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Forte Design Systems, CircuitSutra Partner on Design Services, IP Co-Development
Source: EE Times ; May 31 , 2013

Forte Design Systems™ (, the #1 provider of software to enable design at a higher level of abstraction, and CircuitSutra ( announced today they will partner to provide design services throughout India to support the growing system-on-chip (SoC) market.

As part of the agreement, Forte and CircuitSutra, an Electronics System Level (ESL) design intellectual property (IP) and services company, will co-develop ARM® AMBA® AXI™ and OCP-IP™ models compatible with Forte’s Cynthesizer™ SystemC high-level synthesis (HLS). They will work together to deliver onsite consulting and training for Cynthesizer users in India.

Odisha Delegation Drums Up Business at TiEcon
Source:; May 31, 2013

Odisha Chief Secretary Bijay K. Patnaik highlighted a recent World Bank report ranking Bhubaneswar as “the third best city in India to do business,” in an interview with India-West at the TiEcon conference here May 17.

………..According to India press reports, the state IT department has tied up with the premier trade body for ESDM, the India Electronics and Semiconductor Association, to develop the sector.
“ESDM hardware and electronics will be (a priority) for investment, infrastructure and land,” he said.

Intel chips to be used in Galaxy Tab3
Source: The Korea Times; May 31, 2013

U.S.-based semiconductor giant Intel has agreed with Samsung Electronics to provide advanced processor chips for the upcoming budget Samsung tablets, according to sources from Samsung and Intel, Thursday.

Under the agreement, Samsung Electronics will use Intel’s Atom-branded processors in its Galaxy Tab3 tablets. The latest move is expected to pave the way for Intel to expand its presence in the rising mobile device market.

Govt to promote Electronic Units in Indore
Source: Pressdisplay ; June 1, 2013

The government of India has notified four districts of Madhya Pradesh including Indore and Bhopal for development of brown-field clusters. “All the four districts will now be eligible for benefits under modified special incentive package scheme (M-SIPS) to promote electronic system design and manufacturing (ESDM),” an official release stated.

The government will give a grant of 25% of the investment for establishment of new ESDM units and expansion and modernisation of existing units. The units will also be eligible for tax incentives. This scheme will be valid for investments made within 10 years of commencement of the unit.

NXP secures top spot in ASSP semiconductor space
Source: EE Times India ; June 3, 2013

NXP Semiconductors NV remains unbeaten in the application-specific standard product (ASSP) semiconductors market. The company ranked as the top supplier of ASSPs of automotive infotainment in 2012, securing the spot two years in a row.Last year, Netherlands-based NXP posted automotive infotainment ASSP revenue of Rs.2,467.74 cr.

Samsung grabs over 10 pct share of global chip market in Q1
Source: Yonhap News ; June 3, 2013

Samsung Electronics Co., the world's top memory chip maker, maintained its share of the global chip market at more than 10 percent in the first quarter on the back of a growth in system semiconductors, industry data showed Monday.

According to the data compiled by market information provider iSupply, Samsung accounted for 10.5 percent or US$7.77 billion of the global semiconductor market in the January-March period to rank second among the world's major chip makers.

2013's Electronica India and productronica India scheduled on 4-6 Sept at Delhi
Source: Electronics Engineering Herald; June 2, 2013

The 14th edition of Electronica India and productronica India is announced to take place in New Delhi in 2013 on Sept 4-6. 2013's edition of electronica India to feature companies such as Brady Corp, Chugai, Componix, Diotec, Epitome, Fairchild, , Giantlok, Hirose, Inde, Jergens, Millenium, Naina Semi, Onyx, , Rohm, RS Components, ST Microelectronics, Semikron, Syratron, Seoul Semiconductor, Unified and others will present their latest technologies and product solutions.

Session on SEZ policy initiatives
Source: The Times Of India; June 3, 2013

Export Promotion Council for export oriented units and special economic zones (EPCES) and SEEPZ special economic zone (SEZ) held an interactive session on the latest policy initiatives by the government on Friday.

Ajay Kumar, joint secretary, department of electronics and IT and N P S Monga, development commissioner, SEEPZ, spoke at the session. P C Nambiar, chairman, EPCES said export oriented units and the SEZ sector have contributed one-third to the total exports and generates employment for 15 lakh people. The exports from SEZs during 2012-13 are Rs 4.76 crore, a growth of 31% from 2011-12.

Qualcomm grabs 59% cellular baseband market share in Q1, ahead of Intel and MediaTek
Source: Telecom Lead; June 3, 2013

Qualcomm has grabbed 59 percent cellular baseband market share in the first quarter of 2013.

Intel is in the second position with 12 percent revenue share, while MediaTek has 10 percent share.

Strategy Analytics on Monday said the global cellular baseband processor market rose 18.5 percent year-on-year in Q1 2013 to reach $4.6 billion.

Qualcomm, Intel, MediaTek, ST-Ericsson, and Spreadtrum captured the top-five revenue share ranking positions in the cellular baseband processor market in Q1 2013, according to Strategy Analytics Handset Component Technologies (HCT) service report.

ARM Targets 580 Million Mid-Range Mobile Devices With New Suite of IP
Source:; June 3, 2013

Today at Computex, ARM announced an optimized IP solution designed to power the 580 million mid-range mobile devices expected over the next two years. The mid-range market is projected to exceed the number of premium smartphones and tablets beginning in 2015. Targeted at the mid-range market, this new suite of ARM IP is optimized for power, performance and die size. Used together, this suite of IP will provide consumers with premium features like virtualization, big.LITTLE processing and GPU compute at mid-range price points.

Who is a good engineer?
Source: The Hindu; June 3, 2013

Getting hold of an engineering degree is the latest trend. A majority of the young minds are in the rat race to become an engineer. But the question is who is or can become a good engineer.

... Now they are increasingly finding employment in such non-traditional (in engineering) fields as biotechnology, computer engineering, environmental science, health and safety engineering, semiconductor fabrication technology, and business and finance.

Sibal seeks states' support for setting up electronics manufacturing units
Sourc:; June 4, 2013

An exponential growth in demand for electronic hardware in the country, which is projected to increase from $45 billion in 2009 to $400 billion by 2020, provides a huge opportunity for India to become an electronics system design and manufacturing (ESDM) hub, minister of communications, IT & law and justice Kapil Sibal said today.

Addressing a meeting of state chief ministers in the capital, Sibal sought the state governments' support for promotion of investment in electronics system design and manufacturing. Sibal said the centre has so far received investment proposals worth Rs4,500 crore for setting up such manufacturing facilities.

SOLARCON® India 2013 will highlight the importance of PV manufacturing in India
Source: Energetica India; June 4, 2013

SEMI, the global industry association serving the photovoltaics, nano- and microelectronics manufacturing supply chains, will presentSOLARCON® India 2013 the fifth edition of its solar focused trade show and conference at the KTPO Exhibition Complex in Whitefield, Bangalore, India from 1-3 August, 2013.

Fab Equipment Spending: Strong Second Half Pulls 2013 Up; over 23% Growth for 2014
Source: Technology News; June 5, 2013

The Semiconductor Equipment and Materials International issued the following news release: Fab equipment spending will grow two percent year-over-year (US$ 32.5 billion) for 2013 and about 23 to 27 percent in 2014 ($41 billion) according to the May edition of the SEMI World Fab Forecast. Fab construction spending, which can be a strong indicator for future equipment spending, is expected to grow 6.5 percent ($6.6 billion) in 2013, followed by a decline of 18 percent ($5.4 billion) in 2014. The new World Fab Forecast report covers fab information on over 1,140 facilities, including such details as capacities, technology nodes, product types, and spending for construction and equipment for any cleanroom wafer facility by quarter.

10 thousand tablet devices sold per day in India during Jan-March 2013: CMR
Source: Cybermedia India Online Limited News; June 6, 2013

According to CMR's India Quarterly Tablet PC Market Review, 1Q (January-March) 2013, June 2013 release announced today, over 905,000 tablet devices were sold (shipped) in the quarter by as many as 53 domestic and international vendors.

However, only nine vendors shipped in significant volumes of more than 20,000 units during the period. The overall growth in shipments of tablets in the India market registered an 158.96 per cent year-on-year (1Q CY 2013 over 1Q CY 2012) growth, but a marginal 17.57 per cent quarter-on-quarter (1Q CY 2013 over 4Q CY 2012) dip due to seasonal factors.

UPA Digital Achievements: Plan Plus, SEBI, Cable TV Digitization, NOFN & More
Source:; June 6, 2013

While India prepares itself for general election for the 16th Lok Sabha in India in 2014, UPA government has released a report of the achievements that the current party had during its ruling years.

Some of the digital highlights from UPA achievements:
The government claims that the National Optical Fibre Network (NOFN) project will take broadband connectivity to 2.5 lakh villages in 2014. In all, 5.8 lakh (5,81,610) out of 5.9 lakh (5,93,601) in inhabited villages in country have been provided with village public telephones (VPT). Out of 3.5 lakh targeted village panchayats, 1.5 lakh have been connected through broadband. Note that broadband definition in India is still a 256kbps connection.

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