Sophia Antipolis, France and Milan, Italy, April 14, 2010: Accent, a world leader in semiconductor integration of communications and metering technologies, is announcing the opening a Wireless IP development center in Sophia Antipolis, France. Under a strategic agreement between Accent and Wipro Technologies, the former RF engineering team of Wipro Newlogic has transitioned to Accent. As part of the same agreement, Accent has also obtained certain rights to key OFDM and WiFi technologies.
The new team will focus on developing emerging IP-based wireless technologies to be integrated into Accent’s System-on-Chip platform portfolio.
"The addition of the new wireless IP unit represents a strategic decision for Accent and reflects the company’s strong commitment to meet the evolving need of our market place and customers”, says Federico Arcelli, CEO of Accent. “While the team has only been on board a short period, integration with the rest of the engineering team has completed very smoothly and work has already started on developing next generation products. The proven track record of this RF team together with the rights of key Wipro technologies will allow us to greatly accelerate internal IP developments and to bring new products to the market as early as this year”.
Founded in 1993, Accent is an ISO 9001:2008 certified world leader in semiconductor integration of communications and metering technologies and with renowned investors such as Sofinnova Partners (France) and Cadence. Accent is a worldwide operation with offices in Italy, China, France, and US. Accent provides products and solutions targeted at fast-growing vertical markets including Smart Grid and Clean Tech. Accent’s market leading technology offerings—in areas such as wireless, analog mixed signal, and low power—and pre-integrated platforms provide rapid time to market to meet critical product cost and performance requirements whilst at low development cost. For more information, please visit: www.accent-soc.com.