Mentor Graphics Corp. (NASDAQ:MENT) today announced that Hewlett-Packard Co., Inkjet and Printing Solutions division, has reaffirmed their use of the Pyxis™ Custom IC Design Platform as their standard solution for custom IC design and verification. The Pyxis platform was chosen based on the consistent delivery of new functionality, and the outstanding customer service and support HP receives from both the Deep Submicron Division as well as the Mentor® Customer Support Division.
“We are extremely pleased with the results of our work with Mentor to advance the state of the art in custom IC design, and appreciate our long standing partnership in solving unique problems integrating CMOS and MEMs design methodologies,” said Bill Young, CAD Tools Manager, Inkjet and Printing Solutions division, HP. “Mentor’s tools and exceptional support have given us a platform for consistent and repeatable design and verification that exceeds our expectations.”
“The Pyxis Custom IC Design Platform is delivering on our vision of eliminating the most serious custom IC design and verification pain points by innovating breakthrough solutions,” said Linda Fosler, director of marketing, Deep Submicron Division, Mentor Graphics. “The Pyxis platform enables a team of people to work concurrently in the same area of a design to implement late-stage ECOs, and cuts weeks, and sometimes months, off the design and verification schedule.”
About the Pyxis Custom Design PlatformThe Pyxis Custom Design Platform provides the functionality required to design today’s complex custom ICs. The platform is tuned for analog/mixed-signal (AMS) and custom digital designs so that extensive customization is not required. The platform is also tightly integrated with industry leading tools: the Mentor family of AMS simulators and AMS verification solutions, including the Eldo® Classic, Eldo Premier and Questa® ADMS tools, and the Calibre® physical verification and DFM platform. The Pyxis Custom Design Platform includes: design data management, design capture, simulation control, results visualization, layout editor with floorplanning, concurrent editing and a custom router. These tools are easy to learn and use, and also provide advanced functionality for advanced users. Mentor is fully committed to support industry standards as they apply to the custom design space. Today, the support for these standards includes OpenAccess, iPDK, EDIF, LEF/DEF, etc. About Mentor Customer Support Mentor offers leading support for EDA tools, providing rapid, expert response to technical product issues. To help design teams around the world accelerate product development and increase quality, Mentor offers a smooth transition to product enhancements and new releases, timely access to solutions through an ever expanding array of online options, and on-site support for special situations. Focus on customer needs has earned Mentor the prestigious Support Center Practices certification, the Association of Support Professionals’ 10 Best Web Support Sites award, and the industry’s only five-time receipt of the STAR Award, which recognizes superior technical support performance to external customers.
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