Source: The Hindu
Sankalp Semiconductor Private Ltd. moved to the Aryabhata Technology Park on Wednesday.
Sankalp Semiconductor, with an employee base of 140, caters to the top 10 semiconductor companies in the world. It is the second company to begin its operations from the tech park set up at Navanagar between Hubli and Dharwad with the objective of promoting IT companies in the region. ITES company N.S. Infotech was the first to begin its operations from the tech park last year.
Rural Development and Panchayat Raj Minister and Dharwad district in charge Jagadish Shettar inaugurated the new premises of the company on Wednesday.
The company, which shifted its base from Bangalore to Hubli a few years ago, was hitherto operating from the campus of BVB College of Engineering and Technology.
Lauding the company for involving itself with various initiatives aimed at helping students from the region, Mr. Shettar promised all help for IT companies willing to operate from Hubli. Mr. Shettar said the State Government was making focussed efforts for promoting the IT industry in the Hubli-Dharwad region. The Minister warned that if companies failed to make use of the land for which it was allotted to them at the tech park, it would be taken back by the administration.
Trustee of the Deshpande Foundation Gururaj Deshpande spoke.
Commissioner of the Hubli-Dharwad Municipal Corporation K.V. Trilokchandra listed out the steps taken for the development of the twin cities and also for attracting IT companies. Chief executive officer of Sankalp Semiconductor Vivek Pawar was among those present.
On the occasion, prizes were given away to the winners of the ‘Aavishkar' science project competition conducted by the company.