IESA WINWire April 26 - May 02, 2014
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Windows CE 6.0 & Windows Embedded Compact 7 Image V1.3 Beta 1 Release for Toradex Tegra Modules
Source: PRWeb.; April 26, 2014

http://www.prweb.com/releases/2014/04/prweb11796655.htm

 

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

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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.

Worldwide semiconductor capital equipment spending to increase 12.2% in 2014: Gartner
Source: Telecom Tiger; April 26, 2014

http://www.telecomtiger.com/Technology_fullstory.aspx?storyid=20
148&flag=1&passfrom=topstory&section=S210

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 2018.

Soon, phones may be printed on clothing
Source: The Times Of India; April 26, 2014

http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/home/science/Soon-phones-may-be-printed-on-clothing/articleshow/34221899.cms

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 28, 2014

http://www.thehindu.com/todays-paper/tp-national/tp-karnataka/failures-make-one-bounce-back-to-reality/article5955090.ece

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 reality.

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.

Carrier Equipment: Semiconductor: New Chip on the Block
Source: Voice & data Online; April 26, 2014

http://www.voicendata.com/voice-data/news/169971/carrier-equipment-semiconductor-new-chip-block

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 Electronics Students
Source: EFYTimes.com; April 28, 2014

http://www.efytimes.com/e1/fullnews.asp?edid=137130

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 with.

India-born Suri named new CEO
Source: Business Standard; April 29, 2014

http://www.business-standard.com/article/international/india-born-suri-named-new-ceo-114042901577_1.html

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

http://www.bgr.in/manufacturers/samsung/samsung-reports-second-straight-profit-drop-5-key-takeaways-from-samsungs-q1-earnings/

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.

Government asks Electronics & IT Dept to ensure telecom vendors meet localisation targets
Source: Economic Times; April 30, 2014

http://economictimes.indiatimes.com/industry/telecom/government-asks-electronics-it-dept-to-ensure-telecom-vendors-meet-localisation-targets/articleshow/34429218.cms

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.

Worldwide Semiconductor Assembly And Test Services Market Grew 2.3 Per Cent In 2013, According To Final Results By Gartner
Source: EFYTimes.com; April 30, 2014

http://www.efytimes.com/e1/fullnews.asp?edid=137332

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

http://economictimes.indiatimes.com/industry/telecom/qualcomm-bets-big-on-3g-4g-services-in-india-to-boost-returns/articleshow/34410534.cms

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

http://www.mercurynews.com/business/ci_25667326/cisco-invest-150m-internet-things-startups-kicks-off

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 booming market.

Global chip revenue rises in 2013, reversing loss from earlier year
Source: CIOL May 1, 2014

http://www.ciol.com/ciol/features/213997/global-chip-revenue-rises-2013-reversing-loss-earlier

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

http://www.ciol.com/ciol/news/214056/record-104-billion-analog-chips-shipped-2013

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 devices.

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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