SAN JOSE, Calif. " Digital design services and IP company QualCore Logic Inc. has acquired analog and mixed-signal design core vendor LEDA Systems Inc. (Plano, Texas) for an undisclosed amount.
Mahendra Jain, president of QualCore Logic, said the acquisition brings design expertise and an extensive portfolio of cores to QualCore.
"ASIC designers have told us that more and more they require expertise in both digital and analog design to meet the growing demand for mixed-signal solutions," said Jain. "LEDA has one of the largest portfolios of mixed-signal IP, and has been providing analog IP for the past eight years. QualCore's expertise is in digital design and services. LEDA Systems and QualCore Logic are complementary " they bring some expertise we didn't have."
Jain said the company picks up 35 new employees and access to over 80 analog mixed-signal designers, who occasionally worked under contract with LEDA.
Jain also claims that LEDA has one of the industry's broadest portfolio offerings for mixed-signal and analog IP totaling more than 400 parts.
Mixed-signal IP ranges from special I/Os, DAC/ADC and PLLs, to high performance serial link transceivers, including platforms for the graphics, wireless and wireline as well as consumer segments.
The combined company, with offices in Plano, Sunnyvale, Calif., and Hyderabad, India, now has close to 200 employees and consultants.