ARM announced that it has acquired Prolific, Inc., which develops leading-edge IC design optimization software tools that significantly reduce development time and improve the performance of cell-based designs. Prolific is a privately-owned company based in Newark, California.
ARM acquires Prolific, Inc
The increasing complexity of 20nm and below process technologies is driving the need for automated layout optimization solutions. This acquisition augments ARM's strategy to provide innovative physical IP products that will enable the ARM partnership to continue to lead in the implementation of highly integrated, low-power system-on-chip solutions.
“We have been successfully collaborating with Prolific for a number of years,” said Simon Segars, EVP and GM, Physical IP Division, ARM. "The technology and expertise that will come with this acquisition will expand our capabilities to accelerate ecosystem adoption of advanced process nodes at 20nm and below.”
"Prolific has a long history of improving the efficiency of complex physical design process flows," said Paul de Dood, President and Founder of Prolific, Inc. "The ARM partnership will benefit from faster time to market for advanced node solutions through the addition of Prolific’s leading-edge optimization tools, which enable optimum power, performance and area with accelerated development timelines.”
The Prolific team will become part of the ARM Physical IP team based in San Jose, CA.
About Prolific, Inc.
Prolific, a privately owned company, has provided leading-edge IC design optimization software tools since 1995.
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