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EE Times: Synopsys brings Linux into EDA mainstream

Mar 31, 1999, 15:24 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Richard Goering)

Thanks to Stuart Wood for this link.

"The open-source Linux operating system will receive by far its biggest EDA endorsement next week, when Synopsys Inc. announces that it is porting its Verilog VCS simulator to Red Hat Linux. The popularity of VCS, the number-two Verilog simulator, pushes Linux much deeper into the EDA mainstream than it has ventured before."

"Linux is also entering the pc-board CAD market. Dansk Data Electronik A/S (DDE) announced at last week's PCB Design Conference West that it has ported its Supermax E-CAD layout system to Red Hat Linux. The Danish company has just opened a U.S. office, in Newport Beach, Calif."

"Linux, which was almost completely discounted by analysts and vendors just months ago, is suddenly turning heads. "Linux is making a very strong showing now that Red Hat has come into the picture," said Dataquest's Smith. By offering a standardized version of Linux, Smith said, Red Hat has solved "almost all" of the problems that EDA vendors had with the operating system, which formerly was available under many different versions."

Complete story.