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Intel Fellow Justin Rattner said software delivery has reached an inflection point and developers of packaged applications are becoming an endangered species.
The rising cost of compensation for India's engineering workforce could deter companies from setting up more design centers in the country over the next two years, says a study.
With the first batch of chips from SemIndia Inc.'s fab in Hyderabad scheduled to come off the production line in less than a year, the facility has already procured an order worth about $400 million, according to a report by Cybermedia News.
A new venture offering analog and mixed-signal design and layout services has been launched by Vivek Pawar, an industry veteran who was most recently at Texas Instruments India for 15 years. Christened Sankalp Semiconductor, the firm plans to provide methodology and automation-oriented high-end services and solutions in these areas.
Few of India's VLSI design firms work on end-to-end projects. The cost-based strategy leads to a lower value-add, according to a report by Frost & Sullivan.
Wipro, one of India's largest technology services companies, has extended its portfolio of IC design services include post-GDS services to both fabless semiconductor companies and IDMs.
EDA market leader Cadence Design Systems sees a big opportunity in the growth areas of emerging countries.
Because the technology is so key going forward, Intel may set up labs in some of the software firms in India to teach programmers about it, one Intel executive says.
The establishment of several new board design centers and the prospect of new Indian government incentives for volume manufacturing could spur an Indian board industry.
The Telecom Regulatory Authority of India has recommended that spectrum for 3G services be auctioned, ending speculation that it may be given away free. The base price for regional licenses is $17 million maximum and lower for regions expecting less business.
India's Department of Telecom has short-listed four frequency bands to allocate spectrum for WiMax services. The frequencies include 2.5 to 2.69 GHz, 3.4 to 3.6 GHz, 2.3 to 2.4 GHz, and 700 MHz.
Design starts in India are growing in both number and complexity, according to a study by the India Semiconductor Association.
Dell will invest $60 million in the plant, located in the southern part of the country, and employ over 1,000 people.
IC assembly and tester SPEL Semiconductor has opened a $5 million leadless molded package facility as part of a $250 million expansion plan.
Researchers from the Indian Institute of Technology in Chennai and Intel's validation and test solutions center in Austin have teamed up to unveil a unified framework for generating functional tests for processors at the recent VLSI Design and Test 2006 conference in Goa in western India.
Their new company, CanvasM, will implement end-user applications and content services based on Motorola's Global Applications Management Architecture.
The analog to digital project will be done in phases and cost over a billion dollars, according to initial estimates.
Moser Baer India Ltd., a manufacturer of compact disks and other optical media based in New Delhi, has started shipping HD DVD-R (recordable), to original equipment manufacturers globally.
The Ministry of Information Technology has amended its IP rights program to curtail patent infringement and adhere to international trade rules on intellectual property.
Six years after the Semiconductor Integrated Circuits Layout-Design Act of 2000, India is nearing completion of a registry to accept IC design and layout applications.
Motorola plans to set up a plant in India to manufacture both mobile devices and network infrastructure equipment, according to a Reuters report from Singapore.
India’s Dept. of Telecommunications (DoT) has asked the privately-owned wireless proposed data services based on EVDO (evolution data optimized) technology to delay rollout until the government comes out with its policy for third-generation (3G) services.
Electronic design and manufacturing services company TES Electronic Solutions said it would invest $5 to $10 million to expand its Bangalore center, acquired last year.
Microsoft programs for startups in that country include areas like idea validation, product building, product planning and architecture, and managing a product company.
The company's "Community PC" is meant to stand up to the tough weather conditions--heat, dust, and humidity--that often trash conventional systems.
India, with its huge consumer population and intellectual capacity, is shaping up as a burgeoning market for semiconductors, according to the head of Texas Instruments.
As many as 10 suppliers to Nokia Corp. will establish operations near the southern Indian city of Chennai.
Apple Computer will set up a large technical support center in Bangalore, with plans to hire up to 3,000 staff by the end of 2007. This will be the company’s first such center outside its Cupertino headquarters, according to a report in The Times of India.
President George Bush’s visit to India has yielded a range of bilateral partnerships in technology, aerospace and intellectual property.
The Indian government will soon announce a policy that will enable it to take equity in and help boost the manufacture of high-technology products such as semiconductors, wafers, storage devices, and plasma and LCD panels.
India is looking to encourage electronics manufacturing locally, especially semiconductors, displays, hard-disk drives and DVDs, while continuing talks with Intel, which plans to establish a test facility.
Among other things, Microsoft Research, the software giant’s applied and basic research arm, unveiled a prototype of a multi-lingual and interactive digital map of the country.
Semiconductor supplier Intel Corp. has revived its earlier plan to set up a $700 million wafer testing facility in the country, but has asked for additional incentives to do so, according to a report in the Business Standard from New Delhi.
Starting work in June 2004 about 500 technical staff based at Intel’s Bangalore office designed parts of Intel’s Centrino Duo processor, formerly known as Yonah. The processor is Intel’s dual-core processor designed for implementation in 65-nanometer manufacturing process.
India will have its first semiconductor assembly-test-mark-pack (ATMP) plant later this year, as the initial part of SemIndia’s plans to have a complete semiconductor manufacturing facility in India.
The new science of electron spin promises innovations including instantly bootable computers.
The city of Bangalore, which houses over a thousand hardware and software development firms, is said to be on the radar map for terrorists, experts said.
A professor was killed and three others were wounded at a science conference in India by a gunman with possible ties to a terrorist group.
Dexcel Electronics, a five-year old design services house based here, has developed a reference design for portable electronic terminals powered by Intel's X-Scale processors.
QualCore Logic Inc.'s design center in India plans to add embedded software and driver development services to the organization. The Indian unit also said that it plans to increase staffing from 200 to 300 employees during the coming year.
A number of trends are converging, the Everest Group says, including the coming of age of Indian suppliers and the shrinking of contract size and duration.
Sanra Software says it has breakthrough antivirus technology based on the intention of malicious codes, which protects PCs from not only known viruses but also from unknown malicious codes and hackers.
The Telecom Regulatory Authority of India issued its draft recommendations for India's transition to IPv6, calling for a expanded testing of new network technologies.
India's Wipro is set to acquire the privately-owned Austrian chip design services company NewLogic for about $56 million, the largest-ever acquisition by an Indian company in the semiconductor arena.
Speaking in New Delhi on Wednesday, Microsoft chairman Bill Gates said the company’s expansion in India would be limited only by the ability to hire engineering talent and put management structures in place.
Swedish telecom firm will invest hundreds of millions of dollars in India, for research and development, manufacturing and distribution.
The funds will be used to target research and development, sales and startups, with $100 million going toward new Indian ventures.
Despite government efforts, computers and broadband access remain expensive here--and Microsoft aims to change that.
The goal is to help convert basic research and development into new ventures.
Inexpensive, GSM-based mobile handsets using Infineon Technologies' chip platform will hit the market next year, the company says.
The exact amount of India's stake in Europe's satellite positioning system wasn't revealed.
The number is up significantly from January's list of just 6,500 would-be domain holders.
In a sign that outsourcing is increasingly including software development, Persistent Systems has announced massive hiring plans.
Motorola Inc. plans to add 1,000 more employees to its R&D efforts in India and vowed to become a more aggressive player in the cellular-phone market in that nation.
Acting as an extension of IBM's India Research Lab (IRL) in New Delhi, the new lab will be staffed with experts distributed computing, software engineering and knowledge management.
Indian developers gearing up to take on established international players could eventually surpass them, according to a study by Katzenbach Partners LLC of New York. Among the companies it claimed might be left in the dust are EDS, Computer Sciences Corp., Capgemini, Unisys, Perot Systems, Accenture and BearingPoint.
Fearing cyberwarfare and the exposure of its strategic network, the Indian government has pulled the plug on a planned expansion into India by a Chinese telecom company.
Currently the company employs 1,500 engineers in the country, but the CEO won’t yet specify how much that number may increase.
India's software and service exports for the most recent year grossed 34% higher than the previous year.
Bangalore is infamous for its crumbling infrastructure, but so far it has retained its reputation as the outsourcing capital of the world for software development.
India and China could benefit each other's technology industries through cooperation, China's prime minister said during a visit to India.
Intel Corp. will locate a production facility in the southern Indian city of Chennai, according to a news reports.
Wipro's annual collaborative engineering customer event reveals that the top reasons for outsourcing are to reduce product development costs and time-to-market, and to cut research and development costs.
India's Ministry for Human Resource Development is considering upgrading top technology schools to the level of the Indian Institute of Technology.
Less than a week after Wipro Technologies received a bomb threat which turned out to be a hoax, another Bangalore-based software firm, Infosys Technologies, received a bomb threat around midnight on Monday (March 14).
Despite its emergence as a technology powerhouse, China's software industry remains years behind Asian rival India, according to a new report.
Potential rivals for the world's software outsourcing business, India and China, are taking steps to increase the level of mutual business activity in this industry.
Even for a country accustomed to human tragedy, the tsunami that hit the south Indian coast on Dec. 26 was an incomprehensibly hellish blow.