"Synopsys Inc., the design technology leader for complex
integrated circuit (IC) design, today announced that its VCS(TM)
product, the market leading high-performance Verilog simulator,
will support the Linux operating system (OS) provided by Red Hat
Software for the Intel-based workstation platform."
The Linux port of VCS is presently available to qualified
customers for beta testing and is scheduled for first commercial
release in July 1999. In addition to the VCS port, Synopsys is
porting its CoverMeter(TM) code coverage tool to Linux, which will
also be available in July 1999. Customers with "simulation farm"
environments will benefit from the greater choice in operating
"I was delighted with how quickly and smoothly VCS came up on
Linux," said Lee Jones, member of the technical staff of the
Computer Systems Business Unit at Silicon Graphics, Inc. "We are
very pleased that Synopsys responded to our request. Our initial
testing of this version indicates that VCS on Linux is rock solid
and ready for production work."
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