• 10 Most Promising Semiconductor Companies - 2018

    Be it the synthesis of logic gates using transistor configurations to form integrated chips, or feature-rich multi-chip modules, the semiconductor industry has always been an epitome of innovation. Enterprises across the globe, are undertaking intense R&D activities to come up with functional designs for state-of-the-art processors, controllers and other board support packages. There are also other organizations synthesizing the designs on chips to enable path-breaking developments in a multitude of sectors such as RF communication, programmable chips for embedded systems and so forth. Semiconductor sensors constitute the nerve center for sectors like robotics and the IoT, where sensor data rules the roost. While companies work to develop high quality sensors to support these sectors, niche markets for application-specific ICs (ASICs) and system-on-chip (SoC) modules, besides microelectro-mechanical systems (MEMS) have taken birth. The breakneck pace of innovation has also caused a spurt in the number of patents filed by semiconductor companies for their out-of-the-box designs. Furthermore, International Technology Roadmap for Semiconductors (ITRS) predicts a major disruption enabled by the synergy between quantum computing principles and the electronic chip design processes. As companies strive to innovate better and develop state-of-the-art products, they are often on the lookout for partners with domain expertise in quantum computing, RF engineering, low power electronic design, as also power electronics. A vast number of organizations headquartered in different parts of the world, have also set up their operational base in the U.S. to tap into the country’s knowledge base, while American companies have done the same elsewhere. The interesting mix of business and technology collaboration between technology companies, has made the semiconductor industry, a dynamic place to be in. Given the dynamism surrounding the semiconductor industry, technology companies are on the lookout for solutions and partnership programs that can add the momentum to their projects. In order to herald the various developments taking place in the semiconductor realm, a distinguished panel comprising the CIOs, CEOs, CTOs, analysts and the Silicon India editorial board, has reviewed numerous companies unveiling trailblazing developments in the domain. The companies have been identified based on the quality of their solutions and services, besides client satisfaction record. In this edition of Silicon India, we present to you the “10 Most Promising Semiconductor Companies - 2018.”
Company Logo Company Name Company Management Company Description
BlackPepper Technologies Jei Narayanan, COO, Manoj Sundareswaran, EVP-Delivery and Hari Puravankara, Founder & CEO, Salesh Kumar, VP of Strategic Initiatives Democratizes innovation by harnessing ideas from the unlikeliest of sources and transforming them into commercially viable products
Cactus Semiconductor James McDonald, Founder & President Providing custom analog and mixed signal integrated circuits (IC) with turn-key developments, including analog IC design, digital IC design, physical design and production support
DXCorr Design Nirmalya Ghosh, CEO The company designs memory compilers as well as standard cell libraries to meet the stringent requirements for SoC designs
GeneSiC Semiconductor Dr. Ranbir Singh, Founder Provides high power semiconductor products using Silicon Carbide technology
GigaCom Semiconductor Venkata Simhadri, President & CEO Provider of custom/ standard based serial data interfaces for developing low power SoC in various networking applications
Micron Technology Sanjay Mehrotra, President & CEO Delivers memory and storage systems for a broad range of applications and sparking countless possibilities in technology
OmniPHY Ritesh Saraf, CEO Provides differentiated interface IP, offering cutting-edge design margins and fast time-to-market for emerging standards to customers
Real Intent Prakash Narain, President & CEO Provider of EDA software to accelerate Early Functional Verification and Advanced Sign-off of electronic designs
Sierra Circuits Amit Bahl, Director, Marketing and Sales From PCB layout and design to assembly and manufacturing, handling all aspects of PCB production
VeriKwest Systems Loganath Ramachandran, Director, Champaka Ramachandran, CEO and Raj Mitra, VP, CISMA Consultants Helping customers improve the efficiency of design verification with customized training