 5 Global R&D Services Providers According to Annual Ratings Released by Zinnov Consulting
Source:; July 25, 2012

MindTree Limited (NSE: MINDTREE), a global IT solutions and Product Engineering Services Company, today announced that it has been named among the top five global R&D services providers by Zinnov, a leading globalization and market expansion advisory firm, in its recently released rating titled 'Global R&D Services Providers 2012' across geographies such as India, China, Russia and Eastern Europe.

Microsoft Windows 8 Launch to Accelerate Semiconductor Revenue in 2012: IDC
Source: Channel World India; July 25, 2012

The semiconductor horizon looks brighter according to research firm IDC. There are high expectations that the launch of Microsoft's Windows 8 operating system and other next-generation smartphones later this year will accelerate semiconductor revenue growth in 2013 and beyond.

IDC forecasts chip market growth at 4.6% in 2012
Source: EE Times India; July 25, 2012

International Data Corp. (IDC) forecasts semiconductor sales worldwide to grow 4.6 per cent in 2012 to Rs.17.21 lakh crore ($315 billion).In 2013, IDC said it expects chip sales to grow 6.2 per cent Rs.18.31 lakh crore ($335 billion) in 2013 and increase at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 4.8 per cent from 2011-2016.

Own defence technology best to counter security threats: Minister
Source:; July 26, 2012

Union Minister of State for Defence Pallam Raju today said the government was committed to encourage privatisation in the defence sector, especially in the strategic electronics space, to bolster the indigenisation of defence technologies and face any external threat.

Not by subsidy: Boosting electronics manufacture calls for sensible policy
Source: The Economic Times; July 26, 2012

The government seems to genuinely believe that a sprinkling of capacities and subsidy funds would somehow boost electronics manufacture in India.

Centre for greater role of SMEs in defence electronics
Source: Smart Investor; July 27, 2012

The government is committed to encouraging the involvement of the private sector in defence, especially in the strategic electronics space, said Union Minister of State for Defence M M Pallam Raju here. He also added, this should bolster the indigenisation of defence technologies and help increase the role of SMEs and also help face any external threat.

Defence offset policy to be tweaked to favour smaller component makers
Source: The Hindu; July 27, 2012

Minister of State for Defence M.M. Pallam Raju said on Thursday that the defence offset policy will “be tweaked further” to enable smaller electronics component manufacturers to participate in contracts for supplies to the armed forces.

Samsung posts record $5.9 bln profit on smartphones
Source:; July 27, 2012

Samsung Electronics Co (005930.KS), the world’s top technology firm by revenue, reported a record quarterly profit of $5.9 billion on Friday, as rampant sales of its smartphones more than offset a tumble in memory chip prices.

Apple is world's largest chip buyer
Source: EE Times India; July 27, 2012

Apple this year is expected to buy nearly Rs.1.53 lakh crore ($28 billion) worth of semiconductors, up 15 per cent from Rs.1.31 lakh crore ($24 billion) in 2011, according to information and analytics provider IHS .Apple Inc. is not only the world's leading OEM in terms of semiconductor purchasing, the company also is increasing......

TI tops industrial chip market, thanks to NS buy
Source: EE Times India; July 27, 2012

Market research firm IHS said Texas Instruments' purchase of National Semiconductor has boosted its market share in the fast-growing industrial electronics semiconductor market. Industrial electronics chips are integrated in broad range of applications, including manufacturing and process automation, test and measurement, medica......

Indian Angel Network to fund two firms in August
Source: Business Standard; July 29, 2012

Indian Angel Network (IAN), the angel investors group, will invest in two start-ups - one in medical device and other in telecom space - in August.

IESA Express Satisfaction On The Outcome Of 3rd Strategic Electronic Summit 2012-Defence and Aerospace In Bangalore
Source:; July 30, 2012

The two day long 3rd Strategic Electronic Summit (SES) 2012 - Defence and Aerospace concluded in Bangalore on Friday, July 27, 2012. Organised jointly for the first time by IESA and ELCINA, the Summit successfully reiterated the need to open up the defence sector to increases private participation to make the India self-reliant in strategic electronics.

Celestica To Acquire D&H Manufacturing Company
Source: Tenders Info; July 30, 2012

Celestica Inc., a global leader in the delivery of end-to-end product lifecycle solutions, today announced that it has agreed to acquire D&H Manufacturing Company, based in Fremont, California, a leading manufacturer of precision machined components and assemblies, primarily for the semiconductor capital equipment market.

Apple-Samsung trial highlights patent wars
Source: The Economic Times; July 30, 2012

Patent trials are part bombast, part boredom. Lurid accusations of corporate skulduggery and deceit quickly give way to a mind-numbing slog through the technical details and vague language of patent claims.….

Synopsys Acquires Ciranova
Source:; July 30, 2012

Synopsys, Inc. (Nasdaq: SNPS), a world leader in software and IP used in the design, verification and manufacture of electronic components and systems, announced today that it has completed the acquisition of Ciranova….

Texas Instruments prices $1.5 billion of investment grade notes
Source:; July 30, 2012

Texas Instruments Incorporated (TI) (NASDAQ: TXN) today announced the pricing of two series of senior unsecured notes for an aggregate principal amount of $1.5 billion.

Now, make solar cell from any semiconductor
Source: EE Times India; July 30, 2012

Researchers at Berkeley Lab have developed a new technology that could enable low-cost, high efficiency solar cells to be made from virtually any semiconductor material.

Toshiba posts $147 million profit, beats forecast
Source: The Times Of India; July 31, 2012

Japanese electronics conglomerate Toshiba trumped forecasts with a more than doubling of its quarterly profit on Tuesday, boosted by strong overseas earnings from sales of power systems and other energy products despite sluggish chip sales.

Analog Devices On Global Semicon Industry
Source:; August 1, 2012

Flat To Slightly Increasing Revenues Likely For Global Semicon Industry: Analog Devices

Taiwan cos to scout around for tie-ups with firms in Karnataka
Source: Daily News & Analysis; July 2, 2012

Come September, the city will witness a flood of Taiwan industry representatives. A six-day event is being organised here next month, when Taiwan-based companies will scout around for joint ventures with state-based companies..

Come to Bengal, Partha tells Maruti
Source: The Times Of India; August 2, 2012

Taking a leaf out of Narendra Modi's book who successfully wooed the Tatas with land and sops out of Singur, state commerce and industry minister on Wednesday gave an open invitation to Maruti Suzuki India that announced a lockout at the Manesar plant in Haryana following labour trouble.

Fujitsu, Docomo, NEC ally in smartphone chip business
Source: Business Line; August 2, 2012

Telecom companies Fujitsu Ltd., NEC Corp. and NTT Docomo Inc. will jointly develop and sell semiconductors for smartphone data transmissions, a market dominated by Qualcomm Inc. of the USA where demand is outstripping supply, corporate sources said today.

Declining Base Station Transceiver Market to Stabilize with LTE
Source:; August 3, 2012

Mobile Experts released a report today that predicts a new future for base station semiconductors. In particular, the number of base station transceivers will grow to more than 17 million per year by 2017. CEO joins board of Cisco
Source: Telecom Lead; August 3, 2012 CEO joins board of Cisco Telecom Lead India: Cisco has appointed Marc Benioff, co-founder and CEO of, and Kristina M Johnson, CEO of Enduring Hydro, and former Under Secretary of Energy at the U.

World's lowest cost Jelly Bean tablet in India at Rs.6999
Source: EE Times India; August 3, 2012

Karbonn Mobile India launches a media tablet featuring a MIPS-based processor and Android 4.1, a.k.a. Jelly Bean OS. The tablet costing around Rs.6999 ($125) is said to be the lowest priced tablet on the market featuring the Jelly Bean OS.

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