EDA giant Synopsys Inc. will acquire the semiconductor IP assets of MOSAID Technologies Inc., a semiconductor IP developer, for $15 million. Synopsys plans to integrate MOSAID's double data rate (DDR) memory controller and PHY semiconductor IP products into its DesignWare IP portfolio to increase the company's standards-based connectivity IP offerings. "The addition of MOSAID's DDR memory interface IP and engineering team will give our mutual customers access to a complete, high-quality, silicon-proven DDR IP solution for a broad set of process technologies," Joachim Kunkel, vice president and general manager of Intellectual Property and System Level Solutions for Synopsys, said in a statement. The DDR2 and DDR3 memory interfaces are the latest additions to the company's portfolio of standards-based connectivity IP. Synopsys' DesignWare DDR IP solution consists of digital memory controllers (protocol and memory controllers), hardened mixed-signal DDR PHYs, and verification IP. The offerings cover process nodes from 130nm to 65nm. The deal is expected to close in August.