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Synopsys Closes Acquisition of Certain IP Assets from eSilicon
Thursday 16 January 2020

16 January 2020 - California, US-based software company Synopsys, Inc. (NASDAQ: SNPS) has completed its acquisition of certain IP assets from eSilicon, the company said.

This acquisition expands Synopsys' DesignWare Embedded Memory IP portfolio with TCAMs and multi-port memory compilers, as well as its Interface IP portfolio with High-Bandwidth Interface IP.

The acquisition also adds a team of experienced R and D engineers to further scale Synopsys' IP development in the most advanced process technologies to address customers' evolving design requirements in growing markets such as AI and cloud.

The remaining entirety of eSilicon, including its ASIC business and 56/112G SerDes design and related IP, was acquired by Inphi Corp.

The transaction is not material to Synopsys' financials and the terms are not being disclosed.

Synopsys is a provider of high-quality, silicon-proven IP solutions for SoC designs. The broad DesignWare IP portfolio includes logic libraries, embedded memories, embedded test, analog IP, wired and wireless interface IP, security IP, embedded processors and subsystems.

As the world's 15th largest software company, Synopsys has a long history in electronic design automation and semiconductor IP and is also growing its position in software security and quality solutions.
Date Published: 16/01/2020
Target: eSilicon/certain IP assets
Country: USA
Sector: Computer Software
Type: Corporate acquisition
Status: Closed
Vendor: eSilicon
Buyer: Synopsys, Inc
Terms of the deal were not disclosed