Vtool announces the expansion of its global EDA and ASIC design services, operating out of Israel, Serbia, Greece, and Poland, and is entering into Custom Circuit Design domain (Analog/RF). A partnership has been signed between Vtool Greece and the Electronics and Electronic Computers Section (Physics Department) at the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki. As part of the partnership, a group of Integrated Custom Circuit designers will work together with Vtool’s ASIC services group to provide cutting-edge Analog/RF designs and methodology consulting. The project is led by Prof. Thomas Noulis, an industry expert who was part of the senior technical leadership team at Infineon AG’s Power Automotive Group, at Intel Germany’s Mobile Communications Group, and at Helic (acquired by ANSYS).
Hagai Arbel, Vtool CEO: “Analog and RF are key elements in our customers’ ability to be successful in their ASIC designs. Vtool is committed to providing high value for chipmakers, and we believe the best way to achieve this is by combining EDA tools, IP development, and design services. Prof. Noulis and his team hold a proven track record in developing design methodologies and complex RF and Analog designs, and we are happy to have them working with us. Analog engineers in other Vtool sites will shortly join the group, too. Vtool’s close collaboration with the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki continues Vtool’s core commitment to advancing the local communities and academy activities in Greece and all other locations in which we operate.”
Prof. Thomas Noulis: “Analog/RF circuit and system design and custom design methodology are the core focus of our educational and research activities at the Electronics Lab. The collaboration with Vtool brings unique opportunities that can shape state-of-the-art Analog/RF IC design and design methodology, and will accelerate the development of next-generation technologies. Vtool’s academic collaboration success stories and their respective long-term experience in ASIC design ensures the success of this collaboration’s mission, which is to drive high-quality educational, research, and integrated circuit engineering activities on SoC development, data processing acceleration, and related measurement and instrumentation.”