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IESA names new chairman
Source: EE Times India; April 5, 2013
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The India Electronics and Semiconductor Association (IESA) has announced the appointment of Sanjeev Keskar as its new chairman. Keskar is managing director sales, India & SEA, PMC-Sierra.He replaces Satya Gupta, who would continue on the Executive Council in his capacity as advisor.

Qualcomm jumps to 3rd place in chip ranking
Source: EE Times India; April 5, 2013

In 2012, the global semiconductor revenue fell 2.6 per cent from 2011 to reach Rs.16.12 lakh crore ($299.9 billion). With the overall market decline, the number of vendors that declined among the top 25 outnumbered those that grew, said market research firm Gartner Inc.

Worldwide Semiconductor Revenue Drops 2.6 Per cent In 2012: Gartner
Source:; April 6, 2013

Total worldwide semiconductor revenue has reached $300 billion in 2012, down 2.6 per cent from 2011, said a recent Gartner report. The top 25 semiconductor vendors' revenue declined slightly faster, at 2.8 per cent, than the industry as a whole and accounted for almost the same portion of the industry's total revenue — 68.9 per cent in 2012, compared with 69.0 per cent in 2011.

Next telecom revolution 10 times bigger: Pitroda
Source:; April 8, 2013

“I believe that first phase of the telecom revolution is about to end and the new telecom revolution is on the horizon right now,” said Pitroda while addressing an event held for the release of book titled ‘Rise and Decline of Telecommunication Revolution in India’ organised by The Associated Chambers of Commerce and Industry of India (ASSOCHAM).

Indian Consumer Electronics Market Outlook 2015
Source: IT News Online; April 8, 2013

With technological advancements and introduction of digital revolution in the country, the Indian consumer electronics industry has made rapid strides. The consumer electronics industry has seen the introduction of various innovative products and entry of many new players in the market over the past few years. With an increase in household income levels, rising awareness among consumers, thirst for acquiring latest technologies and localization of manufacturing, the Indian consumer electronics market is expected to grow at a CAGR of more than 17% during 2012-2015, according to our latest report "Indian Consumer Electronics Market Outlook 2015".

Europe the only region with growth
Source: Electronics Weekly; April 8, 2013

Europe was the only region in the world to report semi sales growth between January and February.
European semiconductor sales were up 1.4% in February compared to January, says WSTS.

Overall, European semiconductor sales in February 2013 amounted to US$ 2.681 billion. On a year-to-date basis semiconductor sales increased by 2.0% versus the same period in the year 2012.

STMicroelectronics Asia Pacific appoints WPI as Regional Distributor
Source: Energetica India; April 8, 2013

STMicroelectronics Asia Pacific Pte Ltd, the Singapore subsidiary of the global semiconductor leader serving customers across the spectrum of electronics applications, has announced the appointment of World Peace Industrial (WPI) Group as a regional distributor for the Greater China & South Asia Region. WPI is a Taiwan-based company that has been one of the most aggressively growing players, and as part of WPG Holdings, a leading distributor in Asia and among the top three distributors worldwide.

Delhi HC against self-regulation by electronic media industry
Source: Hindustan Times; April 9, 2013

Amid raging controversy over regulation of electronic media in India, the Delhi High Court on Tuesday recommended to the government to establish a statutory body to regulate the broadcast media, saying state intervention was necessary.

ST Microelectronics heads European research to secure lead in advanced MEMS devices
Source: Ferret; April 9, 2013

Global semiconductors specialist, ST Microelectronics has begun development of a pilot line for next-generation MEMS devices augmented with advanced technologies such as piezoelectric or magnetic materials and 3D packaging.

eOdisha – Towards A Digital Economy
Source: DigitalLearning Magazine -; April 9, 2013

Chief Minister of Odisha, Shri Naveen Patnaik inaugurates the e-Odisha Summit The revolution in Information and communications Technology (ICT) has brought a whole new agenda for governance into the realm of possibility.

...year. To accommodate future development in IT sector, particularly in Electronics System Design and Manufacturing (ESDM), the Government is developing...

Intersil’s New Power Factor Controller Provides Low Harmonic Distortion, Maximum Efficiency over Wide Voltage Ranges
Source: Press Release; April 10, 2013

Intersil Corporation (NASDAQ Global Select: ISIL), a world leader in the design and manufacture of high-performance analog, mixed signal and power semiconductors, has introduced a new active power factor controller that delivers minimal harmonic distortion (THD) and high power factor (PF) correction.

DeitY Identifies Five Districts As Brownfield EMCs Under MSIPS
Source:; April 10, 2013

The Department of Electronics and Information Technology (DeitY) has identified five districts in three states as Brownfield Electronics Manufacturing Clusters (EMC) for the purpose of Modified Special Incentive Package Scheme (MSIPS) in the Electronics Systems Design and Manufacturing (ESDM) sector. We are the first to bring this news to you and it is expected that DeitY will announce this notification any time today.

Odisha's new ICT policy aims to create 60,000 jobs
Source: Smart Investor; April 11, 2013

The state's proposed Information and Communication Technology (ICT) policy aims to create 60,000 jobs and increase the export and domestic sales turnover of IT and related sectors to 15,000 crore by 2020.

In the meantime the state IT department has engaged the India Electronics & Semiconductor Association (IESA), the premier trade body representing the ESDM industry to prepare a road map for the development of ESDM sector in the state.

Avago Technologies to buy CyOptics
Source: EE Times India; April 12, 2013

Avago Technologies Limited, a provider of analogue semiconductor devices, has announced an agreement to buy a privately-held company CyOptics Inc. for Rs.2,150.54 crore ($400 million).

Founded in 1999, CyOptics develops Indium Phosphide optical chips and components for the data communications and telecommunications markets. Its' products enable applications primarily in the fibre-to-the-home, enterprise/data centre and long haul/metro segments of the communications network. The company's revenue has more than tripled over the past three years, with net sales in 2012 reaching Rs.1,129.03 crore ($210 million), up 21 per cent from 2011.

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