IESA WINWire – May 05 – 11 2012
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Applied Materials to shift solar wafer manufacturing to Asia
Source: EE Times India, May 11 2012

Applied Materials Inc., a provider of equipment, services and software to the semiconductor, flat panel display and solar photovoltaic industries, is restructuring its energy and environmental solutions (EES) business to cope with challenging conditions in the industry.

Tata demos vehicles running on air
Source: EE Times India, May 10 2012

Skyrocketing fuel price has become a big worry nowadays; but the development related to Tata's air-car project is surely going to bring cheer to all Indians. World's most reputed carmaker Tata Motors and Luxemburg based Motor Development International (MDI) have taken a step towards bringing the concept into reality.

Performance boost for microchips
Source: Domain, May 10 2012

The semiconductor industry is faced with the challenge of supplying ever faster and more powerful chips. The Next-Generation Lithography with EUV radiation, for which Fraunhofer researchers have developed key components, will help meeting that challenge.

Govt plans a cess on imported electronics parts and goods
Source: Daily Pioneer, May 10 2012

The package includes reimbursement of Central indirect taxes, a subsidy of 20 per cent on capital expenditure made by manufacturers in SEZ units, and subsidy of 25 per cent on capital expenditure investment made in non-SEZ units. The Ministry of Finance has agreed to this proposal with a ceiling of `10,000 crore.

MediaTek’s ‘Mobile Theater’ wins National Telecom Award for ‘Best Innovation in Mobile Video Technology
Source: APN News, May 9 2012

MediaTek Inc., a leading fabless semiconductor company for wireless communications and digital multimedia solutions, has been conferred the ‘Best Innovation in Mobile Video Technology’ Award at the National Telecom Awards 2012, organized by CMAI, for its latest path-breaking audio-video compression software, ‘Mobile Theater’. CMAI is a national apex association of India with over 48,500 members and 50 international MoU partners.

TI introduces industry's first LED controller with constant power regulation
Source: IT News Online, May 9 2012

Texas Instruments Incorporated (TI) (NASDAQ: TXN) today introduced a new LED controller with constant power regulation. The LM3447 AC/DC LED driver includes a dimmer detect, phase decoder and adjustable hold current circuits to provide smooth and flicker-free dimming operation in off-line, isolated LED lighting applications, including A19, E26/27 and PAR30/38 bulbs, as well as can light retrofits.

Synopsys acquires RSoft Design Group to tap the optics mkt
Source: CIOL, May 9 2012

Synopsys, an EDA and IP vendor has acquired RSoft Design Group, a photonics design and simulation software provider, headquartered in Ossining, New York. The size of the deal has not been disclosed.

Fujitsu Semiconductor Adopts Cadence Chip Planning System for MCU Chips at Its Design Centers Worldwide
Source: Low Power Design, May 8 2012

Cadence Design Systems, Inc. today announced that Fujitsu Semiconductor Limited has adopted the newly updated Cadence Chip Planning System at its nine design centers spread around the globe. Fujitsu Semiconductor chose the Cadence system because of the time, accuracy and cost benefits it offers in the development of its MCU chips requiring large-scale integration (LSI).

India Semiconductor Industry to Witness Tremendous Growth
Source: SB Wire, May 8 2012

Indian semiconductor industry has been witnessing tremendous growth over the past few years with rising demand for mobile handsets and PCs. On the back of prolific expansion of products and services, such as set-top boxes, wireless handsets, 3G rollout, WiMAX deployment, notebooks, and smart cards, it is expected that the market will be expanded at an accelerated rate in future.

Setting Up, Operate And Maintenance Of Semiconductor Characterization Lab At Bangalore
Source: India Mart, May 8 2012

Software Technology Parks Of India, Bangalore, Karnataka invites tenders notice for setting up, operate and maintenance of semiconductor characterization lab at Bangalore.

Altair Semiconductor Launches TD-LTE Chipset Optimized For Indian Market
Source: EE Catalog, May 7 2012

Altair Semiconductor (, a leading developer of ultra-low power, small footprint and high performance 4G LTE chipsets, today announced that it has released a cost and feature-optimized chipset tailored for the Indian TD-LTE market, which is expected to become one of the fastest-growing LTE markets in the world.

Avnet Design Services Asia Teams Up with Xilinx and Texas Instruments to Develop Breakthrough Industrial Automation Solution
Source: WebIndia 123, May 7 2012

Avnet Design Services a part of Avnet Electronics Marketing Asia, a business region of Avnet, Inc. today announced a low-cost Ethernet POWERLINK Industrial Networking Kit that delivers a total development platform for industrial networking applications. Co-developed with Xilinx and Texas Instruments with supporting technology from Austria's B&R Automation, the Spartan-6 FPGA-based kit delivers a complete implementation of the POWERLINK protocol (Controlled Node), development tools and other design resources to help developers of industrial networking applications build their systems quickly at the lowest cost.

$12.3M GaN DARPA contract to Triquint to develop GaN semiconductor devices
Source: EE Herald, May 6 2012

TriQuint Semiconductor has announced that it has been selected by the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) to lead a $12.3 million development program focused on ultra-fast gallium nitride (GaN) switch technology for the Microscale Power Conversion (MPC) program.

Bengal plans hardware parks
Source: The Telegraph, May 4 2012

The Bengal government is keen to set up IT hardware parks in Kalyani, Bolpur and West Midnapore on a public-private-partnership basis. The state can provide up to 20 acres in each of these places and has sought proposals from interested parties.

Nano technology and semiconductor industry
Source: Articles base, May 1 2012

The nano technology industry is currently one of the most active fields of technology and promising. Although there are examples of nanotechnology applied to virtually all of the main area of research and investment is clearly focused on materials applied to semiconductor technology. Furthermore, these two areas are complementary, since most of the techniques being employed for the growth of these nano materials, come from the semiconductor industry.

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