Silverthread and Synopsys Partner to Create New Design Quality Audit

The Combined Solution Provides Unique Visibility into the Architectural Integrity of Software Assets Involved in M&A Due Diligence

BOSTON, Oct. 2, 2019 — (PRNewswire) —

BOSTON, Oct. 2, 2019 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ --  Silverthread Inc. today announced a new partnership with Synopsys, Inc. (NASDAQ: SNPS) in creating Synopsys' Design Quality Audit service, a unique service offering for review of software assets as part of an M&A review. Through this collaboration, Silverthread provides its unsurpassed technology to Synopsys' Black Duck Audit Services group to power the group's Design Quality Audit (DQA) service. The service combines Silverthread's powerful architectural analysis tools with the skills of experienced architects to assess the overall architecture in terms of modularity and hierarchy. This comprehensive quality solution provides acquirers performing due diligence in an M&A transaction or sellers preparing for M&A with the necessary views and metrics on the quality, maintainability and potential risk of a software asset. The service is also available to companies assessing the quality of their own code.

The partnership combines Silverthread's expertise in design quality and software economics with Synopsys' expertise and offerings in open source security and quality to provide clients with a single, trusted solution that is comprehensive and includes the deep technical insights required to make data- driven decisions with regard to software assets.

"We are very excited to officially announce Silverthread's collaboration with Synopsys and the launch of Synopsys' Design Quality Audit, powered by Silverthread," says Sunny Ahn, Co-Founder and VP of Business Development at Silverthread. "The Black Duck Audit team is highly respected and a market leader in M&A technical due diligence - we look forward to supporting their mission as constant innovators in this space as they expand their toolbelt of services."

"Our teams have been working closely together to integrate Silverthread's CodeMRI® technology into the Black Duck Design Quality Audit offering to provide a combined, holistic assessment to meet our clients' needs," says Phil Odence, General Manager of the Black Duck Audit Services group at Synopsys. "Silverthread's tools generate unmatched deep insight into how software is structured, enabling our expert software architects to deliver further value to our customers."

The benefits of this new partnership include:

  • Comprehensive solution for assessing the design quality of a software asset
  • Deep insights into architectural risk and economic outcomes (e.g., revenues and capability expansion, cost reduction, optionality for new businesses) of a software asset
  • Holistic view into the software quality and technical health of software by combining a DQA with Synopsys' broader Black Duck Audit offerings (code quality, software development, open source, encryption)

Learn more about the Black Duck Software Quality Audit, powered by Silverthread.

About Silverthread
Silverthread is the market leader in software economics ― helping leaders take financial control over complex software assets. Based on 15 years of applied research at MIT and Harvard Business School ― the CodeMRI® platform allows organizations to translate software architectural/design health metrics into quantifiable business impacts. We have helped 100+ global commercial and government institutions gain visibility into their software asset health, and dramatically improve operational and financial outcomes. Learn more at


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