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Research and Markets: Global Microprocessor, GPU, And Peripherals Market 2014-2020: Intel Corporation Dominates the $128 Billion Industry
Source: EFYtimes; November 22, 2014


Research and Markets has announced the addition of the "Microprocessor, GPU, and Peripherals Market by Architecture, by Application by GPU Type, by Industry Vertical, and by Geography - Global Trends and Forecasts 2014-2020 " report to their offering.

The market size of the overall semiconductor industry is in the range of $300 billion and the Microprocessor, GPU, and Peripherals Market is expected to grow at a CAGR of 7.49% from 2014 to 2020, and reach $128 billion in 2020.

3-Day Event to Showcase Pune's IT Prowess
Source: The Times of India; November 23, 2014


ICTEx 2015, which will be conducted in the city between March 1 and 3 next year, will initiate the process of projecting Pune as the new capital of information and communication technology in the country.

The state government, Software Technology Parks of India (STPI), Software Exporters Association of Pune (SEAP) and India Electronics and Semiconductor Association (IESA) have joined hands to hold the event.

Chairman of the ICTEx advisory committee and computer scientist Vijay Bhatkar said in a statement: "The vision of this event is to launch Pune as the destination of Information Communication Technology, electronics and other technologies. The success of this event will put Pune on the world map." He said that Pune has the potential to become the capital of Union government's 'Make in India' programme in the sectors of electronics and IT.

There Is Ever Widening Supply-Demand Gap for Semiconductors
Source: The Financial Express; November 23, 2014

Thanks to heightened consumer demands for electronics, mobile phones, television set-top boxes, auto infotainment and industrial electronics, the demand for semiconductors is expected to top the list of the import bill, very much closing on oil. It is expected that by 2020, the import of electronics is expected to exceed $400 billion— an astronomical figure!

Taking cognisance of this, the government of India rolled out its new National Policy of Electronics 2012 (NPE 2012), offering fiscal and infrastructure incentives. In addition, the government has also expressed preferential access to locally-manufactured electronic products. To attract domestic and global investments for the promotion of electronic system design and manufacturing (ESDM) sector, the government introduced a package of approximately $1.62 billion via its modified special incentive package scheme (M-SIPS).

Startups in India's Make in India Agenda
Source: Silicon India; November 24, 2014

IESA is the premier trade body representing the Indian Electronic System Design and Manufacturing (ESDM) industry and has been represented it since 2005.

Late 1990s, India emerged as the back-office to many multinationals. And this gave momentum to the technology sector in India. Riding on its engineering management and software coding skills, India developed the art of product designing. Thus, the era of start-ups started in India.

The ecosystem, as desired, will not be possible without promoting existing and new start-ups. India Electronics and Semiconductor Association (IESA) has been leading the agenda through industry partnerships, driving industry-academia relationships, and partnering government bodies to set up incubation centre for the start-ups.

Silabtech: Conceptualizing and Developing In-House IPs
Source: Silicon India; November 24, 2014

Startups can always be tricky; there is no carved formula which will guarantee its success. Any entrepreneur while ideating to establish a company has to simultaneously figure out ways to keep their company afloat. And in order to keep a startup running, the two obvious but essential requirements are customers and a talented team. But for the Silicon IP companies, there is yet an additional challenge that they have to overcome in order to stay in the market - the gestation period of product development and its acceptance.

The company is dedicated to give its best in every vertical it takes up. It is also working on focusing on much higher speed category, and achieve some of the best performance numbers in regards to that.

Awards & Recognition:
1.Mentor Graphics siliconindia startup award - 2013.
2.Indian Electronics and Semiconductor Association (IESA) Technovation awards most promising startup.

Automotive Industry Escalating the Chip Market
Source: ELE Times; November 24, 2014

IC Insights compared the six most notable end-user markets for ICs. These are the computer, consumer, communications, automotive, industrial/medical, and government/defense markets. During the time frame, until 2018, the IC demand from automotive customers is foreseen to canvas the strongest average annual growth — 10.8pc on average. This is importantly higher than the communications industry, at second place with 6.8pc. The computer market, once the IC growth driver per se, apparently is approaching saturation status. With 3.3pc CAGR, it shows the lowest growth of all segments (albeit certainly at a very high sales level). In contrast, automotive chip demand is still growing from a smaller base. While a high semiconductor content in earlier years was associated to the luxury class, higher quantities of chips are installedautomotive-ics-1 now in vehicles of all categories.

Intel India sees rising adoption of internet-based devices here
Source: Business Standard; November 24, 2014

The research and development (R&D) centre of Intel India here, the arm of the California-headquartered information technology (IT) giant, is looking at developing system-on-chips (SoCs), used in the Internet of Things (IoT) devices and wearables.

IoT technology enables device-to-device communication, without human intervention. SoC is an integrated circuit, wherein all components of a computer or electronic system are converged into a single processor.

Andhra Pradesh CM to Undertake Week-Long Visit to Japan from Today
Source: Deccan Chronicle; November 24, 2014

Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu would undertake a week-long visit to Japan from today, aiming to enhance cooperation and attract investments into Andhra Pradesh.

"Six MoUs in different areas, including agriculture, power and urban development, would be signed with Japan government and different organisations during the visit," Parakala Prabhakar, Advisor (Communications) to the state government, told reporters here on Sunday.

Naidu, leading an 18-member delegation, will have meetings with high-powered CEOs of Japanese companies during the visit, he said. Seeking to woo the top companies towards investing in Andhra Pradesh, the state government has prepared brochures and a short-film in Japanese language. In addition, Naidu's speeches would be translated into Japanese language to reach out to the audience during the visit, Prabhakar said.

BMS College of Engineering Achieves another milestone: Got NBA Accreditation under Washington Accord.
Source: ThisWeekBangalore; November 25, 2014

BMS College of Engineering Achieves another milestone by getting NBA Accreditation under Tier-I Format (Washington Accord).

Recognized by the Washington Accord, the Undergraduate degrees of BMSCE are now acceptable in all the nations that are signatories to this agreement.

BMSCE was shortlisted by the National Board of Accreditation (NBA) to showcase Indian Private Engineering Colleges seeking accreditation under Tier-I Format prior to becoming a member of Washington Accord.

China's Xiaomi to Make in India?
Source: The Times Group; November 25, 2014

China's top mobile phone maker Xiaomi is looking to make devices in India, possibly using the idle plant of Nokia at Chennai. The company, the world's thirdlargest mobile phone vendor and one of the fastest-growing, has said it is scouting for part ners for making phones in India, its second-biggest market.

“We are beginning to explore opportunities for manufacturing in India,“ Manu Jain, operations head for Xiaomi in India, told TOI. “India is a big market and we would like to be close to our customers.“

If the plans fructify , it would be the first instance of a top Chinese device maker manufacturing products in India and would boost PM Modi's `Make in India' campaign. Indian cellphone maker, Micromax, which earlier only manufactured in China, started making smartphones in India too from April this year.

Chinese Delegation Keen on Joint Ventures in Noida
Source: The Times of India; November 26, 2014

In what can generate jobs for local youths, a Chinese business delegation met entrepreneurs in Noida on Tuesday and expressed its desire for a collaboration in sectors like electronics, textiles, machinery and food processing in the twin cities of Noida and Greater Noida, and along the Yamuna Expressway.

In the meeting, various possibilities of collaborative industries that can be set up in the area were discussed. The Noida Entrepreneurs Association (NEA) pointed out to the Chinese delegation the drain of revenue caused by low-quality Chinese goods that have flooded the market.

Boeing considers India partners as Modi offers 'welcome change'
Source: Business Standard; November 26, 2014

Boeing Co (BA), the world's largest planemaker, is considering investing in India as Prime Minister Narendra Modi eases rules for foreign investment in the defense sector and expedites arms contracts.

The Chicago-based aerospace company is in the process of identifying partners "for a strategic and meaningful relationship," Dennis D Swanson, the New Delhi-based vice-president at Boeing Defence Space & Security, said in an interview in New Delhi on Monday. Modi's decision in July to allow foreign investors to buy as much as 49 per cent of Indian defence companies is a "welcome change" that Boeing wants to study further, he said.

Government Eyes $340 Billion Exports This Fiscal
Source: The New Indian Express; November 26, 2014

The government has fixed an export target of $340 billion for the current fiscal, Commerce and Industry Minister Nirmala Sitharaman said in a written reply to the Rajya Sabha on Wednesday.

Growth rate of exports entered the negative zone after a gap of six months, declining 5.04 per cent in October due to a dip in shipments from engineering, pharma and gems and jewellery.

In the previous fiscal, exports had registered a growth of 4.7 per cent at $314.4 billion.

Japan and the US contributed 1.84 per cent and 13.75 per cent respectively to total exports during April-September period of the current year, the Minister said.

Indian mobile phone market to surpass Japan's by year-end: Counterpoint
Source:; November 27, 2014

The Indian mobile phone market is estimated to surpass Japan's by 2014 end, reaching the $10 billion mark, Hong Kong-based market research firm Counterpoint has said.

"The third largest smartphone market India is on track to reach $10 billion (roughly Rs. 61,821 crores) in smartphone revenues for the first time in 2014 and will surpass Japan in terms of the total mobile phone shipments revenue size in last quarter 2014," Counterpoint Analyst Neil Shah said.

The price-sensitive Indian customers are now buying premium iPhone smartphone as its shipment in India has crossed over 1 million for the first time, as per the third quarter report of Market Monitor service of Counterpoint.

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