Forte Design Systems,
CircuitSutra Partner on Design Services, IP Co-Development
Source: EE Times ; May 31 ,
Forte Design Systems™ (www.ForteDS.com), the #1 provider of software
to enable design at a higher level of abstraction, and CircuitSutra (www.circuitsutra.com)
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: IndiaWest.com; May
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,
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
Govt to promote
Electronic Units in Indore
Source: Pressdisplay ; June
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
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
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.
India and productronica India scheduled on 4-6 Sept at Delhi
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
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
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
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
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
EFYTimes.com; 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: Domain-b.com; June
An exponential growth in demand for electronic hardware in the
country, which is projected to increase from $45 billion in 2009 to
$400 billion by 2020, provides a huge opportunity for India to become
an electronics system design and manufacturing (ESDM) hub, minister of
communications, IT & law and justice Kapil Sibal said today.
Addressing a meeting of state chief ministers in the capital, Sibal
sought the state governments' support for promotion of investment in
electronics system design and manufacturing. Sibal said the centre has
so far received investment proposals worth Rs4,500 crore for setting
up such manufacturing facilities.
SOLARCON® India 2013 will highlight the importance of PV manufacturing
Source: Energetica India; June 4, 2013
SEMI, the global industry association serving the photovoltaics, nano-
and microelectronics manufacturing supply chains, will
presentSOLARCON® India 2013 the fifth edition of its solar focused
trade show and conference at the KTPO Exhibition Complex in
Whitefield, Bangalore, India from 1-3 August, 2013.
Equipment Spending: Strong Second Half Pulls 2013 Up; over 23% Growth
Source: Technology News; June 5, 2013
The Semiconductor Equipment and Materials International issued the
following news release: Fab equipment spending will grow two percent
year-over-year (US$ 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
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
Achievements: Plan Plus, SEBI, Cable TV Digitization, NOFN & More
Source: MediaNama.com; 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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