PDF to acquire IDS Software

June 20, 2003 – San Jose, CA – PDF Solutions, a San Jose-based provider of services for improving yield and optimizing IC performance, has agreed to acquire software development company IDS Software Systems in a cash-and-stock deal worth $50.6 million.

The deal, which will boost PDF’s software offerings for semiconductor plants, centers on IDS’ DataPower system, a database for semiconductor fabs that tracks progress and flags areas for improvement in the chipmaking process.

IDS was a takeover target of HPL last summer, until accounting irregularities at HPL scuttled the deal.


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