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EnSilica PLC
10 October 2023

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10 October 2023

EnSilica plc

("EnSilica", the "Company" or the "Group")


EnSilica production tape-out milestone of industrial ASIC

Production revenues estimated to be worth in excess of US$30m over 7 years


EnSilica, a leading chip maker of mixed signal ASICs (Application Specific Integrated Circuits), is pleased to announce that it has reached the key production tape-out milestone for the design and supply of an industrial ASIC which incorporates an industrial Arm based controller.


The project award was announced on 25 July 2022.   


The ASIC is for a leading European industrial Original Equipment Manufacturer ("OEM") and is a key component in their factory automation controller systems.  


A tape-out starts the manufacturing of the mask sets used for production of the ASIC.  Based on the OEM customer's volume projections the ASIC supply has revenues worth in excess of US$30 million over seven years.  We are now moving into the post-tape out phase of the project and expect to have samples in Spring 2024, and release-to-production in late Autumn 2024, following silicon validation and qualification.


Ian Lankshear, Chief Executive Officer of EnSilica plc, commented:


"I would like to thank our talented engineering team for their diligent work that has led to the smooth execution of this key first project for our leading OEM customer.  


We expect this to lead to further design wins as a consequence of the increasing number of opportunities in this industrial market. There is a trend to include artificial intelligence (AI) processing accelerators in new ASICs. Also, and driven by new EU legislation, addressing advanced cyber security protection is increasingly becoming a requirement. EnSilica is well placed to take advantage of these trends leading to opportunities to re-design a range of ASICs."



For further information please contact:


EnSilica plc

Ian Lankshear, Chief Executive Officer

Via Vigo Consulting

+44 (0)20 7390 0233


Allenby Capital Limited, Nominated Adviser & Broker

Jeremy Porter / Vivek Bhardwaj (Corporate Finance)

Joscelin Pinnington/Tony Quirke (Sales & Corporate Broking)



 +44 (0)20 3328 5656

Vigo Consulting (Investor & Financial Public Relations)

Jeremy Garcia / Kate Kilgallen

+44 (0)20 7390 0233


About EnSilica


EnSilica is a leading fabless design house focused on custom ASIC design and supply for OEMs and system houses, as well as IC design services for companies with their own design teams. The company has world-class expertise in supplying custom RF, mmWave, mixed signal and digital ICs to its international customers in the automotive, industrial, healthcare and communications markets. The company also offers a broad portfolio of core IP covering cryptography, radar, and communications systems. EnSilica has a track record in delivering high quality solutions to demanding industry standards. The company is headquartered near Oxford, UK and has design centres across the UK and in Bangalore, India and Porto Alegre, Brazil.


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