- The acquisition expands Silvaco’s design IP portfolio to address the growing need for ultra-low power, high-density embedded memories in SoCs for IoT, AI/ML, 5G, and high-performance computing applications
- Dolphin Design’s memory compiler technologies include ROM, SRAM, and Register File compilers
Silvaco Inc has announced that it has completed the acquisition of the memory compiler technology and standard cell libraries of Dolphin Design SAS. Dolphin Design SAS is a provider of ultra-low power, high-density memory compilers to the SoC design community for over 25 years. It said that this acquisition expands Silvaco’s design IP portfolio to address the growing need for ultra-low power, high-density embedded memories in SoCs for IoT, AI/ML, 5G, and high-performance computing applications.
Philippe Berger, Dolphin Design CEO said, “Dolphin Design is serving the IP needs of the SoC design community for the past 25 years. Our ultra-low power, high-density compiled memories have been proven in thousands of applications across many foundries. The transfer of our proven technology to Silvaco will ensure that it continues to be developed and meet the ongoing needs of the semiconductor design community and, at the same time, will reinforce Dolphin Design capabilities to bring state-of-the-art Energy-Efficient Power Management, Audio and Processing IP platforms to the market.”
High density and low power
Dolphin Design’s memory compiler technologies include ROM, SRAM, and Register File compilers. The compilers are optimised for high density and low power. It said that it enables SoC designers to find the optimal trade-off between performance, power, and area. Dolphin Design’s memory compilers are extensively silicon-proven and designed to provide high yield in manufacturing claimed the company.
Babak Taheri, Silvaco CEO said, “With the addition of Dolphin Design’s proven memory compilers, we are now able to provide a complete suite of design IP to our customers. This acquisition demonstrates our ongoing commitment to meet the needs of our customers in designing advanced SoCs. It expands our market opportunity to grow our business and provide higher value products and solutions to the marketplace.”