Sunday, May 22, 2016

BlackPepper Technologies Acquires SiMASK Technologies


BlackPepper Technologies Acquires SiMASK Technologies

BlackPepper Technologies Pvt. Ltd. Acquires Bangalore-based SiMASK Technologies, an Analog Design Company. The announcement comes as an exciting factor because SiMASK Technologies is a leading player in the Analog Design arena. The World Semiconductor Trade Statistics (WSTS) association says the global semiconductor market is mounting to be a US$347 billion by 2017. Interesting point is that Analog Design segment constitutes a major percentage of this market.

Jei Narayanan, Chief Operating Officer, BlackPepper is happy with this acquisition as over the years BlackPepper has created a core expertise in Design, Verification, Synthesis/ STA, DFT, PD, Package Design, AMS, IP Vendoring and Post Silicon Validation (PSV). With the addition of SiMASK team into theirs will add a humongous strength in their offerings in the Analog & Mixed Signal space especially in their key stronghold area of complete turnkey implementations.
BlackPepper Technologies Acquires SiMASK Technologies

BlackPepper is a known name in VLSI design service providers segment with a significant presence in the semiconductor industry as reported by Manivannan M, Founder & CEO of SiMASK. The company has its key expertise in the Analog and RF (Radio Frequency) domains are all set to complement and extend BlackPepper's reach in turnkey silicon business. He further added that the key purpose together is to gain a high amount of customer satisfaction and further depth in innovative techniques to align values and purpose thus achieving higher penetration in the market in this segment. With this handshake, the expertise level of SiMASK will not only broaden but there will also be a substantial expansion in their client base thus helping in the enhancement of their research and development capacity. Hopefully, the two will sustain their exciting journey for a long run in order to achieve their primary goals together.

BlackPepper Technologies is considered to be a new generation, Silicon to System Design Company that is well focused on providing differentiated product engineering capabilities across the horizon of worldwide semiconductor companies. It's unique EYWA technology platform is known for delivering complete turnkey solutions from Architecture to implementation to high volume manufacturing with near to accurate prediction of cost, TAT and reliability.

SiMASK Technologies has its core strengths in Analog Design, Layout and automation. It has proven record in successful implementations that include blocks like PLL, ADC, USB, DAC, and SERDES on technology nodes down to 14 FinFET. Some of the prominent customers are Mediatek, Avago, IBM, and E-Silicon.

Monday, May 16, 2016

Landmine Defusing Challenge at ICRA Sweden selects Sastra Robotics for Finals


In Landmine Defusing Challenge, "Team Autobots" got selected into the finals of HRATC conducted by ICRA in Sweden. Sastra Robotics & QBotics Labs, two separate robotic startups from Kerala who joined hands to build the Team Autobots. Indian team has thus landed into the finals of the Humanitarian Robotics and Automation Technology Challenge (HRATC). The team that is participating on behalf of the Indian startup is named Autobots. ICRA is the reputed robotics conference. HRATC is a competition conducted by ICRA in association with SIGHT (Special Interest Group for Humanitraian Technology) under IEEE.

Landmine Defusing Challenge at ICRA Sweden selects Sastra Robotics for Finals

The International Conference of Robotics and Automation (ICRA) aims to bring together the top scientists and researchers engaged in cutting edge robotic technologies. ICRA 2016 is organized to take place in Stockholm, Sweden from May 16th to 21st. As reported by the UN Mine Action Service, landmines are responsible for killing at least 15,000 to 20,000 people every year having a majority of children in this count. Minesweeping is quite dangerous in terms of being time intensive and abrupt. A large number of landmines that have been left behind by soldiers continue to increase terror and destruction of human lives long after the wars have been called off or finished.

Landmine casualties, in fact, bring an additional and substantial burden on war-stricken countries. For instance, if a mother gets killed or mutilated by a landmine makes her entire family at risk of disease and malnutrition. This, in fact, impacts on generations to come, in such cases. Similarly, a child when gets mutilated by a landmine creates a burden on its family, society, and health services of the country thereby impounding impact on the nation as a whole.

The Humanitarian Robotics and Automation Technology Challenge (HRATC) aims to search and diffuse hidden unexploded landmines with the use of robotics and without human interventions so as to increase efficiency and decrease risks. Autobots, the team created by Sastra Robotics & QBotics Labs, from Kerala, to accept this challenge has been rated among the top 4 teams participating globally. The final 4 teams that made to the finals of the challenge will now be competing further for the top position. Autobots currently is with the leading score among the 4 finalists. The team consists of robotics experts from QBotics Labs and Sastra Robotics. QBotics Labs specializes in robotics research and Sastra Robotics specializes in robotic arms for testing of high-end devices. The members of Autobots team include Lentin Joseph (CEO/ Founder of QBotics Labs) who is also leading the team, Achu Wilson (CTO/ Co-Founder of Sastra Robotics), and Chandykunju Alex (Robotics Engineer, Sastra Robotics).

The Solution designed by Autobots team is to detect the presence of landmines with accurate position (latitude, longitude) using all-terrain robot, Husky. Husky is not developed by the Team Autobots or any of the contestants. It is developed and manufactured by some company under the guidance of SIGHT. The first half of Husky is the hardware, and that is taken up by SIGHT. The second half of Husky is the software application that makes it do landmine detection and being autonomous at doing it; this is done by the contesting teams. Team Autobots and the other teams made the software half of Husky, not the hardware half. Accuracy and efficiency are the keys that define Husky's work style.

This is definitely a proud moment for Indian Robotics to get such recognition at the  global level. The final round is on May 17th.

Update as of June 1st: Team Autobots has won 1st prize in HRATC at ICRA-2016.

Sunday, May 1, 2016

2D3DFloorPlanCompany Offers Interactive 3D Floor Plans

2D3DFloorPlanCompany Offers Interactive 3D Floor Plans
Floor plan of the first floor of the White House. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Anyone having a connection with real estate industry understands the importance of 2D and 3D floor plans. 2D3DFloorPlanCompany.com brings high quality and interactive 3D floor plans. The importance of these floor plans is quite important as the photo-realistic plan caters to the requirement of having interactive apartments and properties in real estate industry. The 2D3DFloorPlanCompany.com is offering high quality, creative and interactive 2D and 3D floor plan services at the most affordable prices. These plans are created by highly experienced and talented 3D floor plan designers at par with the expectations of customers. The 3D interactive plans produced by these professionals have been well appreciated by customers who acknowledged that these plans were created as per their imagination which they wanted and what they think about their dream home or office.
2D3DFloorPlanCompany Offers Interactive 3D Floor Plans
Floor plan of the ground floor of the White House. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

To make these 3D plans more appealing, the designers put interior decorations for the apartment like wall colors furniture, doors, windows, bathroom, kitchen, and living room setup just in the way that matches with a real apartment. This is achieved with the help of latest software and designing technologies. Definitely, emerging technologies are helping industries like never before. The professionally trained designers are proficient in completing over 800 3D floor plan projects including several home areas like bedroom, windows, living room, interior walls, doors, larger closet, bathroom, shower, sink, kitchen area, electrical appliances, and so on.

On the customer front, a customer is quite happy to show photo-realistic and interactive 3D view of his home in the form of a small model with the help of 2D and 3D floor plans. It helps customers to convince their renters to project the full setting of the apartment without visiting the site. That saves a lot of logistics hassles including time and money.

Additionally, if a customer wants to build a home on a self-designing concept, he can ask 2D3DFloorPlanCompany to build a 3D floor plan before beginning the actual construction. With the help of photo-realistic and interactive 3D floor plans, buyers or renters are getting aligned in a smoother manner by getting more accurate view of an apartment or property without visiting the site physically. And when you have 3D plan available visually, there is no requirement of describing it in words and building imaginary pictures about the location.

Friday, April 29, 2016

The Breakfast Alchemy from Mettl – A Replica of Arthurian Round Table

The Breakfast Alchemy from Mettl is an attempt of replicating an Arthurian round table for the HR community in an innovative way. Mettl is recognized as a premiere talent assessment and measurement organization in India. The Breakfast Alchemy will witness top HR leaders uniting to fight against increasing challenges that are creating hindrances to the future outcomes in the industry.

The Breakfast Alchemy from Mettl – A Replica of Arthurian Round Table


The unique step taken will enable HR fraternity an insight into looking at things from a different set of perspectives, from all directions and then finding out the most feasible and defect free solution for the core issues. The inaugural issue of The Breakfast Alchemy is scheduled for April 28. This will be one-and-a-half hour program starting 10:00 AM. The opening serial theme is Increasing High Performer – New Hire Ratio in BFSI. The participants would include big name companies from BFSI and related sectors – banking, insurance, and finance – that will include representation from PNB Metlife, Indiabulls, Max Life Insurance, Religare, and PNB Housing for brainstorming and talking about various aspects possible on the subject to draw out the best possible solutions.


As the attrition rate is increasing consistently, it has become a point of concern at a high scale. There is a tremendous slowdown in the industry with a target of negative bias for new career opportunities. The timely presented program from Mettl will help many industries in this regard to understand the real issues behind the curtain and how to overcome them. The program will be in case study format so as to get the fruitful insights from the HR veterans in the industry.


The Breakfast Alchemy has many unique aspects, the foremost being its ease of access. The event is free and moreover it will be streamed online so that the top HR executives, and various other stakeholders like Business Partners, L&D (Learning and Development), Talent Acquisition, etc. can tune in at their own comfort and ease.


Mettl has gone a step ahead to make these recordings available in the form of videos that will be available to all registrants after the event. This will help those who are unable to attend the event or watch its live streaming.


The well thought of title is of the event is in anticipation that the Human Resource leaders would act as experts like alchemists to forge gold, thereby finding a solution to the top most burning issues of the industry, using their years of experience.


Mettl is know for establishing an increase in the new hire-high performer ratio by deploying custom assessments for over 30 industries across the country. The Breakfast Alchemy intends to ensure to build up a new set of practices from the alchemists in the BFSI sector that will help creating parallels for a strong human capital framework.

Saturday, April 23, 2016

FinSmart Personal Wealth Management e-learning Brought by Finsafe


Finsafe is on a mission of creating intelligent investors trained throught e-learning. The company has recently launcheed an e-learning modile FinSmart eqipping all keen in learning about personal wealth management. FinSmart is a fully scalable learning app that you can download in your smartphone and keep learning at your desired time and pace. It is a useful tool to facilitate all aspirants to learn to stay abreast and equally useful for professionals to brush up their tanks of knowledge.
FinSmart Personal Wealth Management e-learning Brought by Finsafe

An e-learning module FinSmart launched by Finsage India Private Limited delivers exhaustive knowledge about personal wealth management. The duration of this module is pretty cool. It is just 2 hour long module launched with an intent to educate people on how to make the most of their disposable income.

The module covers fundamentals of investment and deep insights on relevant subjects like inflation, risk, and compounding. There are many investment tools in the market like mututal funds, insurance, pension, and debt instruments but before you make a call on investing on any of these tools, you need to understand the factors affecting them. That is where this tool becomes handy that makes you understand well on these tools describing them in depth. You will also learn how to manage your personal and comprehensive financial planner. A model portfolio is generated for you during the module. You are also facilitated for making online investments.

FinSmart has won the CNBC Grand Jury Award in acclamation for the work done towards Financial Inclusion & Education in 2015. FinSmart was launched by Mrin Agarwal who is also the co-founder of Womantra. Womantra is a training program targeted in enhancement of financial awareness among women. So far, Womantra has certified over 5000 women among 40 organizations across India during last 2.5 years. The purpose behind these training sessions conducted by Womantra is that most young professionals in India are not equipped well with the knowledge required to achieve their financial aspirations. That emerged as a critical need to raise financial awareness and inclusion.

Thursday, April 21, 2016

Medical Illustrations Online at Unbeatable Price and Quality


Now you can buy the best quality Medical Illustrations online. These high quality medical illustrations come at an unbeatable price. All this now can be achieved here with no hassles involved. The Medical Illustration Company recently launched highly creative, cost effective, and high quality medical illustrations online. Among the relevant people in medical industry, education, and profession (or budding professionals), every one know the importance of a medical illustration in their business, trade, profession, or industry. These medical illustrations fulfill their requirement of highly precise graphic illustrations of various subjects that are connected to medicine and biology that they need to use in procedure pamphlets, textbooks, journals, medical books, educational books, and so on.

Medical Illustrations Online at Unbeatable Price and Quality

The Medical Illustration Company has an experience of creating over 100 illustrations on a per day basis. Soon after its launch it has become quite popular among the relevant people that it has catered to the need of more than 1100 doctors as well as medical researchers with their demand of out-of-box illustrations. The company assures complete satisfaction to each of its clients to its fullest extent without any compromise with the quality, delivery, and cost. With such commitment available online, one can now find premium quality medical drawings and illustrations quite easily. The company also offers a fully dedicated unlimited revisions support that goes in compliance with the experienced and highly competent medical illustrators.

Medical Illustrations Online at Unbeatable Price and Quality
User testimonials on the site are quite encouraging thereby supporting the mission of the company. One of the testimonial praises company's efforts working on complex image that he required with the changes made on it, and he got exactly what he wanted. The policy of the company says - “Pay for Exact What You Want”. Best of the tools available in technology like Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop are used to provide high quality and complete satisfaction. The expertise in drawing medical concepts without any deviation from technical guidelines are well kept in mind while delivering to a customer's needs of Medical Illustrations.

Friday, April 15, 2016

Invezta Robo Advisory Platform with First Zero Commission Robo Advisor

Invezta is a unique Robo Advisory Platform with India’s first Zero-Commission Robo-Advisor. The concept is to pay only if it works model. The solution comes from Valuefy Solutions. The financial firm specializes in MF (Mutual Fund) research and analysis on a strongly built technology platform. With the launch of its Robo Advisory Platform, the company enables retail investors to invest intelligently in various mutual fund schemes. This is a first of its kind robo advisory platform in India with a unique kind of commission model. All the advisory services are based on this model.

Invezta Robo Advisory Platform with First Zero Commission Robo Advisor


The investor interested in retail investments will go for the direct plans of different mutual fund schemes having zero commissions. This way the investor is offered lowest possible expense ratio if compared with the regular plans available in the market, online or offline, elsewhere. The company commits to charge zero commission or kickbacks from the investor’s fund that ensuring unaltered and unbiased investment advice to the customer.

The main hassle for any investor comprises of a number of hidden fee and charges that you are never educated upfront. It comes to the knowledge of an investor only after the investment is done and certain fee and commission are charged on each investment. That makes it a unique model of advice to the customer with no biasing involved.  Invezta is formed on these grounds to thrash out such pains to the investor with a goal of investor centric portfolio management built on a world class technologically driven platform with minimal or no cost is thrown on the investor.

Invezta Robo Advisory Platform with First Zero Commission Robo Advisor



The investor gets a best matching advice that is based on investor’s portfolio, product suitability, and investor’s choices to scale out the optimum risk assessment model in a customized manner. Invezta is built on a state of the art quality and technological model advisory platform for all variety of retail investors. The customized generated analytics for each individual provides unique insights to each individual in the manner same as used by the top class fund management firms across the globe. Thus, investors are empowered for best possible decision making and their internal assessment of the portfolio in a real-time environment.