Founding member of Arm Total Design ecosystem

20 October 2023

Sondrel (Holdings) plc (AIM: SND), the fabless semiconductor business providing turnkey services in the design and delivery of 'application specific integrated circuits' ("ASICs") and 'system on chips' ("SoCs") for leading global technology brands, is pleased to announce that it is one of the founding members of Arm® Total Design, an ecosystem that is committed to bringing the next generation of Arm Neoverse™ Compute Subsystems (CSS) - based chip designs to market.

The ecosystem has been formed to unite leading industry participants including ASIC design houses like Sondrel, IP vendors, EDA tool providers, foundries, and firmware developers, with the objective of accelerating and simplifying the development of its advanced Neoverse CSS-based chip systems. The partners within the Arm Total Design ecosystem will benefit from preferential access to Neoverse CSS, enabling them to innovate, drive rapid time to market, and lower the cost and friction of building custom silicon for everyone.

Graham Curren, Chief Executive Officer of Sondrel, commented:

"Sondrel specialises in the design and supply of ultra-complex ASIC designs on leading nodes. These new high-performance Arm cores will enable the Group to design next generation chips for demanding, compute intensive applications and enable our customers to rapidly bring next generation products to market. Sondrel is one of the few ASIC design houses with a full turnkey offering that has access to these advanced cores and this demonstrates the Group's position as a leading player in the semiconductor market."

Mohamed Awad, senior vice president and general manager, Infrastructure Line of Business at Arm, commented:

"Arm Total Design will make custom silicon more accessible than ever by leveraging the expertise of critical industry players in all areas of SoC development. Sondrel is a valued, long-standing Arm partner, having delivered hundreds of projects using Arm cores. We look forward to continuing our work together in realizing the full potential of Arm Neoverse CSS-based solutions."


For further information:

Sondrel (Holdings) plc

Via Buchanan

Graham Curren, CEO

Tel: +44 (0) 20 7466 5000

Nick Stone, Interim CFO

Cavendish Securities plc

Tel: +44 (0)20 7397 8900

Ben Jeynes / Katy Birkin / George Lawson - Corporate Finance

Michael Johnson - Sales

Buchanan Communications

Tel: +44 (0) 20 7466 5000

Chris Lane

Stephanie Whitmore

[email protected]


Jack Devoy

Abby Gilchrist


About Sondrel

Sondrel is a UK-based fabless semiconductor company specialising in high end, complex digital Application Specific Integrated Circuits (ASICs) and System on Chips (SOCs). It provides a full turnkey service in the design, prototyping, testing, packaging and production of ASICs and SoCs.

The Company is one of only a few companies capable of designing and supplying the higher-spec chips built on the most advanced semiconductor technologies, selling into a range of hyper growth end markets such as high-performance computing, automotive, artificial intelligence, VR/AR, video analytics, image processing, mobile networking and data centres. Sondrel designs have enabled products by leading technology brands including Apple (iPhone), Sony (PlayStation), Meta's (Oculus), Samsung, Google and Sony smartphones, JVC (prosumer camcorders), Tesla and Mercedes-Benz cars.

Sondrel is well-established, with a 20-year track record of successful delivery, supported by long standing ecosystem partnerships including Arm, TSMC and Samsung. Headquartered in the UK, Sondrel has a global presence with offices in UK, USA, China, India and Morocco.

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