IESA WINWire Apr 04 - Apr 10, 2015
for Subscription click here  
10th Anniversary

STPI to Set Up Incubation Centres
Source: The Times of India; April 4, 2015

http://epaperbeta.timesofindia.com/Article.aspx?eid=31815&articlexml=STPI-to-Set-Up-Incubation-Centres-03042015016018

To accommodate the needs of early-stage entrepreneurs, the Software Technology Parks of India has decided to set up incubators spanning a total of 10 lakh square feet across the country. The foundation stone for this project was laid in Bengaluru by Ravi Shankar Prasad, the union minister for Communications and IT. The first facility in Bengaluru, with 1.25 lakh square feet, will house a datacenter and finishing school, with construction expected to begin this month. The Bengaluru project is estimated to cost Rs 60.4 crore. STPI was set up by the Ministry of Communications and Information Technology in 1991 with the objective of encouraging, promoting and boosting software exports from India. It has also set up a semiconductor testing lab at a cost of Rs 14 crore to help hardware-focused companies turn around products quickly. “The lab will enable the semiconductor companies to test their chips locally which reduces the product design cycle and operational costs radically,“ said a statement from STPI .

Apple Chooses Samsung to Make Chips for the Next IPhone
Source: Business Insider; April 4, 2015

http://www.businessinsider.in/Apple-chooses-Samsung-to-make-chips-for-the-next-iPhone/articleshow/46791063.cms

Samsung will make the chips for the next iPhone, reclaiming its place as Apple's favored chip supplier for its most important product, reports Bloomberg. Samsung reclaimed the spot from Taiwan Semiconductor, which made the chips for the last iPhone and iPad. Prior to that, Samsung had made the processors for all previous iPhones. Last November, the Korea Times report that Samsung would replace Taiwan Semi, but not until 2016. The win comes as Apple's iPhone sales continue to grow at the expense of Samsung's own high-end smartphones.

Samsung's phone business also faces pressure on the low end from inexpensive Chinese Android phones.

NOFN is of strategic importance: Rajiv Kapur
Source: Express Computer; April 4, 2015

http://computer.financialexpress.com/magazine/nofn-is-of-strategic-importance-rajiv-kapur/11164/

Recently Government of India has announced that it has completed the roll out of National Optical Fibre Network (NOFN) in 20000 village panchayats. Rajiv Kapur, Managing Director, Broadcom, India in an interview with Mohd Ujaley says, “Even though there is a change in government, both the UPA and NDA have been giving equal importance to the NOFN.”

What is your view of broadband adoption in India?

The broadband adoption has been quite slow in India. The number of broadband users is still very small when compared to the large size of our population But things are now speeding up, as the operators are adopting newer technologies and diverse strategies for reaching out to potential customers

Cable operators such as Hathaway are pushing fibre to the home as the preferred way of delivering broadband services. Broadband will get a big push once the National Optical Fibre Network (NOFN) project is completed.

LG and Samsung dominate global TV monitor market
Source: Arirang News; April 6, 2015

http://www.arirang.co.kr/News/News_View.asp?nseq=178328

LG Electronics and Samsung Electronics -- maintained their vice-like grip on the global TV monitor market last year.

Market research company I-D-C says the firms had a combined global sales volume of more than 99 percent of the market.

LG had 53 percent and Samsung 46.2 percent of the worldwide market in TV monitors, which double as TVs and computer screens.

The devices are popular with those living alone, and more households are buying TV monitors as their second televisions.

IDC also projects the market will further expand to six-and-a-half percent of overall screen purchases this year, up zero. seven percentage points from last year.

Taiwan has world's 2nd-largest fabless IC market share: study
Source China Post: The; April 6, 2015

http://www.chinapost.com.tw/taiwan-business/2015/04/06/432945/Taiwan-has.htm

Taiwan performed well in integrated circuit (IC) design in 2014, securing 18 percent of the world's fabless IC market share, ranking second behind the United States, according to semiconductor market research company IC Insights.

U.S. companies held the dominant share of fabless IC sales last year, although the share fell from 69 percent in 2010 to 63 percent, IC Insights said in the latest update to its 2015 McClean Report, an analysis and forecast for the IC industry.

The largest increase in fabless IC market share came from Chinese companies, which held a 9-percent share in 2014, compared to 5 percent in 2010, the report said.

South Korea and Japan were both weak in the fabless IC market, with each having less than 1-percent global share last year, IC Insights said.

TVS Electronics to tie up with mobile companies for wholesale distribution
Source: Business Standard; April 6, 2015

http://www.business-standard.com/article/companies/tvs-electronics-to-tie-up-with-mobile-companies-for-wholesale-distribution-115040600103_1.html

TVS Electronics will enter into agreements and business arrangements with mobile manufacturers or wholesale distributors, the company announced Monday.

In an announcement to the Bombay Stock Exchange, the company said the move is aimed at broad-basing its product business.

"While these services could enhance revenues substantially, the net margins on such activities are expected to be very thin. The Company believes that such opportunities provide good collateral business benefits for repair and warranty management services for these products in the medium to long term," it said in the announcement.

TVS Electronics a leader in the dot-matrix printer business. The company also provides warranty and repair management services to reputed brands in information technology, banking and mobile communications sectors.

Vinay Shenoy takes over as Chairman of electronics body’s new executive council
Source: The Hindu Business line; April 7, 2015

http://www.thehindubusinessline.com/features/smartbuy/vinay-shenoy-takes-over-as-chairman-of-electronics-bodys-new-executive-council/article
7078216.ece

India Electronics and Semiconductor Association (IESA), the premier industry body representing the Indian Electronic System Design & Manufacturing (ESDM) industry, today announced its new Executive Council (EC) for the year 2015-16. Vinay Shenoy, Vice President & Managing Director, Infineon Technologies India Pvt. Ltd. has taken over the role of Chairman for 2015-16. He was Vice Chairman for 2014-15. K. Krishnamoorthy, Managing Director, Rambus Chip Technologies (I) Pvt. Ltd., will be the new Vice Chairman of IESA and Santhanakrishnan Raman, Managing Director, LSI India R&D Pvt. Ltd., an Avago Technologies Company will serve as the Treasurer. Shenoy has more than two decades of experience in Semiconductor and Electronics Industries. He has been associated with the sector since its nascent stages. His experience spans Telecom, Digital Broadcasting and Consumer Electronics markets.

Expect large scale investment in electronics in FY'16: IESA
Source: The Economic Times; April 7, 2015

http://economictimes.indiatimes.com/industry/cons-products/electronics/expect-large-scale-investment-in-electronics-in-fy16-iesa/articleshow/46840745.cms

India can expect large scale investments in the electronics sector in 2015-16, India Electronics and Semiconductor Association said today.

"India's electronic sector has been undergoing tremendous transformation over the past few years. 2014 was a milestone year in terms of setting the right policy environment. 2015-16 will be key in translating those policy benefits into real action and bringing large scale investments," IESA's new Chairman Vinay Shenoy told PTI.

IESA is represents the Indian electronic system design and manufacturing industry. It has closely worked with government on framing policies for domestic electronics manufacturing ecosystem.

India Electronics and Semiconductor Association Announces Executive Council for 2015-2016
Source: The Economic Times; April 7, 2015

http://economictimes.indiatimes.com/industry/cons-products/electronics/india-electronics-and-semiconductor-association-announces-executive-council-for-2015-2016/articleshow/46837976.cms

India Electronics and Semiconductor Association, the industry body representing the Indian Electronic System Design & Manufacturing has announced its new Executive Council for the year 2015-16.

Vinay Shenoy, vice president and managing director at Infineon Technologies has taken over the role of Chairman for 2015-16. He was the Vice Chairman for 2014-15.

K. Krishnamoorthy, managing director at Rambus Chip Technologies would be the new Vice Chairman of IESA and Santhanakrishnan Raman, managing director at LSI India R&D will serve as the new Treasurer.

Shenoy has more than two decades of experience in Indian Semiconductor and Electronics Industries. He has been associated with the sector since its nascent stages. In the past, he has worked with Texas Instruments, NXP, Philips Electronics and SemIndia at senior levels.

AP raises incentives for electronic industry
Source: Business Standard; April 7, 2015

http://www.business-standard.com/article/economy-policy/ap-raises-incentives-for-electronic-industry-115040700874_1.html

With all the arrangements in place for the four electronic manufacturing clusters (EMC) in different locations of the state, the Andhra Pradesh government has decided to increase the financial incentives to the units in a bid to make a compelling case for the companies to set up shop here.

The government has issued orders offering 100 per cent tax reimbursement on VAT/CST for a period of 10 years, equivalent to the capital cost incurred by the company on its particular investment. Earlier, the reimbursement was limited to five years from the date of commencement of production.

In addition to this, the government has now decided to give a 10 per cent capital subsidy on the total investment up to a maximum of Rs 5 crore in place of a similar percentage of capital subsidy but only limited to the new capital equipment purchased for the unit.

Madhya Pradesh Gets A 'fab'-ulous Investment Policy
Source: EFYTimes.com; April 7, 2015

http://www.efytimes.com/e1/fullnews.asp?edid=164386

The Analogue Semiconductor Fabrication (fab) Investment Policy 2015, launched by the government of Madhya Pradesh, is another stepping stone in the path of making India a manufacturing hub. The policy aims at developing analogue semiconductor fabrication and micro and nano manufacturing technology as a vibrant industry for inclusive growth, creating employment opportunities for people across the state. The policy will stay in force up to December 2016 or till the announcement of the next policy.

Objectives
The policy aims to increase the flow of investments into Madhya Pradesh to make India and the state self-sufficient in electronics manufacturing. Along with promoting the establishment of fab units in the state, this move will help maximise direct and indirect employment generation opportunities for the youth in the state.

Vinay Shenoy selected Chairman and K. Krishnamoorthy Vice-Chairman of IESA
Source: The Data Driver; April 7, 2015

http://www.thedatadriver.com/2015/04/vinay-shenoy-selected-chairman-and-k.html

India Electronics and Semiconductor Association (IESA), the industry body representing the Indian Electronic System Design & Manufacturing (ESDM) industry today announced its new Executive Council (EC) for the year 2015-16.

Vinay Shenoy, Vice President & Managing Director, Infineon Technologies India Pvt. Ltd. has taken over the role of Chairman for 2015-16, he was the Vice Chairman for 2014-15. Mr. K. Krishnamoorthy, Managing Director, Rambus Chip Technologies (I) Pvt. Ltd., would be the new Vice Chairman of IESA and Mr. Santhanakrishnan Raman, Managing Director, LSI India R&D Pvt. Ltd., an Avago Technologies Company will serve as the new Treasurer.

Indian IT key to Apple's business
Source: Times of India; April 8, 2015

http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/tech/tech-news/Indian-IT-key-to-Apples-business/articleshow/46858016.cms

Apple is secretive about almost everything it does. And among its best kept secrets is the work it does with Indian IT vendors. The vendors themselves are sworn to secrecy through stringent non-disclosure agreements. And since Apple is invariably among their most valued clients, they don't disclose a word about their relationship with the Cupertino-based iPhone and iPad maker.

But some of the secrets are spilling out. TOI spoke to some research firms and industry sources to put together details of which vendor does what for the $200-billion US consumer electronics brand.

Four large Indian IT companies - TCS, Infosys, Wipro and Tech Mahindra - and a relatively small vendor Exilant are the primary vendors. The five together provide a host of services to Apple.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi's Europe Trip to Push 'Make In India'
Source: NDTV; April 8, 2015

http://www.ndtv.com/india-news/pms-europe-trip-to-push-make-in-india-753132

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will take his push to turn thriving India into a major manufacturing and investment hub to the eurozone's two biggest economies this week on his maiden visit to the continent. Mr Modi flies out Thursday to France, whose government is desperate to save a troubled $12 billion defence deal, before heading to Germany to inaugurate one of the world's biggest trade fairs. He will also visit Canada at the end of the three-nation trip, home to a large Indian diaspora. Mr Modi launched the "Make in India" campaign last year as the centrepiece of a project to rewrite the country's reputation as a tricky place to do business in, beset by bureaucracy, corruption and a stringent tax regime. The government has already relaxed rules for foreign investors, eager to create work for the millions who enter India's jobs market each year.

NASSCOM Elects BVR Mohan Reddy As Its New Chairman
Source: VARIndia; April 9, 2015

http://www.varindia.com/nasscom-elects-bvr-mohan-reddy-as-its-new-chairman/

National Association of Software and Services Companies (NASSCOM) has announced that the Executive Council has elected BVR Mohan Reddy, Founder & Executive Chairman, Cyient Ltd (formerly Infotech Enterprises), as the Chairman of NASSCOM for 2015-16. BVR Mohan Reddy has been a member of the NASSCOM’s Executive Council and will take on the new role from April 9, 2015. He succeeds R. Chandrasekaran, Executive Vice-Chairman, Cognizant India, who served as Chairman of NASSCOM for 2014-15. The Executive Council has also announced the election of CP Gurnani, CEO & MD of Tech Mahindra, as Vice-Chairman of NASSCOM for 2015-16. Speaking on the occasion, BVR Mohan Reddy, Chairman, NASSCOM, and Founder & Executive Chairman, Cyient Ltd, said, “It is truly a great honour to be the Chairman of NASSCOM. We are in the middle of exciting times with the IT industry gaining maturity, several technology disruptions, and the Government’s intent to deploy more IT for the betterment of society and economy. We have many opportunities and challenges ahead of us.

Compiled by IESA Research

research@iesaonline.org

The IESA WINWire is available on the IESA website, www.iesaonline.org. To receive IESA WINWire or be removed from our distribution list, email research@iesaonline.org  with "Subscribe" or "Unsubscribe” in the subject box.

**Disclaimer
All information provided in this document is of a general nature and is not provided with any warranty as to its suitability to the circumstances of each individual business. Readers and users are entirely and individually responsible for taking appropriate action with regard to the setting up of such services and for the consequences of such actions. As per Copyrights Act, 1957 (“Act”) : Publishing articles which contain extracts from other works and providing the source of such extracts will not be an act of infringement of copyrights.

Copyright © 2007, India Electronics & Semiconductor Association

 
 
 
 

India Electronics & Semiconductor Association
Head office: Unit G-02, Ground Floor, Prestige Terminus-II, 901 Civil Aviation Road, (Old HAL Airport Exit Road), Konena Agrahara,
Bangalore 560 017 | India.  Phone: +91 80 4147 3250 Facsimile: +91 80 4122 1866
New Delhi office: DBS Business Centre, First Floor World Trade Tower, Barakhamba Lane Connaught Place, New Delhi - 110 001 India
www.iesaonline.org