Remember that with each acquisition the smaller EDA company typically has up to 50% of their employees "let go". Then the real work of creating a credible product roadmap begins in earnest, and we still haven't seen a roadmap of the Magma/Synopsys product overlaps. Here's a list of 11 products that overlap, http://www.semiwiki.com/forum/f2/synopsys-acquires-magma-1152.html
Synplicity, Magma, Ciranova, SpringSoft......
Seems to me that growth by acquisition is the only strategy at Synopsys these days. Should somebody remind them what is organic growth?
BTW whos next? Atrenta?
As we unveil EE Times’ 2015 Silicon 60 list, journalist & Silicon 60 researcher Peter Clarke hosts a conversation on startups in the electronics industry. Panelists Dan Armbrust (investment firm Silicon Catalyst), Andrew Kau (venture capital firm Walden International), and Stan Boland (successful serial entrepreneur, former CEO of Neul, Icera) join in the live debate.