This is how acquisitions in EDA are supposed to work:
- Friendly, not hostile
- Complementary products, not overlapping
- Egos checked at the door, no whining in the press
- Compatible management philosophy, clear org chart post-merger
Apache has created a handful of power and signal integrity point tools, and this acquisition will help them broaden their tool suite to include a Design For Power flow. I wrote favorably about Apache at DAC.
The former Sequence CEO has a Senior VP and GM title at Apache, so the marching orders are clear. I would hope that all the developers are kept to keep the product lines strong. There’s some functional duplication in all acquisitions, so let’s see how this plays out.
Interesting thoughts on the acquisition by Ron Wilson, http://www.edn.com/blog/1690000169/post/1010048701.html?nid=3080
Nothing friendlier than an asset sale!
Are you saying that Sequence products are not selling, or that Apache got a great deal, or something else?
EE Times info on this deal: http://www.eetimes.com/news/semi/showArticle.jhtml?articleID=219501496
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