John Cooley at DeepChip.com does an annual survey of visitors to the Design Automation Conference to find out what was interesting, and the biggest lie.
In one of his roll-up articles he looked at Real Intent, Atrenta (acquired by Synopsys), and One Spin.
With acquisitions, customers get nervous and for good reason. The support and responsiveness they get changes. Five respondents said they were considering possibly replacing SpyGlass with Real Intent. One user reported the following conversation:
“Your SpyGlass customer support won’t change as a result of the SNPS acquisition.” They actually said that to me with a straight face.