Electronics Today
  May 2013


Michel Combes is new Alcatel-Lucent CEO
Manoj Chugh is global business development head of Mahindra Satyam Vineet Taneja is new head of Samsung India's mobile business Puneet Chandra is Wipro's CMO, IT business

Breakthrough architecture for quantum computers proposed
Fantastic flash memory combines graphene and molybdenite
New distance record for 0 Gb/s data transmission
Hurdle overcome in development of terahertz lasers
Single-photon emitter for quantum cryptography
Device keeps human liver alive outside body
3-D printer can build synthetic tissues
Frog-like robot will help surgeons
Interactive electronic fabrics created
Optical communications - new power efficiency record
New microbatteries the most powerful yet

Importance of safety in appliances and gadgets

Biological transistor enables computing within living cells
Quantum computers counting on carbon nanotubes
A giant step toward miniaturisation 
NIST microscope measures nanomagnet property vital to 'spintronics' Gesture recognition and touchless sensing markets to grow at 35% Cloud-computing platform for robots launched 
Robot hands gain a gentler touch 
PuPutting HiFi into cochlear implants
China to extend its indigenoue GPS system to civilian use

Haptic chips technology and applications

Govt mandates 30% local sourcing for electronic security products Global tablet PCs, smartphones sales to grow 9% in 13: Gartner
Govt committed to promote electronics manufacturing in India
India's semiconductor consumption to touch $9.6 bn this year: Survey

AP Coop bank chooses Polaris' banking solution
Samsung takes more smartphone market share from Apple
Microsoft gets upper hand in first Google patent trial
Peratech working on new ink formulations with CPI
NIIT bags Rs 344 crore contract with Airport Authority
HP continues dominance in HCP market: IDC
LG eyes India as hub for sub-Rs k LEDs
Huawei expects moderate growth in India revenues
Microsoft working on '7-inch Surface tablet'
HCL Infosystems wins laptop order from Chhattisgarh government
  APRIL 2013
MasterCard appoints Ari Sarker as India Country Head
Sanjay Warke is new Country Head, Toshiba
AlokBharadwaj is Canon's new executive
ISRO appoints new directors at three ISRO centres

Supercomputer that performs record simulation developed
Smallest vibration sensor in the quantum world
Multicolour LEDs without heavy metals developed
Smallest vibration sensor in the quantum world
New 2-D material for next generation high-speed electronics
Research paves way for thin-sheet plastic displays or wearable electronics
Eco-friendly production of edge-functionalised graphenenanoplatelets Scientists combine graphene & molybdenite into flash memory Deconstructed nanosensors light the way forward
Taking transistors into a new dimension
Ultra-small devices for energy-efficient electronics
New microscope measures nanomagnet property vital to 'spintronics'

First implantable device for retinal prosthesis eye developed

Improved ultrasound imaging coming soon
NASA's first laser communication system integrated, ready for launch Novel wireless implantable brain sensor developed
China's space station will be energy-efficient
India test fires submarine-launched version of BrahMos
Quantum refrigerator offers extreme cooling and convenience
Microscale Medical Sensors inserted under skin powered wirelessly by external handheld receiver
Microelectronics: a tougher seal for rugged environments Smart robot that can learn languages

IBM develops silicon chips that can replicate brain chips

Overall, Union Budget 13 disappoints electronics hardware industry India to emerge as the EMS hub in the Asian Subcontinent, says F&S

Apple to release updated phone this summer
Airtel, Nokia team up to offer VAS in Africa
Govt targets Rs lakh cr IT exports 2
HCL Infosystems launches tablet in Turkey
Apple patents iPhone with wraparound display (continued from previous page)

Nokia gets interim stay against Rs 2,000 crore I-T demand
Micromax wants deal with Ericsson
NEC in talks to sell mobile phone unit to Lenovo
Ericsson in talks to buy Microsoft's TV software unit: Report
HCL Infosystems ties up with Astra Global
Delta unveils its latest line of display solutions
Ericsson and Airtel sign IN deal for prepaid users
Premier Farnell signs international franchise with Coilcraft
ST- Ericsson to shut mobile chip unit
Nokia India revenues dip 23% in 12
Electronics imports up 30% in FY 12
Sony aims to triple mobile sales in India
Motorola Mobility not shutting operations in India
Samsung loses latest Apple patent suit in UK
HP tops PC sales in India, says IDC

Govt encouraging chemicals and materials market in photovoltaics
US Exim Bank provides $9 m loan for export of solar panels
70% of solar projects are still using imported modules
MNRE extends Rs.301- crore subsidies to off-grid solar plants
Pson India KSK Energy Ventures and MiaSole Announce Commissioning Panasonic India launches solar Internet
Bosch decides to close photovoltaics activities
India to install 1300-00 MW solar power in 13
PEDA invites private developers to set up solar plants
UP issues tender for 0 MW-AC of new PV projects

New fabrication technique for solar energy systems developed
Trees used to create recyclable, efficient solar cell
New material promises better solar cells
Nanowire solar cells raise efficiency limit
New spectroscopy method could lead to better LEDs and solar cells Three floating solar energy islands under construction in Switzerland

IPC's revised BGA guideline features expanded focus on mechanical reliability
Renesas announces two new photocouplers
Programmable high-speed hall effect sensor
Freescale partners with IAR to reach new performance high
Microchip launches world's first analog-based power management controller with integrated MCU
SmartKem launches ink evaluation kit for 'flexible' thin film transistors Molex capacitive fluid-level sensors feature advanced software
Microsemi introduces SmartFusion®2 SoC FPGA starter kits to speed product-development efforts
Atmel introduces new family of Cortex™-A5 processor-based MPUs Mouser introduces enhanced new RF wireless technology site

India Post to start mobile money order service
Mobile handset sales register .8% growth
Govt. targets to register 60 croreAadhaar number by -end
Eye tracking and gesture will control future mobile devices
RInfra launches online toll recharge
Now Aadhaar enrolment counters at hospitals
PIL seeks changes in smart card based RC book
Next round of smartphones to incorporate biometrics
National award for RSBY implementation goes to UP

Smartcards / Biometrics Briefings
Chennai MDA to install biometric attendance system
Sabeer Bhatia unveils Jaxtr SIM for international travellers
Teachers body files objection to biometric workforce management in Karnataka
11 lakh so far benefited from the DBT scheme
Panasonic to launch smart TVs with facial recognition
UIDAI links banks with Aadhaar portal
PDS card digitisation in Odisha from April
Gemalto sees further surge in sales
NPR Project launched in J&K
Tiger IT Bangladesh wins Bhutan's AFIS project
New voter Id card to resemble various Smart Cards
Smart cards for pensioners in Pakistan
Apple to release updated phone this summer

Smart Products
Cross Match unveils mobile essentials SDK for smartphone platforms BioEnable unveils next-gen biometric ID kiosks
Identive smart card reader certified for use with Apple devices

RFID Briefing
Renuka Sugars deploys RFID formanpower optimisation
International RFID Institute formed to promote RFID
Larsen & Toubro deploys RFID vehicle tracking
Disney converts its annual pass programme to RFID
Zebra Technologies delivers 1 Milth RTLS tag
UL offers MIFARE functional certification for smart cards and mobile devices

RFID Products
GAO RFID expands 900 MHz RFID reader portfolio
HID Global adds the SlimFlex Laundry Tag to its RFID portfolio
Russian chip maker's challenge for Western manufacturers
PCB service with free embedded UHF RFID offered by Murata and Beta Layout
  March 2013

Samsung India appoints Elkana as CMO
PratipBanerji is Director of Sales at CA Technologies
Rajesh Gopinathan is new CFO of TCS
Ravi Khandelwal new Director — Finance , ITI

Flexible transistors open way for renewable printed electronics Nanomaterials key to developing stronger artificial hearts
Quantum communication: each photon counts
Nanotubes on a chip may simplify optical power measurements
Organic ferroelectric molecule shows promise for memory chips, sensors
Self-assembling silica microwires may herald new-gen integrated optical devices
Innovative sensor technology for efficient and portable gas detection devices
Scientists create breakthrough material for soft electronics
Nanoparticle leads to world record for battery storage
Researchers create method for more sensitive electrochemical sensors New classes of magnetoelectric materials promise advances in computing technology

Researchers create world's first bionic man

Researchers develop strong and cheap lithium-ion battery
Artificial ear using 3-D printing and injectable moulds
Scientists develop multicolour LEDs without heavy metals
Apple files patent for solar-powered iPhone
PSLV-C successfully launches 7 satellites
India's mission to Mars in 13
Nokia begins work on graphene, world's strongest material
Possible link between electronic billboards and highway crashes
Chip to allow smartphones to see through objects
A paper-thin tablet that can be twisted

3D chips: The next electronics revolution

Smartphones, tablets help researchers improve storm forecasts

Indian software exports to grow by 12-14% during next fiscal
IESA recommendations to grow ESDM and semiconductor industry Indian manufacturers to spend Rs. 4 bn on IT in 13 (continued from previous page)

Samsung to sell Rex Smartphones with 'made in India's tag
EPFO puts on hold decision to make Aadhaar must for new accounts E.I.S. Electronics India commences production
CDAC unveils its fastest supercomputer
Smart Edge unveils MyShopMate, India's first mobile application for mall shoppers
Telerik launches free mobile safety app for women
Fujitsu, Panasonic to form fabless chip firm
NI partners with USAID's PEER science programme Polaris expands its presence in New Zealand
HCL enters into global alliance with Hybris
ISA renamed as IESA
Electronics, system design market to reach $94.2 bn by 2015
Tata Elxsi's new offerings for defence, public safety

India rebuffs U.S. solar complaint in WTO
Rooftop solar panels to power Delhi government buildings
Anantapur Municipality is first to set up 5MW solar plant
AEG Power bags MW solar power plant order
Bihar plans solar power with pisciculture
Indo-French JV for solar power plant on water body
Madhya Pradesh to set up India's biggest solar power plant
UP cabinet approves first-ever solar energy policy
Azure Power starts operating 35-MW solar plant
Dr. Farooq inaugurates solar rooftop plant scheme in Kerala
Daimler India sets up solar power plant to meet solor purchase obligation UP to develop Agra as 'solar city'
Lanco Solar wins IESA Technovation award
Finolex to set up solar power plant near Pune
AP opens 1 GW tender for PV, CSP projects

New world record of efficiency for thin film silicon solar cells
Geometric pattern maximises time light is trapped
What if umbrellas could generate solar power?

New 60V LED drivers from Infineon improve efficiency
New Ericsson advanced bus converter ideal for network-attached-storage apps
Microsemi expands silicon carbide power module product family
New flexible XMOS fieldbus solutions bring multicore to industrial markets
TI introduces MSP0F1x/F2x microcontroller family
Mouser provides new low-power bidirectional iIsolators from TI
Pickering interfaces expands its PXI solid state MUX solutions
Avago unveils new generation of smart gate drive optocoupler
NI announces PXIe- digitizer and updates LabVIEW Livingston introduces customised RF test kits

Don't send NPR into deep freezer - there is no conflict between Aadhaar and NPR
Goa to issue smart card based ration cards
Pilot project for providing smart cards in schools in Tamil Nadu
Smart Chip, Syscom get ISO certification
ABI research predicts 2.1 billion contactless credentials to ship
STOA, Sesa Boa Essen RFID successfully deploy RFID based vehicle tracking solution
Developing countries evince interest in emulating India's smart card experience
Diebold unveils world’s first smart ATM
Global markets for biometrics and biometrics readers growing
New biometrics system based on the sound of heartbeat
SIMalliance issues UICC device guidelines
PCI Council releases guidelines for cloud compliance
Samsung, Visa team up for mobile payments
Mobile payment market to reach 400 million users by 2016
ndia to start biometric identity database for foreign visitors

Smartcards / Biometrics Briefings
Biometric system exposes scams in Karnataka hostels
Biometric attendance systems being introduced at 450 primary schools in Ahmedabad
Symantec and G&D to partner on protected security apps for smartphones and tablets
Consortium to maintain EU visa info and biometric matching systems Morpho signs agreement with the State Bank of India
Nadra in Pakistan installs IBMS at all airports
SPS and Infineon sign cross-licensing agreement
Samsung bags Hyderabad metro fare collection contract
Cubic Board announces changes to its management team
Biometric certificates to help track Ayurveda, Unani quacks
MHADA to go biometrics for allotments of houses through lottery

Smart Products
SupremaBioMini Plus fingerprint scanner receives final STQC certification
MinuteHound time clock calculator
DigitalPersona fingerprint readers receive STQC certification

RFID Briefing
Dogs in England to be microchipped by2016
British invention keeps the postman in check using
RFIDparcel sensors Confidex achieves OCS certification for its RFIDWindshield label Honeywell taps
TegoView for RFID parts tagging program
Research : RFID safe for use around biologics

RFID Products
Identive unveils radiation-resistant RFID labels for trackingmedical components
Smartrac revamps its PVC pre-laminates in UHF frequency range
Traka RFID-enabled iPad lockers saves teachers and IT staff
Micropress test tool meets EMVCo specs
Matica System reveals new SmartSupply ribbon solution
  Feb 2013

Applied Materials appoints new Chief of EES and Display
Vanitha Narayanan is new Managing Director of IBM India
Atmel appoints Richard Lin as VP, Sales for APAC and Japan
AMD names new Chief financial officer

Breakthrough in augmented reality contact lens
Researchers demo record-setting P-type transistor
New carbon nanotech fibre conducts heat
Biochip uses tiny whirlpools to corral microbes
UAV lightweight sensor supports development
Grapheneplasmonics detect drugs or toxins
Scientists mimic fireflies to make brighter LEDs
Simulation that emulates electronic topological insulators
Producing AC voltages by manipulating magnetic fields
New insight into graphene grain boundaries

Computers to have all human senses

New implant replaces impaired middle ear

Flexible electronics - development and applications

World's most complex 2-D laser beam steering array demonstrated Nasa beams Mona Lisa to the moon using lasers
China aiming at greater market share for its own version of ‘‘GPS’’ service
China adds million internet users during 2012
IBM maintains its dominance among U.S. patent recipients
Samsung unveils prototype of flexible phone at CES
DARPA and SRC join hands in funding $ 194 mn chip for research at 'versities
Driverless car concept gains traction at CES
New material invented for warm white LED lights
A material that most liquids won't wet
Korean researchers develop flexible battery
China heads in graphene patents filing list
Turning smartphones into secure and versatile keys

HCL Infosystems to spin off 3 separate units
Forced by weak demand Apple cuts LCD panel orders for iPhone 5 NASSCOM-NIIT signsMoU for three years
Panasonic India wins National Conservation Energy Awards 2012
Atmel wins 2013 CES Innovations Award for XSense flexible touch sensor
AD named among world's 0 most innovative companies for second year Google drops key patent claims against Microsoft
BEL Q3 profit soars 13% to Rs 197.6 cr
Sony makes India fourth largest market
New Hitachi Hi-Rel manufacturing facility in Gujarat
LG Electronics India aims at 20% revenue growth in 2013 (continued from previous page)

Shan Solar plans ambitious solar energy initiatives
Welspun commissions 15 MW solar plant in Rajasthan
Swelect Energy acquires % in HHV Solar
Consul acquires Megatech Power
Heliatek sets world record for organic solar cell efficiency of 12%
THDCL plans to enter into solar energy, investment Rs. 800-cr
Juwi plans solar projects in Japan, Thailand & India
TN to produce % of the Indian solar energy by 2015
India to make world's largest solar telescope
French company Fonroche partners with Mahindras for PV project
Solar power to illuminate parks in Madurai
Bosch to enter renewable energy market
India Solar Energy Corp to promote rooftop plants
Solar energy for water supply in remote villages in Chhattisgarh
Airtel installs 0 kw solar plant to power centre in Lucknow

Nanowires fuel breakthrough for solar energy
Multi-junction solar cell to break efficiency barrier
Nanotech fibre acts like textile and conducts electricity & heat
New device that tosses out unusable PV wafers while in process
U.S. Army instals the largest low-concentration solar PV system in the world
Indo-Japanese research boosts solar cell efficiency

ST leverages cable know-how to support next-gen multimedia and Internet services
WonderMedia unveils dual core PRIZM WM8980 platform with Android 4.2 support
Analog Devices launches university Program in India
Microchip's new GestIC technology enables mobile-friendly 3D gesture interfaces
ON Semiconductor expands its high performance industrial IC offerings Avago Technologies unveils new active optical cable family
New active light sensor interface IC from Melexis

Indigenous smart card manufacture needs industry-friendly policies Fisheries department begins distributing biometric ID cards to fishermen Finance ministry asks banks to install biometric ATMs
Biometric smart cards for prisoners in India
High security number plates for commercial vehicles in Surat
Infineon unveils 'Coil on Module' Chip Package
Diebold unveils ATM that allows cardless transactions with handsets Smart card driving licence in UP now available online
Railway board extends deadline to phase out CVMs
NFC Forum launches 5 SIGs to support NFC market implementations UnionPay to beef up worldwide networks
Expert panel on HR policy for e-governance presents its report
RCOM partners with Lenovo to launch GSM-CDMA Smartphones Apple's new patent reveals its future wireless charging system
LG unveils NFC-enabled smart home appliances

Smart Briefings
Soon, smart card solutions for health insurance
Yalamanchili joins Visa's saral money programme
TSYS joins Visa's saral money initiative
Rajasthan Roadways introduces pre-paid smart ticketing
Aadhaar cards for Karnataka school children in this academic year Finance ministry plans fingerprint-based ATMs
Chattisgarh and Kerala using RSBY cards for PDS
EPFO to use Aadhar card for new subscribers
Trade unions oppose EPFO decision to use
Aadhaar Aadhaar card mandatory for accessing Delhi govt services

Smart Products
Ezetap Mobile Solution gets RBI's approval
AssaAbloy launches smart reader for faster hospital care
Evolis partners with Viscount to develops visitor management solution

RFID Briefing
Quake finalizes acquisition of ODIN Technologies
Marks & Spencer expands RFID program with Avery Dennison
RFID reminds tennis fans to drink responsibly
RFID for access control at construction sites
Disney's MagicBand, an all-in-one solution for park guests
Confidex achieves OCS certification for 6C RFIDWindshield label

RFID Products
NXP unveils new NFC tag chips for new apps
ODIN launches RFID-enabled iPad solution for asset inspection
SATO update adds self serialization functionality to RFID printers Identive launches new NFC developer kits
  January 2013
Ocean Optics appoints Hemchandra Sane as India sales manager PayPal appoints Lawrence Chan as vice president APAC and GM, Southeast Asia & India
GSMA re-elects Franco Bernabe as its chairman
Suresh Vaswani appointed as Dell president

Cell-sorting chip to lead to cell phone-sized medical labs 'carbomorph', enables 3-D printing of personal electronics
Radar squeezed in to low-cost fingernail-size
Materials for next-gen transparent conductors
Enabling disabled manoeuvre computer cursors with thoughts
New method doubles wireless networks efficiency
Human eye inspires more natural lens design
New '4-D' transistor is preview of future computers
Production of batteries made cheaper and safer
Thinning of semiconductor wafers process
Indium-free organic light-emitting diodes developed
How 'transparent' is graphene as coating material?

TECHMARCH LCD-based Contact Lens Display

Optical communications make data centres more efficient, more powerful
A tiny hearing aid to wear on your back teeth
New device enables heartbeat to power pacemaker
Indian inventor wins cash to develop Braille phone
Sensor detects explosives on sea floor
PolyU's breakthrough in advancing next-gen hi-speed optical communication networks
China preparing to grow vegetables on Mars
Specs that can prevent jet lag, cure insomnia
Hitachi to cease production of chips by
NASA and European Space Agency test 'interplanetary Internet'
A paper-thin nano-material stops bullets
Return trip to Moon offered for at less than $2 billion!
Wearable camera records every minute of your life
Challenge for chip designers of future
EU parliament votes against ITU's control over internet

Technological advances and challenges in telecommunications sector

GSMA calls for more women in mobile communications industry
By 2017 one in seven mobile subscribers will be VoIP user
Researchers from India and Australia use mobile tech to tackle diseases and malnutrition
F&S report on emerging LED lighting market in India

M2M market to reach 400 million units by
ST named a Thomson Reuters 12 Top 0 Global Innovator
Air India flies high with Ramco Aviation
Capgemini sets up mobile testing centre
Hi-Tech Solutions unveils eTouch Pen
Renesas announces its share structure
Naya Ventures launches new Rs.2 Cr Fund
HCL Info to distribute Toshiba e-STUDIO
Daily launches accessories for iPad, iPod
Microsoft Innovation Centres to boost student tech expertise
Scoot airlines adopts cloud-based data link service
HID Dell partner for healthcare solutions
Wipro wins the 12 global MAKE award
Microsoft launches YouthSpark in India
Bramasol to expand partnership with SAP in India
Plessey unveils hand-held ECG monitor
e-health Access unveils the virtual medical kiosk launched
Robots Alive unveils robot powered by smart devices

Searching for cheap material, researchers develop transparent solar panels Tiny structure gives big boost to solar power 49

No violation of guidelines under Solar Mission, says Abdullah
100-MW solar energy park to come up in TN
Mahanadi Coalfields plans to set up polysilicon plant in Odisha
Solar energy research institute launched
Further Chinese investment in domestic PV demonstration projects BHEL to invest Rs 2,000 crore for solar equipment making plant
Punjab government makes mandatory solar panels on all buildings
Tamil Nadu opens bids for 1GW of solar power
Solar power powers five railway stations in MP
New norms for funding solar projects

NI unveils six new C series modules
Fairchild high-voltage cost-effective MOSFETs
Zebronics introduces powerful tower speakers
EEPROM-Configurable IC enables easier development of TPMS modules IAR Systems development tools offering for smallest ARM cores
AVX unveils a new ultra-miniature chip capacitor series
Mouser stocks NXP LPC800 LPCXpresso board
C&K unveils new latching pushbutton NP series switch
FCI's AirMax VSR cable assembly features innovative shield-less design VIA Labs announces two new USB 3.0 host controllers

ndia launches Aadhaar-linked direct cash subsidies transfer programme India emerging as world's fastest growing smart card market — RNCOS India to soon start issuing e-passports to citizens
PIL challenges AADHAAR's legality in SC 24
Visa launches new payment service in India linking with UID
Toshiba, Hanrim partnership Delhi Metro to honour 200 top smart card users on its 10th Anniversary
Electronic toll collection system along NH2 from 2014
G&D India inaugurates Chennai office
STMicroelectronics targets Indian banking sector
Mobile phone and biometric technologies help monitor 3000 TB patients SMARTRAC announces new management board structure
Bar code's co-inventor, Woodland dead
Biometric market in APAC to grow @ 12.6% till 30
SMS celebrates its st birthday 30

Smart Briefings
Sabeer Bhatia's Jaxtr to launch global SIM cards
IDBI Bank launches 'Kisan Credit Smart Card'
UIDAI targets 400 million enrolments by mid 2013
Nadra to help distribute Zakat in Sindh
Kerala aims 0% Aadhaar enrolment by March 31
Chandigarh among best performing UTs in UID enrolment
Biometric system to track visitors at Central Prison
SBI to use POS terminals for utility bill payments
Automatic ticket vending at Bangalore metro stations
GlobalPlatform announces new Board of directors
DBI Bank launches Kisan Credit Smart Card
RSBY smart card has crossed 3.35 crore mark

Smart Products
KEOLABS unveils CIPURSE certification solution for transportation applications
Suprema RealScan-G1 receives final STQC certification
CrossMatch unveils mobile essentials SDK for smartphone platforms

RFID Briefing
Honeywell to acquire Intermec
Pune IT college ties up with German institute
NXP and Murata partner to deliver dual interface RFID solution
Identive gets US patent for tag on metal RFID technology
Airbus sets to tag seats and vests from 2013

RFID Products
ST allows technical equipment to 'talk back'
Smartrac introduces WebLite tag for retail EPC programmes
Avery Dennison expands its Monza 5 tag family
Motorola updates its 9000 series handheld reader
  May 2012

Educomp Solutions appoints Sanjay Jain as Group CEO
Satish Babu is new President of CSI
Wipro appoints Rajan Kohli as new banking head
Datamatics makes two new appointments

Scaling challenge for multi-core chips solved
Swiss scientists unveil mind-controlled robot
Silicon wafer-scale 1 GHz phased array transmitter
Quantum computer built inside a diamond
Samsung phasing out memory chip lines
Computer detects liars' eye activity
New quantum encryption method foils hackers
Quantum information motion control is now improved
Faster, cheaper way to cool electronic devices
Self-assembling highly conductive plastic nanofibres
Producing cellphones that can see through walls
New generation of ultra-small, high-precision lasers developed
Graphene enhances efficiency of next-gen solar cells

Augmented reality spectacles

4G Wireless technologies - advancements and developments

India to participate in building world's largest telescope
India building its own 90-seater civilian plane
Researchers boost efficiency of multi-hop wireless networks
IBM's battery 0 project gets two more partners 2 0
Honda tech detects potential for traffic congestion
NIST proposes update to digital signature standard
Technology that can be worn on a belt 38
Mini-sensor measures magnetic activity in human brain
Supercomputer to simulate brain for disease fight
TV as thin as a sheet of paper?
IIT-B students developing electric car to race in
UK Formula contest

India launches 5,000-km range Agni-5 missile
Over half the global IT-BPO outsourcing from India
Pilot project for tracking trains launched
DIT is now DEIT
India launches Risat-1, joins select group of nations

Sony India to raise headcount by adding 0 more
Astra Microwave bags export order worth $59.9 mn
Reliance Digital eyeing lion's share in electronic
retail chain
NTL Electronics forms JV with Lemnis Lighting
Eon Electric sets up separate energy meter unit
Wipro to buy Promax Applications for $36.6 million
Tata Comm plans to hive off data centre unit
Sony Music deploys cloud computing technology
Dishergarh Power selects IBM software solution
Cisco invests in Aavishkaar
SAP named worldwide market share leader
GIGABYTE launches 7 series motherboards
Modular DPS unveils aggregator programme
SafeNet thinks outside the "Black Box"
ITU seeks next generation of social entrepreneurs
Serco launches new BPO division

Global PV installations to grow by up to 21
percent in 2012 — IMS Research
Gujarat to launch canal solar power pilot project
$3 ADB loan for Reliance Power's Rajasthan
solar plant
Gandhinagar to have 5 MW of rooftop solar power
on PPP model
'Domestic sourcing policy no violation of WTO rules'

78 rooftop solar projects in pipeline now
Lanco Solar contributes 56 MW of PV power to grid
MiaSole appoints Preetha Nair as country head
'Fast Track' EU project to develop thin film technology
AEG Power installs mw solar proects across India
French group Areva to build Reliance Solar Plant
Vikram Solar completes its 4th project
NKG Infra commissions mw solar project in Gujarat
Reliance Power unveils green power unit
Tata BP Solar chief K. Subramanya resigns

Dialog Semiconductor pioneers integration of
ARM processor in power management ICS
Aptina unveils cost-effective full HD p30
image sensor for Video Apps
Fairchild Semiconductor's new audio sub-system
NI releases iOS and Android Mobile Apps
for NI Hardware and LabVIEW
Mouser launches Murata's space-saving board
New OSRAM Ostar stage LEDs with
a flat glass window
Microchip unveils feature-packed 32-bit
RF Micro unveils rGaN-HV™ Process technology
for power device process
Second source agreement between FCI
and Amphenol
Quad digital power supply manager with powerful
GUI speeds development


NPCI launches Indian payment gateway
RuPay debit card scheme
Govt to use RSBY smart cards to deliver life
insurance cover to poor
RBI measures to prevent credit, debit card frauds
UIDAI issues violation of norms notices to
enrolment agencies
Phase-II Enrolment for Aadhaar begins
Mobile ticketing coming to a phone near you
NFC Forum-GlobalPlatform tie-up to accelerate
interoperable NFC solutions
Mumbai has 3 lakh bogus smart driving licences: CAG
RFID use in retails growing rapidly
CUSAT finance panel rejects biometric student ID
card for CAT
FINO network to expand into North-East
MP to introduces biometric system in hospitals &
health centres
Nanotechnology RFID tags could replace bar codes
Central railway to install 675 automatic ticket
vending machines

Smart Briefings
'Smart-card' inventor, Ronald Moreno, dies in Paris
AIIMS introduces smart card to pay for services
Narian launches low cost NFC platform for retailers
Calpian invests in Indian start-up My Mobile Payments
Govt starts biometric attendance in Andaman
Biometrics market to grow at $11.2 billion by 2015
Aadhaar-linked direct transfers a success: Nilekani
Infineon partners in Europe contactless bank card project
Multi-card buffer module available for Datacard printer
Small tea growers in Assam to get smart cards
AP govt to introduce multipurpose smart cards
Railways to launch 'Go-India' smart card pilot
Morpho fingerprint scanner receives provisional certificate

Smart Products
Datacard SP Plus printer receives RSBY certification
Evolute unveils biometric data capture solution
Zvetco Biometrics announces 10 new biometric readers
SMARTRAC Introduces Midas™ NFC Tag

RFID Briefings
RFID expected to reach $70 billion in 5 years
RFID tracks historic collection at University of Alabama
Argonne lab taps RFID to safeguard nuclear materials
RFID systems in postal & courier services
Buffalo libraries deploy RFID self-checkout system
GS1 US programme assists in large scale roll outs

RFID Products
HID Global embeds chips with a surface area less
than 0.3 mm square
DAILY reveals battery powered Bluetooth RFID reader
UPM inlays based on NXP UCODE

  June 2010

O.P. Bhatt elected IBA Chairman
Sanjiv Loomba is Director ECIL
New appointments at Hitachi Data Systems
Navin Vohra VP Andrew Solutions
Frank Khoshnoud to head Patni's Mfg business
Jayant Khosla heads Bharti, gets Essar CEO to head Africa
Obopay elevates Deepak Chandnani as President
Rahul Agarwal is ED, Lenovo India

Organic light-emitting transistors developed
Hot new material can keep electronics cool
Scientists develop room-temperature microlasers
Autonomous molecular robot made out of DNA
Self-assembling protein for computing
Structure of nature’s light switch deciphered
Silk-based electronics for brain implants
Molecular computer mimics human brain
Nanotube fuzz boosts optical performance
Building blocks for new class of optical circuits
Optical system for undersea communications
Photonic material for all-optical switching
Fibre nanogenerators lead to electric clothing
KU radar system provides 3D image of earth
Research Team ‘Virtualises’ supercomputer
Nanowires key to future transistors, electronics



Advancements in Light-emitting diode — Technology

Developments in Internet Protocol TV

Guidelines for off-grid and decentralised solar applications

Solar cell efficiency improvements — Global and Indian perspectives

Data transmission through LEDs planned
Flexible glass for brighter, lighter displays
Delivering text-based news to automotive and mobile devices
Alliance pushes tighter RoHS in consumer electronics
Eye tracking for mobile control
Shift to 450mm is inevitable, says Semico report
Intel gears 50-core processor for high-end computing
60GHz chipset developed for WPAN standard
IBM ‘fab club’ joins high-k bandwagon
WiGig gains turf in next gen wireless for now
Engineers push smart grid spec by next year
Wireless Controlled from the Cloud
Power strip to monitor power consumption
Redesigning the Web for touch screens
RFID enjoys widespread industry adoption
Why electronics industry needs 3D shift
In-Stat: Web-enabled CE apps spur TV widgets
Writing circuits on graphene
Graphene: a hot new material for keeping electronics cool

Govt. offers sops for off-grid solar projects
FICCI's solar energy task force pushes for performance clause
Gujarat finalizes 17 solar Power PPAs
MERC mandates distributors to buy 6% green energy
New techniques evolved for low-cost solar cells
India set to add 1,100 MW solar power by next year
Major hurdle in road to high-efficiency solar cells cleared
Shree cement forays into solar power sector
Solar powered ACs to beat the sun
India's renewable energy capacity soars
Chinese firm interested in 50-MW solar plant in TN
Jindal Power to work on its solar power project
Astonfield taps Belectric for 5MW solar plant in Rajasthan
XL Telecom bags two export orders
Solar PV rooftop power generation systems in auto industry
US firms to setup solar venture in India
Japan deploy’s space solar sail

High-capacitance MLCCs suit automotives apps
WLAN module supports multiple host interface ports
5V power 32bit MCU ups immunity to system noise
Hardware encrypted eMPUs target industrial systems
Coax cable’s open pin field config eases design
PMIC’s 4MHz frequency cuts output ripple
32bit MCU from NXP
Touch sensor controller packs proximity sensor
Flat wire tech power inductors lower DC resistance
TD-SCDMA measurement suite offers speed, modularity
Single-core 1GHz processor targets NAS apps
Tiny PIFA antenna supports 1.575GHz frequency
TI Class-D amp with boost converter extends battery life

Corporate briefings
Sistema Shyam hopes Russian investment soon
IDRBT award for Karur Vysya Bank
3i Infotech solution for Corp Bank
BSNL unveils rural broadband plans
Hyderabad’s Pyro gets BSNL contract
Wipro selected for IRDA project
TCS bags contract from Telenor Norway
130-member team driving IT systems at FIFA World Cup
NTT DATA to buy Intelligroup for $199 million
HCL Tech bags Rs 506-cr deal from Singapore Exchange
Check Point buys US company Liquid machines
Seer Akademi, JNTU partner on MS programme
MIC Electronics gets Commonwealth Games contract
DishTV offers HD service
DishTV to launch Conditional Access Module
IBM bags ECS’s business continuity service contract
Panasonic sets up 3D innovation centre
Texas Instruments eyeing opportunity in 3G, WiMax
ITU guidelines on transition to digital broadcasting
Coolpad plans R&D centre in India
HP, Sify enter cloud services agreement
Tieto’s new centre in Bangalore
Greater computing speed for Garuda grid
Reliance Media Works expands UK facilities
ESI scheme set to enter electronic era
Tektronix acquires Mixed Signals, Inc.


Mobile banking to speed up Financial Inclusion in India
Biometric sensors market set to grow
Biometric cards for all medical colleges
PaisaGate launches mobile expense tracker
E-Passport system will revolutionise the system
HDFC Bank introduces EMV based credit cards
SMARTRAC obtains AIT certification for RFID/white card products
TRAI issues paper on ‘National Broadband Plan’
SMARTRAC obtains AIT certification for RFID/white card products
Over 125m Zebra’s patient ID wristbands sold
Monitise and Visa to launch JV in India

Smart Briefings
State Bank of Hyderabad to issue 14 lakh biometric cards
Kochi offers digital security engineering courses
Swipe smart card get medicine anywhere in India
High capacity smart cards get Road Ministry approval
ANSI ID standard verification meeting set
Fingerprints to be mandatory for foreigners by 2014
Germany's payback acquires i-Mint
Biometric cards for MGNREGA beneficiaries
BEST loses Rs 10L a day to faulty smartcard machines
Chandigarh implements PDS Smart Cards
Sagem Sécurité rated No. 1 in fingerprint-based authentification
Himachal extends date for making BPL smart cards
Banks cancel 6 million credit cards in 2009-10
AP Ration cards: 1.1 crore biometric samples found to be duplicate
Smart driving licences launch in Surat


Smart Products
C-True launches its new face recognition biometric solution
Zebra ZXP Series 8
Fargo introduces Advanced Generation direct-to-card printers
Panasonic releases mobile identity checking solution
MaxID Corp announces the MaxIDentity Suite, a powerful software application suite for identity verification
eToken: The world’s leading USB-based strong authentication and password management solution
PACT from SCM Microsystems
ACS eH880 Secure Smart Card Terminal
CHIPDRIVE® SmartFold Portable & compact smart card reader
Dekart SIM Manager 2.8


RFID Briefings

NXP powers Turkey contactless highway toll system
Gemalto, Mastercard to pilot new NFC mobile payment device
Health IT used to track assets, improve patient care
Outpatient tracking application at India's Apollo Hospital
RFID solution improves lumber distribution processes
Cold Chain monitoring enabled by sensing alliance
Imation and RFID Global Solution in partnership
IDTechEx RFID knowledgebase passes 4000 RFID projects
Canada advances system for cattle traceability
Vein-To-Vein blood bag tracking efficiency solution

RFID Products

New contactless terminal introduced
New NFC tag launched by Innovision Research & Technology
ASK expands contactless handheld reader portfolio
TagMaster begins XT Series UHF Readers and ID-Tags
Personal tracking solution using u-blox GPS technology
SensorLogic announces one-step asset tracking
Ease of wireless communication between GPS and RFID

  April 2010  

New Head of Alcatel services business
SAP elevates V R Ferose as MD
Kartik Shahani is RSA regional leader
Bhaskar Pramanik is Oracle India MD
Cable & Wireless India names new MD
ZTE names Shi Lirong as President
Glodyne strengthens its Board
EMC names new Director for India, SAARC

100-mm graphene wafers developed
Record organic RFID circuit reported
Breakthrough in battery-less radios achieved
Coherently combined all-fibre passive laser array
Michigan University artificial foot recycles energy
Tactile robotic skin developed
Plastic wires enable low-cost flexible solar cells
Toshiba, AIST work to extend optical lithography life
Tera-scale adaptive memory systems developed
Long-term evolution femtocell reference design
Junctionless transistor eases chip making
RTI’s nanofibres enable energy efficient lighting
Using CNTs to fuel thermowave power
Making cheaper, thinner OLEDs
Graphene optical link achieves 6.1mA/W
Conquering Casimir effect enables NEMS



Touch screen technology developments

Special Report - flexible displays advancements

Serial rapidIO (SRIO) versus 10 gigabit ethernet*s

Solar cell efficiency improvements — Global and Indian perspectives

WD and NEC collaborate to promote USB 3.0
Wireless Consortium releases video spec
TI, S3 Group's healthcare USB platform eases design
ZigBee Alliance offers more options
Bluetooth 4.0 packs low-energy modes
Toshiba makes waves with all-in-one ''Cell TV''
Improving chip memory by stacking cells
Google demonstrates phone that translates text
Intel chip detects and corrects its errors
Driverless and flexible: new train for airports
Nanotube RFID: better barcodes
A Central nervous system for the earth
Virtual water network enhances supply security
IMEC and partners: New transceiver is fully-reconfigurable
Technology for sorting mail reads licence plates
Ultra-fast LED flash unit for quality checks
Nokia Siemens, LG reach 100Mbit/s LTE speed
Efficient traffic with Car2Car communication
New compound may revolutionise chip technology
Thin film technology helps cell phones to go 3-D

Indian solar photovoltaic technololgy for Canada
Moser Baer’s PV modules achieve 7.3% efficiency
CERC the power regulator to offer sops for wheeling solar power
Solar energy players launch industry body
Frost & Sullivan: India PV market to reach 25MW by 2015
Azure Power gets $10 m from IFC for solar projects
Solar power scheme draws Rs 2,29,000 crore proposals
Trina Solar chosen by GrenZone for Asian PV projects
IMS: Global PV market fulfils prophecy of 7GW for 2009
Solar-powered desalination
IBM big green innovations
Sharp begins solar operations at sakai plant
Indiana University closing in on a carbon-based solar cell
Largest thin-film solar farm in India
SolarAnywhere(R) predicts a Bright future for solar power
US: NREL opens detailed solar info to the Web
NREL finds a way to give LEDs the green light
Ascent Solar ventures into India
New York expands renewable energy programme
Improving PV efficiency, lower costs
Plastic electronics could slash solar panel cost

Nasscom – NMCC: Infotech adoption still low in manufacturing firms
KPMG: Indian IT industry to touch $285 b by 2020
Ambitious scheme to take remote villages into information age
Indian Railway to roll out 15,000 km optical cable on PPP route
F&S: Converged devices key to smartphone growth in India
Indian data centre services market to touch Rs 10,000 cr by 2011: IDC
DTH operators gearing up to offer HD TV service
Cabinet panel's nod for Rs 5,990-cr knowledge network
Software to monitor tiger reserves

Green campus in India launched by Agilent
Net services in India could be hit
Indian telecom operators advised to launch iSIM by Motorola
Videocon Telecom launches mobile services

TI DLP chips equip handsets with nHD pico projectors
Lime Micro RF transceiver packs 12bit ADC, DAC
Vishay Low-ESR tantalum capacitors target safety-critical apps
C&K hall-effect switches offer over 2 million cycles
Marvel Semi LED drivers handle up to 150W output power
Anadigics dual-band power amp integrates directional couplers
TI quad-radio IC fuses WLAN, GPS, FM, Bluetooth
NEC Electronics SoCs handle HD content, 3D graphics
Diodes Inc LNB controllers eliminate false switching
TI RF range extender combines PA, LNA, switches
Bosch Sensortec Triaxial accelerometer detects specific motion patterns

Corporate briefings
Bus shelters will have Wi-Fi in Kozhikode
OpenGear enters Indian market, partners
AOC launches LCDs and LEDs
Kalido sets up software, R&D ops base in Bangalore
Surana Telecom bags Rs 42-cr orders
BEL turnover scales Rs 5,000 cr; profit before tax dips 1%
Mediatronix launches under-vehicle scanner
Ericsson wins $1.3-b deal from Bharti
Wipro Technologies opens centre in Melbourne
HCL Tech, Boeing open Centre of Excellence
Sanmania-SCI opens Chennai facility
Top manpower firms bid for Unique ID staffing tender
TRAI issues paper on installation charges
TCS bags 5-year deal from Malaysian Airlines
Facebook plans centre in Hyderabad
Micro Tech ties up with Belgium co
SenSen launches video surveillance products


India launches world’s largest biometric census
Pilot on biometric smartcards for NREGS 28
RFID increases productivity of gas manufacturer
Direct Info introduces SMS ID for trade, services
RFID & Wi-Fi makes for easy asset tracking
Ahmedabad’s BRTS to issue smart tickets
Biometric ration cards mooted by states
Software solution helps medical insurance policy holders
India is the fastest growing smart card market – a report
Towards a standard in transit security
RTOs to get smart card readers
Ajay Banga, MasterCard’s global CEO
Visa names Jim McCarthy as new
Gangotena is MasterCard’s CMO
GlobalPlatform launches TSM working group
Secure payment solutions for iPhone introduced

Smart Briefings
SBI launches chip-based platinum debit card
Punjab cops to get Smart I-cards
Maharashtra enrolls 1.4 mn under RSBY
Pakistan to introduce chip-based National ID Cards
Biometric PAN cards put on hold
Gemalto acquires internet banking security specialist Todos
Pensioners to get smart cards for health scheme
NFC will lead mobile payments market
RNCOS: India – A Land of Opportunity for Smartcard Players
Biometric system at Andhra Pradesh ration shops mooted
1.4 million poor families in Maharashtra get biometric cards
Government mulls Rs 100 incentive to register for UID


Smart Products
A-GPS on SIM technology now offers accurate search, mapping and navigation to the mass market
Securion printing and lamination system for high security badges
NBS releases its latest application to support the
personalization of NFC-enabled devices
Fujitsu unveils new palm vein scanner


RFID Briefings

Only RFID equipped vehicles allowed inside Games stadiums
Item-level visibility to retail store with TAGSYS RFID
First bi-directional wireless asset network standard
IBM Sensor Technology for Tracking Medical Equipment
RFID cargo tag to capture industrial opportunities developed
Ultra long range passive tags
RFID enabled event management platform
RFID solution accelerates cold storage freight transfer
Ready-to-deploy pharmaceutical track and trace solution
Secure, flexible asset tracking solution
Intelligent asset management software for RFID

RFID Products

PowerID releases new, improved line of BAP RFID Products
RFID Wizard for EASYLABEL Labelling Software
ThingMagic Astra RFID Reader simplifies Asset Management
ENERGY STAR Thermal Bar Code and RFID printers
WaveMark® RFID smart cabinets
Fujitsu PalmSecure LT for SSO strong biometric authentication solution
Impinj Monza® 4 tag chip family raises bar In RFID performance and privacy

  March 2010  

Maneesh Dhir is Apple India Sales Head
Wipro appoints Rajan Kohli as CMO, IT Business
Ravi Swaminathan to lead AMD India operations
Peter Gartenberg is SAP India MD
Top-level changes at Bharti Airtel
Award for V. K. Saraswat
Joseph Flanagan is Sr. VP of Applied Materials
Maheshwari elevated to MD, Honeywell
Dr. Pallab Chatterjee is CEO, Symphony Group.

Lithium ion battery breakthrough
Grating-based lens prototype developed
‘Nanodragster’ — the future of molecular machines
Microants act as tiny conveyor belts inside chips
Superconducting rectifier is magnetic-field tunable
Chemical computer that mimics neurons
Cascade lasers emit more light than heat
Gold superlattices promise new memory devices
Holographic HMIs prevent disease transfer
Surgeons employ cutting-edge technology
Development work on solder nanocomposites
Energy-harvesting rubber sheets developed
RF graphene transistor trumps GaAs ICs
Phase transition research points to new devices
High-speed ALD opens backside passivation
Printed displays offer lots of design opportunities



Energy harvesting chips — developments

Special report : cloud computing

A satisfying experience for all stakeholders

The future of outdoor digital signage lies in embedded computer technology

Solar cell efficiency improvements — Global and Indian perspectives

Nanophotonic switch promises faster energy-efficient computing
NEC architects around mixed signal roadblocks
New charging concepts for electric vehicles
Model-based design programme targets industrial systems
Georgia Tech: CMOG devices near implementation
Extreme ultraviolet (EUV) lithography
Altair, ZTE partner on LTE interoperability testing
OpenET Alliance pushes for 3G/4G interface spec
Engineers push beyond 10Gbit Ethernet limit
Intel looks into nanoscale power storage
Intel sees III-V-on-silicon as 15 transistor option

GAGAN, the space-based navigation to take off in mid-April
Hardware sector seeks export sops for desktops, notebooks : MAIT
Broadcast sector can go for self-regulation
Number Portability extended to 30th June 2010
All bidders in for 3G, broadband spectrum auction

Titan Energy’s solar plant in Bengal joins grid
Fraunhofer Institute to assist Indian solar power firms
First online PV design & installation training in India
Moser Baer back in black in solar
India’s Solar facilities in US, Canada
Euro Multivision new solar entity
More potential in rural electrification
Titan Energy, Enfinity tie-up

Compact NTC thermistors designed for automotives
Combo IC integrates digital accelerometer, analogue gyro
Flash MCUs pack PWM timer, solenoid actuators
Universal contact handles angular alignments
Microchip introduces new 8bit MCUs
RF spiral inductors handle 1-100nH range
TI DAQ system claims 75% power savings
Kontron’s rugged COM tailored for tough environments
Micronas hall sensors can replace classic potentiometers
Lanner atom-powered SBC packs 2GB RAM
On Semi LED driver packs programmable on time limiter
Peregrine RF switch handles 500MHz to 3GHz
AVX crystal resonator

Corporate briefings
Indian solar photovoltaic technololgy for Canada
Moser Baer’s PV modules achieve 7.3% efficiency
Power regulator to offer sops for wheeling solar power
Solar module plant opens in Bengal
Installed renewable capacity in the country
iSuppli predicts stiff price drops in Solar industry
TCS ties up with Maharashtra for online citizen services
Telcordia gets security clearance for number portability
Gujarat IT industry body, Philippines ICT Davao sign pact
Tata Communications to spend $200 m in West Asia
EdServ acquires SchoolMATE
BSNL broadband @ 24 Mbps
C-DAC launches high-speed grid computing facility
MTNL will be official service provider for Commonwealth Games
Texas Instruments pact with JNTU
Indian market for printer, copier product grows 35%
Sify launches on-demand storage services
HCL Tech expands operations in W. Asia
RCom to buy 2m CDMA handsets from Huawei
BEL signs second Suriname contract
Wireless carriers unite on mobile apps project
Tikona rolls out wireless broadband in 50 cities on unlicensed spectrum
Boeing signs defence pact with HAL
NIIT Tech forms alliances to offer cloud computing services
Toshniwal to cater to telecom sector
Cypress partners NIT to set up PSoC lab in Calicut
GTL to invest Rs 1,400 cr in energy solutions


SBI leads the way to Carbon Neutrality rollout of solar ATMs
Industry's first guidelines on data encryption specification from Visa
UIDAI Project gets going on several fronts
Publications address certification, accreditation and other security issues
New iPDK open standard released
Version 2.1.4 of the ITSO technical specification launched
BMC the civic body to get data for Census, ID cards
BSE starts streaming of Sensex stocks' prices to mobile phones
Card readers regulate access to PCA stadium
Citibank m-payments trial surpasses expectations
4G ID Wins UN World Food Programme Contract

Smart Briefings
PayPal working with RBI to resume services in India
From August, biometric cards for ESIC members
SCR has started ATVMs at Hyd, Lingampalli stations
Smartcards in farming in Gujarat
YES Bank teams up with Nokia
Rajasthan to roll out all-woman kiosks
First Data to Deliver Mobile Payments with Tyfone’s MicroSD-Based Contactless Technology
Thames Card Technology Ltd and Sagem Orga
Launch an EMV Dual Interface Card for Production
in UK


Smart Products
SCM Microsystems further expands its product portfolio
Passlogix Announces Industry's First Universal Strong
Authentication Solution for Logon to Microsoft Windows
Smaller, safer, easier, smarter - Todos AB unveils
new products
Harmony Biometric Switch Controls Access


RFID Briefings

Fashion and lifestyle choice of handheld RFID
RFID for rail wagons and e-ticket-based mobile vans
RFID and NFC to play major role in India for aviation infra by 2020
IBM India places strong emphasis on RFID
RFID Pilot evokes consumer interest in Mobile-Phone Payments
Skandsoft India provides RFID applications
CDAC ubiquitous computing includes RFID technologies
India Post and PIE Soft to help find lost key chains

RFID Products

New Dtrac™ Web Based Asset Tracking Solution
Pyxis ProcedureStation™ RFID System
Four Rivers Software Systems Announces TMS Locator
Sirit And RF Controls Deliver Groundbreaking RFID System

  February 2010  

Dr Farooq Abdullah
Deepak Gupta
P. S. Deodhar
Ajay Prakash Shrivastava
Dr. Pramod Deo
Rabindra Kumar Satpathy
Rajinder Kumar Kaura
Dr. Ashvini Kumar
Dr. Bharat Bhargava
Pankaj Batra
V. S. Verma
Kalyanji M. Gala

Optics helps onset of water cooled solar panels
Technology to split water and store solar energy
Solar panels are printable and paintable
Turning plain glass into solar energy reservoir
Biggest solar panel yields low cost solar energy
With just 20% silicon, solar conversion rate at 20%
Giant space based solar power generator
Energised roads made from solar cells & glass
Optics help efficient concentrated solar
Solar panels from nanowire breakthrough
Plants inspire new generation of solar cells
Advent of integrated grid ready solar
Reshaping solar technology with clean green power
SW estimates energy production of solar arrays
Systems for subsurface solar-cell characterization
'Perfect wafer' ups solar power density

Prime Minister launches Jawaharlal Nehru National Solar Mission – Solar India                                      


Solar photovoltaic technology & developments

Solar cell and power generating systems manufacturing developments

Sunny hopes for India in 2010!

Solar cell efficiency improvements — Global and Indian perspectives

The solar cell that builds itself: solar cells made through oil-and-water 'self-assembly'
Second-Generation thin-gauge PV encapsulant
State-of-the-art probe will lead to better solar cells
Ocean Optics optical tools address solar cell market needs
Wafer-sized solar cells give way to micron-sized ones
Solar glass plasma cleaning removes organic contamination
Solar companies expanding use of reclaimed silicon
Australian researchers set a new record hit 43% multi-cell efficiency
Efficiency enhancement and cost reduction keys to success of solar technology
PV Solar and Moore's Law
Integration and automation help to cut solar costs
New record for Micromorph technology

Solar lanterns can light up Indian rural households
Kerala’s launch pad ready for ‘Solar City’ scheme
Indian Renewable energy seeks a place in the sun
India should tap solar harvesting to drive growth & jobs
United Kingdom: Europe’s solar power seen competitive from 2010
India to spend $20bn on solar plans
India solar project takes step forward
India banks on volumes to bring down solar power costs
$10-b solar power project set to shine on Gujarat
India: Solar power plan roll-out likely this year
India, US to collaborate in solar energy space
Dow Corning sees India solar energy market glowing
Indian Cabinet clears national solar mission
India roadmap for solar power plan only after 3 years: Farooq
Australia Solar Institute keen to partner Indian research bodies
Bengal, Gujarat, Rajasthan to play major role in solar power
India, Japan to jointly develop solar city
Indian Solar Energy Centre gets 3 new R&D units

Titan Energy’s solar plant in Bengal joins grid
Fraunhofer Institute to assist Indian solar power firms
First online PV design & installation training in India
Moser Baer back in black in solar
India’s Solar facilities in US, Canada
Euro Multivision new solar entity
More potential in rural electrification
Titan Energy, Enfinity tie-up

Filament production system from IMC India
Solar PV modules from Reliance Solar
Solar charge controller from Bergen Group
16MU range of solar cells from Indosolar
Solar services from CESI through Unimark
Hans Laer Silicon wafer slicer
Monocrystal’s conductive aluminum pastes
Suntech HiPerformaTM modules
Komax photovoltaic technologies
Central Electronics Solar PV modules
ELDORA 2 from Vikram Solar
Sojitz solar PV business
3S industries a pure solar company
XL Telecom solar PV offerings
Hynetic solar panels
Sumitron Exports
Structural Solutions
Microtex Energy
Surana Power
Waaree Energies solar PV modules

Corporate briefings
Avancis Solar achieves record efficiency
Prototype line for back-contacted solar cells
Odersun achieves IEC certification for CIS solar modules
Micron, Origin Join Forces to Develop PV Technology
Bloo Solar partners with SVTC to develop PV solar module
DEK Solar, Heller collaborate on advanced drying system
Lanco Infra has big plans for solar power biz
Funding to expand ink-based solar cell manufacturing
BHEL solar plant in Karnataka
Transparency breakthrough for solar windows
Solar power plant planned in Palakkad



Cellular revolution and RBI moves to propel India into mobile banking in a big way
e-Passport for Indian citizens from September
Bartronics explores acquisition opportunities in Europe
Biometrics to plug NREGA attendance loopholes
Full-body scanners at Delhi airport on trial basis
Single smart card for all journeys mooted
12 millionth Rashtriya Swasthya Bima Yojna (RSBY) smart card handed over in Bangalore
AuthenTec elects Robert E. Grady Chairman of the board
Industry calls for smart card security standard
Mobile banking subscribers doubling every year
Secure electronic payment via mobile phones
New US standards for identity vetting
SIM card turned into a Wi-Fi hotspot
Kolkata ticketing being overhauled
SecuritySuite combines protection applications
Advanced GlobalPlatform Card Technology supports
activation of multiple contactless applications

Smart Briefings
Uniform smart driving licence cards coming
Work on biometric cards for coastal villages
LDA to give biometric cards to all applicants
HCL to Computerize Sangli Municipal Corporation
Federal Bank launches POS terminals
Smart card-based pay plan has a long way to go
One India smart card for travel across cities
India's first app store launched by Airtel
New India Assurance to cover all districts in Orissa
UK Payments Council welcomes three new members
Smart Card technology for California wine tasters


Smart Products
Atmel MCU boosts smart card security
Mobile biometric personnel management system
Id Tech releases a secure magnetic card reader
Panasonic unveils new ultra compact ePassport Reader
Ingenico launches the World's Most Advanced Payment PDA


RFID Briefings

Belgaum school uses radio tags to watch kids
Identive Group to Integrate Indian Operations
Rajasthan Cricket RFID tickets surge online
Steria Blazes a New Trail in India for GPS, RFID solutions
State Bank of India deploys RFID solutions
Viraj Profiles saves a lot with RFID solutions from Vicinity
TagMaster Wins Commonwealth Games 2010 Project
Gujarat police recruitment uses RFID and Biometric technology
Two Indian companies in DASH7 Alliance
Former HP chief technologist joins NFC solutions provider

RFID Products

LTS Bangalore launches their active RFID solutions in India
Multicard identification technology
Sirit 3.0 Firmware© Introduces Stray Tag Elimination Technology
RFID iReader-980 To Revolutionize Item-Level Tracking And SmartShelf Design
Semi-Passive RFID Response Tag Series Furnished with Two Housing Types

  January 2010  

Kuldip Singh named MTNL acting MD
Vijay Kelkar on TCS Board
Bharti Airtel elevates Sanjay Kapoor as CEO
Derek Kemp is President, Patni Computer, Europe
Anuj Kacker is new COO at Aptech
O. P. Bhutani to head BHEL's Engg and R&D
LG rejigs top management
CMC names S Mahalingam as Additional Director

Big impact of plastics that convert light to electricity
Solar cells printed like newspaper
Plastic that conducts electricity
Diabetes treatment may be key for telemedicine
Paper battery beats Li-ion performance
E-paper for personalising electronic devices
Digital quantum batteries improve design
Mobile phones as personal navigation tools
Japan's MIRAI advances Ge transistor prototype
Nanovacuums enable better batteries, memories
3D medical printer to print body parts
NEC ups frequency with PTL interconnects
Shape-shifting antennas developed
Changing traditional notions of laser limits
Gallium nitride transistor could replace silicon
Insulating film for increased display efficiency



Adaptive circuitry developments

Virtual processors — technology and developments

Plasmonic nanorod metamaterial applied into medical and biological sensors

Efficiency of synchronous versus nonsynchronous buck converters*

Microinverters and power optimisers: power conversion migrates down to PV panel
Intel 48-core processor could reshape computing
TSMC launches auto-grade IC manufacturing specification
Central nervous system for the earth
Smart electric grid saves energy, saves cost
Room-temperature silicon spintronics
Simulating brain's abilities with computer system
Thought-control chip in brain
Contact lenses that respond to light
Silicon-air battery touts unlimited shelf life
The world's smallest medical camera
Power over camera link standard saves space
World's first application in nm generation
Solar panels power mobile handsets

PM launches the ambitious National Solar Mission
'IT City' project in Chennai announced
Cabinet clears computer-aided teaching scheme
Modified TV channels' norms for HITS
DoT to announce its policy on adopting IPv6
Govt to soon roll out knowledge network
Kerala close to saturation in mobile coverage
TRAI asked to revise FDI cap in broadcast sector

BSNL board wants Ericson to further reduce GSM equipment prices
Spanco emerges lowest bidder for Rajasthan project

New compact oscillators from Fox Electronics
Class-D amps deliver cost-effective audio solution
Wireless routers boost network speed, security
Pyroelectric IR sensor offers enhanced RFI immunity
Transducer harvests vibrational energy
STMicro STB chip brings convergence to TVs
Optical Finger Navigation System targets portables
40Gbit/s optical networks DQPSK receiver is tiny
5GHz WLAN PA targets home wireless appliances
New hermetically-sealed resistors from Vishay
ESR tantalum capacitor range, which includes true low
ESR 330µF/6.3V parts in a C case size
TI development platform simplifies e-book design
PLL synthesiser enables flexible FMCW radars
MEMS compass packs magnetic sensor, accelerometer
Toggle switches ensure positive detent action
COM Express module handles high-end data apps
12V p-channel MOSFET boasts lowest on-resistance
Step-up converter doubles up as power manager

Corporate briefings
LSI Expands Key R&D Center in India
sops for software park may continue
VDSL2 is the new MTNL service
IBM data centre for Karad co-operative bank
Number portability put off to March 31
HCL Infosystems bags Rs.110 Gujarat order
Airtel to focus more on rural coverage
ITC unveils mobile portal
Tata Tele, Novatium tie up
Tata Elxsi centre gets certification
Wipro to partner Telefonica
Rules soon for handling e-waste
Sun Direct, Samsung tie up to launch HD TV services
American Megatrends expands India centre
Aircel, Infosys launch mobile app store
NIT Warangal launches terahertz develpment centre
Nortel to manage Mumbai airport's IT infrastructure
eInfochips acquires nGIN Technologies
GPS boosts India agriculture
Laird sets up Bangalore wireless design centre
MTN ties up with IMI Mobile
Samsung to expand Chennai facility

  December 2009  

K. Radhakrishnan is new Head of ISRO
Veeraraghavan takes charge as VSSC Director
Ajai Chowdhry to chair IIT-Hyderabad Board
Ravi Aggarwal is new President; Sandeep Nair Vice President, MAIT
Steve Jobs named CEO of the decade

Reliable, mess-free way to grow graphene
Liquid lens creates tiny flexible laser on a chip
Toward cheap underwater sensor nets
Lasers can lengthen q bit memory 1,000 times
New material improves Li-ion battery safety
Butterfly wing study to boost RFID security
Microparticles self-assemble in liquid crystal
Graphene transistors grown at lower temperature
UC researchers create all-electric spintronics
Conductive ink for printable electronics
Gold on graphene makes better electronics
Superconducting thin films for electronic devices
Georgia tech creates '3D' photovoltaic cell
Nanodots could yield ceramic engines
Q dot mapping points to new applications
Rugged nano films to enable applications



Holography technology and developments

Ultrasonic transducers - developments and applications

ECO friendly display - e Paper is coming*

Technology of silicon-germanium semiconducting nanowires for next generation transistors

Efficiency of synchronous versus nonsynchronous buck converters*

Microinverters and power optimisers: power conversion migrates down to PV panel
Intel 48-core processor could reshape computing
TSMC launches auto-grade IC manufacturing specification
Central nervous system for the earth
Smart electric grid saves energy, saves cost
Room-temperature silicon spintronics
Simulating brain's abilities with computer system
Thought-control chip in brain
Contact lenses that respond to light
Silicon-air battery touts unlimited shelf life
The world's smallest medical camera
Power over camera link standard saves space
World's first application in nm generation
Solar panels power mobile handsets

National Solar Mission aims to establish India as global solar leader
Roadmap for solar mission only after 3 years: Abdulla
SAC developed low-cost coastal security device
Mittle expects double-digit software growth next year
Karnataka launches e-governance project
Indian IT sector to grow 24% from 2008-2012
Number portability implementation delayed

Euro Multivision also applies for photovoltaic incentives
Solar Semiconductor expanding facilities to US, Canada
Two crore mobile users unconnected on mid-night December 1
HCL Tech opens centre in Brazil
“Perfect wafer” ups solar power density
Infineon, Nokia work on 1Gbit/s LTE solutions

Keithley RF-vector-signal generator
Maxim voltage reference IC suits digital SLRs
Peregrine 2bit digital step attenuator suits 4G LTE apps
Vishay LED features low thermal resistance
Wi-Fi, LAN modules offer increased design flexibility
Powerful batteries flaunt ultra-thin package
Anritsu vector network analysers cover 5kHz to 20GHz
TI introduces the lowest power 250-MSPS, 14-bit ADC
LED drivers offer automatic power saving
Thin-film resistor offers 2x normal power rating
E/H resistors deliver lower resistance values

Corporate briefings
MIC Electronics unveils LED products
Government earned Rs. 8,300 crore from telecom firms
Ramco Systems, HP Neoview tie-up
AMI India expands portfolio with mobile apps
Titan Energy, Suniva set up unit in Bengal
Surana Tele to de-merge solar biz
3Com, TCS tie-up for AP project
HCL unit bags $200-m deal from UK insurer
ACS opens centre in Chennai
Aksh Optifibre to transfer manufacturing
Idea deploys Nokia Networks Device
Infosys-NVIDIA centre set up
Astonfield mulls solar plant in AP
XL Telecom bags BSNL order
Infosys opens second centre in Mexico
BlueLabs development centre at Koratty IT Park, Kerala
Digitalisation of cable services
Premier Explosives plans solar, wind power entry
Dassault Systemes in tie-up with Defiance Tech
Aldec® opens South Asia Office in Bangalore
RCom ties up with Moko mobi for value-added services
Indian analytical instruments, lab tech industry worth $1.1 b
BSNL to invest Rs 3,000 cr in AP
Aircel enters tower sharing deal with BSNL


Mobile technology for e-transactions from C-DAC
Biometric ID to be mandatory for clinical trials
Cubic Transportation launches smart card trial on Delhi buses
BIO-key gets 2009 Innovator award in biometrics by SC Magazine
NPR project in coastal areas kick starts
DU to set up biometric attendance for teachers
GlobalPlatform value proposition for the public transportation industry
GE scientists developing wearable RFID sensors
Biometric smart card ID for Delhi police force before commonwealth games
GlobalPlatform elects new Board of Directors for 2009-10
PNB to open 1,00,000 biometric ATMs
First phase of smart SIM initiative completed
New RFID & biometric reports from research and markets
US NIST zooms in on iris recognition
RCom, atom tech sign m-Commerce pact


RFID Briefings

RFID for police in Gujarat: a first
Study on the benefits of RFID on supply chain performance
Wi-Fi based real time locating systems
New metal-based inks for RFID tags from BASF
RFID solution to reduce theft, improve inventory management

RFID Products

Active UHF Beacon Tag i-B2L - marker version
Model HF-3020 OEM 13.56 MHz reader
CS203ETHER integrated RFID reader
CribMaster hybrid Accu-Cab
Impinj speedway revolution reader
Asset Track from stratum global
AWID MPR -2010BN UHF reader / writer

Smart Products
NXP reaches major shipment milestone with its smartMX security chip
VeriFone announces iphone secure payments solution
CIM USA releases high-speed encoder
Neurotechnology adds palmprint identification to megaMatcher face, fingerprint and iris capabilities
Atmel MCUs enable low-cost USB smart card readers
Industrial dual sensor face recognition system
HID Global provides multi-ISO reader technology used in Psion Teklogix Ikôn mobile device

Smart Briefings
Pune taxi drivers to have ID cards with in-built microchip
Gemalto crosses 25 M Smart Card Shipments to US Government
Clemson University facial recognition research advances
RBI talks tough on financial inclusion
Digital ration cards in Chandigarh
Reserve Bank planning 24-hour NEFT system

  October 2009  

Sam Ramji joins CodePlex
Kagermann to join Wipro Board
Fujitsu President steps down, Chairman takes over
Daniel Ko is Marketing Director, APAC SiGe Semi
Patni appoints Vijay Mehra as EVP and Head, global verticals
Nikhil Rungta joins Google India as marketing head
Haier appoints Eric Braganza as President, India operations
Shiv Nadar honoured with UK's 'Businessperson of the Year' award
Dilip Nagaraja Obopay's Executive VP

DNA scaffolding to build tiny circuit boards
ZnO nanospears boost solar cell efficiency
Yale researchers develop ferroelectric DRAM
Conductor-insulator transition confirmed
Thin plasma beams help computer chips
Molecular sandwich may miniaturise electronics
Nanoparticle inks drive down solar cell costs
New method detects chip flaws during design
Imaging chemical structure inside a molecule
Sturdy ECG cardiac monitor necklace
An electronic contact lens within read now
Using nanotubes in computer chips
Photoelectrochemical cell generates H2 gas
Polycrystalline cells help module efficiency
More efficient c-Si solar cells developed
Solar-powered LED lamp post



3G technology developments

Neural interface developments

Unification of industrial wireless technology through ISA100 wireless systems for automation

Automatic guided battery powered wheelchair for handicapped and aged persons

Virtual maps for the blind give navigational “sight”
Microchip may help blind people see again
Bendable LEDs without organics
'Next generation' wi-fi approved
Molecular sandwich may miniaturise electronics
Intel mobile processors ups clock speed to 75%
Intel plans to replace copper wires
Developments of c-Si solar cells to overcome price competition
from new technologies
Smart phones keep track of its surroundings
More mobile phones to pack accelerometers in 10
New roll-to-roll nanoprint lithography system
Technology development in 3D integration
Nanotube capsules for self-healing circuits
Standardised outdoor tests for PV modules

2009 Nobel Prize goes to electronics
Taskforce for IT sector set up
ISRO technology to help fight Naxalites
ISRO puts Oceansat-2 Satellite in orbit
Knowledge network centre launched in AP
Solar home lighting for 27 villages in J&K
National Solar Policy to be announced on Nov 14
e-Governance:Karnataka to spend Rs 190cr
DoT, Defence ministry differ on frequencies
Growth of Indian flat-panel TVs strong

BSNL ties up with HCL for rural broadband connectivity
TCS bags Rs 140-cr AP SWAN deal
Wipro opens tech innovation hub
BEL seeks JVs with private partners
WSN solutions launched for R&D labs

AVX TCXOs deliver good frequency stability
Vishay axial resistors offer 50ppm load-life stability
STMicro 32bit MCU integrates IEEE 802.15.4 radio
ADI 4G RFICs pack multiple discrete functional blocks
NI DSA takes high-accuracy vibration measurement
Yageo antenna touts higher efficiency in small form
GlobTek power supplies tailored for medical apps
IR fields control IC for buck apps
NEC Electronics: MOSFETs target into automotive apps
XP Power: Power supply eliminates heat sinks, fans
XMOS multicore chip operates up to 400 MIPS
NJRC DSP tailored for audio systems
STMicro connectivity MCUs pack Ethernet, USB, CAN
VinChip India-developed 32bit processor touts low gate count
Mangal EMI test equipment
India's first sine wave combo ups
UL safety standards for battery chargers

Corporate briefings
ITI looking for strategic partners
Wipro plans centre in Melbourne
TCS wins contract from Singapore body
Tata Teleservices to share BSNL towers
L&T Info bags Infineon deal
Honeywell to open facility in Gurgaon
Panasonic to set up greenfield facility for appliances
Sharp prototypes five-colour LCD
ZTE keeps investing more in India
BSNL to link up Goa industrial estates
MphasiS to buy AIG Systems
NXP, Tata BP ink development pact for solar apps
SatNav Tech, Survey of India tie-up
Moser Baer's PV project to cost Rs 86 cr
GM India, REVA co-develop electric vehicles
MindTree to buy out Kyocera Wireless India


India poised to emerge as one of the biggest
biometric markets
Smart ID pilot for southern coastal areas begins
Centralised open road toll collection system
for highways in the offing
Technology to make travelling
on BRTS buses comfortable
BGIL develops indigenous toll management system
Orissa post offices to provide core banking
TRAI issues guidelines for number portability
Smart cards to track teachers, students
Smart cards for students in 600 colleges
Global mobile subscriptions to reach 4.6 billion
India adds 15.08M new wireless connections in August
Bartronics gets three US patents for RFID technology
Centre asks states to issue smart driving
licences by December end
IDRBT committee proposes smart card based open
standard for financial inclusion
Corpn Bank launches 150 new branchless
banking units
CMFIL launches pilot on cards for unbanked
population in North Cheenai


RFID Briefings

Singapore boost for RFID technology
RFID tracks pallet movement at Asahi India Glass
PervCom India expands solution for mining industry
Creating interactive printed electronics products
RFID employed to track and contain diseases
Rs 5k-crore government hospital contracts
Call for RFID standardization in India
Wipro to reconsider closure of French RFID R&D unit

RFID Products

SMARTRAC launches SmartRuggedized tag
RF IDeas launches three new card reader products
Omni-ID launches new RFID mfg & product suite
iDTRONIC introduces new EVO USB stick reader/writers
AWID patch antenna ANT-915CPS-A
Convergence CS101 handheld RFID reader

Smart Products
Datacard Group demonstrates end-to-end card
personalization solutions at print 09
HID Global expands its multiCLASS™ reader portfolio
SCM introduces CHIPDRIVE system
Gemalto introduces USIM to LTE networks
3M Mobile APIS Solution for CBP Passenger Screening

Smart Briefings
EMVCo selects Integri to deliver test tool solution
Oberthur unveils PIV card for corporate market
EBT scheme to be launched in six districts of Karnataka
Bihar to issue a million E-shakti cards to labourers
Fingerprinting scan during 2011 census for UID scheme
Pay traffic fines with credit card
De La Rue selects Mühlbauer for personalization equipment