IESA WINWire September 15 - 21  2012
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Cosmic Circuits Launches Nebula 12 Contest
Source:; September 15, 2012

Cosmic Circuits, a leading provider of differentiated Analog, Mixed-Signal and Connectivity IP cores, announced the launch of the 5th edition of the electronic circuit design contest 'Nebula'.

STMicroelectronics Reveals Advanced Power MOSFET Family to Tackle Emerging Eco-Design Standards and Green-Energy Opportunities
Source: APN News; September 15, 2012

A new family of rugged, high-efficiency power products from STMicroelectronics , a global semiconductor leader serving customers across the spectrum of electronics applications, enables technology companies to satisfy stricter power and efficiency targets set by eco-design standards and to target green-energy applications such as solar micro-inverters, photovoltaic string inverters and electric vehicles.

Intel's Show Signals Market Shift From PC to Mobile Devices
Source: Channel World India; September 15, 2012

This year's Intel Developer Forum was upstaged by Apple's iPhone 5 launch event, which to some show attendees felt like a reprise of last year, when IDF had to compete with Microsoft's Build conference.

Freescale Semiconductor organized a run to promote greener Noida while raising awareness about the benefits of good health
Source: Solid State Technology; September 17, 2012

Freescale Semiconductor, a global leader in embedded processing solutions, today held the "Freescale Family Run for Greener Noida." The 4-km run covered the Noida film city area and started at 7:00 am with about 100 participants.

Economy a Factor Again in Growing Inventory and Slowing Demand for Semiconductors
Source: iSuppli; September 17, 2012

Entering August, the two issues highlighted are still the determining factors driving demand and revenue for the semiconductor industry and silicon suppliers. The overall global economic picture has not improved in fact it has deteriorated.

Predictable semiconductor cycle ahead?
Source:; September 17, 2012

Despite the increasingly negative predictions of semiconductor forecasters, predictable change in the semiconductor industry comes from monitoring capital investment. From this, we can predict the supply side of the supply/demand balance. Macro-economic factors tend to drive the demand side and these are currently uncertain .

Taiwan semiconductor market to hit CAGR of 6.6% between 2011 and 2015
Source: WooEB News; September 17, 2012

The Semiconductor market in Taiwan is to grow at a CAGR of 6.6 percent over the period 2011-2015. One of the key factors contributing to this market growth is the increasing technological advancement taking place with regards to semiconductor manufacturing.

SoC silicon--Powerful building block to enable soft networks
Source: TechOnline India; September 18, 2012

Here, we take a look at the fundamental enabling technologies that will deliver the computing power, connectivity, bandwidth, performance and economics for tomorrow's soft network infrastructure.

Advanced Smart-Card ICs From STMicroelectronics Increase Security and Flexibility for Ticketing, Payments and e-ID
Source: Yahoo! Singapore Finance; September 18, 2012

STMicroelectronics ( NYSE : STM ), a global semiconductor leader serving customers across the spectrum of electronics applications, has revealed its next generation of secure microcontrollers for transport, banking and e-ID applications. The secure micros leverage ST's advanced 90nm manufacturing technology to enhance security and support for preferred smartcard standards in major territories worldwide.

Semiconductor Company Aquantia Raises $21 Million
Source:; September 19, 2012

Aquantia, a developer of 10Gigabit Ethernet connectivity solutions for cloud computing and data center deployments, announced this morning that it has raised $21 million in Series E funding to meet demand for its 40nm 10GBASE-T PHY solution.

iPhone 5 Carries $199 BOM
Source:; September 19, 2012

The new iPhone 5 carries a bill of materials (BOM) of $199 for the low-end model with 16Gbytes of NAND flash memory, according to a preliminary virtual teardown conducted by the IHS iSuppli Teardown Analysis Service.

Challenging contest for PG engineering students
Source: The Hindu; September 19, 2012

SANKHYA Embedded Systems Architecture Contest 2013 (SESA 2013) – has been launched for research scholars, research assistants in engineering and technology and post graduate engineering students to solve a problem of their choice using technology.

ZTE and Altair Semiconductor to Partner on 4G Trial in Japan
Source: LteWorld; September 19, 2012

Altair Semiconductor (, the world's leading developer of ultra-low power, small footprint and high performance 4G LTE chipsets, today announced that it has teamed up with ZTE Corporation, a leading global provider of telecommunications equipment and network solutions, to conduct a joint AXGP trial in Japan.

Where India stands today on missile technology
Source: IBN Live; September 19, 2012

India's Integrated Guided Missile Development Programme (IGMDP) has conclusively got past its crucial make-or-break stage. The programme, that was envisioned under the leadership of Mrs Indira Gandhi in the late 1970s and was started in the early 1980s, has been further consolidated with an exponentially expanded plan in the latter years to include every tactical and strategic stand-off platforms deemed necessary for the nation's defensive and offensive abilities.

HCL Technologies inks IT Infrastructure Management deal with Freescale Semiconductor
Source: Indian-Commodity; September 20, 2012

HCL Technologies (HCL), the global IT services provider, has entered into a landmark five year, multi-million dollar deal with Freescale Semiconductor, a global leader in embedded processing solutions. HCL will serve as an exclusive technology partner for Freescale, managing and strategically transforming their end-to-end corporate IT Infrastructure landscape. This deal reinforces HCL's IT leadership in the semiconductor industry.

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