Semiconductor companies in Pune
Here is a list of companies that work on VLSI or are primarily semiconductor companies that have a presence in Pune.
LSI Logic (www.lsi.com)
LSI’s presence in Pune came through the acquisition of Metta technologies, a multimedia SOC and software company. They do a lot of work on ASIC design and verification
They are a design and verification services company, with focus on the latter. They established the Pune center to set up an ODC for Qlogic around 2004. Since then, I hear that they have expanded.
I couldn’t get too much information but Conexant came to Pune through the acquisition of CG-CoreEL systems.
They work on IP cores and exercisers/analyzers for standard protocols like PCI Express, USB 2.0, IEEE 1394 etc.
Started its Pune center in 2004 to focus on VLSI design including Analog and Mixed-Signal designs.
Tensilica’s Pune design center was set up in 2006 though I know that they had few consultants working out of Pune much before that. According to their news release, the Pune team is working on a number of projects, including next-generation integrated processors, software and system design automation tools, and advanced multimedia architecture/applications for cell phones, portable media and digital TV. It also works on the company’s TIE (Tensilica Instruction Extension) compiler for automated hardware and software generation from high-level processor description.
I know they were involved in the initial phase in designing a complex SoC for one of the top two semiconductor companies in the world :-) I am sure they are expanding their VLSI presence in a large way
nVidia came to Pune through the acquisition of Pace Soft Silicon, which was a multimedia software application company. I remember hearing about Pace in my earlier life that they had some cool software products that work on TI and Intel powered mobile processors. nVidia now only has a software division.