KPIT Cummins carves-out its semiconductor hardware-solutions business in partnership with Sankalp Semiconductor Pvt. Ltd., to create Sankalp & KPIT Semiconductor Pvt. Ltd.
This new entity will be one of the world's largest semiconductor hardware design practices with best-in-class capabilities in Analog & Mixed Signal (AMS) design services.
- New York, NY (1888PressRelease) July 11, 2012 - KPIT Cummins (NSE: KPIT, BSE: 532400) a leading product engineering and IT consulting partner to global automotive & transportation, manufacturing and energy & utilities corporations has announced that it has carved out its semiconductor hardware solutions business in partnership with Sankalp Semiconductor Pvt. Ltd., a leading analog & mixed-signal and RF semiconductor service provider, which has hereby formed a wholly owned subsidiary named Sankalp & KPIT Semiconductor Pvt. Limited. KPIT Cummins will take a strategic minority stake in the parent Sankalp Semiconductor Pvt. Ltd.
KPIT Cummins brings in strong knowhow of services business scalability, experience in driving global operations, robust process management and market relationships to the new entity, while Sankalp Semiconductor will add its leadership position as preferred AMS service provider, and its strength in developing talent to execute projects through an Offshore Development Centre (ODC) model. The new entity will be one of the world's largest Analog & Mixed Signal (AMS) design services provider, with best-in-class end-to-end SoC (Systems on Chip) design capabilities, catering to top North American, European and Japanese semiconductor companies and their captive centers in India, with primary focus on Automotive, Consumer Electronics, and Computing & Communications industries.
"This is an important milestone for Sankalp Semiconductor and we believe that this addition of semiconductor hardware strength from KPIT Cummins will allow us to deliver more value to our joint customers. With this strategic transaction Sankalp Semiconductor now has a large design capacity and a strong base of qualified semiconductor design specialists. This along with the extensively experienced combined leadership team will enable us to offer our customers highly scalable and best-in-class semiconductor design services", said Vivek Pawar, CEO, Sankalp Semiconductor.
"Semiconductor design competency is key to KPIT Cummins' product engineering services portfolio and we are happy to find a complementary partner. Sankalp Semiconductor is a leader in semiconductor design for our focus industries including automotive, and also has strong capabilities in the consumer electronics space. With this our joint customers will get access to one of the largest semiconductor hardware design practices and superior Analog & Mixed Signal design (AMS) expertise", said Pankaj Sathe, Senior Vice President and Head Semiconductor Solutions Group, KPIT Cummins.
About KPIT Cummins
KPIT Cummins Infosystems Limited (NSE: KPIT, BSE: 532400), an IT consulting and product engineering partner, is focused on co-innovating domain intensive technology solutions for global automotive & transportation, manufacturing and energy & utilities companies. A leader in technology solutions and services, KPIT Cummins currently partners with 165+ global corporations including automotive Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs), Tier 1 companies and semiconductor companies. For more information, please visit www.kpitcummins.com and follow us on Twitter: http://twitter.com/kpit
About Sankalp Semiconductor
Sankalp Semiconductor is an AMS semiconductor service provider to some of the largest semiconductor companies in the world. Sankalp was founded in 2005 by a team of industry experts with a mission is to create a world-class technology hub of mixed-signal semiconductor services and solutions. With a team of over 200 semiconductor technology specialists, Sankalp drives its mission through three strategic focus areas - bring second tier cities of India on technology map, attract proven technical leaders with entrepreneurial zeal and working closely with some of the topmost colleges in the country by being physically close to the college campus. These strategies ensure scalability and creation of a forward looking ecosystem. For more information, please visit www.sankalpsemi.com
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