LONDON Reconfigurable logic IP start-up Akya (Selby, England) is looking to raise further capital and has started recruiting design and applications engineers so as to expand its marketing and product development efforts.
The company has just come out of stealth mode and launched its first licensable technology , dubbed the ART2.
The privately held group has been developing the 'ART' technology since 2005, and says the technology simplifies the design and implementation of reconfigurable chips by separating dataflow circuitry from control logic.
"We are looking for people to support customers and further develop the technology into application areas. We are seeking people with experience in tools development and who have knowledge of communications and/or multimedia chip development, the application areas we are currently targeting," Colin Dente, Akya's chief executive told EE Times Europe .
"The core reconfigurable logic technology and IP libraries development is done," he added.
The first version of the ART logic IP was developed in conjunction with an un-named but well known Japanese supplier of mobile phones, Dente said, and "much of what we learnt from that collaboration has been designed in to the ART2 building blocks that have just been released."
The work to date has been funded by seed money from a number of private investors, and the company is now looking to raise about £1.5 million from other, technology focused investors. "We are also talking to venture capital groups and potential strategic partners who may license the technology and use it in their future products," Dente said.