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Sondrel is a fast growing UK headquartered and privately owned IC Design Consultancy. We operate from ISO27001 compliant design centers in 5 locations across Europe and Asia. We are continuously investing in our design capabilities and introducing new areas of consultancy as the semiconductor market itself evolves and changes.

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News & Analysis
9th May 2024
Sondrel awarded new Video Processor ASIC design and supply contract

Sondrel has announced that it has won a major ASIC design and supply contract for a next-generation, video processing chip.

8th April 2024
Sondrel poised to support the evolution of intelligent cars

According to Sondre, a provider of ultra-complex chips, the designing of Software Defined Vehicles (SDVs) is changing the automotive ecosystem, including new methodologies and technology approaches that could significantly reduce costs and shorten time to market for advanced features.

22nd March 2024
Sondrel reports increasing demand for its 3nm design service

Sondrel, a provider of complex chips for leading global technology brands, reports that there is an increasing demand for its 3nm design services for custom ASICs.

1st March 2024
Sondrel announces two new design contract wins

Sondrel, a provider of ultra-complex chips for global technology brands, announces that it has secured two new contracts to supply Design Consultancy Services for a Network processor chip and a Radio Transceiver chip.

23rd January 2024
Sondrel completes a multi-billion transistor chip design at 5nm

Sondrel has announced that it has completed its most complex chip design to date. Designed on a 5nm process node, this complex design has more than 50 billion transistors.

19th December 2023
Sondrel enabled new US customer to keep its project on time

Sondrel has been able to leverage its expertise and relationships with key suppliers in the manufacturing of silicon chips to secure a contract win with a Silicon Valley-based company. Sondrel was the only company able to meet the customer's requirements to service a key part of the manufacturing supply chain whilst meeting extremely aggressive timescales.  

News & Analysis
17th October 2023
Sondrel is one of the founding members of Arm Total Design

Sondrel announces that it is one of the founding members of Arm Total Design, an ecosystem that is committed to bringing Arm Neoverse CSS-based designs to market.

20th July 2023
Anthony Fernandez joins Sondrel as COO

Sondrel has appointed Anthony Fernandez (pictured) as its new COO. He joins from Refeyn where he was CEO. Previously he was VP Asia Pacific for Teledyne Technologies.

26th April 2023
Sondrel: bringing Architecting the Future to the American market

Sondrel has engaged the San Jose-based firm, The SHD Group, to assist in bringing its innovative Architecting the Future ASIC approach to an expanding customer base in North America.

4th April 2023
Sondrel signs EDA license extension with Siemens for 3 more years

As Electronic Design Automation (EDA) software is vital to its business, Sondrel has secured the continuity of its use of Siemens EDA software with a significant multi-year contract.

3rd November 2022
Sondrel appoints Thomas Flynn as VP Sales North America

Sondrel, a global semiconductor designer and supplier, delivering customised, ultra-complex ASIC chip solutions, has appointed Thomas Flynn as VP of Sales in North America.

6th September 2022
Architecting the Future IP platforms with supply chains

Last year, Sondrel launched its Architecting the Future series covering the SFA 100 to the SFA 350A. These pre-packaged, System on chip IP architectures provide a fast track for designing a new chip as all that is needed is to select the most suitable foundry and process, third-party IP and to integrate any of the customer’s own IP to create a custom solution.

6th July 2022
Outsourcing supply chain management for chip manufacture can increase yields and quality

Some companies in the chip industry feel that the best practice is to manage the manufacturing supply chain for their chips themselves, i.e., all the many stages that happen after a design is taped out.

8th June 2022
The Industry is driving down acceptable chip defect level

The Automotive Industry is setting ever tougher targets for ‘Zero Defects’ in chips because of the need for ultra-high levels of reliability and safety in cars. ‘Zero Defects’ is industry shorthand for the acceptable level of defects and Sondrel, who provides turnkey ASIC design and manufacturing for automotive companies, reports that their specifications are moving from defects per million (DPM) to defects per billion (DP...

10th May 2022
Closing the communication chasms in the SoC supply chain

As chip supply chains consist of a series of different subcontractors each independently doing a specific task, disconnects can easily happen between them. Sondrel calls these Communication Chasms and warns that they can cause issues that ripple through the rest of the chain adding delays and unexpected costs as stages have to be rescheduled.

2nd March 2022
10 steps to model and design a complex SoC

The shrinking of nodes means that chips are becoming ever more complex and require ever larger teams of engineers. To ensure that the design time of a chip does not increase as well, Sondrel invests heavily into R&D to create novel modelling tools and flows to streamline the production of ASICs. Sondrel has codified this into its ten steps required to design an SoC architecture.

Artificial Intelligence
9th February 2022
IP platforms with Functional Safety built in

The ever-increasing processing power of electronic devices means that they are changing from being helpers to being decision makers. So, it is vital that the system does exactly what it was programmed to do for a given situation. Compliance with this is known as Functional Safety (FuSa) and this is increasingly important for many application areas where AI is making critical decisions, and specifically ISO 26262 in the case of automotive.

News & Analysis
14th January 2022
Sondrel actively hiring Systems Architects

Edge digital ASIC design becomes more complex every year needing teams of dozens of people working on all the different aspects of it. According to Sondrel, who specialises in these advanced chip designs, there is a growing need for Systems Architects who coordinate every aspect of a design project, hence the company is actively recruiting for specialists with the skill sets that can do this.

7th December 2021
Sondrel accelerate implementation of ASIC designs

Sondrel has revealed its family of Architecting the future IP platforms are easy to modify to precisely match customers’ ASIC requirements.

3rd June 2021
IP platform delivers faster time to market for ADAS ASICs

Bringing a new chip to the automotive market can be daunting due to the high safety standards required - ISO 26262. Sondrel has made this much easier for customers with the launch of its new, quad-channel, IP reference platform that has been architected with ISO26262 applications and the fast integration of customer IP in mind from the start. 

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