Synopsys swallows automotive development tool vendor QTronic

August 07, 2019 //By Christoph Hammerschmidt
Synopsys swallows automotive development tool vendor QTronic
EDA software vendor Synopsys, Inc. has signed a definitive agreement to acquire QTronic GmbH (Berlin), a company selling simulation and test tools for automotive software and systems. With the acquisition Synopsys hopes to broaden its product portfolio of development solutions for of automotive Tier 1 and OEMs.

The rapid growth of vehicle software, combined with the complex interaction of hardware, software and physical components, creates an enormous challenge for carmakers and their suppliers developing future powertrain, electric vehicle, advanced driver assistance and autonomous driving systems. To address these challenges, automotive OEMs are deploying virtual development and test environments enabling software development to start earlier and accelerate continuous integration and test for over the air updates.

QTronic’s simulation and test tools will accelerate Synopsys delivery of an automotive virtual prototyping solution for system and software development throughout the automotive electronic supply chain. The move is in line with Synopsys’s strategy to widen its focus of development tools from its origins in the semiconductor industry to the automotive development process.

Qtronics’ products include Silver, a virtual ECU platform that transfers development tasks from road and test rigs to Microsoft Windows PC, and TestWeaver, an intelligent test automation solution with powerful test case generator, requiring minimal specification.

The transaction is subject to customary closing conditions, including certain foreign regulatory filings, and is expected to close in Synopsys' fourth quarter of fiscal year 2019. The terms of the deal, which is not material to Synopsys financials, are not being disclosed.

More information: https://www.synopsys.com/

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