The Week In Review: Design/IoT

Dialog acquires Atmel; new IP from Synopsys and Arasan; Winbond picks Rambus DPA.



Dialog will acquire Atmel in a cash and stock transaction for total consideration of approximately $4.6 billion. Dialog anticipates achieving projected annual cost savings of $150 million within two years. The transaction is expected to close in the first quarter of calendar 2016.


Synopsys announced a portfolio of IP optimized for the IoT, which includes power- and area-efficient logic libraries, memory compilers, non-volatile memory, data converters, wired and wireless interface IP, security IP, ultra-low power processor cores and an integrated sensor and control IP subsystem

Arasan released its MIPI DPHY IP Core qualified for use in extreme automobile operating conditions using the 40nm process nodes from Global Foundries and additional silicon foundry providers.


Winbond licensed Rambus Cryptography Research differential power analysis countermeasures to protect its flash memory components.