Siemens Acquires UltraSoC Technologies
Siemens is to acquire UltraSoC Technologies Ltd., a Cambridge, UK-based provider of instrumentation and analytics solutions that put intelligent monitoring, cybersecurity and functional safety capabilities into the core hardware of system-on-chip (SoC). The amount of the deal – due to close in the fourth quarter of Siemens’ fiscal year 2020 – was not disclosed. Siemens plans to integrate UltraSoC’s technology into the Xcelerator portfolio as part of Mentor’s Tessent™ software product suite. The combination can benefit the entire semiconductor product lifecycle, including structural, electrical, and functional capabilities of SoCs. Tessent is a market leader in SoC design-for-test (DFT) solutions, and has established strengths in the field of automotive functional safety via its Tessent Safety Ecosystem.