Breaking News
News & Analysis

Mentor sues EVE in Tokyo, EVE responds

12/17/2010 02:03 PM EST
5 comments
NO RATINGS
More Related Links
View Comments: Newest First | Oldest First | Threaded View
Neo10
User Rank
Rookie
re: Mentor sues EVE in Tokyo, EVE responds
Neo10   12/20/2010 2:17:15 AM
NO RATINGS
Going by above Mentor should have sued EVE long before because as they say the Readback feature is integral to all their products. So why did they wait until Eve didn't bite the dust and really has started showing signs of growing in to a promising emulation company. Hmm, what is they had wanted to buy out Eve sometime back but passed the opportunity.

tb1
User Rank
Rookie
re: Mentor sues EVE in Tokyo, EVE responds
tb1   12/17/2010 7:30:44 PM
NO RATINGS
This story has some bizarre twists. Mentor, 15 years ago or so bought French emulation company Meta and Quickturn (now part of Cadence), prevented them from bringing this product into the US because of patent violations. Mentor lost even after many lawsuits with strange twists including a plot by emulation company Aptix's CEO's arrest and plot to kill a judge http://www.eetimes.com/electronics-news/4155081/Former-Aptix-CEO-indicted-for-plot-to-kill-judge-item-1 Later, many people left Meta to create Eve. Now Mentor is trying Quickturn's trick to use patents to prevent Eve's product from getting into Japan.

August Cartoon Caption Winner!
August Cartoon Caption Winner!
"All the King's horses and all the KIng's men gave up on Humpty, so they handed the problem off to Engineering."
5 comments
Top Comments of the Week
Like Us on Facebook

Datasheets.com Parts Search

185 million searchable parts
(please enter a part number or hit search to begin)
EE Times on Twitter
EE Times Twitter Feed
Flash Poll
Radio
NEXT UPCOMING BROADCAST
How to Cope with a Burpy Comet
October 17, 2pm EDT Friday
EE Times Editorial Director Karen Field interviews Andrea Accomazzo, Flight Director for the Rosetta Spacecraft.