Siemens acquires PRO DESIGN's proFPGA product family

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Siemens Digital Industries Software is to acquire PRO DESIGN Electronic's proFPGA product family of Field Programmable Gate Array (FPGA) desktop prototyping technologies.

The proFPGA product line has a strong track record and has been used by over 100 customers in critical hardware and software verification.

Through a prior OEM relationship with PRO DESIGN, proFPGA technology is already part of Siemens’ Xcelerator portfolio as part of its suite of electronic design automation (EDA) IC verification offerings.

According to Siemens, bringing the proFPGA technology and team in-house will allow it to more fully integrate and optimise the scalable, high-performance prototyping platform for lab and desktop environments into its Veloce hardware-assisted verification system.

"Our acquisition of the proFPGA business is motivated by our growing success serving the needs of the world’s leading processor and SoC creators, who demand a full suite of verification solutions tailored to their use-cases, from IP to sub-system to SoC,” said Ravi Subramanian, Ph.D., senior VP, IC Verification, Siemens Digital Industries Software. “The addition of proFPGA for desktop prototyping rounds out our Veloce Primo enterprise prototyping and Veloce Strato+ emulation solutions. We can now address the full spectrum of our customers’ needs to have fast verification cycles available under a single, unified software programming model.”

Under the terms of the agreement PRO DESIGN will continue to operate as an independent company, offering consulting, development, layout and prototyping as well as volume production services. The company’s main emphasis will remain on providing its customers with FPGA-based solutions and PCIe boards for high-performance computing applications, targeting a variety of end-markets.