ARM acquires Obsidian, becomes part of validation team

ARM acquires Obsidian, becomes part of validation team

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The privately owned verification and validation company, Obsidian Software, used in the design of increasingly complex processors, will become part of an ARM processor validation team in Austin, Texas. ARM says the acquisition augments its drive in matching its verification strategies with the rate of change in its high performance, complex SoC IP components.
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“ARM and Obsidian Software have had a long relationship which started with early work on Cortex-A8” said Mike Inglis, GM and EVP, Processor Division, ARM.” The technology and people that will come with this acquisition are a significant addition to our capabilities in maximizing quality and reducing time to market of ARM-based SoCs.”.

"Obsidian Software has a long history of building advanced verification tools for the ARM architecture and enabling ARM partners" said Eric Hennenhoefer, President of Obsidian Software.  “The ARM ecosystem will be extended by the addition of Obsidian Software’s verification solutions, which will accelerate the success of the ARM architecture in the marketplace.”

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