ASSET buys Irish emulation partner - Embedded.com

ASSET buys Irish emulation partner

LONDON — ASSET InterTech Inc. (Richardson, TX), has acquired International Test Technologies of County Donegal, Ireland, a supplier of processor emulation technology used by electronics manufacturers. ASSET provides boundary-scan (IEEE 1149.1 or JTAG) systems for test, in-system programming (ISP) and design-for-test (DFT), as well as for advanced embedded instrumentation applications involving signal integrity analysis, bit error ratio testing (BERT), pattern generation testing and others.

The deal will merge ASSET's JTAG-based structural test technology and ITT's functional testing capabilities which are based on processor emulation technology. ASSET and ITT have had a strategic arrangement for the last three years, during which time the two companies have worked together on product development and marketing activities.

This relationship has seen ASSET's and ITT's technologies have been integrated in a test system, ScanWorks Extended JTAG Coverage, which combines ASSET's ScanWorks JTAG structural test system with ITT's functional test platform, µMaster.

“Working together has given us the opportunity to realize how much more effective our two companies can be as one. When it comes to the future of test and the increasing importance of embedded test, we share a common vision and we look forward to making that vision a reality in the very near future,” saidBilly Fenton, CEO of ITT.

The terms of the acquisition agreement between ASSET and ITT were not disclosed.

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