A list of electronic design automation (EDA) companies.
Electronic design automation (EDA), also referred to as electronic computer-aided design (ECAD), is a category of software tools for designing electronic systems such as integrated circuits and printed circuit boards. The tools work together in a design flow that chip designers use to design and analyze entire semiconductor chips. Since a modern semiconductor chip can have billions of components, EDA tools are essential for their design.
|Austemper Design Systems Inc|
|Avery Design Systems|
|Blue Pearl Software|
|EMWorks||HFWorks: High Frequency Electromagnetic Simulator |
EMS: Low Frequency Electromagnetic Simulator
|Cadence Design Systems|
|Concept Engineering GmbH|
|Dorado Design Automation|
|EasyLogix - Schindler & Schill GmbH|
TARGET 3001! PCB Layout CAD Software
|Intercept Technology Inc|
|Optima Design Automation||Functional Safety solutions, ISO-26262 ASIL-D |
Automated tools for
|Verific Design Automation||VDA acquired Invionics's Invio platform in 2017. |
|Keysight Technologies EEsof EDA division|
|Labcenter Electronics Ltd|
| Mentor Graphics |
(Subsidiary of Siemens)
|acquired by Siemens in 2017. |
Through LogicVision Acquisition
|VisualSim Architect (Mirabilis Design Inc)|
Through NanGate Acquisition
| Solido Design Automation |
(Subsidiary of Siemens)
acquired by Siemens in 2017.
|Intel||Intel acquired Altera in 2015. |
| Microsemi |
(Subsidiary of Microchip Technology)
|Microsemi acquired Actel in 2010. |
|Analog Design Automation||acquired by Synopsys in 2004 |
|Ansoft Corporation||acquired by Ansys|
|Applied Wave Research||acquired by National Instruments |
|Automated Systems, Inc.||acquired by Cadence Design Systems in 1990 |
|Avant! Corporation||acquired by Synopsys in 2002. Avant! itself resulted from the merger of ArcSys and Integrated Silicon Systems on November 27, 1995. It acquired Anagram on September 27, 1996, Meta-Software on October 29, 1996, FrontLine Design Automation on November 27, 1996 and Nexsyn Design Technology on December 31, 1996.|
|Azuro||acquired by Cadence in 2011 |
|CadSoft Computer||acquired by Autodesk in 2016|
|Calma||merged into Valid, then Cadence Design Systems|
|Ciranova||Acquired by Synopsys in 2012|
|CoFluent Design||acquired by Intel in 2011 |
|Coware||acquired by Synopsys in 2010|
|CST - Computer Simulation Technology||acquired by Dassault Systemes in 2016|
|Daisy Systems||merged with Cadnetix in 1988|
|Denali Software||acquired by Cadence Design Systems in Q2 of 2010|
|ECAD, Inc.||merged with SDA Systems in 1987 to create Cadence|
|Forte Design Systems||acquired by Cadence Design Systems in 2014 |
|Gateway Design Automation||acquired by Cadence Design Systems in 1989 |
|Ikos Systems||acquired by Mentor Graphics in 2002 |
|Interactive Image Technologies or Electronics Workbench||acquired by National Instruments in 2005|
|LogicVision||acquired by Mentor Graphics in 2009|
|Magma Design Automation||acquired by Synopsys in 2012|
|NanGate||acquired by Silvaco in 2018|
|Nimbic (formerly Physware)||acquired by Mentor in 2014|
|OrCAD||acquired by Cadence in 1999|
|Protel||renamed as Altium|
|SpringSoft, Inc.||acquired by Synopsys |
|Synplicity||acquired by Synopsys|
|Valid Logic Systems||merged into Cadence|
|Upverter||acquired by Altium in 2017|
Comparison of electronic design automation (EDA) software
Mentor, a Siemens Business is a US-based electronic design automation (EDA) multinational corporation for electrical engineering and electronics.
Synopsys is an American company. Synopsys' first and best-known product is Design Compiler, a logic-synthesis tool. Synopsys offers a wide range of other products used in the design of an application-specific integrated circuit. Products include logic synthesis, behavioral synthesis, place and route, static timing analysis, formal verification, hardware description language simulators as well as transistor-level circuit simulation. The simulators include development and debugging environments which assist in the design of the logic for chips and computer systems. In recent years Synopsys has also expanded into the application security market.
Magma Design Automation was a software company in the electronic design automation (EDA) industry. The company was founded in 1997 and maintained headquarters in San Jose, California, with facilities throughout North America, Europe, Japan, Asia and India. Magma software products were used in major elements of chip development, including: synthesis, placement, routing, power management, circuit simulation, verification and analog/mixed-signal design.
Accellera Systems Initiative is a standards organization that supports a mix of user and vendor standards and open interfaces development in the area of electronic design automation (EDA) and integrated circuit (IC) design and manufacturing. It is less constrained than the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) and is therefore the starting place for many standards. Once mature and adopted by the broader community, the standards are usually transferred to the IEEE.
Autodesk Media and Entertainment is a division of Autodesk which offers animation and visual effects products, and was formed by the combination of multiple acquisitions. In 2018, the company began operating as a single operating segment and reporting unit.
Azuro, Inc. is an electronic design automation (EDA) software company. Formerly headquartered in Santa Clara, California with a development office in Cambridge, England, it is now part of Cadence Design Systems.
OrCAD Systems Corporation was a software company that made OrCAD, a proprietary software tool suite used primarily for electronic design automation (EDA). The software is used mainly by electronic design engineers and electronic technicians to create electronic schematics and electronic prints for manufacturing printed circuit boards. OrCAD was taken over by Cadence Design Systems in 1999 and was integrated with Cadence Allegro since 2005.
Cadence Design Systems, Inc. is an American multinational electronic design automation (EDA) software and engineering services company, founded in 1988 by the merger of SDA Systems and ECAD, Inc. The company produces software, hardware and silicon structures for designing integrated circuits, systems on chips (SoCs) and printed circuit boards.
EEsof, today known as Keysight EEsof EDA, is a provider of electronic design automation (EDA) software that helps engineers design products such as cellular phones, wireless networks, radar, satellite communications systems, and high-speed digital wireline infrastructure. Applications include electronic system level (ESL), high-speed digital, RF-Mixed signal, device modeling, RF and Microwave design for commercial wireless, aerospace, and defense markets.
AWR Corporation is an electronic design automation (EDA) software company, formerly known as Applied Wave Research, and then acquired by National Instruments
Forte Design Systems, Inc. is a San Jose, CA, based provider of high-level synthesis (HLS) software products, also known as electronic system-level (ESL) synthesis. Forte's main product is Cynthesizer. On February 14, 2014, Forte was acquired by Cadence Design Systems. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.
Solido Design Automation Inc. is an electronic design automation (EDA) software company, headquartered in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan. The company develops software for analog/mixed-signal and custom integrated circuits. The company was founded in 2005 and is funded by BDC Venture Capital, Victoria Park Capital and Golden Opportunities Fund.
EVE/ZeBu is a provider of hardware-assisted verification tools for functional verification of Application-specific integrated circuits (ASICs) and system on chip (SOC) designs and for validation of embedded software ahead of implementation in silicon. EVE's hardware acceleration and hardware emulation products work in conjunction with Verilog, SystemVerilog, and VHDL-based simulators from Synopsys, Cadence Design Systems and Mentor Graphics. EVE's flagship product is ZeBu.
P-CAD was the brand name created by Personal CAD Systems, Inc., a company founded in 1982 in Los Gatos, California, by Richard Nedbal (CEO) and Roy Prasad. Both were former executives of American Microsystems, Inc. (AMI), a custom semiconductor company based in Santa Clara, California. Also, part of the founding team were Gregory Houston, VP Marketing, a former Calma executive, and Chi-Song Horng, Director of software engineering, a former AMI software engineering manager.
Rajeev Madhavan is a serial entrepreneur and investor, and a founder and General Partner of Clear Ventures. He is perhaps best known as the founder of software company Magma Design Automation, where he served as chairman and chief executive officer from its founding in 1997 through its acquisition by Synopsys in 2012. He also co-founded software companies LogicVision and Ambit Design Systems. Red Herring magazine named Madhavan to its “Top Innovators” list in 2002.
Siemens PLM Software is a computer software company specializing in 3D & 2D Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) software. The company is a business unit of Siemens, and is headquartered in Plano, Texas.
Dean Drako is an American businessman and serial entrepreneur who has started more than five companies. Drako is best known as a co-founder, president and CEO of Barracuda Networks from 2003 to July 2012. Drako is currently President and CEO of Eagle Eye Networks. He is also an active angel investor.
The Marie R. Pistilli Award is issued annually since 2000 by the Design Automation Conference (DAC) to honor the outstanding achievements of women in Electronic Design Automation. It is named after the co-founder of DAC. Originally named as the "Marie R. Pistilli Women in EDA Achievement Award", it is named the "Marie R. Pistilli Women in Engineering Achievement Award" since 2016.