Wilsonville, OR - July 31, 2000 - Mentor Graphics Corp. and Artisan Components, Inc. today announced a three-year agreement to partner on IP testsolutions. According to the terms of the agreement, Artisan's librarieswill be available with full support for Mentor's Design-For-Test (DFT) tool suites, including the Fastscan,Flextest, and DFTAdvisor tools.
"With thousands of designers using our libraries, Artisan is keenly awareof the cost and time challenges that fabless semiconductor companies andIDMs face when it comes to test," said Mark Templeton, president and chiefexecutive officer at Artisan Components. "We see immense value in workingwith Mentor Graphics to support their DFT solutions with our libraryoffering."
"By providing our mutual customers with test solutions that work seamlesslywith Artisan's IP libraries, we enable our customers to improve design teamproductivity through a comprehensive test methodology," said Fred Cohen,general manager for Mentor Graphic's Design-for-Test Division. "Thismethodology provides our customers with high test coverage, in the face ofrapidly advancing deep submicron (DSM) IC manufacturing technologies, andultimately helps reduce the cost of testing."
Artisan Components, Inc.
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