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Global LED lighting market worth $42 billion by 2019
Source: CIOL; December 16 , 2013

The LED bulbs are implementing new semiconductor technology. Next generation lighting achieves a complete replacement of incandescent filament bulbs with LED lighting that is more energy efficient, lasts longer and has a significantly lower cost of operation. LED lighting decreases labor costs of replacing bulbs in commercial situations. The LED bulbs are implementing new semiconductor technology. Worldwide LED lighting markets are poised to achieve significant growth as buildings and communities lead the way in implementing the more cost efficient systems. In some cases, the utility plants are providing funding and financing so that lighting users can make the shift to LED lighting.

Analog Devices And Indian Institute Of Science Collaborate To Spur Innovation In Research And Development Of MEMS And Nano Science In India
Source: EFY ; December 16, 2013

Analog Devices Inc. (ADI), the global leader in high-performance semiconductors for signal-processing and signal-conditioning applications, has joined the Industry Affiliate Program of the Centre for Nano Science and Engineering (CeNSE) of the Indian Institute of Science (IISc), to infuse innovation, provide industry insights, and accelerate commercialization of active research in MEMS (Micromachines) and Nano-Sciences in India.

Global 500 cos set to create over 2 lakh R&D jobs in India by 2018: Study
Source: Buiseness Line ; December 16 , 2013

In keeping with the historic trend that companies with a higher R&D spend find India more attractive for investments, there is a clear opportunity to create additional 2,00,000 R&D jobs in India by Global 500 companies in the next five years, according to Zinnov.

About 45 per cent of the world’s top 500 R&D spenders invest in India and the Deccan Triangle (Bangalore, Hyderabad, and Pune) has over 200 established R&D centres and is the innovation engine of India.

Local hardware companies find it tough to bag defence project
Source: The Economic Times; December 17, 2013

Indian hardware-makers are unable to participate in a large defence telecommunications project worth 13,000 crore as eligibility rules stack the deck heavily in favour of multinational network gear-makers.

The project that has attracted the ire of Indian industry lobbies is the one to build a nationwide, secure communication network for the country's armed forces. The Department of Telecommunications had given the responsibility for the project to state-run mobile operator Bharat Sanchar Nigam Ltd.

Avago to buy LSI for $6.6 billion to focus on storage chips
Source:; December 17, 2013

Avago Technologies Ltd on Monday said it would buy LSI Corp for $6.6 billion in one of the semiconductor industry's largest deals this year as it turns to the fast-growing storage chip market to counter volatility in its main wireless business.Rapid growth in cloud storage is boosting sales of higher-margin products for storage drive makers such as Seagate Technology Plc, LSI's biggest customer last year.

Government exempts private sector from the revised PMA policy
Source: The Economic Times ; December 17, 2013

Government has exempted the private sector from the revised version of Preferential Market Access policy (PMA), which calls for domestic sourcing of technology products that can have security implications. "The Cabinet approved revised PMA in first week of December. The only change is that it will not apply on private sector. The Ministry of Communications and IT will notify it soon," a government source told PTI.

Industry experts feel the revised policy can jeopardise investments into the domestic sector.

"It may be noted here that an investment pipeline has already been created under the M-SIPS policy, and such policy shifts can jeopardise further investments into the sector," Indian Electronic & Semiconductor Association President PVG Menon said.

Invest Bhubaneswar to kick start on Dec 20
Source: ; December 18, 2013

The 4th Odisha symposium of invest Bhubaneswar aimed at promoting entrepreneurship in the state and branding Odisha as a stable and dependable investment destination will kick start here from December 20 next.

The event was organised at Palo Alto in 2010, Dallas in 2011, Chicago in 2013 and Singapore in 2012.Organising Committee Member Ayaskanta Mohanty told newspersons here that the main focus of the three-day long symposium are-- Agro & Food Processing and Electronic Semiconductor Design & Manufacturing (ESDM). Since the electronic market is not that advanced in the country, this platform aims at taking advantage in ESDM sector and brand Odisha as pioneer the country.

CEAMA re-elects Anirudh Dhoot as President
Source: ; December 18 , 2013

Consumer Electronics and Appliances Manufacturers’ Association (CEAMA) has concluded their 34th Annual Function. Additionally, CEAMA announced that Anirudh Dhoot has been re-elected as President of CEAMA for this third consecutive year. The event also witnessed the unveiling of a report on “Opportunities and Challenges in Consumer Electronics and Home Appliances” by Arthur D little.

According to the report, consumer durable segment is the fastest-growing sector in India. This sector attracted significant investments even during global recession. During FY03-FY13, the industry expanded at a healthy CAGR of 13%. Few pointers were noted down in the report for the improvement and betterment of the industry.

Asia-Pacific Region to have strongest semiconductor growth in 2013 - 2014
Source: ; December 19, 2013

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Intel to buy Mindspeed’s wireless infrastructure business
Source:Telecom Lead; December 19, 2013

Chip vendor Intel has signed a deal to buy Mindspeed Technologies’ wireless infrastructure business.

The move follows the agreement to merge Mindspeed Technologies with M/A-COM Technology Solutions Holdings.

The transaction is expected to close in February 2014 and is subject to satisfaction of various closing conditions, said Intel. Intel Communications and Storage Infrastructure Group vice president and general manager Rose Schooler said in a blog post that through this acquisition, Intel will gain a wireless infrastructure team with deep experience in delivering signal processing-related technologies and IP for base stations.

System Integration Market worth $331.76 Billion by 2018
Source: The Telegraph; December 19, 2013

The report "System Integration Market [ALM, Building Management System, C2/C4isr, Cloud Integration (IAAS), Data Integration, EAI, Integrated Communication, Network Integration, Integrated Security Software, SOA] - Worldwide Forecasts & Analysis (2013 - 2018)", provides a comprehensive market and forecast analysis of the overall market, segmented by infrastructure integration services, application integration services, consulting, regions, and verticals. The report covers all the major sub segments of the System Integration Market and provides the quantitative (market size and market growth) and qualitative (trends, analysis, and insights) for those segments. This comprehensive coverage of the System Integration Market provides important inputs such as drivers, restraints, and opportunities in this market, profiles the major players in this market, maps the competitive landscape, and provides the overall perspective on the System Integration Market in the various verticals and regions.

Source: Electronics for you ; December 19, 2013

The $10-billion electronics and chip design global market is growing at a rate of 6 to 10 per cent annually. With India evolving into one of the major players in this sector, job opportunities are tremendous.

Design firms in India continue to battle talent crunch. A recent report by the India Semiconductor Association (ISA), the apex trade body representing the Indian semiconductor and electronics industry, says that India’s chip design industry is growing at a rate of 20 per cent annually. While global and domestic companies working in this sector have significantly increased their presence in the country, the design-aware talent shortage continues to plague the industry.

India-Japan Joint Working Group Meeting Held
Source: EFY Times ; December 20, 2013

Taking the relationship in the electronics sector ahead, representatives from India and Japan met in the First Joint Working Group (JWG) meeting last month. The meeting was co-chaired by Dr. Ajay Kumar, joint secretary, DeitY from Indian side and Kensuke Tomita, DDG, METI from the Japanese side.

Three different sessions, Industry to Industry, Government to Industry and Government to Government were conducted during the JWG to sort-out various hindrances and decide on future road-map for the benefit of electronics manufacturing industry.

Simmtronics forays into smartphones
Source: CIOL ; December 20, 2013

Simmtronics Semiconductors Ltd, the company which successfully ruled the IT market for more than two decades, has now forayed into the Mobile segment with the launch of "XPAD-SMARTPHONES' in India.

After the successful launches of "XPAD-Tablets, the company has launched its XPAD range of smartphone's across all segments starting from entry to high end technology products. The innovatively designed, power packed full-featured devices are equipped with single core to superior Quad Core processer.

The company has already launched these products in UAE market, during GITEX 2013 and has got overwhelming response from Africa, Egypt, GCC and CIS countries.

Haryana Govt. Seeks Industry Support for Clusters' Development
Source: SupportBiz ; December 20, 2013

The Haryana Government has decided to establish various clusters in partnership with industry and financial support from the Government of India. The step is taken so as to provide institutional support for the MSME sector.

Randeep Singh, Haryana's Industries and Commerce Minister, in an interview with Business Standard said, ''We have identified 31 clusters across various sectors, like textiles, stainless steel, footwear, print and packaging, pharma, agricultural implements, leather, engineering, scientific instruments, etc. Common Facility Centres for five clusters have been sanctioned by GoI and 'in principle' approval of GoI has been received for two clusters. The foundation stones for these were laid at Saha, Ambala and Rohtak by the Union MSME minister and the chief minister on October 23. Detailed project reports and diagnostic reports are under preparation for the rest.''

Videocon Industries Limited Awarded By Hon’ble President Of India With The Prestigious National Energy Conservation Award For 2013
Source: ; December 20, 2013

Videocon Industries Limited, one of the largest Indian multinational durables company has been awarded the prestigious National Energy Conservation Award for 2013 by the Bureau of Energy Efficiency (BEE), a part of the Central Electricity Authority, Ministry of Power. Videocon Industries Limited has been awarded the National Energy Conservation Award for 2013 in appreciation of its continuous efforts in R&D and product up-gradation by implying new and innovative energy saving practises resulting to achievement in Energy Conservation in the category of BEE Star Labelled Appliances (Refrigerator) for strict adherence to the BEE standards set up by the Bureau of Energy Efficiency. The Award is received by Mr. Sunil Jain, Chief Financial Officer, Videocon Industries Limited (CE & HA Division) from Hon’ble President of India, Shri Pranab Mukherjee & Minister of State for Power Shri Jyotiraditya Scindia.

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