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KPIT partners with Sankalp Semiconductor

Posted: 11 Jul 2012     Print Version  Bookmark and Share

Keywords:analogue & mixed-signal  AMS  SoC  semiconductor design services 

KPIT Cummins has partnered with Hubli-based Sankalp Semiconductor to form a wholly owned subsidiary named Sankalp & KPIT Semiconductor.

Under the deal, KPIT will take a strategic minority stake in Sankalp Semiconductor, a provider of analogue & mixed-signal and RF semiconductor solutions and services.

According to the company, the new entity will be one of the world's largest analogue & 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 centres in India, with primary focus on automotive, consumer electronics, and computing and communications industries.

"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. With this our joint customers will get access to one of the largest semiconductor hardware design practices and superior analogue and mixed signal design (AMS) expertise," added Pankaj Sathe, SVP and head, semiconductor solutions group, KPIT Cummins.

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