IESA WINWire Feb 1 - Feb 7 2014
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Indian Electronics Manufacturers Should be Given Level Playing Field: IESA
Source: EFY Times.com, Jan 31, 2014

http://www.efytimes.com/e1/fullnews.asp?edid=128519

Around 65 per cent of the demand of electronics in India is met by imports and the remaining 35 per cent, which are mainly low-end products, are manufactured locally.

Electronics cluster in Bangalore to help reboot IT
Source: Times of India, Feb 1, 2014

http://articles.timesofindia.indiatimes.com/2014-02-01/software-services/46897381_1_bangalore-bio-brownfield-investments

The Karnataka government, which has been working towards incentivising and encouraging companies and startups in the ESDM (Electronic System Design and Manufacturing ) sector, is setting up India's first brownfield cluster development project in Bangalore..

DEITy to rope in experts for chalking out strategy for ESDM
Source: Economic Times, Feb 2, 2014

http://articles.economictimes.indiatimes.com/2014-02-02/news/46923708_1_indian-esdm-deity-electronics-sector

Department of Electronics and IT (DEITy) is on the lookout for consultants to help chart out a roadmap for developing electronics design and manufacturing (ESDM) sector in India, which is poised to touch $ 400 billion turnover by 2020..

IESA Vision Summit begins
Source: Economic Times, Feb 2, 2014

http://www.netindia123.com/netindia/showdetails.asp?id=2333025

The IESA Vision Summit 2014, the annual industry conclave of the India Electronics and Semiconductor Association (IESA), began today with a call to action for developing electronic products from India, for global markets.

Innovation in manufacturing sector is necessary
Source: The Hindu, Feb 3, 2014

http://www.thehindu.com/todays-paper/tp-national/tp-tamilnadu/innovation-in-manufacturing-sector-is-necessary/article5647385.ece

Educational institutions can enter into contract with DRDO’s laboratories for research services

MoU with Messe München International to launch Deftronics – specialized platform for aerospace and defense
Source: Dataquest, Feb 3, 2014

http://www.dqindia.com/dataquest/news/208173/iesa-announces-deftronics-symposium-aerospace-defence

IESA has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Messe München International (MMI) to launch DEFTRONICS, an industry symposium focused on aerospace and defence electronics to be held in Bangalore on September 23-24th 2014. The announcement was made at the IESA Vision Summit 2014, where the theme was 'From Consumption to Creation'.

IESA Issues A Clarion Call For “Made In India” Electronics Products At Vision Summit 2014
Source: EFYTimes.com, Feb 3, 2014

http://www.efytimes.com/e1/fullnews.asp?edid=128791

The IESA Vision Summit 2014, the annual industry conclave of the India Electronics and Semiconductor Association (IESA), the premier trade body, representing the Indian electronic system design and manufacturing (ESDM) industry commenced today with a call to action for developing electronic products from India, for global markets. The Summit theme “From Consumption to Creation” put a spotlight on the specific initiatives the Government of India and the industry should take to bolster and establish a strong design and manufacturing base in the country.

Technovation 2013 winners announced by India Electronics and Semiconductor Association
Source: IndiaInfoline.com, Feb 3, 2014

http://www.indiainfoline.com/Markets/News/Technovation-2013/5860529444

India Electronics and Semiconductor Association (IESA), the premier body representing the electronics system design and manufacturing (ESDM) eco-system in India, today announced the winners of the Technovation 2013 Awards at the glittering awards function which was held along with the 9th Vision Summit international conference in Bangalore. These awards honour stalwarts in the industry and academia who have furthered the growth and development of electronics and semiconductor industry in the country.

IESA releases IESA-UKTI report on 'Strengthening the Indo-UK ESDM Sector'
Source: DQIndia.com, Feb 3, 2014

http://www.dqindia.com/dataquest/news/208181/iesa-releases-iesa-ukti-report-strengthening-indo-uk-esdm-sector

At the IESA Vision Summit 2014 which was held today in Bangalore, IESA released the IESA-UKTI report on "Strengthening the Indo-UK ESDM Sector." The report identifies areas of collaboration based on the technical prowess of each country: IP creation, end-to-end product development, joint academic research teams and building a shared venture fund to support high potential ESDM projects and start-ups.

Semicon fab to transform electronics industry in India
Source: CIOL.com, Feb 3, 2014

http://www.ciol.com/ciol/features/208176/semicon-fab-transform-electronics-industry-india

Dr. Om Nalamasu, senior VP and CTO, Applied Materials Inc. remarked at the IESA Vision Summit 2014: "Applied Materials is proud to be a participant at the IESA Vision Summit 2014. The event brings together government, industry bodies, ESDM players and academia at a historic point in India's electronics industry.

K'taka to set up electronic mfg clusters at Mysore, Peenya
Source: Business Standard, Feb 3, 2014

http://www.business-standard.com/article/pti-stories/k-taka-to-set-up-electronic-mfg-clusters-at-mysore-peenya-114020301203_1.html

Karnataka government today said it intends to set up one Electronic Manufacturing Cluster (EMCs) each at Mysore and at Peenya as part of its efforts to emerge as a preferred electronic system design and manufacturing hub.

India's evolving importance to future of fabless: Dr. Wally Rhines
Source: CIOL, Feb 4, 2014

http://www.ciol.com/ciol/features/208222/indias-evolving-importance-future-fabless-dr-wally-rhines

If I correctly remember, sometime in Oct. 2008, S. Janakiraman, then chairman of the India Semiconductor Association, had proclaimed that despite not having fabs, the 'fabless India" had been shining brightly! Later, in August 2011, I had written an article on whether India was keen on going the fabless way! At the IESA Vision Summit, Dr, Wally Rhines repeated nearly the same lines!

Plan for two electronic clusters in State
Source: The Hindu, Feb 4, 2014

http://www.thehindu.com/todays-paper/tp-national/tp-karnataka/plan-for-two-electronic-clusters-in-state/article5651081.ece

Software hub Karnataka, which is aiming to become the no. 1 destination for electronics manufacturing, will push for having one of the two proposed national chip fabrication (‘fab’) projects in the State, Minister for Information Technology S.R. Patil said on Monday.

High value-added manufacturing can address export-import imbalance
Source: Economic Times, Feb 4, 2014

http://www.dqindia.com/dataquest/news/208184/high-value-added-manufacturing-address-export-import-imbalance

The IESA Vision Summit 2014 commenced today with a call to action for developing electronic products from India, for global markets. The Summit theme "From Consumption to Creation" put a spotlight on the specific initiatives the Government of India and the industry should take to bolster and establish a strong design and manufacturing base in the country. The Vision Summit 2014 also saw the highest ever participation from State governments, with representation from Andhra Pradesh, Gujarat, Karnataka, Kerala, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, and Orissa.

India receives Rs 65,000 crore investment proposals for semiconductor and electronics manufacturing business
Source: Economic Times, Feb 4, 2014

http://articles.economictimes.indiatimes.com/2014-02-04/news/47004737_1_indian-electronics-special-incentive-package-scheme-semiconductor-association

The department of electronics and information technology (DeitY) has received proposals for investments worth a total of about Rs 65,000 crore in the area of semiconductor and electronics manufacturing.

Incubation centre for VLSI companies in city
Source: Economic Times, Feb 4, 2014

http://www.thehindu.com/news/cities/bangalore/incubation-centre-for-vlsi-companies-in-city/article5650035.ece

Bangalore is likely to have a Rs. 100-crore incubation centre for very-large-scale integration (VLSI) design companies.

India To Strengthen Electronic Products Eco-system
Source: CXOToday, Feb 4, 2014

http://www.cxotoday.com/story/india-to-strengthen-electronic-products-eco-system/

The department of electronics and information technology (DeitY) has received investment proposals for worth Rs 65,000 Crore in the area of semiconductor and electronics manufacturing, according to reports, which also state that a quarter of this investment will be under an incentive scheme, and the remaining accounts for investments in two silicon wafer foundries.

Cadence Buys Forte Design Systems
Source: SiliconTap, Feb 6, 2014

http://www.silicontap.com/cadence_buys_forte_design_systems/s-0053439.html

San Jose-based Cadence Design Systems said yesterday that it is acquiring Forte Design Systems, a provider of high level synthesis tools for the semiconductor industry. Financial terms of the buy were not disclosed.

State governments jostle for electronics manufacturing clusters
Source: Economic Times, Feb 7, 2014

http://economictimes.indiatimes.com/news/news-by-industry/cons-products/electronics/state-governments-jostle-for-electronics-manufacturing-clusters/articleshow/29968352.cms

After missing the opportunity of inviting two consortiums to set up semiconductor foundries, state governments are showering incentives and schemes for the electronics and semiconductor companies to invest in their regions.

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