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Bangalore ITE.biz to be held in Hubli on Oct 8
Source: The Hindu Business Line; September 27, 2013
Bangalore ITE.biz, the flagship event of Karnataka for the promotion
of IT/ITeS sector, is planning to hold its maiden one-day conference
at Hubli on October 8.
The event is organsied by Karnataka IT, BT and S&T departments and
co-hosted by the Software Technology Parks of India (STPI).
‘Opportunities in ESDM: Focus Hubli-Dharwad’ by India Electronics &
Semiconductor Association (IESA).
Study: China used more than half of world's ICs in 2012
Source: SmartBrief; September 27, 2013
While China's electronics industry consumed 52.5% of the
semiconductors sold last year around the world, most of those chips
came from foreign suppliers, according to PricewaterhouseCoopers. The
country's semiconductor use grew 8.7% in 2012 in a year that saw the
global semiconductor industry's sales contract by 3%, PwC noted. The
firm forecast that China will account for 60% of the world's
semiconductor consumption within four years.
investment in Singapore
Source: Security Document
World; September 27, 2013
NXP Semiconductors says it has established Singapore as its global
headquarters for Operations and its Standard Products business, and as
its ASEAN headquarters for Sales & Marketing.
“Our customers are our first priority, and with a majority based in
Asia, this move will facilitate closer collaboration with them and
help us to understand their challenges and priorities better,” says
Rick Clemmer, president and CEO of NXP Semiconductors. “From an
innovation point of view, Asia is currently experiencing unprecedented
growth in the design and manufacturing of semiconductor solutions, and
with key business unit headquarters in Singapore, we have the ability
to develop new relationships with technology partners that can benefit
Bye-bye Silicon chips,
Source: Navhind Times; September 28, 2013
Are computers also evolving? Would the new generation of computers be
carbon based? ‘Carbon Nanotube Computer’ that is the title of the
complex research paper published on September 26 issue of Nature.
The authors are Max M Shulaker, Gage Hills, Nishant Patil, Hai Wei,
Hong-Yu Chen, H S Philip Wong and Subhasish Mitra. All from Stanford
plans Rs 300-cr investment
Source: The Hindu Business
Line; September 28, 2013
Japanese electronics and electrical equipment manufacturer Mitsubishi
Electric plans to invest about Rs 300 crore in India by 2016.
The investment would be for equity infusion and capital expenditure, a
senior company official told Business Line.
The official said that out of the total investment about Rs 80 crore
would be invested in Chennai for manufacturing elevators and another
Rs 100 crore for making air-conditioning equipment.
The site for the air-conditioning unit has not been decided but it
would be in North India.
Globally, Mitsubishi Electric has a turnover of $45 billion.
manufacturing equipment spends to come down
Source: The Times Of India;
September 29, 2013
Worldwide semiconductor manufacturing equipment spending is projected
at $34.6 billion this year, an 8.5% decline from last year, said IT
advisory firm Gartner.
"Weak semiconductor market conditions that continued into the first
quarter of 2013 generated downward pressure on new equipment
purchases," said Dean Freeman, research vice president at Gartner.
ST, Freescale, and NXP;
top 3 of China automotive semicon market
Engineering Herald; September 29, 2013
IHS has ranked ST Microelectronics, Freescale Semiconductor and NXP as
top three semiconductor vendors in China automotive electronics
market, with revenues of $234 million, $212 million and $208 million,
IHS forecasts automotive semiconductor market in China is set to grow
10 percent by year-end of 2013, double the expansion rate of 2012. IHS
finds China’s automotive-related semiconductor consumption will
generate revenue worth $4.1 billion this year, up from $3.8 billion in
The other key findings disclosed by IHS includes:
The next four years will continue to bring about robust growth as
increases range from 9 to 12 percent, culminating in 2017 revenue of
STPI to prepare DPR
for ESDM incubation centre
Source: Smart Investor;
October 1, 2013
The state IT department has asked the Software Technology Parks of
India (STPI) to prepare a detailed project report (DPR) for setting up
of Electronic System Design and Manufacturing (ESDM) incubation
facility as part of its Electronics Hardware Incubation Program for
the benefit of new hardware units.
"We have asked the STPI-Bhubaneswar to prepare and furnish a DPR for
setting up of the incubation facility which is required for obtaining
the government approval and concurrence of the finance department,"
said an official.
The IT department has roped in the India Electronics & Semiconductor
Association (IESA), the premier trade body representing the Indian (ESDM)
industry, to prepare DPR for establishment of Electronic Manufacturing
cluster at the proposed Info-valley.
Punjab woos K'taka
Inc, ropes in Biocon, Infy
Deccan Herald; October 1, 2013
The Punjab government kickstarted its roadshow from Bangalore to seek
investments back home, with a series of meetings on Monday with
Infosys Chairman N R Narayana Murthy, Biocon CMD Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw
and Manipal Global Education Services Chairman T V Mohandas Pai, among
“The India Electronics & Semiconductor Association Chairman Sanjeev
Keskar has assured that the association will partner the government
for the cluster,” Principal Secretary, Government of Punjab, Karan A
access to electronic hardware industry: Sukhbir
Source: The Times Of India;
October 2, 2013
Punjab deputy chief minister Sukhbir Badal told industry captains on
Tuesday that the state government was ready to give preferential
market access to entrepreneurs setting up electronic hardware and
agro-processing units in Punjab in order to encourage investment into
Addressing industrialists at the Investment Summit held here as part
of the Progressive Punjab summit -- which will be held in Chandigarh
on December 9-10 - Sukhbir said Punjab has already announced a host of
incentives for new investments including 80% retention of VAT and CST.
devices market may grow to $ 5.8 bn by 2014: Report
Source: The Hindu Business Line; October 2, 2013
The Indian medical device and equipment market is expected to grow to
around $ 5.8 billion by 2014 and $ 7.8 billion by 2016, growing at a
CAGR of 15.5 per cent, according to an industry report.
India’s medical device market is currently the fourth largest market
in Asia with 700 medical device makers, and ranks among the top 20 in
the world, according to data from the India Semiconductor Association.
Apple's next-generation A8 chip will also be made by Samsung: Report
Source: NDTV.com; October 1, 2013
It looks like Samsung will continue to stay involved in the production
of chips that power Apple's next-generation devices, if a new report
is to be believed, that indicates Apple's latest A8 chip is
partially-manufactured by Samsung.
According to a report by Korean publication Hankyung, Samsung will be
partially responsible for producing Apple's A8 chip along with Taiwan
Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) with which Apple is said to
have struck a three year deal(http://gadgets.ndtv.com/mobiles/news/apple-inks-agreement-with-tsmc-for-new-a-series-chips-report-383549).
The news outlet mentions that Samsung will take care of 30 to 40
percent of the manufacturing capacity while the rest would be handled
Pure-play foundries spending big, says IC Insight
Source: Digitimes; October 3, 2013
Semiconductor capital spending has increased significantly among
pure-play foundries, as more IDMs shift to a fabless/fab-lite business
model while new foundry participants intensify competition among the
old guards, according to IC Insights.
The total capital outlays by the top-4 pure-play foundries are
forecast to be US$16.6 billion in 2013, which would represent 53% of
their combined sales, IC Insights indicated. This far exceeds the
industry average of 18% capital-spending-to-sales ratio.
Samsung Electronics on course for record profit of $9.3 billion
Source: The Economic Times; October 4, 2013
Samsung Electronics Co Ltd is on track to post a record $9.3 billion
quarterly profit as a rebound in its semiconductor business shields
the South Korean tech giant from a slower smartphone market.
The world's biggest memory chipmaker is likely to see its
semiconductor earnings charge to a three-year high - a much-needed
shot in the arm - just as sales of its flagship Galaxy S4 smartphone
begin to flag, analysts say.
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