Siemens Expands IC Verification Portfolio with Acquisition of proFPGA Product Family from PRO DESIGN

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By David Humphrey
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Building on the recent announcement of its next-generation Veloce hardware-assisted verification system for integrated circuits (ICs), Siemens Digital Industries Software has signed an agreement with Germany-based PRO DESIGN Electronic GmbH to acquire its proFPGA product family of Field Programmable Gate Array (FPGA) desktop prototyping technologies. The proFPGA product line has a track record of enabling more than 100 customers to 'shift left' in their critical hardware and software verification tasks, enabling faster time-to-market.

Through a prior OEM relationship with PRO DESIGN, proFPGA technology is already part of Siemens’ Xcelerator portfolio as part of its suite of electronic design automation (EDA) IC verification offerings. Bringing the proFPGA technology and team in-house can allow Siemens to more fully integrate and optimize the scalable, high-performance prototyping platform for lab and desktop environments into its Veloce hardware-assisted verification system.

PRO DESIGN will continue to operate as an independent company and a provider of electronic engineering and manufacturing services (E²MS), offering consulting, development, layout and prototyping as well as volume production services. The company’s main emphasis remains on providing its customers with FPGA-based solutions and PCIe boards for high-performance computing applications, targeting a variety of end-markets.

Siemens’ acquisition of PRO DESIGN’s proFPGA product family has closed. Terms of the transaction are not disclosed.

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