ABOUT US

Battle-tested leadership. Forged-by-fire technology.

We are Ignitarium.

Product engineering runs in our veins – hundreds of person-years’ worth. Silicon design. Embedded systems. Enterprise software. AI. From complete turnkey implementations to sub-component realisations, we have done it all. Or perhaps your next path-breaking product could benefit from some of our home-grown IP from our R&D Lab – The Crucible.

From expert design consulting to ready-to-deploy solutions.

Ignition. Starts. Here.

Our Vision

Good People. Great Engineering. Impactful Products.

Our Mission

Conduct our operations with fairness, transparency and the highest level of business ethics.

Provide a platform that promotes innovation, learning and individual growth for our employees.

Be a trusted partner to our customers and delight them by delivering value beyond expectations.

Our Values

Listen with empathy; act with focus and purpose.

Operate with integrity, fairness, honesty and transparency.

Deliver value to customer through innovative engineering solutions.

Our Story

  • The Genesis
  • The Journey
  • The Logo
The Genesis

The Genesis

In 2012, a group of senior engineers came together, united by their passion for applying innovative technologies in product engineering. They also shared the vision of a responsible, customer-focused and ethical organization… and Ignitarium was born.

The Journey

The Journey

Ignitarium was founded on a wing, a prayer, the goodwill of a few customers and a handful of commitments. The company’s transparent approach, trustworthy image of its founders, a reputation for mission-critical technical know-how, its responsive and supportive people, and empathetic relationships helped Ignitarium build strong bridges in the industry. Looking back – with the rapid growth and marquee clients in our portfolio today – we’re probably doing something right.

The Logo

The Logo

Our logo represents a stylized Delta – the classical symbol for fire. The Delta logo is created from the amalgamation of smaller deltas signifying the stages of transition from spark to ember to flame to fire.

Milestones

Leadership Team

SANJAY JAYAKUMAR

Co-founder & CEO

Founder and Managing director of Ignitarium, Sanjay has been responsible for defining Ignitarium’s core values, which encompass the organisation’s approach towards clients, partners and all internal stakeholders, and in establishing an innovation and value driven organisational culture.

RAMESH SHANMUGHAM

Co-founder & COO

Co-founder and COO of Ignitarium, Ramesh has been responsible for global business and marketing as well as building trusted customer relationships upholding the company’s core values.

SUJITH MATHEW IYPE

Co-founder & CTO

Co-founder and CTO of Ignitarium, Sujith has been responsible for driving the technology direction for Ignitarium and for incubating new technology areas. Apart from establishing a compelling story in VLSI, Sujith was responsible for Ignitarium’s foray into nascent technology areas.

SUJEETH JOSEPH

Chief Product Officer

In his role as head of products and solutions, Sujeeth is responsible for transitioning technology components incubated in Ignitarium’s R&D Lab – “The Crucible” – into commercially viable use cases.

SIBY ABRAHAM

Executive Vice President, Strategy

As EVP, Strategy at Ignitarium, Siby anchors multiple functions spanning investor community relations, business growth, technology initiatives as well as operational excellence.

RAJIN RAVIMONY

Distinguished Engineer

At Ignitarium, Rajin plays the role of Distinguished Engineer for complex SoCs and systems. He’s an expert in ARM-based designs having architected more than a dozen SoCs and played hands-on design roles in several tens more.

SUJEET SREENIVASAN

Vice President – Embedded

As Vice President – Embedded, Sujeet heads the Connectivity portfolio of Ignitarium. His responsibilities in his current role include working with Engineering, Marketing, Sales and Delivery to ensure flawless execution of customer engagements in the embedded domain.

PRADEEP SUKUMARAN

Vice President – Business Strategy & Marketing

Pradeep is part of the business strategy and marketing team, with a charter to increase revenue in our core service areas in VLSI and Software.He has a special focus on generating sales pipeline for our IoT and Vision Intelligence products, working with world-wide field sales & partners in U.S, Europe and APAC.

RAJU KUNNATH

Vice President – Enterprise & Mobility

Raju has over 20 years of experience in the field of Telecom, Mobility and Cloud. Prior to Ignitarium, he worked at Nokia India Pvt. Ltd. and Sasken Communication Technologies in various leadership positions and was responsible for the delivery of various developer platforms and products.

AZIF SALY

Director – Sales

Azif is responsible for go-to-market strategy, business development and sales at Ignitarium. Azif has over 14 years of cross-functional experience in the semiconductor product & service spaces and has held senior positions in global client management, strategic account management and business development.

RICK MURAYAMA

Vice President – Sales & Marketing, APAC

Rick comes with more than 35 years of experience in global strategic business development and marketing in electronics technologies.

SONA MATHEW

Director – Human Resources

Sona heads all Human Resource functions – Employee Engagement, Talent Acquisition and Learning & Development – at Ignitarium.

Vasudev K V S

VP – Operations

A veteran of the industry, VKS has a career spanning 35 years in Manufacturing and IT services. In his last role at Wipro Technologies, he headed Business Operations for divisions like Product Engineering, Data Analytics and Artificial Intelligence, Latin America and Health Care.

Board of Directors

RAMESH EMANI

Board Member

Ramesh was Founder and CEO of Insta Health Solutions, a software products company focused on providing complete hospital and clinic management solutions for hospitals and clinics in India, Middle East, South East Asia and Africa.

SANJAY JAYAKUMAR

Co-founder & CEO

Founder and Managing director of Ignitarium, Sanjay has been responsible for defining Ignitarium’s core values, which encompass the organisation’s approach towards clients, partners and all internal stakeholders, and in establishing an innovation and value driven organisational culture.

RAMESH SHANMUGHAM

Co-founder & COO

Co-founder and COO of Ignitarium, Ramesh has been responsible for global business and marketing as well as building trusted customer relationships upholding the company’s core values.

SUJITH MATHEW IYPE

Co-founder & CTO

Cofounder and CTO of Ignitarium, Sujith has been responsible for driving the technology direction for Ignitarium and for incubating new technology areas. Apart from establishing a compelling story in VLSI, Sujith was responsible for Ignitarium’s foray into nascent technology areas.

SUJEETH JOSEPH

Chief Product Officer

In his role as head of products and solutions, Sujeeth is responsible for transitioning technology components incubated in Ignitarium’s R&D Lab – “The Crucible” – into commercially viable use cases.

SANJAY JAYAKUMAR

Co-founder & CEO

Founder and Managing director of Ignitarium, Sanjay has been responsible for defining Ignitarium’s core values, which encompass the organisation’s approach towards clients, partners and all internal stakeholders, and in establishing an innovation and value driven organisational culture.


Prior to founding Ignitarium in 2012, Sanjay spent the initial 22 years of his career with the VLSI and Systems Business unit at Wipro Technologies. In his formative years, Sanjay worked in diverse engineering roles in Electronic hardware design, ASIC design and custom library development. Sanjay later handled a flagship – multi-million dollar, 600-engineer strong – Semiconductor & Embedded account owning complete Delivery and Business responsibility.


Sanjay graduated in Electronics and Communication Engineering from College of Engineering, Trivandrum, and has a Post graduate degree in Microelectronics from BITS Pilani.

RAMESH SHANMUGHAM

Co-founder & COO

Co-founder and COO of Ignitarium, Ramesh has been responsible for global business and marketing as well as building trusted customer relationships upholding the company’s core values.


Ramesh has over 20 years of experience in the Semiconductor Industry covering all aspects of IC design. Prior to Ignitarium, Ramesh was a key member of the senior management team of the semiconductor division at Wipro Technologies. Ramesh has played key roles in Semiconductor Delivery and Pre-sales at a global level.


Ramesh graduated in Electronics Engineering from Model Engineering College, Cochin and has a Post graduate degree in Microelectronics from BITS Pilani.

SUJITH MATHEW IYPE

Co-founder & CTO

Cofounder and CTO of Ignitarium, Sujith has been responsible for driving the technology direction for Ignitarium and for incubating new technology areas. Apart from establishing a compelling story in VLSI, Sujith was responsible for Ignitarium’s foray into nascent technology areas like AI, ML, Computer Vision and IoT, nurturing them in our R&D Lab – “The Crucible”.


Prior to founding Ignitarium, Sujith played the role of a VLSI architect at Wipro Technologies for 13 years. In true hands-on mode, he has build ASICs and FPGAs for the Multimedia, Telecommunication and Healthcare domains and has provided technical leadership for many flagship projects executed by Wipro.


Sujith graduated from NIT-Calicut in the year 2000 in Electronics and Communications Engineering and thereafter he has successfully completed a one year executive program in Business Management from IIM Calcutta.

SUJEETH JOSEPH

Chief Product Officer

In his role as head of products and solutions, Sujeeth is responsible for transitioning technology components incubated in Ignitarium’s R&D Lab – “The Crucible” – into commercially viable use cases.


With a career spanning over 27+ years, Sujeeth Joseph is a semiconductor industry veteran in the SoC, System and Product architecture space. At SanDisk India, he was Director of Architecture for the USD $2B Removable Products Group. Simultaneously, he also headed the SanDisk India Patenting function, the Retail Competitive Analysis Group and drove academic research programs with premier Indian academic Institutes. Prior to SanDisk, he was Chief Architect of the Semiconductor & Systems BU (SnS) of Wipro Technologies. Over a 19-year career at Wipro, he has played hands-on and leadership roles across all phases of the ASIC and System design flow.


He graduated in Electronics Engineering from Bombay University in 1991.

SIBY ABRAHAM

Executive Vice President, Strategy

As EVP, Strategy at Ignitarium, Siby anchors multiple functions spanning investor community relations, business growth, technology initiatives as well as operational excellence.


Siby has over 31 years of experience in the semiconductor industry. In his last role at Wipro Technologies, he headed the Semiconductor Industry Practice Group where he was responsible for business growth and engineering delivery for all of Wipro’s semiconductor customers. Prior to that, he has held a vast array of crucial roles at Wipro including Chief Technologist & Vice President, CTO Office, Global Delivery Head for Product Engineering Services, Business Head of Semiconductor & Consumer Electronics and Head of Unified Competency Framework. He was instrumental in growing Wipro’s semiconductor business to over $100 million within 5 years and turning around its Consumer Electronics business in less than 2 years. In addition, he was the Engineering Manager for Enthink Inc., a semiconductor IP focused subsidiary of Wipro. Prior to that, Siby was Technical Lead for several of the most prestigious system engineering projects executed by Wipro R&D.


Siby has held a host of deeply impactful positions, which included representing Wipro in various World Economic Forum working groups on Industrial IOT and as a member of IEEE’s IOT Steering Committee.


He completed his MTech. in Electrical Engineering (Information and Control) from IIT, Kanpur and his BTech. from NIT, Calicut

RAJIN RAVIMONY

Distinguished Engineer

At Ignitarium, Rajin plays the role of Distinguished Engineer for complex SoCs and systems. He’s an expert in ARM-based designs having architected more than a dozen SoCs and played hands-on design roles in several tens more. His core areas of specialization include security and functional safety architecture (IEC61508 and ISO26262) of automotive systems, RTL implementation of math intensive signal processing blocks as well as design of video processing and related multimedia blocks.


Prior to Ignitarium, Rajin worked at Wipro Technologies for 14 years where he held roles of architect and consultant for several VLSI designs in the automotive and consumer domains.


Rajin holds an MS in Micro-electronics from BITS Pilani.

SUJEET SREENIVASAN

Vice President – Embedded

As Vice President – Embedded, Sujeet heads the Connectivity portfolio of Ignitarium. His responsibilities in his current role include working with Engineering, Marketing, Sales and Delivery to ensure flawless execution of customer engagements in the embedded domain. He participates in driving R&D solutions on next gen technologies in the connectivity space.


Prior to him joining Ignitarium in 2016, Sujeet has had a career spanning more than 16 years at Wipro. During this stint, he has played diverse roles from Solution Architect to Presales covering various domains. His technical expertise lies in the areas of embedded systems, wireless, networking and SoC modelling. He has been honoured as a Distinguished Member of Technical Staff at Wipro and has filed two patents in the areas of Networking and IoT Security.


Sujeet holds a degree in Computer Science from Government Engineering College, Thrissur.

PRADEEP SUKUMARAN

Vice President – Business Strategy & Marketing

Pradeep is part of the business strategy and marketing team, with a charter to increase revenue in our core service areas in VLSI and Software. He has a special focus on generating sales pipeline for our IoT and Vision Intelligence products, working with world-wide field sales & partners in U.S, Europe and APAC. He is also involved in creating and nurturing partnerships with industry, government agencies as well as academia.


Prior to joining Ignitarium in 2017, Pradeep was Senior Solutions Architect at Open-Silicon, an ASIC design house. At Open-Silicon, where he spent a good five years, Pradeep was responsible for Front-end, FPGA and embedded SW business development, marketing & technical sales and also drove the IoT R&D roadmap. Pradeep started his professional career in 2000 at Sasken, where he worked for 11 years, primarily as an embedded multimedia expert and then went on to lead the Multimedia software IP team.


Pradeep is a graduate in Electronics & Communication from RVCE, Bangalore.

RAJU KUNNATH

Vice President – Enterprise & Mobility

Raju has over 20 years of experience in the field of Telecom, Mobility and Cloud. Prior to Ignitarium, he worked at Nokia India Pvt. Ltd. and Sasken Communication Technologies in various leadership positions and was responsible for the delivery of various developer platforms and products. At Ignitarium, Raju’s charter is to build class leading Mobility solutions and associated service offerings.


Raju graduated in Electronics Engineering from Model Engineering College, Cochin and has an Executive Post Graduate Program (EPGP) in Strategy and Finance from IIM Kozhikode.

AZIF SALY

Director – Sales

Azif is responsible for go-to-market strategy, business development and sales at Ignitarium. Azif has over 14 years of cross-functional experience in the semiconductor product & service spaces and has held senior positions in global client management, strategic account management and business development. An IIM-K alumnus, he has been associated with Wipro, Nokia and Sankalp in the past.


Azif handled key accounts and sales process initiatives at Sankalp Semiconductors. Azif has pursued entrepreneurial interests in the past and was associated with multiple start-ups in various executive roles. His start-up was successful in raising seed funds from Nokia, India. During his tenure at Nokia, he played a key role in driving product evangelism and customer success functions for the multimedia division.


At Wipro, he was involved in customer engagement with global customers in APAC and US.

SONA MATHEW

Director – Human Resources

Sona heads all Human Resource functions – Employee Engagement, Talent Acquisition and Learning & Development – at Ignitarium. Her expertise include deep and broad experience in strategic people initiatives, performance management, talent transformation, talent acquisition, people engagement & compliance in the Information Technology & Services industry.


Prior to Ignitarium, Sona has had held diverse HR responsibilities at Litmus7, Cognizant and Wipro.


Sona graduated in Commerce from St. Xaviers College and did her MBA in HR from PSG College of Technology.

Vasudev K V S

VP – Operations

A veteran of the industry, VKS has a career spanning 35 years in Manufacturing and IT services. In his last role at Wipro Technologies, he headed Business Operations for divisions like Product Engineering, Data Analytics and Artificial Intelligence, Latin America and Health Care. He also played a stint in Business Operations for Shared Services of Wipro where he played a key role in setting up a rural BPO in a village in Tamil Nadu. A certified Black belt, he was one of the first wave of Six Sigma Black belts at Wipro and was recognised by the Chairman for his outstanding contribution towards the Six Sigma program at Wipro.

In his role as the Head of Operations at Ignitarium, KVS shall lead and manage operational functions such as Resource Management, Procurement, Facilities, IT Infrastructure and Program Management office.

RAMESH EMANI

Board Member

Ramesh was Founder and CEO of Insta Health Solutions, a software products company focused on providing complete hospital and clinic management solutions for hospitals and clinics in India, Middle East, South East Asia and Africa. He raised Series A funds from Inventus Capital and then subsequently sold the company to Practo Technologies, India. Post-sale, he held the role of SVP and Head of the Insta BU for 4 years. He has now retired from full-time employment and is working as consultant and board member.


Prior to Insta, Ramesh had a 25-year-long career at Wipro Technologies where he was the President of the $1B Telecom and Product Engineering Solutions business heading a team of 19,000 people with a truly global operations footprint. Among his other key roles at Wipro, he was a member of Wipro’s Corporate Executive Council and was Chief Technology Officer.


Ramesh is also an Independent Board Member of eMIDs Technologies, a $100M IT services company focused on the healthcare vertical with market presence in the US and India.


Ramesh holds an M-Tech in Computer Science from IIT-Kanpur.

SANJAY JAYAKUMAR

Co-founder & CEO

Founder and Managing director of Ignitarium, Sanjay has been responsible for defining Ignitarium’s core values, which encompass the organisation’s approach towards clients, partners and all internal stakeholders, and in establishing an innovation and value driven organisational culture.


Prior to founding Ignitarium in 2012, Sanjay spent the initial 22 years of his career with the VLSI and Systems Business unit at Wipro Technologies. In his formative years, Sanjay worked in diverse engineering roles in Electronic hardware design, ASIC design and custom library development. Sanjay later handled a flagship – multi-million dollar, 600-engineer strong – Semiconductor & Embedded account owning complete Delivery and Business responsibility.


Sanjay graduated in Electronics and Communication Engineering from College of Engineering, Trivandrum, and has a Post graduate degree in Microelectronics from BITS Pilani.

SANJAY JAYAKUMAR

Co-founder & CEO

Founder and Managing director of Ignitarium, Sanjay has been responsible for defining Ignitarium’s core values, which encompass the organisation’s approach towards clients, partners and all internal stakeholders, and in establishing an innovation and value driven organisational culture.


Prior to founding Ignitarium in 2012, Sanjay spent the initial 22 years of his career with the VLSI and Systems Business unit at Wipro Technologies. In his formative years, Sanjay worked in diverse engineering roles in Electronic hardware design, ASIC design and custom library development. Sanjay later handled a flagship – multi-million dollar, 600-engineer strong – Semiconductor & Embedded account owning complete Delivery and Business responsibility.


Sanjay graduated in Electronics and Communication Engineering from College of Engineering, Trivandrum, and has a Post graduate degree in Microelectronics from BITS Pilani.

RAMESH SHANMUGHAM

Co-founder & COO

Co-founder and COO of Ignitarium, Ramesh has been responsible for global business and marketing as well as building trusted customer relationships upholding the company’s core values.


Ramesh has over 20 years of experience in the Semiconductor Industry covering all aspects of IC design. Prior to Ignitarium, Ramesh was a key member of the senior management team of the semiconductor division at Wipro Technologies. Ramesh has played key roles in Semiconductor Delivery and Pre-sales at a global level.


Ramesh graduated in Electronics Engineering from Model Engineering College, Cochin and has a Post graduate degree in Microelectronics from BITS Pilani.

SUJITH MATHEW IYPE

Co-founder & CTO

Cofounder and CTO of Ignitarium, Sujith has been responsible for driving the technology direction for Ignitarium and for incubating new technology areas. Apart from establishing a compelling story in VLSI, Sujith was responsible for Ignitarium’s foray into nascent technology areas like AI, ML, Computer Vision and IoT, nurturing them in our R&D Lab – “The Crucible”.


Prior to founding Ignitarium, Sujith played the role of a VLSI architect at Wipro Technologies for 13 years. In true hands-on mode, he has build ASICs and FPGAs for the Multimedia, Telecommunication and Healthcare domains and has provided technical leadership for many flagship projects executed by Wipro.


Sujith graduated from NIT-Calicut in the year 2000 in Electronics and Communications Engineering and thereafter he has successfully completed a one year executive program in Business Management from IIM Calcutta.

SUJEETH JOSEPH

Chief Product Officer

In his role as head of products and solutions, Sujeeth is responsible for transitioning technology components incubated in Ignitarium’s R&D Lab – “The Crucible” – into commercially viable use cases.


With a career spanning over 27+ years, Sujeeth Joseph is a semiconductor industry veteran in the SoC, System and Product architecture space. At SanDisk India, he was Director of Architecture for the USD $2B Removable Products Group. Simultaneously, he also headed the SanDisk India Patenting function, the Retail Competitive Analysis Group and drove academic research programs with premier Indian academic Institutes. Prior to SanDisk, he was Chief Architect of the Semiconductor & Systems BU (SnS) of Wipro Technologies. Over a 19-year career at Wipro, he has played hands-on and leadership roles across all phases of the ASIC and System design flow.


He graduated in Electronics Engineering from Bombay University in 1991.