SAN FRANCISCO Agilent Technologies Inc. has completed the acquisition of privately held EDA vendor Xpedion Design Systems, the company said Monday (Aug. 28). Financial details were not disclosed.
Agilent (Palo Alto, Calif.) said last month it planned to acquire Xpedion, a Milpitas, Calif. provider of RF design tools.
By adding Xpedion's products to its portfolio, Agilent said it would increase its emphasis on design verification and design-for-manufacturability (DFM).
"With Xpedion's employees now part of Agilent, our combined organization will continue to listen to customer needs and drive innovation to address the challenges in the ever more complex RFIC market," said Jim McGillivary, vice president and general manager of Agilent's EEsof EDA division, in a statement.
"Increasingly, analog IC designers are struggling to accurately characterize their designs prior to tape out," said Paul Pickering, GoldenGate marketing manager at Agilent. "Xpedion's technology will enable Agilent to expand the solutions for verification analysis and address many of the deficiencies experienced when designers depend solely on time domain analysis. More simply put, we deliver the valuable simulation that is critical to getting high-frequency chips to market."
GoldenGate is Xpedion's flagship RFIC design product.