SAN JOSE, Calif. – Cadence Designs Systems Inc. has moved to strengthen design tools it provides to customers developing next-generation SoCs through the acquisition of power-focused Azuro Inc.
Azuro (Santa Clara, Calif.) focuses on clock concurrent optimization technology that is billed as providing SoC designers with improved power, performance and area results. It joined a Cadence-sponsored software interoperability effort based on the Common Power Format last year.
Cadence said Tuesday (July 12) that Azuro has seen rapid adoption of its optimization technology by designers implementing high-speed embedded processors and complex SoCs. Cadence considers Azuro’s EDA technology “disruptive.”
The Azuro acquisition follows a May deal in which Cadence acquired EDA vendor Altos Design Systems Inc. (Campbell, Calif.). Altos provided EDA tools needed to speed the characterization of memory, standard cell libraries and other IP.
Financial terms for both deals were not disclosed by Cadence. It did say that all “key” Azuro management and technical personnel would be retained.
It also said Azuro’s technology would be offered immediately as an upgrade to Cadence customers.
cadence acquired Build Gates from Ambit for 150M $, RTL compiler for 150M $. They must have made 10M out of both products in the past 10 years.
Cadence is a company which acquires products, more products without really translating it ever into cash for shareholders
Maybe the EDA companies are also having problem in organic growth so they acquire companies. By doing so, they also kill potential competitors, this may be a win-win situation if the new team is managed properly
Acquisition is an integral part of economy. However, for this kind of special technology development company and its engineer needs special environment to thrive. New manamgement should not disturb it. If they try to change their culture without understandnig their needs, they may not get best out of them.