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Over the years the Technovation awards have set quality standards for
the electronics and semiconductor ecosystem. The Awards will honor
India’s best individual contributors and organizations that drive the
industry forward; and provide them with a platform to showcase their
achievements and product successes. Due to lot of requests and in view
of the large number of holidays this month, the last date of
nomination for Technovation 2013 has been extended till November 15,
2013. Kindly send in your nominations before the final deadline of
November 15, 2013. Nomination Form available on IESA Technovation
Website. Click on the link for details
Taiwan Hardware Park Coming Up Near Bengaluru
Source: EFYTimes.com; November 9, 2013
Reportedly, the first country-specific industrial hub will be rolling
out in Bengaluru soon. The Taiwan Hardware Park will emerge in a land
near Devanahalli, on the outskirts of Bengaluru, which has been
allotted by the state government.
So far a software hub, Bengaluru is now fast catching up on the
hardware front too. With Taiwan hardware park, the city take a big
leap in that sector.
In the coming four to five weeks, the work on the buildings and roads
will start for Bengaluru’s Taiwan Hardware Park, which is expected to
complete in two years. Reportedly, the Taiwanese will be importing
their equipment and will commence production once the buildings are in
Infotech Enterprises sets up branch office in South Africa
Source: Indian-Commodity (EN); November 9, 2013
Infotech Enterprises has set up a branch office in South Africa. On
standalone basis, the company has reported 86.70% rise in its net
profit at Rs 65.85 crore for the second quarter ended September 30,
2013 as compared to Rs 35.27 crore for the same quarter in the
previous year. Total income of the company has increased by 21.15% at
Rs 315.07 crore for quarter under review as compared to Rs 260.06
crore for the quarter ended September 30, 2012.
MediaTek forecast to
become world's 16th largest IC supplier
Source: Taiwan News Online;
November 9, 2013
MediaTek Inc., one of Taiwan's leading integrated circuit (IC)
designers, is forecast to emerge as the world's 16th largest
semiconductor supplier by the end of this year, according to a
preliminary ranking released by IC Insights. It is the first time that
the fabless Taiwanese IC designer is entering the world's top 20
semiconductor suppliers list, which is compiled by the U.S.-based
market research firm. MediaTek ranked 22nd on IC Insights' 2012 list
of major global semiconductor suppliers. Thanks to extremely strong
demand for its devices in the thriving mid-range and low-end
smartphone business in China and other Asia-Pacific countries,
MediaTek's processor shipments are expected to exceed 200 million
units this year, almost double the 108 million units it shipped in
2012, IC Insights said in its preliminary report. The report forecast
MediaTek's 2013 annual sales at an estimated US$4.515 billion, up by
an annual 34 percent.
First data shows how
electronic payments can support growth of government payments
Source: Business Standard; November 10, 2013
The growth in internet penetration and electronic payments has the
potential to improve governance and make it easier for citizens to
interact with government agencies and avail of public services.
First Data and ICICI Merchant Services' Nitish Asthana discusses how
electronic payment can be leveraged as part of e- government programs
to improve services to citizens across the country.
Researchers Find Way
to Increase Range of Wireless Frequencies in Smartphones
Source: CIO.in; November
Researchers have found a new way to tune the radio frequency in
smartphones and other wireless devices that promises to reduce costs
and improve performance of semiconductors used in defense, satellite
and commercial communications. Semiconductor Research Corp. (SRC) and
Northeastern University in Boston presented the research findings at
the 58th Magnetism and Magnetic Materials Conference in Denver this
Minister wants KEONICS
to make solar panels, tablets
Source: The New Indian
Express; November 11, 2013
Almost two decades after stopping manufacture of TVs and wireless
equipment, the Karnataka State Electronics Development Corporation
Limited (KEONICS), the State-owned enterprise, is dreaming big to
foray into manufacture of solar panels, tablets, smartphones and
computers in a big way.
This is not
all. IT, BT and Science and Technology Minister S R Patil wants
KEONICS to expand its services to mid-level IT education too.
appointed two co-CEOs
Source: The Economic Times;
November 12, 2013
Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co, the world's biggest contract
microchip maker, on Tuesday appointed two senior executives to share
the duties of president and chief executive officer.
Directors approved the appointment of Mark Liu and C.C. Wei, who will
jointly fill both posts, the company said in a statement.
"The Presidents and the Co-Chief Executive Officers shall report to
and perform such duties as designated by the Chairman of the Board,"
Apple may hire
GlobalFoundries to make iPhone, iPad chips
\Source: The Times Of
India; November 12, 2013
Apple is expected to hire chip manufacturer GlobalFoundries to make
some of the chips used in its iPhones and iPads.
GlobalFoundries could soon begin manufacturing some of Apple's chips
at its Fab 8 factory in Malta, NY, CNET reports.
Presently, Samsung makes the majority of chips for Apple's mobile
devices, which includes Apple's powerful new A7 chip that is used in
the iPhone 5S, the report added.
Need to boost
innovation, investment in electronics: Department of Electronics and
Source: The Economic Times;
November 12, 2013
India needs to boost innovation and investment in the electronics
sector to reach production target of $400 billion by 2020, a top
official from the Department of Electronics and Information Technology
(DEITY) said today.
"We need to increase innovation and investments in the electronics
sector so as to achieve the production target of USD 400 billion by
2020," DEITY Secretary J Satyanarayana said at an event here.
National Policy on
Universal Electronic Accessibility unveiled
November 12, 2013
The Union Cabinet has approved the National Policy on Universal
Electronic Accessibility to provide electronics and Information and
Communication Technologies (ICTs) to people from all strata of society
including differently abled people, according to a press release
issued by the government.
The policy will facilitate equal and unhindered access to electronics
and ICTs products and services by differently abled persons (both
physically and mentally challenged) and to facilitate local language
support for the same. This shall be achieved through universal access
to electronics and ICT products and services to synchronise with
barrier free environment and preferably usable without adaptation.
Differently abled persons all over the country will benefit from this
policy, said the release.
Panasonic Named As CES Innovations 2014 Design And Engineering Award
Source: IT News Online; November 13, 2013
Panasonic Consumer Electronics Company today announced that the
SC-NT10 Bluetooth® Wireless Speaker, SC-NA10 Portable Wireless
Speaker, LUMIX GX7 and RP-BTGS10 Bone Conduction Headphones have all
been named International CES Innovations 2014 Design and Engineering
Awards Honorees. Products entered in this prestigious program are
judged by a preeminent panel of independent industrial designers,
independent engineers and members of the trade media to honor
outstanding design and engineering in cutting edge consumer
electronics products across 29 product categories.
Building on their six-year VCA collaboration in Europe, imec will
provide comprehensive access to TSMC technologies for the design and
production of ASIC products
Source: Press Release; November 13, 2013
Imec announced today an extended cooperation agreement to become a
TSMC Value Chain Aggregator (VCA) in India. Under the terms of the
agreement, imec can offer full mask tape out and wafer production to
Indian fabless semiconductor companies, system and design houses.
Customers in the region will gain enhanced technical support and fast
access to TSMC foundry services through the new collaborative
agreement with Imec.
STMicroelectronics receives two 2014 CES innovations awards
Source: ElectronicsB2B; November 13, 2013
STMicroelectronics, a global semiconductor leader serving customers
across the spectrum of electronics applications, has received two
International 2014 CES Innovations Design and Engineering Awards. The
STLUX385A digital controller IC for lighting and power management and
the STM32F429/439 microcontroller product line were both selected as
honorees in the Embedded Technologies category. The prestigious annual
competition recognizes technology manufacturers’ and developers’
outstanding design and engineering efforts in consumer-electronics
2013 Global Semiconductor Alliance Award Nominees Announced
Source: Yahoo Finance; November, 2013
The Global Semiconductor Alliance (GSA) is pleased to announce the
2013 award nominees for the GSA Awards Dinner Celebration taking place
on Thursday, December 12, 2013 in Santa Clara, Calif. featuring a
keynote by Steve Forbes, Chairman and Editor-in-Chief of Forbes Media.
The program recognizes companies that have demonstrated excellence
through their vision, strategy, execution and future opportunity. The
celebration honors the achievements of semiconductor companies in
several categories ranging from outstanding leadership to financial
accomplishments, as well as overall respect within the industry.
The 2013 Dr. Morris Chang Exemplary Leadership Award winners are CEO
and Chairman, Dr. Sehat Sutardja and President and Co-founder, Ms.
Weili Dai of Marvell Technology Group Ltd. (Marvell). This is the
first year that this prestigious award has been presented to two
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