Rambus: "No More
Source: Image Sensors
World; July 26, 2013
Korea IT Times quotes Rambus CMO Jerome Nadel visited South Korea in June: "Rambus
will not go for patent infringement lawsuits from now on. Our strategy for
the IP licensing business has shifted to mutual cooperation. The ongoing
patent lawsuit against SK Hynix will be our last and we will remove the
stigma of being labeled as a patent troll." Rambus is said to be
transforming into a communications semiconductor company that covers sensor
and network technologies.
Meanwhile, Ronald Black, Rambus CEO, has shown a block diagram of
Binary Pixel test chip in his recent presentation at India Electronics and
Renesas plans to close major chip plant in Japan: Sources
Source: The Times Of India;
July 27, 2013
Japan's Renesas Electronics plans to close a system LSI chip plant in
northern Japan that makes chips for Nintendo's Wii game consoles and
other consumer electronics, after failing to find a buyer for the
facility, sources familiar with the matter said on Saturday.
Samsung Vs Apple: A story of 72 million vs 31 million
Source: India Today; July 27, 2013
Samsung, which does not disclose its smartphone sales figures, is
estimated by research firm IDC to have shipped 72.4 million
smartphones in the April-June quarter, compared with Apple's 31.2
million iPhone sales. Samsung's second quarter smartphone sales were
double what it sold in the final quarter of 2011, an indication of how
fast the company expanded its business and outpaced rivals.
2012 was Challenging
for Semiconductor Industry
Source: CIO.in; July 27,
The semiconductor industry was challenged by a difficult economic
scenario and structural changes in the market last year. The sixteenth
annual Sustainability report from semiconductor company
STMicroelectronics shows that this industry also had problems due to
end-customer competitive dynamics. In 2012, ST was successful in
reaching several sustainability goals and could recycle over 45
percent of all water used at its facilities located in different parts
of the world.
Government gets Rs
1,770-crore investment proposal for telecom products
Source: NDTV Profit; July 28, 2013
The government has received a Rs. 1,770-crore investment proposal from
a domestic company for the manufacturing of telecom products.
"Our policies have attracted investors. The aim of the government is
to reduce dependence on imports. In total investment that we have received
so far there is Rs. 1,770 crore proposal from an Indian firm for
manufacturing telecom products," DEITY Joint Secretary Ajay Kumar told PTI.
The PC era is fast
Source: Financial Express;
July 29, 2013
Technology adoption in India is now more or less similar to other
markets around the world. The increased adoption of both tablets and
smartphones has led to the emergence of the bring-your-own-device (BYOD)
trend, where employees are increasingly opting to use their personal
devices at the workplace. “It is safe to say that these devices have
successfully established themselves as a strong second screen,” says
Guru Ganesan, managing director, ARM India. Headquartered in
Cambridge, UK, and employing over 2,300 people, ARM Holdings is a
leading semiconductor intellectual property (IP) supplier.
Worldwide Semiconductor Revenue Will Grow 6.9% and Reach $320 Billion
Source: IDC; July 29, 2013
Semiconductor revenue worldwide will see improved growth this year of
6.9% and reaching $320 billion according to the mid-year 2013 update
of the Semiconductor Applications Forecaster (SAF) from International
Data Corporation (IDC). The SAF also forecasts that semiconductor
revenues will grow 2.9% year over year in 2014 to $329 billion and log
a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 4.2% from 2012-2017, reaching
$366 billion in 2017.
A look on National
cyber security policy 2013
Source: Data Quest; July
The whole world suddenly appears to be waking up to the cyber security
challenge. Countries are framing policies at the national level; there
are several international initiatives for global cooperation to meet
this challenge. The spate of highly sophisticated and targeted
cyber-attacks has caught nations unaware and unprepared, mobilizing
them to take actions. Study of cyber security initiatives of different
countries reveals how nations are grappling with the challenges of
This objective is in line with the Triad Policies of the government on
IT and Telecommunications. India should be able to
mitigate security risks arising from procurement of ICT products,
especially from foreign vendors, and yet take full benefits from the
global supply chain that includes access to world class products,
services and expertise at competitive prices.
"The award is
considered to be the industry's highest honor ..."
Source: Ad Hoc News (EN);
July 30, 2013
Mike Splinter to Receive 2013 SIA Robert N. Noyce Award, the
Semiconductor Industry's Highest Honor. Applied Materials, Inc. today
announced that Mike Splinter, chairman and chief executive officer of
Applied Materials, Inc., will receive the 2013 Semiconductor Industry
Association (SIA) Robert N. Noyce Award for his outstanding
achievement and leadership in support of the U.S. semiconductor
Solid State Technology; July 30, 2013
MediaTek Inc., a fabless semiconductor company for wireless
communications and digital multimedia solutions, today announced its
breakthrough MT8135 system-on-chip (SoC) for high-end tablets. The
quad-core solution incorporates two high-performance ARM Cortex-A15
and two ultra-efficient ARM Cortex-A7 processors, and the latest GPU
from Imagination Technologies, the PowerVR Series6. Complemented by a
highly optimized ARM big.LITTLE processing subsystem that allows for
heterogeneous multi-processing, the resulting solution is primed to
deliver premium user experiences.
The government is
likely to exempt private telecom companies from following PMA policy
Source: Tele.net.in; July
According to the Department of Electronics and IT, the government is
considering exempting private telecom companies from following a few
provisions under the preferential market access (PMA) policy, says
The government is planning to amend a clause in the draft PMA policy
which mandated that along with state-owned telecom companies, private
mobile phone operators would also have procure ‘security sensitive’
equipment from domestic telecom-equipment manufacturer.
The proposed relaxation in PMA provisions comes through following the
Prime Minister's Office putting the policy on hold and calling for a
review amidst protests from over 50-odd global trade associations and
domestic telecom industry bodies.
GESIA to help Gujarat
govt promote ICT industry
Source: MSN News - India; July 31, 2013
Gujarat''s ICT exports, growing at estimated 25 per cent annually,
need to strengthen areas such as intellectual property and employee
skills, industry body GESIA said today.
Newly-elected office bearers of the Gujarat Electronics and Software
Industries Association (GESIA) said the organisation will suggest ways
to the state government on promoting the growth of information and
communication technology (ICT) industry.
The Gujarat government is scheduled to come out with a policy on
electronics, and GESIA will provide inputs on how to promote
electronics manufacturing in the state, an industry member said.
Cadence: 'India offers great environment for Tempus'
Source: EE Times India; August 1, 2013
firm Cadence Design Systems Inc. recently announced the launch of its
new signoff tool, Tempus. The new solution, which enables customers to
shrink timing signoff closure and analysis for faster tape-out,
compete against the "standard" and trusted tool 'PrimeTime' from
Synopsys. Tempus is said to be up to 10X faster than competing
solutions, and it also gets the backing of Texas Instruments as its
first customer. In an exclusive interview with EE Times India's Arti
Singh, Ruben Molina, Product Marketing Director – Signoff Solutions,
Cadence Design Systems Inc., talks about Tempus and why India is an
important market for the new static timing analysis (STA) tool.
AMD opens global design centre in Hyderabadfit
Source:Business Standard ; August 1, 2013
Advanced Micro Devices (AMD) Inc, an NYSE-listed semiconductor design
company, inaugurated a new global design centre in Hyderabad on
Thursday. The 175,000-sft facility is dedicated to furthering both
software and hardware innovations at the heart of AMD’s APUs
(accelerated processing units).
Globally, it employs over 10,000, including 6,000 engineers. Of these,
around 550 engineers work out of its Hyderabad centre and an equal
number in the Bangalore facility.
Government suggests for setting up a board for telecom network
Source: InsightVAS; July 1, 2013
To safeguard mobile infrastructure, the government has proposed to set
up a eight member board that will formulate policy related to network
security issues. Members will be from the Department of Electronics
and IT, the National Security Coordination Secretariat, the Home
Ministry, the Intelligence Bureau, the National Technical Research
Organisation and DoT.
by IESA Research
The IESA WINWire is available on the IESA
receive IESA WINWire or be removed from our distribution list, email
with "Subscribe" or "Unsubscribe” in the subject box.
All information provided in this
document is of a general nature and is not provided with any warranty as to
its suitability to the circumstances of each individual business. Readers
and users are entirely and individually responsible for taking appropriate
action with regard to the setting up of such services and for the
consequences of such actions. As per Copyrights Act, 1957 (“Act”) :
Publishing articles which contain extracts from other works and providing
the source of such extracts will not be an act of infringement of
Copyright © 2007, India Electronics & Semiconductor Association