Aricent and Pradeep Vajram honored by SiliconIndia and Mentor Graphics for contributions to semiconductor industry

Aricent and Pradeep Vajram honored by SiliconIndia and Mentor Graphics for contributions to semiconductor industry

It is a proud moment for Aricent. Not only have we won the ‘Best VLSI/Embedded Design - Established Indian Company’ award, but SmartPlay Co-founder and Chief Executive Officer Pradeep Vajram, who is the President of our Semiconductor Business Unit, has also been conferred the ‘Outstanding Contribution to VLSI/Embedded Design Industry - Individual’ award, by SiliconIndia and Mentor Graphics.

The wins were announced at the SiliconIndia - Mentor Graphics Leadership Awards for the Embedded/VLSI Industry 2015 event held in Bangalore, on November 6, 2015. SiliconIndia is a prominent IT and media news portal, while Mentor Graphics Corporation is a leading electronic hardware and software design solutions company. The jointly-held unique annual awards event commemorates champions in the VLSI/Embedded space.

The event started with a panel discussion on “The Future is Consolidation in the Semiconductor Industry? Is this True?” Sanjay Palsamudram, Co-Founder & COO, SmartPlay Technologies was part of the panelists who concluded that the experts were optimistic about the future of semiconductor ecosystem despite the increased pace of consolidation.

Aricent and Pradeep Vajram were recognized for their noteworthy contributions to the semiconductor industry. The award reinforces Aricent’s position as the #1 pure-play product engineering services firm and strengthens our commitment to deliver exceptional value to our clients. It recognizes Pradeep’s expertise of over 20 years in the semiconductor industry, where he has performed superlatively across levels of responsibilities and driven the semiconductor space.

The event saw attendance from leading companies such as IBM, Honeywell, BEL and C-DAC, and individuals in the semiconductor field. The jury comprised distinguished business leaders such as Dr. Srinivas Mandavilli, Country Head, Imagination Tech. India; Sudarshan Iyengar, VP and MD, Microchip Tech. India; Santhanakrishnan Raman, MD, LSI India R&D, an Avago Tech. Company; Rajendra Kumar Khare, Founder, Chairman and MD, Surewaves; Vivek Sharma, Regional VP, STMicroElectronics and Vinay Shenoy, MD, Infineon Tech. India.

The awards go to prove what a great combination Aricent and Pradeep Vajram make. We look forward to more such victories.

About Aricent

Aricent is the world’s #1 pure-play product engineering services firm. The company has 20-plus years of experience co-creating ambitious products with the top networking, telecom, software, semiconductor, Internet and industrial companies. The firm's 11,000-plus engineers focus exclusively on software-powered innovation for the connected world. Key investors are KKR & Co. LP and Sequoia Capital.