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Monterey Design Systems  Acquired by Synopsys (2004)

2171 Landings Drive
Mountain View, CA 94043
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Outside board: (May no longer be on the board) Bernie Marren (OPTi Technologies);  Peter Buhl (BlueRun Ventures) Stephen Dominek (Sevin Rosen Funds);  Kathryn Gould (Foundation Capital);  James Koford (Monterey Design Systems Chairman);  Doug Lindgren (US Trust Private Equity);  Paul R. Low (PRL Associates President);  Ted Meyer (Foundation);  Al Schuele (Sevin Rosen Funds);  Tim Unger (Nokia Venture Parners)

Business description: Monterey Design Systems provides electronic design automation software that enables integrated circuit designers to take their circuits from completed logic design to manufacturing ready output. Built to handle the most demanding semiconductor process requirements, the company's products - IC Wizard™ hierarchical design planner, Sonar™ physical prototyper, and Dolphin® physical implementation system - combine to provide the most streamlined physical design flow on the market. Monterey Design Systems provides the most advanced integrated circuit design flow available on the market. Monterey software includes substantial innovations in silicon virtual prototyping technology that enable designers to produce better chips (smaller, faster, less power-hungry) in less time than competing flows. These innovations include a revolutionary new automatic block placement algorithm and the industry's only physical-synthesis-based prototyping system, underpinned by an infrastructure optimized to handle complex hierarchical designs.
Customers include: Applied Micro CircuitsATIBroadcomCanoneSiliconFujitsuInfineonLSIRicohSpike TechnologiesTeraChipTexas InstrumentsToshibaZoran;  Acuid;  Astek;  Avnet ASIC Israel;  Chamelon;  Creative;  Honda;  Matrox;  Morphics;  NetLogic;  ST;  Sycon;  Tau Networks;  ToshibaFlextronics
Partners include: Cadence Design SystemsSequence DesignSynopsysSynplicityUMCVirtual Silicon Technology;  Artisan;  Coyote Systems;  Simplex;  Verplex

Rounds: 2
Recent Fundings: Aug 2003   Feb 2002
Capital raised: 66.0M
Last Round: 10.0M
Ownership: Acquired by Synopsys (2004)
VCs include: Foundation CapitalPresidio Venture PartnersSevin Rosen FundsComdisco VenturesSTAR VenturesHarbourVest PartnersRHO Management;  Kaufman;  Vertex Partners;  Excelsior Venture Partners
Angels/other VCs: Bernie Aronson (Zoran);  Paul R. Low (IBM CTO)

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Record updated: Jul 2005
Sector: Software
Year Founded: 1997
Headcount: 101-150 as of Nov 2004
Rounds: 2
Recent Fundings: Aug 2003   Feb 2002
Capital Raised: 66.0M
Last Round: 10.0M
Ownership: Acquired by Synopsys (2004)