electronica India 2016 and productronica India 2016 return to become the biggest ever trade fairs in the Indian ESDM industry

electronica India 2016 and productronica India 2016, the leading trade fairs for electronic components and manufacturing technologies take place from September 21-23, 2016 at Bangalore International Exhibition Centre (BIEC) in Bangalore. This edition is set to be the biggest edition of the trade fairs marked by over 400 exhibitors representing 650 companies from 16 countries including Japan, France, Korea, Malaysia, Switzerland to name a few. The trade fairs will also see country pavilions from six countries, Germany, UK, China, Taiwan, Singapore and Hong Kong.

The participation of leading exhibitors from across the industry reaffirmed the need and focus of electronica India 2016 and productronica India 2016 as an industry event. These include Murata, Rohm, STMicroelectronics, Texas Instruments, Bosch, NXP, Master Instruments Corporation, Juki India, NMTronics, Panasonic India, Samsung, Maxim SMT, Kaynes Technologies, Sahasra, Transtec, Mycronic, Komax, Atotech, Leaptech, SGS Tekniks, and many more.

Concurrent to the trade fairs, there will be various conferences, a buyer-seller forum, a B2G (business to government) forum, and exclusive pavilions from IPC India and CLIK (Consortium of Electronic Industries of Karnataka).

The trade fairs for the first time will have participation from various Indian states including Rajasthan, Chhattisgarh, Haryana, Jharkhand, Odisha, Madhya Pradesh in the State Pavilion. ELCINA and Messe München India have jointly organized Invest India – a CEO forum, wherein the states will bring in attractive investment opportunities in the Electronics System Design & Manufacturing (ESDM) space to domestic as well as global manufacturing firms.

The electronics market in India is expected to reach USD 400 billion by 2020 and PCB, being the backbone of almost all electronics product – hold huge growth potential in India. As per ELCINA’s research, the PCB industry in India is expected to grow up to USD 6 billion by 2020. Messe München India and ELCINA are jointly introducing ‘India PCB Tech’, which will showcase the PCB technologies from the best manufactures and their suppliers from across the globe to cater to the growing demand of PBCs in various industry segments. The joint initiative will bring the entire PCB industry eco-system and related supply chain together.

The trade fairs are largely supported by the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MeitY), and leading national and international associations such as the Electronic Industries Association of India (ELCINA), India Electronics & Semiconductor Association (IESA), National Small Industries Corporation (NSIC), Consumer Electronics and Appliances Manufacturers Association (CEAMA), the Consortium of Electronic Industries in Karnataka (CLIK), the German Electrical and Electronic Manufacturers Association (ZVEI) and many more, resulting in the outstanding quality of electronica India and productronica India.

According to Mr. Bhupinder Singh, CEO, Messe München India, “electronica India and productronica India have been promoting electronics manufacturing in India by attracting the leading electronic companies from across the globe to showcase their latest technologies in the Indian market and partner with the domestic manufacturing companies. This year, we have reached an important milestone by being the biggest ever edition and to ensure return on our exhibitors’ investments, we will be organizing the largest ever buyer-seller forum wherein India’s largest manufacturing companies from various segments viz. EMS, automotive, consumer electronics, defense and aerospace, industrial electronics etc. will make their sourcing decisions. Considering Indian Government’s ‘Make in India’ initiative to encourage domestic manufacturing and to invite the investors, we are organizing the biggest ever investor summit in the ESDM segment with the participation from 10 states, creating tremendous business opportunities for the stakeholders”

electronica India and productronica India 2016 will showcase latest offerings in categories including semiconductor and display manufacturing, soldering technology, PCB and other circuit-carrier manufacturing, test and measurement, quality assurance, Electronic Manufacturing Services (EMS), production materials/equipment, environmental technology and clean-room technology, organic and printed electronics etc with exhibitors from across the industry. The trade fairs will be held in conjunction with LASER World of PHOTONICS INDIA 2016 and creating attractive synergies and added value for visitors.

CES Celebrates 50 Years of Tech

The world’s leading innovation event commemorates 50 years as the launch pad for breakthrough technology

CES® 2017 marks the 50th anniversary of the world’s leading innovation event, cementing CES’ place in history as the global gathering place for innovation and technology. Since its start in 1967, CES has showcased an estimated 700,000 products. These include world-changing innovations such as the VCR (1970), the DVD (1996), digital radio (2000) and Blu-ray recording standards released (2002), as well as more recent technologies – consumer 3D printers, tablets and 4K Ultra HD Television. CES has also driven the market growth in pioneering technologies such as autonomous cars and drones. Owned and produced by the Consumer Technology Association (CTA)™, the 50th anniversary of CES will celebrate the evolution of the industry January 5-8, 2017 in Las Vegas, NV.

“Only a few events and tradeshows have 50 years of success, and we are humbled to be in this elite group,” said Gary Shapiro, president and CEO, Consumer Technology Association. “Over the past 50 years CES has evolved as the industry has changed, reflecting and helping drive the ever expanding consumer tech landscape. We have succeeded throughout the years due, in large part, to our loyal customers, partners and the deep relationships we have made along the way. This anniversary is the perfect milestone to thank and celebrate our incredible industry partners and the individuals and companies who have been with us for five decades.”

The first CES was held in June 1967 in New York City, attracted approximately 17,500 attendees and featured 117 exhibitors demonstrating products such as transistor radios, stereos and small-screen black-and-white TVs, including the first solid-state TV. Top companies exhibiting at the first CES included: 3M, Memorex (now MEM-CE), Motorola with Lenovo, Panasonic – Matsushita, Philips, RCA (now a Technicolor brand), SANYO Fisher (now part of Panasonic), Sharp, Sony, Toshiba, Westinghouse and Zenith (now part of LG). Several prominent tech leaders have presented keynotes at CES, including Microsoft, Intel, Google, Apple, and Samsung.

CES 2017 will have more than 3,800 exhibitors covering 2.4 million net square feet of space and more than 165,000 attendees. A truly global show, CES expects more than 50,000 international professionals representing 150 countries.

Today, CES continues as the proving ground for innovators and has expanded to feature industries not traditionally connected to consumer tech. The show now touches every major industry as leaders from the entire innovation ecosystem come together to discover and experience the latest trends and network with peers. CES is where titans of tech mix with next generation disruptors and where esteemed and highly sought after global leaders take the keynote stage to tout disruptive technology and envision new trends and markets.

CES will celebrate its 50th anniversary before, during and after CES 2017 by:

Sharing flashback photos and news from the past 50 years.
Providing attendees badge ribbons to denote the number of CES shows attended (in five year increments).
Providing exhibitors and attendees with 40+ years at the show will wear 50th anniversary lapel pins.
Selling 50th anniversary commemorative t-shirts will be available in the CTA Center.
Holding special ceremonies will be on opening day.
Providing signage illustrating the timeline of Innovation Award products (in the Innovation Showcase).
Giving a special tribute to CES Founder Jack Wayman.
Featuring a digital timeline on CES.tech detailing the history of CES.
Buzzing social channels with celebration and commemoration

The celebration will not end on January 8 – a retrospective documentary of CES will be released in June 2017. Registration opens on September 6. For more information on CES 2017, visit CES.tech.

Note to Editors: The official name of the global technology event is “CES®.” Please do not use “Consumer Electronics Show” or “International CES” to refer to the event.

New Content Horizons Event a Great Success

Futuresource Consulting, debuted the brand new ‘New Content Horizons’ event on Tuesday 02 June at the stunning Ham Yard Hotel, London. Sponsored by Panasonic, Rovi Corp, West 10 Studios and Digital TV Europe, the day explored the evolution of TV and Video content delivery. Key industry influencers (WWE, Eurosport, DTG, Freesat, MTG, Dolby, BBC, Rovi Corp, Sky, EE, Sony computer entertainment, Glory Sports and many more) gathered together to discuss the content, service and hardware drivers that are shaping the future landscape.

Attendees included; Amazon, Apple, BBC, British Video Association, Hasbro, John Lewis, Lionsgate UK, Livewire Sport, NBC Universal, Nordic Cinema Group, Samsung, Sky, Sony Pictures, Studio Canal, Talk Talk, Tenshi Ventures, Universal Music Group, Verrents, Vitec, Warner Bros and many more.

Three panel sessions took place during the afternoon, topics included; OTT Challenging the Traditional Broadcast Landscape, Premium Sports and 4K, UHD and beyond. Futuresource also shared their ground breaking research into how studios are driving digital ownership, the relationship between hardware and content and consumer insights from its latest wave of Living with Digital research.

Keynote speaker George Barrios, WWE, shared his experiences of the new WWE Network commenting that the WWE network has 1.3m Global subscribers ,90% customer satisfaction with 53.4 hours of viewing per home.

Futuresource analyst Carl Hibbert led an interesting panel session called ‘OTT Challenging the Traditional Broadcast Landscape’ with Simon McGrath, General Manager of thePlatform, Matt Rennie, Managing Director of The Box Plus Network, Matthew Huntington, CTO of Freesat and Jakob Mejlhede Andersen, Executive VP of Programming and Content Development at Modern Times Group. Simon McGrath stated that ‘the UK is aggressive and fast moving in terms of new content services’, they all concluded that Pay TV operators are managing to fend off OTT or embrace it.

Charles Dawes, Senior Director of Product Marketing, Rovi Corp took us down memory lane from the TV guide to the EPG to the new graph based technology which is now enabling the Rovi transition to dynamic metadata. He believes that multiplatform personalization is the way forward with ‘63% of users spending over 10 minutes searching for content today’.

The ‘Premium Sports’ panel led by Richard Gillis, Unofficial Partner, comprised of David Kerr, Managing Director Eurosports, Alex Chamberlen, Managing Director Omnigon, David Gibbs, Director Sky Sports Digital and Ivan Farneti, COO Glory World Sports. One key message to take from this session is that the clear line between digital and TV is obviously now blurring, Gibbs stating that ‘20% of Sky’s live sports events are now viewed on the Sky Go platform’.

David Sidebottom presented fascinating Futuresource research on how the studios are managing their business in the light of the transition to digital, 39% of Global video revenues will be subscription VOD by 2018.

The final panel session of the day ‘4K, UHD and Beyond’ held by Jack Wetherill, Senior Market Analyst Futuresource involved Andy Quested, Head of HD and UHD BBC, Simon Gauntlett, CTO DTG and Chris Johns, Chief Engineer Broadcast Strategy, Sky. The general consensus with the panel was that 4K and UHD TV are ‘not like the 3D fiasco’ stated Andy Quested. At the moment there are multiple standards for TVs, they all agreed that a new standard needs to arranged, a challenge they have set themselves for the coming year.

Matt Stagg, EE gave a fascinating presentation about the challenges and opportunities EE faces with TV on the go. Stagg said “all mobile operators need to separate video streaming from mobile data and ultimately charge for duration and not MB/GB”.

Finally Sony and Dolby gave us a glimpse into the future with virtual reality demos and presentations of their latest products. Panasonic demonstrated their P2 cast solutions, a cloud based news production system that takes full advantage of the network features of the P2HD camcorders with AVC-ULTRA recording.

24k Gold Samsung Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge Now Available to Pre-Order at Goldgenie

The new Samsung Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge phones are can now be pre-ordered from Goldgenie, the London based luxury customization specialists.

The elegant smart phones are available in lustrous finishes of 24k Gold, Rose Gold and Platinum on their website.

The devices start at £1664 exc. VAT for the Samsung Galaxy S6 in 24k Gold and customers may reserve their customised device with a 50% deposit on their chosen model.

Goldgenie’s craftsmen pioneered the art of embellishing Samsung’s current Galaxy S5 and Alpha models in luxurious 24k Gold and the company’s CEO Laban Roomes recently presented the 24k Gold S5 to “Selma” star David Oyelowo who played Martin Luther King Jnr at an Oscars event in Los Angeles. There has been strong interest in their customised Samsung smartphones and Goldgenie is expecting an increase in demand due to Samsung’s aesthetic improvements in this range.

Samsung has exchanged its recognisable plastic casing for premium glass and metal and the resulting devices are quite spectacular. The curved glass front of the S6 Edge looks like quite a feat in modern design and the discretion and practicality of its new hidden feature, People Edge, is bound to be highly popular.

The pre-order service will commence this morning at 9am 20th March and will end on 7th April and the phones will be available to order as normal from Samsung’s official launch date, 10th April 2015. Dispatch of the first shipment of orders will be between 14 and 21 days after this date.

Goldgenie’s customised Samsung S6 and S6 Edge will be presented in a luxury cherry oak jewellery box and personal sentiment may be added to the phone with a laser engraved name, motto or symbol on the back. Goldgenie’s customised Galaxy S6 makes the perfect gift for the Samsung aficionado or for anyone considering converting to Android or updating their current model.

The customised Samsung S6 and S6 Edge are scratch resistant and come complete with a Lifetime warranty.

For more information, please visit Goldgenie’s website or contact Goldgenie’s press office:

Tel: +44 208 804 6200

Email: press@goldgenie.com

Web: www.goldgenie.com

The Countdown has begun for the Samsung Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge

Samsung recently unveiled their new Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge phones at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona and are due to arrive on the market on 10th April. Goldgenie, the established London based luxury customisation specialists, mastered the art of embellishing Samsung’s current Galaxy S5 and Alpha models in luxurious 24k Gold and recently presented the 24k Gold S5 to “Selma” star David Oyelowo at an Oscars event in Los Angeles. Goldgenie is excited about the forthcoming launch and will be offering the Samsung Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge in their craftsmen’s signature luxury finishes of 24k Gold, Rose Gold and Platinum.

Samsung has exchanged its recognisable plastic casing for premium glass and metal and the resulting devices are quite spectacular. The curved glass front of the S6 Edge looks like quite a feat in modern architecture. It is not just a pretty face though, there is a useful feature behind its curves called People Edge. People Edge allows the phone owner choose 5 contacts to pull up easily from the edge and also attributes each of these contacts with a colour so you can easily see who is calling, even if the phone is face down.

The Samsung Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge models are to be accompanied with a high-speed wireless charger and the phones’ increased storage capacities of 64GB and 128GB will be welcome amongst Samsung fans.

Goldgenie will be accepting pre-orders of their customised S6 and S6 Edge phones from Friday 20th March at 9am. Prices start from £1664 exc. VAT for the Samsung Galaxy S6 in 24k Gold. To be one of the first to secure a device from this collection, customers are invited to place a 50% deposit on their chosen phone, with the balance payable soon after. The pre-order service will end on 7th April and the phones will be available to order as normal from Samsung’s official launch date, 10th April 2015. Dispatch of the first shipment of orders will be between 14 and 21 days after this date.

Goldgenie’s customised Samsung S6 and S6 Edge will be presented in a luxury cherry oak display case and make the perfect gift for the Samsung aficionado or for anyone considering converting to Android.

For more information, please visit Goldgenie’s website or contact Goldgenie’s press office:

Tel: +44 208 804 6200

Email: press@goldgenie.com

Web: www.goldgenie.com

Opera Mini now has a version for Samsung Gear S

Opera Software this week announced that they have developed the first web browser for the Samsung’s Tizen based smartwatch Gear S.

This is perhaps the first web browser to work on any of the modern smartwatches. The company said:

Opera Mini is an internet browser designed to run smoothly, even where internet access is slow and coverage is poor. It employs data-saving technology that shrinks the size of webpages to as little as 10%, helping to load image-heavy pages in a snap. So, if you’re working out in a crowded gym or running in the foothills where mobile coverage is weak, you can still enjoy a full-web browsing experience that’s faster and more data-efficient, right from your wrist.

Read more: Samsung’s Gear S smartwatch gets its first full web browser – Opera News – Opera Software

It is available through the Samsung Gear Apps store.

Nokia Here is now available on select Samsung smartphones and smartwatches

Samsung has signed an exclusive licensing agreement with Nokia’s Here division to bring their Here mapping platform to their smartphones and smartwatches.

Nokia Here of course already has a version for Android through the Microsoft’s Nokia X platform.

Samsung gets exclusive access to one of the best mapping engines in the world which fills one of the missing pieces in their offerings if they ever decide to fork out Android in the future.

Nokia Here spoke about the launch:

Beside the ability to use HERE without any Internet connection, there are a few more features we’re particularly proud of: HERE for Samsung’s Galaxy phones can pair with the Samsung Gear S to sync routes with the smartwatch. Additionally, it works with Glympse and with Samsung’s Car Mode. When you pair your Samsung Gear S with a compatible smartphone with the HERE app, you can plan walking or transit routes on your smartphone and then beam them to the smartwatch over Bluetooth to continue the navigation there. So you get the best of both screens!

More: Android fans rejoice: HERE for Samsung Galaxy smartphones – HERE Three Sixty — 360.here.com

Synopsys Users Group (SNUG) India Enters 15th Year With Record Gathering Of Semiconductor Design Community

Dr. Aart de Geus, chairman and co-chief executive officer of Synopsys, Inc., shares insights on “Designing Change into Semiconductor Techonomics” with over 2900 attendees

Synopsys, Inc. (Nasdaq: SNPS), a global leader providing software, IP and services used to accelerate innovation in chips and electronic systems, just finished hosting its 15th Synopsys Users Group (SNUG®) conference in India to help engineers better address the productivity challenges they face when designing today’s chips and electronic systems. The conference, which has grown into the industry’s largest gathering of semiconductor professionals in India, highlights advancements in semiconductor design and verification that can be used to design even the most complex systems-on-chips (SoCs). More than 2900 leading SoC and system designers who are Synopsys tool and technology users attended the two-day conference June 25th and 26th at the Leela Palace in Bangalore, making it the largest SNUG India event to date. Launched in 2000, SNUG India is part of a global program that began in 1991 and includes 14 user conferences with nearly 10,000 participants around the world.

SNUG India 2014 featured 39 user papers that discuss a range of topics, including early exploration, low power implementation and verification, test, mixed-signal verification, emulation and FPGA prototyping. Many of the papers presented address key challenges such as improving design productivity, achieving better quality of results (QoR) and designing for advanced technology nodes. In addition to the user papers, Synopsys offered 19 tutorials to showcase advances in tools and IP to help meet future design and technology challenges. A conference highlight was a peek into new game-changing design solutions from Synopsys, including the IC Compiler™ II system and the Verification Compiler™ platform.

In his opening-day keynote address, Dr. Aart de Geus, chairman and co-CEO, Synopsys, Inc. discussed how the challenge for designers to keep pace with today’s rate of change has never been greater.

“The rising complexity in semiconductor techonomics—the intersection of technology and economic realities—is driving a massive momentum towards ‘smart everything,’” said Dr. de Geus. “With rapid innovation in both traditional and emerging application domains, the semiconductor design community is at the heart of some of the most exciting and important changes in human history. Yet in the midst of this whirlwind of change, the foundational challenge for all successful ecosystem players remains the same: they must make sure that the technology differentiation they offer actually creates economic value for those downstream.”

In his presentation, Dr. de Geus gave an overview of many years of investment and innovation by Synopsys to enable designers to address this massive rate of change. Results of these investments have been significant new productivity advancements in Synopsys’ design and verification platforms.

Dr. Pradip Dutta, corporate vice president and managing director, Synopsys India, said, “SNUG India offers a valuable opportunity for the chip design community to connect with each other and to interact with Synopsys executives and technologists. It also provides a forum for attendees to benefit from peer-reviewed technical papers and insightful keynotes from industry leaders.”

Raman Santhanakrishnan, managing director, LSI India shares his experience as a valued customer of Synopsys: “An event like SNUG benefits the user community. To me, SNUG is a great collaborative platform. It is a platform wherein some of the industry’s best experts converge and share their best practices and provoke some of the best ideas.”

A conference of this nature would not be successful without industry participation. SNUG India Platinum Sponsors include ARM, GLOBALFOUNDRIES, Imagination Technologies, Samsung and TSMC.

Nuance reportedly in talks with Samsung and others for a possible sale


Nuance is mostly known for their voice recognition technology that powers Siri in Apple iOS devices.

The company is said to be in talks with several companies including Samsung and some private entity groups for a possible sale.

It might not be surprising if Apple jumps into the scene and acquires them before anyone else steals them away.

Nuance’s technology is comparable to Google’s which makes then a hot purchase for any competition.

Samsung would also benefit a lot from them as this would reduce their reliance on Google for their Tizen platform.

Read more: Siri software maker Nuance has held sale talks: WSJ – Yahoo News