On June 13, 2013, Cadence announced it had completed the acquisition of the semiconductor IP business of Evatronix SA SKA. So who is Evatronix, and what does their IP business include? At the recent Design Automation Conference (DAC 2013), a Cadence Theater presentation by Jacek Duda, marketing manager at Evatronix, answered those questions.
Based in Poland, Evatronix is a provider of USB, MIPI, display, and storage controller IP, as well as quite a few industry-standard microcontrollers - 8051, 68000, and 80186. Evatronix peripheral controllers, combined with PHYs from Cadence, promise complete interface IP solutions that include controller, PHY, verification IP, and integration kits. Cadence announced its intention to purchase Evatronix's IP business in May 2013.
As Jacek noted, Evatronix was founded in 1991 and sold its first IP - an 8051 controller - in 1995. The company has around 60 employees, mostly engineers. The company has sold over 700 licenses, and 90% of its business is in the ASIC market. Evatronix also offers design services.
Jacek's presentation highlighted the following offerings from the Evatronix IP portfolio.
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