PathWave Software Solutions Communication Message

Subject: Discontinuance of Sales of Perpetual Licenses for Design Software

Beginning December 01, 2020


Dear Keysight EEsof EDA/PathWave Design Customer,

You are receiving this message because you or your organization is a valued customer of Keysight PathWave Design and/or EEsof EDA software. We want to make you aware of two upcoming changes.

In early 2020, Keysight introduced a new, simplified, application-focused EDA software product structure referred to as the “PathWave Design Product Structure”. Many customers have since migrated to this new product structure, which groups functionality into application areas in order to increase productivity through common workflows.

With the new structure in place, Keysight is announcing two additional changes to our Design Software price list:

  1. Migration to a Subscription-only license model, effective December 1st, 2020.
    All perpetual licenses on new and old Design Software product structures will be removed from the price list.
  2. Obsolescence of all old product structure numbers, effective June 1, 2021.
    Only the new PathWave Design Product Structure will be available for purchase after this date.

The purchase of perpetual licenses will no longer be available December 1. However, Keysight will continue to support your use of existing perpetual licenses and offer support plans to help ensure your business continuity. All PathWave Design/EEsof perpetual licenses will continue to receive software updates and technical support.

Keysight has been shifting its business to provide customers with a continuous stream of value, as opposed to one-time product delivery. Consequently, most of our customers have already migrated to our subscription or enterprise agreement license models, and now receive the benefits of:

a.) Increased financial flexibility with lower upfront costs and more predictable costs

b.) Flexibility of software mix to accommodate changing market, technology, and methodology needs, within each subscription period (only available to enterprise level agreements)

c.) Simplified software management and deployment

d.) Inclusion of support and software updates

So, we’ve decided to eliminate perpetual licenses from our price list and optimize our business to support our customers with this continuous value model.

We are committed to help make this transition as smooth as possible. Please contact your Keysight Account Manager, who will help ensure you get the most value from our subscription based PathWave Design Software.


Tom Lillig
General Manager
Keysight PathWave Software Solutions

Note: This includes all software in the new PathWave Design Product Structure, as well as previous Keysight EEsof EDA software products like: Advanced Design System (ADS), SystemVue, EMPro, GoldenGate, Genesys, SIPro, PIPro, Memory Designer, IC-CAP, Model Builder, Model QA and WaferPro.

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