Update: Intel acquires ESL firm CoFluent

CoFluent Studio has become the property of Intel

By Peter Clarke

LONDON – Intel has done a deal to acquire CoFluent Design, the vendor of the CoFluent Studio EDA software that supports system-level design and time-behavioral modeling. CoFluent also supported design from UML [Unified Modeling Language] and multicore performance analysis. The move, reported in a Japanese language report, has been confirmed by a source, formerly of CoFluent now of Intel.

Under the terms of the deal CoFluent Studio has become the property of Intel, all CoFluent employees have been picked up by Intel and they will continue to provide customers with support, the report said. This has been confirmed by the source who said that customers had been informed.

CoFluent Design (Paris, France) was founded in 2003 as a spin-off from the University of Nantes by Jean Paul Calvez, Stephane Leclerq and Vincent Perrier. The company raised 2 million euro (about $2.6 million) in 2007 from Emertec Gestion, BNP Paribas Private Equity and UFG Private Equity.