Milan, Italy and Shanghai, China -- February 10, 2009
- Opening to extend company's success of applying its unique design and operational expertise to bring products to market
- New office to enhance Accent capabilities by increased tapping of manufacturing and design resources in Asia
―Accent S.A., a leading fabless ASIC provider offering highly differentiated design and turnkey services for state-of-the-art SoC silicon solutions, today announced the opening of its new design and operations center in Shanghai, China. The new office continues Accent's expansion from a leadership position in Europe and recent openings of offices in North America.
According to a recent report from PricewaterhouseCooper, China is the world's largest semiconductor consumer with an estimated consumption at $88 B in 2007. However, increases in production have not kept up with consumption in the market even while Chinese semiconductor companies have grown to address the gap. The new design center will enable regional customers to easily leverage Accent's differentiated design capabilities in areas such as mixed signal and RF as well as turnkey capabilities to bring complex solutions to market more quickly and at unprecedented performance levels. The new office will also further expand Accent's turnkey capabilities by enabling the company to engage with and more effectively work with leading manufacturing companies in the region.
“We are very excited about the opening of our Shanghai office and see this as another important milestone of Accent’s ongoing growth”, said Federico Arcelli, CEO of Accent. “As China and other markets continue to evolve, Accent's 15 year proven track record in delivering complex, highly-integrated solutions with mixed signal and RF capabilities provides a compelling value proposition. This opening will also enable Accent to fully capitalize on design and manufacturing capabilities available in Asia for the benefit of our customers worldwide.” About Accent
Founded in 1993, Accent is a leading fabless ASIC provider offering highly differentiated design and turnkey services for state-of-the-art SoC (System-on-Chip) silicon solutions. Accent’s unique design expertise and IP portfolio in mixed-signal and RF (Radio Frequency), together with its unrivaled system-level integration capabilities, enable cost effective and differentiated SoC solutions to OEMs, fabless and IDMs. Accent has a proven track record over the years with more than 300 ICs (Integrated Circuit) designs completed to date, with over 98% first-time-right production silicon, and with tens of millions of units delivered from Accent to market. For more information, please visit: www.accent-soc.com