Intel acquires power EDA startup

August 24, 2015 // By Peter Clarke
Intel has acquired power-optimization EDA firm Docea Power SA (Moirans, France) for an undisclosed sum. The deal closed on July 31 according to Docea Power's website.

Docea Power was founded in 2006 by brothers Ghislain and Sylvain Kaiser who had previously worked at STMicroelectroics with the purpose of creating a suite of EDA tools to support the reduction of power consumption in electronics systems.

Over the subsequent years the company evolved to become a power and thermal modeling and analysis company. Its Aceplorer product uses an XML-based description for capturing power behaviour from informal requirements. The company's main products are Aceplorer and AceThermalModeler.

Docea Power is reported to have about 30 employees and to include Samsung amongst its customers. It is not clear whether Docea Power will continue to sell and support products in the long term or whether Intel will use the technology internally and withhold it from the market.

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