Anjan Lahiri joins
Sasken as Whole time Director and Chief Executive Officer
Source: sasken.com/newsroom; August 2013
Sasken Communication Technologies Ltd. today announced that Anjan
Lahiri joined as Whole-time Director and Chief Executive Officer on
the Board of Sasken with effect from Monday 19th August 2013.
“I am excited to induct Anjan Lahiri as Whole time Director and Chief
Executive Officer of Sasken. Anjan belongs to a young generation of
leaders who have a proven track record in both ’crafting strategies’
as well as having the ’laser sharp’ focus to see them being
successfully executed. Sasken is an undisputed leader in providing
cutting edge and innovative solutions across the communication value
chain. Anjan, with his vast experience in IT Services will be the
ideal person to lead the charge, leverage our core assets and
establish Sasken as a dependable partner to enterprises who need to
achieve business transformation” said Rajiv C Mody, Chairman and
Managing Director of Sasken.
No notification until review of PMA policy is complete: Milind Deora
Source: The Economic Times;
August 23, 2013
The government today said it will not issue any notification under the
Preferential Market Access (PMA) policy with regard to procurement in
private sector until the review of the policy is complete.
"... it has been decided that no notification under the policy with
regard to procurement in private sector, of products having security
implications be issued till such a review is completed," Minister of
State for Communications and IT Milind Deora said in a written reply
to Rajya Sabha.
Price hikes may spoil the party for firms, consumers this year
Source: Livemint.com; August 25, 2013
Consumers and companies may not have much to cheer this festive season
that begins in September and runs till the end of the year, a period
accounting for over a quarter of the annual sales of consumer durables
and electronic manufacturers.
Following the announcement of a
national policy on electronics this year to reduce dependence on
imports and encourage domestic manufacturing, the government has
received Rs.11,000 crore worth of proposals, said Ajay Kumar, joint
secretary in the department of electronics and information technology.
According to a January report of the India Electronics and
Semiconductor Association (IESA), a lobby group of manufacturers, the
electronics and semiconductors industry is estimated to grow at a
compounded annual growth rate of 9.9% the next few years—from $64.6
billion in 2011 to $94.2 billion in 2015.
Development Corporation to set up industrial estates in
Source: The Times Of India;
August 25, 2013
Gujarat government may have gone on the back foot by excluding 36 of
the 44 villages from its proposed Special Investment Region (SIR) in
Mandal -Becharaji area but its Gujarat Industrial Development
Corporation (GIDC) is going ahead with its plans of setting up three
industrial estates in the area.
Gujarat is also looking towards other industrial units like those
manufacturing semiconductors to set up their facilities in these
initiative to connect small and big companies in US
Source: Electronics Engineering Herald; August 25, 2013
The success of advanced manufacturing is in efficient-management of
supply chain. IT systems play a central role in having a big database
of products from thousands of manufacturers and suppliers. Components
can be selected and managed easily and efficiently using networked
information management systems. The leading semiconductor chip foundry
Globalfoundries along with other partners launched National Supply
Chain Network Initiative (NSNI) where small and mid-size manufacturers
get connected to large manufacturers and suppliers. The small
manufacturers get access to expertise of existing organisations.
Global foundries says the aim of this project is to create a scalable
model and provide tool to build a more robust US supply chain and grow
the US manufacturing base.
Bangalore says 'no' to
India's first chip fab
Source: EE Times India;
August 26, 2013
Bangalore, the Silicon Valley of India, unfortunately will not house
India's first electronic chip fab unit, revealed a senior government
official."Much as we would have wanted the prestigious project to be
based in Bangalore, which has perhaps the best ecosystem for
electronics manufacturing in the country.
Seminar to bridge
'design aware' talent gap in semiconductor industry
Source: Daily News &
Analysis; August 26, 2013
A seminar was held recently in Pune to update engineering college
faculty groups about the latest trends and technologies in the field
of Very Large Scale Integration (VLSI) design. The seminar intended to
discuss how educational institutions can help to bridge the
demand-supply gap of “design aware” talent in the semiconductor
Organised by Cadence Design Systems (India), the seminar provided
faculty members with key insights in the VLSI design, bringing in
best-in-class technology to educational institutions in Pune. It also
provided a platform for the teaching fraternity to exchange views and
discuss new ideas.
The seminar was an initiative of the Cadence
University Programme (CUP) which now has more than 350 institutes
enrolled across India, including IITs, NITs and private engineering
smartphones will drive semiconductor market
Source: CXO Today.com;
August 26, 2013
India has occupied a unique position in the global Electronics
industry with a number of MNCs and Independent Design Houses now doing
entire system designs in India. Indian engineers have also gone
through a significant transformation over the years. Somshubhro Pal
Choudhury, Managing Director, Analog Devices India explains to
CXOtoday how a traditional how the country, initially treated as a low
cost center primarily for software and IT – has expanded over the
years to include embedded software, PCB Layout, system re-engineering,
module or sub-system engineering to complete system design to both
domestic and global clientile, thanks to the mobile revolution.
‘Our interest in
acquisitions outside US has grown in the last few years’
Source: The Hindu Business
Line; August 27, 2013
Right now, just in Hyderabad alone, we have over 100 open positions
and we are seeking candidates for that. I think there are 50-60 each
in Noida and Bangalore. These positions are getting filled soon.
When Aart de Geus speaks, it is akin to listening to a high-school
physics teacher. The passion with which the founder of Synopsys talks
about the semi-conductor industry, particularly about a new breed of
vertical transistors that will put paid to the famed Moore’s Law, has
to be seen to be believed. In an interaction with Business Line, de
Geus, who is also chairman and co-CEO of the company, spoke about the
evolution of the finFET vertical transistors and, of course, Synopsys’
Karnataka to build
electronics clusters to fuel growth
Business Standard; August 27, 2013
Tech-friendly Karnataka plans to build five electronics clusters in
the state to attract investments, boost production and generate
"We will build two greenfield electronics clusters
at Devanahalli (near the Bangalore airport) and Narsapur (in Kolar
district, about 100 km from here) and develop the three electronic
systems design and manufacturing (ESDM) sectors at the electronics
city and Peenya in Bangalore and Mysore into clusters," state IT
secretary I.S.N. Prasad told IANS.
Mediatek, MStar merger with conditions
Source: Reuters India;
August 27, 2013
China's Ministry of Commerce approved the $3.8 billion merger between
Taiwanese chip designers Mediatek Inc and MStar Semiconductor Inc with
conditions on Tuesday on worries about potential monopoly in the TV
The Chinese regulator said the two companies cannot collaborate in the
LCD television chip segment and MStar's subsidiary that operates the
LCD TV chip business will have to remain an independent entity. Only
the smartphone chip and other business related to wireless
communications will be merged into Mediatek.
Government plans to
invest in electronics manufacturers
Source: The Economic Times; August 27, 2013
Abulging import bill and the near absence of electronics manufacturing
in the country has forced the government to seek help from venture
capital firms to identify companies where it can invest.
Department of Electronics and Information Technology, abbreviated as
Deity, said it is in advanced talks with leading Indian venture
capital firms and will invest up to Rs 100 crore in a project expected
to start next month.
India is still a growth market for us: Vanitha Narayanan, IBM India MD
Source: The Economic Times; August 27, 2013
IBM's India managing director Vanitha Narayanan faces a tough road
ahead as she seeks to replicate the multinational firm's India success
in the last decade as some of its marquee contracts come up for
renewal under her watch amid a slowing economy.
Narayanan, who took over as MD in January, said that after the
hyper-growth phase in telecom industry, where IBM played a supportive
role as operators added huge numbers of subscribers, she now sees
opportunities that are more transformational in nature.
State to seek electronic manufacturing cluster in Bhubaneswar
Source: The Hindu; August 30, 2013
The State government will move Department of Electronics and
Information Technology seeking notification of an Electronic
Manufacturing Cluster (EMC) in Bhubaneswar.
“We are in process of preparing detail project report (DPR) of EMC in
Info-Valley, the second IT park in Bhubaneswar. We hope the formal
application would be submitted within next three months,” said Madhu
Sudan Padhi, State Information Technology Secretary, here on Thursday.
Samsung leaves Moore’s Law behind with 3D Chips
Source: APN News; August 30, 2013
Leading technology manufacturers Samsung Electronics have become the
first company to defy Moore’s Law. Earlier this month the electronics
giant began commercial production of a 3D V-NAND flash memory chip
that is capable of holding 128 gigabits of memory. Subsequently,
Samsung has unveiled the first solid state drives that incorporate the
chips at the Flash Memory Summit held in Santa Clara.
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