Sankalp Semiconductor Selected as a 2012 RedHerring Top 100 Global

December 09, 2012 by Jeff Shepard

Sankalp Semiconductor is a the winner of Red Herring's Top 100 Global award, as this year's most promising private technology ventures from the Asia business region. Sankalp is a one-stop shop for analog mixed signal services and solutions specializing in end-to-end solutions for IOs, analog and mixed signal chip design/layout. Sankalp and its subsidiaries have close to 360 engineers with design centers at Hubli (Karnataka), Kharagpur (West Bengal), Bhubaneswar (Orissa) and Kolkata (West Bengal) in India. It also has customer support center at Sunnyvale (California) in USA.

"It is a true honor to be recognized as a Red Herring Top 100 Global company," said Vivek Pawar, Chief Executive Officer, Sankalp Semiconductor Pvt. Ltd. "With focus on analog & mixed-signal semiconductor technology, we help our customers create cutting edge products. We envisioned creating a strong ecosystem from Tier-II cities of India to cater to the design needs of the semiconductor industry. Not only have we done it but we have demonstrated on its scalability."

"Choosing the companies with the strongest potential was by no means a small feat," said Alex Vieux, publisher and CEO of Red Herring. "After rigorous contemplation and discussion, we narrowed our list down from hundreds of candidates from across Global to the Top 100 Winners. We believe Sankalp Semiconductor embodies the vision, drive and innovation that define a successful entrepreneurial venture. Sankalp should be proud of its accomplishment, as the competition was the strongest it has ever been."

Red Herring's editorial staff evaluated Sankalp on both quantitative and qualitative criteria, such as financial performance, technology innovation, management quality, strategy, and market penetration. This assessment of potential was complemented by a review of the track record and standing of startups relative to their peers, allowing Red Herring to see past the "buzz" and make the list a valuable instrument of discovery and advocacy for the most promising new business models from around the world.