Proposals to attract
Source: Business Line; July
Karnataka Budget proposes to establish four ‘Help Desks’ at Japan,
Taiwan, United States of America and Germany to attract Foreign Direct
“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: EFYTimes.com; 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
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
Source: CXO Today.com; July
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.
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,
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
"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,
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
Samsung To Supply
Chips To Apple Again
Source: EFYTimes.com; July
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
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
City gets two
electronic manufacturing clusters
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
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.
Roots For Tapping Huge Potential In Design; Seeks Embedded Tech Parks
Source: EFYTimes.com; July
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
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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