Awards 2013 – Send your Nominations Now
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
Foreign telecom equipment cos, too, can supply to govt
Source: Asia - TMCnet; October 19, 2013
The Cabinet on Thursday approved a revised version of the preferential
market access (PMA) policy for electronic and telecom equipment which
would allow suppliers, including foreign telecom companies (telcos)
and electronic product-makers, to sell to various government wings,
including defence forces.
The revised policy, which is seen in certain quarters as having
security-related implications, reverses the previous version of
February 2012 that bestowed access to government buyers only to
domestic firms that manufactured electronic products.
Global Semiconductor Sales Increase For Sixth Straight Month In August
Source: EFYTimes.com; October 19, 2013
The Semiconductor Industry Association (SIA), representing U.S.
leadership in semiconductor manufacturing and design, today announced
that worldwide sales of semiconductors reached $25.87 billion for the
month of August 2013, an increase of 6.4 percent compared to August
2012, marking the industry's largest year-over-year growth since March
2011. Sales in the Americas increased by 23.3 percent compared to
August 2012, while global sales in August were 1.3 percent higher than
the previous month's total of $25.53 billion. All monthly sales
numbers are compiled by the World Semiconductor Trade Statistics (WSTS)
organization and represent a three-month moving average.
Six new appellate
tribunal benches for faster disposal of indirect tax cases
Source: Smart Investor;
October 19, 2013
The government will set up six new benches of the Customs, Excise and
Service Tax Appellate Tribunal (CESTAT) to expedite disposal of
indirect tax cases. Chandigarh, Hyderabad and Allahabad will get a
CESTAT bench each for the first time, while New Delhi, Mumbai and
Chennai will get an additional bench.
Preferential Market Access policy:
A policy reserving a stipulated percentage of government procurement
of electronics for domestically manufactured items has also been given
the go-ahead, Press Trust of India reported, citing sources. This is a
revised version of the Preferential Market Access policy, kept in
abeyance after the government faced pressure from multinational
companies and trade groups.
Karbonn aiming for
more than Rs 4,000 crore turnover in 2013-14
Source: The Economic Times; October 20, 2013
Betting big on its smartphone portfolio, domestic handset maker
Karbonn is aiming for a turnover between Rs 4,000 crore to Rs 5,000
crore by the end of current financial year.
"Our target is between Rs 4,000 crore to Rs 5,000 crore in 2013-14 and
if you see our past, our growth year on year is almost double. The way
we are growing and the way market is growing, we see an exponential
growth in smartphones," Karbonn Managing Director Pardeep Jain told
EDA industry revenue
increases 3.8 percent for Q2 2013
Source: CIOL; October 20,
The EDA Consortium (EDAC) Market Statistics Service (MSS) announced
that the Electronic Design Automation (EDA) industry revenue increased
3.8 percent for Q2 2013 to $1653.4 million, compared to $1593.0
million in Q2 2012.
Sequential EDA revenue for Q2 2013 decreased 0.9 percent compared to
Q1 2013, while the four-quarters moving average, which compares the
most recent four quarters to the prior four quarters, increased by 5.3
percent. The total revenue for the most recent 4 quarters (Q3 2012
through Q2 2013) was $6720.9 Million.
CSI organises workshop
Source: State Times;
October 20, 2013
Student chapter of Computer Society of India (CSI) at the Model
Institute of Engineering and Technology (MIET) organised a two-day
workshop on Electronic System Design and Manufacturing (ESDM) in
collaboration with Computer Society of India.
The workshop was intended to create awareness about the electronics
and IT industry, with focus on Research and Development and
entrepreneurship. The CSI has 70 chapters all over India, 418 student
branches, and more than 90,000 members making it one of the largest
professional associations in India. MIET is the only institution in J
and K to have a CSI Student Branch providing exposure to students on
latest trends in technology.
develop NewGen camera device
Source: Deccan Herald;
October 21, 2013
An ultra-thin digital camera that can take clear pictures in a moonlit
night without the need for a flash may be around the corner if a
research success, achieved by physicists in Bangalore, finds itself a
place in the technological arena.
A group of young researchers at the Indian Institute of Science (IISc)
has come out with the new device that may eventually replace the
silicon-based systems at the heart of every digital camera, from the
high-end professional ones to the ordinary ones found in almost every
and Growth in ESDM Industry
Source: Data Quest; October
The global electronics industry, valued at $1.75 tn, is the largest
and fastest growing manufacturing industry in the world, and is
expected to reach $2.4 tn by 2020. . Globally, the semiconductor
companies weathered the myriad challenges of fluctuating economies and
natural disasters to maintain the growth from 2010 and for the first
time ever, it crossed the $300 bn mark in revenues.
The prognosis for Indian ESDM industry is looking very positive. It is
likely to grow 9.9% CAGR in 2011-15, as per the latest study by the
India Semiconductor Association (ISA) in partnership with Frost and
As part of the efforts to promote the electronics sector, the India
government has given the approval to set up two semiconductor wafer
fabs. India has become the hub for semiconductor design with nearly
2,000 chips being designed per year and more than 20, 000 engineers
are working in various aspects of chip design and verification.
Annually India is generating nearly $2 bn in revenues for the chip
design services. This provides an enabling environment for the
semiconductor wafer fab which will come up in India.
Odisha to sign pact
for new STPI centre at Balasore soon
Business Standard; October 21, 2013
The Odisha state government will soon sign a memorandum of
understanding (MoU) with the Software Technological Parks of India (STPI)
for setting up an STPI complex at Balasore, the economic hub of north
STPI, an autonomous society under the Union ministry of communication
and information technology, was set up with a mandate to promote
software exports from the country.
Balasore STPI centre is going to be the fourth such centre in the
state after Bhubaneswar, Rourkela and Berhampur.
The state is likely to sign MoU with STPI in this regard on October
transforms to Bangalore ITE.biz
Source: CIOL; October 21,
The 16th edition of Karnataka's flagship annual IT event Bangalore
IT.biz has been transfromed as Bangalore ITE.biz. The three day even
that begins here on Tuesday will have special emphasis on electronics
This year's ITE.Biz will have special trust on ESDM and full day track
on ESDM has been structured by India Electronic and Semiconductor
The Karnataka state cabinet has recently cleared a new Information
Technology policy to attract investment from Fortune list of companies
and exploit the job potential in the IT sector.
announces $100M fund for Indian chip start-ups
Source: EE Times India; October 21, 2013
Global venture fund Walden International has announced a specialised
fund to invest in Indian semiconductor start-ups.According to The
Economic Times report, the Rs.628.93 crore ($100-million) fund will
begin investing later this year and has already identified four
start-ups, two each in Bangalore and Hyderabad.
Bangalore: IT's here, let the tech-tonic flow
Source: DNA; October 22, 2013
The 16th edition of Karnataka’s annual IT event IT.biz will henceforth
be known as Bangalore ITE.biz.
Organised by the department of IT, BT and S&T, in association with
state government, and STPI, Bangalore ITE.biz 2013 is scheduled to be
held from October 22 to 24 at the Lalit Ashok. With the new policy
initiatives by the state government to boost the IT and communication
sector, with added focus on electronics design and manufacturing as
the next growth driver, on the anvil, the event has attracted strong
participation of IT and electronics majors along with policy makers
from across the country.
This year’s ITE.Biz will have special thrust on ESDM (electronics
system design and manufacturing) and a full day track on ESDM has been
structured by IESA (India Electronic & Semiconductor Association).
DESIGN YOUR CAREER ON A VERY LARGE SCALE!!
Source: Electronicsforyou.com; October 23, 2013
Are you ready for a ‘technically challenging’ career? If yes, get
ready for something beyond the preliminary levels of integrated
circuits (ICs) involving small-scale integration (like logic gates) or
medium-scale integration (like multiplexers and parity encoders). A
much bigger world involving miniaturisation at levels where even a
micrometre or a microsecond is considered a huge measure is waiting
for you! This is the world of very large-scale integration (VLSI).
Moreover, the electronics industry in India is undergoing a gradual
but rapid change from a software-driven outsourcing model to one that
is increasingly focused on growth and development of the domestic
market. According to India Semiconductor Association (ISA), the Indian
semiconductor and embedded design industry is expected to earn
revenues of $43 billion in 2015—a marked increase from the $5.9
billion in 2009. VLSI design services contribute approximately 13 per
cent to overall revenues and 11 per cent to the overall workforce of
21 IT companies feted with STPI awards
Source: The Hindu; October 25, 2013
On the second day of ITe.Biz, a total of 21 IT companies were given
awards in seven categories for contribution to exports, employment and
diversity. The awards were given by the Software Technology Parks of
The award for the highest growth in exports in three categories went
to Sankalp Semiconductor (exports between Rs. 5 and 25 crore), SLK
Global BPO Services (Rs. 25 and 100 crore) and Honeywell Technology (Rs.
500 and 1,000 crore).Electronic Hardware export awards were given to
Rangsons Electronics, Incap Contract Manufacturing Services and GE
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