The IP Companies Creep Toward An SOC

To build a truly heterogeneous SoC, you need at least four processors

The announcement of VeriSilicon’s acquisition of Vivante heats up the IP space, and puts pressure on Synopsys (which recently acquired Viragelogic, which previously acquired ARC) to get a GPU, and VeriSilicon to get a CPU, so they can compete across the board with ARM and Imagi-nation Technologies.