Sankalp Semiconductor: Building Impeccable Semiconductor Design Offerings
Date: Friday , November 01, 2013
As designs in semiconductor and electronics systems industry are getting more and more complex due to convergence of technologies, the biggest need of the industry is time-to-market control, product development cost control and engineering productivity. Addressing these critical needs is Sankalp Semiconductor, an AMS semiconductor service provider to some of the largest semiconductor companies in the world. The 2005 founded company has developed automation technologies and design enabling IPs that address the critical needs of the industry.
Sankalp was founded by Vivek G Pawar, Executive Chairman along with a team of industry experts with a mission to create a world-class technology hub of mixed-signal semiconductor services and solutions. With a team of over 450 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.
With its CEO operating from Sunnyvale, CA, Sankalp provides a large roster of services including analog solutions in terms of power management, clock circuits and data converters; IO solutions for ESD and signal integrity, IO IP cores, library migration; digital solutions with regards to SOC/ASIC/MCU and derivatives, FPGA & virtualization, digital cell libraries; post silicon solutions such as post silicon modelling, test & characterization and mixed signal physical design for custom layout and design automation. \"The portfolio of our enabling technologies and productivity frameworks in analog mixed signal domain to address power management, interface engineering and post silicon solutions are very unique and best in the industry,\" says Pawar.
Courtesy the company\'s exceptional services, they have won over major clients in the automotive, consumer, communication and computing field. The engineering team at Sankalp works with 7 of the top semiconductor companies. Designs done at Sankalp have been successfully integrated into their customer programs like the Digital still cameras, Blue ray DVD players, Mobile & Handhelds, Microcontrollers for Car Dashboard, High bandwidth interfaces in a wide variety of technology nodes ranging from 0.25mu to 28nm.
Sankalp credits all of its success to the technology management team which is its biggest strength. The team comprises of very competent managers with engineering management exposure at several global semiconductor product multinational companies like TI, Infineon, Rambus, Analog Devices, AMD among others. They understand the technical needs of their customers and the engineering aspects which are very unique to the semiconductor industry. The engineering teams are handpicked and trained by these leaders.
Pathway to the Future
Sankalp is almost doubling in size year on year. With the new Business Transfer Agreement, it has almost doubled its delivery capacity and the customer base. Managing the scope of this size is a big challenge for Sankalp moving forward. Sankalp would address these challenges by increasing management bandwidth and more streamlined delivery structure aligned with its Go-to-Market plans. Pushing the value envelop in a dynamic semiconductor industry is the other challenge. Sankalp would continue to invest in innovation to ensure and maintain leadership position in Analog Mixed-Signal technology space. With the growth plans in place, the company is poised to see immense success in the years to come.