Top 10 embedded companies in India

January 4, 2009

Right then! This topic should be of interest to several folks in India as well as overseas! Especially, those who are looking to tap the renowned Indian talent in embedded systems and software.

It is very well known that all the leading MNCs are present in India, and well, do great work in embedded systems and software. Definitely, any top 10 list of such companies would include the likes of:

* Intel
* Texas Instruments
* Freescale
* Philips
* Samsung
* LG Electronics
* And some of the other leading multinational companies.

However, my exercise is NOT to look for the leading MNCs in this domain, but to find out who are the leading Indian companies ‘working’ in the embedded systems and software space.

Some immediate ones that would spring to mind could be the likes of Ittiam, Sasken, Mistral, KPIT, Symphony, Mphasis, eInfochips, Infosys, TCS, HCL Technologies, Wipro, etc., perhaps.

There are so many others, including Yindusoft, Dexcel Designs, Ample Communications. Ibex, EmLabs, eSpark Infotech, i Micro System, Adamya Computing, etc.

However, I am not very sure how all of these companies are currently performing, nor is it possible for me to find out in a short time. Nevertheless, having been in close touch with some of these companies, it is quite possible that the downturn could be hitting some of the smaller companies, and maybe, even the bigger ones. Well, it is a downturn after all, and spends are not that high!

It is widely hoped that the very strong Indian embedded industry will overcome these problems and shine brightly in the new year.

In my list of the leading Indian companies in the embedded space, I am clubbing some of the larger companies, which are also into other activities, such as IT and outsourcing services.

In no particular order, my top 10 companies in the embedded systems and software space in India would be:

1. Tata Elxsi/Sasken
2. Ittiam Systems
3. Infosys/TCS
4. HCL Technologies/Wipro
5. KPIT Cummins Infosystems
5. Mphasis/BFL
6. Symphony
7. Sonata Software
8. Mistral/eInfochips
9. Dexcel Designs
10. Robosoft/Yindusoft

Yes, do feel free to disagree, friends! 🙂 Again, I know this may not be a perfect list!

There are several companies in the embedded space within India who have been really doing outstanding work. I will try my best to contact as many of these companies and find out what these folks are presently working on!

I will also TRY and revise this list, IF I am able to round up as many companies, and am able to rank them, based on the solidity of their current projects, and NOT on the revenue gained in 2008. Again, I agree, this criteria may not appeal to all, but then it is my list 🙂

Therefore, feel free to disagree, folks… and please add several names of these great Indian companies in the embedded systems and software space, along with their email IDs, so I can easily touch base with them!

PS: One reader has mentioned about whether these companies have great products! Well, would be great if the companies could come up and say how great their products are!!

Thanks for the feedback, Mr. Nair, and good to have new names… 🙂

Another reader had mentioned ProcSys! Many thanks for those names, friends!

  1. Afsa
    October 12, 2009 at 7:27 am

    hats off 2 u, did a great job in such a small space. infact a bird’s eye view….

    Do keep us updating wid such invaluable keys…

  2. Pradeep Chakraborty
    October 12, 2009 at 8:30 am

    Thanks a lot! Embedded design is India’s might… and so far, I thought not much attention has really been paid to this segment.

    • Sreenivasa Reddy
      October 19, 2009 at 12:33 pm

      CMC is one company which finds a worthy place in the embedded domain in India. It is only company which has excellent presence in all the industry verticals.

    • vijji
      November 15, 2010 at 5:40 am

      Ya. I am having the same feeling and want to become embedded developer.

  3. anil
    October 14, 2009 at 6:35 pm

    India needs a vibrant embedded software exporting market,so that we can employ a lot of young minds in them. but it seems that our efforts are far less than expected.actually our so called biggies don’t pay attention to this area. 2 big companies TCS and INFY don’t pay attention into this untapped area,which can be tapped by our rivals with their big market in hand.indian companies don’t need to employ separate employees for this sector as they recruit huge number of electronics students and they need to be trained only.

    hope CEO of any big company will look into this matter after reading my comments.

    • Harish
      February 18, 2014 at 6:07 am

      I think the big companies are worried about the training to be given to the recruited students, since the culture of education in our country has been theoretical.

  4. Pradeep Chakraborty
    October 14, 2009 at 7:02 pm

    Yes, I quite agree with your comment! Am actually looking for an investor who can help me start an Indian company for embedded design… 🙂

  5. Nandu Ahmed
    November 19, 2009 at 3:53 pm

    Honeywell , Delphi , Bosch, Satyam , CDAC Can be included in the list.

    I agree to the point of India being lagging in Embedded Designs

    We have some more embedded goodies lying in Open Source…

  6. Pradeep Chakraborty
    November 19, 2009 at 5:06 pm

    Hi Nandu, many thanks for your contribution.

  7. shilu
    November 30, 2009 at 10:51 am

    plz tell me which course is good for embedded companys and from where ?

  8. Ravi
    December 4, 2009 at 3:22 pm

    Nice post 🙂 please can you tell me which company is good for low ranking students??

  9. Pradeep Chakraborty
    December 4, 2009 at 4:55 pm

    It doesn’t matter on the rank! What matters is what skill levels will a student or prospective employee for any company is bringing to the table. Ultimately, it is your skills and talent on the job, and not your marks scored in exams, that determine your success.

    Don’t look too far, Ravi, someone you know, who blogs a lot, never did that well in studies.. but hasn’t done that badly in life either 😉 Best wishes.

    • Waseem Aboobacker
      July 30, 2011 at 11:44 am

      Hello Pradeep,

      My name is Waseem. I’m into a company as a trainee in embedded systems. My marks are low, and am so interested in this field. But, to get through the interview board, doesn’t marks matter? As you said – its all about the skills!

    • July 30, 2011 at 2:07 pm

      Hello Waseem, I don’t think marks are a good judge of a person’s caliber. If you have the skills, you will eventually succeed. Best wishes.

      August 31, 2011 at 8:29 am

      Hello Sir,

      I am perusing my B.Tech final year in the Dept., of ECE with 70 percent and completed course in embedded systems a few months back .According to recent strategy, core companies like TI, Philips, Samsung …etc are going for the campus drives only for IIT’s, NIIT’s and other top universities.I am a student of a local college affiliated to another university and would like to work in Embedded systems .How can we get a chance to enter in to core companies??? Also, many companies are keeping a cut off as 75 percent.

    • Preetha
      December 11, 2012 at 1:50 pm

      Hi Sir,

      I am a B.Tech graduate in ECE and also have a PG diploma in Embedded Systems (three-month course in 2011). But I didn’t get a job according to my education background. I would like to build my career in embedded systems. I don’t know what to do for that. Can you please tell me a solution?

    • December 11, 2012 at 5:39 pm


      First, pursuing a career in embedded systems with a three-month diploma or course is NOT enough! If you are serious, better pursue a one- or two-year course. Best wishes. 😉

    • Preetha
      December 12, 2012 at 2:08 pm

      Thank you sir..I will go for that.

  10. kiran
    January 26, 2010 at 2:24 pm

    hello sir plesae tell me what should i do after completing my B.E in electronics and communication engineering,in order to become an chip designer,as i am much interested in it and plese make me clear regarding career in chip designing.

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