fortedAnother month, another complimentary EDA acquisition. Forte is well-known for C synthesis and Arithmatica offers datapath synthesis. This combination has a good chance of success because:

1) Complimentary tools

2) Clear management structure (Dan Ganousis leads the US Sales team)

3) Egos checked at the door

4) Friendly acquisition

My only concerns are the time-zone differences between the UK and US teams which create a challenge for the company to feel part of one team, and really buy-in to the unified vision.

Ron Wilson has a good write up on this deal.