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si Team
Monday, July 2, 2007
Synopsys, a semiconductor design software company, has acquired ArchPro Design Automation. The terms of the deal are not disclosed at the moment.

Founded by Srikanth Jadcherla in 2004, ArchPro has developed unique EDA products for solving power management design challenges in IC/SoC design at 90nm and below.

The technologies also enable engineers to address challenges in multi-voltage designs from chip architecture to RTL and gate-level design.

These technologies allow verification of modern power management techniques such as power gating, substrate biasing, dynamic voltage and frequency scaling, and extend Synopsys’ leadership in low power design and verification.

“ArchPro’s technologies are used in verification and sign-off of our most advanced multi-voltage designs,” says Hisaharu Miwa, General Manager, Design Technology Div., LSI Product Technology Unit at Renesas Technology. Pratap Reddy, chairman and CEO at ArchPro Design Automation says, “ArchPro’s power management technologies are a natural fit with Synopsys’ advanced verification platform. The combination will enable designers to successfully meet their power goals.”

“This acquisition will help Synopsys continue to address customers’ needs beyond our SystemVerilog leadership and deliver state-of-the-art power management verification technologies,” Manoj Gandhi, Senior Vice President and General Manager, Synopsys’ Verification Group, explains.

Jadcherla, who has built the company into a 30-person organization, heavily weighed toward R&D, by creating the EDA industry’s first family of products for the multi-voltage, SoC design challenges at 90nm and below. Before starting ArchPro he was a senior design methodology specialist with Synopsys, handling multi-million-dollar, global accounts. His several years of experience as an IC designer, including mobile and desktop CPU designs for Intel, helped him build ArchPro to create a broad set of interconnected solutions.

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