"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
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