Santa Clara, CA April 21, 2004 - Flextronics (NASDAQ: FLEX), the world's leading Electronics Manufacturing Services (EMS) provider, and inSilica Incorporated, a leading supplier of high performance System-on-a-Chip (SoC) solutions, today announced that Flextronics has expanded its silicon development capabilities by partnering with inSilica as its SoC development partner.
"inSilica, with its mixture of technical expertise, OEM business model, IP portfolio, and cost-effective development resources in Bangalore, India, have helped us meet our goal to expand our existing SoC solutions. This partnership will help us to deliver high-performance SoC solutions to our EMS and ODM customers," said Ash Bhardwaj, President, Flextronics ODM. "We look forward to working with its world-class engineering team with expertise in mixed signal and RF design, large scale integration, and advanced process technologies. With this alliance, Flextronics and inSilica will deliver SoC performance with predictable delivery, quality and cost reduction to our OEM customers," he added.
"Flextronics. customers will benefit utilizing our proprietary structured design methodology and in-house IP initiative," said Anant Agrawal, President and CEO of inSilica. "inSilica is able to address the most challenging and complex SoC applications in the market today. Our relationships with leading edge fabricators, package, assembly and test providers will provide Flextronics access to cost-effective, high-performance silicon," 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.
About inSilica Inc.
inSilica delivers cost effective System-on-a-Chip (SoC) solutions to OEM customers. inSilica.s unique SoC methodology inGeniousTM ensures flawless execution for timely delivery. inSilica.s world-class engineering and operations teams possesses extensive design and manufacturing experience in high performance, low power digital, analog/mixed signal & RF design, using state of the art process technologies. inSilica is a global company with operations in Santa Clara CA, Long Beach CA, as well as Bangalore, India. For additional information please visit the inSilica web site at: http://www.insilica.com.
Headquartered in Singapore, Flextronics is the leading Electronics Manufacturing Services (EMS) provider focused on delivering operational services to technology companies. With fiscal year 2003 revenues of $13.4 billion, Flextronics is a major global operating company with design, engineering, manufacturing and logistics operations in 29 countries and five continents. This global presence allows for manufacturing excellence through a network of facilities situated in key markets and geographies that provide its customers with the resources, technology and capacity to optimize their operations. Flextronics' ability to provide end-to-end operational services that include innovative product design, test solutions, manufacturing, IT expertise, network services, and logistics has established the Company as the leading EMS provider. For more information, please visit www.flextronics.com.
About Flextronics Semiconductor
Flextronics Semiconductor, a business unit of Flextronics, provides ASIC products and IC design services. ASIC products include full system-on-chip (SoC), standard cell and gate array ASIC (digital, analog, and mixed-signal); IC design services include FPGA conversion, ASIC retargeting and back-end IC design capabilities. Flextronics Semiconductor has design centers worldwide that work with customers to deliver system-level solutions in silicon, increasing functionality and reliability while reducing cost. For more information, please visit www.flextronics.com/semiconductor.