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Synopsys acquires Sandwork Design

Posted: 05 Oct 2007     Print Version  Bookmark and Share

Keywords:Synopsys verification line  Sandwork acquisition  EDA tools 

Synopsys Inc. has announced that it has acquired Sandwork Design Inc., a privately held U.S.-based provider of analog and mixed-signal (AMS) verification solutions.

Sandwork's approach to verification enables engineers to efficiently analyse and debug complex AMS SoCs. Sandwork's products, combined with Synopsys' Discovery AMS solution, promise a comprehensive environment for verification and debug. Terms of the deal have not been disclosed.

"Debug and analysis are critical in analogue design and verification," said Paul Lo, senior VP and general manager, Synopsys AMS Group. "Sandwork's widely deployed tools like Spice Explorer and WaveView Analyzer complement our existing solution, adding valuable analogue and mixed-signal verification capabilities to Synopsys' portfolio. This acquisition will enable tight integration between Sandwork's tools and Synopsys' Discovery AMS simulators."

Already interoperable with the Synopsys Discovery AMS simulators, the Sandwork tools include Spice Explorer, a transistor-level design debugging environment, WaveView Analyser, a high-capacity AMS waveform analyser and SpiceCheck for electrical rule checks of transistor-level netlists.

"Low power requirements, third-party IP integration and increasing design complexity are putting extreme pressure on design teams' ability to meet already aggressive schedules," said Jack Yao, CEO of Sandwork. "The combination of Synopsys' advanced analogue verification solution and Sandwork's proven analysis, verification and debug tools will help alleviate this pressure and help enable our customers to further reduce development costs and deliver complex , high-performance chips."

All Sandwork products are immediately available through the local Synopsys sales offices.

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