EnSilica establishes new regional office and centralized design center for analog and mixed-signal IC design in Bristol (UK)

EnSilica establishes a centralized analog and mixed-signal IC design center in Bristol (UK), enhancing the company's existing, extensive expertise.

Wokingham, UK – EnSilica, a leading independent provider of semiconductor IP, custom ICs and design services, has established a new regional office and design center in Bristol (UK) to complement its existing headquarters facility in Wokingham (UK), and verification center of excellence and design center in Bangalore (India). The Bristol office will provide more localized support capabilities for the company’s customers in the area and, additionally, house a centralized design center that will act as a center of excellence for analog and mixed-signal IC design, enhancing the company’s existing, extensive expertise.

The Bristol office and design center will be headed by Nick Weiner, EnSilica’s Director of Analog and Mixed-Signal Design who joined the company earlier in 2015. Well known within the industry as a founder of Phyworks (sold to Maxim in 2010) and Xintronix (sold to FTDI in 2013), Nick has many years of experience in analog and mixed-signal IC design management and business development. Nick has specialist knowledge in products developed for the fiber-optic communications, including industry-leading FTTH transceivers, 10Gbps transceivers and signal integrity ICs. He will lead the company’s team of Bristol-based design engineers and project support staff.

“The opening of our regional office and design center in Bristol (UK) is a further strategic step in the ongoing development of our semiconductor design and supply business,” said Ian Lankshear, CEO of EnSilica. “Not only will it bring us closer to customers in the area but it will also further extend our existing turnkey ASIC, FPGA and embedded design capabilities, providing us with a more flexible and scalable analog and mixed-signal IC design resource for customer projects that require larger teams to accelerate timescales and deal with increasingly complex projects.”

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About EnSilica

EnSilica was founded in 2001 and has a strong track record of success in delivering semiconductor IP and providing ASIC/FPGA design services to semiconductor companies and OEMs worldwide. The company is headquartered in the UK and has offices in India and the USA. The company is a specialist in low-power ASIC design and complex FPGA-based embedded systems including hardware and embedded software development. In addition to providing IP and turnkey ASIC/FPGA development, EnSilica also provides point services to companies with in-house ASIC design teams. These services include system engineering, analog and mixed signal design, and advanced verification using UVM, DFT and physical implementation. For further information about EnSilica, visit www.ensilica.com.