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Synopsys acquires Synplicity

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Jitin
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re: Synopsys acquires Synplicity
Jitin   4/4/2008 7:49:32 AM
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Pros: for Synopsys: They have created a product line where they were missing in gamete of EDA products. As its a non clean sweep and amicable acquisition so Synopsys need not worry for resources including talent resources. At the end of the day Synopsys can hit the ground running. Cons: 1. Synopsys shell off $227 ml from its kitty in this acquisition and acquired a $39 ml cash rich firm, and as its an all cash deal so it will be huge burden on Syn's balance sheet. 2. Market is in downtrend, the size of the EDA domain is not increasing proportional to the size of consumer electronics industry. Though market is driven by few key players like Cadence, Synopsys, Mentor but there are innumerous pressure on profit margin because of large number of small players and stagnated domain. I think EDA firms need to keep a huge cash capital heap to steer off them from current downtrend, so acquisition at this point in time may not be a good idea from financial perspective.

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chrisa6   3/24/2008 3:08:50 PM
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This also means license costs for Synplify are going up by about 100%.

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Adolpho   3/21/2008 6:20:50 PM
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This acquisition merely confirms that Synopsys have failed to penetrate, to any significant degree, the FPGA synthesis market.

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