Accenture Expands IC Design Capabilities with Cientra Acquisition


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BENGALURU: Two days after acquiring Bengaluru-based Excelmax Technologies, Accenture on Wednesday announced the acquisition of Cientra, an integrated circuit design and engineering firm that offers custom integrated circuit solutions to clients across the world.

“Everything from the expansion of data centers to cloud computing, wireless technologies, edge computing and the proliferation of artificial intelligence are driving demand for next-generation silicon products,” said Karthik Narain, chief technology officer at Accenture.

“Our acquisition of Cientra is our latest step to expand our capabilities in integrated circuit design and engineering. It also underscores our commitment to helping customers maximize value and transform this industry,” he added.

Terms of the acquisition were not disclosed.

Founded in 2015, Cientra is headquartered in the United States and has offices in Frankfurt, Germany, Bengaluru, Hyderabad and New Delhi.

The company offers consulting in embedded IoT and application-specific IC design and verification, extending Accenture’s IC design expertise and further enhancing its ability to help clients accelerate the semiconductor innovation needed to support growing data needs.

According to Accenture, Cientra has extensive experience in the engineering, development and testing of hardware, software and networks in the automotive, telecommunications and high-tech industries.

Cientra employs approximately 530 experienced engineers and practitioners across Accenture’s Advanced Technology Centers in India.

“Since our inception, Cientra has focused on nurturing the best talent and driving continuous innovation, developing product solutions that deliver value to our customers,” said Anil Kempanna, CEO of Cientra.

In 2022, Accenture acquired XtremeEDA, an Ottawa, Canada-based integrated circuit design services company.