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Release: India Electronics and Semiconductor Association (IESA)
announces their Executive Council for 2013-14: Sanjeev Keskar named
Local base vital for
electronics’ manufacture, says TE Connectivity MD
Source: Business Line;
March 29, 2013
With India's electronics import bill set to become larger than its oil
bill, the country needs to invest in an electronics manufacturing base
to meet the huge demand for electronic gadgets, according to V. Raja,
Managing Director, TE Connectivity India.
According to a report by Frost and Sullivan India - Electronics and
Semiconductor Association, the demand for about 65 per cent of
electronic products in India is met by imports. The report adds that
these imports are likely to grow from $28 billion in 2011 to $42
billion in 2015, in the absence of intervention by the government..
Plan to install 2,000 cell towers to improve rural telephony
Source: The Hindu; March
Union Minister of State for Information Technology & Communication
Killi Kruparani on Friday said the Centre was putting together a plan
to install 2,000 cell towers at a cost of Rs. 3,000 crore with a view
to improving telephony in the rural areas.
Report: Lenovo to
Source: EE Times India; April 1, 2013
China’s second largest smartphone seller Lenovo will reportedly foray
into the chip design segment. The company is expected to design own
chips for smartphones and tablets.“Lenovo is looking to expand its IC
design team from 10 to 100 by the mid of this year,” EE Times quoted
an industry source
Bosch Is Gearing Up To
Meet Demand That Will Double In The Next Five Years
Source: EFYTimes.com; March 31, 2013
Bosch Automotive Electronics has been the first company to submit an
application under the Modified Special Incentive Package Scheme
(M-SIPS), entailing an investment of about Rs 5.5 billion in
automotive electronics by expanding its facilities in Bengaluru. Under
M-SIPS, the government will provide subsidy for investments in capital
expenditure with a limit of 20 per cent for investments in special
economic zones (SEZ) and 25 per cent in non-SEZs.
names new CEO
Source: EE Times India;
April 2, 2013
Sankalp Semiconductor Private Limited, India-based analogue and mixed
signal semiconductor design service provider, has announced the
appointment of Samir Patel as its new chief executive officer, with
immediate effect. Sankalp’s founder and current CEO Vivek Pawar will
step into the role of executive chairman of the company
DeitY Creates ‘Japan
Help Desk’ To Facilitate Japanese Investments In India
Source: EFYTimes.com; April 1, 2013
Taking a step ahead in the direction of building a stronger
relationship with Japan, Department of Electronics and Information
Technology has established a 'Japan Help Desk'. The help desk aims to
facilitate Japanese investments in India.
Sales Remain Ahead of 2012 Pace in February
Source: Webindia123.com; April 1, 2013
Semiconductor Industry Association (SIA), representing U.S. leadership
in semiconductor manufacturing and design, today announced that
worldwide sales of semiconductors reached $23.25 billion for the month
of February 2013, an increase of 1.4 percent from February 2012 when
sales were $22.93 billion. Global sales from February 2013 were 3.8
percent lower than the January 2013 total of $24.17 billion,
reflecting seasonal trends, but year-to-date sales through February
2013 were 2 percent higher than at the same point last year. All
monthly sales numbers represent a three-month moving average.
EDA industry sales
grew 4.6% in Q4 2012
Source: EE Times India;
April 3, 2013
The electronic design automation (EDA) industry revenue increased 4.6
per cent for Q4 2012 to Rs.9,565.05 crore ($1779.1 million), compared
to Rs.9,140.32 crore ($1700.1 million) in Q4 2011, according to the
EDA Consortium report.
'Koramangala is a hub
for leading technology companies'
Source: The Economic Times;
April 2, 2013
FTD Automation, a sister concern of FTD Infocom has been in India for
more than 15 years. The firm provides solutions in embedded system
design, MEMS design and other services along with training. Tasmayee
Laha Roy chats up Sanjay M Savalgi, director- sales and marketing, FTD
Automation, who is all gung-ho about their new international tie-up
with Arasan Chip Systems, Inc.
semiconductor revenue declined 2.6 percent in 2012
TechOnline India; April 3, 2013
worldwide semiconductor revenue reached $299.9 billion in 2012, down
2.6 percent from 2011, according to Gartner. With the overall
semiconductor market decline, the number of vendors that declined
among the top 25 outnumbered those that grew.
Gartner said the top 25 semiconductor vendors' revenue declined
slightly faster, at 2.8 percent, than the industry as a whole and
accounted for almost the same portion of the industry's total revenue
— 68.9 percent in 2012, compared with 69.0 percent in 2011.
Offices To Get Solar Power
Source: EFYTimes.com; April 3, 2013
We might not be using the postal system frequently anymore, but the
Indian government has decided to enhance the capability of post
offices in the country by offering them solar power that will ensure
continuous working of the system.
IESA announces their
Executive Council for 2013-14
TechOnline India; April 4,
The India Electronics and Semiconductor Association (IESA), the
premier trade body, representing the Indian Electronic System Design
and Manufacturing (ESDM) and Semiconductor industry today announced
their Executive Council for the year 2013 – 14. The new Chairman would
be Mr. Sanjeev Keskar, Managing Director Sales, India & SEA, PMC-Sierra.
would continue as President, India Electronics and Semiconductor
Association (IESA). Ashok Chandak, Senior Director - Global Sales and
Marketing NXP Semiconductors India will be the new Vice Chairman and
Vivek Tyagi, Country Sales Director, Freescale Semiconductor will
continue as Treasurer for this tenure as well. Satya Gupta, Immediate
Past Chairman and CEO, Concept-2-Silicon Systems, would continue on
the Executive Council in his capacity as Advisor
Electronics Industry Needs To Focus On R&D Activities"
Source: EFYTimes.com; April 4, 2013
Indian electronics industry needs to focus on strengthening their R&D
activities to compete and grow in the global market, said Chhagan
Bhujbal, minister of public works and tourism, Govt. of Maharashtra.
Bhujbal was present as a chief guest at Electronic System Design and
Manufacturing (ESDM) Workshop organised by CEAMA on 22 February, 2013,
in Mumbai, with support from Department of Electronics and Information
by IESA Research
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