Semiconductors & Semiconductor Capital Equipment
DFMSim Inc., a leader in chip simulation technology, completed its sale to Applied Materials (NASDAQ: AMAT), the global leader in providing innovative equipment, services and software to enable the manufacture of advanced semiconductor, flat panel display and solar photovoltaic products. The terms of the transaction have not been publicly disclosed. Needham & Company acted as the exclusive financial advisor to DFMSim Inc.
DFMSim provides advanced enabling software solutions to the global semiconductor industry. The company's technology simulates key IC design and processing steps to quickly find and avoid systemic defects that threaten yields and increase manufacturing costs. DFMSim's solutions are versatile, modular, easy to use and can be rapidly configured for various manufacturing processes and tools. Headquartered in Silicon Valley, the company maintains R&D, sales and support offices in multiple global locations.