Flextronics selects inSilica as its SoC development partner

By SiliconIndia   |   Wednesday, 21 April 2004, 07:00 Hrs
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BANGALORE: Flextronics (Nasdaq: FLEX), the worldÂ’s leading Electronics Manufacturing Services (EMS) provider and inSilica Incorporated, a supplier of high performance System-on-a-Chip "SoC" solutions, today announced that Flextronics has expanded its silicon development capabilities by selecting inSilica as its SoC development partner. Additionally, Flextronics has invested in inSilicaÂ’s Series B round to enhance this strategic relationship.

"In addition to meeting our goal to expand our existing SoC solutions, we chose inSilica as our SOC partner because of its world class design capabilities, growing IP portfolio and access to cost effective resources in Bangalore, India," said Ash Bhardwaj, President, Flextronics ODM. "We look forward to utilizing their expertise in mixed signal and RF design, large scale integration, and advanced process technologies. With this alliance, Flextronics and inSilica will deliver SoC solutions with predictable delivery, quality, performance and cost reduction to our OEM customers", he added.

"We are delighted that Flextronics has selected us as their partner. We look forward to providing enhanced value to their customers through our innovative silicon design capabilities", said Anant Agrawal, President and CEO of inSilica. "Using our proprietary structured custom design methodology we will be able to deliver a wide array of complex SoC solutions to Flextronics and its customers in a very cost effective manner", he added.

"Additionally, the coupling of skills and experience that now reside within the Flextronics-inSilica partnership expands our ability to influence the design and supply of silicon within the products we build. With inSilica, this increased scope of silicon capabilities, now spanning FPGA replacement to mixed-signal ASIC and complex digital SoC development further secures our position as a valuable system development partner for our customers," said Duncan Robertson, Senior Vice President, Flextronics Design Services.

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