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Product category: Design and Development Software
News Release from: Synopsys
Edited by the Electronicstalk Editorial Team on 19 June 2007

Acquisition addresses power management challenges

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ArchPro's silicon-proven power management technologies are a natural fit with Synopsys' advanced verification platform

Synopsys has acquired ArchPro Design Automation. ArchPro's technologies enable engineers to address power management challenges in multiple-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 industry-leading technologies are actively used in verification and signoff of our most advanced multivoltage designs', says Hisaharu Miwa, General Manager, Design Technology Div, LSI Product Technology Unit at Renesas Technology Corp.

'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 the leading solution provider for low power designs and is playing a critical role in driving power format standards', says Pratap Reddy, Chairman and CEO at ArchPro Design Automation.

'ArchPro's silicon-proven power management technologies are a natural fit with Synopsys' advanced verification platform'.

'The combination of ArchPro's technologies and Synopsys' market-leading verification solution will enable designers to successfully meet their power goals'.

'Adoption of sophisticated power management techniques is increasing rapidly in the industry', says Manoj Gandhi, Senior Vice President and General Manager, Synopsys' Verification Group.

'ArchPro has built technology leadership to address the need of this growing market'.

'This acquisition will help Synopsys continue to address customers' needs beyond our SystemVerilog leadership and deliver state-of-the-art power management verification technologies'.

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