EDA to private equity, part 2

Posted at 8:50 pm on 01/08/2013 by Dr. Rahul razdan
A surprising number of people seem to agree with a comment in my recent posting on EE Times, that EDA is run like a family business. I received a lot of feedback on this posting, including a number of recurring questions.  

1.    Why would private equity be interesting?  Is EDA interesting enough?   
2.    If it's such a good idea, why is it not done ?    
3.    Is EDA software really sticky?  Isn’t the real problem competitive discounting?
4.    What about the debt?   Would this not be an issue much as it was for Freescale? What about Cadence (which negotiated to sell itself to private equity firms in 2007; the talks broke down)?  


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