Atrenta Inc., an EDA company headquartered in San Jose, California, serving the semiconductor and consumer electronics industries, is expanding its research and development facilities in Sri Lanka. It has also announced that Ajith Pasqual, who serves as the Head of the Department of Electronic & Telecommunication Engineering at the University of Moratuwa in Sri Lanka, has joined Atrenta’s Technical Advisory Board.
Atrenta has built an R&D team in Sri Lanka with 35 engineers working in the city of Colombo and has a plan to expand the team to 50 by the end of 2013. Atrenta is the first electronic design automation (EDA) company to build a presence in the region and has been working with Peradeniya, Moratuwa and Colombo Universities to recruit local engineers there.
“We have found exceptional talent in Sri Lanka – talent that rivals the quality of graduates from tier-1 schools in India,” said Mo Movahed, vice president of engineering at Atrenta. “Atrenta has enjoyed active collaboration with universities and research institutes in the US, Europe and Asia Pacific. This collaboration now extends to Sri Lanka, and we welcome Dr. Pasqual to our Technical Advisory Board.”
Pasqual’s primary research interests are in computer vision, processor and SoC architectures and he leads the Reconfigurable Digital Systems Research Group at Moratuwa University, which works in the area of hardware acceleration, novel architectures for application specific processors and SoCs to improve performance and power efficiency.
Atrenta’s SpyGlass Predictive Analysis software platform provides early design insight into the demanding performance, power and area requirements of the complex system on chips. SpyGlass functions like an interactive guidance system for design engineers and managers, finding the fastest and least expensive path to implementation for complex SoCs.