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closed 5/17/2016 via PR Newswire

Synopsys, Inc., acquired Simpleware Ltd.

synopsis: Synopsys, Inc. announced it has completed its acquisition of Simpleware Ltd., a privately held, leading provider of software products for the conversion of 3D scan data into high-quality computer models used for engineering design and simulation.
buyer: Synopsys, Inc. (SNPS:$3,231.44)
Synopsys, Inc. is the Silicon to Software™ partner for innovative companies developing the electronic products and software applications. Synopsys is a global leader in electronic design automation and semiconductor IP and is also growing its leadership in software quality and security solutions. "
target: Simpleware Ltd.
Simpleware Ltd. is a privately held, leading provider of software products for the conversion of 3D scan data into high-quality computer models used for engineering design and simulation.
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closed 12/8/2016 via Company Press Release

Topcon Corporation, acquired Mirage Technologies SL

synopsis: Topcon Corporation announced the acquisition of 100% stocks of Mirage Technologies S.L. Mirage Tech provides cloud-based services to process, stream and visualize 3D data of unlimited size efficiently in a web browser, using proprietary cutting edge technologies, without any need to install additional plugins.
buyer: Topcon Corporation (TSE:7732:$1,322.50)
Topcon Corporation, located in Tokyo, Japan, is the sole proprietor of optomechatronics, a unique, synergistic blend of optics, mechanics, and electronics technologies. The main operations of the Topcon are divided into the three segments of Positioning, Smart Infrastructure and Eye Care. "
target: Mirage Technologies SL
Mirage Technologies provides cloud-based services to process, stream and visualize 3D data of unlimited size efficiently in a web browser, using proprietary cutting edge technologies, without any need to install additional plugins.
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closed 6/18/2013 via BusinessWire

Check-6, Inc., acquired Industrial3D Inc.

synopsis: Check-6, Inc. is announcing the acquisition of Industrial3D, one of the world’s most well-respected computer-generated industrial animators. Industrial3D’s satisfied clients include CNN, as well as National Geographic, Schlumberger, GE, Helmerich & Payne, Pioneer Drilling, and Transocean.
buyer: Check-6, Inc.
Check-6 was founded in 2007 with a mission to improve safety and efficiency in high-risk, high-reliability operations. Check-6 specializes in leadership training, job safety analysis management systems, & rig move services. "
target: Industrial3D Inc.
Industrial 3D has over a decade of experience in the oil and gas field. The company contracts to help companies take extremely complex rigs, valves, bits, and tools and present them to their skilled labor as understandable training animations.
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announced 4/26/2018 via BusinessWire

Bentley Systems, Inc., will acquire SoilVision

synopsis: Bentley Systems, a leading global provider of comprehensive software solutions for advancing infrastructure, announced the agreement to acquire soil engineering software provider SoilVision, based in Saskatchewan, Canada.
buyer: Bentley Systems, Inc.
Bentley is a leader dedicated to providing engineers, architects, geospatial professionals, constructors, and owner-operators with comprehensive software solutions for sustaining infrastructure. Bentley applies information mobility to improve asset performance by leveraging information modeling. "
target: SoilVision
Founded in 1997, SoilVision has championed 3D conceptual design and analysis of slope stability, groundwater flow, stress/deformation, contaminant transport, thermal flows in saturated/unsaturated soils, and coupled processes for geotechnical engineers and hydrogeologists.
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closed 4/30/2014 via PR Newswire

ANSYS, Inc., acquired SpaceClaim Corporation

synopsis: ANSYS, a global leader and innovator of engineering simulation software, has acquired SpaceClaim Corporation, a leading provider of fast and intuitive 3-D modeling software for engineers. SpaceClaim offers the first powerful and easy-to-use 3-D modeling tool that can be utilized by any engineer during the product development process.
buyer: ANSYS, Inc. (ANSS:$1,390.62)
ANSYS, Inc., founded in 1970, develops and globally markets engineering simulation software and technologies widely used by engineers, designers, researchers and students across a broad spectrum of industries and academia. "
target: SpaceClaim Corporation
SpaceClaim Corporation is a leading provider of fast and intuitive 3-D modeling software for engineers. SpaceClaim offers the first powerful and easy-to-use 3-D modeling tool that can be utilized by any engineer during the product development process.
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$85
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closed 12/20/2017 via Company Press Release

KUKA AG, acquired Visual Components Oy

synopsis: KUKA acquires Visual Components and defines the next level in intelligent automation. Visual Components has specialized in software solutions for 3D simulation in factory planning. This simulation is to be added to the KUKA product portfolio and is an important component when it comes to designing the factory of the future.
buyer: KUKA AG (DB:KU2:$4,229.15)
KUKA is a global automation corporation. KUKA offers customers everything they need from a single source: from components and cells to fully automated systems for the automotive, electronics, consumer goods, metalworking, logistics/e-commerce, healthcare and service robotics industries. "
target: Visual Components Oy
Visual Components has specialized in software solutions for 3D simulation in factory planning. Their software is used worldwide for important planning and decision-making processes. The company sets standards in the visualization and simulation of complete production processes.
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closed 9/23/2015 via Company Press Release

Cadmatic, acquired Numeriek Centrum Groningen B.V.

synopsis: Cadmatic, a company that develops and supplies 3D design software and information management solutions for the plant and marine industries, has acquired Numeriek Centrum Groningen BV, a company that specializes in hull and steel design software.
buyer: Cadmatic
Cadmatic develops and supplies world-class 3D design software and information management solutions for the plant and marine industries. Their headquarters are located in Turku, Finland. They specialize in piping, outfitting and plant design software. "
target: Numeriek Centrum Groningen B.V.
Numeriek Centrum Groningen (NCG) is a high tech software and service company which develops and markets the successful NUPAS-CADMATIC 3D software solution for the international shipbuilding industry. They specialize in hull and steel design software.
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closed 6/3/2014 via Reuters

D2S, Inc., acquired Gauda

synopsis: D2S, a supplier of computational design platforms based on eBeam and general purpose graphic processing unit (GPGPU) technologies, announced that it has acquired all assets of Gauda, Inc., a developer of GPGPU-based computational lithography acceleration technology headquartered in Sunnyvale, Calif.
buyer: D2S, Inc.
D2S is a supplier of a computational design platform to based on eBeam and general purpose graphic processing unit technologies. Their platform maximizes eBeam technology to reduce mask costs for both low- and high-volume applications. "
target: Gauda
Gauda is the first company to introduce the technology to accelerate computation for optical proximity correction using graphical processing units. It developed a new breed of algorithms that accelerate the most computation-intensive EDA applications.
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announced 8/7/2019 via PR Newswire

Synopsys, Inc., will acquire QTronic GmbH

synopsis: Synopsys, Inc. will acquire QTronic GmbH, a leader in simulation, test tools, and services for automotive software and systems development headquartered in Germany. When completed, the acquisition will broaden Synopsys' product portfolio of automotive solutions serving the needs of automotive Tier 1 and OEM companies.
buyer: Synopsys, Inc. (SNPS:$3,231.44)
Synopsys, Inc. is the Silicon to Software partner for innovative companies developing electronic products and software applications. Synopsys is a global leader in electronic design automation (EDA) and semiconductor IP and is also growing its leadership in software security and quality solutions. "
target: QTronic GmbH
Germany-based QTronic is a provider of tools for virtual validation of automotive software. Their flagship products include Silver, a virtual Electronic Control Unit platform that transfers development tasks from road and test rigs to PCs, and TestWeaver, an intelligent test automation solution.
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closed 3/23/2012 via PR Newswire

MicroMax, Inc. merged with Danlaw Inc.,

synopsis: Danlaw, Inc., a global provider of automotive electronics and embedded engineering services, announced it has acquired embedded software tool maker and services provider MicroMax, Inc. Upon completion of this merger, the companies will comprise North America's most innovative and comprehensive automotive embedded software solutions provider.
buyer: Danlaw Inc.
Danlaw's 300+ engineering professionals have been providing automotive embedded electronics solutions to OEM's and their Tier-1 supply base for over 28 years. Their customers include Automotive OEMs, automotive electronics suppliers, fleet and automotive insurance companies worldwide. "
target: MicroMax, Inc.
MicroMax, Inc. is an embedded software tool maker and services provider for large and mid-sized companies that design and manufacture electronic controls systems. Their services and products are targeted to model-based development processes as well as traditional software development processes.
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closed 8/17/2016 via BNC Analysis

Ford Motor Company, acquired SAIPS

synopsis: Ford Motor Co., a global automotive industry leader, has acquired SAIPS, an Israeli company that develops technologies that are key to self-driving vehicles. SAIPS is a world-class provider of customized algorithmic solutions in the fields of computer vision and machine learning.
buyer: Ford Motor Company (F:$158,654.00)
Ford Motor Company, a global automotive industry leader based in Dearborn, Mich., manufactures or distributes automobiles across six continents. The company provides financial services through Ford Motor Credit Company. "
target: SAIPS
SAIPS is a world-class provider of customized algorithmic solutions in the fields of computer vision and machine learning. They are an Israeli company that develops technologies that are key to self-driving vehicles.
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closed 1/8/2013 via BusinessWire

Autodesk, Inc., acquired PI-VR

synopsis: Autodesk has completed the acquisition of PI-VR, a privately held German software company that specializes in sophisticated real time visualization technology used primarily in the automotive industry. Autodesk intends to integrate Autodesk technologies into the PI-VR platform, while continuing to sell, support and enhance the PI-VR product line.
buyer: Autodesk, Inc. (ADSK:$2,386.30)
Autodesk, Inc. is a leader in professional and personal 3D design, engineering and entertainment software. Customers across the manufacturing, architecture, building, construction, and media and entertainment industries use Autodesk software to design, visualize and simulate their ideas. "
target: PI-VR
PI-VR is a privately held German software company that specializes in sophisticated real time visualization technology used primarily in the automotive industry. The PI-VR enterprise is established and leading the field of developing software solutions for high-end virtual reality.
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$49
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closed 7/17/2019 via Company Press Release

dSPACE, acquired Understand.ai

synopsis: dSPACE, the leading provider of solutions for networked, autonomous, and electrically powered vehicles, has acquired understand.ai, an AI technology leader with a focus on automated data analysis, data annotation, and extraction of simulation scenarios for autonomous vehicles.
buyer: dSPACE
dSPACE is the leading provider of solutions for networked, autonomous, and electrically powered vehicles. With a broad portfolio and cutting-edge technology, they are much in demand as a development partner in the automotive industry, aerospace and industrial automation. "
target: Understand.ai
Based in Germany, understand.ai is an AI technology leader with a focus on automated data analysis, data annotation, and extraction of simulation scenarios for autonomous vehicles. They focus on contributing to the qualitative perception of self-driving cars.
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closed 1/7/2019 via GlobeNewswire

Standard Cognition, acquired Explorer.ai

synopsis: Standard Cognition, which provides the most flexible AI-powered autonomous checkout solutions for brick & mortar retailers, announced that it has acquired Explorer.ai, a mapping and computer vision start-up that realizes safe autonomous transportation everywhere. Both companies are based in San Francisco, CA.
buyer: Standard Cognition
Standard Cognition provides the most flexible AI-powered autonomous checkout solutions for brick & mortar retailers. Available to any retailer, the Standard solution lets consumers shop and pay without waiting in line, scanning or stopping to check out. "
target: Explorer.ai
Explorer.ai is a mapping and computer vision start-up. They offer a unified mapping platform that realizes safe autonomous transportation everywhere. Explorer.ai is based in San Francisco, CA.
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closed 9/25/2018 via BusinessWire

Aras Corporation, acquired Comet Solutions

synopsis: Aras, the leader in open product lifecycle management (PLM) software for the enterprise, announced that it has acquired Comet Solutions, Inc., a provider of best-in-class software for simulation process management.
buyer: Aras Corporation
Aras offers the next-generation of Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) software for global businesses with complex products and processes. The Aras PLM platform helps manage today's business of engineering. "
target: Comet Solutions
Comet Solutions provides software and services that simplify the complex process of engineering product systems. Using Comet’s technology, manufacturers are able to reuse complex simulations in order to scale the application and use of simulation results.
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closed 4/26/2017 via PR Newswire

Hexagon AB, acquired MSC.Software Corporation

synopsis: Hexagon AB, a provider of information technologies that drive productivity across industrial enterprise applications, announced the completion of the previously announced acquisition of MSC Software, a leading provider of computer-aided engineering solutions, including simulation software for virtual product and manufacturing process development.
buyer: Hexagon AB (OM:HEXA B:$4,306.29)
Hexagon is a leading global provider of information technologies that drive dynamic decision making across industrial and geospatial applications. Hexagon’s solutions integrate sensors, software, domain knowledge and customer workflows into intelligent information ecosystems. "
target parent: Symphony Technology Group
target: MSC.Software Corporation
MSC Software is a leading provider of computer-aided engineering (CAE) solutions, including simulation software for virtual product and manufacturing process development. MSC's simulation analysis capabilities empower customers to optimise design for production.
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$834
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closed 1/5/2011 via BusinessWire

GSE Systems, acquired EnVision Systems, Inc.

synopsis: GSE Systems, Inc., a leading global provider of real-time simulation and training solutions to the power, process, manufacturing and government sectors, has announced the acquisition of EnVision Systems, Inc., which provides interactive multi-media tutorials and simulation models, primarily to the petrochemical and oil & gas refining industries.
buyer: GSE Systems (GVP:$0.00)
GSE Systems is the largest supplier of real-time, full scope nuclear power plant training simulators. GSE has delivered over 140 nuclear simulators, more than all of its major competitors combined. "
target: EnVision Systems, Inc.
EnVision’s tutorials and simulation models serve the rapidly growing entry-level training market for the oil & gas refining and specialty chemicals industries. EnVision’s products provide a foundation in process fundamentals and plant operations and interaction.
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$1.20 [$0.65]
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closed 10/15/2009 via BNC Analysis

Elliott Management Corp., Symphony Technology Group, acquired MSC.Software Corporation

synopsis: Symphony Technology Group and private investment firm Elliott Management Corp. have completed their acquisition of MSC Software Corp, a simulation and software services company.
buyer: Symphony Technology Group
buyer: Elliott Management Corp.
Symphony Technology Group (STG) is a strategic private equity firm with the mission of investing in and being a partner in building great software and services companies. "
target: MSC.Software Corporation
MSC.Software is the global leader of enterprise simulation solutions, that help companies make money, save time and reduce costs associated with designing and testing manufactured products.
price ($mm)[EV]
$383 [$234]
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$234
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closed 1/20/2009 via PR Newswire

Autodesk, Inc., acquired Algor, Inc.

synopsis: Autodesk, Inc. announced that it has completed the acquisition of ALGOR, Inc., a leading provider of analysis and simulation software. Autodesk announced its intent to purchase ALGOR for $34 million on December 17, 2008.
buyer: Autodesk, Inc. (ADSK:$2,386.30)
Autodesk, Inc., is a world leader in 2D and 3D design software for the manufacturing, building and construction, and media and entertainment markets. Since its introduction of AutoCAD software in 1982, Autodesk has developed the broadest portfolio of state-of-the-art digital prototyping solutions. "
target: Algor, Inc.
ALGOR's software and services enable complex simulations on products ranging from mobile phones and printer cartridges to oil pipelines.
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announced 10/4/2004 via BNC Analysis

ValueAct Capital Partners LP, will acquire MSC.Software Corporation

synopsis: MSC.Software Corp., a maker of mechanical computer-aided engineering software, said Monday that it received a letter from San Francisco-based ValueAct Capital Partners LP stating the firm's interest in taking MSC.Software private for $9 per share in cash.
buyer: ValueAct Capital Partners LP
ValueAct Capital, with offices in San Francisco and Boston and more than $5 billion in investments, seeks to make active strategic-block value investments in a limited number of companies. "
target: MSC.Software Corporation
MSC.Software is the global leader of enterprise simulation solutions, that help companies make money, save time and reduce costs associated with designing and testing manufactured products.
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$310
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closed 5/17/2016 via PR Newswire

Synopsys, Inc., acquired Simpleware Ltd.

synopsis: Synopsys, Inc. announced it has completed its acquisition of Simpleware Ltd., a privately held, leading provider of software products for the conversion of 3D scan data into high-quality computer models used for engineering design and simulation.
buyer: Synopsys, Inc. (SNPS:$3,231.44)
Synopsys, Inc. is the Silicon to Software™ partner for innovative companies developing the electronic products and software applications. Synopsys is a global leader in electronic design automation and semiconductor IP and is also growing its leadership in software quality and security solutions. "
target: Simpleware Ltd.
Simpleware Ltd. is a privately held, leading provider of software products for the conversion of 3D scan data into high-quality computer models used for engineering design and simulation.
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announced 8/7/2019 via PR Newswire

Synopsys, Inc., will acquire QTronic GmbH

synopsis: Synopsys, Inc. will acquire QTronic GmbH, a leader in simulation, test tools, and services for automotive software and systems development headquartered in Germany. When completed, the acquisition will broaden Synopsys' product portfolio of automotive solutions serving the needs of automotive Tier 1 and OEM companies.
buyer: Synopsys, Inc. (SNPS:$3,231.44)
Synopsys, Inc. is the Silicon to Software partner for innovative companies developing electronic products and software applications. Synopsys is a global leader in electronic design automation (EDA) and semiconductor IP and is also growing its leadership in software security and quality solutions. "
target: QTronic GmbH
Germany-based QTronic is a provider of tools for virtual validation of automotive software. Their flagship products include Silver, a virtual Electronic Control Unit platform that transfers development tasks from road and test rigs to PCs, and TestWeaver, an intelligent test automation solution.
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closed 2/8/2018 via PR Newswire

Synopsys, Inc., acquired PhoeniX Software

synopsis: Synopsys, the Silicon to Software partner for innovative companies, completed its acquisition of Netherlands-based PhoeniX Software, a global supplier of photonic chip design solutions. PhoeniX offers software solutions for micro and nano technology corporations including Living Database, a manufacturing execution system for process flow design.
buyer: Synopsys, Inc. (SNPS:$3,231.44)
Synopsys, Inc. is the Silicon to Software partner for innovative companies developing electronic products and software applications. Synopsys is a global leader in electronic design automation and semiconductor IP and is also growing its leadership in software security and quality solutions. "
target: PhoeniX Software
Based in the Netherlands, PhoeniX Software is a global supplier of photonic chip design solutions. PhoeniX offers software solutions for micro and nano technology corporations including Living Database, a manufacturing execution system for process flow design, wafer tracking and data analysis.
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closed 12/11/2017 via BNC Analysis

Synopsys, Inc., acquired Black Duck Software, Inc.

synopsis: Synopsys, Inc. has completed its acquisition of Black Duck Software, a privately held leader in automated solutions for securing and managing open source software. Black Duck's industry-leading products automate the process of identifying and inventorying the open source code, detecting known security vulnerabilities and license compliance issues.
buyer: Synopsys, Inc. (SNPS:$3,231.44)
Synopsys, Inc. is the Silicon to Software™ partner for innovative companies developing electronic products and software applications. Synopsys is a global leader in electronic design automation (EDA) and semiconductor IP and is also growing its leadership in software security and quality solutions. "
target: Black Duck Software, Inc.
Organizations worldwide use Black Duck Software's industry-leading products to automate the processes of securing and managing open source software, eliminating the pain related to security vulnerabilities, open source license compliance and operational risk.
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closed 9/18/2017 via Company Press Release

Synopsys, Inc., acquired QuantumWise A/S

synopsis: Synopsys, a global leader in electronic design automation and semiconductor IP, has acquired QuantumWise, a leading supplier of software tools for atomic-scale modeling of materials. QuantumWise's tools simulate the properties of materials based on fundamental quantum mechanical theories to improve product performance across many applications.
buyer: Synopsys, Inc. (SNPS:$3,231.44)
Synopsys, Inc. is the Silicon to Software™ partner for innovative companies developing the electronic products and software applications. Synopsys is a global leader in electronic design automation and semiconductor IP and is also growing its leadership in software quality and security solutions. "
target: QuantumWise A/S
QuantumWise is a leading supplier of software tools for atomic-scale modeling of materials, with more than 400 commercial and academic customers. Their tools simulate the properties of materials based on fundamental quantum mechanical theories to improve product performance across many applications.
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closed 1/10/2017 via PR Newswire

Synopsys, Inc., acquired Forcheck b.v.

synopsis: Synopsys, Inc. announced it has completed its acquisition of certain assets of Forcheck b.v., a privately held software company based in the Netherlands that provides a static analysis tool for detecting coding defects and anomalies in Fortran applications.
buyer: Synopsys, Inc. (SNPS:$3,231.44)
Synopsys, Inc. is the Silicon to Software™ partner for innovative companies developing the electronic products and software applications. Synopsys is a global leader in electronic design automation and semiconductor IP and is also growing its leadership in software quality and security solutions. "
target: Forcheck b.v.
Forcheck b.v. is a privately held software company based in the Netherlands that performs a static analysis of a Fortran program or separate Fortran program units. Forcheck detects more anomalies than most compilers.
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closed 11/30/2016 via PR Newswire

Synopsys, Inc., acquired Cigital, Inc.

synopsis: Synopsys, Inc. has completed its acquisition of Cigital, a privately held provider of software security managed and professional services. Cigital is a large, global application security firm specializing in professional and managed services for identifying, remediating and preventing vulnerabilities in software applications.
buyer: Synopsys, Inc. (SNPS:$3,231.44)
Synopsys, Inc. is the Silicon to Software™ partner for innovative companies developing the electronic products and software applications. Synopsys is a global leader in electronic design automation and semiconductor IP and is also growing its leadership in software quality and security solutions. "
target: Cigital, Inc.
Cigital, Inc. is the world's leading software security services and products company. Cigital helps organizations launch and mature software security initiatives, as well as design, build, and test secure software through a combination of expert consultants, and more.
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closed 11/30/2016 via PR Newswire

Synopsys, Inc., acquired Codiscope

synopsis: Synopsys, Inc. has completed its acquisition of Codiscope, a 2015 spinoff of Cigital and provider of complementary security tools. Codiscope has transformed the tools and intellectual property created by Cigital into a suite of accessible and streamlined products for a broad population of developers.
buyer: Synopsys, Inc. (SNPS:$3,231.44)
Synopsys, Inc. is the Silicon to Software™ partner for innovative companies developing the electronic products and software applications. Synopsys is a global leader in electronic design automation and semiconductor IP and is also growing its leadership in software quality and security solutions. "
target: Codiscope
Codiscope was established in 2015 as a spin-off of software security services firm Cigital, Inc. with a mission to improve the quality of software everywhere. Codiscope tools fit modern agile development processes by detecting and immediately eliminating vulnerabilities as they're introduced.
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closed 5/23/2016 via PR Newswire

Synopsys, Inc., acquired Gold Standard Simulations Ltd.

synopsis: Synopsys, Inc., a global leader in electronic design automation (EDA) and semiconductor IP, announced it has completed the acquisition of Gold Standard Simulations Ltd. (GSS), a leading provider of TCAD and EDA simulation solutions for design technology co-optimization (DTCO) of advanced process nodes.
buyer: Synopsys, Inc. (SNPS:$3,231.44)
Synopsys, Inc. is the Silicon to Software™ partner for innovative companies developing the electronic products and software applications. Synopsys is a global leader in electronic design automation and semiconductor IP and is also growing its leadership in software quality and security solutions. "
target: Gold Standard Simulations Ltd.
Gold Standard Simulations is a provider of TCAD and EDA simulation solutions for design technology co-optimization of advanced process nodes. GSS is the leader in physical simulation of statistical variability, statistical compact model extraction and generation and statistical circuit simulation.
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closed 5/17/2016 via PR Newswire

Synopsys, Inc., acquired Simpleware Ltd.

synopsis: Synopsys, Inc. announced it has completed its acquisition of Simpleware Ltd., a privately held, leading provider of software products for the conversion of 3D scan data into high-quality computer models used for engineering design and simulation.
buyer: Synopsys, Inc. (SNPS:$3,231.44)
Synopsys, Inc. is the Silicon to Software™ partner for innovative companies developing the electronic products and software applications. Synopsys is a global leader in electronic design automation and semiconductor IP and is also growing its leadership in software quality and security solutions. "
target: Simpleware Ltd.
Simpleware Ltd. is a privately held, leading provider of software products for the conversion of 3D scan data into high-quality computer models used for engineering design and simulation.
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closed 3/2/2016 via PR Newswire

Synopsys, Inc., acquired WinterLogic

synopsis: Synopsys, Inc., the Silicon to Software™ partner for innovative companies developing the electronic products and software applications, has acquired WinterLogic, the technology leader in fault simulation used in automotive, safety and security environments for the design and verification of advanced system on chips.
buyer: Synopsys, Inc. (SNPS:$3,231.44)
Synopsys, Inc. is the Silicon to Software™ partner for innovative companies developing the electronic products and software applications. Synopsys is a global leader in electronic design automation and semiconductor IP and is also growing its leadership in software quality and security solutions. "
target: WinterLogic
WinterLogic is an electronic design automation company that develops software used by semiconductor companies for the design and development of their most advanced integrated circuits and systems on a chip. WinterLogic’s ZOIX is widely recognized as the leading fault simulator on the market.
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closed 12/18/2015 via PR Newswire

Synopsys, Inc., acquired Goanna Software

synopsis: Synopsys, Inc., the Silicon to Software partner for innovative companies developing electronic products and software applications, has acquired Goanna Software, a software company that provides static source code analysis tools for reducing security vulnerabilities, improving code quality, and ensuring compliance with industry coding standards.
buyer: Synopsys, Inc. (SNPS:$3,231.44)
Synopsys, Inc. is the Silicon to Software partner for innovative companies developing the electronic products and software applications. Synopsys is a leader in electronic design automation and semiconductor IP, and in software quality and security testing with its Coverity solutions. "
target: Goanna Software
Goanna Software Pty Ltd (trading as Red Lizard Software), ABN 63 136 479 448, is the leading provider of integrated C/C++ source code analysis tools for mission-critical industries. They are the first company to combine the automated technologies of static analysis and model checking.
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closed 11/6/2015 via PR Newswire

Synopsys, Inc., acquired Protecode

synopsis: Synopsys, Inc., a global leader in electronic design automation and semiconductor IP, has acquired Protecode, a privately held Canadian software company that provides solutions for detecting and managing open source software and the associated license and security risks.
buyer: Synopsys, Inc. (SNPS:$3,231.44)
Synopsys, Inc. is the Silicon to Software partner for innovative companies developing the electronic products and software applications. Synopsys is a leader in electronic design automation and semiconductor IP, and in software quality and security testing with its Coverity solutions. "
target: Protecode
Protecode Incorporated is a software company specializing in open source licensing and vulnerability management products and audit services. Protecode products help organizations implement a structured open source software adoption and management process.
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closed 6/29/2015 via PR Newswire

Synopsys, Inc., acquired Elliptic Technologies

synopsis: Synopsys, Inc. announced that it has acquired Elliptic Technologies, a leading provider of security IP cores and software solutions for mobile, automotive, digital home, Internet of Things (IoT) and cloud computing applications. Elliptic's products have been used by leading semiconductor and OEM companies across a wide range of markets.
buyer: Synopsys, Inc. (SNPS:$3,231.44)
Synopsys, Inc. is the Silicon to Software partner for innovative companies developing the electronic products and software applications. Synopsys is a leader in electronic design automation and semiconductor IP, and in software quality and security testing with its Coverity solutions. "
target: Elliptic Technologies
Elliptic Technologies is a leading provider of security solutions for the connected world for chipset vendors, device manufacturers, service and content providers.
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announced 6/7/2015 via PR Newswire

Synopsys, Inc., will acquire SpyGlass

synopsis: Synopsys, Inc. has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Atrenta Inc., a privately held provider of SoC realization solutions for the semiconductor and consumer electronics industries. Atrenta's SpyGlass®, GenSys® and BugScope® solutions focus on driving efficiencies in SoC design and verification.
buyer: Synopsys, Inc. (SNPS:$3,231.44)
Synopsys, Inc. is the Silicon to Software partner for innovative companies developing electronic products and software applications. Synopsys is a global leader in electronic design automation and semiconductor IP as well as software quality and security testing with its Coverity® solutions. "
target: SpyGlass
Atrenta’s SpyGlass® Predictive Analysis software platform significantly improves design efficiency for the world’s leading semiconductor and consumer electronics companies. It provides early design insight into the demanding performance, power and area requirements of the complex system on chips.
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closed 6/29/2015 via PR Newswire

Synopsys, Inc., acquired Codenomicon Ltd

synopsis: Synopsys, Inc. has acquired Codenomicon, a software security company that focuses on software embedded in devices. Codenomicon provides a suite of next-generation solutions that help forge a better path to total defense. Individually, these solutions provide new layers of security testing, robustness, intelligence and collaboration.
buyer: Synopsys, Inc. (SNPS:$3,231.44)
Synopsys, Inc. is the Silicon to Software partner for innovative companies developing the electronic products and software applications. Synopsys is a leader in electronic design automation and semiconductor IP, and in software quality and security testing with its Coverity solutions. "
target: Codenomicon Ltd
Codenomican is a leader in advancing security and robustness. Their solutions work to strenghten business performance by addressing the weakest security links. Codenomican develops systems that are built for optimal security to strength the Core of systems, networks and complex infrastructures.
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closed 5/15/2014 via PR Newswire

Coverity, Inc., acquired Kalistick SAS

synopsis: Coverity, Inc., a Synopsys company, announced it has completed the acquisition of Kalistick, a provider of cloud-based software solutions that boost testing efficiency by enabling software development organizations to easily identify and prioritize which critical tests need to be run by Quality Assurance (QA).
buyer parent: Synopsys, Inc.
buyer: Coverity, Inc.
Coverity’s award-winning development testing platform helps developers create and deliver better software, faster, by automatically testing source code for software defects that could lead to product crashes, unexpected behavior, security breaches or catastrophic system failure. "
target: Kalistick SAS
Kalistick is a provider of cloud-based software solutions that boost testing efficiency by enabling software development organizations to easily identify and prioritize which critical tests need to be run by Quality Assurance (QA).
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closed 2/7/2014 via PR Newswire

Synopsys, Inc., acquired Target Compiler Technologies

synopsis: Synopsys, Inc., a global leader providing software, IP and services used to accelerate innovation in chips and electronic systems, announced it has completed the acquisition of Target Compiler Technologies, a provider software tools to design and program application-specific instruction-set processors.
buyer: Synopsys, Inc. (SNPS:$3,231.44)
Synopsys, Inc. is a world leader in electronic design automation, supplying the global electronics market with the software, intellectual property and services used in semiconductor design, verification and manufacturing. "
target: Target Compiler Technologies
Target Compiler Technologies is the leading provider of retargetable software tools for the design, programming, and verification of application-specific processors (ASIPs). ASIPs are key building blocks of both single-core and multi-core systems-on-chip (SoCs) that power today’s electronic systems.
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closed 12/2/2012 via PR Newswire

Synopsys, Inc., acquired SpringSoft, Inc.

synopsis: Synopsys, a global leader providing software, IP and services used to accelerate innovation in chips and electronic systems, has completed the acquisition of SpringSoft, a global supplier of specialized IC design software headquartered in Hsinchu, Taiwan, through a follow-on merger to acquire all of the remaining outstanding shares of SpringSoft.
buyer: Synopsys, Inc. (SNPS:$3,231.44)
Synopsys, Inc. is a world leader in electronic design automation, supplying the global electronics market with the software, intellectual property and services used in semiconductor design, verification and manufacturing. "
target: SpringSoft, Inc.
SpringSoft is a global supplier of specialized automation technologies that accelerate engineers during the design, verification and debug of complex Synopsys, analog and mixed-signal ICs, ASICs, microprocessors, and SoCs.
price ($mm)[EV]
$393 [$285]
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$80
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$28
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3.6x
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10.2x
closed 7/31/2012 via PR Newswire

Synopsys, Inc., acquired Ciranova

synopsis: Synopsys, Inc. announced that it has completed the acquisition of Ciranova, a privately held electronic design automation company focused on delivering productivity improvements in custom IC design by reducing the time and effort needed to develop transistor-level layout on advanced nodes.
buyer: Synopsys, Inc. (SNPS:$3,231.44)
Synopsys, Inc. is a world leader in electronic design automation, supplying the global electronics market with the software, intellectual property and services used in semiconductor design, verification and manufacturing. "
target: Ciranova
Ciranova, Inc. operates as an electronic design automation company. It focuses on building interoperable tools for custom chip designers to create new and/or migrate legacy analog IP.
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closed 5/9/2012 via PR Newswire

Synopsys, Inc., acquired RSoft Design Group, Inc.

synopsis: Synopsys, Inc., a world leader in software and IP used in the design, verification and manufacture of electronic components and systems, announced it has completed the acquisition of privately held RSoft Design Group, Inc., a leading provider of photonics design and simulation software headquartered in Ossining, New York.
buyer: Synopsys, Inc. (SNPS:$3,231.44)
Synopsys, Inc. is a world leader in electronic design automation, supplying the global electronics market with the software, intellectual property and services used in semiconductor design, verification and manufacturing. "
target: RSoft Design Group, Inc.
RSoft Design Group, Inc.'s software is used to design and optimize optical telecommunications components, as well as in the design and simulation of complete optical telecommunication systems and networks.
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closed 6/28/2017 via Market Wire

Verific Design Automation, acquired Invionics Software Inc.

synopsis: Verific Design Automation, the recognized leader of SystemVerilog, VHDL and UPF Parser Platforms in production and development use throughout the semiconductor industry, announced it acquired the INVIO product line from Invionics Software. Invionics Software provides electronic design automation (EDA) tools and flows.
buyer: Verific Design Automation
Verific Design Automation, with offices in Alameda, Calif., and Kolkata, India, provides SystemVerilog, Verilog, VHDL and UPF Parser Platforms that enable project groups to develop advanced electronic design automation (EDA) products quickly and cost effectively. "
target: Invionics Software Inc.
Invionics Software provides electronic design automation (EDA) tools and flows through their INVIO product line. Their products include IC design tools, hardware IP and EDA development platforms.
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announced 6/14/2017 via Company Press Release

Paripath will be merged with Silvaco, Inc.,

synopsis: Silvaco, Inc., a leading electronic design automation provider of software tools, has agreed to merge with Paripath, Inc., an electronic design automation software company. Paripath provides software and services for standard cell characterization, custom cell characterization, memory characterization and IP characterization.
buyer: Silvaco, Inc.
Silvaco, Inc. is a leading Electronic Design Automation provider of software tools used for process and device development and for analog/mixed-signal, power IC and memory design. Silvaco has enabled customers to bring products to market at reduced cost and in the shortest time. "
target: Paripath
Paripath, Inc. is an electronic design automation software company. Paripath provides software and services for standard cell characterization, custom cell characterization, memory characterization and IP characterization.
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closed 6/28/2016 via Company Press Release

Autodesk, Inc., acquired CAD-Software EAGLE

synopsis: Premier Farnell announces that, together with its wholly owned subsidiary Celdis Limited, it has completed the sale of Cadsoft Computer GmbH and the assets used in connection with the sale of Cadsoft products in the US to a subsidiary of Autodesk Inc. Cadsoft is a software development business that produces electronics design software.
buyer: Autodesk, Inc. (ADSK:$2,386.30)
Autodesk, Inc., is a leader in 3D design, engineering and entertainment software. Autodesk continues to develop the broadest portfolio of 3D software for global markets across the manufacturing, architecture, building, construction, and media and entertainment industries. "
target parent: Premier Farnell plc
target: CAD-Software EAGLE
CadSoft Computer GmbH and CadSoft Computer US (a trading division of Newark Corporation) are part of Premier Farnell plc. group of companies. CadSoft specializes in the development of the popular CAD-Software EAGLE used by design engineers worldwide for more than 25 years.
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closed 6/2/2016 via Company Press Release

InfiniScale S.A., acquired edXact

synopsis: Silvaco, Inc. announced its wholly owned French subsidiary, Infiniscale SA, a leading provider of EDA solutions for variation-aware design of standard cells, memory, analog/RF and mixed-signal products, has acquired a majority stake in edXact, an innovator in parasitic reduction for integrated circuits.
buyer parent: Silvaco, Inc.
buyer: InfiniScale S.A.
Grenoble, France-based Infiniscale SA is a leading provider of EDA solutions for variation-aware design of standard cells, memory, analog/RF and mixed-signal products. Its products include ICLys and CALys. "
target: edXact
EdXact develops and markets electronic design automation tools for physical verification applications. The company provides a suite of software solutions for complex integrated circuit and system-on-chip (SOC) designs to physical verification teams in microelectronics and semiconductor industries.
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closed 12/16/2015 via Company Press Release

Silvaco, Inc., acquired InfiniScale S.A.

synopsis: Silvaco, Inc., a leading EDA provider of software tools used for process and device development and for analog/mixed-signal, power IC and memory design, announced the acquisition of Grenoble, France-based Infiniscale SA, a leading provider of EDA solutions for variation-aware design of standard cells, memory, analog/RF and mixed-signal products.
buyer: Silvaco, Inc.
Silvaco, headquartered in Santa Clara, California, is the leading supplier of Technology Computer Aided Design (TCAD) software, and a major supplier of Electronic Design Automation (EDA) software for circuit simulation and design of analog, mixed-signal and RF integrated circuits. "
target: InfiniScale S.A.
Grenoble, France-based Infiniscale SA is a leading provider of EDA solutions for variation-aware design of standard cells, memory, analog/RF and mixed-signal products. Its products include ICLys and CALys.
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closed 3/19/2015 via Company Press Release

Silvaco, Inc., acquired Invarian, Inc.

synopsis: Silvaco, Inc., a leading provider of TCAD, circuit simulation, and IC CAD software tools, announced that it has acquired Invarian, Inc., a recognized leader in block-level to full-chip sign-off analysis for complex, high-performance integrated circuits (ICs).
buyer: Silvaco, Inc.
Silvaco, headquartered in Santa Clara, California, is the leading supplier of Technology Computer Aided Design (TCAD) software, and a major supplier of Electronic Design Automation (EDA) software for circuit simulation and design of analog, mixed-signal and RF integrated circuits. "
target: Invarian, Inc.
Invarian delivers a suite of tools devised for accurate and effective analysis of designs from IP to block to chip level designs.
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closed 5/27/2013 via Reuters

Mentor Graphics Corporation, purchased Photomask & Lithography Software Products from SoftJin Technologies Private Limited

synopsis: Mentor Graphics Corporation, a US-based technology firm, has acquired the photomask and lithography related software products business of Bangalore-based SoftJin Technologies Pvt Ltd for an undisclosed amount.
buyer: Mentor Graphics Corporation (MENT:$1,282.47)
Mentor Graphics Corporation is a world leader in electronic hardware and software design solutions, providing products, consulting services and award-winning support for the world’s most successful electronic, semiconductor and systems companies. "
seller: SoftJin Technologies Private Limited
SoftJin's photomask and lithography related software products includes all SoftJin's Post Layout Electronic Design Automation (EDA) software products: Nirmaan Software Development Toolkit, NxDAT Defect Analysis Tool and NxMDP Mask Data Preparation Tool Suite.
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closed 2/22/2012 via PR Newswire

Synopsys, Inc., acquired Magma Design Automation Inc

synopsis: Synopsys, Inc., a world leader in software and IP used in the design, verification and manufacture of electronic components and systems, has completed its acquisition of Magma® Design Automation Inc., a provider of chip design software headquartered in San Jose, California.
buyer: Synopsys, Inc. (SNPS:$3,231.44)
Synopsys, Inc. is a world leader in electronic design automation, supplying the global electronics market with the software, intellectual property and services used in semiconductor design, verification and manufacturing. "
target: Magma Design Automation Inc (LAVA:$139.29)
Magma Design Automation develops software for electronic design automation, enabling integrated circuit designers to meet critical time-to-market objectives, improve chip performance and handle multimillion-gate designs.
price ($mm)[EV]
$516 [$490]
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$146
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$18
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28.4x
closed 9/24/2009 via AP - Associated Press

Premier Farnell plc, acquired CadSoft Computer GmbH

synopsis: Premier Farnell plc, the leading multi-channel, high service distributor supporting millions of engineers and purchasing professionals worldwide, announces the acquisition of CadSoft Computer GmbH, a well established market leader for over 20 years, and its EAGLE™ brand of electronic design engineer CAD software.
buyer: Premier Farnell plc
Premier Farnell plc is a leading high service, multi-channel distributor of electronic, and industrial products and specialist services. It goes to market with a stocked range of 450,000+ products, and access to 4,000,000 more items from 3,500 top manufacturers. "
target: CadSoft Computer GmbH
CadSoft Computer GmbH are the makers of the EAGLE™ brand of electronic design engineer CAD software.
price ($mm)[EV]
$10 [$10]
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closed 3/17/2009 via BusinessWire

SpringSoft, Inc., acquired Certess, Inc.

synopsis: SpringSoft, Inc., a global supplier of specialized IC design software, announced that it has completed the acquisition of Certess, Inc., creators of the Certitude™ Functional Qualification solution.
buyer: SpringSoft, Inc.
Headquartered in Hsinchu, Taiwan, Springsoft is the largest Electronic Design Automation (EDA) company based in Asia, and the first to be publically traded. Springsoft pioneered the debug automation technology underlying the Novas product line, introducing the Debussy® debug system in 1997. "
target: Certess, Inc.
Certess, Inc. is the only electronic design automation company providing functional qualification products for companies that create and integrate complex design blocks for systems on a chip (SoCs) or intellectual property (IP).
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$13
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closed 12/5/2018 via Company Press Release

Siemens PLM Software, acquired COMSA GmbH

synopsis: Siemens announced it has acquired COMSA Computer und Software GmbH, a Munich-based company which develops software for electrical systems design and wire harness engineering. Its LDorado suite is the leader in automotive harness design and engineering software in Germany.
buyer parent: Siemens AG
buyer: Siemens PLM Software
Siemens PLM Software, a business unit of the Siemens Digital Factory Division, is a leading global provider of product lifecycle management (PLM) and manufacturing operations management (MOM) software, systems and services with over 15 million licensed seats and more than 140,000 customers. "
target: COMSA GmbH
COMSA Computer und Software GmbH is a Munich-based company which develops software for electrical systems design and wire harness engineering.
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closed 7/9/2014 via Company Press Release

Mentor Graphics Corporation, acquired XS Embedded GmbH

synopsis: Mentor Graphics Corporation announced the acquisition of XS Embedded GmbH, a technology leader in the creation of automotive system architectures and hardware reference platforms. XSe has over ten years of direct experience in the automotive electronics design industry across twenty automotive programs that combine hardware and software expertise.
buyer: Mentor Graphics Corporation (MENT:$1,282.47)
Mentor Graphics Corporation is a world leader in electronic hardware and software design solutions, providing products, consulting services and award-winning support for the world’s most successful electronic, semiconductor and systems companies. "
target: XS Embedded GmbH
XS Embedded specializes in development of future technologies in the field of embedded systems. The central business segments consist of development and services within the markets of the automotive industry, medical engineering, consumer electronics and within additional submarkets.
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closed 10/10/2019 via GlobeNewswire

Altair Engineering Inc., acquired Polliwog Co. Ltd.

synopsis: Altair, a global technology company providing solutions in product development, high-performance computing and data analytics, announced the acquisition of Polliwog Co. Ltd., a high-tech software company based near Seoul, providing EDA software to the rapidly growing electronics industry.
buyer: Altair Engineering Inc. (ALTR:$430.93)
Altair is a global technology company that provides software and cloud solutions in the areas of product development, high performance computing and data intelligence. It enables organizations to compete more effectively in a connected world while creating a more sustainable future. "
target: Polliwog Co. Ltd.
Established in 2000, Polliwog has provided the global electronics industry with unique sets of Electronic Design Automation software allowing the users to efficiently verify and evaluate their product designs. They are based in South Korea.
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$27*
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closed 9/16/2015 via PR Newswire

Mentor Graphics Corporation, acquired Calypto Design Systems, Inc.

synopsis: Mentor Graphics Corporation, a company that deals in electronic hardware and software design solutions, providing products and consulting services, announced that it has acquired Calypto Design Systems, Inc., a company that provides power optimization and functional verification products.
buyer: Mentor Graphics Corporation (MENT:$1,282.47)
Mentor Graphics Corporation is a world leader in electronic hardware and software design solutions, providing products, consulting services and award-winning support for the world’s most successful electronic, semiconductor and systems companies. "
target: Calypto Design Systems, Inc.
Calypto Design Systems provides power optimization and functional verification products. The company, with headquarters in San Jose, California, has offices in Japan, India, Europe, and North America.
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closed 1/6/2014 via BusinessWire

Autodesk, Inc., acquired Circuits.io

synopsis: Autodesk, Inc., a leader in 3D design, engineering and entertainment software, has completed the acquisition of technology and the development team of Circuits.io, a web-based app and connected community for designing and simulating electronic circuits.
buyer: Autodesk, Inc. (ADSK:$2,386.30)
Autodesk, Inc., is a leader in 3D design, engineering and entertainment software. Customers across the manufacturing, architecture, building, construction, and media and entertainment industries use Autodesk software to design, visualize, and simulate their ideas. "
target: Circuits.io
Circuits.io is an in-your-browser circuit design tool, that makes it fun and easy to design, share and produce electronic circuits.
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closed 2/28/2010 via BNC Analysis

Primary Capital Ltd., acquired AMTECH Power Software Ltd.

synopsis: Mid-market investor Primary Capital has acquired Amtech Group from HSBC Private Equity for £35 million. The sale takes the form of a management buy-out, with £15 million in senior debt finance provided by Lloyds TSB Corporate Markets Acquisition Finance.
buyer: Primary Capital Ltd.
Primary Capital Limited is a private equity and venture capital firm specializing in middle market management buyouts and buyins. The firm also invests in early stage transactions including expansion and development capital in exceptional situations. "
target parent: HSBC Holdings Plc.
target: AMTECH Power Software Ltd.
AMTECH is a global leader providing software solutions for engineers. With a comprehensive range of quality products, AMTECH has thousands of customers worldwide.
price ($mm)
$52
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closed 11/5/2009 via PR Newswire

Intergraph Corporation, purchased SIGRAPH(R) from TCS Süssen GmbH

synopsis: Intergraph® has acquired the SIGRAPH® business unit from Technische Computer Systeme Sussen GmbH (TCS). The acquisition includes SIGRAPH.CAE®, an innovative software application for electrical and process control engineering with a significant market presence in the global oil and gas, metals and power industries.
buyer parent: Hellman & Friedman LLC
buyer: Intergraph Corporation
Intergraph is a global provider of engineering and geospatial software that enables customers to visualize complex data. Businesses and governments rely on Intergraph's industry-specific software to organize vast amounts of data into understandable visual representations and actionable intelligence."
seller: TCS Süssen GmbH
Since 1981, TCS Sussen GmbH has been focused on universal IT-CAE/DMS business solutions for the process and discrete industries. Headquartered in Sussen, Germany, TCS is a CAE/DMS technology company for Electrical Engineering Solutions (EES).
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closed 10/24/2006 via BusinessWire

Mentor Graphics Corporation, acquired Summit Design, Inc.

synopsis: Mentor Graphics Corporation has completed an acquisition of Summit Design, a leader in ESL (Electronic System Level) design solutions. The acquisition solidifies Mentor’s lead position of the emerging ESL design space by being the first EDA company with a complete solution in all three categories of ESL tool space.
buyer: Mentor Graphics Corporation (MENT:$1,282.47)
Mentor Graphics Corporation is a world leader in electronic hardware and software design solutions, providing products, consulting services and award-winning support for the world’s most successful electronics and semiconductor companies. "
target: Summit Design, Inc.
Summit Design, Inc. is the electronic design automation company that pioneered the field of electronic system-level design. They deliver engineering software products for the design, analysis, verification, and management of complex electronic systems and semiconductor intellectual property.
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closed 9/28/2017 via GlobeNewswire

Altair Engineering Inc., acquired Runtime Design Automation

synopsis: Altair has acquired Runtime Design Automation, a technology company specializing in scalable solutions for high performance computing. Runtime primarily serves customers leveraging electronic design automation tools to design semiconductor devices such as CPUs, GPUs, chipsets, and System on Chip integrated circuits.
buyer: Altair Engineering Inc. (ALTR:$430.93)
Altair is focused on the development and broad application of simulation technology to synthesize and optimize designs, processes and decisions for improved business performance. Today, Altair serves more than 5,000 corporate clients across broad industry segments. "
target: Runtime Design Automation
Runtime Design Automation is a technology company specializing in scalable solutions for high performance computing. Runtime primarily serves customers leveraging electronic design automation tools to design semiconductor devices such as CPUs, GPUs, chipsets, and System on Chip integrated circuits.
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closed 6/16/2014 via PR Newswire

Cadence Design Systems, acquired Jasper Design Automation Inc.

synopsis: Cadence Design Systems, Inc., a leader in global electronic design innovation, announced that it has completed the acquisition of Jasper Design Automation, Inc., a market and technology leader in the fast-growing formal analysis sector.
buyer: Cadence Design Systems (CDNS:$1,738.59)
Cadence Design Systems, Inc. develops electronic design automation software and hardware for worldwide. Its products and services are used to design and develop integrated circuits (ICs), and electronics systems. "
target: Jasper Design Automation Inc.
Jasper Design Automation is a privately-held Electronic Design Automation (EDA) company leveraging formal technologies to deliver high value/high ROI solutions for the design and verification of electronic systems and semiconductors.
price ($mm)
$170
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PTC Inc.
PTC Inc.
PTC is a global provider of technology platforms and solutions that transform how companies create, operate, and service the “things” in the Internet of Things. The company’s ThingWorx® platform gives developers the tools they need to capture, analyze, and capitalize on the vast amounts of data.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$1,255.63
EBITDA ($mm)
$195.09
EBIT ($mm)
$117.27
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
6048
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Ticker: ECOM
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
ChannelAdvisor
ChannelAdvisor
ChannelAdvisor is a leading provider of cloud-based e-commerce solutions that enable retailers and manufacturers to integrate, manage and optimize their merchandise sales across hundreds of online channels including Amazon, Google, eBay, Facebook and more.
year
2017
rev ($mm)
$115.18
EBITDA ($mm)
($7.42)
EBIT ($mm)
($14.90)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
697
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Ticker: LEON
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
LION bioscience AG
At the heart of LION’s offering is SRS, the world’s leading integration software for biological data, which seamlessly integrates information from hundreds of publicly available databases with in-house research data.
year
2004
rev ($mm)
$32.30
EBITDA ($mm)
($57.50)
EBIT ($mm)
($76.30)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
0
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Ticker: TSXV:TKX
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
TrackX Inc.
TrackX Inc.
TrackX, based in Denver, Colorado, is an enterprise Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) software platform provider leveraging multiple auto-ID technologies for the comprehensive management of physical assets. TrackX’s Global Asset Management for the Enterprise (G.A.M.E.) enables the IIoT.
year
2017
rev ($mm)
$2.87
EBITDA ($mm)
($3.27)
EBIT ($mm)
($3.34)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
13
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Ticker: TSXV:OEE
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Memex Automation
Astrix Networks Inc., operating under the trade name Memex Automation, is a leading Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) technology platform provider that connects to any machine and delivers real-time manufacturing productivity metrics.
year
2015
rev ($mm)
$1.03
EBITDA ($mm)
($1.70)
EBIT ($mm)
($1.72)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
7
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Ticker: CNSX:PHGI
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Premier Health Group Inc.
Premier Health is strategically poised to take advantage of business opportunities in the global health care industry. Their subsidiary, HealthVue, is focused on developing proprietary technology to deliver quality healthcare through the combination of telemedicine and artificial intelligence (AI).
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$2.54
EBITDA ($mm)
($3.17)
EBIT ($mm)
($3.19)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
0
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Ticker: GS:MTLS
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Materialise Dental N.V.
Materialise Dental N.V.
Materialise Dental offers planning and simulation software tools under the SimPlant brand. These tools enable implantologists and oral surgeons to scientifically plan dental implant surgery on an interactive basis.
year
2014
rev ($mm)
$86.16
EBITDA ($mm)
$5.18
EBIT ($mm)
$0.35
Net Income ($mm)
$2.18
Employees
958
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Ticker: NATI
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
National Instruments Corporation
National Instruments Corporation
National Instruments ("NI") is transforming the way engineers and scientists design, prototype and deploy systems for measurement, automation and embedded applications. NI empowers customers with off-the-shelf software such as NI LabVIEW and modular cost-effective hardware.
year
2010
rev ($mm)
$873.22
EBITDA ($mm)
$167.21
EBIT ($mm)
$128.31
Net Income ($mm)
$109.12
Employees
5280
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Ticker: ALTR
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Altair Engineering Inc.
Altair Engineering Inc.
Altair transforms design and decision making by applying simulation, machine learning and optimization throughout product life cycles. Their broad portfolio of simulation technology and patented units-based software licensing model enable Simulation-Driven Innovation for their customers.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$430.93
EBITDA ($mm)
$18.09
EBIT ($mm)
($1.59)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
2850
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Ticker: ASX:ALU
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Altium Ltd.
Altium Ltd.
Altium creates the tools designers need to help them make the most of modern technologies, successfully manage projects, and deliver connected, intelligent products.
year
2017
rev ($mm)
$110.90
EBITDA ($mm)
$35.80
EBIT ($mm)
$32.00
Net Income ($mm)
$28.10
Employees
403
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Ticker: SNPS
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Synopsys, Inc.
Synopsys, Inc.
Synopsys, Inc. is the Silicon to Software partner for innovative companies developing the electronic products and software applications. Synopsys is a leader in electronic design automation and semiconductor IP, and in software quality and security testing with its Coverity solutions.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$3,231.44
EBITDA ($mm)
$561.33
EBIT ($mm)
$421.57
Net Income ($mm)
$605.46
Employees
13245
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Ticker: CDNS
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Cadence Design Systems
Cadence Design Systems
Cadence Design Systems, Inc. develops electronic design automation software and hardware for worldwide. Its products and services are used to design and develop integrated circuits (ICs), and electronics systems.
year
2016
rev ($mm)
$1,738.59
EBITDA ($mm)
$428.88
EBIT ($mm)
$308.92
Net Income ($mm)
$266.72
Employees
6700
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Ticker: NATI
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
National Instruments Corporation
National Instruments Corporation
National Instruments ("NI") is transforming the way engineers and scientists design, prototype and deploy systems for measurement, automation and embedded applications. NI empowers customers with off-the-shelf software such as NI LabVIEW and modular cost-effective hardware.
year
2010
rev ($mm)
$873.22
EBITDA ($mm)
$167.21
EBIT ($mm)
$128.31
Net Income ($mm)
$109.12
Employees
5280
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Ticker: ALTR
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Altair Engineering Inc.
Altair Engineering Inc.
Altair transforms design and decision making by applying simulation, machine learning and optimization throughout product life cycles. Their broad portfolio of simulation technology and patented units-based software licensing model enable Simulation-Driven Innovation for their customers.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$430.93
EBITDA ($mm)
$18.09
EBIT ($mm)
($1.59)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
2850
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Ticker: ASX:ALU
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Altium Ltd.
Altium Ltd.
Altium creates the tools designers need to help them make the most of modern technologies, successfully manage projects, and deliver connected, intelligent products.
year
2017
rev ($mm)
$110.90
EBITDA ($mm)
$35.80
EBIT ($mm)
$32.00
Net Income ($mm)
$28.10
Employees
403
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Ticker: TSE:6947
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Zuken Inc.
Zuken's proprietary software and services have provided wide-reaching support for various manufacturing processes. These software and services are utilized by corporations across the globe engaged in the development of electronics, automobiles, industrial machinery and other cutting-edge products.
year
2018
rev ($mm)
$233.05
EBITDA ($mm)
$33.46
EBIT ($mm)
$25.82
Net Income ($mm)
$19.65
Employees
1267
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Ticker: ANSS
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
ANSYS, Inc.
ANSYS, Inc.
ANSYS is the global leader of engineering simulation software. ANSYS brings clarity and insight to customers' complex design challenges through fast, accurate and reliable engineering simulation. Their technology enables organizations to predict that their products will thrive in the real world.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$1,390.62
EBITDA ($mm)
$554.57
EBIT ($mm)
$501.54
Net Income ($mm)
$438.48
Employees
3800
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Ticker: ENXTPA:DSY
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Dassault Systemes SA
Dassault Systemes SA
Dassault Systèmes, the 3DEXPERIENCE Company, provides business and people with virtual universes to imagine sustainable innovations. Its world-leading solutions transform the way products are designed, produced, and supported.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$4,052.43
EBITDA ($mm)
$1,120.87
EBIT ($mm)
$941.30
Net Income ($mm)
$665.29
Employees
17574
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Ticker: ENXTBR:AGFB
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Agfa Group
Agfa is a Belgian-German multinational corporation that develops, manufactures, and distributes analogue and digital imaging products and systems, as well as IT solutions.
year
2017
rev ($mm)
$3,012.33
EBITDA ($mm)
$212.08
EBIT ($mm)
$155.36
Net Income ($mm)
$45.62
Employees
9840
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