Windows CE 6.0 & Windows Embedded Compact 7 Image V1.3 Beta 1 Release
for Toradex Tegra Modules
April 26, 2014
Toradex announces the Windows CE 6.0 and Windows Embedded Compact 7
Image V1.3 beta 1 release for the Colibri and Apalis Tegra modules.
The significant addition in this release is a new multimedia stack, so
that the T30 modules now also support video playback.
Analyst: Cadence enters top four in semi IP core ranking
Source: EE Times India; April 26, 2014
According to Gartner, Cadence Design Systems Inc. has moved into the
top four of semiconductor IP core suppliers last year brought about by
its renewed IP strategy and acquisitions of Tensilica and Cosmic
Circuits. Cadence was not included in the top ten at all in Gartner's
2012 ranking for semiconductor IP.
semiconductor capital equipment spending to increase 12.2% in 2014:
Source: Telecom Tiger;
April 26, 2014
Worldwide semiconductor capital equipment spending is projected to
total $37.5 billion in 2014, an increase of 12.2 percent from 2013
spending of $33.5 billion, according to a research from Gartner.
Capital spending will increase 5.5 percent in 2014 as the industry
begins to recover from the recent economic downturn and total spending
will follow a generally increasing pattern in all sectors through
Soon, phones may be
printed on clothing
Source: The Times Of India; April 26, 2014
Your T-shirt is ringing ! Scientists are working on a gennext
technology that could make cellphones so small, efficient and flexible
that they could be printed on clothing. Researchers from the Monash
University, Australia, are investigating a new version of "spaser"
technology that will allow the tiny printing to take place. They
modelled the world's first spaser (surface plasmon amplification by
stimulated emission of radiation) to be made completely of carbon.
‘Failures make one
bounce back to reality’
Source: The Hindu; April
Chief Executive Officer of Good Work Labs and author of bestselling
book ‘Losing My Religion’ Vishwas Mudagal has said that failures made
one more mature and realistic and also helped one in bouncing back to
He was speaking at the re-launch of his book organised by the Hubli
Chapter of The Indus Entrepreneurs (TiE) at KLE Society’s Institute of
Management Studies and Research (IMSR) on Saturday.
Both Mr Mudagal and Mr Deo answered queries from the audience. Co
Founder of Sankalp Semiconductors Limited and President of TiE Hubli
Vivek Pawar, Secretary Manohar Joshi and others were present.
Semiconductor: New Chip on the Block
Source: Voice & data
Online; April 26, 2014
The Indian success story of the software and services sector is well
known. But there is another in the making India hardware sector
consisting of semiconductor (chips), VLSI design, and electronics
manufacturing is fast catching up, thanks to the sound ecosystem built
over the last two decades.
This is the first time VOICE&DATA has included the semiconductor
industry in V&D100 issue in recognition of its bolstering contribution
to the telecom market. The emerging semicon industry on Indian soil
bodes well for the telecom industry as well. The Indian telecom story
has become the stuff legends are made of with the Indian mobile market
being counted as one of the fastest growing in the world at over 4 mn
mobiles bought every month.
10 Android Apps For
Source: EFYTimes.com; April
Google's Android ecosystem has almost one million apps and caters to a
wide user base. As a result, the Play Store has an app for almost any
topic that you can think of. This is especially useful for students.
Today we talk about electronics engineers who can find a huge
collection of useful apps on Android. Here are 10 that you may start
India-born Suri named
Source: Business Standard;
April 29, 2014
An old hand, Rajeev Suri, 46, joined Nokia in 1995. He revived Nokia's
networks business - Nokia Solutions & Networks or NSN (formerly known
as Nokia Siemens Networks), which contributes close to 90 per cent of
Nokia sales now. So, although he does not have a degree from a
top-notch business school, it was not a tough job for the 149-year old
firm to choose Suri for the top post.
The appointment clearly indicates that Nokia would now focus on
wireless-network equipment as it faces a new start without the phones
that made it famous.
Samsung reports second
straight profit drop: 5 key takeaways from Samsung’s Q1 earnings
Source: BGR; April 29, 2014
Samsung on Tuesday reported its second consecutive quarter of
declining on-year profits as growth of the company’s high-end
smartphone sales continued to slow. The company posted audited
first-quarter results that were in line with the guidance it released
earlier in April. Operating profit came in at $8.2 billion, a 3.3%
decline from the year-ago quarter, on revenue totaling $52 billion.
Net profit climbed 5.9% to 7.34 billion thanks to improved margins.
Samsung said its results should improve in the second quarter of the
year thanks to sales of its new Galaxy S5 flagship phone, which
launched during the second week of April.
Electronics & IT Dept to ensure telecom vendors meet localisation
Source: Economic Times;
April 30, 2014
India has mandated Standardisation Testing & Quality Certification (STQC)
directorate, a part of the Department of Electronics & IT, to ensure
network vendors meet local value addition targets for
security-sensitive telecom and IT products used in mobile networks.
Network vendors will include local vendors and Indian units of global
manufacturers of electronics and IT systems used in telecom networks,
a government note showed.
Semiconductor Assembly And Test Services Market Grew 2.3 Per Cent In
2013, According To Final Results By Gartner
Source: EFYTimes.com; April
The worldwide semiconductor assembly and test services (SATS) market
totaled $25.1 billion in 2013, a 2.3 percent increase from 2012,
according to final results from Gartner, Inc.
"The SATS market grew slower than expected in 2013," said Jim Walker,
research vice president at Gartner. "Japanese Yen depreciation against
the U.S. dollar resulted in a drastic reduction in Japanese SATS
companies' revenue compared with 2012, which impacted the overall
growth of the market."
Another contributing factor was that "DRAM memory producers increased
use of internal manufacturing capability, resulting in tighter
capacities and higher utilization rates in 2013," Walker said. "This,
in turn, reduced the need for outsourcing and resulted in lower
revenue for the SATS market."
Qualcomm bets big on 3G, 4G services in India
Source: Times of India; April 30, 2014
Qualcomm is betting big on India's 3G and 4G services to boost returns
and expects LTE smartphones with the San Diego-based mobile chipset
major's mid-tier Snapdragon 400 chipset to be introduced this year in
the South Asian nation.
The Snapdragon 400 tier includes both dual and quad core offerings and
comes integrated with LTE for faster connectivity.
Cisco to invest $150M in 'Internet of Things' startups, kicks off with
Ayla and Everything
Source: San Jose Mercury News; April 30, 2014
Cisco Systems announced Wednesday it will invest $150 million into
early-stage companies so the networking giant can foster -- and
benefit from -- emerging and disruptive technology trends.
San Jose-based Cisco will dump millions into startups and startup
accelerators that are part of an emerging technology revolution that
aims to connect up to a trillion ordinary things -- from dishwashers
to coffee makers and airplanes -- to the Internet. The Internet of
Things, as industry experts call the trend, will revolutionize homes
and businesses -- homeowners may get a text message when their water
heater needs to be replaced and vintners could get automatic alerts
when grapes are ready to harvest -- and Cisco wants to be part of the
Global chip revenue rises in 2013, reversing loss from earlier year
Source: CIOL May 1, 2014
Worldwide semiconductor revenue rose a solid 5 percent last year, with
memory chips the star performers, according to the latest research
from IHS Technology.
Total semiconductor revenue in 2013 reached $318.1 billion, up from
$303.1 billion in 2012. Last year's growth effectively reversed the
disappointing 2.4 percent loss of 2012, when revenue contracted from
$310.6 billion in 2011.
Record high 104 billion analog chips shipped in 2013
Source: CIOL; May 2, 2014
As electronic systems evolved to mobile devices, the importance of
analog has grown. Interfacing with the real world via cameras, touch,
gesture controls, audio and video applications all require analog
functionality. Power management ICs are critical to the success of
These growing applications have added significant volumes to the
analog unit sales, with shipments reaching a record 104 billion chips
in 2013. Semicon Research has just released a report, Analog Forecast,
Products, Suppliers and Foundries, Vol. 1 (MP103-14), that examines 35
of these applications. Volume 2 of this report will include profiles
of analog suppliers and foundries.
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