Siemens’ Acquisition of UltraSoC


Orrick Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP advised UltraSoC Limited on its sale to Siemens.

Siemens has signed an agreement to acquire Cambridge, UK-based UltraSoC Technologies Ltd., a provider of instrumentation and analytics solutions that put intelligent monitoring, cybersecurity and functional safety capabilities into the core hardware of system-on-chip (SoC). Siemens plans to integrate UltraSoC’s technology into the Xcelerator portfolio as part of Mentor’s Tessent™ software product suite. The addition of UltraSoC to Siemens enables a unified data-driven infrastructure that can enhance product quality, safety and cybersecurity, and the creation of a comprehensive solution to help semiconductor industry customers overcome key pain points including manufacturing defects, software and hardware bugs, device early-failure and wear-out, functional safety, and malicious attacks.

The combination of Siemens and UltraSoC technology can benefit the entire semiconductor product lifecycle, including structural, electrical, and functional capabilities of SoCs. It also supports Siemens’ comprehensive digital twin with UltraSoC providing monitoring of the real device.

UltraSoC embeds cybersecurity, safety, analytics and monitoring technology in the systems-on-chip (SoCs) that power electronic products.

Siemens Digital Industries (DI) is an innovation leader in automation and digitalization. Closely collaborating with partners and customers, DI drives the digital transformation in the process and discrete industries.

Siemens AG (Berlin and Munich) is a global technology powerhouse that has stood for engineering excellence, innovation, quality, reliability and internationality for more than 170 years.

The Orrick team was led by Shawn Atkinson (Picture) and included Katie Cotton, Patrick Driscoll, Ian Shaw, Stephen Wallace, Kirstie Parr, Jonathan Rosen and Keith Tidwell.

Involved fees earner: Shawn Atkinson – Orrick; Katie Cotton – Orrick; Kirstie Parr – Orrick; Jonathan Rosen – Orrick; Ian Shaw – Orrick; Keith Tidwell – Orrick; Stephen Wallace – Orrick;

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