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TMCNet:  Mentor Graphics acquires automotive technology platform of MontaVista Software

[February 22, 2013]

Mentor Graphics acquires automotive technology platform of MontaVista Software

Feb 22, 2013 (Datamonitor Financial Deals Tracker via COMTEX) -- Mentor Graphics Corporation, a provider of electronic hardware and software design solutions, has acquired automotive business unit of MontaVista Software, LLC, which includes the MontaVista automotive technology platform.

MontaVista Software is a developer of embedded linux system software and development tools. Mentor and MontaVista are based in the US.

Upon completion of the transaction, Mentor Graphics(R) automotive infotainment solution will feature the combined capabilities of the MontaVista automotive technology platform and the Mentor embedded infotainment base platform and will be paired with development tools including Sourcery (TM) CodeBench and Sourcery Analyzer.

Deal Type Acquisition Sub-Category Asset Purchase Deal Status Completed: 2013-02-21 Deal Participants Target (Company) MontaVista Software, LLC - MontaVista Automotive Technology Platform Acquirer (Company) Mentor Graphics Corporation Vendor (Company) MontaVista Software, LLC Deal Rationale The transaction will enable Mentor to become commercial provider of Linux(R)-based automotive in-vehicle infotainment (IVI) solutions.

The combined Linux and Android-based automotive infotainment platform, together with Mentor's Sourcery CodeBench development tools and professional services capability, will allow Mentor to collaborate with automotive OEMs and Tier 1 suppliers to build next-generation automotive infotainment systems.

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