STMicroelectronics Joins ARM mbed Project
Source: EFYTimes.com; December 21, 2013
ARM, the world’s leading semiconductor IP supplier, and
STMicroelectronics, a global semiconductor leader serving customers
across the spectrum of electronic applications today announced that ST
has joined the ARM mbed™ Project. The agreement will give developers
using ST’s STM32 microcontroller range, based on the ARM Cortex®-M
processor series, free access to the mbed software, development tools
and online collaboration platform, enabling them to realize their own
visions for the new wave of intelligent electronics products.
TowerJazz acquires three semiconductor factories in Japan and to
manufacture Panasonic and additional products
Source: Display Plus; December 22, 2013
Israel - TowerJazz (www.towerjazz.com) jointly announced with
Panasonic (www.panasonic.co.jp) to sign a definitive agreement to
create a joint venture (JV) to manufacture Panasonic’s products.
Within the scope of the JV, Panasonic will transfer its semiconductor
manufacturing process and capacity tools of 8 inch and 12 inch wafers
at its Hokuriku factories (Uozu, Tonami and Arai) to the JV,
committing to acquire its products from the JV for a long term period
of at least five years of volume production, and will transfer to
TowerJazz 51% of the shares of this JV.
Following this transaction, TowerJazz will rationalize its Japanese
business, which may include fab consolidations between TowerJazz's
Nishiwaki facility and the JV's facilities, and to this end, TowerJazz
is evaluating potential ventures for the Nishiwaki facility.
FinMin gives nod to
SPV proposal for electronic
Source: Indian Express;
December 23, 2013
The finance ministry has cleared IT and telecom ministry's proposal on
the structure and functioning of special purpose vehicles required for
implementation of electronics manufacturing clusters (EMC).
"The finance ministry has cleared special purpose vehicles proposal on
electronics manufacturing clusters. The detailed guidelines will be
notified by Department of Electronics and Information Technology next
week," a government official said.
In July 2012, the Cabinet had approved the proposal to offer financial
support for the development of EMCs.
The government will provide financial assistance to EMCs through SPVs
governing them. For new EMCs, the assistance will be up to to 50% of
the project cost subject to a ceiling of R50 crore for every 100 acre
For brownfield EMCs, the assistance limit is up to 75% of the project
cost subject to a ceiling of R50 crore.
New ICT policy to give
impetus to IT sector in state
Source: Business Standard; December 23, 2013
The state's new Information and communications technology (ICT) policy
-2013, approved by the Cabinet, is expected to give an impetus to the
IT sector in the state.
The new policy aims to promote Odisha as an attractive investment
destination for IT/ITES/ESDM (Electronic System Design and
Manufacturing) companies by providing them with a congenial, industry
friendly and proactive industrial climate.
The policy was prepared after studying the ICT policies of 8-9 sates,
said Madhusudan Padhi, the state IT secretary at the Invest
Bhubaneswar- 4th Odisha Symposium on Saturday.
growth; a trend started in 2013 to continue bigger in 2014
Engineering Herald; December 23, 2013
Though wearable devices are in the market from several years, but it
is in this year of 2013, we are seeing sudden rise of new product
launches both for fitness purposes and also for communication and
information purposes. The most interesting product launched this year
is Galaxy Gear from Samsung. It is reported by market researcher
Canalys that Samsung has shipped 800,000 units of Galaxy Gear in its
first two months of sale.
IoT; an ingredient to
boost global economy and electronics biz in 2014
Engineering Herald; December 23, 2013
Internet of Things (IoT) is fast emerging as next big wave in
networking. The big impact is expected in year 2014-15. The
traditional Internet had some shortfalls to connect every device to
the net. Now it is upgraded with IPv6 to support connection of
trillions of devices to Internet, and also the short range wireless
protocols such Zigbee, WiFi and Bluetooth and as well as cellular
radio network is now enhanced with increased bandwidth and speed
enabling wireless IoT.
More Than 4 Lakh
Embedded And VLSI Professionals Will Be Required By 2015
Source: Free Press Index;
December 23, 2013
Xinoe Systems Private limited (eXperienced International Network Of
Engineers) conducted a seminar in Amity University on Thursday, where
around 150 Graduates, Post Graduates students and faculty members from
engineering background attended it.
Mr Srinath Nudurupati, a well-known VLSI & Embedded industry expert
was the speaker, discussed many aspects of the industry with the
students. He answered many of the important questions for students who
want to pursue career in Embedded and VLSI
Samsung India to
invest over Rs 350 crore in electronics plant
Source: NDTV.com; December
Korean major Samsung plans to invest in India about Rs 350 crore
within a year to ramp up its electronics production, according to
"Electronics manufacturing policy has been attractive.
Samsung has again proposed to invest about Rs 350 crore in its
electronics plant. This is in addition to about its Rs 400 crore
investment made for the mobile phone facility," a government official
The company plans to invest this amount in production of flat panel
TVs and washing machines, he added.
makes Bharat Electronics a good long-term bet
Source: The Economic Times;
December 23, 2013
Bharat Electronics (BEL), the public-sector major that supplies
advanced electronic warfare systems to our armed forces, surprised the
markets negatively with another quarter of lacklustre performance.
While its net sales fell by only 3% year-on-year (y-o-y) in the second
quarter of 2013-14, its net profit fell by 26%. The delay in
execution, due to vendor-and inspection-related issues, were chiefly
responsible for this.
eInfochips Hosts 2013
Leadership Summit At IIM Ahmedabad
December 24, 2013
eInfochips, a leading engineering product design company, concludes
the 3-day 2013 Leadership Summit and charts out Growth plans to cross
INR 500 Cr. in revenues by 2016
New Focus Segments in Medical Devices, Internet-of-Things, Software
and Big Data
Commitment to Community Service; uplifting a Million Lives by 2023
‘Chipmates’ from India and the US converged at IIM Ahmedabad to
participate in this summit.
Growing at over 30% YoY, eInfochips hasconsistently outpaced the
industry in the past 3 years.
Specialised unit to oversee working of new ICT policy
Source: Business Standard; December 25, 2013
For effective administration of the newly announced Information and
Communication (ICT) policy, the state government will constitute a
Project Implementation Unit at the IT & ESDM (Electronic System Design
& Manufacturing) promotion cell of Odisha Computer Application Centre
(OCAC), the technical directorate of the IT department.
The policy among other things also intends to attract the investors in
the ESDM sector. To give boost to the hardware sector, the state
government has roped in the India Electronics & Semiconductor
Association (IESA), the premier trade body representing the ESDM
industry, to prepare the roadmap.
DeitY launches e-Inclusion IT training for rural beneficiaries
Source: Kerala IT News; December 25, 2013
The Department of Electronics and Information Technology (DeitY),
Ministry of Communications & Information Technology, Government of
India has launched ‘e-Inclusion: IT training for rural SC/ST Women
Demand for electronics, auto, shipbuilding parts seen to rise after
Source: Business Mirror; December 25, 2013
The Philippines expects stronger demand for its electronics,
automobile and shipbuilding parts when 10 members of the Association
of Southeast Asian Nations (Asean) establish a single market by 2015,
said an official of the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI).
Trade Undersecretary Adrian Cristobal Jr. said the country’s industry
strengths on these sectors could contribute effectively in building an
effective “supply chain” of the Asean economies.
Besides the Asean single market, the regional bloc is also negotiating
the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership agreement with
dialogue partners—China, Japan, Korea, India, Australia and New
Evolving R&D Ecosystem In Emerging Economies
Source: Businessworld; December 26, 2013
The R&D landscape in the world is changing dynamically. Till a few
decades ago, emerging economies were not considered for research and
development (R&D) activities for multinational companies. However, the
scenario is changing gradually and today multinationals have realised
the potential of these fast growing economies, which have the benefits
of a burgeoning market, favourable exchange rate and talent pool.
Manufacturing Renaissance to be the Key Factor Shaping the Indian
Economy: Echo Indian Manufacturers, notes Frost & Sullivan
Source: Business Wire India; December 26, 2013
Developing solutions ‘For India in India' is as much the need of the
hour, as is keeping pace with the rapid advancements in global
manufacturing techniques. Manufacturing renaissance is an important
aspect that can potentially contribute to the increase in contribution
of manufacturing sectors toward India’s gross domestic product (GDP)
The manufacturing sector is likely to witness a healthy growth over
the next two to three years, which is in contrast to the current
scenario of declining manufacturing share in total GDP. According to
Frost & Sullivan’s analysis, the recent dip (2012-13) can be
considered as a temporary phenomenon because the fundamentals defining
Indian manufacturing growth story are quite strong.
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