KLA-Tencor invests in EDA firm

KT Venture Group LLC, the investment arm of KLA-Tencor Corp has invested in the latest round of funding of Pyxis Technology, an EDA company selling IC routing software and service solutions. The new funds will be used to accelerate deployment of the Pyxis NexusRoute yield-aware, auto-router, which was announced last September.

This is yet another example of the trend where different players are “crossing over” or getting the various adjacencies into the fold, in their pursuit of a better and integrated solution for the market; and thus increasing their share of the pie.

We saw this with Cadence acquiring Clear Shape Technologies and also with Verigy’s acquisition of Inovys.

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