Hardware-assisted verification market boosted with EVE’s Tharas buy
With this acquisition, EVE expects its position in the hardware-assisted verification market to be strengthened and expanded from being a supplier of fast emulation/prototyping solutions to providing what it believes are best-in-class accelerators.
Terms of the deal were not announced.
Most of Tharas’ employees will be retained and merged into EVE.
Dr. Luc Burgun, EVE CEO and president commented in a statement, “After this acquisition, EVE becomes the broadest supplier of hardware-assisted tools, encompassing accelerators, emulators and FPGA prototypes. EVE can now serve a larger community of leading system-on-chip designers, including hardware engineers and embedded software developers.”
Tharas’ Hammer technology belongs to the processor-based systems and it is complementary to EVE’s ZeBu emulation/prototyping systems, however, while ZeBu offers performance in the tens of megahertz speed mandatory for embedded software validation, Hammer offers the fastest compiler in the industry and simulator-like features such as four-state simulation and acceleration of behavioral code, making the two product lines synergistic, EVE explained.