The Aedvices story
François Cerisier founded Aedvices Consulting in 2012 as an independent contractor after several prior experiences at organizations in France and the UK.
During the company’s first few years, he worked on the verification aspects of a number of projects throughout Europe.
The company grew rapidly, and François hired his first two employees in the first half of 2016. He moved to an office at the Centr’Alp industrial park near Grenoble. The company hired its first interns, who stayed on as full-time employees. Aedvices continued to grow!
The company began to outgrow its original office, and moved to a new, 200 sq. m space with enough room for customer projects, in-house development work, and the Aedvices engineering department.
A flourishing small business
With eleven employees (and growing!), Aedvices had stepped fully into its identity as a growing consulting firm.
More new hires
More new hires followed. Today, with 20 employees, Aedvices continues to grow. The team now also includes staff in Paris and the south of France.
Based on its current growth rate, Aedvices will double in size and revenue between 2021 and 2023. Up next? Development centers in the south of France and in the Paris area and, later, overseas.
At Aedvices, we do two things: IC design and IC design verification. Our team focuses its energy on a single objective: to help you develop more secure products more cost effectively, while meeting your time-to-market targets.
Verification is part of our DNA
Today it is hard to think of a single area of our lives that doesn’t depend on microelectronics in one way or another. You can count on our deep knowledge of verification processes to help you keep your projects on deadline and release products that are 100% on-specification from the very first version of the chip. Our approach to verification is built on three pillars.
First, we use agile project management and continuous integration methods to keep your project moving forward on schedule so that you can hit your time-to-market targets.
Second, we identify bugs way before releases to help de-risk your project.
Third, we do verification early on to reduce the risk of costly silicon respins, additional iterations, and missed business opportunities due to delays.
We can provide outsourced R&D to meet a variety of needs. For companies in France, Aedvices is certified by the French Ministry of Higher Education, Research, and Innovation to perform R&D work for other companies under the research tax credit program.
Aedvices is Qualiopi-certified for its training activities.
AEDVICES provides verification training for professionals to develop their skills. Our training courses are aimed at microelectronics engineers, verification engineers and managers.
At Aedvices, we believe in the students who will become tomorrow’s engineers. We work with several schools and universities to help train these bright young people in high-demand skills. François Cerisier and Ajeet Kumar teach a class on verification to graduate engineering students.
Introducing students to this fundamental aspect of integrated circuit design projects sparks real interest and inspires future careers.
The management team
François has more than 20 years of verification experience and is recognized as an expert in the field. He is a member of the Accellera Systems Initiative, an EDA and IC design and manufacturing standards organization. François supports Aedvices’ verification engineers on projects across France and internationally.
Laurent came to Aedvices from the semiconductor industry, where he held several sales and marketing director positions.
Head of Engineering & Projects
Christian is our resident design expert. He was also Aedvices’ first employee! Christian adds value to FPGA prototyping projects and is now in charge of our Engineering & Projects department, where he leads his team on project planning, agile methods, and other project management issues.
Iconda, which started out in design and verification, now focuses on business development for small and medium sized companies and training and development for engineering teams worldwide. The company has extensive experience designing and delivering training courses and workshops on both technical and non-technical topics.
Iconda’s founder Andrew Betts is one of the people behind the Verification School project.