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DeitY Identifies Five Districts As Brownfield EMCs Under MSIP Scheme
Source: Name; March 22, 2013

The Department of Electronics and Information Technology (DeitY) has identified five districts in three states as Brownfield Electronics Manufacturing Clusters (EMC) for the purpose of Modified Special Incentive Package Scheme (MSIPS) in the Electronics Systems Design and Manufacturing (ESDM) sector. We are the first to bring this news to you and it is expected that DeitY will announce this notification any time today.

India not alone in preferential market access for electronics
Source: Business Standard; March 23, 2013

As part of the National Policy on Electronics, the government has stipulated that up to half its annual orders for laptops and printers would henceforth be solicited only from companies that have demonstrated a 30 per cent 'value-add' in India, with increments of five per cent a year thereafter.

'Made in India, for India'- can this product revolution happen here?
Source:; March 23, 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.

Hari Subramanian to head global manufacturing in US semiconductor Company
Source: Business Line; March 23, 2013

eSilicon Corporation, one of the US’ larger independent semiconductor design and manufacturing services companies, has appointed an Indian to head its global manufacturing operations.
As the Vice-President in-charge of the function, Hariharan Subramanian, will report to the CEO, Jack Harding.

Consumer electronics firms to invest Rs.3,500 crore in India
Source:; March 23, 2013

Global technology firms plan to increase manufacturing capacity in India to benefit from government incentives….billion in 2015, according to a 22 January report by the India Electronics and Semiconductor Association (IESA), a lobby group representing the...

Electronics trade body to prepare ESDM roadmap for Odisha
Source: Business Standard; March 23, 2013

The state IT department has engaged the India Electronics & Semiconductor Association (IESA), the premier trade body representing the Electronic System Design and Manufacturing (ESDM) industry to prepare a roadmap for the development of the ESDM industry in the state within six months…..The state IT department has engaged the India Electronics & Semiconductor Association (IESA), the premier trade...

Google provides much-needed boost for Indian innovation
Source: New Economy; March 25, 2013

Southern state of Karnataka partners with Google to drive web-based innovation India’s southern state of Karnataka, which includes the key city of Bangalore, has for years been the technological hub of Asia’s second largest economy.

The electronic and manufacturing sector, according to the India Electronics and Semiconductor Association, will grow at a rate of 9.9

India Electronics and Semiconductor Association To Devise ESDM Roadmap For Odisha
Source:; March 25, 2013

The government is fast realizing the scope of electronics in India. As per the estimates, it is being said that the demand for electronics in India was $45 billion in 2008-09 and this figure is expected to touch $400 billion by 2020. In the latest, the state IT department has tied up with the premier trade body for Electronic System Design and Manufacturing (ESDM), India Electronics and Semiconductor Association (IESA) to devise a roadmap for the development of the ESDM industry in the state. The body is supposed to identify potential areas across Odisha for setting up hardware industries within the next six months.

6 companies have applied for projects worth Rs 2K cr under M-SIPS: Sibal
Source: Telecom Live; March 25, 2013

The government has received six applications so far, entailing investments of about Rs 2,000 crore, under the Modified Special Incentive Package Scheme (M-SIPS) from companies such as Bosch Electronics and Samsung.

"We have received six applications so far (in manual mode), amounting to a total investment of around Rs 2,000 crore. I feel that in a year, the investment will be Rs 30,000 crore," Telecom Minister Kapil Sibal said at the launch of the portal for the Electronic System Design and Manufacturing (ESDM) sector.

Investment of 2,000 crore likely under M-SIPS
Source: ENS Economic Bureau; March 26, 2013

The Government has received investment commitment to the tune of Rs 2,000 crore under the Modified Special Incentive Package Scheme or M-SIPS from companies including Bosch Electronics and Samsung.

Under M-SIPS, the government will provide up to Rs 10,000 crore in benefits to the industry during the 12th Five-Year Plan (2012-17) for promoting production of electronics products and components in the country.

Google is Indian engineering students most-desired employer: Survey
Source:; March 26, 2013

The Information Technology sector is the most preferred choice for India's engineering students, with Google, Microsoft and Infosys emerging as the top three most desired employers among them, according to a survey by market insights and information provider Nielsen.

Intel, Samsung to represent 42% of semiconductor capex this year
Source: TechOnline India; March 27, 2013

According to a study about to be released by IC Insights, there are five companies that are expected to spend at least $3.0 billion in 2013, the same as in 2012 and 2011.

Figure 1, below shows that although the top-10 capital spenders cut their outlays by 5% in 2012, the non-top-10 spenders cut their capital spending by 27% last year, illustrating how “top-heavy” the semiconductor capital spending environment has become.

Ericsson in Dispute With Micromax Over Standards Patents in India
Source: Computerworld India; March 27, 2013

Ericsson has sued Indian mobile handset vendor Micromax in an Indian court, alleging infringement of eight of its patents without payment of any consideration.

The dispute appears to be primarily over the royalty payments to be paid by Micromax to Ericsson for handsets it imports into India.

Ericsson said on Tuesday that for more than three years it has made numerous attempts to sign a license agreement with Micromax on fair, reasonable and non-discriminatory (FRAND) terms for products compliant with the GSM, EDGE, and UMTS/WCDMA standards.

Taiwan wafer fabs hit by quake scare
Source:; March 27, 2013

Wafer fabs belonging to Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. Ltd and United Microelectronics Corp. were hit by an earthquake on the island of Taiwan but the quake is expected to have little impact on the production of chips for their customers.

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