By Ed Sperling
Ansys completed its $314 million cash acquisition of Apache, less than two months after it was announced. Ansys, whose strength is primarily in simulation software, should be particularly well positioned for 2.5D and 3D stacked die with Apache’s low-power modeling tools.
Cadence bounded way back last quarter, reporting Q2 revenues of $283 million compared to $227 million in Q2 of 2010, and net income of $27 million, down from $49 million in the same period last year. The net income/revenue discrepancy is partly due to a repurchase of debt. On a non-GAAP basis, net income was $32 million in Q2 vs. $18 million Q2 of 2010. The company expects revenues to grow to $280 million to $290 million this quarter.
Mentor Graphics’ embedded in-vehicle infotainment (IVI) platform is now in compliance with the GENIVI alliance, a collaboration between auto companies and the consumer electronics industry. The platform is available for both Intel’s Atom and ARM architectures.
LG Electronics has inked a deal to use Tensilica’s HiFi Audio DSP and its software codecs for HDTV. This is an interesting win, particularly from the standpoint of which companies didn’t get the contract.
Lauterbach has added debugger support for MIPS’ MK14K cores, which should help decrease debug time on SoCs using this version of MIPS processors. Lauterbach already supports a bunch of other MIPS processors.