IESA WINWire – March 31 –April 5 2012
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NXP Semiconductors acquires the Catena Group
Electronicspecifier, April 4 2012

NXP Semiconductors N.V. announced today that it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire the Dutch electronic design and IP company Catena Group. NXP has a long-standing relationship with Catena, and this acquisition will enable NXP to continue to innovate and further strengthen its leadership in the automotive analog mixed signal solutions business and in wireless car connectivity.

Innovasic celebrates 20 years supplying embedded semiconductor solutions
Electronicspecifier, April 4 2012

Innovasic is pleased to announce that 2012 marks the company's 20th anniversary as a business dedicated to providing embedded semiconductor solutions in the industrial and military markets. The company has grown from ASIC design services to a supplier of semiconductor solutions and software for embedded communication and control.

Global Semiconductor (Silicon) Intellectual Property (IP) Market Worth $5.7 Billion by 2017
Design & Use, April 4 2012

According to a new market research report "Semiconductor (Silicon) Intellectual Property (IP) Market (2012 - 2017) Global Forecasts & Analysis By Form Factor, Design Architecture, Processor Type, Applications & Geography - Featuring In-Depth Analysis of IP Business Models, Value Chain, Industry Segments & Key Industry Players", published by MarketsandMarkets, the global Semiconductor IP market by revenue is estimated to grow from $2.5 billion in 2012 to $5.70 billion in 2017 at a CAGR of 14.47%.

Micromax to grab 10% mobile market share by 2013: CEO
Telecom Lead, April 4 2012

Indian handset company Micromax is looking to grab 10 percent of the total Indian mobile market share by 2013, as the company will expand its dual-SIM phone in coming days.

The top ten semiconductor foundries in 2011: TSMC maintains lead
EE Herald, April 3 2012

In year 2011 the total revenue of semiconductor foundries business, which is more called as semiconductor fab services is estimated as 29.8 Billion US$ by Gartner, a 0.7% growth in revenue compared to 2010. Semiconductor fab services revenues is approximately 10% of total semiconductor device revenue.

Cosmic develops its interface IPs at 28nm and 20nm nodes
EE Herald, April 3 2012

Bangalore, India based semiconductor IP vendor Cosmic Circuits has announced the development of MIPI D-PHY, MIPI M-PHY, USB2.0, USB3.0, PCI Express and HDMI IPs in 28 and 20nm. Cosmic Circuits is also developing the controller solutions for these standards in order to provide customers with a complete solution.

Semiconductor Foundry Market Touches $29.8 Billion
SME channels, April 3 2012

The worldwide semiconductor foundry market totaled $29.8 billion in 2011, a 5.1 percent increase from 2010, according to Gartner, Inc. Analysts said the semiconductor supply chain experienced some impact from the Japanese disasters and Thailand flooding. However, without the steep depreciation of US currency, analysts said that foundry growth in 2011 would have been just 0.7 percent.

Kyocera Corporation acquires LCD manufacturer Optrex to create Kyocera Display Corporation
LEDs magazine, April 2 2012

Kyocera Corporation, Kyoto, Japan, has acquired LCD manufacturer Optrex Corporation, Tokyo, Japan, to form Kyocera Display Corporation. The Kyocera Group includes over 200 companies worldwide that manufacture a wide range of products including industrial ceramic materials, semiconductor components, automotive components, communications equipment and liquid crystal displays (LCDs).

Mobiles: New target segment for semicon industry
CIOL, April 2 2012

Semiconductors used for mobile devices has shown some ray of hope to the semiconductor segment, considering the fact that this particular segment had stalled in 2011. The total semiconductor market had shown a 2 per cent year on year (YoY) growth while the revenue from chipsets designed for mobile devices increased by more than 20 percent to $35 billion.

Simmtronics beefing up tablet manufacturing
Hindu Business Line, April 2 2012

In order to capitalise on the growing demand for tablets, Simmtronics Semiconductors Ltd has increased its manufacturing capacity to 3 lakhs a month at its plants in India. The company is looking at further increasing its manufacturing capacity to 6 lakh tablets a month by the end of 2012.

Avnet Electronics Marketing Asia Appoints New Regional President for Taiwan
Press Trust of India, March 27 2012

Avnet Electronics Marketing, an operating group of Avnet, Inc. (NYSE: AVT), has appointed a new regional president for Taiwan. Effective April 1, 2012 Vice President of Taiwan, Prince Yun will take over from industry veteran Samuel Fang who is stepping down after 16 years of championing Avnet''s business in Taiwan, and more than 35 years in the electronics distribution field. Mr. Fang will remain with the company, and has been promoted to the capacity of senior advisor, Avnet Electronics Marketing Asia.

Delhi plans knowledge-based Industrial Hubs
Project Monitor, March 27 2012

The Delhi government is hoping to attract investments worth 70,000 crore by 2015 and generate employment opportunities for nearly three lakh people with its knowledge-based industries park in Baprola and a multi-level manufacturing and services hub in Ranikhera.

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