Accenture announces intent to acquire XtremeEDA

Accenture has entered into an agreement to acquire XtremeEDA to expand Accenture Cloud First’s capabilities in edge computing and help its clients improve how they manage and use physical assets at or near the user.

XtremeEDA provides semiconductor engineering services for clients seeking custom silicon solutions used in consumer devices, cloud data centers, machine learning and AI computational platforms to enable edge AI deployment. The company is recognised across North America for its expertise in digital design verification, processor and system integration and hardware security.

Based in Ottawa, XtremeEDA brings a team of around 40 experienced engineers and practitioners who serve North American clients across various industries including software and platform, telecommunications, consumer products, avionics, and defense.

Jeffrey Russell, president of Accenture in Canada, said: “We welcome the addition of the XtremeEDA team to expand our edge computing and silicon design capabilities in North America. XtremeEDA will help us scale what is already one of the most comprehensive edge capabilities in the world, creating new experiences on the digital core. By combining XtremeEDA’s strong and deep experience in advance silicon design with Accenture’s Cloud First capabilities, we are poised to deliver more value for clients in specialized hardware, distributed cloud, decentralized edge computing and complex security needs.”

Claude Cloutier, CEO at XtremeEDA, said: “Joining Accenture will enable us to continue the mission we started 20 years ago: to be a strategic partner for clients and to have global reach. It’s a milestone moment to bring our team’s experience to Accenture’s end-to-end silicon engineering services. We are excited for the journey ahead, one that will open greater opportunities for our clients and people.”