Graphics and AI specialist nVidia has been confirmed as the buyer of Arm from Softbank Vision Fund in a transaction worth up to $40bn, with the fund retaining a 10 per cent share in Arm if the deal completes.
Verific has acquired the Invio custom-tool development environment developed by Invionics Software.
Last week's announcement by Avago that it would buy Broadcom looks to be only partly about bulk. The merger could help drive SIP and 3DIC integration.
Cadence Design Systems has decided to buy Poland-based IP developer Evatronix as part of a plan to round out its portfolio of interfaces for SoC designs.
NXP Semiconductors has decided to buy tools supplier Code Red Technologies to help build up software support for its ARM-based microcontrollers.
The purchase of Tensilica by Cadence Design Systems could prove the way that EDA and multicore-based system design come together.
Cadence Design Systems has announced on the eve of CDNLive Silicon Valley that it has decided to buy configurable-processor company Tensilica for approximately $380m in cash.
Cadence Design Systems is to buy Cosmic Circuits Private Limited, a developer of analog and mixed signal intellectual property (IP) cores.
In a deal that pits the company head to head with ARM, Imagination Technologies has decided to buy the business of MIPS Technologies including the CPU architectures and cores. The price tag is $60m cash.
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