The acquisition increases Synopsys' investment in Taiwan by growing local engineering expertise, technology development capabilities and customer support. The combination of SpringSoft's and Synopsys' technology portfolios will help accelerate delivery of a unified, powerful system-on-chip (SoC) debug platform, and a higher level of automation in custom implementation tools to customers.
Synopsys, through its Taiwan subsidiary, acquired all of the outstanding shares of SpringSoft for NT$57.00 (approximately US$1.95) per SpringSoft share in cash. The final gross transaction value was approximately US$417 million (NT$12.2 billion), or approximately US$320 million (NT$9.4 billion) net of cash acquired.
Synopsys, Inc. (Nasdaq: SNPS) accelerates innovation in the global electronics market. As a leader in electronic design automation (EDA) and semiconductor IP, its software, IP and services help engineers address their design, verification, system and manufacturing challenges. Since 1986, engineers around the world have been using Synopsys technology to design and create billions of chips and systems. Learn more at www.synopsys.com.
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