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ICON Design Automation: Meet the Radio Technologies Specialists

silicon-review-ramachandran-swaminathan-executive-chairman-icon-design-automation“Team at ICON has extensive experience in working for technology start-ups to large corporations and has been extremely successful in delivering quality end-to-end technology solutions to their customers.”

ICON is a product design and engineering company specializing in Radio technologies and Semiconductor solutions. ICON is headquartered in Bangalore with offices in Delhi, Hyderabad, Pune& Dubai (UAE). ICON has built deep technology expertise over 17+ years and has a team of 30 across business verticals:

  • ICON Products: RF and uWave devices to sub-systems.
  • ICON Systems: Radio communications, Radar subsystems, Sensors
  • ICON Technology: Design tools and Fabrication of ASICs and Electronic systems

ICON has expertise in the broad areas of TeleCOM, SatCOM, RADAR, Military Communication, Electronic Warfare and Avionic subsystems. ICON design team has RF, microwave, millimeter-wave and Semiconductor expertise

  • Components to complex systems
  • LTCC / HTCC development (Low & High Temperature Co-fired Ceramic)
  • GaAs and GaN IC development
  • ASIC and MCM development
  • RF/uW design tools, training & consultation

ICON’s management team has a proven track record in engineering, sales, marketing and operations. The team has extensive experience in working for technology start-ups to large corporations and has been extremely successful in delivering quality end-to-end technology solutions to their customers.

Solutions Offered
Product Solutions- ICON Product solutions team delivers RF and Microwave products for EW, Radar, Telecom, Airborne, Space, Naval and Terrestrial applications.

  • Power Amplifier
  • Low Noise Amplifier
  • Switch
  • Phase Shifters
  • Filters
  • Power divider / Combiners
  • Switched Filter Bank
  • Antennas

Systems Solutions- ICON System Solutions team delivers product development from conception through design, prototyping, to delivery of fully functional tested product – per agreed customer specifications. Download White Papers on:

  • Electromagnetic Signature Modeling
  • Miniaturization: LTCC, HTCC, 3D packaging, MCMs.
  • Proximity Sensors
  • Phased Array Radar
  • Rad-Hard:Rad Hard devices by design
  • Satellite Modems
  • Subsystems: Up / Down converters, TRM.

Technology Solutions- ICON Technology Solutions team enables timely and cost-effective development of electronic products by delivering world-class EDA tools, RF/uW design expertise, fabrication & testing, SWaP reduction for higher system performance by proven miniaturization technologies:

  • EDA:RF / Microwave Modeling & Design, EM & System Simulation, MMIC/RFIC Design
  • Semiconductor Fabrication of ICs: CMOS, BICMOS, RFCMOS processes; HEMT, pHEMT, HBT, GaN.

Knowing the Executives

Ramachandran Swaminathan, Executive Chairman – He is an Electronics Engineer from UVCE, Bangalore, started his career at Vikram Sarabhai Space Centre, Trivandrum as a Rocket Scientist for ten years and specialized in Control & Guidance, Automated Test Equipment and Quality Assurance. There after served as Vice President Sales and Marketing in a Multinational Distribution Company dealing in Semi-conductor devices for a couple of years. He turned entrepreneur by founding D’gipro Group in 1987. D’gipro gained recognition as leading EDA solutions provider and pioneered VLSI training in the country, through association with niche VLSI, FPGA and system design / implementation tools. D’gipro trained over 1000 VLSI engineers for leading design houses such as ST-Micro-Electronics, TI-India, Philips India, IBM, Broadcom etc. Mr Ramachandran was awarded ‘Best Entrepreneur ‘by Government of India, and D’gipro was awarded ‘Preferred Partner ‘ by Defense Research and Development Organization.

He believes that the duty of a gentleman is to put back in to the world the equivalent or more of what he has taken out of it through Community service. He joined the Lions club of Bangalore East in 1999, held many positions and provided yeoman service to the community and is a Progressive Melvin Jones Fellow.

Ramachandran Swaminathan, currently as Executive Chairman at ICON Design Automation Pvt. Ltd. guides the enterprise, in providing ‘Proactive Solutions’ in Design, manufacturing, Test Automation and Quality Assurance for Aerospace and Defense Applications.

R.Varalakshmi, Managing Director – Mrs. Varalakshmi Ramachandran is a Graduate from Bangalore University. She specialises in Human Resources, Admin & Finance & she has over 20 years experience in this field. Prior to taking over as MD of ICON, she was in charge of H.R, Finance and administrative Department in ICON & She was holding similar portfolio in D’gipro group, which dealt primarily in providing Design / EDA solutions.

Alok Mehrotra, CEO – He has done his MBA from Santa Clara University, M.S. from SUNY, Stony Brook and B.E. from Manipal Institute of Technology. He is a management executive with broad domestic and international experience in sales and field operations and has a track record of fast & successful ramp-up of new technologies and markets. He has setup and managed operations in the US, Europe, Japan, Korea, Taiwan, Singapore, Malaysia and India.

Mr. Alok Mehrotra has extensive VLSI experience from a 25 year career in corporations that are technology and business leaders in Semiconductor and EDA; namely Xilinx, Synopsys, Cadence, Sagantec, Magma and Wind River (Intel). He has also been involved in entrepreneurial ventures as a Cofounder and Consultant for Business Strategy. He is also a certified Life Coach from International Coach Academy.

“We have built deep technology expertise over 17+ years and have a team of 30 across business verticals.”