By DE Editors
Agilent Technologies has acquired Accelicon Technologies, a privately held company that provides device-level modeling and validation software for the electronics industry. The transaction, subject to customary closing conditions, is expected to be completed in 60 to 90 days. Financial details were not disclosed.
According to the company, the acquisition, led by Agilent s EEsof EDA organization, will further enhance Agilent s leadership in semiconductor device modeling.
With the addition of Accelicon s innovative technology and talented team, we look forward to offering our customers an even broader portfolio of solutions to address their modeling needs, said Mark Pierpont, vice president and general manager of Agilent s Software and Modular Solutions Division. Combining Agilent s experience in measurement with the modeling expertise of both companies advances our goal of providing design teams with the industry s most complete flow from device modeling to simulation and measurement.
Accelicon sells the SPICE model analysis solution for model quality assurance. Accelicon s MQA solution provides a model verification platform and a link between fab and design, comparing, documenting and validating foundry-supplied models. Accelicon also offers a modeling platform, MBP, that allows modeling engineers to optimize the SPICE model library in order to best reflect silicon data and meet the requirements for a specific type of design.
The majority of Accelicon s 30 employees are located in Beijing, China. As a result of this acquisition, Agilent s device modeling R&D and services will expand in Asia.
Sources: Press materials received from the company and additional information gleaned from the company’s website.