Synopsys buys power-management design firm

June 19, 2007 – Synopsys Inc. says it has acquired ArchPro Design Automation Inc., a developer of technologies to address power management issues in multivoltage designs from chip architecture to RTL and gate-level design, for an undisclosed amount.

ArchPro’s technology enables verification of modern power management techniques such as power gating, substrate biasing, dynamic voltage and frequency scaling, according to the companies.

“Adoption of sophisticated power management techniques is increasing rapidly in the industry,” said Manoj Gandhi, SVP and GM of Synopsys’ verification group, in a statement. “This acquisition will help Synopsys continue to address customers’ needs beyond our SystemVerilog leadership and deliver state-of-the-art power management verification technologies.”

“ArchPro’s industry-leading technologies are actively used in verification and sign-off of our most advanced multi-voltage designs,” stated Hisaharu Miwa, GM of the design technology division of Renesas Technology Corp.’s LSI product technology unit.


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