IESA WINWire Nov 03 - Nov 09  2012
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IESA Technovation Awards 2012

Technovation Awards - Celebrating Excellence in ESDM’ aim to recognize role models and excellence in the electronics and semiconductor ecosystem. The Awards will honor India’s best individual contributors and organizations that drive the industry forward; and provide them with a platform to showcase their achievements and product successes. Nominations open till November 16, 2012. Click on the link for details .

MSIPS Guidelines
Source:; November 3, 2012


Notification…..Electronics Manufacturing Clusters (EMC) Scheme to provide world-class infrastructure for attracting investments in the Electronics Systems design and Manufacturing (ESDM) Sector.

U.S. semiconductor employment reaches nearly 250,000
Source: TechOnline India; November 3, 2012

Semiconductor manufacturing jobs increase by 3.7 percent over previous year, outpace overall U.S. job growth. The Semiconductor Industry Association (SIA) has said that the U.S. semiconductor industry now employs almost a quarter of a million workers and added jobs three times faster than the rest of the U.S. economy, according to an analysis of government data. Total direct U.S. semiconductor employment is estimated at 244,800.

Global Foundries to become profitable by 2015
Source: World News; November 3, 2012


ATIC, the Advanced Technology Investment Company, a subsidiary of Mubadala, is expecting its semiconductor manufacturing company, Global Foundries, to become a sustainable profitable enterprise by 2015, ATIC’s CEO Ebrahim Ajami said.

NXP Introduces Next Generation NFC Tag IC Products
Source: Gadgets - TMCnet; November 3, 2012

NXP Semiconductors recently introduced the second generation of its NFC tag (News - Alert) IC suite of products.

IESA Chairman: India strong in semiconductor and software but not putting it together
Source: EE Herald; November 5, 2012

The young semiconductor industry body IESA (India Semiconductor Association) is rich-body with wide range of membership with around 50%+ members are India based and 40%+ members are MNCs. IESA is playing increasing role in India’s electronics market by actively engaging with Government in sharing the information and expertise..

Samsung Galaxy S III smartphone sales pass 30 million
Source: The New Indian Express; November 5, 2012

Samsung says it has sold more than 30 million flagship Galaxy S III smartphones in about five months, making it one of the fastest selling smartphones in the world.

Produce knowledge consistently, Nobel laureate tells varsities
Source: Deccan Herald; November 5, 2012

The freedom given to universities would be rendered meaningless if they did not take the initiative to consistently produce knowledge, said Nobel laureate Rudolph Marcus on Monday.

Global Semiconductor Sales Up Slightly in September
Source: StockRants; November 6, 2012

The Semiconductor Industry Association (SIA), representing U.S. leadership in semiconductor manufacturing and design, today announced that worldwide sales of semiconductors reached $24.79 billion for the month of September 2012, a 2 percent increase from the prior month when sales were $24.30 billion.

Small Cell Semiconductors: Zero to $500M in Five Years
Source: Dallas Morning News; November 6, 2012


A new forecast published today predicts dramatic growth in the semiconductor market supporting small cells, from $90M in 2012 to more than $650M in 2017. In particular, semiconductors supporting carrier-grade small cells (excluding consumer and enterprise femtocells) will ramp from practically zero revenue in 2012 to a staggering $500M in 2017.

China integrated circuit manufacturing market to grow at CAGR of 14.62% between 2011 and 2015
Source: Trans World News; November 6, 2012

The Integrated Circuit Manufacturing industry in China is to grow at a CAGR of 14.62 percent over the period 2011-2015. One of the key factors contributing to this market growth is the increasing demand for semiconductor-based devices. The Integrated Circuit Manufacturing industry in China has also been witnessing an increasing demand for electronic products. However, the global economic slowdown could pose a challenge to the growth of this market.

Cars will be designed like chips, says Mentor CEO
Source: Electronics Weekly; November 7, 2012

It may seem improbable but cars will one day be designed like multi-million transistor semiconductors.
The design methods of complex system emulation and simulation that are necessary for complex chip and PCB design are being applied to the design of in-car electronic networking systems.

Qualcomm Forecasts Sales, Profit That Top Analyst Estimates
Source: Bloomberg; November 8, 2012

Qualcomm Inc. (QCOM) gained a bigger market value than Intel Corp. (INTC) for the first time after it forecast results that topped analysts’ predictions, adding to evidence that smartphones are gaining ground at the expense of computers..

China, Taiwan IC industries need cooperation, not competition, says ex-Datang CEO
Source: Digitimes; November 8, 2012

The semiconductor industries in China and Taiwan should develop ways to cooperate, rather than compete, with each other, according to Shao Jun Wei, former CEO and president for Datang Telecom Technology.

Top 20 semiconductor growth rates veer widely
Source: Electronics Weekly; November 8, 2012

The top 20 semiconductor suppliers have growth rates ranging from +31% to –17%, says IC Insights.
GlobalFoundries, Qualcomm, and TSMC are expected to register strong double-digit growth this year.

Communication to IESA Members from Chairman, IESA

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