The Week In Review: Design/IoT

Synopsys adds IP for 40nm Mie Fujitsu LP process; Rambus wins cryptography key management deal; Cadence wins emulation deal; Diodes to buy Pericom.


Synopsys rolled out logic library and embedded memory IP for the Mie Fujitsu 40nm low-power process. The process has 50% lower power consumption compared with previous process technologies.

Rambus‘ Cryptography Research Division won a deal to run the Secure Content Storage Association‘s cryptographic key management center. The keys are used in SCSA-enabled devices for securing video content.

MightyWorks ported its microphone processing technologies to Cadence‘s Tensilica DSPs to reduce ambient noise and focus sound in the desired direction.  In addition, Israel’s Altair Semiconductor adopted Cadence’s emulation platform for IoT SoC development.

Synopsys replenished its stock repurchase authorization, raising the limit back to $500 million.

Diodes, which makes standard discrete products, said it would acquire Pericom Semiconductor for $400 million to bolster its analog and mixed signal lines. Diodes reported $891 million in revenue in 2014, while Pericom, which makes switches and timing products, reported revenue of $129 million in the same period.