The Week In Review: Design/IoT

Synopsys continues security acquisitions; NXP-Freescale shareholders approve merger; Intel management changes.


Synopsys continued its expansion into security with the acquisition of security IP provider Elliptic Technologies. The Canadian company’s focus was cryptography cores, security protocol accelerators and processors, Root of Trust embedded security IP modules, secure boot and cryptography middleware as well as content protection IP for integration into SoCs.

NXP and Freescale shareholders approved the pending merger, clearing the way for one of the biggest deals of the year.

Intel announced some leadership and organizational changes. President Renee James and Arvind Sodhani, president of Intel Capital, both will step down in January. James will take on an external CEO role.