Synfora Sells High-level Synthesis Technology, Engineering to Synopsys

Synopsys, Inc. (Nasdaq: SNPS), a world leader in software and IP for semiconductor design, verification and manufacturing, announced it has acquired technology, engineering resources and other assets of Synfora, Inc., a provider of C/C++ high-level synthesis tools used to design complex systems-on-chips (SoCs) and FPGAs. The asset acquisition strengthens Synopsys’ position in system-level design and verification and enhances the company’s FPGA-based prototyping solutions.

Synfora’s technology enables designers to quickly create and synthesize IC building blocks starting from a description written in the C or C++ programming language. The advantages of Synfora’s technology, including high capacity and quality of results for performance, area and power, are production-proven in leading-edge designs. Customers who have adopted Synfora’s tools have experienced the benefits of the technology for their FPGA and SoC designs through integration with Synopsys’ Synplify® Premier synthesis and Galaxy[TM] Implementation Platform.

“This acquisition adds proven C/C++ high-level synthesis technology to our system-level solutions portfolio and broadens Synopsys’ comprehensive solutions for block creation and optimization,” said Joachim Kunkel, senior vice president and general manager of the Solutions Group at Synopsys. “It underscores Synopsys’ clear commitment to being the leading EDA supplier of system-level solutions for SoC design, software development, hardware/software integration and system validation.”

The terms of the deal, which closed today, have not been disclosed.

About Synopsys
Synopsys, Inc. (Nasdaq: SNPS) is a world leader in electronic design automation (EDA), supplying the global electronics market with the software, intellectual property (IP) and services used in semiconductor design, verification and manufacturing. Synopsys’ comprehensive, integrated portfolio of implementation, verification, IP, manufacturing and field-programmable gate array (FPGA) solutions helps address the key challenges designers and manufacturers face today, such as power and yield management, system-to-silicon verification and time-to-results. These technology-leading solutions help give Synopsys customers a competitive edge in bringing the best products to market quickly while reducing costs and schedule risk. Synopsys is headquartered in Mountain View, California, and has more than 65 offices located throughout North America, Europe, Japan, Asia and India.

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