MOUNTAIN VIEW, USA: Synopsys Inc. has closed the acquisition of ExpertIO, Inc., a leading independent provider of verification IP (VIP) for industry standard protocols.
The addition of ExpertIO's team of protocol experts and its strong portfolio of storage VIP will accelerate Synopsys' delivery of a broad line-up of high-performance, easy-to-use, full-featured VIP that can help designers address their growing verification challenges. The terms of the deal have not been disclosed.
With leading SoC designs deploying more complex protocols, VIP has become a critical component of the verification environment. Synopsys is focused on delivering a broad portfolio of leading standards-based VIP to help engineers address the growing verification challenges associated with creating today's 'smart' electronics.
VIP provides functional models of on- and off-chip protocols that verification engineers use to test all of the interfaces on an SoC before manufacturing. It enables the engineer to verify how an interface conforms to published standards and also allows the engineer to verify the interactions among various interfaces on an SoC.
"ExpertIO is a recognized leader in the delivery of storage protocol VIP with a team of veteran engineers that has been at the forefront of driving its underlying standards," said Manoj Gandhi, senior VP and GM of Synopsys' Verification Group. "By acquiring ExpertIO, Synopsys adds a new set of storage protocols to our expanding VIP portfolio, plus an experienced team of development experts to help us drive the next level of innovation in VIP technology."
ExpertIO's entire team of engineers is joining Synopsys' Verification Group. Craig Stoops, ExpertIO's founder and CEO, is joining the team as a technical leader helping drive Synopsys' VIP roadmap.