Altair Signs Agreement to Acquire Metrics Design Automation Inc. Expands Footprint in EDA Industry | Kisaco Research
AI Hardware

Altair Signs Agreement to Acquire Metrics Design Automation Inc. Expands Footprint in EDA Industry

Altair, a global leader in computational intelligence, announced the acquisition of all the outstanding capital stock of Metrics Design Automation Inc. (Metrics), a Canadian company with a simulation as a service (SaaS) business model for semiconductor electronic functional simulation and design verification.

Source: Altair

The Metrics digital simulator, DSim, when combined with Altair’s Silicon Debug Tools, will deliver a world-class, advanced simulation environment with superior simulation and debug capabilities in the EDA and semiconductor space. The cloud-based business model has the potential to transform the semiconductor space by making high caliber EDA design tools much more affordable and accessible for companies looking to aggressively scale out simulations to accelerate design cycles.

The Altair and Metrics solution delivers the flexibility to run as a desktop app, on your own servers, or in the cloud and can run very large regressions with the customer paying only for what they use. It supports System Verilog and VHDL RTL for digital circuits targeting application specific integrated circuits (ASICs) and field programmable gate arrays (FPGAs). Because of this, simulations can be run concurrently and at scale, removing massive amounts of time and costs from the traditional design cycle.

“By combining our best-in-class software with Metrics’ cloud-based simulation as a service, we are excited to bring this groundbreaking technology to our EDA and semiconductor customers,” said James R. Scapa, founder and chief executive officer, Altair. “Altair is unique in our ability to merge simulation with industry-leading workload and workflow optimization technology, serving as a true partner for companies embracing innovative tools and resource delivery models in this highly specialized and high-stakes industry. Customers now have a choice in design verification.”

“We are proud to be first-to-market with our game-changing design verification product and business model for the semiconductor industry,” said Joe Costello, executive chairman, Metrics. “Joining Altair will allow us to grow and provide an alternative option – whether on desktop, on your own servers, or in the cloud – to engineers looking for a flexible, modern, accurate, and fast design verification solution that is truly scalable.”

Read the full article here.