SAN FRANCISCO EverCad, the Taiwanese circuit simulation/analysis tool provider that Mentor Graphics Corp. quietly acquired in January, carried a price tag of $5.3 million, according to a recent Mentor regulatory filing.
Mentor is currently integrating the EverCad technology into its analog/mixed-signal verification product family, according to the filing.
Mentor (Wilsonville, Ore.) said last month that it had integrated EverCad's Adit fast-Spice simulation technology within the company's mixed-signal simulation platform, Advance MS.
EverCad was founded in 1998 to develop a simulation and analysis tool suite for analog, mixed-signal and system-on-chip (SoC) designs, according to data on the EverCad Web site. The site claims that the company had been profitable since 1999.
The regulatory filing also disclosed that Mentor paid $1.8 million in June 2005 to acquire certain assets of former rival Aptix Corp., which had been in Chapter 11 bankruptcy since 2004. EE Times reported in May 2005 that Mentor was on the verge of acquiring the company.
Aptix, one of the pioneers of the rapid prototyping market, gained undesired notoriety when the company's former CEO, Amr Mohsen, was jailed and later charged with soliciting the murder of a federal judge. Mohsen was acquitted of the murder solicitation charge earlier this year, but found guilty of several other counts, including perjury, obstruction of justice and mail fraud.