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Ricoh to supply 1 lakh tablets to Chhattisgarh
Source: Times of India; April 20, 2013

Chhattisgarh has selected listed IT firm Ricoh India for supplying 1 lakh tablet PCs to final year degree college students in the state by June.

Gujarat Industrial Development Corporation to set up 3 new electronic parks
Source: Times of India; April 21, 2013

State-run Gujarat Industrial Development Corporation (GIDC) plans to establish three greenfield "Electronic Parks". The agency plans to set up these parks in Sanand in Ahmedabad, Vithalpur village in Bechraji-Mandal Special Investment Region (SIR) of Mehsana and Ahmedabad, along with Halol in Vadodara district. The parks are to be set up under the central government's new Electronic System Design and Manufacturing (ESDM) and Modified Special Incentive Package Scheme (M-SIPS).

Karbonn Mobiles: We can’t make a smartphone in isolation
Source: The Times of India; April 23, 2013

As the market shifts to smartphones, "manufacturing is a natural progression," says Amar Babu, MD of Lenovo India, one of the newest entrants in this space.

Govt needs to sort out more issues in electronics manufacturing, says industry
Source: Hindu Business Line; April 23, 2013

While Communications and Information Technology Minister Kapil Sibal is hard selling electronics manufacturing in India through various schemes and incentives, the industry is not confident of meeting targets.

Develop electronic products for common man: Sibal
Source: iGovernment; April 23, 2013

Union Communications and Information Technology Minister Kapil Sibal on Monday met Ambassadors and heads of chambers of commerce of countries to promote India as a destination for investment in electronics manufacturing.

Investment Proposals Worth Rs 1000 Crores Cleared To Promote Domestic Manufacturing
Source: EFY Times; April 23, 2013

Electronics manufacturers have a reason to rejoice. In order to promote domestic manufacturing of electronic products and components in the country, the government has cleared investment proposals worth around Rs. 1,000 crore under a scheme.

Are Smartphones in India at a Tipping Point?
Source: Economic Times; April 23, 2013

In many markets, a 10% share for smartphones is seen as a tipping point. China, for example, went from 10% to 50% in 2 years. Will India, which hit 10% earlier this year, follow suit? Shelley Singh takes stock

30 Sellers, But Only 2 Makers
Source: Economic Times; April 23, 2013

As the market shifts to smartphones, “manufacturing is a natural progression,” says Amar Babu, MD of Lenovo India, one of the newest entrants in this space. Like all smartphone sellers, barring Samsung and Nokia, even Lenovo India is importing phones from China, rather than tool these gadgets in India. It will take a lot to change India’s status from an importer of smartphones to a manufacturer.

ARM powers ahead of the market, 2.6 billion chips shipped
Source: Electronics Weekly; April 23, 2013

ARM saw revenues jump 28%, well ahead of the semiconductor market as a whole in the first quarter of the year. “ARM has delivered another quarter of strong revenue and earnings growth, driven by robust licensing and record royalty revenue,” said Warren East, ARM CEO.

The global semiconductor foundry market reached $34.6 billion in 2012: Gartner
Source:; April 25, 2013$346-billion-in-2012-gartner

According to Gartner Inc, the global semiconductor foundry market reached $34.6 billion in 2012, registering a growth of 16.2 per cent over 2011.

STMicroelectronics sees huge potential in India's medical devices market: Vivek Sharma
Source: Economic Times; April 26, 2013

The near-pervasive use of chips and electronics is transforming the traditional medical devices segment from a dowdy equipment space to a broader and fast-growing wellness market, says Vivek Sharma, regional vice-president and director, India, of the $8.41 billion (Rs 45,800 crore)-European chip-maker STMicroelectronics. In an interview with ET, Sharma talked about why the changes are important for India and how the firm is moving into this nascent-but-growing market.

SMIC Appoints Dr. Haijun Zhao as COO
Source:; April 26, 2013

Semiconductor Manufacturing International Corporation, China's largest and most advanced semiconductor foundry, today announced that Vice President of North Operations Dr. Haijun Zhao, has been appointed Chief Operating Officer ("COO") of the Company. Effective from 25 April 2013, Dr. Zhao will oversee the Company's overall manufacturing operations.

Solar Sector: India’s Next Employment Hub
Source: EFYTimes; April 27, 2013

The four most useful natural energy resources that would probably remain always available on the Earth are wind, waves, geothermal heat and solar power. Among these, solar power is one of the most cost-effective sources of tapping energy.

AMD appoints corporate vice president
Source: Infotech Spotlight; April 29, 2013

AMD, a semiconductor company, has appointed Raja Koduri as corporate vice president, visual computing, reporting to Mark Papermaster, senior vice president and chief technology officer.

Korean firm to set up solar panel unit in Kerala
Source: EE Times; April 29, 2013

Kerala State Industrial Development Corporation (KSIDC) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with a Korean company Jusung Engineering to set up a solar cell and module manufacturing facility in the State.

Samsung Galaxy S4 to be 'Made-in-India'
Source: EE Times; April 30, 2013

Samsung said it will soon start manufacturing its feature-packed smartphone Galaxy S4 in India. "We are planning to start manufacturing of S4 soon at our Noida facility," PTI quoted Vineet Taneja, country head, Samsung Mobile and Digital Imaging.

Avago buys Javelin Semi
Source: EE Times; April 30, 2013

Analog and mixed-signal chip vendor Avago Technologies Ltd. said Tuesday (April 30) it acquired Javelin Semiconductor Inc., a provider of power amplifiers (PAs) for wireless communications. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed.

Electronics manufacturing clusters planned
Source: The Hindu; May 1, 2013

Opportunities exist for setting up electronics manufacturing clusters along the Ernakulam-Palakkad industrial corridor. Kerala has the material and manpower for manufacturing silicon chips and a host of other electronic items there.

GSM operators back PMO’s stance on go-local policy
Source: Hindu Business Line; May 1, 2013

Mobile companies have backed Prime Minister’s Office’s concerns about linking national security to the IT and Communication Ministry’s policy of encouraging domestic manufacturing.

Intersil appoints Mark Downing as Senior VP, strategy and business development
Source: EE Herald; May 2, 2013

Intersil has appointed of Mark Downing as Senior Vice President, Strategy and Business Development. Mr. Downing will be responsible for establishing a strategic framework for Intersil’s future investments, and setting strategic product direction, in collaboration with the company’s leadership team.

Worldwide semiconductor assembly and test services market grew 2.1% in 2012
Source: Times of India; May 2, 2013

The worldwide semiconductor assembly and test services (SATS) market totaled $24.5 billion in 2012, a 2.1% increase from 2011, according to final results from Gartner, Inc.

"After experiencing relatively mild 1.8% growth in 2011, the SATS market remained in a slow-growth mode for 2012," said Jim Walker, research vice president at Gartner. "Weakness in the PC market, which started in 2011 and carried into 2012, and lower overall consumer demand were contributors to the slow growth. This weak demand for semiconductor devices resulted in inventory buildup for much of the year."

Panasonic Set To Invest Rs 15,000 Million In India
Source:; May 2, 2013

The growing consumer electronics market of the country has encouraged Japanese electronics goods maker, Panasonic Corporation to plan a major investment in the country. According to a TOI report, the company is planning to invest Rs 15,000 million in the country in the next three years. The idea is to take on its rivals including LG and Samsung.

NXP Acquires Code Red Technologies
Source: ElectroIQ; May 2, 2013

San Jose, California and Cambridge, United Kingdom - NXP Semiconductors N.V. (NASDAQ: NXPI) today announced its acquisition of Code Red Technologies, an embedded software development tools provider, as a strategic addition to its microcontroller business line.

Intel's next CEO: Manufacturing chief Brian Krzanich
Source: Cnet; May 2, 2013

Intel has named Chief Operating Officer Brian Krzanich as its next CEO to succeed Paul Otellini as head of the chip giant in a couple weeks.

Huawei to set up R&D centre in Bangalore
Source: EE Times; May 3, 2013

Telecom equipment manufacturer Huawei will reportedly set up a new research and development (R&D) centre in Bangalore. According to a PTI report, the Chinese firm will invest about Rs.806.45 crore ($150 million) in the centre, which is expected to come up in the second half of this year.

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