By Ed Sperling
Synopsys continued its buying spree, acquiring verification IP developer ExpertIO. Synopsys will absorb the entire ExpertIO team, including CEO Craig Stoops, into its verification group. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. What’s particularly interesting is that ExpertIO’s partners include all of the Big Three EDA vendors.
Mentor Graphics won a deal with Altera, which will use its Voloce emulator to verify its next-generation FPGAs. Mentor also won a deal with Fujitsu Semiconductor, which is expanding its use of Mentor’s Calibre platform for physical verification and DFM. e
Open-Silicon rolled out a 28nm version of its Interlaken IP core for chip-to-chip packet transfers for networking products.
Arteris reported more than 100% growth in NoC technology licensees in 2011. The number is now 39, up from 18 at the beginning of last year.