IESA WINWire Nov 24 - Nov 30  2012
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Telecom industry growing at 31%: Govt
Source: Financial Express; November 23, 2012

The government today said communications industry has been growing at an annual average growth rate of 31.07 per cent during the last three years with total number of telephone connections rising to 95.14 crore at the end of March 31, 2012.

NXP Semiconductors Makes a Move: Up 2.8%
Source: Delayed Quotes - CBOE; November 23, 2012


One of today's notable stocks on the rise is NXP Semiconductors (NASDAQ:NXPI), up 2.8% to $24.00. The S&P is currently trading 1.1% higher to 1,406 and the Dow Jones Industrial Average is trading 1.1% higher to 12,973..

Conference on emerging business models in skill training to be held in Chennai on November 26, 2012
Source: Automotive Horizon; November 23, 2012

Automotive Horizon – 23/11-12 22:16 –
Confederation of Indian Industry (CII), in partnership with Tamil Nadu Skill Development Mission, Government of Tamil Nadu is organising a one day conference on 'Emerging Business Models in Skill Training - Opportunities and Challenges for Skill Providers' on November 26, 2012 at Hotel Hilton, Chennai
...Challenges. Dr M Pillai, Director, National Institute of Electronics and Information Technologies, Government of India will enlighten the audience...

Govt working on incentive policy for setting up of electronics testing labs
Source: Business Line; November 24, 2012

The Department of Electronics and Information Technology is working on a policy to incentivise entrepreneurs to set up electronics testing laboratories, as part of its plans to introduce a standards regime for all electronic products.

Intel, Creative Ink $50M Deal
Source: Gamut News; November 24, 2012

The world’s largest manufacturer of semiconductor products, Intel Corp. (INTC) recently announced a deal with Creative Technology Ltd. (CREAF) subsidiary ZiiLabs worth $50 million. The transaction is expected to be completed by the end of the year

Samsung To Stop Selling Batteries To Apple
Source:; November 25, 2012

The court room battle between South Korean Samsung and Cupertino-based Apple has entered the meeting room! Once upon a time, Apple was one of the major customers of Samsung for processors, displays, and other key components used in its devices but the ongoing long patent battle has resulted in a sour relationship between the two companies. In a recent development, Samsung has decided not to sell batteries for tablets and laptops to Apple. On the other hand, Apple has approached two Chinese battery makers for powering its devices..

Telecom sector looking to 4G upgradation: Semiconductor companies come up with innovative, low-cost technology
Source: The Economic Times; November 26, 2012

The dust kicked up by the 2G spectrum auction may finally be settling, but a storm is building up on another front. Telecom service-providers, smarting under stiff peer competition and high spectrum charges, have now got to upgrade their base stations to offer 3G and 4G facilities to maintain their competitive edge and cater to the high data and voice traffic demands.

Aakash-2 is not 'Made-in-China' product: DataWind
Source: EE Times India; November 26, 2012



In response to The Hindustan Times' article saying world's cheapest tablet PC Aakash-2 was made in China, Datawind said the article was "inaccurate and misleading." Datawind, the maker of Aakash, said the company manufactured the motherboard and kits of the first 10,000 units of Aakash-2 in its Chinese subcontractor's facilitie......

Government initiates probe into dumping of a chemical by China
Source: The Economic Times; November 27, 2012

India has initiated a probe into alleged dumping of a chemical, used in semiconductors and fertilisers, by China following complaints by domestic players.

Mobile Communications Equipment Market Set For Double Digit Growth This Year
Source:; November 28, 2012

Despite soft macroeconomic conditions, the market for mobile communications equipment will grow by a robust 13 percent this year, propelled by climbing shipments of mobile handsets and tablets, particularly devices supporting the 4G long term evolution (LTE) wireless standard..

Global chip market poised for an upswing in 2013
Source: EE Times Asia; November 28, 2012

According to the World Semiconductor Trade Statistics (WSTS) organisation, the global chip market will be worth $290 billion in 2012, down 3.2 per cent from 2011 but will recover in 2013 rising by 4.5 per cent. The news comes as the WSTS has revised its previous forecasts down and now predicts a weak end to the year for the global chip market.

Review of norms sought for Govt’s procurement of electronic goods
Source: Business Line; November 28, 2012

The Commerce and Finance Ministries have expressed concerns over the proposed policy to allow preferential market access to domestically manufactured electronic goods for all Government procurement.

Medical Electronics Market Poised to Hit $4.1B by FY 2012
Source:; November 29, 2012

The medical electronics market remains a steady source of revenue growth in semiconductors and is expected to reach nearly $4.1 billion in global revenue by the end of 2012, according to DataBeans. Over the next few years, sales will accelerate at a steady rate of 9% on average, thanks to rapidly aging populations and a greater emphasis on preventative care. Demand is rising for smarter and more sophisticated medical devices, especially those of the home use and implantable varieties.

Texas Instruments CEO Rich Templeton Awarded Semiconductor Industry's Top Honor
Source: IT News Online; November 29, 2012

The Semiconductor Industry Association (SIA), representing U.S. leadership in semiconductor manufacturing and design, today announced that Rich Templeton, chairman, president and CEO of Texas Instruments, has been named the 2012 recipient of SIA's highest honor, the Robert N. Noyce Award. SIA presents the Noyce Award annually in recognition of a leader who has made significant contributions to the U.S. semiconductor industry in technology or public policy.

Govt urges Indian firms to buy Nokia, RIM
Source: EE Times India; November 30, 2012

In a move to promote electronic manufacturing in the country, the Government is now encouraging large Indian corporates to buy struggling global tech majors such as Research in Motion, Nokia and Ericsson.

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