Merger and Acquisitions
In 2000, Magma acquired Moscape. Technology from this leading provider of assertion-based electrical integrity solutions will form the foundation for Magma's comprehensive design, analysis and implementation solutions.
In 2003, Magma acquires Silicon Metrics, establishes Silicon Correlation Division. Technology from this library/IP characterization company will strengthen the correlation between EDA design tools and foundry-generated silicon.
Acquires Aplus Design Technologies, providing logical and physical synthesis and prototyping software solutions for programmable logic devices.
In 2004, acquires Mojave. Combining Magma and Mojave technology will allow DFM analysis and correction during implementation Mojave.
Altium (formerly Protel International Limited) was founded by Nick Martin in 1985
In 1998, Acquisition of IDK business (Swiss distributor) , Techspert business (Japanese distributor) , signal integrity technology from INCASES ,MicroCode Engineering (CircuitMaker product)
In 1999, Acquisition of Accolade Design Automation (began selling PeakFPGA products) - entry into FPGA design & synthesis market, VHDL simulation technology from Green Mountain
In 2000, Acquisition of ACCEL Technologies, Inc, Metamor Inc (FPGA synthesis technology), Innovative CAD Software (Computer Aided Manufacturing [CAM] technology).
In 2001,Begin strategic partnership with Atmel Corporation ,Acquisition of TASKING Group of Companies (began selling TASKING products) - entry into Embedded Software Design market,Begin partnership with WebQuote Software - enables customer access to online parts quotation feature
In 2002, Altium acquires Hoschar AG's EDA business
1. Sociology of Design and EDA: Walden C Rhines
2.Commentary on EDA Industry: Dr. Russ Henke and Dr. Jack Horgan.
3. Cadence CEO looks at future of EDA by Suzanne Deffree ,Monday 22 May 2006, Electronic News
4. Website of Cadence, Synopsys, Altium, Magma Design.