“EnSilica has been growing rapidly over the past two years because we have extended our services from just design services to include managing the whole process of production manufacturing, packaging and testing,” explained David Doyle, EnSilica’s Commercial Director.
“This soup to nuts service is proving very popular with customers as turning a chip design into finished chips requires a lot of experience and skills that many OEM don’t have. However, chips for safety critical applications in the automotive market must be designed and made to a specific set of very high standards. I am pleased to say that we are putting all the processes into place to provide this service to automotive customers.”
“The automotive market is rapidly changing from being almost completely dominated by the established Tier 1 and Tier 2 suppliers. This is driven by the development of driverless cars and electric/hybrids and has created market opportunities for newer entrants who can provide novel solutions for these new areas and be quick in doing so. This is now creating a significant market need by these companies for someone who can handle the whole process of taking a design brief right through to finished chips. EnSilica has been designing solutions for customers in the automotive market for eleven years and is able to meet the exacting design specifications required for safety critical applications. EnSilica’s experience with its award-winning RADAR co-processor for driverless cars has given them first-hand knowledge of all the processes and quality control procedures required. These combine to provide a proven path to market for companies who have innovations for the automotive industry and need a partner who can design an ASIC for them and take it through all the stages of production, packaging and testing, with every stage meeting automotive standards” explained Richard White, Director at Lojixx.