Sunnyvale, CA--August 27, 1996--Avant! Corp. (Sunnyvale, CA) and Meta-Software Inc. (Campbell, CA) agreed to merge. This merger makes one of the oldest EDA companies, Meta-Software, disappear less than a year after they became a public corporation. The merger, which will be finalized by a vote of shareholders on November 4, 1996, created a division within Avant! that includes the HSpice simulator, MetaCircuit, a high capacity digital simulator, and ADM, a high capacity analog simulator that Avant! acquired when they merged with Anagram (Sunnyvale, CA) two weeks ago.
Avant! now has a full suite of layout, extraction, and analysis tools along with the characterization capabilities of Meta Labs to perform accurately modeled physical design of a circuit. Meta-Software has been describing this capability as silicon calibration. Designs will need the more complete and accurate analysis as new ASICs move to deep submicron technologies.
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