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Artisan Components  (Stock symbol: ARTI ) Acquired by ARM (2004 $ 913,000,000)

141 Caspian Court
Sunnyvale, CA 94089
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Outside board: (May no longer be on the board) Bob Latta (Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati);  R. Stephen Heinrichs (Avistar Communications);  Morio Kurosaki (Aisys Corp);  Lucio L. Lanza (Lanza Technology Ventures) Leon Malmed (SanDisk VP Sales & Marketing)
Former outside board: Eli Harari (SanDisk CEO)

Business description: Artisan Components, Inc. is a leading semiconductor intellectual property (IP) provider. The company's design platforms are in use by design teams at over 1000 companies worldwide. Artisan's design platforms provide IC designers with a common interface to a range of process technologies from the world's leading foundries. Built on Artisan's Process-Perfect(TM) memory generators, standard cell and I/O libraries, Artisan's design platforms include a comprehensive set of views and models supporting leading design tools and methodologies. Artisan's worldwide network of EDA, IP and design service partners extend the Artisan standard to a complete set of system level design and integration solutions.
Customers include: ARMFujitsuNECOKI SemiconductorTeradiant Networks;  1st Silicon;  SGS-Thompson

Capital raised: 4.3M
Ownership: Acquired by ARM (2004 $ 913,000,000)
Stock Symbol: ARTI
VCs include: U.S. Venture Partners
Corporate investors: Synopsys Venture Fund

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Record updated: Feb 2005
Sector: Software
Year Founded: 1991
Headcount: 151-200 as of May 2002
Capital Raised: 4.3M
Ownership: Acquired by ARM (2004 $ 913,000,000)
Stock Symbol: ARTI