Synopsys Buys Simpleware

Synopsys bought [getentity id="22916" comment="Simpleware"], which makes tools for turning 3D images into models that can be used in simulation. The deal extends [getentity id="22035" e_name="Synopsys"] into a spectrum of new markets, including medical, dental, oil and gas and even food sciences and archaeology. While the company still has a play in computer-aided engineering and design, Sim... » read more

The Week In Review: Design

Acquisitions ARM acquired embedded computer vision and imaging technology company [getentity id="22917" comment="Apical"] for $350 million in cash. According to ARM, the company's technology has been utilized in more than 1.5 billion smartphones and in about 300 million other consumer and industrial devices. Synopsys acquired [getentity id="22916" comment="Simpleware"], a provider of soft... » read more