First move towards
electronic cluster in Vellore district
Source: The Hindu; June 15,
Several units in Vellore district are engaged in the manufacture of
electronic components and products, and mechanical components used in
electronic products, but there is no coordination among them for the
purpose of availing incentives given by the Central and State
governments for expanding their business activities.
Under these circumstances, Kramski Stamping and Molding India Private
Ltd., and the Vellore Institute of Technology-Technology Business
Incubator (VITTBI) organised an Electronic Cluster Initiative at the
Kramski factory premises in Erayankadu village near here on Friday.
AP to set up 3 hardware clusters
Source: Business Line; June
The Andhra Pradesh Government is setting up three electronic hardware
parks as part of the national initiative to establish 200 such
clusters across the country. Two of the parks would come up at
Hyderabad and the third in Visakhapatnam.
“We are projecting an investment of Rs 1,100 crore to develop the
clusters. The Union Government would contribute 50 per cent to the
project,” Ponnala Lakshmaiah, Minister of IT and Communication, told
Pitroda opens eInfochips’ fifth design centre in Ahmedabad
Source: Business Line; June 15, 2013
National Innovation Council Chairman Dr Sam Pitroda on Saturday
inaugurated the fifth design centre of leading software firm
eInfochips here to predominantly focus on product engineering.
The 400-seat centre will focus on advanced technologies for aerospace,
defence, semiconductor, security and surveillance, besides software
development, application specific integrated circuits (ASIC), field
programmable gate arrays (FPGA) and system on chip (SoC) solutions,
Pratul Shroff, Founder and CEO of eInfochips said.
New Tektronix Franchise and Adds New Ranges in India - Bangalore,
Source: The Week; June 15,
element14 celebrated its new franchise with Tektronix in India and the
addition of the latest digital signal oscilloscopes in the mixed
signal, mid and basic ranges. This landmark partnership with Tektronix
ensures customers in India enjoy speedy access to Tektronix’s leading
range of test and measurement equipment from element14s warehouse
located in Bangalore, and fast customer service and technical support
across India from the nine branch offices in Delhi, Kolkata, Mumbai,
Pune, Ahemadabad, Hyderabad, Chennai, Coimboatore, Cohin and
Indian brains are
solving the problems of the West, not India, says Pitroda
Source: India Today; June 16, 2013
Lamenting that the software talent in the country was not being used
for the local industry, National Innovation Council Chairman Sam Pitroda
said, "Our software people are solving the problems of hospitals of the
western world but not of rural India."
"Best brains of the world are busy solving the problem of the rich, who
really do not have problems to solve," Pitroda said.
Sam Pitroda on Saturday said a Rs.5,000 crore fund to support innovations
would be launched soon.
Centre’s ‘go local’
policy set to boost hardware sector
Source: The Hindu; June 17,
The Information Technology industry in the State is upbeat over the
guidelines on “go local policy” notified by the Union IT Ministry.
The latest guidelines, cleared after much opposition from the US and
European companies, specify that 30 per cent of all equipment supply
contract will be reserved for companies with local manufacturing base.
Search Exam to identify the best talent for Telecom and IT
Source: APN News; June 17,
UTL Technologies in association with IL&FS Skills and NSDC (National
Skill Development Corporation) is to conduct a Nationwide Talent
Search Exam to identify the best talent suitable for Embedded, VLSI,
Telecom and IT Infrastructure Management Industries and make them
Industry Ready through its specialized training programs. UTL
Technologies is India’s highly appreciated and widely recognized
prominent high-end training organization in providing Industry
relevant training solutions to Students, Working Professionals and
Disclosing this – addressing a Press Conference here in city today Mr.
Srinivasa Raju, Divisional Head of UTL Technologies said The Exam will
be conducted in Andhra Pradesh at Vishakhapatnam and Hyderabad on June
22nd and 26th respectively
expect strong Q3 growth
Source: The China Post;
June 17, 2013
Going into the third quarter, which is traditionally considered the
boom season in the semiconductor industry, many firms in the industry
have recently expressed optimism about performance for the next couple
Firms including Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC),
Elan Microelectronics Corp. (Elan), eGalax_eMPIA Technology
Incorporation (EETI), and Richtek Technology Corp. (Richtek) recently
held shareholder meetings and developed opinions for their expected
performance in the latter half of the year.
Streetlights to be
Source: The Hindu; June 18,
The Corporation is taking steps to get meters and light sensors
installed by the Kerala State Electricity Board on all 84,000
streetlight posts in the city.
This will pave way for the installation of LED lights on the posts.
(LED or light-emitting diode is a semiconductor diode which glows when
a voltage is applied). The light-detecting sensors can turn on or off
Choking the Fab
Data Quest; June 18, 2013
It was in mid-March 2013, when the empowered committee headed by Sam
Pitroda for setting up semiconductor fab units in India submitted its
recommendations to the government, having shortlisted two consortia.
"As stated in the NPE, if the electronics imports exceed oil imports
and we refrain from building an in-house infrastructure to supplement
the growing demand for electronics, it will be a huge loss," warns
Sanjeev Keskar, chairman, IESA (India Electronics and Semiconductor
COAI calls for 100% FDI in telecom sector
Source: Telecom Live; June 18, 2013
At a time when the telecom department's relation with the industry is
at an all-time low, the industry has approached the government to
provide a 'clear road map' and regulatory and policy certainty to
improve the sector's health.
’India eyeing $400–bn
electronics base by 2020’
Sourc: The Sentinel; June
Having established itself as the backroom office for global businesses
with a flourishing outsourcing industry, India is taking steps to
expand its electronics manufacturing base to avoid imports, arrest
dollar outflows and add jobs, a top official has said.
“We are importing so much of electronics items that we are draining
our foreign exchange,” said J. Satyanarayana, secretary, Department of
Electronics and Information Technology.
Rupee fall to push up mobile phone prices by up to 10%
Source: Firstpost.com; June 20, 2013
Come July, mobile phone prices are expected to be dearer by up to 10%
due to the steep depreciation in the value of rupee against dollar.
“Brands dependent on import will have to take price increase of about
10% due to decline in value of Rupee. Companies making mobile phone in
India will be impacted to lesser extent but they will also have to
increase price by 5 to 6%,” Indian Cellular Association’s (ICA)
National President, Pankaj Mohindroo told PTI.
Says Worldwide Semiconductor Manufacturing Equipment Spending to
Decline 5.5 Percent in 2013
Source: Press Trust; June 20, 2013
Worldwide semiconductor manufacturing equipment spending is projected
to total $35.8 billion in 2013, a 5.5 percent decline from 2012
spending of $37.8 billion, according to Gartner, Inc. Gartner said
that capital spending will decrease 3.5 percent in 2013, as major
producers remain cautious in the face of market weakness.
India And Japan Talk About Promoting Electronics
Source: EFYTimes.com; June 20, 2013
The two Prime Ministers welcomed the progress made so far in
information and communications technology (ICT) and electronics
sectors, including Ministerial level interaction resulting in creation
of Japan Help Desk for facilitating cooperation in Electronic system
Design and Manufacturing.
According to the statement, “The two Prime Ministers welcomed the
progress made so far in information and communications technology (ICT)
and electronics sectors, including Ministerial level interaction
resulting in creation of Japan Help Desk for facilitating cooperation
in Electronic system Design and Manufacturing.
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