Cadence Acquires High Speed Interface IP Assets of TranSwitch Corporation, Further Expanding IP Portfolio for Mobile/Consumer MarketSan Jose, CA., 12 Feb 2014
- TranSwitch was an established production-proven provider of HDMI, DisplayPort, MHL and Ethernet BaseT IP with a broad customer base including top systems and semiconductor companies
- High Speed Dual-mode HDMI and DisplayPort controller and PHY boost Cadence’s mobile and consumer portfolio
- Proven 10/100Mbps and 1Gbps Ethernet IP, combined with leading Ethernet MACs from Cadence, form the industry’s only Ethernet BaseT IP solution available for consumer applications
Adding to its rapidly expanding IP portfolio, Cadence Design Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ:CDNS), a leader in global electronic design innovation, today announced that it has acquired the high speed interface IP assets of TranSwitch Corporation and has also hired its experienced IP development team. Included in this transaction are silicon-proven controllers and PHY IP for Ethernet BaseT and display standards including HDMI, DisplayPort and MHL.
“The mobile and consumer markets are key drivers of today’s IP marketplace,” said Martin Lund, senior vice president of the IP Group at Cadence. “The addition of these important IP assets and the team that developed them boosts Cadence’s IP portfolio for these segments and gives Cadence differentiated offerings in the Ethernet and DisplayPort categories.”
The acquisition has been completed and is not expected to have a material impact on Cadence’s balance sheet or first quarter or fiscal 2014 results of operations. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.
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