Synopsys acquires ArchPro design automation
By siliconindia | Wednesday, 20 June 2007, 07:00 Hrs
Mumbai: Synopsys, a semiconductor design software company, today announced that it has acquired ArchPro Design Automation. ArchPro's technologies enable engineers to address power management 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. Terms of the deal are not being disclosed at this time. "ArchPro's technologies are used in verification and sign-off of our most advanced multi-voltage designs," said Hisaharu Miwa, General Manager, Design Technology Div., LSI Product Technology Unit at Renesas Technology. "Use of innovative low-power design techniques continues to increase rapidly at Renesas. Integration of Synopsys' industry-leading verification technologies including SystemVerilog testbenches, coverage, and assertions with ArchPro's advanced power management verification techniques will create a unique value-proposition for addressing the exponentially growing verification challenge." "Synopsys is playing a critical role in driving power format standards," said Pratap Reddy, chairman and CEO at ArchPro Design Automation. "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." "Adoption of sophisticated power management techniques is increasing rapidly in the industry," said Manoj Gandhi, Senior Vice President and General Manager, Synopsys' Verification Group. "This acquisition will help Synopsys continue to address customers' needs beyond our SystemVerilog leadership and deliver state-of-the-art power management verification technologies."