Wipro-NewLogic and IN2FAB Technology launch Analog and Mixed Signal “Port on Demand” service

4 November 2008

Wipro NewLogic and IN2FAB Technology today announced the launch of a new facility to provide design porting services for analog mixed signal and custom IC designs between foundry processes and geometries. The co-operation enables IC designs and IP to be ported to a manufacturing standard in just a few weeks, typically offering upto 10X reductions in cycle time and engineering costs as well as freeing up customer’s engineers to focus on other potentially higher value added activities.

Known as “Port-on-Demand”, this service line will reside within Wipro NewLogic’s Product Engineering Services division based in Bangalore, India and Lustenau, Austria.

Wipro NewLogic has assembled world class semiconductor design and engineering operations in India and Europe offering a full capability for IC design services with competitive cost and time to market benefits. Over several years IN2FAB has established a strong track record of porting silicon successfully with its migration tools and methodologies covering all CMOS geometries including most recently the 45nm node. IN2FAB will provide its migration tools, methodologies and infrastructure to the “Port-on-Demand” facility.

Commenting on the launch of this venture Senthil Murugesan, CEO Wipro NewLogic, said “To meet our customers’ requirement for innovative, fast, and high quality design services, we have structured our business by adding “Port-on-Demand.” We are pleased to have IN2FAB as our founding partner in this venture. Their established porting credentials will complement our well established and leading business in analog design”.

Robert Baker, CEO, IN2FAB said “Working with Wipro NewLogic on this venture is an ideal scenario and complements the offerings at IN2FAB. Wipro NewLogic is the leader in the market for IC design services with a global presence and a well earned reputation for excellence and quality. By combining this with our proven porting technology it creates a highly compelling business proposition for design porting with extensive scale and reach.

By combining these two strengths, this co-operation will provide a powerful and compelling business proposition to overcome some critical bottlenecks for the industry. Although analog content within system-on-chip is growing, companies are unable to scale up proportionately in terms of skilled resources. Also, the current industry standard cycle times for analog redesign are long and costly. The “Port-on-Demand” service will help solve these challenges.

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