SAN JOSE, Calif & COLOMBO, Sri Lanka - Jul 23, 2013 - Atrenta Inc., the
leading provider of SoC Realization solutions for the semiconductor and consumer
electronics industries, announced today that Dr. Ajith Pasqual, who serves
as the Head of the Department of Electronic & Telecommunication Engineering
at the University of Moratuwa in Sri Lanka, has joined
Atrenta's Technical Advisory Board.
"Sri Lanka has been a highly productive addition to our worldwide R&D
locations," said Dr. Ajoy Bose, chairman, president and CEO of Atrenta.
"Along with our long-term locations in Noida, India and San Jose, California
we have added Grenoble, France, Shanghai, China and Colombo, Sri Lanka. This
global R&D footprint has allowed us to build industry-leading products
and stay close to our customers."
Atrenta has built an R&D team in Sri Lanka with 35 engineers working in
the city of Colombo and a plan to expand the team to 50 by the end of 2013.
Atrenta is the first electronic design automation (EDA) company to build a
presence in the region and has been working with Peradeniya, Moratuwa and
Colombo Universities to recruit local engineers there.
"We have found exceptional talent in Sri Lanka – talent that rivals the
quality of graduates from tier-1 schools in India," said Mo Movahed,
vice president of engineering at Atrenta. "Atrenta has enjoyed active
collaboration with universities and research institutes in the US, Europe
and Asia Pacific. This collaboration now extends to Sri Lanka, and we welcome
Dr. Pasqual to our Technical Advisory Board."
Dr. Ajith Pasqual presently serves as head of the Department of Electronic
& Telecommunication Engineering, University of Moratuwa as well as the
director for the Center for Information Technology Services there. His primary
research interests are in computer vision, processor and SoC architectures
and he leads the Reconfigurable Digital Systems Research Group at the University,
which works in the area of hardware acceleration, novel architectures for
application specific processors and SoCs to improve performance and power
efficiency. For more information, please visit Dr. Pasqual's web page at http://www.ent.mrt.ac.lk/~pasqual.
"During the last decade, our department has built significant expertise
in reconfigurable logic systems through specific research projects on its
own and in collaboration with industry," said Dr. Ajith Pasqual. "However,
a major deficiency has been a lack of opportunities for EDA development in
local industry to allow our graduates to make use of their expertise. The
presence of Atrenta in Sri Lanka has had a profound impact on the mindset
of undergraduates, with many choosing EDA as their preferred career path.
This has also encouraged the department to fast track the integration of IC
design into the curriculum."
The University of Moratuwa plans to expand its curriculum in EDA topics and
electronics as a result of Atrenta's presence there. Atrenta plans to hold
an opening celebration for its R&D center in Colombo, Sri Lanka in August,
2013. A separate media advisory providing more details will be issued soon.
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