Synopsys Completes Ciranova Acquisition

August 20, 2012 — Synopsys

today revealed that it has completed the acquisition of Ciranova. Synopsys intends to utilize Ciranova's technology to accelerate advancements in its custom integrated solutions and enable design teams to better meet the productivity challenges created by the complexity of nanometer designs.

Adding Ciranova's technology and engineering talent to the Synopsys custom IC solution team supports our goal to make continual gains in productivity for designers working on advanced custom IC designs. This acquisition creates an opportunity to deliver productivity gains by integrating Ciranova's Helix placer with Synopsys' custom design solution, said Paul Lo, senior vice president and general manager of Synopsys' Group.

Additionally, the combination of Synopsys and Ciranova – both founding members of the Interoperable PDK Libraries Alliance – underscores Synopsys' commitment to enabling an interoperable Process Design Kit ecosystem. To ensure the long-term growth of the iPDK ecosystem, Synopsys will continue providing Ciranova's PyCell Studio and PyCell usage at no charge.


The terms of the deal have not been disclosed at this time.



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