Keysight Acquires Cliosoft
Cliosoft’s primary focus has been managing design data, including functional intellectual property blocks used in integrated circuits.
February 27, 2023
Keysight Technologies has acquired Cliosoft and will be adding the company’s line of hardware design data and intellectual property (IP) management software tools to its portfolio of electronic design automation (EDA) solutions.
Since its inception, Cliosoft’s primary focus has been managing design data, including functional IP blocks used in integrated circuits. Cliosoft’s products expand Keysight’s EDA software offering to include process and data management (PDM) capabilities that have been adopted by more than 400 global semiconductor and electronics systems customers, according to the company.
By bringing Cliosoft into its EDA business, Keysight boosts its intelligent automation software offerings with PDM. Keysight is extending Cliosoft’s capabilities to include test data in a fabric that provides a stronger link between design and test, the company says.
Keysight and Cliosoft are long-standing industry collaborators as Cliosoft SOS, a data management platform, already integrates with Keysight’s Advanced Design System (ADS) solution. The combined companies will continue to offer revision control and data and IP management solutions through EDA industry relationships, including Cadence, Empyrean, MathWorks, Siemens EDA, Silvaco and Synopsys environments.
“We see a tremendous opportunity in the PDM space to leverage Cliosoft’s current capabilities combined with our design-test solutions expertise,” says Niels Faché, vice president and general manager of Keysight EDA. “Adding PDM solutions to the portfolio is a natural progression of our open EDA interoperability strategy to deliver best-in-class tools and workflows in support of increasingly complicated product development lifecycles.”
“Handling exponential growth in design data and maximizing IP reuse with interoperability across EDA vendor environments is a major challenge as we approach the time of ‘More than Moore’s law,’” says Srinath Anantharaman, chief executive officer of Cliosoft. “Keysight’s broad industry leadership in applications like 5G and 6G communications, automotive, and aerospace and defense, makes Keysight uniquely positioned to realize the promise of connecting design, emulation, and test data in streamlined workflows that speed time-to-market.”
This transaction has no material impact on Keysight’s guidance for the current quarter and/or fiscal year. Terms of the transaction have not been disclosed.
Sources: Press materials received from the company and additional information gleaned from the company’s website.
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