ARM buys software company

Plucky little British company ARM said it has bought a Texas company, Obsidian Software.

It didn’t say how much it paid for the privately owned company but did say they’d tangoed together for a long time.

Obsidian, founded in 1997,  verifies and validates ARM architecture. The team will be merged with ARM’s own validation team, also in Texas.

Mike Inglis, general manager of the processor division at ARM said in a prepared statement that the technology and people at Obsidian will add to its ability to reduce time to market of ARM based SoCs.