WILSONVILLE, Ore., Jan. 6, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Mentor Graphics Corp. (NASDAQ: MENT) announced today it has received the 2015 "Best Design Solution" Supplier Award from specialty foundry TowerJazz. TowerJazz's Supplier Awards recognize the contribution and commitment of its partners; winners are selected based on their value creation for TowerJazz. In announcing Mentor as the winner of "Best Design Solution" Supplier TowerJazz singled out Mentor for its key ecosystem alliance programs, continued enhancement of the Calibre® physical verification platform and Pyxis™ custom IC design platform, and outstanding field support of mutual customers.
"The team at Mentor Graphics consistently provides us with new ideas and applications that help us differentiate our specialty processes, backed up by flexible and attentive field support," said Ori Galzur, vice president of VLSI Design Center and Design Enablement, TowerJazz. "This award demonstrates our dedication to both Mentor and our mutual customers."
Recent examples of this mutual collaboration include the following:
- TowerJazz uses Calibre Auto-Waivers™ to significantly reduce the time and effort spent reviewing design rule violations so that designs can move to tapeout faster, while identifying legitimate design rule violations that could impact yield.
- To help its customers improve product reliability, TowerJazz uses Calibre PERC™ to create specialized circuit reliability checks, which include but are not limited to electrostatic discharge (ESD), charge device modeling (CDM), and power management propagation checks.
- The Pyxis platform provides TowerJazz customers the functionality required to design today's complex custom ICs. The platform is tuned for analog/mixed-signal (AMS) and custom digital designs, so extensive customization is not required, thereby shrinking the design time. Pyxis supports PDKs in multiple formats, including iPDKs and the Pyxis native format.
"Mentor Graphics is honored to receive this recognition for our products, business models, and customer support which all contribute towards fulfilling the needs of mutual customers around the world," said Michael Buehler-Garcia, senior director of Calibre Design Solutions Marketing. "Our collaboration with TowerJazz has resulted in unique applications that combine our advanced IC design and verification solutions with TowerJazz's specialty processes, with customers benefiting via faster design-to-tapeout cycle times."
About Mentor Graphics
Mentor Graphics Corporation is a world leader in electronic hardware and software design solutions, providing products, consulting services and award-winning support for the world's most successful electronic, semiconductor and systems companies. Established in 1981, the company reported revenues in the last fiscal year in excess of $1.24 billion. Corporate headquarters are located at 8005 S.W. Boeckman Road, Wilsonville, Oregon 97070-7777. World Wide Web site: http://www.mentor.com/.
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