Electronic Design Automation

Synopsys Buys IoT IP Vendor Elliptic Technologies

01 July 2015

Synopsys Inc.’s buying spree continues with its purchase of security intellectual property (IP) core vendor Elliptic Technologies.

Elliptic provides software security cores for mobile, automotive, digital home and the Internet of Things (IoT). Its technologies will be added into the electronic design automation (EDA) firm’s DesignWare IP portfolio for integration into system-on-chips (SoCs).

The deal comes a day after Synopsys completed its acquisition of security internet protocol (IP) supplier Codenomicon and a few weeks after it agreed to acquire SoC design tool house Atrenta Inc. Synopsys says it plans to buy Quotium’s Seeker product, which helps businesses produce software security more efficiently.

The DesignWare portfolio now consists of cryptography cores, security protocol accelerators and processors, Root of Trust embedded security IP modules, secure boot and cryptography middleware as well as content protection IP.

Joachim Kunkel, executive VP and GM of the Solutions Group at Synopsys, says in a statement that with the Internet-connect world, “built-in security is critical in protecting devices from malware, data breaches and more.” He says the moves made by Synopsys to broaden its security IP portfolio will allow designers to “create SoCs that are at the heart of secure connected devices.”

Terms of the Elliptic Technologies transaction were not disclosed.

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