Synopsys has acquired Ciranova, which is a privately held electronic design automation company. Ciranova focuses on delivering productivity improvements in custom IC design. The EDA company offers tools that reduce the time and effort needed to develop transistor-level layout on advanced nodes. The terms of the acquisition were not disclosed.
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.
UMC has certified Synopsys’ StarRC parasitic extraction solution for their latest 28-nanometer (nm) process technologies. UMC’s validation of StarRC extends the benefits of Synopsys’ state-of-the-art process modeling and extraction technology to UMC’s 28-nanometer customers. This enables engineers to deliver high-performance 28-nanometer devices to market with increased confidence.
Synopsys announced a 3D-IC initiative to accelerate the design of stacked multiple-die silicon systems. The initiative will use 3D-IC integration to meet the requirements of faster and smaller electronic products that consume less power. The Synopsys 3D-IC solution is available now in beta and is expected to be in production next quarter. As part of its 3D-IC initiative, Synopsys is working closely with IC design and manufacturing companies to deliver a comprehensive EDA solution, including enhanced versions of its IC implementation and circuit simulation products.
Synopsys team with Applied Materials to create technology computer-aided design (TCAD) models for next-generation semiconductor devices. The models derived from this TCAD collaboration will enable engineers to speed up process development for 14-nanometer (nm) and 11-nm logic and new memory chip technologies. This will reduce cost and speed time-to-market.
Synopsys and Arteris recently teamed on a joint analog and digital IP solution to implement the MIPI Alliance Low Latency Interface (LLI) 1.0 specification. The early integration and availability of the Arteris and Synopsys solution helps speed time to market for MIPI LLI adopters. Arteris and Synopsys’ joint MIPI LLI IP solution is available now for select early access customers. System hardware implementing the joint solution will be available in the second half of 2012.
Synopsys, Inc. (Nasdaq: SNPS) has acquired ExpertIO, Inc. Synopsys is a provider of software tools and IP used in the design, verification and manufacture of electronic components and systems. ExpertIO is a privately held company that develops verification IP (VIP) for industry standard protocols. The terms of the deal were not disclosed.
Synopsys (Nasdaq:SNPS) will acquire Magma Design Automation (Nasdaq:LAVA) for $7.35 a share in cash, which will result in a transaction value of about $507 million net of cash and debt acquired. According to the two companies, their combined technologies, development capabilities, support teams and sales channels will provide chip designers with greater access to state-of-the art electronic design automation (EDA) solutions that will enable more profitable silicon.
Synopsys’ DesignWare 96 dB Hi-Fi Audio IP has achieved first-pass silicon success in 65-nanometer (nm) and 55-nm process technologies for multiple foundries. The silicon-proven audio IP is ideal for consumer electronic system-on-chip (SoC) applications such as portable media players, smart phones, CD/DVD/ Blu-Ray Disc players/recorders, digital TV and digital cameras. The Synopsys DesignWare 96 dB Hi-Fi Audio IP in 65-nm and 55-nm processes is available now for multiple foundries.
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.