History of Sondrel
2002 – Founded near Reading, UK, initially specialising in Place and Route
2004 – Opened second office in Nice, France
During the next years we became a Magma-Ties partner, an LSI Logic Approved Design Centre and RapidChip partner.
2005 – Opened Italy Office
2006 – Opened Israel Office.
Added customers in India, Japan and the USA.
Grew skills base to include graphics accelerators, processors, networking devices and more.
Undertook our first complex DFT assignment.
Throughout this time we had developed our proprietary design methodology (Neon), design flow (Helium), and debug and quality environment (Argon). With these tools we were now able to offer predictable time scales with controlled risks and a flexible interface.
2007 - Completed our one hundredth design.
2008 - formed Sondrel (Xi’an) Limited and opened our first Chinese design centre in the Xi’an Hi-Tech Development Zone.
Partnership with Delta Microelectronics of Denmark, to provide a full service from RTL to production tested parts
2009 - Awarded the Queen’s Award for Enterprise in the Innovation category.
Became a design partner for SMIC
2010 - Became a design centre alliance partner for TSMC
By now Sondrel’s technical expertise had expanded to encompass all the disciplines from C level design through to verification and into supply chain management.
Opened Shanghai office
Completed first 28nm design.
2012 – First 20nm design start
Opened Finland Office
Opened US office
2013 – Opened the University of Nottingham/Sondrel VLSI Design School at UNNC, Ningbo, China