Electronic Design Automation

Synopsys expands IP portfolio with Intrinsic ID acquisition

02 April 2024

Synopsys Inc.’s spending spree in the electronic design automation (EDA) space continues with the acquisition of Intrinsic ID, a maker of physical unclonable function (PUF) intellectual property (IP) used in system-on-chip (SoC) design.

The acquisition comes after Synopsys signed a definitive agreement to acquire Ansys in a mega billion-dollar deal.

Under the deal, Synopsys will add the PUF IP to its semiconductor IP portfolio that will allow SoC designers to generate a unique identifier on chip using the inherent and distinctive characteristics of every silicon chip.

Additionally, Intrinsic ID’s team of R&D engineers will join Synopsys’ own R&D team to further PUF technology development.

"In our increasingly connected world, chip designers are integrating PUF technology in their SoCs for many applications, including identification and the creation of a product ID for track and trace," said Joachim Kunkel, general manager of the Solutions Group at Synopsys. "The acquisition of Intrinsic ID complements our extensive semiconductor IP portfolio, further helping designers create SoCs that are at the heart of today's smart and connected devices.”

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