Moscape Inc was founded in July 1997 by Chandra Somanathan who was a principal member of the renowned Alpha RISC Microprocessor design team at Digital Equipment Corporation, Hudson, Massachusetts. Company raised multi million dollar venture capital and corporate financing with leading semiconductor industry veterans on the board of directors, assembled experienced executive, engineering, sales and marketing teams, developed patented technology and revenue generating electronic design automation products for top tier customers in the deep submicron IC design market. Company started at the San Jose Software Business Cluster, 2 North First St, San Jose, CA office location and moved to a larger facility at 3990 Freedom Circle, Santa Clara, CA a year later. Seiko Instruments, Tokyo, Japan represented as distributors for the Asia Pacific region, Pillsbury, Madison and Sutro (now Pillsbury Winthrop), Palo Alto, CA as the legal counsel and Townsend, Townsend and Crew (now Townsend Kilpatrick), Palo Alto, CA as the patent counsel. Company merged with Magama Design in 2000 and successfully executed a combined company IPO in November 2001 (NASDAQ:LAVA) with subsequent acquisition by Synopsys Inc (NASDAQ:SNPS).