PALO ALTO, Calif., 29 August 2006. Agilent Technologies Inc. has completed the acquisition of Xpedion Design Systems, a privately held company that provides software for wireless and high-speed digital circuit and systems design in the communications industry. Financial details were not disclosed.
Xpedion's and Agilent's combined technologies are used by key companies designing RFICs. By adding Xpedion's products to its portfolio, Agilent will increase its emphasis on design verification and Design for Manufacturing (DFM), giving customers a design flow covering RFIC design, design verification and DFM.
GoldenGate is Xpedion's flagship product, which enables RFIC designers to analyze their designs at the transistor level faster and more accurately. The GoldenGate R&D team is continuing work in the next release of the product, which is on schedule for early calendar 2007.