"EnSilica has world-class expertise in designing and supplying custom analog, mixed signal and digital IC’s"


Our Scholarships

Placement location Type of Placements Offered Restrictions/Notes
Abingdon or Wokingham

Summer placements; 12-month placements

* (1) Students must be in the penultimate year of their degree; (2) Requires interest in semiconductor design; (3) No MEng placements

2021/22 Scholarships

Two new scholarships

Who we are and what we do

EnSilica is a leading fabless design house focused on custom ASIC design and supply for OEMs and system houses, and IC design services for companies with their own design teams. The company has world-class expertise in supplying custom analog, mixed signal and digital IC’s to its international customers in the automotive, industrial, healthcare and consumer markets. Our project portfolio ranges from module design to multi-million gate System-on-Chip.

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.

Our vision

  • To be our customers’ preferred ASIC supplier
  • Through our flexibility, engineering excellence and quality focus, EnSilica strives to increase our customers’ competitiveness, through the use of custom ASICs
  • To create a profitable, value creating company based on the design & supply of digital, analog and mixed signal IC’s
  • To be considered a great company by our key stakeholders – customers, suppliers and staff
  • To build value over the coming years that will deliver financial benefit to all staff through a stock-option scheme

What you could be doing

Students on summer placement would perform a wide range of supporting activities working directly for a member of our team, reflecting the diverse activities involved in IC development. This work involves activities drawn from design, verification, chip layout, lab prototyping and silicon validation with specific activities selected based on the products in development at the time.

Students joining EnSilica for a 12-month placement would initially work in a supporting role in one of our IC product developments with opportunities to progress beyond a supporting role and perform design/verification/prototyping work as their skills develop.