Bengaluru, August 01, 2018

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Bengaluru, August 01, 2018

Sasken becomes a member of the EtherCAT Technology Group

Membership enables Sasken to further add value to customers in building their next generation smart and connected industrial products

Sasken Technologies Ltd., (BSE: 532663, NSE: SASKEN) (formerly Sasken Communication Technologies Ltd.), a leading product engineering and digital transformation solutions provider, today announced that it has become a member of the EtherCAT Technology Group (ETG). As part of this membership, Sasken will contribute to features of the EtherCAT standard as well as to the case study bank of EtherCAT technology use cases. Through this membership, Sasken aims to enable industrial product companies, who are deliberating ways to improve the performance of their next-generation products, accelerate the adoption of EtherCAT technology.

Today, industrial companies are adopting industrial Ethernet technologies rapidly to leverage the mature Ethernet technology ecosystem. Among the Ethernet technologies available in the industrial domain, EtherCAT is one of the best options for its performance, reliability, synchronization, and simplicity which are seminal in the operations of industrial products. Sasken is enabling customers across the globe accelerate the adoption of industrial Ethernet technologies, especially EtherCAT, for their products and solutions.

“Sasken Industrials has been engaging with customers to build next-generation industrial products that are ‘connected’ and ‘intelligent’. In the recent past, for a leading industrial conglomerate, we have migrated EtherCAT slave stack to TI-Sitara platform running VxWorks 7.0, for high-precision ultrasonic welding machines, which were the first of their kind in the market. We are also working with a leading manufacturer of machine vision systems on enabling EtherCAT slave support on their next-gen computer vision cameras,” said Mihir Kumar, Senior VP and Head, Industrials Business, Sasken.

“As a strong player in the Industrial Ethernet ecosystem, we anticipate that the ETG membership will open new avenues for us in various industrial domains such as robotics, high-precision machineries, factory automation products, etc. due to the rapid adoption of EtherCAT technology. We are looking forward to leveraging the knowledge that this mature ecosystem provides as well as to contributing new use cases using EtherCAT technology to the group,” he added.

About Sasken:
Sasken is a specialist in Product Engineering and Digital Transformation providing concept-to-market, chip-to-cognition R&D services to global leaders in Semiconductor, Automotive, Industrials, Smart Devices & Wearables, Enterprise Grade Devices, and SatCom industries. For over 29 years and with multiple patents, Sasken has transformed the businesses of over 100 Fortune 500 companies, powering over a billion devices through its services and IP. For more details, visit www.sasken.com

About EtherCAT Technology Group (ETG):
The EtherCAT Technology Group is an organization in which key user companies from various industries and leading automation suppliers join forces to support, promote and advance the EtherCAT technology. With over 4,800 members from 65 countries, the EtherCAT Technology Group has become the largest fieldbus organization in the world. Founded in November 2003, it is also the fastest growing fieldbus organization.

The ETG is in a prime position at the international level. More than half of the currently over 4,800 member companies are headquartered outside of Europe. More than a third hail from Asia, which is the fastest-growing region in the EtherCAT community.

About EtherCAT®:
EtherCAT is the Industrial Ethernet technology which stands for high-performance, low-cost, easy to use with a flexible topology. It was introduced in 2003 and has been an international IEC standard and a SEMI standard since 2007. EtherCAT is an open technology: anyone can implement or use it. For further information, please see: www.ethercat.org

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