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Cooper & Chyan Technology: The $1B Blip

Posted by rjamison on 19th August 2010

Jack Harding, co-founder of eSilicon, chats with Conversation Central hosts Karen Bartleson and Rick Jamison about one of the biggest EDA acquisitions in history that you might not have heard of: Cadence’s acquisition of Cooper & Chyan Technology in 1997. Hear the story of how this family- and employee-owned business took a 24-month journey from startup to public company to acquisition.

Jack shares the inside scoop on some significant pieces of EDA history, including the emergence of shape-based routing, the cultural side of a merger, and how he succeeded Joe Costello as CEO of Cadence prior to co-founding eSilicon in 2000.

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Links to topics referenced in the show:

Global Semicoductor Alliance (GSA)
Cooper & Chyan Technology (CCT)
Joe Costello

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