down for April to US$23.62b, moderate growth in 2013-2014
Source: The Star Online;
June 7, 2013
Global sales of semiconductors reached US$23.62bil (RM73.09bil) in
April 2013, up 0.6% from US$23.48bil in March, says the Semiconductor
Industry Association (SIA).
However, April sales were down slightly from US$24.06 (RM74.45bil) a
year ago, according to the US-based SIA.
SIA said World Semiconductor Trade Statistics (WSTS) projected global
sales to reach US$297.8bil this year, up 2.1% from 2012 sales total.
Intel Capital invests in two Indian firms
Source: SupportBiz; June 7,
In a bid to increase their growing presence in Asia, Intel Capital has
invested US$16 million in three e-commerce sites across Asia,
including two Indian firms viz. Bright Lifecare and Snapdeal.com.
Intel Capital started investing in Asia-Pacific in 1998 and has
continued to do with speed and consistency. They have invested in more
than US$2 billion in more than 320 technology companies in a variety
of industries including mobile computing, consumer Internet, cloud
computing, software and services and semiconductor design and
Earlier this week, it created a US$100 million investment fund to
accelerate the development of "human-like" sensing technology in
devices across its architecture platform.
U.S. Manufacturers Urge Action Against India’s Illegal Trade Practices
Source: AndhraNews.net; June 7, 2013
National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) has signed on to a
multi-industry CEO letter addressed to President Obama that calls on
the President to address current trade imbalance caused by the
Government of India’s discriminatory practices against U.S. exports
and outlines proposed solutions to end India’s discriminatory trade
practices. The letter was signed by the leaders of 17 U.S. industry
associations. A full copy of the letter may be viewed below or can be
found at: U.S. Business Community Letter.
sales to continue through the rest of 2013
Source: EE Times India;
June 10, 2013
The worldwide semiconductor sales posted for April 2013 topped Rs.1.27
lakh crore ($23.62 billion), up 0.6 per cent from the previous month's
sales of Rs.1.26 lakh crore ($23.48 billion). However, the figure is
slightly lower than the Rs.1.29 lakh crore ($24.06 billion) posted for
SEMI Reports First
Quarter 2013 Worldwide Semiconductor Equipment Figures; Billings US$
Source: SEMI; June 10, 2013
SEMI, the global industry association for companies that supply
manufacturing technology and materials to the world’s chip makers, today
reported that worldwide semiconductor manufacturing equipment billings
reached US$ 7.31 billion in the first quarter of 2013. The billings figure
is 8 percent higher than the fourth quarter of 2012 and 32 percent lower
than the same quarter a year ago. The data is gathered jointly with the
Semiconductor Equipment Association of Japan (SEAJ) from over 100 global
equipment companies that provide data on a monthly basis.
Infosys aiming to grow
revenue from India six-fold to $1 bn in five years
Source: Hindustan Times (Indore);
June 10, 2013
When Infosys set up a separate division in India for its business
practices, the new arm accounted for just 1.3% of its then total
revenue, R268 crore. This figure has more than tripled in five years
to R887 crore. But it still contributes a mere 2.2% to tech
bellwether’s total revenue.
CN Raghupathi, vice-president of the company’s India division, said
the strategy is to achieve domestic revenue of over $1 billion (
R5,700 crore) in five years’ time.
Government to clear
two ITIR proposals
Source: Data Quest; June
In order to attract ICT investment, the Centre is considering two mega
projects from the states of Orissa and Andhra Pradesh. These two ITIR
(Information Technology Investment Region) schemes are proposed at
Hyderabad and Bhubaneswar, while a similar 272 acre project in
Bangalore has got Cabinet sanction recently. Speaking at the India
ESDM (Electronic System Design and Manufacturing) conclave organized
by Indian Chamber of Commerce DeitY secretary J Sathyanarayana said
that policy framework and necessary guidelines have already been put
in place, and as a consequence, new investments are pouring in to
create roadmap for sectoral growth.
Cloud Analytics Market
Worth $16.52 Billion by 2018
Source: IT News Online;
June 11, 2013
The study reports that the global Cloud Based Business Analytics
market is expected to grow from $5.25 billion in 2013 to $16.52
billion by 2018, at an estimated CAGR of 25.8% from 2013 to 2018.
The market for Cloud Based Business Analytics market is driven by the
emerging trends in Big Data and cloud computing technology. Businesses
have started using cloud based solutions over the past few years. In
2011, Tier 1 players and startups shifted towards cloud BI or business
analytics solutions. Traditional BI and analytics solutions are
striving to meet the requirements of today's business needs.
Enterprises are struggling with high operating cost, lack of IT
expertise and increasing employee mobility.
Investment Target For ESDM Sector To US$ 5 Billion For This Fiscal
Source: EFYTimes.com; June
Department of Electronics and IT (DeitY) has raised the investment
target for the electronics industry to US$ 5 billion for this fiscal,
as it has already received investment proposals worth US$ 1 billion.
Informing this at a conclave on electronics system design and
manufacturing (ESDM), organised by Indian Chamber of Commerce (ICC) in
New Delhi, J Satyanarayana, secretary, DeitY, said, “The demand for
electronics hardware in India is growing exponentially and this
provides a huge opportunity for the country to become an ESDM hub to
meet not only the domestic requirements but also cater to exports.”
According to an India Electronics Semiconductor Association (IESA) and
Frost and Sullivan report, Indian ESDM industry is growing at 9.9 per
cent CAGR—from US$ 64.6 billion in 2011 to an estimated US$ 94.2
billion in 2015.
Andhra Pradesh ups the
ante to woo ICT sector
Cybermedia India Online Limited News; June 12, 2013
India's southeastern state, Andhra Pradesh, is gearing up to attract
the burgeoning ICT sector with a series of policy initiatives. The
state government targets 17 per cent annual growth in IT/ITes domain
and aims at $1.5 billion worth revenue from electronic hardware.
State likely to get 2 electronic hubs
Source: The Times Of India; June 13, 2013
Here's good news for the Trinamool government that is desperate to
improve the industrial scenario in the state.
With the central government likely to sanction two electronic system
design and manufacturing (ESDM) clusters in the state, Bengal's
contribution to the country's electronic output may increase manifold
in the years to come.
PVG Menon, President, India Electronics and Semiconductor Association
( IESA) said, "West Bengal could position itself as the centre where
innovative products can be designed for India and the world. Since
these products have cutting-edge hardware and software, there is a
great opportunity for Bengal to tap into this area."
'India is strategic
market for Ericsson'
Sourc: The Times Of India;
June 13, 2013
While Ericsson India's new head of operations Chris Houghton believes
telecom operators must reembark on building out networks, for now it
will focus on their efforts to use mobile broadband, using Wi-Fi to
lower clogging, and making full use of operational expenditure.
Houghton tells Gulveen Aulakh, there will be no lay-offs of the
recently acquired 5,000 people from Reliance Communications despite
With fewer IT jobs, prospects brighten in finance, micro SMEs
Source: Business Line; June 13, 2013
Fresh engineering graduates who passed out this year will have tough
time finding jobs in the IT industry. Nasscom had raised a red flag on
job prospects for freshers. It said the IT and ITeS industry will hire
about 50,000 fewer people this year.
Pradip K. Dutta, Corporate Vice-President and Managing Director of the
semiconductor design IP company Synopsys (India), said it is time for
students to get into the products segment of IT. Unlike services, it
is not directly dependent on the financial health of this or that
Ahead For Economy And Electronics Industry, According To IPC
Source: EFY Times; June 14, 2013
Global economic growth is picking up, but the continuing economic
crisis in the 17-nation euro area is delaying a meaningful recovery.
Leading macroeconomic indicators and electronics supply chain
indicators point to slow growth in the second quarter of 2013,
according to IPC’s quarterly report, Electronics Industries Market
Data Update. The May 2013 edition reports the latest global and
regional developments in the economy and the electronics industry,
including selected findings from IPC’s industry statistical programs
and leading indicators.
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