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Telecom equipment imports cross Rs 39,000cr in Apr-Dec
Source: The Times Of India; March 15, 2013

India imported telecom equipment worth Rs 39,820.60 crore in the first three quarters of this fiscal as it lacks manufacturing capability for producing value-added products, Parliament was informed.

The country imported Rs 52,441.23 crore worth of telecom equipments in the 2011-12 fiscal, Minister of State for Communications and IT Milind Deora said in a written reply to the Rajya Sabha.

SME Companies optimistic on doing business in India
Source: India Infoline Ltd; March 15, 2013

The SME sector in India is one of the fastest growing sector rightly known as the backbone of India’s GDP growth.

SME Companies from France, Guinea, Lesotho, Iraq, Japan, Malaysia, Myanmar, Senegal, South Africa, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Turkey and Yemen are in India for the India Engineering Sourcing show 2013 scouting partners to form Joint venture deals with Indian counterparts. European companies are also eyeing manufacturing opportunities in India.

India invites Czech Republic to invest in manufacturing zones
Source:; March 15, 2013

Commerce and Industry Minister Anand Sharma has invited Czech investment in the proposed national investment and manufacturing zones in India. Speaking at the inauguration of India Engineering Sourcing Show, in Mumbai yesterday, in the presence of Martin Kuba, Minister for Trade and Industry, Czech

...outsourcing industrial engineering design tasks to India in sectors like semiconductors, automotive hybrid technologies, next gen routers in telecom…..

Electronic goods import up 30% in FY 2012
Source: Deccan Herald; March 16, 2013

India’s import of electronic goods like mobiles and cameras rose almost 30 per cent to Rs 1.57 lakh crore in 2011-12, Parliament was informed on Friday.

Capital goods still in red, but consumer non-durables hold up: Report
Source: The Times Of India; March 16, 2013

CRISIL Research's analytical note based on the index of industrial (IIP) data for January 2013 said that although the Union Budget 2013-14 has measures such as investment allowance of 15% on investment worth Rs 100 crore or more and zero customs duty on import of plant and machinery for semiconductor.. customs duty on import of plant and machinery for semiconductor wafer fab manufacturing has tried to revive industrial growth and investment...

EFY Felicitates Dr Ajay Kumar As The Electronics Leader Of The Year!
Source:; March 18, 2013
Despite rough times, Indian electronics industry has been able to withstand and grow. All this is courtesy of the efforts of some people, companies and organisations, who have acted as catalysts in furthering the growth of the Indian electronics industry. ….. Dr Ajay Kumar, Joint Secretary, Department of Electronics and Information Technology, Govt of India is one such important person, who has contributed to the growth of the Indian electronics industry in more than one ways.

Govt has received proposals for 2 semiconductor plants: Sibal
Source: The Pioneer; March 18, 2013

Telecom Minister Kapil Sibal on Monday said the Government has received two proposals for setting up semiconductor manufacturing plants in the country and they will be sent to the Cabinet in the next two weeks for consideration.

“We have received two proposals to set up semiconductor manufacturing plants in India which will go to Cabinet in two weeks,” Sibal told reporters here on the sidelines of CII's IT Summit.

Ericsson, ST split joint venture
Source: The Hindu; March 18, 2013

Telecom equipment maker Ericsson and semiconductor manufacturer STMicroelectronics, on Monday, announced plans to close down their four-year old joint venture — ST-Ericsson — a move that may lead to loss of about 1,600 jobs globally.

Poor TV sales causes DTV market dip
Source: EE Times India; March 19, 2013

The decreasing television demand has taken its toll on the global market for digital television semiconductors (DTV). According to the IHS "Digital television and set-top box semiconductor market tracker" report, the market dropped nearly 6 per cent last year. Total DTV semiconductor revenue fell to Rs.75,752.69 crore

ADI: 'Designed and Made-in-India' signs emerging
Source: EE Times India; March 20, 2013

"Indian revenue as percentage of global sales is still in single digits," said Samuel H. Fuller, vice president, R&D and chief technology officer at Analog Devices. "We plan to grow our revenue substantially in the next few years and will expand our sales and application engineering team as required.

Globalfoundries, ASML team on 20nm chip tape-out
Source: EE Times India; March 20, 2013

Brion Technologies, a division of ASML, has partnered with Globalfoundries to deliver high volume computational lithography capabilities for 28nm and 20nm tape-outs, while also accelerating the development of future nodes, including extreme ultraviolet (EUV) lithography.

Videocon, Reliance ‘ready’ to invest Rs 25,000 cr in chip-making units
Source: Business Line; March 20, 2013

Home-grown electronics brand Videocon and Reliance Industries are ready to set up chip manufacturing plants.

In proposals sent to the Government for setting up semiconductor fabrication plants, the two companies have offered to invest some Rs 25,000 crore on the condition that the Government provides incentives.

ARM appoints Simon Segars as CEO
Source: Voice & data Online; March 20, 2013

ARM Holdings, the world's leading semiconductor intellectual property (IP) supplier has announced Simon Segars as the new CEO.

Simon Segars, currently president of ARM and has operational responsibility for the company's IP divisions. He has been with ARM since 1991 and has held several executive roles including EVP Engineering, when he worked on many of the early ARM processors, as well as EVP Worldwide Sales and EVP Business Development.

Should an Indian fab use an older process technology?
Source: Business Standard; March 21, 2013

The recent Budget waiver of the five per cent import duty on chip-making equipment, as well as another tax deduction of 15 per cent on investments above Rs 100 crore for two years, is the latest smoke signal from the government that it is serious about bringing a world-class semi-conductor fabricati around 180 nm," says P V G Menon, president, India Electronics and Semiconductor Association (IESA). Still, using outdated technology can...

'Made in India, for India'- can this product revolution happen here?
Source: Business Standard; March 22, 2013

Is India capable of making a well-designed indigenous product that gets traction on a local, if not a global, scale? In the automobiles sector, some recent products such as Mahindra's XUV 500, the Reva electric car and (arguably) the Tata Nano have breathed life into that possibility. In the technology realm, though, it's been a dismal showing.

..microcontrollers," points out P V G Menon, president, India Electronics and Semiconductor Association (IESA). From odometers to injection systems....

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