nusemi, a startup with industry veteran leaders, is developing next-generation SerDes technologies that, Cadence says, will complement its own existing SerDes IP. These high-speed SerDes solutions, “will provide significant value to the hyperscale datacentre, edge computing, networking, and telecom segments by enabling very high bandwidth and efficient solutions with reduced power consumption and cost.”
IP is a critical element of Cadence’s System Design Enablement strategy, with a focus on enterprise (HPC, datacentre, networking/edge computing, and storage), mobility, and automotive applications at the most advanced FinFET nodes. Cadence further notes that nusemi’s ultra-high-speed SerDes technology is highly complementary to its existing strengths in memory, storage, interconnect and digital signal processing (DSP) IP.
“The demands of cloud services and high-performance computing require continued innovation to deliver faster, denser and longer reach connectivity at ever-increasing speeds,” said Babu Mandava, senior vice president and general manager of the IP Group at Cadence.
“nusemi is focused on providing a high-speed connectivity solution at new levels of power efficiency to enable the next generation of hyperscale data centres,” said Stefanos Sidiropoulos, co-founder and CEO of nusemi inc. “The synergy between the Cadence IP strategy and nusemi’s technology ... will accelerate the delivery of our high-speed SerDes offering at the most advanced process nodes."
Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.