IESA WINWire Oct 22 - Nov 02  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

UP Government Approves IT Policy 2012
Source:; October 20, 2012

At a Cabinet meeting in Lucknow, chaired by chief minister Akhilesh Yadav, the Uttar Pradesh (UP) government approved the much awaited IT Policy 2012, to boost IT, IT enabled services (ITES) and electronics industry in the state.

$40 tablet tries to compete with mighty
Source: Deccan Chronicle; October 22, 2012

A $40 tablet, by selling in places Silicon Valley barely notices, may change the competitive landscape.
The inexpensive device is called a Ubislate 7Ci, made by a London company called Datawind. Its initial market is schools in India.

Intel, AMD see end of desktop PC
Source: Electronics Weekly Blog; October 22, 2012

The PC market was once the engine room of the global semiconductor market, writes Richard Wilson. But no longer.
The two largest microprocessor suppliers to the PC market, Intel and AMD, see sales under pressure as smartphones and tablets take over as the chip market's biggest revenue source.

Global Wireless Communication Chipsets Market worth $20.4 Billion by 2017
Source: Plant Automation Technology; October 22, 2012

The overall market size for Wi-Fi chipsets stood at $2.65 billion in 2010, which phenomenally increased to $4.6 billion by 2011, with robust demand and deployment of Wi-Fi chipsets in all digital consumer electronics, the major share of revenue contributed by smartphones and tablet PCs.

Part 2: Dr Avneesh Agrawal - President, Qualcomm India & South Asia
Source: Light Reading India; October 22, 2012

Dr Avneesh Agrawal, who took over as Qualcomm Inc. (Nasdaq: QCOM)'s President for the India region, discussed about new technology challenges and market-share in an interview with Light Reading India.

New finding could pave way to faster, smaller electronics
Source: University of California; October 23, 2012

University of California, Davis, researchers for the first time have looked inside gallium manganese arsenide, a type of material known as a "dilute magnetic semiconductor" that could open up an entirely new class of faster, smaller devices based on an emerging field known as “spintronics.”

Broadcom signs agreement with Hyundai to power next-generation connected car
Source: Green Technology; October 23, 2012

Broadcom Corporation, a provider of semiconductor solutions for wired and wireless communications, has signed a joint development agreement with Hyundai Motor Company to power the next-generation connected car.

Bangalore Inc chips in to deal with the muck
Source: Times of India; October 26, 2012

Recognizing the enormity of the problem,corporate bigwigs,industry body representatives,social entrepreneurs and others came together to discuss and define a sustainable waste management at source programme.
...Holdings,representatives of industry bodies Nasscom,CII,BCIC,FKCCI, India Electronics & Semiconductor Association, Elcina,Kassia,Peenya Industries Association ,Indo American...

Govt. clears National Policy on Electronics
Source: My Iris; October 26, 2012

The Cabinet on Thursday cleared the National Policy on Electronics 2012, which aims to make the domestic electronic hardware manufacturing segment into a USD 400-billion industry by 2020.

Telecom Newsletter - October 22 to October 26, 2012
Source: India Infoline Ltd; October 26, 2012

Idea Cellular Ltd has posted a net profit after tax of Rs. 2400.40 mn for the quarter ended September 30, 2012 as compared to Rs. 1057.60 mn for the quarter ended September 30, 2011.

IT Newsletter - October 22 to October 26, 2012
Source: India Infoline Ltd; October 26, 2012

Mahindra Satyam, a leading global consulting and IT services provider, announced that it has appointed Ms. Rebecca ‘Becky’ Blalock as Strategic Advisor for its Energy & Utilities (E&U) business.

Samsung reports profit of $7.4 billion for Q3 2012
Source: Fone Arena; October 26, 2012

Samsung has reported operating profit of 8.12 trillion won ($7.4 billion) for the third quarter of 2012. That’s a 91% year-on-year increase . The net profit was 6.56 trillion won. The Mobile unit accounted for more than 50% of revenue with 26.25 trillion in this quarter, 82% increase year-on-year.

Indian start-up to set up three design centres
Source: EE Times India; October 26, 2012

Dreamchip Electronics Pvt Ltd, a start-up in the electronic system design and fabless semiconductor space, is planning to set up three system design centres in India over the next 12 months.

Govt, states sign MoU for speedy rollout of broadband network
Source: The Economic Times; October 26, 2012

The Centre today signed a tripartite agreement with 16 state and UT governments and a special purpose vehicle BBNL to expedite the mission of connecting every gram panchayat with broadband network.

India - China to Achieve Trade Target of USD100 billion by 2015
Source: CII; October 26, 2012

Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) in association with the Ministry of Commerce & Industry, Government of India and the Embassy of India, Beijing is organizing the “India Show” concurrently with the 6th China International Auto Parts Expo from 26-28 October, 2012 in Beijing.
...Chairman, China Chamber of Commerce for Import and Exports of Machinery and Electronic products (CCCME), said that the Indian auto parts sector is...

Freescale Semiconductor Financials Show Improvement
Source: Solid State Technology; October 27, 2012

Embedded processing solutions company Freescale Semiconductor Ltd. (NYSE: FSL) recently announced its financial results for the third quarter ended September 28th, posting net sales of $ 1.01 billion, compared to $ 1.14 billion in the third quarter of last year.

Odisha braces for new info, communication policy
Source: The Pioneer; October 28, 2012

Having an eye on more investments in the information and communications technology (ICT), the State Government is mulling a new ICT policy soon.

Chinese Smartphones Account For Over 30 Per Cent In 2013
Source:; October 29, 2012

According to DRAMeXchange, with component cost continually decreasing, many mobile phone makers are developing entry to mid-level smartphones in an effort to increase market share.

India against trade pact on electronics
Source:; October 30, 2012

Signing the pact could result in a disadvantage to the domestic electronics manufacturing industry.

Cosmic Circuits wins TSMC AMS IP Partner of the Year Award
Source: Company Website; October 30, 2012

Cosmic Circuits, a leading provider of differentiated Analog & Mixed Signal IP cores, today announced that it received the TSMC “Analog & Mixed Signal IP Partner of the Year” Award for 2012. The award recognizes Cosmic Circuits’ contributions to TSMC’s IP Alliance Program.

PMC Reports Third Quarter 2012 Results
Source: Satellite Spotlight; October 30, 2012

PMC® (Nasdaq:PMCS), the semiconductor innovator transforming networks that connect, move and store big data, today reported results for the third quarter ended September 30, 2012.

Apple announces changes in its ranks
Source:; October 30, 2012

Apple today announced executive management changes that will encourage even more collaboration between the company's hardware, software, and services teams. As part of these changes, Jony Ive, Bob Mansfield, Eddy Cue and Craig Federighi will add more responsibilities to their roles. Apple also announced that Scott Forstall will leave Apple next year and serve as an advisor to CEO Tim Cook in the interim.

NXP Delivers NFC To Windows Phone 8 Devices
Source:; October 31, 2012

NXP Semiconductors N.V. announced that Microsoft's Windows Phone 8 operating system will integrate the software stack of NXP’s NFC controller, the PN544, enabling rich user experiences and convenient interactions for mobile users.

Apple's iPad mini has display from rival Samsung
Source: The Economic Times; November 1, 2012

Apple Inc's new iPad mini includes a display from South Korea's Samsung Electronics Co Ltd, a key supplier but also the Silicon Valley tech giant's fiercest rival in a global mobile-device war.

AMD to offer ARM-based processors
Source: China Daily; November 1, 2012

Advanced Micro Devices Inc, a United States-based semiconductor maker, said on Tuesday will roll out its first 64-bit ARM technology based processors aimed at the data center and cloud markets by 2014.

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