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EnSilica plc

EnSilica is a leading fabless design house focused on custom ASIC design and supply for OEMs and system houses, as well as IC design services for companies with their own design teams. The company has world-class expertise in supplying custom RF, mmWave, mixed signal and digital ASICs to its international customers in the automotive, industrial, healthcare and communications markets.

The company also offers a broad portfolio of core IP covering cryptography, radar and communications systems. EnSilica has a track record in delivering high quality solutions to demanding industry standards. Our impressive record of success has been achieved working with customers ranging from start-ups to blue-chip companies and our project portfolio ranges from module design to multi¬million gate System-on-Chip.

The company is headquartered near Oxford UK with design centres across the UK, Bangalore India and Porto Alegre Brazil.

Director profiles

Ian Lankshear, Chief Executive Officer

Co-founded EnSilica in 2001 as semiconductor design services business. Under his stewardship the company has enjoyed sustained growth based on market leading opportunities, innovation and export success. Strong technical and commercial background covering semiconductors and adjacent markets. Having spent his early career in radar systems development for Siemens Plessey Systems, he moved into semiconductor development in 1996 working for Hitachi and subsequently Nokia.

Mark Hodgkins, Executive Chairman

Mark graduated from the University of Manchester and is a Chartered Accountant. He started working with EnSilica in May 2016. Formerly a Partner with Grant Thornton and Ernst & Young, specialising in strategy for mid-sized companies. He advised on corporate transactions, worth in excess of £2.5Bn. Since leaving Ernst & Young in 2005, Mark has served as CEO of a number of engineering businesses, with experience in leadership positions including publicly listed businesses.

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