HCL Technologies Ltd (HCL) has announced that it is the first India-based design house validated as ready-for-IBM technology. The 'ready-for-IBM technology' mark identifies solutions that have been pre-tested and validated for compatibility with IBM Microelectronics products and services by the solution developers.
Under this programme, HCL will design and carry out the silicon level implementation of advanced integrated circuits (ICs) for manufacturing in IBM's state of-the art wafer foundries.
This will enable HCL to offer comprehensive silicon design and implementation services. By engaging with HCL for chip design services, customers can accelerate time to market, reduce development risk, increase first time silicon success and incur lower development costs.
Divakar Maddipatia, corporate vice president and head, semiconductor practice, HCL Technologies, says, "The IBM foundry partnership gives HCL an opportunity to broaden our comprehensive VLSI design services, to offer concept to silicon solutions using leading-edge fabrication technologies."
In addition to VLSI design services, as a design house, HCL offers board design, firmware, system integration, packaging and compliance engineering and is a leader in the offshore engineering industry. It is also the first design centre outside IBM for 'power architecture' chips.