July 30, 2012 -- Synopsys, Inc. announced today that it has completed the acquisition of Ciranova, Inc., a privately company focused on delivering productivity improvements in custom IC design by reducing the time and effort needed to develop transistor-level layout on advanced nodes. Synopsys intends to utilize Ciranova's technology to accelerate advancements in its custom-IC design solutions.
"Adding Ciranova's technology and engineering talent to the Synopsys custom-IC solution team supports our goal to make continual gains in productivity for designers working on advanced custom IC designs," said Paul Lo, Senior Vice President and General Manager of Synopsys' Analog Mixed-Signal Group. "This acquisition creates an opportunity to deliver productivity gains by integrating Ciranova's Helix placer with Synopsys' custom design solution. Additionally, the combination of Synopsys and Ciranova, both founding members of the Interoperable PDK Libraries (IPL) Alliance, underscores Synopsys' commitment to enabling an interoperable Process Design Kit (iPDK) ecosystem. To ensure the long-term growth of the iPDK ecosystem, Synopsys will continue providing Ciranova's PyCell Studio and PyCell usage at no charge."