Cadence Design Systems CDNS announced that it has entered into a definite agreement with CEVA to acquire its subsidiary — Intrinsix Corporation. Intrinsix is a leading provider of design engineering solutions for the U.S. aerospace and defense industry.
This acquisition aims to further expand Cadence’s footprint in the advanced nodes, radio frequency, mixed-signal, and security algorithms. CEVA is selling Intrinsix to focus on its core expertise, which is wireless communications, sensing, and edge artificial intelligence (AI) technologies, aligning with its long-term growth strategy.
The acquisition will likely help Cadence enhance its system and IC design services and help customers to achieve design excellence, especially in high-growth verticals like aerospace and defense. The impact of this acquisition on Cadence's revenues and earnings for the current year is expected to be insignificant, pending the fulfillment of certain closing conditions.
Cadence Design Systems, Inc. Price and Consensus
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Cadence offers products and tools that help customers to design electronic products. The company is focusing on providing end-to-end solutions, which rapidly reduces the time required to introduce a semiconductor product in the market.
Going ahead, the company is likely to benefit from customers increasing their R&D spending in AI-driven automation. Secular trends like 5G, increasing usage of hyperscale computing and autonomous driving are driving design activity across semiconductor and systems companies.
The company continues to invest heavily in verification and digital design products, helping it to launch products that address the ever-growing needs of electronics and semiconductor companies. The company’s verification business is gaining traction due to the rising complexity of system verification and software bring-up.
In July, the company announced that it had entered into an agreement with Rambus to acquire the Rambus SerDes and memory interface PHY IP business. The acquisition will help Cadence to expand its reach across geographies and vertical markets.
CDNS currently carries a Zacks Rank #3 (Hold). Shares of the company have gained 44.2% compared with the sub-industry’s growth of 41.8% in the past year.
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