Visionics celebrates 19th Anniversary of operations in India


Trivandrum: Visionics India, one of the first companies to start operations in Technopark, Trivandrum, has completed 19 years of operations. It was on February 14, 1995, that Visionics, the Visual Electronics Company, started its Indian operations at the Periyar building in Technopark campus.

Visionics India is a joint venture by Norlinvest, Sweden, and Alpha-Imager, Bangalore. The company has over 30 years’ experience in developing Electronic Design Automation (EDA) packages. With its Principal office at Stockholm, Sweden, Visionics also has development centres in Russia, Estonia, and Japan. The Thiruvananthapuram centre is focused on R&D, marketing and sales for Asia-Pacific region, and technical support and training to customers across the world.

EDWinXP (PCB Designing and SPICE-based software) is the main product of Visionics. Apart from EDWinXP, the other products of Visionics are DocOne, SIMWinXP, and Macrosim. Over the years, Visionics introduced new EDA packages CAD 1000, CompCAD, the EE Designer series and EDWin. It is used by electronic professionals in the industry, R&D laboratories and universities all over the world.

In one of his earlier interactions with Kerala IT News, M Thiyagarajan, MD, Visionics India said, “We were one of the early companies to move into Technopark and the infrastructure and facilities were limited then. It was Leif Norlin, our Chairman who took the bold initiative to come to India at a time when we were little known for development. As Technopark grew in size, we had more facilities but also had to pay a price with escalating rental, management, employee salaries, etc. making it difficult for smaller companies and Visionics was no exception. However we survived and continued to develop EDWin from 16 bit version to 32 bit version to 2000 to XP and so on. We have shown that we can develop world class software in India.”

“I should also mention Roman Knoll, our R&D Manager who had braved every visit to India on harthal days and lived on ‘French Fries’! He guided young talents to implement variety of functionality in EDWin”, he added.

Visionics customers include Volvo, Ericsson, Bofors, GE, FCC (Federal Communications Commission) USA and Universities in Sweden, UK, USA, Malaysia, Columbia and several Engineering colleges in India.

Anil Philip
Kerala IT News