IESA WINWire – Feb 7 – Feb 14, 2014
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TowerJazz shares jump on report of Indian plant approval
Source: Reuters, Feb 13, 2014

Shares of Israeli chip maker TowerJazz (TSEM.TA) rose nearly 5 percent on Thursday on a report that India's cabinet approved the setting up of two semiconductor plants.

Cabinet nod to Rs 51,000 crore investment for chipmaking units
Source: Times of India, Feb 13, 2014

In a big boost to the Indian electronics industry, the Cabinet has approved setting up of two semiconductor units entailing investments of Rs 51,550 crore.

Cadence Acquires High Speed Interface IP Assets of TranSwitch Corporation, Further Expanding IP Portfolio for Mobile/Consumer Market
Source: Foxmaine, Feb 12, 2014

Adding to its rapidly expanding IP portfolio, Cadence Design Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ:CDNS), a leader in global electronic design innovation, today announced that it has acquired the high speed interface IP assets of TranSwitch Corporation and has also hired its experienced IP development team. Included in this transaction are silicon-proven controllers and PHY IP for Ethernet BaseT and display standards including HDMI, DisplayPort and MHL..

u-blox tech improves car navigation systems
Source: EETimes, Feb 12, 2014

u-blox has rolled out its next-generation semiconductor technology geared to enhance in-dash navigation, emergency call (i.e. eCall/ERA-GLONASS), usage-based insurance (UBI), road-pricing and stolen vehicle recovery systems.

SilabTech Awarded The Most Promising Startup In The Indian Hardware Manufacturing Sector
Source: 1888Pressrelease, Feb 11, 2014

SilabTech Pvt Ltd., a fast growing mixed signal IP company was awarded the most promising startup in the Indian Hardware Manufacturing sector for the year 2013 at the IESA (formerly ISA) Technovation 2013 event, which was held in Bengaluru on February 3rd 2014 along with IESA's 9th Vision Summit International conference.

SMIC Adds ARM IP to SiON 28nm Process
Source: EETimes, Feb 11, 2014

In a move that looks to broaden the adoption of 28nm technology for smartphones, tablets, and high-performance SoC designs, ARM has entered a patent partnership with SMIC, China's largest semiconductor foundry. The deal is designed to help the two companies share more intellectual property.

State Governments Going All Out For Electronics Manufacturing Clusters
Source: EFYTimes, Feb 10, 2014

After having failed to invite the two consortiums to set up semiconductor foundries in India, the state governments of Madhya Pradesh, Andhra Pradesh, Maharashtra, Orissa, Kerala, West Bengal and Karnataka are bringing forth new incentives and schemes. The same are directed towards electronics and semiconductor companies to invest in their regions.

Report on IBM selling its semiconductor biz; who are the potential buyers?
Source: EE Herald, Feb 10, 2014 

IBM is comparable to Pacific Ocean in electronics and computer technology. In semiconductor area, IBM is the leader by depth and breadth of the field. Not just in most advancements in silicon chips but also in the most of the hot areas such as Graphene, nanotube, III-IV compound semiconductor, 3D chip packaging, IBM is at top. You name the semiconductor tech, IBM leads mostly the best in many sub-domains of chip technology, and a 2nd position if it missed numer one position.

eInfochips Launches Andromeda Reference Platform to Accelerate Medical Imaging and Telemedicine Product Design
Source: PR Newswire, Feb 5, 2014

eInfochips, a leading product design company, today launched the Andromeda Reference Platform for medical imaging and telemedicine designers. The Andromeda video processing system is an app-ready development platform for medical imaging systems including endoscopy, angiography, mammography, arthroscopy and ultrasound. For telemedicine engineers, Andromeda also is a wireless-ready platform for applications that connect doctors, patients and families together on a network. For both medical imaging and telemedicine design teams, Andromeda accelerates prototype development while reducing costs.

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