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IESA Events and Initiatives

4th Edition of Makeathon hosted in New Delhi
Date: December 14, 2018
India Electronics and Semiconductor Association (IESA), on December 14, 2018, announced the winners of IESA Nationwide Makeathon 2018 at Hotel Royal Plaza, New Delhi. Sanjay Prakash and Naveen Kumar from Wearberry Soft Solution India Pvt Ltd, Warangal were declared the winners and were awarded a cash prize of Rs. 1 lakh. First and Second Runners-Up were awarded cash prizes of Rs. 70,000 and Rs. 30,000, respectively. IESA Makeathon is an initiative aimed at promoting innovation in the Indian ESDM industry. As the name suggests, Makeathon is all about designing and creating products through various innovative techniques and approaches. In July 2018, IESA in collaboration with its partners like Mediatek and JUIncubator, rolled out a pan-India challenge inviting budding tech entrepreneurs from 5 different cities to develop products solving urban challenges in verticals like Smart Communications, Agri Tech, Water Management, Urban Traffic, Smart Cars / Vehicles, Robotics, Waste Management, Education, Surveillance / Security, Medical / Health, Smart Communications and Industry Challenges.

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Semiconductor Fabless Accelerator Lab (SFAL) Opened in Bengaluru
Date: December 24, 2018
Government of Karnataka in collaboration with Indian Electronics and Semiconductor Association (IESA) on Monday opened a Semiconductor Fabless Accelerator Lab (SFAL) in Bengaluru. Government plans for investment of Rs 21.5 crore for development of this lab and projects investment to around Rs 56 crore in upcoming five years to expand this facility. This lab will be a first-of-its-kind initiative in semiconductor space within the country. With this lab, IESA is bound to create a strong infrastructure support to incubate early-stage start-ups and accelerate the existing fabless SMEs by providing relevant expertise, access to funds, market and mentors.

On December 24, 2018, this lab launched by Shri K J George, Minister for Large & Medium Scale Industries, IT, BT and S&T Government of Karnataka with Shri Gaurav Gupta, IAS, Principal Secretary, IT, BT and S&T, Government of Karnataka along with IESA Chairman, IESA Executive Council Members and other industry leaders, at The Lalit, Bengaluru.

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IESA Says India’s Electronic Market will Reach $1 Trillion by 2028
Source: ElectronicsB2B; December 15, 2018

IESA hosts Nationwide Makeathon to Encourage Innovation in ESDM industry
Source: Business World; December 16, 2018

IESA Launches Lab in Bengaluru to Incubate Chip-designing Startups
Source: Electronics B2B; December 26, 2018

IESA Members in News

India to create innovative AI models for the world in 2019: IBM executive
Source:; December 14, 2018

Avnet Inc. Acquires AI Company Softweb Solutions
Source: Electronics B2B; December 22, 2018

NXP Semiconductors (NXPI) Research Coverage Started at Piper Jaffray Companies
Source: Dailypolitical; December 23, 2018

STMicroelectronics Adds User-Interface Design Software to Free Development Ecosystem for STM32
Source: Electronics Media; December 26, 2018

Keysight Technologies, MediaTek to accelerate end-to-end performance validation of 5G multimode devices
Source: Financial News; December 26, 2018

Saankhya Labs launches first ‘Made in India’ chipset
Source: The Hindu Business Line; December 27, 2018

ESDM Coverage

DRDO promoting indigenous development of defence tech, systems
Source: Times of India; December 16, 2018

Ericsson establishes a Global Artificial Intelligence Accelerator (GAIA) in India
Source: Techphlie; December 17, 2018

COAI Partners with WTCIS to Set Up Centre of Excellence in Noida
Source: Electronics B2B; December 18, 2018

Tech Trends for Automotive Electronics in 2019
Source: Bis Infotech; December 18, 2018

The Future of Electronics is Light: Decoding how Photonics is shaping the Global Electronics Industry
Source: Eletimes; December 18, 2018

4G, 5G networks will co-exist: Cisco’s Sanjay Kaul
Source: ET Telecom; December 19, 2018

Airtel, Ericsson conduct India's first LAA trial in live network
Source: HTDS; December 21, 2018

Building India’s Unicorn: Fundamental Rooted in Hardware
Source: Siliconindiamagazine; December 21, 2018

BHEL Likely to Tie Up with US Company to Make EV Batteries
Source: Electronics B2B; December 22, 2018

Govt may ease spectrum trading rules to ease stress
Source: ETtech; December 22, 2018

New AI system for smartphones scans videos and detects age, gender of people
Source: ET Telecom; December 26, 2018

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