Evatronix acquired by Cadence as part of IP business expansion

May 07, 2013 // By Nick Flaherty
Cadence Design Systems is to buy the IP business of Polish EDA company Evatronix.

As well as being a distributor of EDA and CAD tools in Poland, Evatronix provides a silicon-proven IP portfolio, which includes certified USB 2.0/3.0, Display, MIPI, and storage controllers, which are highly complementary to Cadence’s IP offering. Evatronix’s controllers, combined with PHYs from Cadence, will enable a complete interface IP solution that combines controller, PHY, verification IP and integration kits.The company has licensed nearly 200 controllers to customers, including several top-tier semiconductor companies.
“The rapid innovations in the mobile, connectivity and cloud markets are driving today’s IP marketplace,” said Martin Lund, senior vice president of research and development, SoC Realization Group. “Evatronix’s IP products will boost Cadence’s offering for these segments, with high quality leading-edge IP that is production-proven.”
“Evatronix’s IP cores and services are designed for ease-of-integration, quality and time-to-market," said Evatronix co-founder and president Wojciech Sakowsk. "As part of Cadence, we will be able to reach more customers globally and to accelerate our IP roadmaps. The integration with Cadence will allow our customers to get to market faster with less effort.”
The acquisition is expected to close in the second quarter of 2013, and is not expected to have a material impact on Cadence’s balance sheet or second quarter or fiscal 2013 results of operations. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.
Evatronix was set up in 1991 in Bielsko-Biala as a CAD/EDA/CAM distributor and since 1994 has been an Authorized Product Seller of Autodesk Products, adding Altium in 1995. The first core, an Intel 80C51 replacement, was developed in 1997 and there have been three generations since then, leading to USB and memory controllers.
As of today, Evatronix IP products include 8051, SuperSpeed USB 3.0 and 2.0, NAND Flash and SD/SDIO/eMMC as well as multimedia solutions (JPEG 2000, 4K Display Controller, MIPI). It also provides obsolete part replacements for numerous chips, like Intel 80186/AMD 80188 architecture, TI 32025, MOS Technology 6502 and others.