IESA WINWire July 13 - July 19  2013
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8th Anniversary

Proposals to attract FDI
Source: Business Line; July 13, 2013

Karnataka Budget proposes to establish four ‘Help Desks’ at Japan, Taiwan, United States of America and Germany to attract Foreign Direct Investment (FDI).

“Since Central government is planning to encourage FDI in a big way, Karnataka should not miss out the opportunity. Help desks are an initial step to showcase the state before attracting investments,” chief minister said.

Rs. 961-crore investment in electronics cleared
Source: Financial Express; July 13, 2013

Investment proposals of engineering and electronics major Bosch and Samsung worth R961 crore in the electronics system design and manufacturing (ESDM) sector were cleared by the government on Friday.
The investment proposals include R544 crore from Bosch Electronics in automotive electronics segment, R406 crore from Samsung Electronics for manufacturing of mobile phones in the country and R11.1 crore from Indian firm Sahasra Electronics for manufacturing LED lights in Noida.

An Evening Of Recognition And Celebration Of Exemplary Performances At The Frost & Sullivan Electronics Industry Excellence Awards 2013
Source:; July 13, 2013

Indian Electronics Industry is today the cynosure of the global world, not only for the immense growth opportunities that exist but also for the various on-going initiatives aimed at making India a preferred destination for electronics system design and manufacturing. Indian electronics system design and manufacturing (ESDM) industry is expected to grow at a CAGR of 9.9 percent from 2012 to 2015 which is almost twice the global average growth in the electronics industry.

The esteemed Jury for the Awards this year included the following eminent personalities:
Dr. R.C. Chopra, Senior Advisor, CII
Mr. J.V. Ramamoorthy, COO - HCL and President - MAIT
Mr. Sanjeev Keskar, MD Sales - PMC Sierra and Chairman - IESA
Mr. Vinod Sharma, MD - Deiki Electronics
Mr. J.B. Zarabi, Former Chairman - SCL and Sr Advisor on ESDM Committees of DeitY.

PC market continues to shrink
Source: CXO; July 13, 2013

Increased adoption of smartphones and tablets continues to hit the sales of PC market worldwide, which saw a 10.9% decline from the corresponding period last year, according to a recent report by Gartner. PC shipments worldwide stood at 76 million units in the second quarter of 2013. The research firm reveals that this marks a fifth consecutive quarter of declining shipments, which has been the longest duration in the history of PC shipment drop.

Indian semiconductor market to hit CAGR of 22% between 2011 and 2015
Source: WooEB News; July 14, 2013

The Semiconductor market in India is forecast to grow at a CAGR of 22 percent over the period 2011-2015. One of the key factors contributing to this market growth is the governmental reforms encouraging private investments. The Semiconductor market in India has also been witnessing heavy investments from chipmakers for capacity expansion. However, increasing low-priced semiconductor imports could pose a challenge to the growth of this market. Key vendors dominating this market space include Intel Corp., NXP Semiconductors N. V., Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd., and Texas Instruments Inc. - See more at:

Stand firm against global pressures: Domestic electronic ind
Source: Zee News; July 14, 2013

Days after the norm for private telecom firms to source locally made electronic equipments was put on hold, electronics manufacturers body Elcina has asked the government to remain firm against international pressures.

"We urge the government to stand firm against international pressures which are largely due to short-term commercial interests of a few powerful lobbies," Elcina (Electronic Industries Association of India) General Secretary Rajoo Goel said in a statement.

Ganesh Guruswamy joins SanDisk as Vice-President for India Operations
Source: VAR India; July 15, 2013

Flash memory solutions provider, SanDisk Corporation has announced appointment of Ganesh Guruswamy as Vice-President and Head of Design Operations for its India Design Center. Guruswamy will report to Jeff VerHeul, SanDisk’s Senior Vice-President of Corporate Engineering.
Guruswamy’s new responsibilities will include leading the design center’s world-class engineering teams in the development of SanDisk’s next-generation consumer storage solutions, including USB flash drives, memory cards, microSD cards, and other removable flash-based products.

Samsung To Supply Chips To Apple Again
Source:; July 15, 2013

It’s finally happened! Apple and Samsung, two of the most bitter rivals in the world of technology, seem well on their way to mending differences and moving towards an amicable future. If a report from Hankyung is to be believed, Samsung is set to sell its mobile application processors (APs) to Apple from 2015 onwards. The South Korean electronics major will be selling 14 nano Cortex-A9 based chips to Apple which will be found in the the iPhone 7.

No security concerns on 100% FDI in telecom: Sibal
Source: Deccan Herald; July 16, 2013

With the Centre decided to raise foreign direct investment (FDI) limit in the telecom sector from 74 per cent to 100 per cent, telecom operators might have to procure indigenously produced telecom equipments to address security concerns.
"Hundred per cent FDI has nothing to do with security. Telecom Ministry fully supports 100 per cent FDI in telecom. Real security issue is on the manufacturing side," Telecom Minister Kapil Sibal told reporters here.

City gets two electronic manufacturing clusters
Source: The New Indian Express; July 16, 2013

The Department of Electronics and Information Technology has approved two greenfield Electronic Manufacturing Clusters (EMCs) in Hyderabad with an outlay of Rs 940 crore, according to Ponnala Lakshmaiah, Minister for IT & Communications.

Japan, S. Korea and Taiwan share 58% of semiconductor wafer capacity, as per a study
Source: Electronics Engineering Herald; July 16, 2013

Japan, S. Korea and Taiwan share 58% of semiconductor wafer capacity in year 2012 as per latest study by semiconductor market analyst IC Insights, you can relate this to another finding by IC Insights where the memory ICs and semiconductor foundries accounted for a combined 54% of the IC industry’s installed monthly capacity of 14,497K wafers (200mm-equivalent wafers) . Logic represented 12.4%, Microcomponents (MPU, MCU, DSP) represented 10.3%, and Analog devices accounted for 9.6% of capacity. The “other” segment is comprised mainly of capacity used in the fabrication of optoelectronic, sensor, and discrete (O-S-D) devices as well as some R&D functions in fabs that are otherwise used primarily for the volume production of IC products.

Electronics Industry Roots For Tapping Huge Potential In Design; Seeks Embedded Tech Parks
Source:; July 18, 2013

The Indian electronics and semiconductor industry Wednesday urged the government to set up embedded technology parks across the country to strengthen the value chain and spur growth.

"Considering the huge potential for embedded systems in domestic and international markets, the government should set up embedded technology parks to build an ecosystem that will add value and reduce imports," Indian Electronics & Semiconductor Association (IESA) chairman Sanjeev Keskar said at an industry conference here.

Software exports from Odisha grows by 22%
Source: Business Standard; July 18, 2013

Odisha has recorded about 22 per cent growth in software exports in 2012-13. In value terms, the software exports from the state reached Rs 1,970 crore from Rs 1,611 crore in 2011-12.

Exports by IT units, registered with the Software Technological Parks of India (STPI) and Special Economic Zone stood at Rs 1,710 crore and Rs 260 crore respectively.

Infosys is the biggest software exporter from the state followed by Tata Consultancy Service (TCS), Tech Mahindra and Exilant Technologies, sources said.

Big push to IT sector on the cards as State comes out with draft policy
Source: The Hindu; July 19, 2013

The State government has come out with a draft policy on Information and Communication Technology (ICT) targeting to achieve a gross revenue of Rs.24,000 crore in the sector by 2020.

The State aspires to see a direct employment for 60,000 IT professionals in 800 IT, ITES (IT Enable Services), and ESDM (Electronic System Design and Manufacturing) units in the next seven years by effectively implementing the policy.

The draft policy also seeks to create a built-up space of 60 lakh square feet and a developed land bank of 2,000 acres for the IT, ITES, and ESDM sectors.

2,072 acres to be acquired for IT investment region
Source: The Hindu; July 19, 2013

The State government will soon issue the final notification to acquire 2,072 acres in Devanahalli taluk for the proposed Information Technology Investment Region (ITIR), which was approved by the Centre on June 4, 2013.

In a reply to Jagadeesh Kumar R. of the Bharatiya Janata Party during Question Hour in the Legislative Assembly, Minister for IT and BT S.R. Patil said the Karnataka Industrial Areas Development Board (KIADB) has already issued preliminary notification under Section 28 (1) of KIAD Act. “The final notification will be issued very soon,” he said.

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