IESA WINWire –  June 16 - 22 2012
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Accenture to Assess Semiconductor Fabs Proposals
Source: SME Channels; June 19, 2012

The semiconductor industry in India received a boost from the Department of Electronics & Information Technology (DeitY). The department has selected Accenture to assess investment proposals from global vendors interested in setting up semiconductor fabs unit in India.

Medical Market Returns to Solid Growth In Q2
Source:; June 18, 2012

The medical electronics industry, although long having a reputation as being somewhat 'recession resistant', succumbed to many of the same pressures resulting from the weak consumer spending that impacted the rest of the industry during the second half of 2011. In particular, the more capital intensive medical imaging equipment segment was negatively impacted by falling investment and reduced credit availability, which effected hospitals and clinics in all regional markets.

Global Semiconductor Sales Forecast at $300.523 Bn: Cowan LRA Model
Source:; June 18, 2012

USA: Based upon WSTS's recently published (on 8 June) April global semiconductor sales result of $23.850 billion, the latest monthly forecast update for total global semiconductor sales, as projected by the Cowan LRA forecasting model, came in at $300.523 billion, according to Mike Cowan, industry analyst, semiconductors.

STMicroelectronics Secures Additional Sourcing with GLOBAL FOUNDRIES
Source: Cell IT; June 19, 2012

STMicroelectronics, a global semiconductor leader serving customers across the spectrum of electronics applications, announces that GLOBALFOUNDRIES, a worldwide leader in the technology roadmap race, has agreed to manufacture devices for ST using ST’s proprietary Fully Depleted Silicon-on-Insulator (FD-SOI) technology in both the 28nm and 20nm nodes.

Microsemi Corporation Named Outstanding Technology Company at TechAmerica's 19th Annual High-Tech Innovation Awards
Source:; June 19, 2012

 Microsemi Corporation (Nasdaq: MSCC), a leading provider of semiconductor solutions differentiated by power, security, reliability and performance, today announced it was named Outstanding Technology Company at TechAmerica's 19th Annual Orange County High-Tech Innovation Awards event. The awards recognize outstanding achievements and innovation by technology leaders in Orange County, Calif.

Mindspeed Brings Support for Smart DAS into Small Cells
Source: Press Trust; June 19, 2012

Mindspeed Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: MSPD), the leader in technology for small cells, has today announced that it has integrated support for smart Distributed Antenna Systems (DAS) technology into its industry leading range of System-on-Chip (SoCs) for small cell products. With this capability, Mindspeed can support hybrid systems, with small cell base stations feeding DAS equipment, extending the opportunities for small cells and bringing new value to companies currently developing DAS products.

Synopsys Celebrates 25th Anniversary by Helping Local Students
Source:; June 18, 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 it will celebrate its 25th year in business by helping transform the physical environment at Lee Mathson Middle School in the Alum Rock School District in San Jose, California..

Flat screen TVs to get better with silicon tuners
Source: Cybermedia India Online Limited News; June 18, 2012

The trend of flat screen TVs is high, right from HDTV to LED backlighting, from Internet connectivity to 3D TV. Another trend which is coming up in television design and manufacturing is the usage of silicon tuners instead of MOPLL-based can tuners.

Electronics policy to have local prejudice
Source:; June 17, 2012

India has set aside objections raised by foreign electronics and telecom companies against preferential treatment to companies manufacturing equipment in India.

Applied Materials names new president
Source:; June 21, 2012

Bangalore, June 20 : Applied Materials, Inc. (Nasdaq: AMAT), a global leader in providing manufacturing solutions for semiconductor, display and solar industries, on Wednesday announced the appointment of Gary Dickerson as president of the company, effective June 19.

Glucose-powered fuel cell to drive brain implants
Source: EE Times India; June 18, 2012

MIT engineers have created a fuel cell that runs on the same sugar that powers human cells—glucose. The fuel cell is intended for use in highly efficient brain implants of the future, helping paralyzed patients move their arms and legs again.

Phones gain ability to learn by touching
Source: Deccan Chronicle; June 17, 2012

There's a form of extra-sensory perception called psychometry, whose practitioners claim to learn things about objects by touching them. Smartphones set to be released this month by Samsung and Sony will have some of that ability: they'll learn things when you touch them to pre-programmed 'tags.'

Semiconductor Asia 2012 To Be Convened In June
Source:; June 17, 2012

Semiconductor Asia 2012 is going to be convened on June 21-22, 2012 in Shanghai, China. The theme of the event is: 'Bridging the Fabless-Foundry Gap, Realizing Profitability through Industry Chain Optimization, Leading to Manufacturing Success in Asia'. This year's conference will gather above 200 senior decision makers from over 110 leading companies.

GSA reports hike in semiconductor funding activity
Source: TechOnline India; June 21, 2012

Semiconductor companies raised $572.9 million in the first five months of 2012, an increase of 9.7% from the first five months of 2011. The GSA has said that venture investment dollars received during May 2012 by semiconductor companies (i.e., fabless companies, integrated device manufacturers (IDMs) and semiconductor suppliers) was $134.5 million, a 42.5% decrease from April 2012 and a 122.7% increase from May 2011.

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