EnSilica Opens Design Centre for RF and Low-Power Sensing Applications

EnSilica, an independent provider of semiconductor solutions and IP, has further expanded its network of specialist design centres with the establishment of a new facility near Oxford (UK) focusing on RF and low power sensing applications. With this new design center, they now have 5 offices located in Wokingham (UK), Bristol (UK), Oxford (UK), Bangalore (India) and Sunnyvale (USA).

The new RF and low power sensing design centre will be headed up by Alan Wong, formerly the IC Design Director at Frontier Microsystems, who joins EnSilica with immediate effect as Director of RF IC Design. Alan brings with him a design team whose pioneering experience in ultra-low power RF and sensor interfaces significantly extends EnSilica’s skills-base in addressing the needs of wireless connected IoT and wearable products.

The establishment of the new RF and sensing design centre grows EnSilica’s headcount to 74 staff over four design centres with around ten per cent of the staff having PhDs. It also complements their existing headquarters design facility in Wokingham (UK), specialist analog and mixed-signal IC design centre in Bristol (UK) and specialist design and functional verification capabilities in Bangalore (India).

The opening of this new RF and low power sensing applications design centre near Oxford (UK), complements and further extends their existing end-to-end ASIC design capabilities, including systems design, mixed-signal and digital design, embedded software, and operations, to provide them with flexible and scalable RF and sensing design expertise for IoT projects requiring custom ASIC development.