I guess it just goes to show that there are still acquisitions out there worth making. While I can’t confirm yet that the PCB Matrix library tools are included (it’s 10:30 pm EST right now), I’m assuming that it does. Talk about your soup to nuts: the only thing missing is to make the relationship with Downstream more formal and Mentor will have design covered from design entry to documentation and manufacturability.
While the deal is still subject to regulatory approval, it does not appear that there will be problems.
The deal is expected to close early in the first quarter of 2010. Stay tuned for more.