Friday, May 8, 2009

Synopsys Acquires MIPS' Analog Business for $22 Million

Synopsys has acquired the Analog Business Group of MIPS Technologies for $22 million in cash. The acquisition expands Synopsys' DesignWare intellectual property (IP) portfolio with a new family of analog IP such as Analog-to-Digital Converters, Digital-to-Analog Converters, Audio Codecs and Power Management. It will also add HDMI TX and RX protocols to Synopsys' existing interface IP solution. Synopsys already supplies digital controllers, PHY and Verification IP for widely used protocols such as USB, PCI Express, DDR, SATA and Ethernet.