Synopsys Buys IP Provider nSys Design Systems

5 Sep, 2011

US-based Synopsys Inc. has acquired Delhi-based nSys Design Systems Private Limited, a provider of verification IP (VIP) for an undisclosed amount.

"With this acquisition, Synopsys is increasing its investment in VIP technology to address the growing verification challenges designers face as they create more and more complex systems on chips (SoCs) to serve the demand for 'smart' electronics," the company said in a statement.

Senior vice president and general manager of Synopsys Manoj Gandhi said, "Addressing the growing SoC design and verification challenge is a key focus for Synopsys". Synopsys focuses on software and intellectual property (IP) used in the design, verification and manufacture of electronic components and systems.


VIP will also offer a new protocol compliance test-suite product line as it provides functional models of on-and off-chip protocols that verification engineers use to test all of the interfaces on an SoC before manufacturing. Supported verification methodologies include VMM (verification methodology manual), OVM (open verification methodology) and UVM (universal verification methodology).