EDA Solutions

We support European IC design companies create silicon chips for AI-IoT, ADAS, sensor fusion and many other applications which shape today’s world. EDA Solutions

Our Scholarships

Placement Location

Fareham (Hampshire)

Type of Placements Offered

• 12-month placements only


(1) Requires 12-month placement for 2024/25; (2) Students must be in the penultimate year of their degree; (3) No first year students

2023/24 Scholarships

One new scholarship

Who we are and what we do

EDA Solutions is the European business partner for IC design solutions from Siemens EDA and Galaxy Semiconductor which means we sell and support their software products.

Founded in 2001 the company provides Europe wide sales and hands-on technical support for leading software design solutions for custom IC, MEMS and silicon photonics engineers.

We pride ourselves on our industry and technical experience with a small, friendly team of engineers based in UK, France, Germany and Israel.  Our technical team provides front line support to hundreds of happy customers designing silicon chips.

What you could be doing during your work placement

You will work with our European customers and the technical teams at both semiconductor foundries and our partners, Siemens EDA and Galaxy Semiconductor.  You will undergo a structured learning program and develop technical skills related to IC chip design and people skills such as building lasting relationships, teamwork and active listening.   Most importantly, from day one, you have real-work responsibilities and be actively contributing to the business.

Twelve months later you will be able to demonstrate exposure to every aspect of a semiconductor design business with design experience, new technical and people skills and workplace achievements.  You will be energised for your  final year of university and be very well qualified to finding your first job after graduation.

Meet one of our Scholars

Name: Raymond

Sponsor: EDA Solutions

University: University of Warwick

Degree Course: MEng Electronic Engineering

Why I chose EDA Solutions

I love the things that electronics allows humans to do.  From the chips in our pockets to electronics that powers our space stations, electronics can be seen everywhere to push the capabilities of what we do.  Humans get to skip all the hard, repetitive work and focus on what they do best: being creative;  I value this highly and it makes me happy seeing people using innovative technologies in their daily lives.

Why did you want a scholarship with EDA Solutions?

It is fascinating how millions and millions of transistors can be manufactured on one chip.  I wanted to experience how these chips were designed using software to automate the huge volume of actions and checks that simply cannot be achieved without software.

EDA Solutions was a perfect environment for me to learn about IC design tools and their place in the entire design flow.  This reason, along with friendly office environment, is why I chose to work at EDA Solutions.

What type of work have you been involved with during your placement?

My main role was to support customers using the commercial tools  EDA Solutions sells and supports on behalf of its partners Siemens EDA and Galaxy Semiconductor.  This ranged from helping with licensing the tools to scripting actions using Tcl.  Outside of this, I developed new technical materials such as articles and application notes to support customers; I also assisted with internal jobs such as creating new IT systems, automation using scripts, and was able to go on training courses to support my learning.  These tasks gave me the responsibility of representing our company with customers and creating a better workflow for other members in my team.

What are your hobbies and interests?

Outside of work, I enjoy cooking and baking, sometimes with going to a movie or show. I also like playing the violin, swimming and playing games. I have taken opportunities to travel to different countries for technical training and to mentor a school team through the Go4SET challenge. This work has been an invaluable opportunity to improve my communication, knowledge and experience competencies within the industry.