Every quarter for the past several years I would read almost the same press release from Apache, “record sales, still profitable”. Apache is my favorite EDA poster child for success.
They’ve worked hard to carve out a niche for themselves in the EDA space. I think that they could add a few more point-tool companies and expand their product offerings even wider.
I’d love to see Apache merge with a company like SpringSoft because there is no product overlap and it could be good for the industry. Time will tell.