IESA WINWire –  June 09 - 15 2012
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'Semicon suppliers predict high demand'
Source: Cybermedia India Online Limited News; June 11, 2012

Total chip inventory as a percentage of suppliers' revenue amounted to 50 per cent in the first quarter, up from 47.8 per cent in the fourth quarter of 2011 and from 46.1 per cent in the third quarter of 2011. Anticipating higher demand from customers, semiconductor suppliers have increased their inventories for the second quarter in the first quarter itself, says a report by market research firm IHS iSuppli.

New energy source for future medical implants: sugar
Source:; June 14, 2012

MIT engineers have developed a fuel cell that runs on the same sugar that powers human cells: glucose. This glucose fuel cell could be used to drive highly efficient brain implants of the future, which could help paralyzed patients move their arms and legs again.

Sanmina-SCI And Adacel Enter Into Exclusive Marketing Agreement For Embedded Speech Recognition System (eSRS)
Source: IT News Online; June 14, 2012

SAN JOSE, Calif., June 14, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Sanmina-SCI Corporation (NASDAQ: SANM), a leading manufacturing and engineering company making some of the world's most complex and innovative optical, electronic and mechanical products, today announced that its Defense and Aerospace Division and Adac

Fujitsu releases bi-directional transcoders with integrated memory transrating function
Source: Electronics Engineering Herald; June 14, 2012

Fujitsu Semiconductor America (FSA) has introduced a new series of second-generation, bi-directional, single-chip H.264/MPEG-2 transcoders with integrated memory that supports full HD video (1920 x 1080) and audio data conversion.

MarketsandMarkets: Global Home Security Solutions Market Worth $34.46 Billion by 2017
Source: Information Week; June 13, 2012

According to a new market research report "Home Security Solutions Market - Global Forecast & Analysis (2012 - 2017) By Products, Security System Solutions & Homes" published by MarketsandMarkets the home security solutions market, on the whole, is expected to reach $34.46 billion by 2017 at a CAGR of 9.1% from 2012 to 2017.

TI to showcase its semiconductor innovations at the 2012 VLSI Symposium
Source: Electronics Engineering Herald; June 13, 2012

Texas Instruments (TI) has announced that several of its technologists are to share research and insight on semiconductor advancements shaping future applications this week at the ongoing 2012 Symposium on VLSI Technology

MicroSense, LLC acquires SigmaTech Inc.
Source: The Telegraph; June 13, 2102

MicroSense, LLC, a worldwide leader in high resolution capacitive position sensors, metrology modules and high sensitivity magnetic metrology tools, today announced the acquisition of SigmaTech, Inc. of Tempe, Arizona.

Chip giants unite to form HSA Foundation
Source: EE Times India; June 13, 2012

AMD, ARM, Imagination, Texas Instruments and MediaTek have announced the formation of the Heterogeneous System Architecture (HSA) Foundation. As a non-profit consortium, the HSA Foundation has been established to define and promote an open, standards-based approach to heterogeneous computing….

Next Inning Technology Research Evaluates Game-Changing Technologies and Updates Outlooks for Finisar, Mellanox Technologies, Corning, Cree, and Harmonic
Source: The Telegraph; June 12, 2012

Next Inning Technology Research (, an online investment newsletter focused on semiconductor and technology stocks, has published updated outlooks for Finisar (Nasdaq: FNSR), Mellanox Technologies (Nasdaq: MLNX), Corning (NYSE: GLW), Cree (Nasdaq: CREE) and Harmonic (Nasdaq: HLIT).

DDB Foundation launches world’s advanced TV operating platform
Source:; June 11, 2012

World’s advanced TV operating platform, the Digital Direct Broadcast (DDB) was launched in Mumbai the other day. The DDB Foundation, a union of seven technology titans, unveiled their most prestigious innovation - the Digital Direct Broadcast technology platform.

2012 Strategic Materials Conference is organized by SEMI on advanced electronics materials
Source: Electronics Engineering Herald; June 10, 2012

SEMI Chemical and Gas Manufacturers Group has organized the 2012 Strategic Materials Conference (SMC) on October 23-24, 2012 in San Jose, California. Electronic device manufacturers, materials suppliers, market analysts, academic researchers and other industry experts will speak and participate in this event.

SEMI: Semiconductor fab equipment revenue to grow at 2% in 2012 and 17% in 2013
Source: Electronics Engineering Herald, June 10, 2012

SEMI has forecasted the semiconductor chip manufacturing equipment spending in 2012 to reach US$ 39.5 billion, a 2% annual growth and is forecasted by SEMI to reach an all-time record high of $46.3 billion or 17% growth from 2012.

Honeywell ED&S – LED Campaign Launch
Source: India PR Line; June 9, 2012

Honeywell Electrical Devices & Systems (ED&S) has called for a worldwide switch to LED lighting, claiming that organisations across the globe – large and small – have a responsibility to seriously consider this energy-efficient lighting in the drive to combat climate change and save energy.

Synopsys' LightTools Offers New Solutions for Lighting Systems Design and Analysis
Source:; June 11, 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 the availability of enhancements to its LightTools® illumination design and analysis software. LightTools version 7.3 delivers a variety of new illumination design features in areas such as application-specific design, color quality analysis, LED phosphor modeling, and design management and performance that can help designers work more efficiently, save product development costs and deliver high-performance lighting systems.

Topic Most Active Stocks: Apple, Sprint Nextel, Vale, Hewlett-Packard, Progress Energy, and Taiwan Semiconductor
Source: IT News Online; June 12, 2012
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