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Accenture acquires Bengaluru-based chip design startup Excelmax

In a strategic move to bolster its presence in the booming semiconductor industry, global consulting and technology services giant Accenture has announced the acquisition of Excelmax, a Bengaluru-based chip design startup.

Accenture Expands Semiconductor Capabilities with Acquisition of Bengaluru-based Excelmax

This acquisition marks a significant step in Accenture's efforts to enhance its capabilities in the rapidly evolving field of semiconductor design and development.

Who are Excelmax Technologies exactly?

Excelmax Technologies is a Bengaluru-based company specializing in semiconductor design solutions. Founded in 2019, Excelmax provides comprehensive semiconductor solutions from high-level design to detailed physical layout ready for manufacturing, and full turnkey execution. The company offers services in various areas such as emulation, automotive, physical design, analog, logic design, and verification.

Key Points on Excelmax:

  • Services: Excelmax provides ASIC digital design and verification, DFT and physical design, analog design, embedded application software, embedded firmware, and product design and solutions.

  • Partnership: The company is partnered with Andes Technology Corporation, a leading supplier of high-efficiency, low-power 32/64-bit RISC-V processor cores.

  • Employees: Excelmax has nearly 450 employees across various departments, which will join Accenture following the acquisition.

Market Context:

The acquisition is part of Accenture's strategy to expand its capabilities in the silicon design space, driven by the growing demand for silicon solutions in data centers, AI, and edge computing. The Indian semiconductor market is projected to reach $150 billion by 2030, driven by the adoption of generative AI and the increasing use of electronics.

Quotes from Key Individuals:

Our acquisition of Excelmax enhances our expertise across every aspect of silicon design and development—from concept to production—so we can help our clients fuel innovation and drive growth" - Karthik Narain, Group CEO of Technology at Accenture
"Our focus has always been on developing the best talent to deliver tailor-made solutions for our global clients that help them build and maintain competitive advantage. Joining Accenture enables us to remain at the forefront of innovation, providing new and exciting opportunities for both our clients and our people" - Shekhar Patil, Founder & CEO of Excelmax Technologies

Looking Ahead

As the semiconductor industry faces challenges such as chip shortages and the need for more advanced designs, Accenture's acquisition of Excelmax is likely to create ripples in the market. It positions the consulting giant to offer end-to-end services in the semiconductor value chain, from design and development to implementation and optimization.

The financial details of the acquisition have not been disclosed, but industry experts speculate that the deal could be worth several million dollars, given Excelmax's expertise and potential. With this strategic move, Accenture is not only expanding its technological capabilities but also reinforcing its commitment to staying at the forefront of digital transformation across industries.


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