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Microlease Rolls Out ‘Pay-as-You-Go’ Test CoE in India to Facilitate Startups and SMEs

New facility from Microlease provides start-ups and SMEs with flexible, low-cost access to world class test solutions

Anil Kumar Muniswamy
Anil Kumar Muniswamy, Chairman Indian Electronics & Semiconductor Association and Managing Director SLN Technologies lighting a lamp at the opening ceremony.

Amid its recent Microlease Test Centre of Excellence launch, the first-of-its-kind unique T&M leasing company has unveiled a new ‘pay-as-you-go’ test facility for start-ups and small to medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in India.

The new sprawling centre is sought to help users address a broad spectrum of design and prototyping test challenges.

The facility is based on an innovative model offering short-term rental of appropriate testing set-ups based on a huge inventory of test equipment from the world’s leading manufacturers. Users pay to use the facility on a daily or weekly basis.

The Microlease Test Centre of Excellence was officially opened on 12th April 2018.

David Whitfield
David Whitfield, CEO Asia Microlease (pictured left) and Shailendra Kalra, Country Head, Microlease India (pictured right) cutting the ribbon to officially open the Microlease Test Centre of Excellence.

Elaborating on the stature of the facility, David Whitfield, CEO Asia, Microlease, cites, “India is emerging as the forerunner in the next era of technology innovations. Microlease has been deeply involved with the Indian market for over a decade now and partners closely with various agencies, training institutes and technology companies to facilitate technology growth in India. We have already invested over $20m in the Indian market, primarily in the Telecom testing sector. With the Test Centre of Excellence, we look forward to further strengthening our ties with the Indian market.

The Microlease Test Centre of Excellence is equipped with state-of-the-art, calibrated, hardware and software test solutions that support a broad range of applications including radio and microwave, semiconductor, wireless, IoT, 5G, digital interfaces, automotive electronics, aerospace and defense etc.

The guest of honour at the Centre’s official opening was Mrs. Salma K Fahim, Director IT&BT, KBITS, Government of Karnataka. The opening included a panel discussion featuring representatives from leading design, engineering, test and manufacturing companies including Cadence, Digital Circuits, Keysight, Mistral Solutions, Rohde & Schwarz, SLN Technologies, and Tektronix.

Commenting on the Bengaluru Centre, Shailendra Kalra, Country Head, Microlease India states, “By giving SMEs and start-ups improved, affordable and short-notice access to world-class testing facilities, the Microlease Test Centre of Excellence is an ideal initiative to facilitate various Government visions such as ‘Make in India’ and ‘Design in India’. Using the Centre, engineers will be able to easily scale, customize and provision test requirements. By finding test assets in seconds rather than days, we can help them reduce product development times and achieve faster time-to-market.”

In addition to the facility itself, Microlease is also known to provide a variety of value-added services, such as on-going training and support and consultation for the implementation of custom testing solutions.

The company also offers an ‘intellectual property secure’ test environment for users by guaranteeing a ‘no data holding’ policy.


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