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DeitY Identifies Five
Districts As Brownfield EMCs Under MSIP Scheme
Source: Name; March 22,
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
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: Sify.com; 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
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.
firms to invest Rs.3,500 crore in India
Source: Livemint.com; March
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...
much-needed boost for Indian innovation
Source: New Economy; March 25, 2013
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
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: EFYTimes.com; March
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
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
ENS Economic Bureau; March 26, 2013
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
Google is Indian engineering students most-desired employer: Survey
Source: NDTV.com; 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.
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
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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