IESA WINWire Nov 15 - Nov 21, 2014
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Over the years the Technovation awards have set quality standards for the electronics and semiconductor ecosystem. The Awards will honor India’s best individual contributors and organizations that drive the industry forward; and provide them with a platform to showcase their achievements and product successes. Nominations open till November 22, 2014. Nomination Forms available on IESA Technovation Website. Click on the link for details

Intel CEO Brian Krzanich Elected Chairman of Semiconductor Industry Association
Source:; November 15, 2014


The Semiconductor Industry Association (SIA), representing U.S. leadership in semiconductor manufacturing and design, today announced that the SIA board of directors has elected Brian Krzanich, CEO of Intel, as its 2015 chairman and Dr. Necip Sayiner, president, CEO and director of Intersil, as its 2015 vice chairman.

"We are excited to welcome Brian Krzanich as SIA's 2015 chairman," said Brian Toohey, SIA president and CEO. "His exceptional understanding of semiconductor issues and extensive industry experience make him uniquely qualified to help tackle our industry's challenges and lead us into the future. We appreciate his many achievements and look forward to his leadership in 2015 as SIA chairman."

How big data and 'Internet of Things' is helping manufacturing sector
Source: The Economic Times; November 15, 2014

Big Data and the Internet of Things (IoT) is revolutionizing the world around us - from the medical care we receive to the way retailers market to us - but how is the manufacturing industry benefitting from it?
Large manufacturers have been analyzing data to optimize production and processes for many years to drive performance. However, the sheer volume, variety and velocity of data being generated today - along with the new business intelligence tools available - has the potential to deliver even bigger financial and productivity gains in India, Asia- Pacific and across the globe.

The electronic system design and manufacturing (ESDM) industry will benefit from the government's Make in India campaign and is projected to see investment proposals worth Rs10,000 crore over the next two years, according to the India Electronics and Semiconductor Association (IESA), an industry body.

IESA Bets Big Growth for Indian Medical Electronics market
Source:; November 16, 2014

India Electronics and Semiconductor Association (IESA), the premier body for the ESDM industry in the country, hosted an ESDM track session around medical electronics at CeBIT India 2014, India’s leading Business IT and ICT event. Dr. Devi Prasad Shetty, Chairman, Narayana Health provided a talk on “Technology Challenges in the field of Medical Electronics” at Innovation Stage followed by a panel discussion around innovation on “Technology Solution in Medical Electronics – Innovate or Import? The panelists were Dr. Vishwaprasad Alva, Managing Director from Skanray Technologies Pvt. Ltd., Mohammed Hussain Naseem, Founder & CEO, 2mpower Health Management Services (P) Ltd. and Munesh Makhija, MD, GE India Technology Centre.

Karnataka continue to lead in IT growth
Source: Electronics Engineering Herald; November 16, 2014

Karnataka continue to outperform other states in IT growth amid the recent reports on Infosys showing more interest in investing in Andhra Pradesh. In the recent financial year, Karnataka has a share of 38% of the total IT export of US$118 Billion, an increase of 5 % growth of share compared to year earlier. Srivatsa Krishna, IT Secretary, Dept. of information technology, Government of Karnataka was trying to explain with these facts to the attendees of Cebit India 2014, how Karnataka is way ahead of its competitors in IT domain. Chief Minister Siddaramaiah was telling the audience they will do whatever it needed to further develop the IT industry in Karnataka.

Gujarat Govt announces IT, e-governance policies
Source: The Pioneer; November 17, 2014

Keeping Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s concept of ‘Digital India’ in mind, the Gujarat Government on Sunday announced Information Technology (IT) and e-Governance policies from 2014 to 2019. The State Government plans to generate over 10 lakh job opportunities as well as encourage digital literacy in Gujarat.

The Anandiben Government announced these policies four days after it rolled out Electronics Policy for the same period. All the three policies aim at attracting maximum investments during the seventh edition of Vibrant Gujarat Global Investment Summit (VGGIS) to be held during January next year. As Modi will inaugurate VGGIS-2015, the State Government wants to make it the biggest event in terms of wooing the investors.

E-medicine: What India needs to have better medical systems?
Source: EE Times India; November 17, 2014

The union of electronics and biology is said to be revolutionising healthcare, driving the growth of the global medical industry. In Asia, India is ready for better medical systems, but what's keeping us? India Electronics and Semiconductor Association (IESA) hosted an event centred on medical electronics and the associated technological challenges as at the recently-held CeBIT India 2014.

The healthcare industry here—which grows at a CAGR of 15 per cent to reach ₹15.15 lakh crore by 2020—is developing together with the electronics system design and manufacturing (EDSM) industry pegged to be ₹5.71 lakh crore by 2015. Some of the driving growth factors are mounting population along with the increase of lifestyle-related health issues and disposable income. There is also the availability of cheaper treatment costs, and government initiatives aimed at medical tourism, among others.

Department of Electronics and Information Technology (DeitY) releases its latest draft IOT policy
Source: CIO & Leader; November 17, 2014

The draft Internet of Things (IoT) policy released by DeitY (Department of Electronics and Information Technology) aims at IoT driven consumer and business actions based on intelligent industry solutions. Further, the launch of the Digital India Program & Smart City concept of the government focuses on ‘transforming India into digital empowered society and knowledge economy’. The objective is to create an IoT industry worth $15 billion by 2020. This will see an increase in the connected devices from around 200 million to over 2.7 billion by 2020. Also, the proposed policy is aligned with the government's plan to develop 100 smart cities in the country, for which Rs. 7,060 crores have already been earmarked in this year’s budget.

New polices on MSME and start-up ventures soon in Guj: Patel
Source: Daily Excelsior; November 19, 2014

The Gujarat government would soon announce new policies for MSME sector as well as start-up businesses, state Finance Minister Saurabh Patel said here today.

The announcement comes after the state recently declared its Electronics policy, IT policy and e-Governance policy.

Replying to a question on government’s strategy to boost MSME (Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises) in Gujarat, Patel said, “Just wait for sometime, Gujarat government will announce a new policy for MSME sector soon.”

Further, the minister added that government is also working on a separate policy for the development of start-up businesses.

Road to 500: Hugo Barra on Dream 500 Million Smartphones in India
Source: BGR News; November 19, 2014

Dream 500 million smartphones in India is the first in a series of thought leadership conclaves organized by BGR India. It is a vision of an India where people are well informed and well connected. To achieve this dream, stakeholders like handset manufacturers, carriers, government, apps and service providers, need to align towards a common goal.

To bring synergy into this effort, BGR India has conceptualized this thought leadership conclave to bring the entire fraternity on a single platform. The day-long event will witness stakeholders from the industry share their views and commitments to achieving this dream. What will it take to reach the 500 million smartphone user base in India, what will be its implications, what services can we expect first-time smartphone users to experience and most importantly, by when can we achieve this milestone.

Einfochips Reaches Milestone For $Billion Customers
Source: Electronics maker; November 19, 2014

eInfochips, a leading Product Engineering Services company, achieved a goal set 3 years ago to build a platform of leading global customers to drive the company’s growth. The company achieved its goal by reaching the 75% milestone for percent of customers with annual revenues of over $1 Billion. Today, eInfochips is positioned for growth on a base of 30 customers in the billion dollar club, including 10 Fortune 500 and 15 Global 1000 companies.

Pratul Shroff, the Founder and CEO at eInfochips said, “Large global companies have stringent quality standards, and a comprehensive evaluation process for new engineering partners. Having done the hard yards, we are now poised to scale our engagements over the next 18 months.”

Electronic Industrial Cluster to edifice at Vellore
Source: ELE Times; November 20, 2014

Germany-based Kramski Stamping and Moulding Private Limited (KSMPL) at Pallikonda, to construct an Electronic Industrial Cluster in Vellore district has yielded result. The government of India recently issued necessary notification in this regard. Last year, in association with the VIT university and the Electronic Council of India (ELCINA), KSMPL had approached the department of Electronics and Information Technology attached to the Ministry for Communication Information Technology with a plea to establish an electronic manufacturing cluster in Vellore. On November 3, the ministry responded positively with the notification as part of the Modified Special Incentive Package (MSIPS) in the electronic system design and manufacturing sector.

How India Can Smarten Up Its Cities: Lesson from Singapore
Source: CXO; November 20, 2014

India is talking about smart cities in recent times, thanks to PM Narendra Modi’s ambitious plan to develop 100 smart cities across the country. While this in itself is sort of an achievement, considering these thoughts have never surfaced before, the country still has a long way to go to put its thoughts into action.

At the recent HDS Innovation Summit in Singapore, Lim Kok Kiang, Asst MD, Singapore Economic Development Board, highlights some interesting points on how the government, industry and academia collaborated in Singapore’s smart city phenomenon. Elaborating on the Singapore model of smart cities, he states that “Singapore as a city state always kept in mind its future needs while planning for current needs.”

AMD welcomes tie-ups for semiconductor production
Source: The Economic Times; November 21, 2014

Chipmaker Advanced Micro Devices will be open to partnering with companies for semiconductor manufacturing in India even as it plans to leverage strength in newer business areas including graphics and chip design in the country, the United States-based company's chief executive Lisa Su told ET in an exclusive interview.

"There may be an opportunity to design specific devices for the India market here and that's something we can look at over the next couple of years," said Su, AMD's first female CEO, who took over the role in October. She did not rule out the possibility of getting into semiconductor manufacturing in India or partnering with another player either.

Compiled by IESA Research

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