IESA WINWire September 08 - 14  2012
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"India is very important market for ST"
Source: EE Times India, September 8, 2012

"In India, STMicroelectronics has witnessed more than 50 per cent growth over their last year's sales compared to the past three years (YoY)," Bertrand Denis, senior manager—microcontrollers division, STMicroelectronics, told EE Times India in an exclusive interview.EE Times-India:

Tablets and Smartphones Help Power Management Chip Market to Rebound in Q2
Source: IHS iSuppli's, September 8, 2012

After six months of decline, the market for power management semiconductors likely recovered in the second quarter due to strong demand from electronic products including smartphones and media tablets, according to a preliminary estimate from the IHS iSuppli Power Management Market Tracker from information and analytics provider IHS (NYSE: IHS).

Prepaid Meter: An overview
Source: TechOnline India; September 10, 2012

These prepaid meters significantly cut down the burden on the part of the utility provider as the traditional metering scheme requires much manual effort as personnel need to visit the consumer premises periodically to collect energy consumption data, following which the bills are paid electronically or by a visit to the utility office.

Fujitsu taps Mentor for SerDes SI analysis tool
Source: EE Times India; September 10, 2012

Fujitsu Semiconductor Ltd has adopted the Mentor Graphics HyperLynx Signal Integrity (SI) analysis product for deploying their new 5Gbit/s USB 3.0 technology.Fujitsu Semiconductor says it integrated their IBIS-AMI (I/O Buffer Information Specification

Apple iPhone 5 Could Account For 4.4% Of 2013 Semi Revs
Source:; September 9, 2012

In case you need another reason to pay attention on Wednesday when Apple rolls out the iPhone 5, consider how much the launch is going to mean to the semiconductor industry.

Semiconductors grown on graphene could fundamentally change semiconductor industry
Source: ScienceDaily; September 9, 2012

Researchers at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) have patented and are commercializing GaAs nanowires grown on graphene, a hybrid material with competitive properties. Semiconductors grown on graphene are expected to become the basis for new types of device systems, and could fundamentally change the semiconductor industry. The technology underpinning their approach has recently been described in a publication in the American research journal Nano Letters.

Silicon Wafers Will Weigh Down Semiconductor Materials Market In 2012
Source: Seeking Alpha; September 12, 2012

I pointed out in a recent article on Seeking Alpha that the semiconductor industry will not get out of the red for all of 2012. As we go down the supply chain, both semiconductor equipment and materials will feel the impact of lower semiconductor sales, which are primarily driven by dour macroeconomics.

Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Assigned Patent
Source: Technology News; September 12, 2012

Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing, Hsin-Chu, Taiwan, has been assigned a patent (8,261,219) developed by four co-inventors for a "system on chip development with reconfigurable multi-project wafer technology." The co-inventors are Kun-Lung Chen, Taipei, Taiwan, Shine Chien Chung, Taipei Hsien, Taiwan, Yung-Chin Hou, Taipei, Taiwan, and Yu-Chun Wu, Allentown, Pa.

Samsung Invests $4 Million in Carbon Design Systems, Companies Enter Into Strategic Partnership
Source:; September 12, 2012

Carbon Design Systems™ Inc., the leading supplier of virtual platform and secure model solutions, announced today that it received $4 million in investment funding from Samsung Venture Investment Corporation. Additionally, the companies have entered into a strategic partnership.

Vitesse Signs India Distributor
Source: San Fernando Valley Business Journal; September 12, 2012

Vitesse Semiconductor Corp. has partnered with a distributor in India in recognition that country will be the second largest mobile broadband market in the world in coming years.

Chemical and Component Opportunities in Asia
Source: PCB007 IConnect007; September 12, 2012

As Asia has dominated in displays, photovoltaics, semiconductor manufacture and other technology sectors, so too will it dominate in making and integrating better components and consumer electronics using the new materials that are enabling devices to be lighter, more robust, flexible, more power efficient and higher performance.

Semiconductor Equipment Revenues Should Be Down At Least 10% In 2012
Source: Seeking Alpha; September 13, 2012

In an article in Seeking Alpha on August 14, I projected that the semiconductor industry would stay in the red for all of CY 2012 (see "Semiconductor Industry Will Stay In The Red for All of 2012". Since then other market research companies such as IHS ( have lowered forecasts in agreement with my analysis.

Chips that locate hidden explosives
Source: Cybermedia India Online Limited News; September 13, 2012

Israeli engineers have developed small affordable chips that will be able to see through packages and clothing to image whether they are carrying contraband and concealed explosives and take the fight against terrorism to a higher level, a report says.

Industry Needs to Step Up, Save PC: Intel
Source: Channel World India; September 13, 2012

If the PC industry can't come up with a better way to make the PC a part of our Internet-crazed lives, then it will continue down its current path to becoming a has-been in the high-tech world.

Industrial Chip Market Forecast to Grow to $55B in 2017
Source: PCB 007; September 14, 2012

Revenues for semiconductors in the industrial sector are forecast to grow from $32.4 billion in 2011 to $55.2 billion in 2017, a CAGR of 9.3 percent, according to the recent Semicast study “Industrial & Medical Semiconductor Service — 2012 Edition".

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