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Accenture Publicizes Intent to Purchase XtremeEDA to Broaden Silicon Design Capabilities in Canada and US


Acquisition will bolster Accenture Cloud First’s edge computing capabilities

TORONTO and AUSTIN — June 27, 2022 – Accenture (NYSE: ACN) has entered into an settlement to amass XtremeEDA, an Ottawa-based silicon design companies chief. The corporate offers semiconductor engineering companies for purchasers looking for customized silicon options utilized in client gadgets, cloud information facilities, machine studying and synthetic intelligence (AI) computational platforms to allow edge AI deployment. The phrases of the acquisition weren’t disclosed.

The acquisition of XtremeEDA will increase Accenture Cloud First’s capabilities in edge computing to assist purchasers enhance how they handle and use bodily property at or close to the consumer and create new interactive, human experiences.

“We imagine silicon engineering has huge potential to assist organizations uncover new methods to distinguish and personalize experiences within the digital world,” mentioned Karthik Narain, international lead of Accenture Cloud First. “Wonderful, fit-for-purpose silicon design interprets into real-time, seamless, accessible and fully user-centered experiences. The XtremeEDA workforce’s experience will assist us convey extra specialised, high-performance and scalable compute capabilities to our purchasers as they make the most of the facility of the Cloud Continuum to reinvent their enterprises.” 


Based in 2002, XtremeEDA is acknowledged throughout North America for its experience in digital design verification, processor and system integration and {hardware} safety. XtremeEDA has an workplace in Ottawa and brings a workforce of roughly 40 skilled engineers and practitioners who serve North American purchasers throughout industries together with software program and platform, telecommunications, client merchandise, avionics and protection.

Amongst XtremeEDA’s core choices is digital design verification the place skilled engineers ship superior verification companies and options together with reusable and scalable implementation. The corporate additionally provides processor and system integration companies by means of utilized state-of-the artwork verification, efficiency evaluation and coherency testing. In shut partnership with purchasers, XtremeEDA ensures {hardware} merchandise are designed with the very best applied sciences to safeguard towards an more and more complicated and evolving safety atmosphere.

“We welcome the addition of the XtremeEDA workforce to increase our edge computing and silicon design capabilities in North America. XtremeEDA will assist us scale what’s already one of the vital complete edge capabilities on the planet, creating new experiences on the digital core,” mentioned Jeffrey Russell, president of Accenture in Canada. “By combining XtremeEDA’s robust and deep expertise prematurely silicon design with Accenture’s Cloud First capabilities, we’re poised to ship extra worth for purchasers in specialised {hardware}, distributed cloud, decentralized edge computing and sophisticated safety wants.”

“Becoming a member of Accenture will allow us to proceed the mission we began 20 years in the past: to be a strategic associate for purchasers and to have international attain,” mentioned Claude Cloutier, CEO, XtremeEDA. “It’s a milestone second to convey our workforce’s expertise to Accenture’s end-to-end silicon engineering companies. We’re excited for the journey forward, one that can open better alternatives for our purchasers and folks.”

Since 2020, XtremeEDA is the fifth enterprise that Accenture Canada will purchase. Latest acquisitions embody:

  • In September 2021, Accenture acquired Gevity, a method and consulting group targeted on serving to healthcare business purchasers rework their companies by means of modern know-how options based mostly in Victoria.
  • In July 2021, Accenture acquired Cloudworks, a number one Oracle Cloud service supplier based mostly in Toronto.
  • In 2020, Accenture acquired Avenai, one other Ottawa consultancy targeted on public service organizations, and Callisto Integration, an Oakville, Ontario, supplier of consulting and know-how companies in digital manufacturing in meals and beverage, chemical compounds, utilities and different industries.

About Accenture

Accenture is a worldwide skilled companies firm with main capabilities in digital, cloud and safety. Combining unmatched expertise and specialised expertise throughout greater than 40 industries, we provide Technique and Consulting, Know-how and Operations companies and Accenture Tune — all powered by the world’s largest community of Superior Know-how and Clever Operations facilities. Our 710,000 folks ship on the promise of know-how and human ingenuity day-after-day, serving purchasers in additional than 120 international locations. We embrace the facility of change to create worth and shared success for our purchasers, folks, shareholders, companions and communities. Go to us at accenture.com.

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