L’Américain Rambus, l’une des principales sociétés de licences de technologie dans les blocs d’IP et les semiconducteurs, a signé le 29 juillet un accord définitif pour racheter son compatriote Northwest Logic, qui développe des blocs d’IP de contrôleur mémoire, PCIe et Mipi, optimisées pour une utilisation dans les Asic et les FPGA.

Rambus, a silicon IP and chip provider, has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Northwest Logic, a market leader in memory, PCIe and MIPI digital controllers. Northwest Logic’s digital IP controller cores are optimized for use in both ASICs and FPGAs.

Interface IP solutions consisting of a physical interface (PHY) and companion digital controller make it possible to optimize the transfer of data between chips and electronic devices. Every SoC design that uses a Memory or a PCIe or a MIPI PHY also needs to use a controller associated with it. The combination of complementary digital and physical IP portfolios from Northwest Logic and Rambus will create a one-stop-shop for customers.

“With this acquisition, we expand our leading product portfolio for high-performance markets such as data center, networking, artificial intelligence, machine learning and automotive,” said Hemant Dhulla, vice president and general manager of IP Cores at Rambus. “Northwest Logic’s innovative, best-in-class digital controllers complement Rambus’ proven strength in high-speed physical IP cores. Together, we will offer one of the most comprehensive high-performance interface IP solutions in the industry, leveraging our core strength in semiconductors, strong go-to-market advantage and global reach.”