Govt Gets 12 Proposals
Worth Rs 50 Billion Under M-SIPS
Source: EFYTimes.com; May
The proposals worth more than over Rs 50 billion are from telecom
equipment, consumer electronics, solar panels, LED manufacturing and
semiconductor assembly-test-mark-pack companies.
The Government has reportedly received 12 investment proposals under a
scheme designed to boost domestic and global investments in the
electronics manufacturing sector. These proposals worth more than over
Rs 50 billion have been received from both Indian and global
companies, said a Business Line report.
2013 growth to offset semiconductor sales drop of 2012
Source: EE Times India; May
International Data Corp.'s (IDC) Semiconductor Application Forecaster
(SAF) stated that the global semiconductor revenues decreased by 2.2
per cent year over year (YoY) to $295 billion in 2012. The second half
of 2012 was not good for the IC industry due to the weak consumer
spending across PCs, mobile phones, and digital television.
Vodafone has agreed to invest billions of dollars more: Sibal
Source: The Pioneer; May 27, 2013
Notwithstanding its taxation issues, British telecom major Vodafone is
going to invest billions of dollars in India, according to Telecom
Minister Kapil Sibal who feels that foreign investors are back in mood
to invest in the country.
Sibal said investors’ renewed confidence to pump money in India’s
telecom sector is due to the new policy that has a clear roadmap for
next 20 years.
first 5G Wi-Fi combo chips
Source: Voice & data
Online; May 27, 2013
Broadcom, a global innovation leader in semiconductor solutions for
wired and wireless communications today introduced its first 5G Wi-Fi
Havas Media bags
Simmtronics biz worth Rs 50 cr
Source: Business Standard; May 27, 2013
Simmtronics, the tablet manufacturer company, has awarded its media
duties to Havas Media India. The account size is pegged at about Rs 50
Indrajit Sabharwal, MD, Simmtronics said, “We have very aggressive plans for
the year and wanted a like-minded partner on board. It was a tough fight
between equally competent agencies. Havas Media’s response, the
understanding of our brief, the customised media solution recommended and
their passion for our business was something we were looking for.
IXYS buys Samsung's
Source: EE Times India; May
IXYS Corp. has entered into a definitive agreement with Samsung
Electronics to acquire the Korean electronics company's 4-/8bit
microcontroller business. The acquisition is said to be worth
approximately Rs.268.82 crore ($50 million). The acquisition will give
IXYS nearly 80 products, inventories, intellectual property.
Source: The Hindu; May 28,
Vijay Kumar Saraswat, Scientific Advisor to the Defence Minister, has
been heading the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO)
since September 2009. Starting his career with DRDO in 1972 with
development of India’s first Liquid Propulsion Engine, DEVIL, he has
devoted a lifetime in developing defence technologies. A doctorate in
propulsion engineering from Osmania University, he established
facilities for design, production and testing of engines and relevant
technologies for the missile applications.
Leaders Reach Agreement on Plan to Strengthen Industry through
Source: IT News Online; May
The Semiconductor Industry Association (SIA), representing U.S.
leadership in semiconductor manufacturing and design, today announced
that global semiconductor industry leaders reached an agreement at the
17th annual meeting of the World Semiconductor Council (WSC) last week
on a set of policy initiatives to strengthen the industry through
international cooperation. The WSC is a worldwide body of
semiconductor industry executives from China, Chinese Taipei, Europe,
Japan, Korea and the United States that meets annually to address
issues of global concern to the semiconductor industry.
Recommendations from this year's meeting – held in Lisbon, Portugal –
are outlined in the 2013 WSC Joint Statement.
electronics market poised for impressive growth, says IMS Research
Source: TechOnline India;
May 28, 2013
The global market for automotive electronics is set to rise to $240
billion in 2020, up more than 50 percent from $157 billion in 2010,
driven to new levels of prominence by government and automaker safety
initiatives, according to the new report entitled, “The World Market
for Automotive OEM Electronic Systems – 2013 Edition,” from IMS
Research, now part of IHS Inc. “The massive growth of automotive
electronics in the space of a decade reflects the field’s rising
importance to the car industry at large, especially as original
equipment manufacturers ratify in-vehicle electronics to be an
essential selling feature for an automobile,” said, Ben Scott,
Automotive Analyst for IHS.
electronics sector set to see potential growth
Channel News Asia; May 28, 2013
Singapore's electronics sector is likely to see an upswing in the next
few quarters, as the semiconductor cluster shifts from manufacturing
chips for traditional PCs to mobile computing devices.
Still, analysts say Singapore has some catching up to do with its
North Asian counterparts, who are further ahead in this mobile
Stats ChipPAC is one such company in the semiconductor industry that
is expected to pump an additional S$620 million (US$500 million) over
the next three years into packaging chips used for mobile
Interview with Dr Lakshminath Dondeti, Director, Engineering,
Technical Standards, Qualcomm India
Source: Tele.net.in; May 28, 2013
US-based Qualcomm has been engaged in developing a conducive ecosystem
for technologies like 3G, EVDO, HSPA and long term evolution (LTE). In
an interview with tele.net, Dr Lakshminath Dondeti, director,
engineering, technical standards, Qualcomm India, talks about the
company’s focus on 3G and LTE, its initiatives to drive mobile
broadband growth and future plans.
States asked to
identify land to set up electronic clusters
Source: Business Line; May
Telecommunications and Information Technology Minister Kapil Sibal on
Wednesday asked the States to earmark land for setting up clusters for
manufacturing electronic hardware under the ‘National Policy on
Electronics (NPE) 2012’.
At a roundtable meeting with the States’ IT and industry ministers,
Sibal said there was a need to frame policy in tandem with the Central
policy so that there is no delay in implementation of the policy.
Cement as a semiconductor
Source: Electronics News; May 29, 2013
ELECTRONICS made from cement could be a reality in the future, as
scientists from the US, Japan, Finland and Germany unravelled the
formula for turning liquid cement into liquid metal.
The researchers demonstrated a unique way to change liquid cement into
a metallic-glass material. This material resists corrosion better than
traditional metal, is less brittle than traditional glass, is
electrically conductive, exhibits low energy loss in magnetic fields,
and has the fluidity for ease of processing and moulding.
into US advanced weapons systems designs...
Source: Financial Express; May 29, 2013
Chiniese hackers have accesed designs of many of America’s most
sensitive advanced weapons systems, including programmes critical to
missile defences, a US report has said.
According to a report prepared for the Pentagon, among more than two
dozen major weapons systems whose designs were breached were
programmes critical to US missile defenses and combat aircraft and
GPS mobile unit from ST-Ericsson
Source: EE Times India; May 30, 2013
ST-Ericsson, a dead joint venture of STMicroelectronics and Ericsson,
has sold its GPS mobile business to Intel Corp.In a press release,
STMicroelectronis stated that ST-Ericsson is selling the assets and
intellectual property rights (IPR) associated with its mobile
connectivity global navigation satellite system (GNSS) business.
DOLLARS INVESTMENT IS NEEDED IN ESDM: KAPIL SIBAL
Source: newstrackindia.com; May 30, 2013
Union Minister for Communications & Information Technology Kapil Sibal
today said investment of 100 billion dollars is needed in Electronic
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