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Mentor Graphics Corp. procures Berkeley Design Automation


WILSONVILLE, USA: Mentor Graphics Corp. declared that it has from its quarter procured Berkeley Design Automation Inc. (BDA), a spearhead in nanometer analog, mixed-signal, and RF circuit verification.


Buttressed with over 100 customers worldwide, BDA uniquely addresses nanometer circuit design challenges via its Analog FastSPICE unified verification platform and exceptional vertical-application expertise. The acquirement of BDA aligns with Mentor’s goal to afford technologies with superior performance and automation aimed at the growing challenges of Analog/Mixed-Signal (AMS) verification.

“BDA has built an outstanding reputation helping nanometer-scale analog, mixed-signal, and RF design teams rigorously verify and characterize leading-edge circuits,” alleged Ravi Subramanian, president and CEO of Berkeley Design Automation. Supplementing that – “With Mentor’s outstanding market reach and our combined technology portfolio, we look forward to providing world-class solutions to the entire AMS design community.”

“Tight integration between best-in-class tools, strong foundry partnerships and impeccable engineering work were the criteria used in our decision to acquire BDA,” held Robert Hum, VP and GM, DSM division at Mentor.

Furthering that – “When complex analog and mixed-signal circuits are designed for nanometer geometries, the verification tools must have the capacity, capability and performance to enable designers to predictably and reliably solve increasingly tough verification problems. Joining forces with BDA gives our mutual customers the most advanced tools that deal with the growing number of nanometer-scale physical effects that design teams are facing. “

Delineating that – “The BDA AFS Platform combined with Mentor’s proven AMS verification tools, Eldo Classic, Eldo Premier, ADit and our leading AMS verification platform, Questa ADMS, creates the industry’s most powerful portfolio of solutions for addressing nanometer circuit verification challenges.”

“Bessemer Venture Partners is excited by Mentor’s acquisition of BDA,” purported Umesh Padval, partner at Bessemer Venture Partners. Adding that – “BVP backs great entrepreneurs who lead transformative startups – and BDA certainly fits that strategy. We are proud of BDA’s success, and we believe the combination with Mentor will create the industry’s most powerful mixed-signal verification technology business with critical scale and a large market reach.”


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