There are many reasons to consider outsourcing all or part of a chip design.
The recruitment of additional permanent staff is not always possible and takes considerable time and effort. Your existing team might not have exactly the right skills to undertake a new project, or the team is just not big enough to meet the required schedule. In addition, the use of external resources provides financial control - you only pay for extra resources for the duration of the project.
The reality of the electronics industry is that you have to innovate to survive. Companies need to develop new products and outsourcing some of the design work can be a key part of making it happen.
Of course, outsourcing some of your key development work can be a scary decision - that's why it's important you have complete trust in the company. That's why people choose EnSilica.
EnSilica has the proven project management experience necessary to deliver complex semiconductor development projects within time and cost boundaries. Regular communications and project status updates are crucial to maintain schedules and give customers visibility and control in meeting project deadlines.
EnSilica offer a flexible approach on how we work together. Through prudent management of its business costs and extensive design experience, EnSilica is able to offer exceptional value for money - whether on aTime & Materials basis or fixed price. Our engineers can work on-site at your premises or off-site at one of our regional Design Centres.
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Often projects might begin on a T&M basis and then migrate to a fixed price contract once the scope of the work is fully defined.
Working from one of our regional Design Centres, EnSilica can provide all engineering resource, HW, EDA tools, IT systems and project management support to deliver an agreed package of work.
For some projects (e.g. where requirements are less well defined or there is a need for very close interaction with your design team) these may be better addressed by EnSilica engineers operating under your management on-site. This could be full-time, or if practical, a mixture of on-site and off-site working. Augmenting your design team to meet time-to-market requirements can provide an attractive alternative to using unproven contract staff or larger, more expensive, consultancies. EnSilica's engineers are selected based on expertise and industry experience - customers can leverage our knowledge and rely on our reputation.
We develop long-term relationships with our customers, giving them a competitive advantage in the development of their current product and the reassurance that these resources are available for future projects.