Electronics Production | December 02, 2011
Agilent buys Accellicon
Agilent Technologies Inc. and Accelicon Technologies has announced they have signed a definitive acquisition agreement.
Accelicon, a privately held company, provides device-level modeling and validation software for the electronics industry. The majority of Accelicon's 30 employees are located in Beijing, China. As a result of this acquisition, Agilent's device modeling R&D and services will expand in Asia, a growing region, where many leading foundries reside. The transaction, subject to customary closing conditions, is expected to be completed in 60 to 90 days. Financial details were not disclosed. "With the addition of Accelicon's innovative technology and talented team, we look forward to offering our customers an even broader portfolio of solutions to address their modeling needs," said Mark Pierpont, vice president and general manager of Agilent's Software and Modular Solutions Division. "Combining Agilent's experience in measurement with the modeling expertise of both companies advances our goal of providing design teams with the industry's most complete flow from device modeling to simulation and measurement." .