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TCS Bags 60 mn Contract

Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) has signed an eight-year end-to-end IT
applications services contract with Scottish Water, worth an estimated 60 mn.

The new contract, while delivering an extended level of service, will also save

Scottish Water a minimum of 8 mn in operating expenditure alone over the next

eight years. Scottish Water serves 5.5 mn customers in Scotland with water and

wastewater services.


Oneic Hits Deal with TTS

Oman National Engineering and Investment Company (Oneic) has hit a deal with

Towell-TAKE Solutions (TTS) for updating its fleet of handheld computers (HHCs)

used to read electricity and water meters across Oman.

Consensus on Wafers

Intel, Samsung Electronics, and TSMC have announced that they have reached

an agreement on the need for industry-wide collaboration to target a transition

to larger, 450mm-sized wafers, starting in 2012. The transition to larger wafers

will enable continued growth of the semiconductor industry and help maintain a

reasonable cost structure for future integrated circuit manufacturing and


CSC Extends Nortel Deal

Computer Sciences Corporation has extended its IT outsourcing agreement with

Nortel by two years. Under the terms of the agreement, CSC will continue to

provide applications support and IT call center services to Nortels global user

community. These services leverage CSCs World Sourcing delivery centers from

around the globe to provide Nortel with a high-quality, low-cost solution.


Oxigen Partners, Kwality Walls

Oxigen Services India has announced its association with Kwality Walls for
Cornettos summer campaign: the Scratch & Win. This is one of the first

tie-ups between a consumer brand like Kwality Walls and a technology solution

provider like Oxigen to bring in an innovative consumer program.

TCS Renews Contract with Virgin

Tata Consultancy Services has confirmed that it has renewed its managed services
contract with the Virgin Atlantic airline. By entrusting the management of its

IT infrastructure and applications management to TCS, Virgin Atlantic will now

be focusing on its core business activities and flex with the future challenges

of the international airline industry.

Qualcomm Fabrication Plant in Taoyuan

Qualcomm MEMS Technologies, a wholly owned subsidiary of Qualcomm, Cheng Uei

Precision Industry, and Foxlink, a leading developer and manufacturer of

communications devices, computers and consumer electronics, have announced an

agreement to bring a new, dedicated fabrication plant to Lungtans Science Park

in Taoyuan, Taiwan, to manufacture Qualcomms next generation mirasol displays.

The fabrication plant is slated to be fully operational in 2009. The

collaboration solidifies Qualcomm MEMS Technologies strategy to support volume

demands for future mirasol displays.

Toshiba, JSW to Market Turbines

Toshiba and JSW, one of Indias well-known business groups, have agreed to

establish a joint venture company to manufacture and market super-critical steam

turbines and generators for thermal power plants in India. Under the terms of

the agreement, Toshiba and JSW will establish a joint venture in June 2008. The

new company will have an initial capitalization of $50 mn, 75% held by Toshiba

Group and 25% by two group companies of JSW Group5% by JSW Steel and 20% by JSW

Energy. The companies are now deciding the location of the headquarters and

manufacturing facilities, and will announce the details in due course.

BT to Manage WAN for Thomson Reuters

BT has announced that it has signed an agreement with Thomson Reuters to

manage the WAN (wide area network) element of its internal IT infrastructure in

an eight-year outsourcing deal. BT will transform Thomson Reuters existing WAN

into a high-speed, IP-based global infrastructure that will encompass 323

locations across 100 countries including six applications hosting data centers.

This win follows a 10-year-plus deal BT reached with Reuters in 2005 to

transform and manage the global network.