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CircuitSutra Releases SystemC Model Library for Virtual Platforms
Source: SOCentral, May 01, 2013

CircuitSutra Technologies Pvt, Ltd. has announced the release of its SystemC model library consisting of CircuitSutra Modeling Library (CSTML) and the Virtual Platform-Quick Start Package (VP-QSP), which can be used in the Virtual Platform project.

Next version of Aakash tablet to cost Rs 2,500: Datawind
Source: Times of India; May 04, 2013

After completing supply of 1 lakh units of Aakash tablets to IIT Bombay for Rs 2,263 apiece, Datawind said it is ready to provide the next version of the device at a tentative price of Rs 2,500 apiece.

GlobalFoundries' Fab 8 facility to be completed by 2013-end
Source: Solid State Technology; May 06, 2013

GlobalFoundries, a unit of Abu Dhabi's Advanced Technology Investment Co (Atic) has said its Fab 8 facility in New York is stepping up production to become the most advanced semiconductor fabrication facility in the US, Khaleej Times has reported.

SMIC Appoints Dr. Atsushi Hori as General Manager of SMIC Japan
Source: Osix media; May 06, 2013

SMIC (Semiconductor Manufacturing International Corporation, NYSE: SMI, SEHK: 981), China's largest and most advanced semiconductor foundry, continues its global presence by announcing Dr. Atsushi Hori as General Manager of SMIC Japan Corporation.

Simmtronics unveils gaming tablet ‘XPAD X-Q1’
Source: India Infoline; May 07, 2013

After successfully launching various premium tablets, Simmtronics semiconductors Ltd. have unveiled India’s first gaming tablet “XPAD XQ1” Super Tab.

Global Edge Software Ltd. Acquires Dearborn Electronics
Source: EFY Times; May 07, 2013

Global Edge Software, an embedded software solutions and services company focused on wireless, telecom and IP networking technologies, today signed a definitive agreement to acquire hundred percent stake in Dearborn Electronics (India) Pvt. Ltd., an unlisted entity specializing in automotive and automation control, communication and information solutions space.

Global chip sales show "modest" growth
Source: EE Times India; May 07, 2013


Global semiconductor market grew 1.1 per cent in March this year from the previous month, reaching Rs.1.26 lakh crore ($23.48 billion).

Analog Devices appoints CEO
Source: Positions&Promotions; May 07, 2013

Analog Devices, Inc. (ADI), a semiconductors company, announced the appointment of Vincent Roche as president and CEO and his election to the board of directors.

Tata invests in Tel Aviv's tech fund
Source: EE Times India; May 07, 2013

Tata Industries, part of India's largest conglomerate Tata Group, will invest Rs.26.88 crore ($5 million) in Tel Aviv University’s (TAU) Ramot technology fund.

Walden International chief Lip-Bu Tan joins the board of Ittiam Systems
Source: VC Circle; May 08, 2013

Bangalore-based Ittiam Systems Pvt Ltd, an embedded software and systems design company specialising in digital signal processing systems, has brought in Lip-Bu Tan, chairman of the Silicon Valley-based venture capital firm Walden International, to its board.

Government shortlists six consulting companies for electronics manufacturing
Source: Hindu Business Line; May 09, 2013

The Government has short listed six companies for marketing campaign to promote electronic manufacturing in India including McKinsey, BCG, KPMG, Bain & Company, PricewaterhouseCoopers and Accenture.

TowerJazz sees better quarters ahead, eyes India plant
Source: Reuters; May 09, 2013

Chipmaker TowerJazz expects demand for tablet computers and the growing use of chips in appliances like washing machines to drive quarter-on-quarter revenue growth for the rest of this year after a fall in the first quarter.

Smartphones and tablets drove 16.2% growth in the semiconductor market during 2012
Source: Smart company; May 09, 2013

The semiconductor market grew by 16.2% worldwide o $US34.6 billion in revenue during 2012, led by increased demand for smartphones and tablets, according to figures from Gartner.

Lanco’s solar cell making plant to start by next year
Source: Hindu Business Line; May 09, 2013

Lanco Solar Private Ltd, a unit of the Hyderabad-based Lanco Group, would kick-start the 300-MW photovoltaic (PV) solar manufacturing plant in special economic zone (SEZ) in Rajnandgaon of Chhattisgarh next year.

Data Grows in India But Calls Singapore Home
Source: EE Times; May 10, 2013

India is witnessing an explosion of data thanks to millions of smartphone and internet users spending endless hours networking on Facebook, microblogging on Twitter and watching and uploading videos on YouTube. However, the custodians of such data -- Google, Facebook, or Amazon – do not yet have any data centres here.

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