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Peggy Aycinena
Peggy Aycinena
Peggy Aycinena is a freelance journalist and Editor of EDA Confidential at www.aycinena.com. She can be reached at peggy at aycinena dot com.

M&A: Synopsys acquires EVE

 
October 4th, 2012 by Peggy Aycinena

Synopsys announced today it has completed the acquisition of EVE, the French emulation company that provides platforms for SoC verification. The terms of the acquisition were not disclosed.

I interviewed Lauro Rizatti, General Manager and Marketing VP for EVE-US, in May of this year. [You can read that interview here.] Given the vigor of the messaging out of EVE at the time, it has come as a surprise to many, but undoubtedly not all, that EVE was acquired this week.

Per today’s Press Release issued by the two companies: “Emulation is a rapidly growing solution in the spectrum of technologies used to verify today’s highly complex SoCs. Integrating EVE’s technology with Synopsys’ best-in-class platform of simulation, debug, verification IP, coverage, static verification, low power verification, FPGA prototyping and virtual prototyping solutions will give Synopsys customers access to the broadest verification offering in the industry.

“EVE offers industry-proven emulation technology used by major semiconductor and electronic systems companies worldwide. EVE emulation systems deliver the highest performance and capacity, a broad portfolio of transactors, and the lowest price per gate.”

Manoj Gandhi, SVP and GM of Synopsys’ Verification Group, is quoted: “By adding EVE’s technology and engineering talent, Synopsys is expanding its investment in verification to continue to bring new technology innovations to our customers.”

Luc Burgun, President and CEO of EVE, is also quoted in the press release: “The combination of Synopsys and EVE will allow us to deliver our emulation solution more broadly while integrating with Synopsys’ best-in-class simulation, debug, VIP and prototyping solutions. I look forward to accelerating industry innovations in hardware-assisted verification as part of Synopsys.”

Per Synopsys, Burgun will lead the emulation team that is now part of the largest company in EDA. The press material does not indicate if Burgun will re-locate to the U.S., or continue to lead the EVE team from France.

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