Friday, March 07, 2008

EETimes: Magma acquires analog IP specialist Sabio Labs

"Magma Design Automation Inc. said Wednesday (Feb. 27) it has acquired Sabio Labs Inc., an analog intellectual property provider.
Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

Magma (San Jose, Calif.) said Sabio's analog IP process migration technology will be incorporated into its Titan Mixed-Signal Design Platform. The platform targets analog IP process migration and mixed-signal design.

Magma said Sabio's design approach translates design expertise into reusable designs that eliminate the need to run thousands of simulations.

A circuit design manager at Mitsubishi Electric was quoted by Magma as saying the Japanese chip maker was "using Sabio [technology] to migrate our analog IP to 45-nanometer" designs.

Sabio Labs is based in Mountain View, Calif.

Magma resolved a long-running patent dispute with Synopsys Inc. last March, paying its EDA rival $12.5 million to settle all pending litigation. At the time of the settlement, industry observers said the deal would clear the way for Magma to begin making acquisitions. "

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