EDA leader Synopsys Inc. (Mountain View, Calif.) had another busy year on the acquisition front. In February, it announced the closing of a $500 million deal to acquire Magma Design Automation Inc. (San Jose, Calif.).
In May, Synopsys acquired RSoft Design Group Inc. (Ossining, N.Y.), a provider of photonics design and simulation software. Two months later, Synopsys grabbed Ciranova Inc. (Santa Clara, Calif.) a mixed-signal and analog layout tools vendor.
That was followed in and in August by a move to buy IC debug and verification software company SpringSoft Inc. (Hsinchu, Taiwan). That deal closed in December at for $417 million, or approximately $320 million net of cash acquired.
Chi-Foon Chan, co-CEO of Synopsys, helped drive its acquisition strategy during 2012.
This is why Apple is king in quality products. Apple just makes everything better than the rest. This gotta get you even more upset huh? Upset for no reason at all. I can't afford a Ferrari but I don't just hate the company for it. I just don't get these Apple hater trailer trash folks. Oh wait! there is a free Android phone for you at T-Mobile.
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Not sure what you mean by Google acquiring Moto Mobility is an equipment deal and therefore somehow not relevant? Some would argue its the insurance policy for Android. You are right, the other two were 2011 deals, oops (blush), time sure seems to fly.
Intel acqisition of Infineon closed in January 2011
Nvidia acquisition of Icera closed in June 2011
Google Moto deal did close in 2012 but was first announced in August 2011 and is equipment related.
Samsung acquisition of CSR mobile development operations is an important deal that was first announced in July 2012. Samsung agreed to pay CSR plc (Cambridge, England) $310 million for its handset connectivity and location operations and the associated technology. Samsung has also agreed to invest an additional $34.4 million to take a 4.9 percent stake in publicly-held CSR.
We covered the story initially here:
and followed up with an analysis here:
Thanks to tpfj for the reminder.
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