SAN JOSE, Calif. – Cadence Designs Systems Inc. has moved to strengthen design tools it provides to customers developing next-generation SoCs through the acquisition of power-focused Azuro Inc.
Azuro (Santa Clara, Calif.) focuses on clock concurrent optimization technology that is billed as providing SoC designers with improved power, performance and area results. It joined a Cadence-sponsored software interoperability effort based on the Common Power Format last year.
Cadence said Tuesday (July 12) that Azuro has seen rapid adoption of its optimization technology by designers implementing high-speed embedded processors and complex SoCs. Cadence considers Azuro’s EDA technology “disruptive.”
The Azuro acquisition follows a May deal in which Cadence acquired EDA vendor Altos Design Systems Inc. (Campbell, Calif.). Altos provided EDA tools needed to speed the characterization of memory, standard cell libraries and other IP.
Financial terms for both deals were not disclosed by Cadence. It did say that all “key” Azuro management and technical personnel would be retained.
It also said Azuro’s technology would be offered immediately as an upgrade to Cadence customers.