Synopsys has acquired privately held RSoft Design Group. The terms of the deal were not disclosed. RSoft Design Group is a leader in photonics design automation software. Industries there serve include optical communication, optoelectronics and semiconductor manufacturing. RSoft also offers design tools for passive and active optoelectronics components and subsystems as well as advanced electromagnetic modeling software for optical metrology and lithography. RSoft Design Group is headquartered in Ossining, New York.
The addition of RSoft’s products expands Synopsys’ solutions in both the optical and adjacent photonic markets. RSoft’s products complement Synopsys’ TCAD Sentaurus portfolio by providing a number of capabilities that allow us to extend our offering into other photonic areas such as optical waveguide modeling. This and many other capabilities will create strong synergies with Synopsys technology.
The combination of Synopsys’ imaging and illumination design products with RSoft’s photonics design products extends Synopsys’ platform to provide a more complete set of optical solutions, as well as to support new technologies, applications and markets as they emerge. The acquisition is a natural extension of Synopsys’ entry into the optics market that started in 2010 with the acquisition of Optical Research Associates (ORA).
RSoft’s software is used to design and optimize optical telecommunications components, as well as in the design and simulation of complete optical telecommunication systems and networks. In semiconductor manufacturing, RSoft’s software is used to design and optimize nanolithography components to enable faster and lower-power processors. RSoft’s software can also be used to accurately model nano-scale optical structures that enhance the light extraction efficiency of applications such as LED structures, displays and solar cells, as well as enable increased optical data storage capacity.