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Cyient (India) finds R&D center in Flanders

With over 15,000 employees in 21 countries, tech provider Cyient continues its international expansion. Aiming to boost its digital expertise, the Indian-based company has acquired imec spin-off AnSem in Flanders.

The acquisition of AnSem provides Cyient with an R&D center of excellence for chips and digital sensors.

Digital innovation first

Cyient provides technical services, such as engineering and manufacturing, on a worldwide scale. The listed company relies on the power of digital technologies to solve complex business problems. To keep up with all the latest innovations in the field, Flanders-based AnSem will become Cyient’s new R&D center of excellence.

From spin-off to pioneer

Twenty years ago, AnSem was founded as a spin-off of research center imec in Leuven, Flanders. It has a revenue of $ 10 Million and an operating margin of more than 20%. Having a strong team of technical and domain experts, it has built a global reputation for chip- and nanotechnology. The merger with Cyient will further reinforce this expertise. “It will enable us to be in pole position,” says CEO and co-founder Stefan Gogaert.

Exploring the field of IoT

The acquisition provides Cyient with an R&D center of excellence for chips and digital sensors, which will enable clients to collect IoT data for industrial, automotive and medical applications. “Through this acquisition, we can help clients capture data while leveraging our IoT and analytics solutions to provide actionable insights”, explains Suman Narayan, Senior Vice President for Semiconductor, IoT, and Analytics at Cyient.

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15 May 2018

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