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"Policy Support Will Drive Electronics Manufacturing In India"
Source: EFYTimes.com; September 29, 2012

http://news.efytimes.com/e1/91643/Policy-Support-Will-Drive-Electronics-Manufacturing-In-India

Captains of the Electronics Industry met in New Delhi on September 27, 2012 for ELCINA's annual meet and the ELCINA EFY Awards.

Digital cameras and webcams driving growth for IC designers
Source: Tom's Hardware; September 29, 2012

http://www.tomshardware.co.uk/digital-cameras,news-22122.html

Shipments to the digital-camera and webcam segments are driving growth for IC designers, such as Syntek Semiconductor, Sunplus Technology, Ali, and Sonix Technology, according to market sources. Syntek has received orders from a first-tier digital camera maker, with shipments expected to begin in small volumes in October, the sources said.

Samsung To Produce STMicroelectronics Products
Source: Electronicsforyou.com; September 29, 2012

http://news.electronicsforu.com/e1/fullnewsele.asp?edid=91556

Samsung Electronics announced foundry production of STMicroelectronics leading products using 32/28nm High-K Metal Gate (HKMG) process technology. STMicroelectronics has selected Samsung Electronics foundry business to provide it with products at the 32/28nm process node. The relationship has already resulted in taping-out of a dozen ST advanced system-on-chip (SoC) devices for mobile, consumer and network applications.

Intel hopes to grab tablet market share with new ‘Atom’ processor
Source: Firstpost.com; September 29, 2012

http://www.firstpost.com/tech/intel-launches-windows-8-tablets-with-new-atom-processor-471891.html

Intel Corp roped in device makers such as Samsung Electronics Co Ltd and Hewlett Packard Co on Thursday to showcase tablets powered by its new “Atom” processor — a chip it hopes will help it biannually break into that crowded market.

Finance Ministry opposes levy on electronic products imports
Source: The Economic Times; September 30, 2012

http://articles.economictimes.indiatimes.com/2012-09-30/news/34177451_1_cess-electronics-system-design-e-governance

Information Technology Ministry's proposal to levy a cess on import of electronic products to create a corpus for development of domestic industry, has been opposed by the Finance Ministry.

Semiconductor may start production in 2013
Source: Kentucky.com; October 1, 2012

http://www.kentucky.com/2012/09/30/2355280/semiconductor-may-start-production.html

A multi-billion dollar semiconductor may begin producing a critical base component in solar energy panels starting in 2013.

Worldwide wafer fab equipment spending to dip 13.3%: Gartner
Source: The Economic Times; October 1, 2012

http://articles.economictimes.indiatimes.com/2012-10-01/news/34198066_1_gartner-dip-worldwide-wafer-fab-equipment

Worldwide wafer fab equipment (WFE) spending is on pace to total USD 31.4 billion in 2012, a decline of 13.3 per cent from the previous calendar year figure of USD 36.2 billion, according to Gartner, Inc.

IMS Research : CPV market to double in 2012
Source: Compound Semiconductor; October 2, 2012

http://www.compoundsemiconductor.net/csc/news-details/id/19735559/name/IMS-Research-:-CPV-market-to-double-in-201.html

The concentrated photovoltaic (CPV) market is forecast to double in 2012 and reach almost 90 MW or $325 million, according to a new report from IMS Research (recently acquired by IHS Inc.).

Global Semiconductor Sales Remain Flat in August
Source: The Telegraph; October 2, 2012

http://www.telegraphindia.com/pressrelease/prnw/dc85632.html

The Semiconductor Industry Association (SIA), representing U.S. leadership in semiconductor manufacturing and design, today announced that worldwide sales of semiconductors reached $24.30 billion for the month of August 2012, a slight increase of 0.1 percent from the previous month when sales were $24.27 billion and a 3.2 percent decrease from the August 2011 total of $25.1 billion. Year-to-date sales reached $189.46 billion in August 2012, down 4.6 percent compared to the same time last year.

Indians account for one-third of immigrant-led startups in US
Source: Deccan Herald; October 3, 2012

http://www.deccanherald.com/content/282693/indians-account-one-third-immigrant.html

High-tech startups founded by immigrants from India have grown phenomenally in US amidst a decline in immigrant entrepreneurs considered a critical source of fuel for the US economy, according to a new study.

$75.5 Billion Wireless Industry is Fastest Growing Market for Semiconductor Consumption
Source: Webindia123.com; October 3, 2012

http://news.webindia123.com/news/press_showdetailsPR.asp?id=480624

The wireless market is currently the single fastest growing application for semiconductors on earth, thanks to major consumer demand for smartphones, which has led to increased wireless base station rollouts and additional network infrastructure.

Odisha readies draft MoU for Hsinchu science park
Source: Business Standard; October 3, 2012

http://www.business-standard.com/india/news/odisha-readies-draft-mou-for-hsinchu-science-park/488314/

The Odisha government has readied the draft MoU (memorandum of understanding) to be signed with the government of Hsinchu science county of Taiwan for developing a world class science and technology park in the city.

Is America Becoming Fab-less?
Source: American Economic Alert; October 3, 2012

http://americaneconomicalert.org/view_art.asp?Prod_ID=5832

# of large-scale semiconductor fabrication facilities under construction globally, 2011: 27

# of large-scale semiconductor fabrication facilities under construction in China, 2011: 18

IT industry to lose blanket exemption from labour laws
Source: The Hindu; October 5, 2012

http://www.thehindu.com/todays-paper/tp-national/tp-karnataka/it-industry-to-lose-blanket-exemption-from-labour-laws/article3966935.ece

IT and IT-enabled service (ITeS) companies in the State have been asked to submit drafts of their Industrial Employment Standing Orders by December 31, according to a government notification on Tuesday.

Samsung puts quarterly profit at record high again
Source: Sify.com; October 5, 2012

http://www.sify.com/finance/Samsung-puts-quarterly-profit-at-record-high-again-news-news-mkff5bjjcfa.html

Samsung Electronics Co. tipped all-time high quarterly operating profit, likely driven by strong sales of high-end smartphones that offset weak semiconductor orders.

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