Sondrel extends EDA deal with Siemens

Sondrel extends EDA deal with Siemens

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By Nick Flaherty

UK chip designer Sondrel has extended its deal for electronic design automation (EDA) tools with Siemens for three years for leading edge AI and automotive projects.

The company develops semi-custom chips using a framework of design modules and interconnect in areas such as high-performance computing, automotive, artificial intelligence, VR/AR, video analytics, image processing, mobile networking and data centres. 

“Having access to state-of-the-art EDA software is vital for our business as we pioneer solutions using cutting edge design technology at the latest nodes,” said Graham Curren, founder and CEO of Sondrel. “There are very few other companies able to successfully design ultra-complex, billion transistor chips and then take them through all the stages of verification, manufacture, test and packaging. Being able to design such chips that others cannot is the foundation of every turnkey project that we do. This license extension secures continuity of access to vital tools that are strategic to the success of the company.”

“Over the twenty years since Sondrel was founded, we have always worked on building long term relationships with our partners and suppliers,” said Joe Lopez, Sondrel’s CFO.

 “Not only for EDA but also with the leading IP suppliers, OSATs and foundries. This ensures that we have recognised leading partners throughout the supply chain who we know will work closely with us to ensure that we deliver customer projects on time and on budget. Designing a bespoke ASIC ensures that the customer has exactly the functionality, power, performance and area that they require to be cost effective and to protect their IP.”

“Siemens EDA has had a strong partnership with Sondrel for many years and, through this relationship, many of Sondrel’s customers have benefitted from Siemens EDA’s market leading technologies,” said Adrian Buckley, vice president for EMEA for Siemens EDA. “Today, we are pleased to extend this relationship even further and we look forward to continued success with Sondrel.”




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