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.
What are the engineering and design challenges in creating successful IoT devices? These devices are usually small, resource-constrained electronics designed to sense, collect, send, and/or interpret data. Some of the devices need to be smart enough to act upon data in real time, 24/7. Are the design challenges the same as with embedded systems, but with a little developer- and IT-skills added in? What do engineers need to know? Rick Merritt talks with two experts about the tools and best options for designing IoT devices in 2016. Specifically the guests will discuss sensors, security, and lessons from IoT deployments.