IESA WINWire –  June 23 - 29 2012
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Semiconductor industry gets smart designs in Noida
Source: ET Bureau; June 28, 2012

Semiconductor industry, which is now an inseparable part of almost all sectors, has emerged as one of the most important industries. It forms an essential part of all electronic items. It defines how efficiently and smartly we live.

Infineon supplies security chips for identity cards in Malaysia
Source: TechOnline India; June 28, 2012

Infineon is the only semiconductor supplier who has been shipping to the electronic passport projects of the world’s five most populous countries in 2011.

MarketsandMarkets: Global Cyber Security Market worth $120.1 Billion by 2017
Source: IT News Online; June 28, 2012

According to a new market research report "Cyber-Security Market - Global Forecast & Trends (2012 - 2017) by Advanced Technologies, Geographical Analysis & Competitive Landscape'’, published by MarketsandMarkets (, the Cyber security market is expected to reach $120.1 billion by 2017 at a CAGR of 11.3% from 2012 to 2017.

Components Direct Leads Industry with 100% Guaranteed Traceable Semiconductor Components
Source: BizWire Express; June 26, 2012

Components Direct, the premier factory-authorized source for excess and end-of-life semiconductor components, today announced the introduction of, an e-commerce website offering in-stock availability and guaranteeing 100% direct traceability from the original manufacturers.

Agilent Technologies India Appoints New Country Manager
Source:; June 26, 2012

Agilent Technologies, Inc. (NYSE: A), the world’s premier measurement company and a technology leader in communications, electronics, life sciences and chemical analysis has appointed Mr. Sudhir Tangri as the new Country Manager for the Electronics Measurement Group (EMG) of Agilent Technologies India. Prior to his appointment to this position Mr. Sudhir Tangri was the Vice- President & Head of Sales at Symphony Teleca Corporation.

Intersil opens design centre in Bangalore
Source: Business Line; June 26, 2012

Semiconductor company Intersil Corporation has announced that it has opened a new design centre in Bangalore.

BSC (Hons) in Electronics
Source: Hindustan Times; June 25, 2012

To most, a degree in electronics from Delhi University may appear like the easier substitute for an engineering degree. The rigour of electronics, however, is no less.

MCUs offer built-in capacitive touch interface
Source: EE Times India; June 25, 2012

Fujitsu Semiconductor Asia Pte Ltd (FSAL) debuts the MBB95850/860/870 series of MCUs offering high security, high precision and cost-effective dual FLASH built-in a capacitive touch interface.

The Quiet Revolution in Flat-Screen TVs
Source: APN News; June 25, 2012

From HDTV to LED backlighting, from Internet connectivity to 3D TV, the 3D TV, the newest TV sets introduced in 2012 offer many advanced capabilities that enhance the viewing experience. At the same time, there is another quiet revolution taking place in television design and manufacturing: This is the first year that the majority of flat-panel TVs are using silicon tuners instead of MOPLL-based can tuners.

Samsung Launches New Galaxy Android Smartphone Leveraging Marvell's Industry-leading TD-SCDMA Solution
Source: Daily News & Analysis; June 25, 2012

Marvell affirms its leadership in China's TD-SCDMA standard with introduction of the Samsung's new Galaxy i8250 powered by Marvell's PXA920H Single-Chip Solution SANTA CLARA, Calif.

Fujitsu debuts series of MCUs for advanced touch interface
Source:  Cybermedia India Online Limited News; June 25, 2012

With high security, high precision and cost-effective dual FLASH built-in a capacitive touch interface, Fujitsu Semiconductors unveils the MBB95850/860/870 series of microcontrollers (MCUs). Mass production delivery starts from September 2012.

Sony to invest $1 bn on CMOS sensor production
Cybermedia India Online Limited News; June 25, 2012

In order to expand its manufacturing capacity for stacked CMOS image sensors, Sony is in plans to spend about 80 billion yen (about $1 billion) by September 2013. 45 billion yen has been invested in the Sony Semiconductor’s Nagasaki wafer fab. This investment on the wafer fab will increase Sony’s production capacity for image sensors to 60,000 wafers per month.

SIA Supports Legislation To Stop Counterfeit Chips From Entering US
Source:; June 25, 2012

Brian Toohey, president and CEO of the Semiconductor Industry Association, released the following statement in support of H.R. 6012, legislation introduced last week by Rep. Howard 'Buck' McKeon (R-Calif.), Rep. Michael McCaul (R-Texas) and Rep. William Keating (D-Mass.) to stop the flow of counterfeit semiconductor chips into the United States that pose a risk to our national security, citizens and critical infrastructure

AP to roll out new hardware policy
Source: Deccan Herald; June 24, 2012

After emerging as one of the top destination in the country for software industry, Andhra Pradesh has now come up with an “electronic hardware policy” to woo investments in the sector.

GSA Announces 3D IC Working Group Chair
Source:; June 23, 2012

The Global Semiconductor Alliance (GSA) announced the appointment of Ken Potts, group director of marketing, Strategic Planning, Cadence Design Systems, as the 3D IC Working Group Chairman. Cadence, a leading global electronic design automation (EDA) company, is a GSA member company.

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