Samsung Invests $4 Million in Carbon Design Systems

The news that Samsung Venture Investment Corporation has invested $4 million in Carbon Design Systems is a clear indication that Carbon's products have achieved a critical place in the design flow at Samsung. Obviously Samsung cannot run the risk of seeing a small company as Carbon disappear, and can also leverage thje investment should an acquisition happen in the future.

Funds from the strategic investment will be used as working capital and support Carbon's ongoing development of leading tools in the electronic system level (ESL) design space, including its fast, accurate virtual prototypes. Carbon currently offers the industry’s only unified virtual prototype that scales from 100% accuracy to hundreds of MIPS performance. Initiatives will be undertaken to expand the reach of Carbon’s fast, accurate virtual prototypes.

Carbon Design Systems offers a unified virtual prototype solution along with the leading solution for accurate IP model creation. Carbon virtual prototypes can execute at hundreds of MIPS and with 100% accuracy to enable application software development, detailed architectural analysis and secure IP model distribution. Carbon’s customers are systems, semiconductor, and IP companies that focus on wireless, networking, and consumer electronics.