BANGALORE, INDIA: Open-Silicon, Inc., a leading ASIC design and semiconductor manufacturing company, has opened an office in Pune, India to meet the increasing demand for derivative SoCs and platform solutions.
The Pune facility is the second for Open-Silicon in India; the Open-Silicon Bangalore facility is now in its seventh year of successful operations. The new Pune engineering center will focus on system architecture, RTL design and design verification as well as take a leading role in providing emulation, validation and embedded software solutions for SoC platform customers.
The new engineering center in India comes on the heels of the October opening of a system design center in the Research Triangle Park area in Raleigh, North Carolina. As Open-Silicon increases its front-end design capabilities worldwide, the company strengthens its capability to provide complete solutions ranging from physical design and manufacturing to complex architecture and RTL design.
Further, Open-Silicon's business model is significantly different from the traditional time & materials models of many design service companies, making Open-Silicon the only true end-to-end solutions provider in the ASIC/SoC market.
As the semiconductor industry shifts from fab-lite towards a design-lite model, Open-Silicon is uniquely poised to collaborate with customers' engineering teams. This engineering collaboration allows customers to add revenue to an existing IC product line, without pulling their core design engineering team from the next generation core product roadmap focus. The net result is a greater return on the overall product line investment.
"Our expansion in India underscores our commitment to derivative SoCs and platform solutions," said Shrikrishna Gokhale, Open-Silicon's COO and MD India. "There is a large pool of talent in Pune with strong IC product development and embedded software skills. Our ability to offer complete turnkey and derivative product development, including embedded software, allows Open-Silicon to offer comprehensive semiconductor product development solutions to our customers looking for collaboration partners."