Monday, November 19, 2012

EnSilica relocates to new, larger headquarters

UK: EnSilica, a leading independent provider of IC design services and system solutions, has relocated its global headquarters to larger premises in Wokingham to support the company’s continuing expansion and growth.

EnSilica’s new headquarters, located at West Forest Gate in Wokingham (UK), were officially opened by local Member of Parliament, John Redwood MP, on Friday, 16th November 2012.

At the opening of EnSilica’s new headquarters, John Redwood, MP said: “I welcome the growth of EnSilica here in Wokingham. Their new offices at West Forest Gate give them room to expand, as they build their business here, in Cambridge, Bangalore and California.  EnSilica employs talented people to design electronic products for the world market. I look forward to hearing how they flourish from their new Wokingham home.”

EnSilica’s new headquarters provide a spacious base which better suits the changing needs of the business. The headquarters houses a new, dedicated Design Centre with fully equipped laboratory, secure high performance compute servers and other associated IT infrastructure.

The new facilities, combined with EnSilica’s ongoing recruitment plan, will provide the scalable resource for projects requiring larger teams to accelerate timescales or deal with complex tasks as well as broaden EnSilica’s existing turnkey ASIC and FPGA design capabilities.

The new headquarters also features a centre of excellence for the advanced verification of complex semiconductor products and IP based on SystemVerilog and a range of methodologies including UVM (Unified Verification Methodology). An expansion of physical implementation and embedded software services is also in progress.

“This move to new headquarters is an important milestone for the company,” said Ian Lankshear, MD, EnSilica. “Firstly, it reflects both the continuing success we have had in growing our design services business and the design wins we achieved for our range of eSi-IP cores, particularly our eSi-RISC range of soft processor solutions. Secondly, with the new, dedicated Design Centre supporting our focus on expanding our advanced verification, physical implementation and embedded services, we have an ideal platform for growing the business still further.”

Recent design wins for EnSilica’s eSi-RISC family of soft processor cores have included Evatronix for USB connectivity and Xtendwave for the receiver IC implementing NIST’s next-generation WWVB atomic timekeeping signal. Additionally, both Dongbu-HiTek and Posedge have committed to using eSi-RISC on further silicon projects following the successful deployment of the soft processor cores in their initial projects. In January 2012 EnSilica also opened a complementary Design Centre in Bangalore, India focusing on verification.

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