Accenture buys semiconductor services provider XtremeEDA

Accenture has entered into an agreement to acquire XtremeEDA, a semiconductor engineering services provider based in Ottawa.
Accenture Industry X.0 modelXtremeEDA provides semiconductor engineering services for clients seeking custom silicon solutions used in consumer devices, cloud data centers, machine learning and artificial intelligence (AI) computational platforms to enable edge AI deployment.

The terms of the acquisition were not disclosed.

The acquisition of XtremeEDA will expand Accenture Cloud First’s capabilities in edge computing to help clients improve how they manage and use physical assets at or near the user and create new interactive, human experiences.

“The XtremeEDA team’s expertise will help us bring more specialized, high-performance and scalable compute capabilities to our clients as they utilize the power of the Cloud Continuum to reinvent their enterprises,” said Karthik Narain, global lead of Accenture Cloud First.

Founded in 2002, XtremeEDA is recognized across North America for its expertise in digital design verification, processor and system integration and hardware security.

XtremeEDA has an office in Ottawa and brings a team of approximately 40 engineers and practitioners who serve North American clients across industries including software and platform, telecommunications, consumer products, avionics and defense.