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CoWare  Acquired by Synopsys (2010  amount undisclosed )

1732 N. First Street
San Jose, CA 95112
Website Company Summary Management Team

Outside board: (May no longer be on the board) Herman Daems (GIMV);  Gilbert Declerck (IMEC vcw CEO);  Willem Roelandts (Xilinx);  A Brooke Seawell (TCV) David Strohm (Greylock Partners)
Advisory board: Giovanni De Micheli (Stanford University Professor of Electrical Engineering);  Ing Tobias Noll (RWTH Aachen);  Yong-en Chen (Tongji University);  Hugo De ManMasaru Kakimoto (Sony);  Pierre Paulin (STMicroelectronics);  Kurt Keutzer (University of California, Berkeley Professor of Engineering)
Former outside board: Guido Arnout (CoWare);  Stephan Nicolay (GIMV Brussels);  Roger Vanoverstraeten (individual investor)

Business description: CoWare is the leading supplier of system-level electronic design automation (EDA) software tools and services. CoWare offers a comprehensive set of electronic system-level (ESL) tools that enable SoC developers to "differentiate by design" through the creation of system-IP including embedded processors, on-chip buses, and DSP algorithms; the architecture of optimized SoC platforms; hardware/software co-design; and virtual platforms for device software development. The company's solutions are based on open industry standards including SystemC. CoWare's customers are major systems, semiconductor, and IP companies in the market where consumer electronics, computing, and communications converge. CoWare's corporate investors include ARM [(LSE:ARM);(Nasdaq: ARMHY)], Cadence Design Systems (NYSE:CDN), STMicroelectronics (NYSE:STM), and Sony Corporation (NYSE:SNE). CoWare is headquartered in San Jose, Calif., and has offices around the world. For more information about CoWare and its products and services, visit
Customers include: Lucent TechnologiesMotorolaNokiaPointBase;  MediaTek ;  MeP;  OKI Electric;  Oki Electric Industry ;  Rohm;  SignalSoft
Partners include: AccelChipARC InternationalARM Cadence Design SystemsDenali SoftwareForte Design SystemsIkos SystemsLSIMentor GraphicsMips TechnologiesSiemens Sonics STMicroelectronics SuperHSynopsysSynplicityTensilica Texas InstrumentsVeriSilicon Verisity;  ACE ;  Carbon Design Systems;  Doulos ;  IIT Kharagpur;  IMEC ;  Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Delhi;  Model Technology;  MontaVista ;  Newfield Technology ;  Novas;  Platform;  Tenison Design Automation ;  WHDL;  Willamette HDL

Rounds: 5
Recent Fundings: Jul 2007   Jun 1999
Capital raised: 57.0M
Last Round: 7.0M
Ownership: Acquired by Synopsys (2010  amount undisclosed )
VCs include: Greylock PartnersInformation Technology VenturesGIMV;  IT Partners
Angels/other VCs: Willem Roelandts (Xilinx);  A Brooke Seawell (Synopsy)

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Record updated: Dec 2014
Sector: Software
Year Founded: 1996
Headcount: 101-150 as of Dec 2002
Rounds: 5
Recent Fundings: Jul 2007   Jun 1999
Capital Raised: 57.0M
Last Round: 7.0M
Ownership: Acquired by Synopsys (2010  amount undisclosed )