Dance with the music; romance with the silicon
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Dance with the music; romance with the silicon

By SiliconIndia   |   Wednesday, 23 January 2008, 13:15 Hrs
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Bangalore: Semiconductors are playing key role in our day today life. Like the music has evolved from its basic state in to much more embodiments like fusion, or remixes to popular music, semiconductors are also migrating towards different avatars, making its presence felt in each and every stage of life, said, Rajendra Kumar Khare, Chaiman and MD Surewaves, in his key note speech in the inaugural session of two-day MUSIC India (Magma Users Summit on Integrated Circuits) event, held here on Tuesday, Jan 22, 2008.

"India is the fastest growing market in the world as far as Consumption of electronics goods is concerned. More importantly, India has been evolving as the hotspot for investment in semiconductor related activities," said Khare.

"In 2005 India's per capita income was about $590. This is expected to grow to $1150 by 2015. Even though per capita income grows, the spending for basic needs like food, milk and oil will not going to increase much. So, possibly, increases in the income, may be spent on electronic gadgets. This will provide huge opportunity for semiconductor related activities," explained Khare in his keynote speech.

The two-day MUSIC India Summit, organized by Magma Design Automatin, a provider of chip design software, is featuring 25 user papers, 2 user tutorials and informative R&D sessions that cover the entire RTL-to-GDSII flow, including automated full-chip floor planning, low-power, design for manufacturability and physical verification. The event witnessed more than 250 attendees.

Shabeer Ibrahim from Qualcomm, Sandeep Gupta, B G Madhusudan Rao, Arun Koithyar, Udaykumar Yedakuppam from Texas Instruments presented their papers in the morning session. On Wednesday, Vivek Tatke from Open silicon, Samina Bano, Shanthi Rangaswamy, from TI, Rachana Srivastava from Intel and other experts from industry will present their papers.

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