ESLX Merges with XtremeEDA

XtremeEDA Corporation, an Ottawa-based professional services company specializing in the verification and design of ASICs and FPGAs, announced it has merged with ESLX, Inc., a US-based company offering design and educational services at the electronic system-level (ESL). Now a wholly-owned subsidiary of XtremeEDA, ESLX has been renamed and will operate as a US-based company, XtremeEDA USA. The combined companies will offer custom solutions across the full spectrum of the electronics design chain for architectural modeling, intellectual property (IP) integration and verification of highly complex chips and systems. With a strong track record of working with both tool providers and developers, XtremeEDA is now uniquely positioned as a leading supplier of comprehensive design solutions to electronics companies worldwide – from concept at the system-level all the way through to silicon.

“Industry leaders recognize that reuse must span the entire development life cycle to be cost effective,” said Claude Cloutier, president of XtremeEDA. “The combination of skills and intellectual property that we achieve by joining with ESLX enables us to provide this reuse. We’ve created an interoperability infrastructure and verification backplane that leverages IP reuse across the design process from architectural modeling through to tape-out. This drives non-recurring engineering costs down and increases the probability of getting it right the first time. Leading innovators know that getting it right means getting to market on schedule, and that means fastest time-to-revenue. Having a single organization with this skill set that has earned the trust of our clients lowers both the outsourcing transaction costs and project risks substantially.”

As part of the merger, ESLX will become a subsidiary of XtremeEDA and operate under the name of XtremeEDA USA. The subsidiary will remain based in Austin, TX.

Merged Service Offerings
With the addition of the ESL design expertise, XtremeEDA not only has the capability to help customers build and manage chips from concept through tape-out, but can educate customers and define methodologies and IP reuse practices that provide the competitive advantage in the rapidly growing electronics market.

“With the addition of our ESL expertise, XtremeEDA can now meet the full range of our customers’ emerging verification requirements,” stated Jack Donovan, president of XtremeEDA USA. “Functional specifications are now measured in feet of paper. Therefore, we are seeing increasing requirements for architectural verification of systems of ASICs and FPGAs, not just the functional verification to the paper specification. Digital systems now need the full gamut of verification from the system-level all the way through to the end-customer requirements. Our combined companies will now provide a fully integrated set of services from this high-level architectural verification, through to functional verification and to the actual silicon.

About XtremeEDA
Founded in 2002, XtremeEDA is a leading provider of design services solutions across the full spectrum of the design cycle — from concept of the design through to silicon. With a robust portfolio of services and educational resources, the company offers a single source solution for architectural modeling, intellectual property integration, and verification of highly complex chips and complete systems. The company has a strong track record of working with both tool providers and developers to define best-in-class design methodologies and reuse practices that provide the competitive advantage in the rapidly growing electronics market. The company is headquartered in Ottawa, Canada with a US-based subsidiary, XtremeEDA USA, based in Austin, TX.