Continuing expansion sees EnSilica relocate to new, larger headquarters

EnSilica, a leading independent provider of IC design services and system solutions, has relocated its global headquarters to larger premises in Wokingham (UK) to support the company's continuing expansion and growth. EnSilica's new headquarters, located at West Forest Gate, were officially opened by local Member of Parliament, John Redwood MP, on Friday, 16th November 2012.

 Ian Lankshear, Managing Director of EnSilica (left), with John Redwood, MP for Wokingham (right)
Ian Lankshear, Managing Director of EnSilica (left), with John Redwood, MP for Wokingham (right)

Wokingham, UK - 19th November 2012. EnSilica, a leading independent provider of IC design services and system solutions, has relocated its global headquarters to larger premises in Wokingham (UK) to support the company’s continuing expansion and growth. EnSilica’s new headquarters, located at West Forest Gate, 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, Managing Director of 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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About EnSilica

EnSilica is an established company with many years experience providing high quality IC design services to customers undertaking FPGA and ASIC designs. EnSilica has an impressive record of success working across many market segments with particular expertise in multimedia and communications applications. Customers range from start-ups to blue-chip companies. EnSilica can provide the full range of IC design services, from System Level Design, RTL coding and Verification through to either a FPGA device or the physical design for ASIC designs. EnSilica also offers a portfolio of IP, including a highly configurable 16/32 bit embedded processor called eSi-RISC, the eSi-Comms range of communications IP and eSi-Crypto encryption IP. For further information about EnSilica, visit www.ensilica.com.