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re: Synopsys to buy Magma for $507 million
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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re: Synopsys to buy Magma for $507 million
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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re: Synopsys to buy Magma for $507 million
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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re: Synopsys to buy Magma for $507 million
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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re: Synopsys to buy Magma for $507 million
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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