EDA Innovation through Merger and Acquisitions

Magma Design

Merger and Acquisitions

In 2000, Magma acquired Moscape. Technology from this leading provider of assertion-based electrical integrity solutions will form the foundation for Magma's comprehensive design, analysis and implementation solutions.

In 2003, Magma acquires Silicon Metrics, establishes Silicon Correlation Division. Technology from this library/IP characterization company will strengthen the correlation between EDA design tools and foundry-generated silicon.

  • Magma acquires Random Logic Corporation. Technology from this developer of the parasitic extraction software product QuickCap®, the industry-standard 3D field solver, will enable Magma to provide accuracy levels not available in integrated circuit (IC) design flows today.

  • Magma agrees to license patents from Circuit Semantics. Technology from this developer of in-place cell characterization and chip-level timing analysis for structured-custom methodologies will bring greater accuracy to silicon analysis, modeling and characterization.

    Acquires Aplus Design Technologies, providing logical and physical synthesis and prototyping software solutions for programmable logic devices.

    In 2004, acquires Mojave. Combining Magma and Mojave technology will allow DFM analysis and correction during implementation Mojave.


    Altium (formerly Protel International Limited) was founded by Nick Martin in 1985

    In 1998, Acquisition of IDK business (Swiss distributor) , Techspert business (Japanese distributor) , signal integrity technology from INCASES ,MicroCode Engineering (CircuitMaker product)

    In 1999, Acquisition of Accolade Design Automation (began selling PeakFPGA products) - entry into FPGA design & synthesis market, VHDL simulation technology from Green Mountain

    In 2000, Acquisition of ACCEL Technologies, Inc, Metamor Inc (FPGA synthesis technology), Innovative CAD Software (Computer Aided Manufacturing [CAM] technology).

    In 2001,Begin strategic partnership with Atmel Corporation ,Acquisition of TASKING Group of Companies (began selling TASKING products) - entry into Embedded Software Design market,Begin partnership with WebQuote Software - enables customer access to online parts quotation feature

    In 2002, Altium acquires Hoschar AG's EDA business

    1. Sociology of Design and EDA: Walden C Rhines
    2.Commentary on EDA Industry: Dr. Russ Henke and Dr. Jack Horgan.
    3. Cadence CEO looks at future of EDA by Suzanne Deffree ,Monday 22 May 2006, Electronic News
    4. Website of Cadence, Synopsys, Altium, Magma Design.

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    • Nice January 03, 2018
      Reviewed by 'Jack Ponting'
      Glad to learn that EDA has innovated through Merger and Acquisitions which is mainly provides the latest EDA industry news, product reviews, articles, events. Professionally I am writer at academic essay writing company which is known for their best and affordable academic writing service & further assistance for university students, And I love to visit this website as it updated view of the entire world of EDA.

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    • Happy October 13, 2017
      Reviewed by 'Caroline webb'
      Happy to read that EDA historically has been revolutionizing done merger and acquisitions to gain other companies' technologies which are intended to support companies to increase security and superiority into their software while decreasing time-to-market. And I think it is a best guidance for every business owners and those students who are getting writing help personal statement at Personal Statement Folks and want to establish business after complete their graduation.
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    • Needs work September 13, 2006
      Reviewed by 'EDA vet'
      Information is accurate but many is inflated like Magma acquiring Moscape, Synopsys acquiring Numerical. Both amounted to nothing for Magma and Synopsys.
      In particular, Moscape being described as a 'leader' and forming a 'foundation' is grossly overstaed. Moscape product dissappeared not too long after the acquisition. The author needs to do their home work.

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    • Missing something? September 10, 2006
      Reviewed by 'Timbers5'
      Interesting article, nice history, must be written by Ansoft... Where's EEsof? Strange, aren't they bigger than Ansoft?
      As the world turns... in EDA!

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    • C.K. September 06, 2006
      Reviewed by 'C.K.'
      A nice article that tracks the EDA industry from its humble, wild-west, free-for-all beginnings to a mature industry that is getting a bit jaded. Perhaps it should've been aptly titled as the History of EDA - part 1.
      An analyses why the rate of innovation continues to lie outside of the big three companies would have been interesting. In any mature industry, the best innovations come from the fringe players.
      However, in defence of the Big 3, when the majority of the designers are highly risk-averse, they have no choice but to return to the usual suspects for their new tool purchases. How many of us would readily buy a car that is not manufactured by one of the big automobile manufacturers? Even if we did, how sure are we that the brakes will work every time?
      Acquisition is the only growth strategy available to the larger companies. I bet there are some really innovative products that are brewing in each of the big 3 that will blow your mind. Sadly, they will never see daylight in time because of someone's ego is hurt or someone's fiefdom is threatened.
      Thanks for nice retrospective on the where the current technology in today's companies originated from.

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