Sankalp Semiconductor Appoints Samir Patel as CEO

              Sankalp Semiconductor Appoints Samir Patel as CEO

  PR Newswire

  HUBLI, India, April 1, 2013

HUBLI, India, April 1, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --

Sankalp Semiconductor today announced the elevation of Samir Patel as its
Chief Executive Officer. Sankalp Semiconductor, which started in year 2005,
has established itself as a leading analog mixed-signal technology solutions
company from India. Its unique approach of building technology centers across
various cities of India has helped it to profitably scale its delivery model
and acquire good customer base. The recent successful merger of Semiconductor
Solutions Group of KPIT Cummins Infosystems Ltd. has strengthened its digital
offering complimenting to its flagship analog mixed-signal services.

Samir Patel, who is a technology leader with over 25 years of executive
leadership in global semiconductor industry, will assume the role with
immediate effect. Samir has been with Sankalp for 5 years as President and set
up its operations in North America. Previously, he has worked at Rambus where
he managedtheir engineering. He was instrumental in setting up Rambus India
operations and also championed the acquisitions of several IP businesses.
Prior to Rambus, Samir worked at companies like: SUN Microsystems, Catalyst
Semiconductor and National Semiconductor. Samir has a B.S. degree from Indian
Institute of Technology Bombay and MS from University of Santa Barbara. He
also has to his credit several executive courses from Stanford University.

Vivek Pawar, who founded Sankalp Semiconductor and the current CEO, will step
into the role of Executive Chairman of Sankalp Semiconductor Private Limited.
"Samir Patel is an astute leader and his business acumen would help us to
scale globally. Connecting with our customers and their global footprint is an
important need to keep our customer delight quotient high. Samir's past
professional experience would help Sankalp during this growth phase and to
establish itself as a leading global player," said Mr. Pawar.

Vivek Pawar in his new role of Executive Chairman would chair the Board of
Directors and work on leadership and technical talent development programs.
Vivek would continue to drive his passion by managing Mixed-Signal Solutions
Business Unit of the company and would continue to be the executive sponsor
for some of their key customers. Under Vivek's leadership since inception,
Sankalp Semiconductor has evolved itself into a leading mixed-signal services
and solutions company with over 450 engineers and more than 20 global
customers. The company has grown multiple folds on its revenue in last seven
years and has made its mark in the semiconductor industry. 

About Sankalp Semiconductor Private Limited

Sankalp Semiconductor is the preferred choice for analog mixed-signal services
and solutions specializing in end-to-end solutions for IOs, analog and
mixed-signal chip design and layout. Our analog and mixed-signal expertise
combined with the SoC design capabilities makes us a one stop destination for
all our customers. Sankalp Semiconductor was founded in 2005 by a team of
industry experts with a mission to create an excellent 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 academic institutions in the country by being in
close proximity to the institutes. These strategies ensure scalability and
creation of a forward-looking ecosystem. Sankalp Semiconductor is the
recipient of several Industry accolades like Red Herring Asia, Deloitte Tech
Fast 50 India (2011 and 2012), STPI recognitions and quite recently was
selected in the Red Herring Top 100 Global Tech companies. For more
information, please visit .

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