Telecom Commission to
review telecom security policy soon
Source: The Economic Times;
June 21, 2013
The Telecom Commission (TC), the highest decision-making body in the
communications ministry, will shortly clear India's controversial
telecom security policy that calls for developing indigenous capacity
to locally churn out electronics and software inducted into telephone
Mobile phones prices to rise 10% as rupee falls
Source: Telecom Live; June
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 per cent 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 . The rupee hit a life time
low of 59.93 to a dollar in early trade today before closing at 59.57.
Semicon spends getting wafer thin by 3.5 pc as per cycles
Source: Cybermedia India Online Limited News; June 21, 2013
Gartner feels that Weak semiconductor market conditions, which
continued into the first quarter of 2013, generated downward pressure
on new equipment purchases. Gartner predicts that 2014 semiconductor
capital spending will increase 14.2 per cent, followed by 10.1 per
cent growth in 2015. The next cyclical decline will be a mild drop of
3.5 per cent in 2016, followed by a return to growth in 2017
Greenfield EMC At Bhiwadi To Get Land Possession Soon
Source: EFYTimes.com; June
The Bhiwadi electronics cluster in Rajasthan, an early initiative of
the electronics components makers' association, ELCINA, has reached
its first major milestone. The members of this cluster have submitted
the 'keenness' money to RIICO (Rajasthan State Industrial development
and Investment Corporation). This is to reserve 100.7 acres of land at
the Salarpur Industrial Area, Bhiwadi, Rajasthan, in favour of ELCINA
Electronics Manufacturing Cluster Pvt Ltd, which is the special
purpose vehicle (SPV) for this project.
India slips in
renewable energy attractiveness index: Ernst & Young survey
Source: Financial Express; June 23, 2013
High entry-barriers for foreign investors and the rising cost of
financing have led to the country slipping to a low eighth position on the
renewable energy country attractive index in the first quarter of 2013, says
an Ernst & Young survey.
According to the report 'Renewable Energy Country Attractiveness Index',
India's ranking slipped from fourth position to eighth this period, due to
several challenges, including high cost of finance, entry-barriers for
external investors, among others.
Apple inks agreement
with TSMC for new A-series chips: Report
Source: NDTV.com; June 24,
It looks like Apple has found a replacement for Samsung to produce
chips for its devices.
If a new report by DigiTimes is to be believed, Apple has signed a
three year agreement with Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC)
and its partner Global UniChip to make its new A-series chips built
through 20nm, 16nm and 10nm process nodes.
Now, a chip that
detects disease in blood drop
Source: Business Standard;
June 25, 2013
Scientists have engineered a cutting-edge sensor chip that can detect
diseases from a drop of blood, says a new study.
A new study describes how Reginald Farrow and Alokik Kanwal,
researchers at the New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT), and
their team have created a carbon nanotube-based device to
noninvasively and quickly detect mobile single cells with the
potential to maintain a high degree of spatial resolution, reports
ramping up production of Rockchip's 28nm tablet SoCs
Engineering Herald; June 25, 2013
Globalfoundries is ramping up the production of multi-core ARM
Cortex-A9 tablet SoC chip on its 28nm High-K Metal Gate (HKMG) process
technology for its customer Rockchip. The tablet SoC chips from
Rockchip began sampling to OEMs in early 2013 and are now ramping to
support a wide range of manufacturers.
The hot tablet semiconductor market is growing while PC semiconductor
market is falling. IC Insights has forecasted IC sales for tablet
computers to grow by 37% to $14.7 billion in 2013 after climbing 77%
in 2012 and 190% in 2011. IC Insights is now forecasting a 2% decline
in integrated circuit sales for keyboard-equipped standard PCs
(desktops and notebooks) to $62.5 billion in 2013, following drops of
12% in 2012 and 7% in 2011.
GEO Semiconductor to
double Indian presence by 2014
Source: ZDNet; June 26,
GEO Semiconductor will double its Indian presence by the end of the
year, following a planned US$20 million fundraising effort.
At a press conference in Bangalore on Wednesday, the company's CEO
Paul Russo announced the launch of its Indian operations, which houses
22 staff, including software and hardware engineers. This number will
double over the next few months as the company adds engineering and
marketing staff to boost local sales of its chips, which power cameras
in cars and cloud devices.
Slow Growth Forecast
For The Electronics Industry Ahead
EFYTimes.com; June 26, 2013
The continued economic crisis with the 17 euro governed nations has
long been delaying a meaningful recovery process. With global economic
growth picking up since the last recession, this industry is falling
back. Among the worst hit is the electronic industry association as
reported by IPC. The report by the IPC suggests that there are several
electronic supply chain indicators and macroeconomic indicators point
to a slow growth come the second quarter of 2013.
Can China alone drive semiconductor growth?
Source: SemiWiki; June 26, 2013
Production of electronic equipment (including computers,
communications, consumer, etc.) has been sluggish over the last year
in all key regions of the world except China. The chart below shows
three-month-average change versus a year ago for electronics
production in local currency through April 2013 (May 2013 for China).
Total industrial production is shown for Europe and South Korea where
electronics production data is not available. China has maintained
growth of over 10% since the beginning of 2011.
Hindustan Semiconductor in fray for semiconductor plants
Sourc: The Economic Times;
June 26, 2013
Two consortia -- one led by Jaypee Associates and other by Hindustan
Semiconductor -- are in race for setting up semiconductor plants in
India which may involve an estimated investment of Rs 25,000 crore.
"There are two consortium for setting up wafer fab in India ... one is
led by Jaypee Associates and other by Hindustan Semiconductors (HSMC).
They have been shortlisted but no final decision has been taken yet,"
official sources told PTI.
GEO Semiconductor launches India operations
Source: EE Times India; June 27, 2013
US-based GEO Semiconductor Inc., a provider of geometric processor
ICs, has announced the launch of its Indian operations, GEO
Semiconductor (India) Pvt Ltd. The Indian operations will encompass
both a critical R&D operation and a marketing and sales outreach
programme, the company said.
proposes to spend Rs 1,769 cr on telecom equipment
Source: Afaqs; June 28, 2013
Proposal is the largest received by dept of electronics under M-SIPS
Among the 15 proposals worth Rs 5,000 crore received by the government
under the modified special incentive package scheme (M-SIPS), its
electronics manufacturing subsidy programme, the largest one has come
from telecom equipment maker Tejas Networks, followed by Samsung
Electronics and semiconductor testing firm Tessolve Services.
Tejas, which has applied for subsidy to the department of electronics
and information technology, plans to invest around Rs 1,769 crore to
build and expand its capabilities in the area of new generation
technologies such as 3G and 4G LTE (long-term evolution).
Sanjay Nayak, co-founder and chief executive officer of the
Bangalore-based company confirmed the investment proposal. He said
India was seeing resurgence in such equipment as data was going to
play a key role in the next phase of telecom growth.
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