Synopsys completed its acquisition of PhoeniX
Photonics, or the manipulation and movement of light waves, represents a growing opportunity and challenge in integrated circuit design. As data rate needs increase, there is growing requirement to reduce power consumption in data transmission. Thus, the use of photonic switching and transmission are becoming a more integral part of high-speed electronic designs.
The acquisition enables Synopsys to enhance and broaden the current photonics design automation offering by adding photonic aware physical layout capabilities, enabled by support for foundry-specific process design kits (PDK). Additionally, the acquired technologies will extend Synopsys' Custom Compiler™ solution for photonic applications. With this acquisition IC design teams will have access to widely used, high-quality IC and photonic design solutions from a single provider with a single support channel.
Synopsys, Inc. (Nasdaq: SNPS) is the Silicon to Software™ partner for innovative companies developing the electronic products and software applications we rely on every day. As the world's 15th largest software company, Synopsys has a long history of being a global leader in electronic design automation (EDA) and semiconductor IP and is also growing its leadership in software security and quality solutions.