LONDON Celoxica Ltd., a developer of C language entry design tools, has formed a partnership with Philips TASS BV, a provider of technical software writing services.
Philips TASS (Eindhoven, The Netherlands) has been writing software for its clients for 27 years and by joining forces with Celoxica (Abingdon, England) the two companies are supporting companies that want to move to software-driven hardware design.
Philips TASS has 250 employees in the Netherlands and Belgium that are active in hardware/software integration, testing and remote services.
Initially Celoxica and Philips TASS will focus on designers of programmable logic and programmable SoC devices, Celoxica said. Celoxica is set to provide the design tools, intellectual property blocks, and development boards, while Philips TASS, provides design services and transfers the resulting technology to the customers.
“For many years we have been using Celoxica's ESL technology to deliver internal consulting projects,” said Tiny Henst, business unit manager at Philips TASS, in a statement issued by Celoxica. “With the fast growing interest in ESL, we can provide this type of service to external customers where we can leverage our experience, relationship with Celoxica and strong European base.”
“Until recently Europe and the U.S. have lagged behind Japan in their adoption of C-based ESL design technologies,” said Sandeep Ram, vice-president of European sales for Celoxica, in the same statement.
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