IESA WINWire –  June 30 - July 06 2012
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Electronics/Telecom Manufacturing Sector In India
Source:; June 30, 2012

HYDERABAD, INDIA: The Advantage AP was held recently, where, in a session focussing on electronics/telecom manufacturing sector in India, which had Shiva Prasad, president, Electronic Industries Association of Andhra Pradesh (ELIAP) in the chair, the panelists focused on the changing industry landscape in the electronics and telecom sectors.

Industry to get a boost this year with 'electronica India and productronica India' in Bengaluru
Source: IT News Online; June 30, 2012

Industry to get a boost this year with "electronica India and productronica India" in Bengaluru - The event will open its doors to visitors from 11th - 13th September 2012

Advanced Micro Devices: Ultra light on the pocket
Source: Business Standard; July 2, 2012

Advanced Micro Devices (AMD), the semiconductor-design innovator and manufacturer of microprocessor chips, is ready to roll out a new category of notebook PCs, billed as Ultrathins, in the third quarter of 2012. AMD has its eyes on the emerging market for thin and light notebook PCs that are expected to be the fastest growing segment this year.

NFC drives up mobile device hardware security
Source: EE Times India; July 2, 2012

Embedded mobile device hardware security is gaining ground with the market expected to grow from approximately Rs.2,349.73 crore ($430 million) in 2012 to Rs.10,382.51 crore ($1.9 billion) by 2017, according to ABI Research.

TI introduces first multi-cell, multi-chemistry battery gas gauge for lithium batteries
Source: IT News Online; July 2, 2012

Texas Instruments Incorporated (TI) (NASDAQ:TXN) today introduced the first in a family of multi-chemistry, multi-cell battery management gas gauge circuits with TI's proprietary Impedance Track™ capacity measurement technology.

Fabless Sector Outperforms Overall Industry In Q1
Source:; July 2, 2012

The Global Semiconductor Alliance (GSA) announced in its June release of the Current Economic Monitor that in Q1 2012 the fabless sector outperformed the overall industry, which is still being negatively affected by the current economic and political situation.

Agilent India Names Sudhir Tangri Country Manager for Electronics Measurement Group
Source: BizWire Express; July 2, 2012

Agilent Technologies Inc., the premier measurement company and a technology leader in communications, electronics, life sciences and chemical analysis, has named Sudhir Tangri as the new Country Manager for the Electronics Measurement Group (EMG) of Agilent Technologies India.

RIKEN and Fujitsu Complete Operational Testing of the K computer
Source:; July 3, 2012

RIKEN and Fujitsu today announced that operational testing of their jointly developed K computer(1) has been completed as of June 29. The K computer will now be available for limited operations while it undergoes operational environment settings, adjustments, and user registration. It is due to go into full-scale operations for shared use at the end of September.

Broadcom eyes growth in India
Source: Deccan Herald; July 3, 2012

Semiconductor solutions provider Broadcom said India’s telecom service providers’ segment is the fastest growing for the company.

Digital Compasses from STMicroelectronics Lead the Way for Phones, Tablets
Source: Cell IT; July 3, 2012

STMicroelectronics (NYSE: STM), a global semiconductor leader serving customers across the spectrum of electronics applications and the leading supplier of MEMS (Micro-Electro-Mechanical Systems) for consumer and portable applications[1], expanded its sensor portfolio with an ultra-compact, high-performance e-compass module.

“We are awaiting cabinet nod for financing smart grid pilots”
Source:; July 3, 2012

In conversation, Dr Sam Pitroda, chairman, India Smart Grid Task Force.
...few key features for the smart meter. We wanted it to be semiconductor -based, have bi-directional wireless communication and be inexpensive .

Cabinet okays scheme for electronics manufacturing clusters
Source: Business Line; July 4, 2012

New Delhi, July 4: The Union Cabinet has approved scheme for the development of Electronics Manufacturing Clusters (EMCs).
The proposed scheme would support setting up of both Greenfield and Brownfield clusters.

Global semiconductor sales rise in May
Source: TechOnline India ; July 4, 2012

The Semiconductor Industry Association (SIA) has said that worldwide sales of semiconductors reached $24.4 billion for the month of May 2012, a 1.4 percent increase over the prior month when sales were $24.1 billion.

Unstoppable Rise Of Smartphone Will Drive Analog IC Market
Source:; July 5, 2012

Technologies essential to the latest smartphones and tablets mean that the analog integrated circuit (IC) industry can look forward to guaranteed expansion over the next few years, states a new report* by business intelligence providers GBI Research.

How Galaxy smartphones drove Samsung's $ 5.9bn record profit
Source: NDTV Profit; July 6, 2012

Soaraway sales of the Galaxy smartphone drove record quarterly profit of $5.9 billion at Samsung Electronics, though the South Korean tech giant is fretting over how Europe's debt crisis is denting demand in its biggest market for televisions and home appliances.

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