MIDRAND, SOUTH AFRICA – Nov. 12, 2009 – ASIC Design Services, a company specializing in ASIC and FPGA design has been certified as an ARM® Approved Training Center (ATC) and will be providing official ARM Training in South Africa. The training provided by ASIC Design Services is given under license from ARM which ensures that the training delivered by approved training centers is of the same high standard as customers would expect from ARM.
“With the leading Programmable Logic vendors offering embedded ARM processors, we recognized the need for professional ARM training courses for our traditional FPGA customers as well as the broader embedded ARM community in our market” said Tony Dal Maso, the Chief Executive Officer of ASIC Design Services. “We have offered certified VHDL and Digital design training courses for many years and are aware of the importance of formal training to our customers. Training is a vital catalyst for successful design and results in improved engineering solutions being developed in shorter timescales. The training program will be one of the most beneficial services we can provide to ARM users.”
“ARM understands the need for local training centers,” said Chris Shore, ARM training manager. “We have a long-established network of training partners, under the brand of ARM Approved Training Centres. This now extends to over 20 training companies across five continents. ASIC Design Services has the necessary technical capability to deliver ARM training courses and is a proven training provider. As an Approved Training Center, they will be a tremendous resource in enabling us to further strengthen our already strong ARM ecosystem in South Africa. ASIC Design Services will prove an invaluable resource for South African engineers, training them on advanced ARM technologies”.
About the ARM Approved Training Center Program
As part of the ARM Connected Community, the ATC Program has been established to satisfy the growing demand for training in ARM technology among ARM semiconductor Partners, OEMs and design centers worldwide. Through the program, ARM recruits and works with a network of approved Partners who are trained, qualified and equipped with ARM materials and software tools. This enables ATC Partners to provide high-quality, certified training to their own markets and regions.
ARM ATC Program Partners must go through a strict qualification process to become approved. This includes an assessment of their success in the marketplace, intensive training for their teaching staff, and a facilities audit. All ATC Partners are continually monitored to ensure that the quality of training remains high
About ASIC Design Services
ASIC Design Services is a design house and distributor for ASIC and Actel FPGA devices. The Company provides a high degree of technical and design support to its customers and offers formal training courses for FPGA and embedded processor designers. More information on ASIC Design Services is available at http://www.asic.co.za