AnSem celebrated the grand opening of AnSem BV last Thursday. The Dutch design center is the logical next step for AnSem to keep its leading role and further expand the delivery of world class analog and mixed-signal IC design services and turnkey ASIC solutions. Professor Bram Nauta, head of the world-renowned IC Design group at the University of Twente, is clearly delighted. "We can join forces by collaborating in research projects. And the issues that company come across, can be researched at the lab. The presence of healthy chip companies forming the critical mass is needed to keep the talent in the region!