Oasys announced today that it closed its series B funding round with investments from Intel Capital and Xilinx. The fact that any EDA company has closed a funding round is newsworthy these days; companies running out of cash and closing the doors seems to be a more common story.
Oasys has been relatively quiet, which some people have taken to mean that nobody is using RealTime Designer, their synthesis tool. But in fact they have announced that #2-4 US semiconductor companies, namely Texas Instruments, Qualcomm and Broadcom (OK, they didn’t announce Broadcom, they announced Netlogic and then Broadcom acquired them) are customers. As is Xilinx, the #1 FPGA vendor, or vendor of programmable platforms as they seem to want to be known. Now with Intel, Oasys have filled out the enviable position of having relationships with the top 4 US semiconductor vendors and the top FPGA vendor. These are the companies doing many of the most advanced designs today.
The press release is here.