SAN DIEGO -- Applied Micro Circuits Corp. here today announced it has acquired certain assets of pBaud Logic Inc., a design group in Kanata, Ontario, for an undisclosed amount.
A privately held company, pBaud Logic was formed in 1998 and specializes in Sonet and forward error-correction (FEC) design. AMCC plans to expand the Kanata site into a center of excellence for digital design in the coming months.
"By integrating pBaud with our company, we have created the company's first Canadian design center that provides our customers with a greater breadth of digital design expertise than ever before," said Ram Sudireddy, vice president of digital products of AMCC.
AMCC has previously acquired Cimaron Communications, a network processor company, and Ten Mountains Design, an intellectual-property company. "We're very excited to be joining such a strong player in the high-bandwidth silicon connectivity market, and will be looking to expand this design center for AMCC," said John Carr, former CEO of pBaud Logic.
pBaud's also brings to AMCC a portfolio of quick-start solutions to ASIC developments, complex intellectual property modules, and spec-to-netlist ASIC solutions.
Including pBaud employees, which consist mainly of digital design engineers, AMCC's workforce to 511 people worldwide.
Effective immediately, AMCC will take over pBaud's Kanata, facility. The asset acquisition will be reflected in AMCC's financial statements in the last quarter of fiscal 2000.