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The increasing complexity of analog design for SoCs has become a bottleneck due to the lack of established design automation flows. Consequently, reuse of analog design IP (intellectual property) is becoming increasingly prevalent in the semiconductor industry. Traditional design reuse approaches still require a considerable amount of a designer's time for a new set of specifications or migration to new technology nodes. This paper describes an accelerated design reuse strategy for analog circuit design using design automation techniques. As a case study, we developed an automated GmC filter design flow using a combination of heuristic and stochastic optimization methods. The resultant IP is capable of generating SPICE netlists for wide sets of specifications and different technology nodes with minimal designer effort.