New technology for improved driverless cars and video games
Source: The Economic
Times; May 31, 2014
Scientists have developed a new 3-D imaging system that can remotely
sense objects across distances as long as 30 feet, 10 times farther
than what could be done with current low-power laser systems.
The system could one day enable a self-driving car to spot a child in
the street half a block away, let people answer their smartphone from
across the room with a wave of hand, or play "virtual tennis" on their
Seagate to acquire LSI's flash business from AVAGO
Source: CIOL; May
Seagate Technology plc, a world leader in storage solutions, and Avago
Technologies Limited, a leading semiconductor device supplier to the
enterprise storage, wired, wireless and industrial end markets,
announced that they have entered into a definitive asset purchase
agreement under which Seagate will acquire the assets of LSI's
Accelerated Solutions Division ("ASD") and Flash Components Division
("FCD") from Avago for $450 million in cash.
Dark side to Internet
of Things: Ads, hacked homes
Source: Times of India;
June 3, 2014
Home, connected home. The front door opens with a tap on an iPhone.
The lights come up as if by magic. The oven sends a text: Dinner is
You will probably be hearing a lot about these sorts of conveniences
this week from the Apple Worldwide Developers Conference in San
Francisco. Apple is expected to unveil software that promises to turn
our homes into Wi-Fi-connected wonderlands, where locks, lights,
appliances — you name it — can all be controlled via an iPhone or iPad.
You can bet that before long, refrigerators will come with "Made for
Foxconn India workers
seek better compensation
Source: Times of India; June 3, 2014
The employees of Foxconn India have alleged that the electronics
manufacturer is offering a one-time lumpsum amount to workers at its
Chennai manufacturing facility who opt for early retirement.
The company, which has been hurt by Nokia India's tax woes, has not
given the offer in writing, senior employees at the manufacturing
"They have not put anything on the notice board," said one of the
employees, who did not want to be identified. "It was just an oral
communication. They are not willing to give anything in written."
SystemC model of AMBA AXI4 for HLS based design flow
Source: CIOL; June 3, 2014
As the SoC complexity keeps on increasing and as RTL code size is
becoming huge, designing or reusing IPs, verifying them, optimizing
them for constraints like area, power, performance while meeting time
to market targets is becoming difficult.That leads to serious
discussions about moving up one abstraction level above RTL i.e. to
High Level Synthesis (HLS)
India adds highest
mobile subscribers in Q1 2014: Ericsson
Source: The Economic Times;
June 3, 2014
Registering the highest growth globally in addition of mobile
subscribers, India accounted for over 23 per cent of total mobile
users added in January-March this year, a report by telecom equipment
giant Ericsson said today.
India added over 28 million new mobile subscriptions -- -- the highest
by any country -- in the first quarter of 2014, followed by China
(more than 19 million), Indonesia (over 7 million), Thailand (more
than 6 million) and Bangladesh (over four million), Ericsson's
Mobility Report said.
Samsung reaches out to
Indian tech startups for partnerships to take on Apple and Google
Source: Economic Times;
June 3, 2014
Nearly a dozen Indian technology startups have been approached by
electronics manufacturer Samsung as it scouts for innovations, a move
widely regarded as a sign of these ventures inching closer to the big
At least 10 startups that ET spoke to confirmed that the Korean giant
is in touch with them.
Most of these startups work in the internet-of-things space, a term
used to refer to technology that enables devices to work with one
controller boosts lamp power
Source: EE Times India;
June 3, 2014
NXP Semiconductors N.V. has debuted what it describes as a compact,
high-efficient driver IC for LED solutions. Complementing the
company's GreenChip SSL family of products, the SSL5015/18, with an
integrated MOSFET, supports lighting applications up to 18W lamp power
like TLED and PAR lamp shape.
International Brings Together Ecosystem Partners for Chip Design at
Source: MarketWired; June
The next generation of semiconductor design infrastructure is here.
This week at the Design Automation Conference (DAC), Silicon Cloud
International (SCI), providers of secure and private cloud computing
infrastructure and ecosystem, will be on hand to demonstrate what the
cloud can do for semiconductor design. With tools for FPGA designers
and the burgeoning silicon photonics market respectively, design
ecosystem partners Plunify and Optic2Connect will be demonstrating how
their offerings operate with the SCI platform and highlighting the
advantages that the cloud can bring.
Govt plans incubation
Centre for electronics product companies
Source: Business Standard;
June 4, 2014
The central government is working on a proposal to incubate product
companies in the electronics sector. Titled Electropreneur Park, it is
being anchored by Software Technology Parks of India (STPI), which
played a big role in incentivising and nurturing the information
technology (IT) services sector in its initial years.
An incubation centre for electronics start-ups is planned for the
National Capital Region, with a target of nurturing 10 companies every
year over the next five years. The proposal, made by STPI in
collaboration with Delhi University and India Electronics and
Semiconductor Association, is close to being approved by the
department of electronics and information technology, say officials.
Bosch, Continental top
car electronics market share
Source: EE Times India;
June 5, 2014
According to Semicast, two companies have dominated the market for
automotive electronics. Despite it being a seemingly uncharted
territory as compared to the semiconductor market, the British market
researcher revealed that Robert Bosch GmbH and Continental share rank
number one with 20 per cent market share each.
Together, the two German suppliers account for 40 per cent of the
world's automotive electronics market. The next contender, Japan's
Denso lags significantly behind with just 11.5 per cent of the market
share. Denso's small market share however is, at least in part, owed
to the currency effects; according to the study, the yen fell 20 per
cent against the US dollar in 2013.
Synopsys extends Galaxy design flow to Samsung
Source: EE Times India; June 5, 2014
Synopsys will broaden its existing collaboration with
STMicroelectronics by extending its Galaxy design platform to Samsung
Electronics, which recently teamed up with ST for dual sourcing of its
28nm FD-SOI technology.
Synopsys' Galaxy was developed over a multi-year agreement with ST.
The design flow enables concurrent area, power and timing
optimisations to enable engineers to optimise their designs for the
28nm FD-SOI process. It is compatible with the Lynx Design System, a
full-chip design environment providing automation and visualisation
capabilities that enable higher designer productivity and faster
Sony India targeting pan-India revenue of Rs 750 crore
Source: Economic Times; June 5, 2014
Cashing in on the World Cup football fever in the country, Sony India
is targeting a Pan India revenue of Rs 750 crore, including Rs 75
crore from Kerala, from sale of its television sets.
Sony India was aiming to sell 180,000 units in the country --
especially from soccer crazy states of Kerala and West Bengal, Sunil
Nayyar, Head, Sales, Sony India, told reporters here.
Centre-STPI Set To Incubate Electronics Product Companies
Source: EFYTimes.com; June 5, 2014
After incentivising and nurturing the IT services industry during its
initial years, the Software Technology Parks of India (STPI) is
looking to do the same for product companies specifically in the
electronics sector. STPI with the aid of the government is planning to
launch a project called the ‘Electropreneur Park’ in the national
capital physical as well as technology infrastructure to electronics
start-ups from across the country.
Sanjay Kapoor Becomes the Chairman of Micromax India
Source: Businessinsider India; June 6, 2014
Seems like Micromax is picking up the cream of the crop on its way to
become the largest Mobile player in the country. After inducting
Vineet Taneja from Samsung as its new CEO, Micromax has picked up
Airtel's Sanjay Kapoor as the Chairman of the board (with immediate
effect). The duo are quite a competent team and can take the
Micromax's business to new levels. Sanjay has vast experience in the
mobility sector and is one of the best persons around to fit the
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