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Agilent Acquires Accelicon Technologies’ Solutions for Semiconductor Device Modeling

February 21, 2012
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Agilent Technologies Inc. (NYSE: A) announced that Accelicon Technologies’ software solutions and technology for device-level modeling and validation in the electronics industry are now part of Agilent. The two companies had announced an acquisition agreement on Dec. 1, 2011. Financial details were not disclosed.

The acquisition, led by Agilent’s EEsof EDA organization, further enhances Agilent’s leadership in semiconductor device modeling. Accurate, verified device models are critical to reduce R&D design cycles as higher frequencies, smaller technology nodes, new materials and device layouts call for more accurate process design kits. As part of the Software and Modular Solutions Division, Agilent EEsof continues to integrate its industry-leading design simulation with real measurements to improve design efficiency for engineers who develop communications systems. These improved tools and processes solve the increasing complexities they face when designing communications systems for aerospace/defense and commercial wireless applications.

Agilent’s newly acquired solutions from Accelicon include MBP for device-level extraction and model generation, MQA for device-level model validation and AMA for advanced model analysis, including layout effects.

Accelicon was founded in 2002 by noted industry veteran Dr. Xisheng Zhang, who has now joined Agilent along with former Accelicon CEO Tim K. Smith. The majority of the former Accelicon employees are located in Beijing; they are also now part of Agilent.

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