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2/22/2012 10:44 PM EST
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linpaws
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linpaws   2/24/2012 8:18:07 AM
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If you look at the way Rajeev ran Magma, there's little chance any other EDA company will be inviting him. Sure he was liked by the customers for that very reason...cheap licensing and "tweakability" for those who felt "EDA tools providing out-of-the-box solution" is a myth.

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Tarraaque72   2/24/2012 9:13:05 AM
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If your company is public than anybody with enough $cash can buy it, even one mad Arab Sheikh can put the dollars on table and turn Synopsys into Oil company. So may be the solution is not being presented on Nasdaq???!!

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mcgrathdylan   2/24/2012 3:57:15 PM
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ATarraaque72- Sure, any company is for sale in a free market. But I am not sure I understand the relevance. I am fairly certain that Rajeev and anyone else who had stake in Magma were very happy with the outcome here. For reasons stated by Neo1 and others above, acquisition is the only realistic best case scenario for an EDA company outside of "the big three."

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Youself   2/24/2012 8:05:43 PM
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Rajeev M is an aggressive and tough entrepreneur... he won't be sitting at home for long!

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docdivakar   2/24/2012 8:10:52 PM
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Dylan, that is saying a lot from the Synopsys chief's side! IMHO, the EDA industry is probably better served with Rajeev pursuing another startup venture. MP Divakar

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nicolas.mokhoff   2/24/2012 8:29:41 PM
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I agree with you Dylan. More than that, I would characterize the two men, DeGeus and Madhavan, as friendly rivals in a very competitive tough slug-it-out industry. The complexity of chip design and the challenges of fine-tuning the design tools calls for cool decisions, even when it brings in the lawyers to uphold what you consider your IP crown jewels. If DeGeus is sometimes characterized as the renaissance man, Madhavan could be labeled as the opportunist. When I was covering the design world I sat to the table with both, individually. Both impressed me as CEOs I would respect.

nicolas.mokhoff
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nicolas.mokhoff   2/24/2012 8:30:35 PM
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just to back up my characterisitcs, take a look at this profile: http://blogs.timesofindia.indiatimes.com/Tech-a-tete/entry/rajeev-madhavan-kochi-comics-to-california-chips

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MikeSantarini   2/24/2012 10:40:13 PM
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Was Magma ever profitable and if so how many quarters was it profitable? GAAP vs non-GAAP?

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