Cadence Design Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: CDNS) said it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Forte Design Systems.
Driven by increasing IP complexity and the need for rapid retargeting of IP to derivative architectures, the high-level synthesis market segment has grown beyond early adopters toward mainstream adoption, as design teams migrate from hand-coded RTL design to SystemC-based design and verification.
The addition of Forte´s synthesis and IP products to the Cadence C-to-Silicon Compiler offering will enable Cadence to further drive a SystemC standard flow for design and multi-language verification.
Cadence enables global electronic design innovation and plays an essential role in the creation of today´s integrated circuits and electronics. Its website is at www.cadence.com.