IESA WINWire Oct 13 - Oct 19  2012
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Hubli Joins The Circuit
Source: Business Today; October 12, 2012

Karnataka's Hubli is home to growing bunch of tech start-ups the city," says Vivek Pawar, CEO of chip design company Sankalp Semiconductors. "On average, they employed around 10 people.

Smart card market in India to reach $1B by 2015, will grow at 12.3% CAGR: CMR report
Source:; October 12, 2012

The smart card market in India is expected to generate Rs 5,276.6 crore ($1 billion approx.) in revenues by 2015, an increase of Rs 2,173 crore from Rs 3,103.6 crore revenues in 2011. During the same period (from 2012-15), the market is set to grow at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 12.3 per cent, according a report released by CyberMedia Research (CMR).

Industry-government cooperation vital: IT secy
Source: Cybermedia India Online Limited News; October 13, 2012

DoT secretary and telecom commission chairman R Chandrashekhar believes that the ICT industry is at the threshold of an exciting phase.

DC/DC converter achieves 95% efficiency
Source: Technology News; October 14, 2012

NXP Semiconductors introduces its DC6M DC/DC switching regulator family featuring a very high 6-MHz frequency, ultra-low output voltage ripple performance of 7 mV, and high efficiency up to 95%.

Solar phone charger apps can steal data
Source:; October 15, 2012

The effectiveness of these types of applications varies from the useful to the negligible, so a little research is required, according to a Symantec report released in October.

Prepaid Meter: An Overview
Source: TechOnline India; October 15, 2012

Currently, single-phase prepaid meters do not support real-time monitoring of the meter to determine parameters such as tamper, load profile, time based tariff plans etc. This could result in fraud and losses to the utility provider.

Innovation Qualcomm India 2012 Live Coverage starts tomorrow
Source: Fone Arena; October 15, 2012

Innovation Qualcomm is an annual mobile industry event which brings India’s brightest minds including equipment and device manufacturers, operators, developers to content providers, media and analysts. FoneArena is proud to be the official online partner for the IQ 2012.

Cosmic Circuits’ is demonstrating its solutions for MIPI-based applications at the MIPI Alliance Demo Day in Miami
Source: Company Website ; October 15, 2012

Cosmic Circuits, a leading provider of differentiated Analog, Mixed-Signal and Connectivity IP cores, today announced that it will be demonstrating its solutions for MIPI-based applications at the MIPI Alliance Demo Day in Miami on the 16th of October.

ELCINA-EFY Awards the Best Talent in Indian Electronics Industry
Source: Plant Automation Technology; October 16, 2012

Both ELCINA and EFY Have Been Set up for More Than 40 Years With the Common Objective of Promoting Electronics Industry in India, Including Electronics Hardware Manufacture and Services.

Chinese telecom firm Huawei launches LTE handset in India with Qualcomm and Bharti Airtel
Source: The Economic Times; October 16, 2012

Chinese telecom firm Huawei today launched the first LTE handset in the country in partnership with chipset maker Qualcomm and Bharti Airtel.

Cosmic Circuits at the TSMC OIP Ecosystem Forum
Source: Company Website ; October 16, 2012

Cosmic Circuits will be attending the TSMC OIP Ecosystem Forum in San Jose. Cosmic Circuits offers a broad portfolio of differentiated Analog, mixed-signal and connectivity IP cores in nanometer technology nodes.

FY13 growth will be less than Nasscom projection: MindTree
Source: Business Standard; October 17, 2012

Raising concerns over the uncertain global economic environment, midsize information technology services company MindTree has moderated its growth projection for the financial year 2013. The Bangalore-based company, which had earlier projected revenue growth of 11-14 per cent on a par with the Nasscom guidance, today said it was expecting the growth to come down to below 11 per cent.

National ID cards drive gov't smart card market
Source: EE Times India; October 17, 2012

Government-issued smart card shipments are set to grow to 76.5 crore in 2017 driven by the adoption and migration to next generation smart national ID cards, according to ABI Research.National ID cards will account for the lion's share of shipments, jumping from 37 per cent in 2012 to 50 per cent in 2017, said ABI.

HCL Technologies Q1 2013 Revenues at US$ 1,114 mn, up 3.2% QoQ
Source: Daily News & Analysis; October 18, 2012

HCL Technologies Ltd. (HCL), a leading global IT services provider, today announced results for the quarter ended September 30 2012. HCL's quarterly revenues increased by 3.2% QoQ to US$ 1,114 mn.

IT investment region to start soon
Source: Business Standard; October 18, 2012

Chief Minister Jagadish Shettar on Wednesday said the work on establishment of the Information Technology Investment Region (ITIR) would commence before the state goes for the assembly polls early next year. “The work on ITIR project will commence before the next assembly elections,” he told reporters here after inaugurating BangaloreIT.Biz 2012 here.

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