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Bangalore, India, 27 February 2015T&VS, a leader in software test and hardware verification solutions, and Blackpepper Technologies, a leadingsilicon to system design service company, today announced a strategic partnership to provide turnkey end-to-end SoC implementation services.

T&VS brings to the partnership its proven expertise in verification and a track record of having successfully executed complex end-to-end verification projects for some of the leading semiconductor chip providers across the globe. Blackpepper offers world-class capabilities in SoC and system implementation and has a demonstrated track record at many major semiconductor companies

The T&VS and Blackpepper partnership is aimed at addressing the needs of semiconductor chip vendors looking for turnkey solutions to address the traditional bottlenecks of verification and SoC implementation. The joint expertise and more than 250 man-years of combined leadership experience will help chip vendors achieve first-pass silicon success, reduce time-to-market, address the requirements of emerging market segments like IoT(Internet of Things) and systematically tackle the complexities introduced by newer process nodes.

 “T&VS and Blackpepper have proven capabilities to execute verification turnkey projects and SoC implementation turnkey projects respectively. The T&VS-Blackpepper combination leverages this expertise to provide a full SoC implementation solution,” stated Mike Bartley, T&VS Founder and CEO.

KarthikNagappan, General Manager, T&VS India said,“By offering a turnkey implementation solution, the T&VS-Blackpepper partnership helps chip vendors reduce overall NRE costs while at the same time offering improved project execution capabilities to help overcome the resourcing issues that impact most SoC projects.”

“We are extremely proud to announce a unique partnership from which customers can benefit significantly from thefull SoC and system design solution capabilities that are offered. Blackpepper and T&VS havealready set benchmark standards in customer delivery and satisfaction. The engineering talent behind each organization is best in class and when combined with their unique approach offers a single ‘stop&shop’ approach for end-to-end solution needs,“commented,HariPuravankara, Founder and CEO, Blackpepper Technologies.

Jei Narayanan, COO, Blackpepper Technologies, added, “With our three important differentiating values (Lean Thin Engineering (LTE ™), Design Environment on Demand (DEOD ™), Sure Shot Convergence System (SSCS ™)) delivered under our 3D Values, we are positioned to offer customers a significant advantage in cost, reliability, TAT, and technology axis.”

“Our expertise in handling SoCs on advanced technology nodes, integrating key technology IPs, along with a robust in-house methodology provides a complete solution package and delivers a leading edge to our customers,” concluded Manoj Sundareswaran, VP, Blackpepper Technologies.

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About T&VS
T&VS (Test and Verification Solutions Ltd) provides services and products to organisations developing complex products in the microelectronics and embedded systems industries.  Such organisations use T&VS to verify their hardware and software products, employ industry best practice and manage peaks in development and testing programmes. T&VS’ embedded software testing services includes onsite/offshore testing support including assistance with safety certification and security testing. T&VS’ hardware verification services include onsite/offshore verification support and training in advanced verification methodologies. T&VS also offers Verification IPs and its own Verification (EDA) signoff tool.

About Blackpepper Technologies
Black Pepper Technologies is a new generation, Silicon to System Design Service company, that is committed in providing differentiating design service capability from Tier-one to Tier- three semiconductor companies across the world. The engineering solutions provided includes  IPintegration, Physical Design, DFT-X, Synthesis and STA, Package Design, AMS ( Memory design, Circuit Design , IP , Standard Cell/IO) , Post Silicon Validation and Foundry interface.

Within a very short span of time, Blackpepper has acquired majority of the top twenty fabless semi players as their customers.

T&VS Company Contact
Dr. Mike Bartley – T&VS
+44 7796 307958
[email protected]

BLACKPEPPER Company Contact
Jei Narayanan-
[email protected]

Media Contact
Oliver Davies – Publitek
+44 1225 470000
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