IESA WINWire Nov 17 - Nov 23  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 30, 2012. Click on the link for details

Local production of semiconductors remains in slomo
Source:; November 17, 2012

The market is likely to touch $13.3b by 2016. But this output will still fall short of demand. According to research firm Gartner, the total addressable market (TAM) for semiconductors in India at the end of 2012, is expected to be about $8 billion. This figure is projected to grow to $13.3 billion by 2016, a compounded annual growth rate (CAGR) of 12.4 per cent.

Hardware’s Y2K moment
Source:; November 17, 2012

The government believes the new policies for electronics hardware will lead to another Y2K moment for India. It has touching faith that the coming together of growth drivers — a ready market and the new policies — puts electronics manufacture on a cusp similar to the one our IT industry found itself on a little over a decade ago and made the most of.

Industrial Semiconductors Hiccup After Market Slows Down
Source: iSuppli; November 17, 2012

The semiconductor market for industrial electronics faces lower revenue by the end of 2012 after expected growth among key chip suppliers failed to materialize earlier this year, according to an IHS iSuppli Industrial Electronics market tracker report from information and analytics provider IHS......

Analog Signal Consumption In India Is Around $1 Billion: Analog Devices
Source:; November 17, 2012

Analog Devices, Inc (ADI) has introduced a series of non-volatile single-, dual- and quad-channel digital potentiometers (digiPOTs) that improve component matching in industrial and communication control systems by featuring resistance tolerance of ± 1 percent (typ).

Electronics Manufacturing Cluster Scheme Opens For Application
Source:; November 19, 2012

The scheme aims to develop about 200 clusters across the country, and provide employment to around 28 million people. The Electronics Manufacturing Cluster (EMC) scheme, a part of the National Policy on Electronics (NPE), was approved by the Union Cabinet in July 2012.

LED revenues a bright spot in the industrial market
Source: LED Luminaries - Electronics Weekly Blog; November 19, 2012

2012 revenue for industrial semiconductors - used in a wide array of application markets from home automation to aeronautics and military purposes - will be $31.4bn, up 3% from 2011, says IHS. David Manners writes: Last year the market grew 9% after 35% growth in 2010.

IBM, Brazil's richest man to be partners in chip factory
Source:; November 20, 2012

Brazilian authorities announced Monday the construction of a semiconductor factory costing 1 billion reais ($500 million) that will have among its partners IBM and Eike Batista, Brazil's richest man.

NXP introduces low power wireless microcontrollers
Source: Computer Business Review; November 20, 2012

The JN516x family supports JenNet-IP, ZigBee Light Link, ZigBee Smart Energy, ZigBee Home Automation and RF4CE. UK based semiconducter firm NXP Semiconductors has introduced JN516x family, new ultra-low-power wireless microcontrollers for JenNet-IP, ZigBee and other IEEE 802.15.4 applications.

Riding on a chip
Source: The Times Of India; November 21, 2012

Remember Steel Authority of India's catchy slogan: "There is a little bit of SAIL in everybody's life"? Ganapathy Subramaniam's Cosmic Circuits could replace 'SAIL' in that line and it would be almost as apt. Cosmic's intellectual property (IP) is present in every leading cellphone and tablet in the world. The Bangalore-based semiconductor startup, founded in 2005, already has over 500 IPs in what is called the analog and mixed signal circuit space..

Samsung wins 27 CES 2013 Innovation Awards
Source:; November 21, 2012

Samsung Electronics, a market leader and award-winning innovator in consumer electronics, semiconductors and telecommunications, has won 27 prestigious International Consumer Electronics Show (CES) 2013 Innovations awards. CES, the world's largest consumer technology trade show held by the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA) every year, has honoured Samsung with 117 awards in the past four years.

India clocks lowest global growth with 18 million dip in mobile users in Q3: Ericsson
Source: Telecom Lead; November 21, 2012

With 18 million dip in mobile user base in Q3, India had the lowest growth in mobile subscriptions among all telecom markets in the world, according to Ericsson.
While India’s mobile user base decreased to 913 million in third quarter, China added 38 million users to reach 1100 million.

Andhra Pradesh Set To Become An Electronics Manufacturing Hub
Source:; November 22, 2012

With India striving to make its electronics and hardware industry touch US$ 400 billion by 2020, this is a good time for the states to develop their manufacturing bases—something Andhra Pradesh is ready to do with its new Electronics Hardware Policy in place..

Govt wants Indian firms to buy struggling global tech majors
Source: Business Line; November 22, 2012

The Department of Electronics and IT (DeitY) will approach large Indian corporates to encourage them to acquire foreign technology majors such as Research in Motion , Nokia and Ericsson. The move is part of the department’s blueprint to market its recently announced schemes to promote electronic manufacturing.

After Imagination, now Ceva bids for MIPS
Source: EE Times India; November 23, 2012

IP licensor MIPS Technologies announced that it has received an unsolicited proposal from Ceva Inc. Ceva, a DSP IP licensor, has offered Rs.396.83 crore ($75 million) in cash for MIPS in an attempt to outbid GPU licensing company Imagination Technologies.

A new chip co movement
Source: Business Today; November 23, 2012

RBR Layout is a world apart from glitzy Whitefield or Electronic City where most of Bangalore's globally-renowned technology companies have their offices. Yet it is in this smelly, rundown neighbourhood that Saankhya Labs, one of just a handful of Indian companies that makes chips - the vital brain inside every electronic device - used to be located……Of the indigenous chipmakers, Cosmic Circuits is by far the most successful.

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