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Acquisition broadens Synopsys’ portfolio

22nd June 2021
Alex Lynn

Synopsys has announced that it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire the semiconductor and flat panel display solutions from BISTel, a specialist in engineering equipment systems and AI applications for semiconductor smart manufacturing, headquartered in South Korea.

When completed, the acquisition will broaden Synopsys' process control solutions for semiconductor fabs with an integrated and comprehensive yield management and prediction solution to enhance manufacturing quality and efficiency. The acquisition will also add a team of experienced engineers to accelerate technology development using real-time manufacturing predictive analysis.

The transaction is subject to customary closing conditions and is expected to close in Synopsys' fourth quarter of fiscal year 2021. The terms of the deal, which are not material to Synopsys' financials, are not being disclosed.

"Semiconductor fabs are rising to the challenge of meeting market demand for products that drive the global economy," said Howard Ko, General Manager of the Silicon Engineering Group at Synopsys. "Combining Synopsys' and BISTel's expertise in fab solutions will enable us to bring to market innovative process control products that help our customers maximise their economic opportunity."

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