CircuitSutra gets ISBA Entrepreneurship Award

9th Feb, 09 -- CircuitSutra Technologies Pvt Ltd has announced that the Indian Science and Technology Entrepreneurs Parks and Business Incubators Association (ISBA) have awarded CircuitSutra the "ISBA Entrepreneurship Award 2008".

The awards ceremony was held January 31 at the Hotel Green Park in Chennai during the ISBA 2009 International Conference on business incubation. CircuitSutra got the award in the Graduate category of 'Information, Communication & Technology'. Umesh Sisodia, CEO CircuitSutra, accompanied Prof. Raghunandan Rajamani, CEO, JSSATE, STEP to receive the award.

According to Umesh, ISBA judged them on the basis of their performance so far and their business plan for future growth. CircuitSutra started its operation from JSSATE, Science and Technology Entrepreneur Park (STEP) in November 2005 and it has recently graduated from the incubation centre. The supportive environment provided by the incubation centre helped the company to focus on its core business. CircuitSutra is able to establish itself as the centre of excellence in SystemC based SoC Modelling.

"So far SystemC was more in the research and evaluation phase and now it has reached a stage when it is ready for widespread adoption in the industry. We are very well positioned to enable the SoC companies for the fast adoption of SystemC, we have developed good expertise in the latest standards in this domain: TLM2.0 released by OSCI, TL Guidelines released by STARC and Greensocs: Open source platform for tool independent model development," says Umesh Sisodia, CircuitSutra CEO.

Speaking about the significant challenges it faced in the past, Umesh mentioned a unique trial that is specific to their business. "SystemC requires very unique skills which is a combination of two domains: Object oriented software development using C++ and the understanding of SoC architecture, design, verification. The chip design engineers are comfortable with design languages like verilog and vhdl, they are not comfortable with OOPS & C++. The software engineer understands C++ and OOPS but they do not understand the Electronics, SoC," says Umesh. To address this, the company has come up with training modules for new team members.

"CircuitSutra with Umesh at the helm of affairs has had an interesting journey so far. The company faced several challenges of being a start-up providing services in a niche area and required a lot of perseverance to continue day after day. Umesh has steered the company very admirably and it is a company that has received SEED funding from us. We congratulate them on their success and hope for many more" stated Raghunandan Rajamani.

About ISBA
Indian Science and Technology Entrepreneurs Parks and Business Incubators Association (ISBA), is a dynamic value network of Incubators of India, engaged in promoting Innovation and Entrepreneurship in the country. With active membership of incubators and affiliates, ISBA constantly strives to leverage incubation performance in India and endeavors to represent and interface, the Indian Incubation, with the global incubation community, for mutual growth. With immense potential for mining new insights in incubation from field experiences and its constant interaction with the Indian society, ISBA strengthens and compliments the role of policy making bodies and other resource players, towards incubation. ISBA also plays a proactive role in providing assistance for incubation development to other global communities, networks and individual incubators. With the greater agenda for continually expanding the frontiers of Incubation, Innovation and Entrepreneurship, to bring in new benefits to the society, ISBA regularly undertakes various dissemination initiatives, including the present conference, to fruition. For more information, see:

About CircuitSutra
CircuitSutra Technologies Pvt Ltd is an emerging company based in India, with an aim to emerge as the world leader in software services to the semiconductor industry. More and more contents of a SoC are becoming software, more and more chip design steps are becoming like C / C++ programming, CircuitSutra has an important role to play in the future of semiconductor industry. With current focus on SoC Modeling and Embedded semiconductor software services, CircuitSutra plans to expand into outsourced EDA tool development. CircuitSutra is the first company in India to get seed funding from JSSATE, Science & Technology Entrepreneurs Park. For more information, see

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