We are a technology company driven by passion and values. Our passion is to build a technology company that is known for integrity, innovation, and excellence. We work in niche areas where we are known for being pioneers and for making a difference.
Started in 1998 as the first National Instruments Alliance Member in India.
We have grown at an average annual rate of 30% over 18 years. Entirely organically.
India: Bangalore, Coimbatore
USA: Dallas, Austin, Phoenix, Milwaukee, Minneapolis.
Integrity & Excellence – we do things ethically and aim to be the best at what we do.
We are open and respectful, confident and humble, take freedom with responsibility.
We measure our success in terms of delight, our customer’s and our team’s. Yes, we have a measure.
The majority of the work that Soliton does combines the platforms approach and the global delivery model. We help our customers standardize and implement purpose-built platforms and solutions that improve their engineering productivity across various stages of the product development lifecycle. By deploying the right mix of onsite Project Managers and Solution Architects and offsite developers, we ensure that our customers have the best of both worlds – interact face to face with the project manager and architect, while getting the benefit of the availability and cost-effectiveness of the software development team in India. We have used and refined this model over the past 18 years and have near certain success rate.
Soliton has a range of engineering skillsets for system design: electronic hardware design, embedded firmware and software, sensor and actuator interfacing, signal/image processing and control, computer vision and machine learning, algorithm development and optimization, wired and wireless communication, cloud connectivity and cloud computing, big data and data analytics, web and mobile application development. Our multidisciplinary engineering teams regularly work together to successfully complete complex systems engineering projects. This is a rare set of capabilities under one roof.
While working in the US, Ganesh read the book ‘Built to Last’ and was deeply inspired to build an innovative technology company like SONY and HP in India. He returned to his hometown Coimbatore to start Soliton.
Soliton got approved as the first National Instruments Alliance Member in India
Developed world-class Test & Measurement Automation and Machine Vision capabilities and won the NIWeek Best Applications Contest, the most prestigious global award for LabVIEW based measurement and automation solutions, a record 3 times.
Launched India’s first indigenously designed and manufactured industrial machine vision camera and smart camera respectively.
Started working with the semiconductor industry providing LabVIEW and TestStand based automation solutions for post-silicon validation of wireless, analog and mixed signal devices.
Added FPGA design and embedded systems design services for the development of semiconductor chip validation platforms (for high-speed data converters, etc.) and GUI development services for chip evaluation
Added web technologies, computer vision, machine learning, and data analytics divisions; developed end-to-end IoT product design capabilities
Received the Texas Instruments Supplier Excellence Award and Frost & Sullivan Customer Value Leadership Award for Post-Silicon Validation Solutions
Ganesh founded Soliton in 1998, and has since established the company as the leader in India in the business areas in which it operates. Soliton started business as the first Alliance Member of National Instruments (www.ni.com) in India, and Ganesh introduced Virtual Instrumentation, a concept pioneered by Texas based National Instruments, to manufacturing industries in the region. In parallel he also developed customers in the US for its offshore Virtual Instrumentation Software (LabVIEW) development services. The revenue grew at an average annual compounded rate of 60% during the first seven years. During this period, Soliton also established itself as one of the worlds most innovative Virtual Instrumentation System developers by winning the most prestigious global award in this field a record three times (2000, 2001, and 2004). Soliton started a products division in 2005, and became the first company in India to manufacture Machine Vision Cameras and Smart Cameras. Soliton has established itself as the leading machine vision company in India. In all, Soliton has received over 25 technology awards for its innovative work and has built up an outstanding reputation for Quality, Integrity, and Customer Satisfaction. Ganesh was selected as one of the ‘101 Successful Entrepreneurs of Tamil Nadu’ by CII in 2008. He also was profiled by the India Today magazine as a new economy player to watch in 2001. Ganesh also serves on the Board of Directors of ELGI Equipments Ltd (www.elgi.com).
Previously, Ganesh worked as a Project Scientist at V I Engineering, Inc., Michigan, a leading National Instruments Alliance Member in the US. Ganesh received his Ph.D. in Theoretical Particle Physics and M.S. in Electrical Engineering, both from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, and his B.E. in Electronics and Communication Engineering from the PSG College of Technology, Coimbatore.
From the age of 15, for a period of six years, Ganesh was passionately involved in tuning racing engines and racing cars and he won the Grand Prix in the most competitive racing category in India in 1987, 88, and 89. Today his interests include education where he is trying to convince engineering colleges to reduce the amount of content “taught” to students and focus instead on enabling deeper understanding of the basics and the ability to apply their knowledge to solve real world problems.
Ashok Aram is the Chief Executive Officer of Deutsche Bank’s Middle East and North Africa (MENA) operations. Deutsche Bank is a leading global investment bank with a leadership position in Germany and Europe and growing businesses in North America, Asia and key emerging markets. As CEO, he is responsible for the development of the bank´s MENA (Middle East and North Africa) franchise across all businesses, management of client relationships, and the implementation of the region´s growth strategy while safeguarding risk and capital. He chairs the bank´s MENA Executive Committee and is responsible for the maintenance of the corporate governance structure.Ashok joined Deutsche Bank in 1995 and was a founding member of Telecoms advisory team in Asia. Ashok moved to Frankfurt in 1997 to focus on corporate strategy and was involved in the acquisition of Bankers Trust. He moved to London in 1999, as COO of Global Banking, and went on to become Global Head of the Global Banking Division from 2001 till 2004. In 2002 he was Chairman of Deutsche Banks Latin America Management Committee and in 2003 Ashok was given additional responsibility for the Global Corporate Bank in Germany. During this period he served as a Member of the Global Banking Executive Committee and the Group Credit Policy & Asset Liability Committee. In 2005, Ashok moved to Global Markets to build out the Global Principal Finance and Structured Credit trading business of the bank. In 2007, he took charge of Capital Markets business (both debt and equity) across the CEEMEA region as the Managing Director and Head of Global Capital Markets-CEEMEA of Deutsche Bank London. In 2009, he relocated to Dubai as the Managing Director of Dubai-based Abraaj Capital, the largest private equity group outside Europe and North America, with investments in the Middle East, North Africa and SouthAsia (MENASA) region. In September 2010, he returned to Deutsche Bank as the Chief Executive Officer of Deutsche Bank’s Middle East and North Africa (MENA) Business.Ashok has BS in Electronics & Communication Engineering from the Anna University of Technology, Chennai, India and a Masters in International Business from Sophia University, Tokyo, Japan. He serves on the board of a number of companies in the United States and India, and is a trustee of Shanti Ashram, a development foundation in Coimbatore, India. He speaks English, German, Japanese, Hindi and Tamil.
Mekhala holds a Masters degree in Physics from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, USA. She is primarily responsible for campus recruitment, the main form of recruitment in Soliton, and also serves as a mentor and counsellor to the many Solitons who come up and ask for her time. In her earlier role in Soliton, Mekhala oversaw the setup of all the many offices as Soliton out grew its older ones.
Rajesh has a Bachelor of Engineering (BE) degree in Electrical and Electronics Engineering from the Coimbatore Institute of Technology, India and a Master of Science (MS) degree in Electrical Engineering, from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, USA. He has over 14 years of experience in the Textile Industry as the Executive Director of Narayan Krishna Spinners Ltd, Managing Director of Aishwarya Textiles Ltd, and presently as a Partner of FineYarns, Chennai.
Mrs. Sugantha Devaraj is the mother of the founder and is an Investor in Soliton.
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