Accent was founded in 1993 as a joint venture between STMicroelectronics and Cadence Design Systems. The depth of experience and design skills in these two companies is clearly reflected in Accent's continued growth and business success. Continuity, stability and experience have been key to the success of Accent. With more than 100 experienced designers, Accent has built its own strong identity in IP/SoC/FPGA realization, with aggressive time-to-manufacturing (time-to-market) and 98% first-time silicon success. Accent has its headquarters in Vimercate, North of Milan, and design centres in Genoa and Catania, together with a commercial presence in U.K., France,Germany and Israel.