Synopsys Acquires Virtio

The company hopes to speed system design.
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Semiconductor design software firm

Synopsys

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announced Tuesday the acquisition of Virtio, a creator of virtual platforms for embedded software development, in order to expand its presence in electronic system level design.

Virtio's virtual prototyping technology when combined with Synopsys' system studio solution will help accelerate systems to market by giving software developers the ability to begin code development much earlier than with prevailing methods.

"System designers know they can get their products to market much earlier and with more confidence if embedded software development could begin without having to wait for the completion of the physical board and SoCs," said Synopsys. "Mutual Synopsys and Virtio customers are telling us that by using Virtio's virtual platform technology they have been able to avoid this delay and start software development nine to 12 months earlier."

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