Like Invarian, Inc.

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 5/4/2022 via PR Newswire

ANSYS, Inc., acquired Motor Design Limited

synopsis: Ansys, the global leader in engineering simulation, has acquired Motor Design Limited (MDL), a world leader in developing advanced software tools for electric machine design. MDL's Motor-CAD is a class-leading motor design software solution that supports electric machine designers at aerospace, automotive and industrial companies.
buyer: ANSYS, Inc. (ANSS:$1,906.72)
Ansys is the global leader in engineering simulation. By offering the best and broadest portfolio of engineering simulation software, Ansys helps companies solve the most complex design challenges and create products limited only by imagination. "
target: Motor Design Limited
Motor Design Limited (MDL) is a world leader in developing advanced software tools for electric machine design. MDL's Motor-CAD is a class-leading motor design software solution that supports electric machine designers at aerospace, automotive and industrial companies.
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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:$4,386.40)
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 11/20/2018 via BusinessWire

PTC Inc., acquired Frustum Inc.

synopsis: PTC announced that it has acquired Frustum, a company that offers patented desktop and cloud-based engineering software that enables designers and engineers to go beyond the limits of their personal experience by leveraging powerful AI capabilities that guide the discovery of high-performance, next-generation product designs.
buyer: PTC Inc. (PTC:$1,835.83)
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 (IoT). "
target: Frustum Inc.
Frustum offers patented desktop and cloud-based engineering software that enables designers and engineers to go beyond the limits of their personal experience by leveraging powerful AI capabilities that guide the discovery of high-performance, next-generation product designs.
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closed 8/12/2020 via Company Press Release

Cadence Design Systems, acquired inspectAR

synopsis: Cadence Design Systems, a leader in electronic design automation software and services, has acquired inspectAR, a Canadian augmented reality (AR) tool that accelerates the development, assembly and reworking of circuit boards. inspectAR uses AR to map out complicated electronics, labelling a circuit board’s schematics on a screen in real-time.
buyer: Cadence Design Systems (CDNS:$3,153.98)
Cadence enables global electronic design innovation and plays a role in integrated circuits and electronics. Customers use Cadence software, hardware, IP and services to design and verify advanced semiconductors, consumer electronics, networking and telecommunications equipment and computer systems."
target: inspectAR
inspectAR is a Canadian augmented reality (AR) tool that accelerates the development, assembly, debugging and reworking of circuit boards. inspectAR uses AR to map out complicated electronics, labelling a circuit board’s schematics on a screen in real-time.
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announced 12/6/2016 via GlobeNewswire

GTS GmbH will be merged with Silvaco, Inc.,

synopsis: Silvaco, Inc. announced it has agreed to merge with Global TCAD Solutions, GTS. GTS is a TCAD specialist, based in Vienna, Austria, providing powerful and sophisticated yet efficient-to-use software for device and circuit simulation. GTS is a leading TCAD provider of products and services for process and device development.
buyer: Silvaco, Inc.
Silvaco, Inc. is a leading EDA 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: GTS GmbH
Global TCAD Solutions is a leading TCAD provider of products and services for process and device development. GTS offers classical TCAD as well as advanced models dedicated to study and optimize performance, variability, and reliability of n14, n7, and sub-n7 technologies.
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closed 1/21/2021 via BusinessWire

Silvaco, Inc., acquired Polyteda Cloud LLC

synopsis: Silvaco, Inc., a leading supplier of EDA software and design IP, announced that it has completed the acquisition of Polyteda Cloud LLC, a Ukraine-based company that develops electronic design automation (EDA) software for physical verification.
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: Polyteda Cloud LLC
Polyteda Cloud LLC develops electronic design automation (EDA) software for physical verification. It runs as сross-platform software and has been successfully tested to run in a cloud environment including Amazon AWS and is ready for portation to a private cloud on demand.
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closed 10/17/2018 via GlobeNewswire

Altair Engineering Inc., acquired SimSolid

synopsis: Altair has acquired SIMSOLID, a company that provides structural analysis software developed specifically for design engineers. SIMSOLID’s unique approach works directly on large CAD assemblies and complex part geometry and does not use a mesh.
buyer: Altair Engineering Inc. (ALTR:$541.80)
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. "
target: SimSolid
SIMSOLID is structural analysis software developed specifically for design engineers. SIMSOLID’s unique approach works directly on large CAD assemblies and complex part geometry and does not use a mesh.
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closed 8/28/2017 via BNC Analysis

Altium Ltd., acquired Upverter

synopsis: Electronic design software company Altium Limited announced that it has acquired Upverter, Inc., the developer of the world's first fully-cloud, fully- collaborative electronics design system. Based in Toronto, Canada Upverter's entire team of engineers, including its CEO and Co-Founder Zak Homuth, will join Altium.
buyer: Altium Ltd. (ASX:ALU:$110.90)
Altium Limited is a multinational software corporation headquartered in San Diego, California, that focuses on electronics design systems for 3D PCB design and embedded system development. "
target: Upverter
Upverter is building browser-based electronic design tools focused on collaboration and usability. Specifically Upverter is building web-based, collaborative schematic capture and PCB layout software aimed at hobbyists, students and the open source hardware community.
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closed 12/15/2021 via Company Press Release

Orchestra Group, acquired Netformx

synopsis: Israel-based Orchestra Group has acquired Netformx, a provider of innovative solutions to simplify IT sales complexity and increase seller profitability. The acquisition will expand Orchestra’s information security platform to discovering network vulnerabilities and increase the company's global footprint.
buyer: Orchestra Group
Orchestra Group is an Israeli cybersecurity company. Their mission is to change the way cyber security is consumed by providing a top-down, business-oriented approach. Orchestra seeks out best-of-breed solutions to enhance their cyber security policy-as-code platform. "
target: Netformx
Netformx cloud-based applications simplify how Cisco Partners and IT Solution Providers can increase profitability from Cisco programs and more throughout the sales cycle. Netformx users leverage its Application Suite to offer a better customer experience through optimized and accurate proposals.
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closed 7/2/2021 via PR Web

Gamma Technologies, acquired PowerForge

synopsis: Gamma Technologies (GT), a global leader and innovator in multi-physics system simulation software, has acquired Power Design Technologies SAS (PDT) of Toulouse, France, pioneers in engineering software for power electronics and makers of PowerForge, an innovative SaaS offering for power converter design.
buyer: Gamma Technologies
Gamma Technologies (GT) develops and licenses GT-SUITE, a leading multi-physics CAE simulation software. GT-SUITE includes a complete library of physics-based modeling templates covering fluid flow, thermal systems, mechanics, electrics, magnetics, chemistry, and controls. "
target: PowerForge
Based in France, Power Design Technologies (PDT) is an electrical engineering software publisher specialized in power electronics. PDT's PowerForge solution offers a unique platform for efficient power converter design early in the product development cycle across numerous industries.
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closed 6/30/2022 via BusinessWire

Accenture, acquired XtremeEDA Corporation

synopsis: Accenture has acquired XtremeEDA, an Ottawa-based silicon design services leader. The company provides semiconductor engineering services for clients seeking custom silicon solutions used in consumer devices, cloud data centers, machine learning and AI computational platforms to enable edge AI deployment.
buyer: Accenture (ACN:$53,736.36)
Accenture is a global professional services company with leading capabilities in digital, cloud, and security. Accenture offers Strategy and Consulting, Interactive, Technology, and Operations services powered by the world’s largest network of Advanced Technology and Intelligent Operations centers. "
target: XtremeEDA Corporation
XtremeEDA is an Ottawa-based silicon design services leader. The company provides semiconductor engineering services for clients seeking custom silicon solutions used in consumer devices, cloud data centers, machine learning and AI computational platforms to enable edge AI deployment.
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closed 10/24/2013 via Company Press Release

ESI Group, acquired CyDesign Labs, Inc.

synopsis: ESI Group announced the acquisition of CyDesign Labs, a company that owns a disruptive proprietary technology for advanced product design. Their platform helps engineers gather requirements, link them to system designs, explore the trade space of design alternatives, assess the viability of these alternatives, and provide objective guidance.
buyer: ESI Group (ENXTPA:ESI:$140.44)
ESI Group is a pioneer and world-leading provider in virtual prototyping that take into account the physics of materials. ESI’s solutions fit into a single collaborative and open environment for End-to-End Virtual Prototyping. "
target: CyDesign Labs, Inc.
CyDesign Labs' platform helps engineers gather requirements, link them to system designs, explore the trade space of design alternatives, assess the viability of these alternatives, and provide objective guidance resulting in a much better final product.
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announced 9/30/2020 via BNC Analysis

Comet Group, will acquire Object Research Systems, Inc.

synopsis: The Comet Group, a globally leading Swiss technology firm, will acquire Object Research Systems (ORS), a provider of 3D-visualization and analysis solutions for research and industrial applications in Canada. ORS' Dragonfly platform delivers volume rendering and advanced analysis functions. They also offer a powerful medical imaging solution.
buyer: Comet Group (SWX:COTN:$412.18)
The Comet Group is a globally leading Swiss technology firm. Comet develops and produces innovative high-tech components and systems based on x-ray and radio frequency (RF). The group manufactures RF matching networks, RF generators, x-ray modules, x-ray tubes, x-ray systems, and more. "
target: Object Research Systems, Inc.
Object Research Systems (ORS) is a provider of 3D-visualization and analysis solutions for research and industrial applications in Canada. ORS' Dragonfly platform delivers state-of-the-art volume rendering and advanced analysis functions. They also offer a powerful medical imaging solution.
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closed 7/8/2019 via PR Newswire

Bublar Group AB, acquired Sayduck

synopsis: Bublar Group, the Nordic region's largest gaming studio and enterprise solutions company within Augmented Reality Virtual Reality technology, acquired Sayduck, a Finnish leading visualisation platform for design brands and manufacturers to create and showcase products in 3D and Augmented Reality.
buyer: Bublar Group AB (NGM:BUBL:$13.93)
Bublar Group AB is the Nordic region's largest gaming studio and enterprise solutions company within Augmented Reality (AR) Virtual Reality (VR) technology. The game development is run by the subsidiary Virtual Brains AB and enterprise solutions by the subsidiary Vobling AB. "
target: Sayduck
Headquartered in Finland, Sayduck is the leading visualisation platform for design brands and manufacturers to create and showcase products in 3D and Augmented Reality. Sayduck helps leading brands to drive product engagement and inspire customer confidence with 3D and AR.
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closed 2/14/2020 via Yahoo, Inc.

Cadence Design Systems, acquired Integrand Software, Inc.

synopsis: Cadence Design Systems, Inc. has acquired Integrand Software, Inc., a company that provides electronic design software used to design high frequency, RF and Mixed Signal complex integrated circuits (ICs) for the global semiconductor and electronics industries.
buyer: Cadence Design Systems (CDNS:$3,153.98)
Cadence enables global electronic design innovation and plays a role in integrated circuits and electronics. Customers use Cadence software, hardware, IP and services to design and verify advanced semiconductors, consumer electronics, networking and telecommunications equipment and computer systems."
target: Integrand Software, Inc.
Integrand Software, Inc. provides electronic design software used to design high frequency, RF and Mixed Signal complex integrated circuits (ICs) for the global semiconductor and electronics industries.
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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:$4,386.40)
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 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 1/21/2021 via BusinessWire

Silvaco, Inc., acquired Polyteda Cloud LLC

synopsis: Silvaco, Inc., a leading supplier of EDA software and design IP, announced that it has completed the acquisition of Polyteda Cloud LLC, a Ukraine-based company that develops electronic design automation (EDA) software for physical verification.
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: Polyteda Cloud LLC
Polyteda Cloud LLC develops electronic design automation (EDA) software for physical verification. It runs as сross-platform software and has been successfully tested to run in a cloud environment including Amazon AWS and is ready for portation to a private cloud on demand.
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closed 9/9/2020 via BusinessWire

Silvaco, Inc., acquired Coupling Wave Solutions S.A.

synopsis: Silvaco, a leading supplier of EDA (Electronic Design Automation) software and design IP, has acquired Coupling Wave Solutions S.A. (CWS), a French EDA company dedicated to the semiconductor market. CWS offers a modeling and analysis software suite that integrates into any IC design flow to tackle substrate noise interference during development.
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: Coupling Wave Solutions S.A.
Coupling Wave Solutions (CWS) is a French EDA (Electronic Design Automation) company dedicated to the semiconductor market. CWS offers a system-level interference modeling and analysis software suite that integrates into any IC design flow to tackle substrate noise interference during development.
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closed 3/5/2018 via BusinessWire

Silvaco, Inc., acquired Nangate

synopsis: Silvaco has announced that it has acquired NanGate, a leader in Electronic Design Automation (EDA) software, that offers tools and services for creation, optimization, characterization and validation of physical library IP.
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: Nangate
NanGate is a leader in Electronic Design Automation (EDA) software, that offers tools and services for creation, optimization, characterization and validation of physical library IP.
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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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announced 12/6/2016 via GlobeNewswire

GTS GmbH will be merged with Silvaco, Inc.,

synopsis: Silvaco, Inc. announced it has agreed to merge with Global TCAD Solutions, GTS. GTS is a TCAD specialist, based in Vienna, Austria, providing powerful and sophisticated yet efficient-to-use software for device and circuit simulation. GTS is a leading TCAD provider of products and services for process and device development.
buyer: Silvaco, Inc.
Silvaco, Inc. is a leading EDA 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: GTS GmbH
Global TCAD Solutions is a leading TCAD provider of products and services for process and device development. GTS offers classical TCAD as well as advanced models dedicated to study and optimize performance, variability, and reliability of n14, n7, and sub-n7 technologies.
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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 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 5/4/2022 via PR Newswire

ANSYS, Inc., acquired Motor Design Limited

synopsis: Ansys, the global leader in engineering simulation, has acquired Motor Design Limited (MDL), a world leader in developing advanced software tools for electric machine design. MDL's Motor-CAD is a class-leading motor design software solution that supports electric machine designers at aerospace, automotive and industrial companies.
buyer: ANSYS, Inc. (ANSS:$1,906.72)
Ansys is the global leader in engineering simulation. By offering the best and broadest portfolio of engineering simulation software, Ansys helps companies solve the most complex design challenges and create products limited only by imagination. "
target: Motor Design Limited
Motor Design Limited (MDL) is a world leader in developing advanced software tools for electric machine design. MDL's Motor-CAD is a class-leading motor design software solution that supports electric machine designers at aerospace, automotive and industrial companies.
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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:$4,386.40)
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 11/20/2018 via BusinessWire

PTC Inc., acquired Frustum Inc.

synopsis: PTC announced that it has acquired Frustum, a company that offers patented desktop and cloud-based engineering software that enables designers and engineers to go beyond the limits of their personal experience by leveraging powerful AI capabilities that guide the discovery of high-performance, next-generation product designs.
buyer: PTC Inc. (PTC:$1,835.83)
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 (IoT). "
target: Frustum Inc.
Frustum offers patented desktop and cloud-based engineering software that enables designers and engineers to go beyond the limits of their personal experience by leveraging powerful AI capabilities that guide the discovery of high-performance, next-generation product designs.
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closed 8/12/2020 via Company Press Release

Cadence Design Systems, acquired inspectAR

synopsis: Cadence Design Systems, a leader in electronic design automation software and services, has acquired inspectAR, a Canadian augmented reality (AR) tool that accelerates the development, assembly and reworking of circuit boards. inspectAR uses AR to map out complicated electronics, labelling a circuit board’s schematics on a screen in real-time.
buyer: Cadence Design Systems (CDNS:$3,153.98)
Cadence enables global electronic design innovation and plays a role in integrated circuits and electronics. Customers use Cadence software, hardware, IP and services to design and verify advanced semiconductors, consumer electronics, networking and telecommunications equipment and computer systems."
target: inspectAR
inspectAR is a Canadian augmented reality (AR) tool that accelerates the development, assembly, debugging and reworking of circuit boards. inspectAR uses AR to map out complicated electronics, labelling a circuit board’s schematics on a screen in real-time.
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announced 12/6/2016 via GlobeNewswire

GTS GmbH will be merged with Silvaco, Inc.,

synopsis: Silvaco, Inc. announced it has agreed to merge with Global TCAD Solutions, GTS. GTS is a TCAD specialist, based in Vienna, Austria, providing powerful and sophisticated yet efficient-to-use software for device and circuit simulation. GTS is a leading TCAD provider of products and services for process and device development.
buyer: Silvaco, Inc.
Silvaco, Inc. is a leading EDA 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: GTS GmbH
Global TCAD Solutions is a leading TCAD provider of products and services for process and device development. GTS offers classical TCAD as well as advanced models dedicated to study and optimize performance, variability, and reliability of n14, n7, and sub-n7 technologies.
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closed 1/21/2021 via BusinessWire

Silvaco, Inc., acquired Polyteda Cloud LLC

synopsis: Silvaco, Inc., a leading supplier of EDA software and design IP, announced that it has completed the acquisition of Polyteda Cloud LLC, a Ukraine-based company that develops electronic design automation (EDA) software for physical verification.
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: Polyteda Cloud LLC
Polyteda Cloud LLC develops electronic design automation (EDA) software for physical verification. It runs as сross-platform software and has been successfully tested to run in a cloud environment including Amazon AWS and is ready for portation to a private cloud on demand.
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closed 10/17/2018 via GlobeNewswire

Altair Engineering Inc., acquired SimSolid

synopsis: Altair has acquired SIMSOLID, a company that provides structural analysis software developed specifically for design engineers. SIMSOLID’s unique approach works directly on large CAD assemblies and complex part geometry and does not use a mesh.
buyer: Altair Engineering Inc. (ALTR:$541.80)
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. "
target: SimSolid
SIMSOLID is structural analysis software developed specifically for design engineers. SIMSOLID’s unique approach works directly on large CAD assemblies and complex part geometry and does not use a mesh.
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closed 8/28/2017 via BNC Analysis

Altium Ltd., acquired Upverter

synopsis: Electronic design software company Altium Limited announced that it has acquired Upverter, Inc., the developer of the world's first fully-cloud, fully- collaborative electronics design system. Based in Toronto, Canada Upverter's entire team of engineers, including its CEO and Co-Founder Zak Homuth, will join Altium.
buyer: Altium Ltd. (ASX:ALU:$110.90)
Altium Limited is a multinational software corporation headquartered in San Diego, California, that focuses on electronics design systems for 3D PCB design and embedded system development. "
target: Upverter
Upverter is building browser-based electronic design tools focused on collaboration and usability. Specifically Upverter is building web-based, collaborative schematic capture and PCB layout software aimed at hobbyists, students and the open source hardware community.
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$5.56
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closed 12/15/2021 via Company Press Release

Orchestra Group, acquired Netformx

synopsis: Israel-based Orchestra Group has acquired Netformx, a provider of innovative solutions to simplify IT sales complexity and increase seller profitability. The acquisition will expand Orchestra’s information security platform to discovering network vulnerabilities and increase the company's global footprint.
buyer: Orchestra Group
Orchestra Group is an Israeli cybersecurity company. Their mission is to change the way cyber security is consumed by providing a top-down, business-oriented approach. Orchestra seeks out best-of-breed solutions to enhance their cyber security policy-as-code platform. "
target: Netformx
Netformx cloud-based applications simplify how Cisco Partners and IT Solution Providers can increase profitability from Cisco programs and more throughout the sales cycle. Netformx users leverage its Application Suite to offer a better customer experience through optimized and accurate proposals.
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closed 7/2/2021 via PR Web

Gamma Technologies, acquired PowerForge

synopsis: Gamma Technologies (GT), a global leader and innovator in multi-physics system simulation software, has acquired Power Design Technologies SAS (PDT) of Toulouse, France, pioneers in engineering software for power electronics and makers of PowerForge, an innovative SaaS offering for power converter design.
buyer: Gamma Technologies
Gamma Technologies (GT) develops and licenses GT-SUITE, a leading multi-physics CAE simulation software. GT-SUITE includes a complete library of physics-based modeling templates covering fluid flow, thermal systems, mechanics, electrics, magnetics, chemistry, and controls. "
target: PowerForge
Based in France, Power Design Technologies (PDT) is an electrical engineering software publisher specialized in power electronics. PDT's PowerForge solution offers a unique platform for efficient power converter design early in the product development cycle across numerous industries.
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closed 6/30/2022 via BusinessWire

Accenture, acquired XtremeEDA Corporation

synopsis: Accenture has acquired XtremeEDA, an Ottawa-based silicon design services leader. The company provides semiconductor engineering services for clients seeking custom silicon solutions used in consumer devices, cloud data centers, machine learning and AI computational platforms to enable edge AI deployment.
buyer: Accenture (ACN:$53,736.36)
Accenture is a global professional services company with leading capabilities in digital, cloud, and security. Accenture offers Strategy and Consulting, Interactive, Technology, and Operations services powered by the world’s largest network of Advanced Technology and Intelligent Operations centers. "
target: XtremeEDA Corporation
XtremeEDA is an Ottawa-based silicon design services leader. The company provides semiconductor engineering services for clients seeking custom silicon solutions used in consumer devices, cloud data centers, machine learning and AI computational platforms to enable edge AI deployment.
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closed 10/24/2013 via Company Press Release

ESI Group, acquired CyDesign Labs, Inc.

synopsis: ESI Group announced the acquisition of CyDesign Labs, a company that owns a disruptive proprietary technology for advanced product design. Their platform helps engineers gather requirements, link them to system designs, explore the trade space of design alternatives, assess the viability of these alternatives, and provide objective guidance.
buyer: ESI Group (ENXTPA:ESI:$140.44)
ESI Group is a pioneer and world-leading provider in virtual prototyping that take into account the physics of materials. ESI’s solutions fit into a single collaborative and open environment for End-to-End Virtual Prototyping. "
target: CyDesign Labs, Inc.
CyDesign Labs' platform helps engineers gather requirements, link them to system designs, explore the trade space of design alternatives, assess the viability of these alternatives, and provide objective guidance resulting in a much better final product.
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announced 9/30/2020 via BNC Analysis

Comet Group, will acquire Object Research Systems, Inc.

synopsis: The Comet Group, a globally leading Swiss technology firm, will acquire Object Research Systems (ORS), a provider of 3D-visualization and analysis solutions for research and industrial applications in Canada. ORS' Dragonfly platform delivers volume rendering and advanced analysis functions. They also offer a powerful medical imaging solution.
buyer: Comet Group (SWX:COTN:$412.18)
The Comet Group is a globally leading Swiss technology firm. Comet develops and produces innovative high-tech components and systems based on x-ray and radio frequency (RF). The group manufactures RF matching networks, RF generators, x-ray modules, x-ray tubes, x-ray systems, and more. "
target: Object Research Systems, Inc.
Object Research Systems (ORS) is a provider of 3D-visualization and analysis solutions for research and industrial applications in Canada. ORS' Dragonfly platform delivers state-of-the-art volume rendering and advanced analysis functions. They also offer a powerful medical imaging solution.
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closed 7/8/2019 via PR Newswire

Bublar Group AB, acquired Sayduck

synopsis: Bublar Group, the Nordic region's largest gaming studio and enterprise solutions company within Augmented Reality Virtual Reality technology, acquired Sayduck, a Finnish leading visualisation platform for design brands and manufacturers to create and showcase products in 3D and Augmented Reality.
buyer: Bublar Group AB (NGM:BUBL:$13.93)
Bublar Group AB is the Nordic region's largest gaming studio and enterprise solutions company within Augmented Reality (AR) Virtual Reality (VR) technology. The game development is run by the subsidiary Virtual Brains AB and enterprise solutions by the subsidiary Vobling AB. "
target: Sayduck
Headquartered in Finland, Sayduck is the leading visualisation platform for design brands and manufacturers to create and showcase products in 3D and Augmented Reality. Sayduck helps leading brands to drive product engagement and inspire customer confidence with 3D and AR.
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$1.27
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closed 2/14/2020 via Yahoo, Inc.

Cadence Design Systems, acquired Integrand Software, Inc.

synopsis: Cadence Design Systems, Inc. has acquired Integrand Software, Inc., a company that provides electronic design software used to design high frequency, RF and Mixed Signal complex integrated circuits (ICs) for the global semiconductor and electronics industries.
buyer: Cadence Design Systems (CDNS:$3,153.98)
Cadence enables global electronic design innovation and plays a role in integrated circuits and electronics. Customers use Cadence software, hardware, IP and services to design and verify advanced semiconductors, consumer electronics, networking and telecommunications equipment and computer systems."
target: Integrand Software, Inc.
Integrand Software, Inc. provides electronic design software used to design high frequency, RF and Mixed Signal complex integrated circuits (ICs) for the global semiconductor and electronics industries.
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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:$4,386.40)
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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