Danlaw Acquires BSC Spin-off Maspatechnologies, Augmenting Rapita Systems’ Multi-Core Capabilities

Maspatechnologies’ pioneering work on the analysis of multi-core hardware platforms was initiated at BSC-CNS. Recently, Maspatechnologies played a key role in Airbus’ successful certification of the first-ever “fully automatic in-flight refueling (A3R) operation with a boom system”. As part of this project, Maspatechnologies provided Airbus with temporal analysis and characterization services that were essential in building a CAST-32A compliant certification case for this multi-core avionics system.

Maspatechnologies is the first spin-off sold by BSC and was made possible thanks to BSC’s investment in technology transfer. BSC’s 11 spin-off companies have created 121 jobs and raised €8.5 million in funding rounds in six years, with 5 companies created since 2020. These new companies offer cutting-edge services in areas as diverse as biomedicine , security, aerospace and automotive. industry and quantum computing.

Raju DanduPresident of Danlaw, Inc., said, “Maspatechnologies joining our Danlaw family enables us to comprehensively address a key disruption in the safety-critical embedded industry – the adoption of high-performance multi-core processors. Looking ahead, we believe this acquisition demonstrates Danlaw’s focus on creating value through cutting-edge technology. transfer to meet the rapidly changing needs of the avionics and automotive industries. »

Dan McClungCEO of Rapita Systems bandcommented: “This acquisition demonstrates our commitment to supporting the future of the embedded industry, which will depend on the adoption of multi-core technology. The Maspatechnologies team brings together leading domain experts who, in combination with the Rapita’s existing tools and expertise, provide the only viable commercially available route to multi-core certification.”

Mateo ValeroDirector of BSC, states: “The sale of Maspatechnologies demonstrates BSC’s commitment to the development of exceptional and relevant research that has a real impact on society. investment in our region. This success has a tangible impact and demonstrates the return on investment that BSC funding can bring.

Francisco J. CazorlaCo-founder of Maspatechnologies, Co-head of the CAOS research group at BSC commented, “I am pleased to see that the research we began over a decade ago at BSC has matured into an industry-ready technology for the in-vehicle industry. This has been achieved through the efforts of many BSC experts including Jaume Abella (co-founder of Maspatechnologies) and the technology transfer office of BSC. Looking ahead, I am excited to join the Rapita Systems family as a Senior Technical Fellow and continue this important work that is critical to facilitating the adoption of multi-core processors in the safety-critical embedded industry. »

About Maspatechnologies (now Rapita Systems SL)

Maspatechnologies, created in 2020, is a spin-off from BSC-CNS. Maspatechnologies offers technology and services that support customers in the analysis and certification of time-critical multi-core embedded systems. Maspatechnologies provides continuous support from planning to validation and verification, in order to comply with domain-specific regulations and practices.

About Rapita Systems Group

The Rapita Systems Group provides targeted software verification tools and services worldwide to the embedded aerospace and automotive electronics industries. Its solutions help improve software quality and provide evidence to meet security and certification goals and reduce project costs. The group provides the world’s leading commercial solution, Mac178for timing analysis to support certification of multi-core systems, including systems developed to meet DO-178C guidelines and MIL standards.

About Danlaw

Danlaw is a global leader in connected cars and automotive electronics. His family of over 800 lives, breathes and creates innovative technologies for some of the world’s largest automakers. Danlaw is known for delivering breakthrough technology, efficient development, and adaptive solutions for dynamic environments. Its world-class connected vehicle solutions make it one of the largest providers of connected gadgets in the world.

About the Barcelona Supercomputing Center – Centro Nacional de Supercomputación (BSC-CNS)

BSC is the first supercomputing center of Spain, specialized in high performance computing. BSC has a dual role: to provide a supercomputing infrastructure and service to Spanish and European scientists and to generate knowledge and technologies to transfer to society. He is a member of the high-level European research infrastructure PRACE (Partnership for Advanced Computing in Europe) and manages the Spanish supercomputing network (RES). BSC is a public consortium owned by the Ministry of Science and Innovation of the Spanish Government (60%), the Department of Research and Universities of the Catalan Government (30%) and the Polytechnic University of Catalonia (10%) .


Margie D. Carlisle