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Sasken: A leader in Providing Product Engineering and Digital Transformation Services since 27 Years

silicon-review-rajiv-c-mody-chairman-ceo-sasken“At Sasken, we do everything we can to sustain an environment that is conducive to incubating new ideas and creating powerful technology solutions that help our clients succeed.”

A leader in providing Product Engineering and Digital Transformation services to global tier-1 customers, Sasken’s deep domain knowledge and comprehensive suite of services have helped global leaders maintain market leadership in industries such as Semiconductors, Automotive, Enterprise grade Devices, Smart Devices and Wearables, Industrial Automation, Public Safety, Satellite Communication, Retail, and MVNO. Sasken with its unparalleled domain competencies in communication and media processing is poised to take on critical challenges that the industry manifests.

In the 27 years of its existence, Sasken has established itself as a pioneer in creating IP and solution accelerators that have been a part of over 200+ commercially shipped unique products of globally leading OEMs. With over 70 patents, Sasken has been at the forefront of technology and enjoys a reputation of being a technology leader.

Established in 1989, Sasken employs 2200+ people, operating from state-of-the-art centers in Bangalore, Pune, Chennai & Hyderabad (India), Kaustinen & Tampere (Finland), and Beijing (China). Sasken also have a presence across Germany, Japan, UAE, UK, and USA. Sasken has been listed in the National Stock Exchange and Bombay Stock Exchange since its initial public offering in 2005.

Sasken’s proprietary quality management systems strengthen its business offerings and ensure client satisfaction. Their commitment to environment, health and safety is backed by its ISO 14001:2004 (EMS) certification.

IT Services
Sasken with its product development expertise is ideally placed to power enterprises to manage and build digital assets that will fosters collaboration within enterprises and result in superior customer engagement. Their productized development of IT services is changing the game from IT infrastructure management to developing mobile-centric architectures.

  • Application & Data Services
  • Data and Analytics Services
  • Enterprise Mobility
  • Quality Assurance

Industries Served
Every pursuit in the social and professional sphere is today catalyzed by Sasken need to connect, collaborate and drive sustainable commerce. These forces are redefining the way companies solicit and service businesses across the entire spectrum of industries. As a pioneer in providing state-of-the-art product development services to global leaders, the company has obtained mastery in making it possible for customers to leverage technology as their business enabler. Sasken has successfully partnered with businesses in automotive, consumer electronics, rugged devices, computing, semiconductors, communication networks, retail, insurance, hospitality and healthcare to help them entrench themselves as forerunners as well as hasten the pace of product introduction and market expansion.

  • Automotive
  • Consumer Electronics
  • Network Equipment
  • Semiconductors
  • Rugged Devices

“Sasken has been instrumental working with Lebara, to optimize the way we work with our MNO partners. By leveraging the power of data science and predictive analytics to mine data for actionable insights, Sasken has added tremendous value by helping us to bridge the supply side with customer demand, adding significant savings to the bottom line. Sasken is working with us in bringing out further improvement to our business intelligence systems, and developing enterprise tools that are vital to our business needs, as we prepare ourselves to leverage the power of analytics on a broader scale for business success.” – Richard Bastin, CTO, Lebara (excerpt from his interview in Business Review Europe, March 2016)

“We have been associated with Sasken for six years and have had a brilliant partnership with them. Sasken exudes ownership and technical expertise required for projects in FPGA tools development. The team has always delivered on time and met all our requirements. When faced with challenges, Sasken has always found a solution and that makes them a great partner to work with.” – Chao Chen, Vice President (Software and Architecture), Agate Logic

“Over the past 5 years we have engaged Sasken to help develop digital audio solutions within a number of our products. We have had an excellent relationship over the time resulting in successful projects. Sasken provides expert technical input and always delivers on time.” – Rajan Bali, Solutions Specialist (Global Banking and Financial Markets), British Telecom Global Services.

“Technology is our passion. We dare to explore new opportunities to find new ways to solve technical challenges.”

Meet the Man behind Sasken Success

Rajiv C Mody, Chairman, Managing Director and CEO– Rajiv founded the company in 1989, at San Jose along with two other co-founders. The company was set up in the classical tradition of Silicon Valley startups; in a garage in Fremont, California. This was before he returned to India to expand company operations in 1991.

Under his able leadership, over the last two and a half decades, Sasken has grown into a major technology and solution provider to Tier 1 customers across the communications value chain. Over the years, Sasken has steadily expanded its portfolio of solutions into development, life-cycle extension and sustenance of semi-conductors, platforms, network elements (voice and data) including terrestrial and satellite, customer owned equipment like handsets, set-top boxes and lifestyle/consumer products.

Rajiv Mody was awarded the “Technovator of the Year 2007” by VOICE & DATA, a leading technology publication. He also served as an Executive Council Member of NASSCOM (2001 – 2008).

He obtained his Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering from M.S University, Baroda, India and Master’s degree in Computer Science from Polytechnic School of Engineering, NYU, New York, USA. Rajiv enjoys reading biographies, SCUBA diving and watching movies.