Synopsys has acquired Extreme DA. By acquiring Extreme DA, Synopsys is extending its expertise in static timing analysis and multicore software development by adding technology and engineering talent to accelerate advancements in Synopsys’ timing analysis solutions. Extreme DA develops software to improve integrated circuit (IC) design performance, power consumption and manufacturing yields. It is a privately held company headquartered in Santa Clara, California. The terms of the acquisition were not disclosed.
Extreme DA is an electronic design automation (EDA) company focused on variation-aware parametric yield analysis, optimization, and specification sign-off of integrated circuit (IC) designs before transfer to manufacturing. Extreme DA solutions and technology facilitate robust designs and significantly improve IC design performance, power consumption, and manufacturing yields. Extreme DA developed the first commercial statistical static timing analysis (SSTA) tool suite, and later introduced the ability to statistically model on-chip variation without the need for expensive cell library characterization in its GoldTime static timing analysis tool.
The combination of Synopsys and Extreme DA’s technological capabilities and team expertise will help enable Synopsys to deliver best-in-class tools that address the scalability, convergence and throughput needs of our customers’ massive designs. The Extreme DA acquisition will give engineers access to technology that can help address Giga-scale design challenges.