Synopsys, a semiconductor design technology company, has announced its acquisition of Ansys, a simulation and analysis solutions provider. The deal, valued at approximately $35 billion, is expected to close in the first half of 2025, pending regulatory and shareholder approval. The acquisition aims to address the fusion of electronics and physics, augmented with AI, and accelerate Synopsys’ Silicon to Systems strategy in core EDA and new growth areas.
The combination of Synopsys’ semiconductor electronic design automation (EDA) with Ansys’ broad simulation and analysis portfolio will create a leader in silicon-to-systems design solutions. The merger is expected to enhance the capabilities of technology R&D teams across a broad range of industries, addressing the growing complexity in the face of AI, silicon proliferation, and software-defined systems.
Want more details about the merger and, most importantly, what it means to the future of your Ansys and Synopsys tools? Check out this post from Shawn Wasserman at our sister publication, Engineering.com: “Synopsys flips the script by aiming to acquire Ansys.”