Intel India Accelerates Innovation in India by opening Intel India Maker Lab and Intel India Maker Showcase in its Bengaluru campus

HIGHLIGHTS: 

  • Unique platform for innovators and entrepreneurs to accelerate product innovation in Internet of Things, Mobile Devices and other compute-focus domains
  • Intel India Maker Lab to support ten innovative product startups initially; the Top 20 entrants for the Innovate For Digital India Challenge will be eligible to use the Intel India Maker Lab without having to go through the selection process
  • Intel India Maker Lab participants to be provided with infrastructure, development kits, reference boards, hardware and software tools, in addition to mentoring and business connection to develop and test their ideas leading to products and solutions 

Kumud Srinivasan, President, Intel India and Jitendra Chaddah, Director - Strategic Relations & Operations inaugurating the Intel India Maker Lab & Showcase in Bangalore, 27 Aug'15

Bengaluru, August 27, 2015: Intel India today unveiled the Intel India Maker Lab^ and the Intel India Maker Showcase in its Bengaluru campus, furthering its commitment to help realize Government of India’s Digital India and Make in India vision by accelerating innovation in India. Intel India Maker Lab will focus on hardware design by boosting product innovation and enhance maker capability for startups in India. Intel India Maker Showcase will let visitors and participants see, feel and experience the products and solutions from the Intel India Maker Lab along with other innovations from Intel.

Media Walk-through of the Maker Lab & Showcase

The Intel India Maker Lab will be open to aspiring and existing entrepreneurs who are pursuing new hardware products and solutions in Internet of Things, Mobile Devices as well as other compute domains. They will be provided with development kits, reference boards, hardware and software tools to develop and test their ideas and bring their products and solutions to life, as well as mentoring and business support. The Intel India Maker Lab plans to support ten startup companies initially. The selection process for startups would be completed in October 2015 and the Maker Lab engagements are planned to start subsequently. Interested startups can contact intelindiamakerlab@intel.com to learn more on the application process.

Intel India Maker Lab in Bangalore

The Intel India Maker Lab and Intel India Maker Showcase initiative supports the Intel and Department of Science and Technology (DST)’s `Innovate For Digital India’ Challenge that drew over 1900 entries from across India.  Recently, 20 teams were shortlisted in the Innovate for Digital India Challenge. The shortlisted teams will be eligible to use the Intel India Maker Lab without having to go through a further selection process.

Intel India Maker Lab plans to collaborate with incubators and accelerators of academic institutions, industry associations, as well as other corporate entities to offer the benefits of Intel India Maker Lab to hardware startups they are supporting.

Speaking at the opening of the Intel India Maker Lab, Kumud Srinivasan, President, Intel India, said, “Intel India is committed to accelerating Digital India and Design in India by invigorating innovation across the eco-system. Design capability is a critical aspect for the success of these initiatives, and the Intel India Maker Lab will provide a facility to offer that support”.

HITACHI DATA SYSTEMS DELIVERS CLOUD-LIKE ECONOMICS, SIMPLIFIED MANAGEMENT WITH NEW HYPER-CONVERGED APPLIANCE, AND INTEGRATED DATA PROTECTION

New EVO:RAIL Solution and VMware vSphere Virtual Volumes Support Help Power  Software-Defined Infrastructure for VMware Environments 

Bangalore, India – August 27, 2015 – Hitachi Data Systems (HDS), a wholly owned subsidiary of Hitachi, Ltd. (TSE: 6501), today announced new hyper-converged infrastructure solutions and software enhancements for VMware environments. The solutions help eliminate complexity, protect workloads and reduce operational expenses, and are particularly helpful for partners and customers who want to transform traditional data centers and embrace private and hybrid cloud environments.

The newly available Hitachi Unified Compute Platform (UCP) 1000 for VMware EVO:RAIL™ is a simple, pre-built and fully optimized hyper-converged appliance that is designed for rapid, low-cost deployment of remote office, test and development, virtual desktop and similar virtualized solutions. Like the existing UCP family from Hitachi Data Systems, UCP 1000 for VMware EVO:RAIL provides enterprise converged infrastructure solutions that easily support core-to-edge IT workloads and simplifies increasingly complex data centers, and now remote offices.

Hitachi also announced new VMware vSphere® Virtual Volumes™ support for the industry-leading Hitachi Virtual Storage Platform (VSP) G1000. The Hitachi implementation of VMware vSphere Virtual Volumes allows customers to automate and take full advantage of granular VM control and policy-based management of VM growth and drive greater data center efficiency.

For simple, cost-effective data protection, Hitachi UCP 1000 for VMware EVO:RAIL offers optional integration with Hitachi Data Ingestor software that allows for “bottomless backup” on-premise with Hitachi Content Platform (HCP) or in the cloud with Hitachi Cloud Service for Content Archiving. Hitachi UCP 1000 for VMware EVO:RAIL provides customers with the flexibility and agility they need in remote office and other environments at a lower cost than other solutions.

A new release of Hitachi Virtual Infrastructure Integrator 3.0, a comprehensive data protection and management solution that is specific to VMware vSphere, simplifies data management for file and block storage and allows scheduled and instantaneous backup, recovery and cloning services. It also helps customers meet backup and recovery service levels at the VM level while improving resource utilization.

Hitachi Data Systems is also now offering stretched storage cluster capabilities on VSP systems using global-active device technology in conjunction with VMware vCenter™ Site Recovery Manager™, allowing customers nondisruptive application mobility and improved recovery point objectives (RPO) and recovery time objectives (RTO) in the event of disaster. Hitachi Data Systems provides highly available, active-active clusters with automated recovery for Tier 1 business applications. 

Supporting Quotes

“Increasingly, organizations are transitioning from dedicated, separate compute, networking and storage systems to converged and hyper-converged infrastructure architectures to accelerate time to value and simplify data center management. We also see growing demand for functionality, performance and reliability as organizations deploy private and hybrid cloud,” said Ravi Chalaka, Vice President of Solutions Marketing and Social Innovation, Hitachi Data Systems. “In collaboration with VMware, our long-time strategic partner, we are pleased to now offer new solutions and functionalities to enable partners and customers to meet their business objectives.”

“For years, VMware and HDS have worked together to help customers on their journey to the unified hybrid cloud by developing new, reliable solutions that are simple to use and can support growing business needs,” said Toni Adams, Vice President, Global Partner Marketing, VMware. “Building on that partnership, we are continuing to work closely with HDS to help our customers accelerate time to value, with infrastructure that can protect workloads and enable reduced operational expenses.”

VMworld San Francisco 2015

Hitachi Data Systems will be demonstrating its new solutions for VMware environments at VMworld, August 30 to September 2, 2015 in Booth #905 at Moscone Center in San Francisco, CA.

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Samsung Stays Ahead of the Curve with Bold, Big Screen Smartphone: Launches Galaxy S6 edge+ in India

  • Galaxy S6 edge+ features dual edge display for ultimate multimedia experience;
  • Indian R & D Team involved in the development of key features of the product; s6 edge+ to be manufactures from Noida Facility.Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge+

Bangalore: Aug 26, 2015 – Samsung has launched one of the most awaited device, the Galaxy S6 Edge+, in India today. The Galaxy s6 edge+ represents Samsung’s commitment to the big screen smartphone market, which Samsung boldly pioneered in 2011 with the Original Galaxy Note. The latest fast wireless and wired charging, and an incredibly powerful processor. The increased 4GB RAM complements the powerful Exynos octacore processor, enabling users to enjoy a seamless multi-tasking experience.

Galaxy S6 edge+ features ultimate Multimedia capabilities with deeper screen contrast and details through Samsung’s industry leading 5.7(143.9mm) Quad HD Super AMOLED disply. The Galaxy S6 edge+ features 4k(UHD) vedio filming and introduces Live Broadcast, which lets users share live video in Full HD quality stright from the phone to any individual, group of contacts, or even the public through YouTube Live and enjoy live stream video from his or her smartphone, tablet, Pc or smart TV with YouTube connectivity.

The Galaxy S6 Edge+ is further upgraded to support SideSync and will be available across all retail points from Aug 28th in a beautiful Gold Platinum and an all new Silver Titanium color with 32GB memory at a price of INR 57,900.

Cadence Successfully Concludes Its Flagship User Conference CDNLive India 2015

Jaswinder Ahuja, Corporate Vice President and Managing Director, Cadence Design Systems (India) Pvt Ltd

User conference provides a platform for design engineers to exchange ideas and best practices

Bangalore, INDIA, August 20, 2015—Cadence Design Systems (India) Pvt. Ltd., a subsidiary of Cadence Design Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: CDNS), successfully concluded its annual flagship user conference CDNLive India 2015. The conference brought together users and industry experts from semiconductor and electronics product and design services companies, and featured keynotes from Texas Instruments and Samsung. The winners of CDNLive India 2015 Best Paper Awards were also announced.

The two-day conference, held on August 18 and 19, provided an opportunity for delegates to network with peers, share best practices, understand the latest solutions and discover new techniques to address their most difficult design challenges.

Speaking about the conference, Jaswinder Ahuja, corporate vice president and managing director of Cadence India, said, “CDNLive India is one of the most important user conferences for the electronics industry today, with a strong focus on technical content. CDNLive provides an opportunity for our customers and partners to exchange ideas, network, share best practices and learn new ways to address their specific design challenges. We received strong interest in CDNLive India right from the Call for Papers process to the live events, which reflects the growth of the semiconductor and electronics design community in India.”

On Day 1, August 18, Lip-Bu Tan, president and CEO of Cadence, gave a keynote address on “Innovation in System Design Enablement.” This presentation was followed by a technology keynote by Chin-Chi Teng, corporate vice president of the Digital and Signoff Group at Cadence. The guest keynote on Day 1 was Mahesh Mehendale, MCU Chief Technologist and director of Kilby Labs India at Texas Instruments, who addressed the audience about ultra-low power challenges in the context of IoT. On Day 2, August 19, Nimish Modi, senior vice president, Marketing and Business Development at Cadence spoke about the latest in system design enablement. Mike Stellfox, a fellow in the System and Verification Group at Cadence, spoke on“Cadence System and Verification Vision” and Balajee Sowrirajan, vice president – DS India Lab, Samsung R&D Institute India – Bangalore, spoke on “System Verification Challenges for SoCs Powering the Connected World.”

The conference featured 10 tracks, 92 paper presentations, 5 technology update presentations, a design IP breakout session, technology pods on the latest Cadence® technologies and an exhibition area with booths by Cadence partners and customers.

Companies such as Analog Devices, ARM, Broadcom, eInfochips, Freescale, Hyundai Mobis, IBM, L&T Infosystems, NVIDIA, NXP, OmniPhy, Open-Silicon, PMC-Sierra, Qualcomm, Rambus, Samsung, SanDisk, Sankalp Semiconductor, Sanmina Technology, Seagate, SilabTech, Silicon Image, STMicroelectronics, Tata Motors, Tessolve, Texas Instruments and Xilinx presented papers.

The best paper award winners were:

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COMPANY

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RTL-to-Signoff: Digital Implementation ARM “3GHz and beyond” – Jumping To The New Performance Spectrum With ARM® Cortex®-A72
RTL-to-Signoff: Front-End Design Texas Instruments Seamless Deployment Of MSS With Smart-Scan Solution To Enable Higher Multi-Site Test for Large Scale SoCs
RTL-to-Signoff: Signoff Open-Silicon Metal Programmable Clock Delay Line
Mixed-Signal Design Texas Instruments Surviving Eternal Conflict Of Accuracy And Cost – Efficient Analog Mixed Signal Co-simulation With Spectre-XPS-MS
Custom IC/Analog Design STMicroelectronics Addressing 14FDSOI Custom Routing Complexity Through Existing ST + Cadence Solutions
System / Verification: Advanced Verification Methodology Samsung Research Institute – Bangalore Incremental And Configurable Verification Strategies For Modern SoCs
System / Verification: Performance & Debug SilabTech Modeling And Verification Using System Verilog In Virtuoso And Incisive Enterprise Simulator (NCSIM)
System / Verification: Hardware Assisted HW/SW Development Freescale Semiconductor Methods For Enabling BootROM Firmware Code Coverage on Palladium
System / Verification: Formal Verification Qualcomm SLICE System – SoC Level Inter Connection Extractor
PCB Design & IC Packaging Tata Motors Pune Advantages Of Cadence  Simulation Tools In Automotive ECU Environment

About Cadence

Cadence enables global electronic design innovation and plays an essential role in the creation of today’s integrated circuits and electronics. Customers use Cadence software, hardware, IP and services to design and verify advanced semiconductors, consumer electronics, networking and telecommunications equipment, and computer systems. The company is headquartered in San Jose, Calif., with sales offices, design centers and research facilities around the world to serve the global electronics industry. More information about the company, its products and its services is available at http://www.cadence.com.

Intel India to set up Intel India Maker Lab in Bengaluru

A unique platform for innovators and entrepreneurs to accelerate product innovation to enable the government’s `Make in India’ and `Design in India’ vision

Bengaluru, August 05, 2015: Intel India today announced its plan to set up Intel India Maker Lab^, a unique innovation Lab in its Bengaluru campus. To be operational soon, the Lab aims to accelerate hardware design innovation by boosting product innovation and enhance maker capability for innovators and startups in India. The Intel India Maker Lab will provide the infrastructure, development kits, reference boards, hardware and software tools, in addition to mentoring and business connection for local Indian entrepreneurs and innovators to develop and test their ideas leading to products and solutions using this unique Lab.

Innovators and startups can bring in their ideas, develop proof of concepts, and finally shape those into products/solutions using the resources available at the Lab. Following successful prototype, Intel India will help connect them to local technology ecosystem like Electronic Manufacturing Service providers, Original Design Manufacturers, Independent Software Vendors and System Integrators, in alignment with the ‘Make in India’ initiative.

Intel India would work closely with India’s startup ecosystem including Central/State Government incubation initiatives, academic institution-led incubators, corporate as well as commercial accelerators to complement their efforts for better and faster cycle of product realization.

In conjunction with the Intel India Maker Lab initiative, Intel India will also set up the ‘Intel India Maker Showcase’, which will allow delegates and visitors from the eco-system to see, feel and experience the innovative products and solutions from the Lab along with innovations from Intel.

“Intel India is committed to the Government’s Digital India vision. Intel’s philosophy has always been to inspire, imagine and realize innovations that enhance lives. With the Intel India Maker Lab, we are offering a strong platform to India’s vibrant start-up ecosystem, and encouraging young innovators to turn their ideas into exciting and relevant products for India,” said Kumud Srinivasan, President, Intel India.

This initiative further reinforces Intel’s commitment to the Digital India vision. Intel had recently announced the Intel and DST “Innovate for Digital India Challenge”, which focuses on the creation of products to increase technology adoption in India that will eventually result in the creation of a local technology ecosystem. The Challenge was designed in collaboration with the Department of Science and Technology* (DST), with support from the DeitY*, MyGov.in* and is being managed by IIM Ahmedabad’s Centre for Innovation Incubation and Entrepreneurship*(CIIE).