Semtech Partners with Tata Communications

Camarillo, California-based Semtech Corporation has teamed up with Tata Communications to launch India’s first applications center to facilitate LoRa, or long range networks, technology in Mumbai.

The Economic Times reports a joint statement by the two companies which said that this center will allow enterprise customers and Internet of Things  solution providers to deploy and test their applications over a LoRaWAN-based low power, wide area network. As many as 35 IoT applications can be deployed across Bangalore, Delhi and Mumbai. Research firm IDC estimates that the global IoT market will grow to $7.1 trillion by 2020, up from $1.9 trillion in 2013.


“The current LoRaWAN-based network allows millions of devices to be connected, and our goal is to have 200 million end devices connected by 2019,” V.S. Shridhar, Senior Vice President and Head – Internet of Things, Tata Communications said.

December 22, 2016   No Comments

Juniper Announces $1 Billion Investment in India Unit

Rami Rahim, CEO of Sunnyvale, California-based Juniper Networks Inc., announced an investment of $1 billion over the next five years in its India unit. The money will be spent on augmenting research and development (40% of its R&D resources are in India), sales and marketing functions, and other business operations, reports Mint.

Rami Rahim, CEO, Juniper Networks

In an interview with Mint, Rahim stressed on privacy policies and cyber security. “As more and more applications are going to be connected, each of those connections presents an opening for the bad actors to come in and compromise the network and thus user data. We believe it will require a fundamentally different architectural approach to do what is necessary to improve the overall security posture of the network.”

Discussing about software-defined networking, Rahim said, “One should understand that software has always played a very important role in networking. In the past, our software and hardware systems were very tightly integrated but now they are loosely coupled and we are already offering software separately. Also, networking-as-a-service will add more value to the domain.”

When talking about cloud infrastructure and IoT,  Rahim said, his company was most suited for “providing cloud infrastructure and solutions for data centers, wide area networks and the software that helps our customers in tapping into the cloud data centers with ease and agility


December 21, 2016   No Comments

India’s Perfint Develops Tools to Assist in Tumor Ablation

Chennai, India-based Perfint Healthcare, has developed MAXIO, an image-guided, physician controlled robotic system that assists physicians to visualize and plan an entire procedure such as tumor ablation in 3D. Once the plan is confirmed, MAXIO’s stereotactic arm, combined with intra-operative registration, assists surgeons  to advance one or more instruments accurately to reach the target.

Founders S. Nandakumar, K. Guruswamy, K. Puhazhendi and Gopalakrishna Kulkarni spent a decade at  GE Healthcare prior to creating this company. After talking to a number of radiologists and physicians in India, the team designed a product that  is useful in treating tumors and managing pain rather than just diagnosing the tumor.


Maxio, an FDA 510k approved device is used  in the  U.S., Germany, Australia and India. . “It’s the best money can buy in two important areas of medical technology. There are similar systems that only the first world can afford, but this one is world-class, cost-effective and for me, this is true advancement in medicine,” says, Dr Yuman Fong, chair of surgery at City of Hope, the cancer research hospital in Duarte, California,  reports Outlook Business.

December 2, 2016   No Comments

India’s Forus Health Establishes Subsidiary in California

Bangalore, India-based Forus Health, a medical devices startup, established its first wholly-owned subsidiary Forus Health Inc, in San Leandro, California.

The company hired Dr. Cliff Wright, formerly with Johnson & Johnson, Bausch + Lomb, as executive vice president for North America, and Armond T. Dantino, formerly with Johnson & Johnson and Germany-based Heidelberg Engineering, as senior director of sales and marketing for North American operations, reports the Economic Times.

Founded in 2010, Forus Health has deployed its flagship adult retinal imaging device, 3nethra classic, in 25 countries.The company is backed by Accel Partners, IDG Ventures and Asian Health Fund.

3nethra classic for adult retinal imaging

November 14, 2016   No Comments

Western Digital Launches New Products in India

Irvine, California-based data storage company, Western Digital, launched two new products in India: hard drives “My passport” and “My Book” both of which include password protection and hardware encryption.

“My passport” is available in 1TB, 2TB and 4TB variants, while “My book” is available in 3TB, 4TB, 6TB and 8TB variants. Both the devices carry a 2-year warranty, reports the Financial Express.

Western Digital Logo

“The devices amplifies our personal connection to data. As the data use is evolving, we  focus on the importance of personalizing data solutions,” Khalid Wani, Director-Content Solutions Business of Western Digital, said.

November 2, 2016   No Comments