OXFORDSHIRE, England—(BUSINESS WIRE)—November 27, 2006— Celoxica (LSE: CXA), today announced cooperation with EBV Elektronik, an Avnet (NYSE:AVT) company, to provide electronic system level (ESL) design solutions to end customers using Altera's system-on-programmable-chip (SOPC) technology.
With increasing demand for system level solutions to complex SOPC
design the companies will deploy their complementary expertise
targeting applications where high density logic is closely coupled
with microprocessor technology such as Nios II or DSP processors. EBV
already provides end-to-end supply chain integration for Altera
customers across Europe and Celoxica will apply its ESL knowledge and
expertise in conjunction with EBV technical staff. Initially focusing
on design projects in the UK, the companies intend to scale the
agreement to a pan European level.
"EBV continues to innovate to meet the requirements of customers
who present us with ever more challenging, complex and time critical
projects," said Graeme Cathrall, General Sales Manager for EBV in the
UK and Ireland. "By tapping into Celoxica's system level design tools
and know-how we can offer a complete design solution from the system
specification to chip level implementation."
One of the highest growth areas for SOPC design is in imaging and
video based applications, such as machine vision, broadcast and HDTV.
These application types are characterized by the need for real-time
performance, their algorithm complexity, time-to-market pressures and
volume production. ESL design expressly addresses these challenges and
imaging will form the initial application focus for Celoxica and EBV.
Sandeep Ram, vice president of European sales for Celoxica
commented, "ESL design for FPGA is being increasingly applied to
volume production and it makes sense to work closely with a
distribution specialist who is set up to fulfill that demand. As FPGA
devices become more powerful, they are being integrated into the heart
of the system and ESL delivers the design efficiencies and system
capabilities that customers must have."
A leader in electronic system level design (ESL), Celoxica is
enabling the next generation of advanced electronic products by
producing tools, boards, IP and services that turn software into
silicon. Celoxica technology raises design abstraction to the
algorithm level, accelerating productivity and lowering risk and costs
by generating semiconductor hardware directly from C-based software
descriptions. Adding to a growing installed base, Celoxica provides
the world's most widely used C-based behavioral design and synthesis
solutions to companies developing semiconductor products in markets
such as consumer electronics, defense and aerospace, automotive,
industrial and security. Celoxica is a publicly traded company on the
Alternative Investment Market of the London Stock Exchange under the
symbol CXA. For more information, visit: www.celoxica.com
About EBV Elektronik
EBV Elektronik, an Avnet Company, was founded in 1969 and is one
of the leading specialists in European semiconductor distribution. EBV
maintains its successful strategy of personal commitment to customers
and excellent services. 240 Technical Sales Specialists provide a
strong focus on a selected group of long-term manufacturing partners.
110 continuously trained Application Specialists offer extensive
application know-how and design expertise. Warehouse operations,
complete logistics solutions and value-added services such as
programming, taping & reeling and laser marking are fulfilled by Avnet
Logistics, EBV's logistical backbone and Europe's largest service
centre. EBV operates from 54 offices in 26 countries throughout Europe
as well as in Dubai, Israel and South Africa. More information about
EBV Elektronik under www.ebv.com
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