Keysight Expands EDA Software Portfolio with Cliosoft Acquisition

Feb. 27, 2023
Keysight and Cliosoft together will provide a broader EDA ecosystem, while continuing to support all major EDA vendor environments.

What you’ll learn:

  • Acquisition to address productivity requirements of next-generation electronic product development lifecycles.
  • Cliosoft’s revision-control and data and IP management experience leverages Keysight’s PathWave Advanced Design System.

Keysight Technologies announced it will acquire Cliosoft, adding that company's hardware design expertise and IP management software tools to its portfolio of EDA solutions. Cliosoft focuses on managing design data, including items like functional IP blocks in integrated circuits. The acquisition will expand Keysight's electronic-design-automation (EDA) capabilities with process and data management (PDM) offerings, expanding intelligent automation software solutions with PDM as an essential component for more productive workflows.

The combined companies will continue to accommodate EDA industry communities, including Cadence, Empyrean, MathWorks, Siemens EDA, Silvaco, and Synopsys environments. Niels Faché, Vice President and General Manager of Keysight EDA, said, "One of our top business priorities is creating digital, connected workflows from design to test that accelerate customers' digital transformation. We see a tremendous opportunity in the PDM space to leverage Cliosoft's current capabilities combined with our design-test solutions expertise.”

“Adding PDM solutions to the portfolio is a natural progression of our open EDA interoperability strategy to deliver best-in-class tools and workflows in support of increasingly complicated product development lifecycles," added Faché. "Cliosoft offers proven software tools that enable product teams to perform data analytics and accelerate time-to-insight. The result of faster insight and greater reuse is improved productivity in the verification phase and shorter overall development cycles."

Srinath Anantharaman, Chief Executive Officer of Cliosoft, said, "Handling exponential growth in design data and maximizing IP reuse with interoperability across EDA vendor environments is a major challenge as we approach the time of 'More than Moore's law.' Keysight's broad industry leadership in applications like 5G and 6G communications, automotive, and aerospace and defense, makes Keysight uniquely positioned to realize the promise of connecting design, emulation, and test data in streamlined workflows that speed time-to-market.

"We are excited to join Keysight in raising engineering productivity to the next level and enabling our customers to digitally transform their development lifecycles and meet the challenges ahead."

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