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IESA Technovation Awards 2014 – Nominations Open
 

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 7, 2014. Nomination Forms available on IESA Technovation Website. Click on the link for details

 

http://iesaonline.org/Technovation2014/index.html

UP Government is Touting Its Electronics Manufacturing Policy as a ‘Gamechanger’ Policy!
Source: IT Voice; September 20, 2014

http://www.itvoice.in/index.php/it-voice-news/up-government-is-touting-its-electronics-manufacturing-policy-as-a-gamechanger-policy

 

After witnessing the successful foreign investment, the Akhilesh Yadav government has its eyes glued on bringing electronics manufacturing industry to the state. Even though the state is known for numerous power cuts, the UP government has agreed to sign an MoU to offer constant power supply to the proposed manufacturing clusters. After witnessing the successful foreign investment, the Akhilesh Yadav government has its eyes glued on bringing electronics manufacturing industry to the state. Even though the state is known for numerous power cuts, the UP government has agreed to sign an MoU to offer constant power supply to the proposed manufacturing clusters.

Semiconductors Remain Key for Internet of Things
Source: Market Intelligence Center; September 20, 2014

http://www.marketintelligencecenter.com/articles/599607
 

The Semiconductor Industry serves as a driver, enabler and indicator of technological progress. Developments in the industry determine the way we work, transport ourselves, communicate, entertain ourselves and respond to our environment. The PCs we work on, the cars we drive, the phones we communicate with, the electronic gadgets on which we watch movies, listen to music and play games on, and the planes and weapons used to transport or protect us use semiconductor devices. As environmental issues have become more of a concern today, semiconductor devices are being made to reduce power consumption, reduce heat dissipation, capture solar energy, create more efficient lighting solutions, and so forth.

Make in India: Hurdles to be resolved in 72 hours
Source: Indian Express; September 20, 2014

http://indianexpress.com/article/business/economy/make-in-india-hurdles-to-be-resolved-in-72-hours/

Investors facing hurdles in starting or doing business in India can now look forward to a resolution within 72 hours, so long as it does not involve policy changes. The government, in the run-up to the launch of the ‘Make in India’ campaign, has formed a panel of eight experts and identified nodal officers in various departments to address investment-related grievances of domestic and global investors. The campaign would be launched by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on September 25, which would be attended by business leaders from across the world.

Digitisation Driving Opportunities for Us in India: Rajiv Kapur, MD, Broadcom India
Source: The Financial Express; September 22, 2014

http://www.financialexpress.com/story-print/1291391

Electronics has become the key driver for a country like India, be it in the area of mobile phones, tablets, cable television etc and is leading to higher consumption. Broadcom, the fabless semiconductor company, has been making deep inroads in the country especially in the area of pay TV with technology solutions for set top boxes that are suited for Indian conditions. Rajiv Kapur, managing director, Broadcom India says that they are deeply embedded with newer technology requirements for the country driven through innovation, in an interview with PP Thimmaya.

Google joins hands with Govt to realise Modi's plan for a Digital India 
Source: Hindu Business Line; September 22, 2014

http://www.thehindubusinessline.com/features/smartbuy/google-join-hands-with-govt-to-realise-modis-plan-for-digital-india/article6435372.ece

Google is partnering the Government in developing a mobile application for the Prime Minister's Office. The application will be developed through a contest.

This is part of supporting the Prime Minister’s vision for a Digital India. The contest will be launched jointly byGoogle and MyGov, the citizen engagement platform of the Government. The mobile app aims to bring the PMO to every citizen and the contest will showcase how Indians can build a world-class app.

Google is working with DeitY and other State Governments to develop these initiatives, the company said.

Visakhapatnam to be IT destination in coming years: Minister
Source: Times of India; September 22, 2014

http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/City/Visakhapatnam/Visakhapatnam-to-be-IT-destination-in-coming-years-Minister/articleshow/43131383.cms

Noting that the Port City will be made industrial and financial capital of Andhra Pradesh, IT minister Palle Raghunath Reddy said the city will also be the number one destination for information technology in the coming years.

During his day-long visit to the city on Sunday, the minister said AP has been receiving good response to its IT policy and many IT companies have evinced interest to invest in the state in view of investor-friendly policies of the government.

Amtech to Exhibit at 29th European PV Solar Energy Conference and Exhibition
Source: The Energy Source; September 22, 2014

http://theenergysource.org/117000-amtech-to-exhibit-at-29th-european-pv-solar-energy-conference-and-exhibition-altenergymag-press-release

Amtech to Exhibit at 29th European PV Solar Energy Conference and Exhibition … AltEnergyMag (press release) TEMPE, Ariz., Sept. 21, 2014 — Amtech Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: ASYS), a global supplier of production and automation systems and related supplies for the manufacture of solar cells, semiconductors, and sapphire and silicon wafers, today announced tha.

Semiconductors Equities Update - RF Micro Devices, Skyworks Solutions, Fairchild Semiconductor Intl., Pixelworks, and Canadian Solar
Source: Canadian Solar Inc ; September 22, 2014

https://research.tdwaterhouse.ca/research/public/Stocks/NewsArticle/us/
CSIQ?documentKey=100-265p4388-1

On Friday, September 19, 2014, the NASDAQ Composite ended at 4,579.79, down 0.30%, the Dow Jones Industrial Average advanced 0.08%, to finish the day at 17,279.74, and the S&P 500 closed at 2,010.40, down 0.05%. The gains were broad based as six out of ten sectors ended the session in positive. The S&P 500 Information Technology Sector Index ended the day at 668.32, down 0.36%, while the index has advanced 6.63% in the previous three months. Investor-Edge has initiated coverage on the following equities: RF Micro Devices Inc. (NASDAQ:

In-Depth Study Report on Global Thin Film Solar Cell Industry
Source: azonano; September 23, 2014

http://www.azonano.com/news.aspx?newsID=31126

The Global Thin Film Solar Cell Industry Report 2014 is a professional and in-depth study on the current state of the global thin film solar cell industry.

The report provides a basic overview of the industry including definitions, classifications, applications and industry chain structure.The thin film solar cell market analysis is provided for the international markets including development trends, competitive landscape analysis, and key regions development status.

KYOCERA Joins Imec's Multi-Partner R&D Program
Source: azonano; September 23, 2014

http://www.azonano.com/news.aspx?newsID=31129

Belgian nanoelectronics research centre imec and Kyocera Corporation announced today that Kyocera, the Japanese high-tech electronics company and manufacturer of photovoltaic (PV) cells, modules and systems, has joined imec’s industrial affiliation program (IIAP) to advance next-generation crystalline silicon solar cells.

centrotherm photovoltaics : responds to renewed weakness in the photovoltaic sector
Source: 4-Traders ; September 23, 2014

http://www.4-traders.com/CENTROTHERM-PHOTOVOLTAICS-13705422/news/centrotherm-photovoltaics--responds-to-renewed-weakness-in-the-photovoltaic-sector-19085266/

Due to the recent market weakness in the photovoltaic industry centrotherm will continue its restructuring and modernization program. The technology and equipment provider for the photovoltaics and semiconductor industry consistently enlarges its product and service portfolio and invests in new process solutions, upgrades and service packages. With regard to the installed base of more than 50 production lines and more than 2,000 single equipment worldwide the expansion of the after sales business as well as improving service quality is an essential component of the modernization process.

KYOCERA Joins Imec's Industrial Affiliation Program on Advanced Silicon Solar Cell Technology
Source: finanzen; September 23, 2014

http://www.finanzen.at/nachrichten/aktien/KYOCERA-Joins-Imecs-Industrial-Affiliation-Program-on-Advanced-Silicon-Solar-Cell-Technology-1000297642

Belgian nanoelectronics research centre imec and Kyocera Corporation announced today that Kyocera, the Japanese high-tech electronics company and manufacturer of photovoltaic (PV) cells, modules and systems, has joined imec’s industrial affiliation program (IIAP) to advance next-generation crystalline silicon solar cells.

Meyer Burger awarded contract by Hanwha Q Cells for delivery of MB-PERC upgrade equipment and technology in Europe and Asia.
Source: noodls; September 23, 2014

http://www.noodls.com/viewNoodl/25177271/meyer-burger-technology-ag/meyer-burger-awarded-contract-by-hanwha-q-cells-for-delivery

Meyer Burger awarded contract by Hanwha Q Cells for delivery of MB-PERC upgrade equipment and technology in Europe and Asia.

Meyer Burger and its Group Member Roth & Rau AG have successfully concluded an important contract with Europe´s largest photovoltaics provider, Hanwha Q Cells, for the delivery of MB-PERC upgrade equipment to its production facilities in Germany and Malaysia. Delivery of the systems is planned for late 2014 and the first half of 2015.

TSMC Solar president reportedly to resign
Source: Tech investor news ; September 23, 2014

http://www.techinvestornews.com/Green/Solar-Energy/tsmc-solar-president-reportedly-to-resign

President Chao Ying-chen for TSMC Solar, a CIGS thin-film PV module maker wholly owned by Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC), reportedly will resign in October, according to PV industry sources in Taiwan. In response, TSMC declined to comment.

Deftronics 2014 Begins At Bangalore
Source: EFYTimes.com; September 23 , 2014

http://www.efytimes.com/e1/fullnews.asp?edid=148975

Hosted by India Electronics and Semiconductor Association, Deftronics 2014, is starting today in Bangalore, India. Deftronics 2014 is an international industry conference and exhibition. The main focus of the event is “Indian Electronic System Design and Manufacturing Ecosystem in Defense, Aerospace and Internal Security”.

DEFTRONICS 2014 kicks off with strong recommendations for the sector
Source: Technuter; September 24, 2014

http://www.technuter.com/breaking-news/deftronics-2014-kicks-off-with-strong-recommendations-for-the-sector.html

Bangalore, India, September 24, 2014: Deftronics 2014- two day conference & exhibition focused on the Defence, Internal Security & Aerospace industry kicked off today at BIEC. Notable speakers & participants included Dr. A. Sivathanu Pillai, Founder, BrahMos Aerospace, Mr. Gopichand Katragadda, CTO, TATA Group, Mr. Dhiraj Mathur, Executive Director, PwC & many more.

ARM's New Processor Could Usher in Feature-rich Robots, Appliances, Wearables
Source: MediaNama; September 24 , 2014

http://www.computerworld.in/news/arm%27s-new-processor-could-usher-in-feature-rich-robots%2C-appliances%2C-wearables

ARM hopes its latest Cortex M7 processor design will lead to more responsive robots, smart appliances and wearables.

The Cortex M7 CPU design, which will be licensed to chip makers, could also go into cars, medical devices and networking and storage devices. The faster and power-efficient M7 will allow device makers to pack more functionality and features into products, said Nandan Nayampally, vice president of marketing for the CPU group at ARM.

Tech Mahindra has partnered with the software and system house of the Bosch group, Bosch Software Innovations to create an Internet of Things (IoT) Ecosystem to help drive innovative solutions for connected applications and enterprises.
Source: MediaNama ; September 24, 2014

http://www.medianama.com/2014/09/223-tech-mahindra-bosch-software-innovations-to-set-up-an-internet-of-things-ecosystem/

Tech Mahindra has partnered with the software and system house of the Bosch group, Bosch Software Innovations to create an Internet of Things (IoT) Ecosystem to help drive innovative solutions for connected applications and enterprises.

NIKO SEMICONDUCTOR : Patent Issued for Secondary Side Synchronous Rectification Control Circuit and Switching Converter
Source: 4-traders ; September 25, 2014

http://www.4-traders.com/NIKO-SEMICONDUCTOR-COLT-6499118/news/NIKO-SEMICONDUCTOR--Patent-Issued-for-Secondary-Side-Synchronous-Rectification-Control-Circuit-and-19097777/

By a News Reporter-Staff News Editor at Electronics Newsweekly -- From Alexandria, Virginia, VerticalNews journalists report that a patent by the inventor Hsu, Ta-Ching (Taipei, TW), filed on April 30, 2012, was published online on September 16, 2014.

Cypress Semiconductor : Patent Issued for Memory Cell Array Latchup Prevention
Source: 4-traders.; September 25, 2014

http://www.4-traders.com/CYPRESS-SEMICONDUCTOR-COR-12244/news/Cypress-Semiconductor--Patent-Issued-for-Memory-Cell-Array-Latchup-Prevention-19097722/

Integrated circuit semiconductor devices using CMOS technology inherently contain parasitic bipolar pnp and npn transistors in the structure of p-channel metal oxide semiconductor (PMOS) and n-channel metal oxide semiconductor (NMOS) devices. For example, in a structure of a n-well CMOS circuit, a parasitic pnp bipolar transistor may be formed when a source/drain region of a PMOS device acts as an emitter, the n-well of the PMOS device acts as a base, and a p-type doped substrate acts as the collector.

Modi's Dream of India Manufacturing Must Tackle Nightmare of Red Tape
Source: Bloomberg; September 26, 2014

http://finance.yahoo.com/news/modi-manufacturing-dream-confronts-ending-065549395.html

Prime Minister Narendra Modi today called for foreign and domestic companies to help create a vibrant manufacturing sector in India, a narrative that helped him sweep to power. For businesses facing power shortages and a byzantine tax system, the follow-through can't come soon enough.

Intel investing in China mobile chipmakers: Sources
Source: ZEENEWS; September 26, 2014

http://zeenews.india.com/business/news/technology/intel-investing-in-china-mobile-chipmakers-sources_109018.html

Intel Corp is close to announcing an investment in Chinese-government affiliated mobile chipmakers Spreadtrum Communications and RDA Microelectronics, its latest move to catch up in a smartphone chip industry led by Qualcomm Inc, according to two sources with knowledge of the plan.

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