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11/30/2011 10:31 PM EST
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old account Frank Eory
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old account Frank Eory   11/30/2011 11:13:30 PM
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Wow, a 28% premium over today's closing price for Magma (stock symbol LAVA). If this gives Synopsys' analog tools offerings a big boost, it will be money well spent. And once again, EDA is back to the Big Three...

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caltop   11/30/2011 11:14:36 PM
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I hope the government blocks this as this acquisition would leave Synopsys as the dominant solution for P&R, timing and DRC tools.

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mcgrathdylan   11/30/2011 11:28:02 PM
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Do you think that is a possibility? That came up on the conference call, with Aart de Geus saying that Synopsys is confident of the outcome. It seems to me that the government is no more likely to step in here than with many other EDA deals of the past.

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rick merritt   11/30/2011 11:43:27 PM
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Given the companies have no consumer biz, I would think FTC wuld be hard pressed to object, even though engineers may fear rising prices for tools after this deal. I wonder will Cadence feel pressure to merge with Mentor?

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caltop   11/30/2011 11:59:37 PM
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I don't think it will get blocked, I'm just hoping it does. The irony is Magma paid Synopsys about a half billion dollars to settle a patent lawsuit which is about the same price as Synopsys is paying for Magma. So in effect Synopsys got Magma for free.

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mcgrathdylan   12/1/2011 12:01:08 AM
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If you recall, a Cadence-Mentor merger was in the works a few years ago but fell through. Many felt it was a bad idea from the start because of so much product overlap. I don't think that is likely to happen. This is a different deal because Magma really is a lot smaller than Synopsys, Mentor or Cadence. Obviously there is product overlap with Synopsys and Magma, but not to the same degree.

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mcgrathdylan   12/1/2011 12:39:53 AM
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Wasn't that settlement amount only $12.5 million? http://www.eetimes.com/electronics-news/4187513/Magma-to-pay-Synopsys-12-5-million-to-settle-suit

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techtoysavvy   12/1/2011 12:53:47 AM
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Amusing. Would your viewpoint change if it was based on facts? Dylan was kind enough to link to the details of the settlement in his article.

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techtoysavvy   12/1/2011 12:55:05 AM
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Sorry. By the time I registered to post. Dylan beat me to it.

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caltop   12/1/2011 1:37:24 AM
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Whoops, you're correct. For some reason I thought it was a half billion settlement.

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