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EETimes: Mentor ports IC Station to Linux

Aug 24, 2000, 01:13 (0 Talkback[s])
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"Claiming to offer the first complete, full-custom IC design solution on Linux, Mentor Graphics Corp. has announced that its entire suite of IC Station products is now available on the open-source operating system. Mentor is supporting Red Hat Linux version 6.0 and is promising identical functionality to the Unix-based IC Station tools."

"IC Station comprises over a dozen individual tools that allow schematic capture, full-custom layout and interactive verification. Until now, all of these tools were available on Unix platforms only. This isn't Mentor's first Linux port, however: The Calibre IC verification tool, which is not part of IC Station, has been available on Linux in recent months."

"The IC Station Linux port serves two different types of customers, said Ernie Koeroghlian, business unit director of Mentor's custom IC design unit. He said that large semiconductor vendors want to provide a way for their designers to work at home or at off-site locations. Small fabless semiconductor houses, on the other hand, want low-cost platforms such as the PCs that run Linux."

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