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Has Mentor traded its high-level synthesis (HLS) Catapult C organization?

Clive Maxfield
8/26/2011 02:33 PM EDT

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Max The Magnificent
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re: Has Mentor traded its high-level synthesis (HLS) Catapult C organization?
Max The Magnificent   8/26/2011 5:18:39 PM
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Hey -- it was a rumor when I saw it (grin) And the fact that it's turned into news is great because it means I wasn't spreading false rumors :-)

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garydpdx   8/26/2011 4:30:30 PM
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Max, this has moved from rumor to news. The combination of the Catapult C asset and existing equity from it minority share, appears to put Mentor into a majority position (if not in equity by percentage then in its class of shares). And Brian, the memo leaked to John Cooley's Deep Chip states that the 'Design Creation' team with Vista (plus HDL Designer, ReqTracer, etc.) will report to Glenn Perry, who heads Embedded Systems (Nucleus, Code Sourcery, etc.) and who before that, lead a Design Creation team with the non-Vista tools.

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Max The Magnificent   8/26/2011 3:51:12 PM
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Hi Brian -- thanks for this input, which is very insightful as usual ...

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BrianBailey   8/26/2011 2:58:49 PM
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I think there is another possibility that you didn't cover Max. Mentor is, well to be blunt, a little tight when it comes to acquisitions. I expect that all three of the big players were interested in Calypto because it id the only game in town really when it comes to the next generation of equivalence checking. Synopsys has some internal technology but never released it. So Mentor and Cadence needed this for a complete ESL flow. If Mentor could not afford to buy Calypto, then this makes sure that they control the resource and they use their own internal equity to buy it. What I do find strange is that Vista is not coming along for the ride, which in my mind says that Mentor has less faith in that technology.

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