IPextreme expands in Europe, adds Kjelsbac as CTO - Embedded.com

IPextreme expands in Europe, adds Kjelsbac as CTO

LONDON — IPextreme is expanding its European operations and has recruited Jens Kjelsbak to be the company’s Chief Technology Officer and established a wholly owned subsidiary in Munich as its European headquarters.

The company supplies silicon-proven intellectual property subsystems, based on designs sourced from leading semiconductor companies, to customers building large system-on-chip devices.

Jens Kjelsbak was General Manager of the MIPS Technologies R&D Centre in Denmark, where he managed a large team to deliver some MIPS’ microprocessor designs. Previously he was the Development Centre Manager for LSI Logic Denmark. He also assisted Synopsys on IP and related design services and led the team implementing advanced parallel computing chips at Synergetic Computer Systems.

Michael Cizl, Director of the company’s Munich Design Center has also been named Managing Director (Geschaeftsfuehrer) of the new GmbH. He joined IPextreme from Synopsys, where he was the Bluetooth R&D manager following engineering, applications and consulting positions. He started his career with Compiled Designs which focused on VHDL modeling and simulation. The Munich-based teams have most recently worked on wireless, microcontroller, multi-media and automotive networking IP at IPextreme.

Warren Savage, President and CEO of IPextreme said, “Our European investment is being driven by the positive response to our IP preparation and licensing services from large semiconductor companies in Europe. With design centers in the top three global technology hubs (Silicon Valley, Tokyo and Munich) we give our partners thorough sales and support coverage.”

IPextreme provides on-chip subsystems combining hardware and software packaged in a complete, EDA-tool-neutral format.

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