Integrated circuit design software developer Silicon Compiler Systems, San Jose, California is to acquire Descartes Automation Systems Inc of nearby Santa Clara, which specialises in layout products for applications-specific integrated circuits. Silicon Compiler is looking to add advanced gate array and cell-based layout technology and products from Descartes to be in a position to enable its customers to handle the layout of complex circuits with improved speed and better chip densities. Descartes’ Rene GA is described as a next generation layout system designed to handle sea-of-gates designs in excess of 300,000 gates, and its advanced database also provides for rapid turnaround. It runs on workstations from Sun Microsystems, Apollo Computer and DEC and on IBM and Cray Research mainframes. Terms were not given.
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