Cadence buys signal integrity technology provider Sigrity for $80 million

Telecom Lead India: Cadence Design Systems has acquired
Sigrity, a signal and power integrity technology provider, for $80 million.

Sigrity provides a set of gigabit signal and power
network analysis technologies, including a power-aware signal integrity
analysis capability for system, printed circuit board (PCB), and IC package

The combination of Sigrity analysis technologies with
Cadence Allegro and OrCAD design tools will provide a comprehensive
front-to-back integrated flow to enable system and semiconductor companies to
deliver high-performance devices employing gigabit interface protocols such as
DDR and PCI Express.

The integrated solution will benefit customers delivering
electronic systems in high-growth markets such as mobile multimedia devices and
cloud computing infrastructure.

“Increasing use of high-performance, multi-gigahertz
systems underscores the need for advanced and accurate signal, power and
thermal analysis solutions,” said Nimish Modi, senior vice president,
System and Software Group at Cadence.

The integrated Cadence and Sigrity products will deliver
a predictable path for design and verification of high-performance PCB-based
systems, speeding end product delivery.

“Cadence and Sigrity have worked together for years
to enable design and analysis of the industry’s most advanced PCBs,
System-in-Packages, and SoCs. We look forward to joining Cadence to bring the
next generation of signal and power aware design and verification tools to the
industry,” said Jiayuan Fang, president of Sigrity.

Cadence expects that the transition of Sigrity’s business
to Cadence’s ratable business model, and the amortization of Sigrity’s deferred
revenue will be substantially complete by the end of fiscal 2013.

Cadence will offer Sigrity technologies immediately as
add-on options to Cadence Allegro and OrCAD PCB and IC Packaging tools. The
company will also continue to support Sigrity technologies used with
third-party design software.

[email protected]