Mentor Graphics to Provide Tessent Silicon Test, Yield Analysis, Calibre Physical Verification and DFM for Freescale

  Mentor Graphics to Provide Tessent Silicon Test, Yield Analysis, Calibre
  Physical Verification and DFM for Freescale

Business Wire

WILSONVILLE, Ore. -- June 4, 2013

Mentor Graphics Corp. (NASDAQ:MENT) today announcedthat Freescale®
Semiconductor (NYSE:FSL) (NYSE:FSL.B)has selected Mentor as an ideal partner
in the silicon test, yield analysis, physical verification and DFM technology

The collaboration enables Freescale’s deployment of the Mentor® Tessent® and
Calibre® technologies covering design for test (DFT), physical verification
and analysis, and pre- and post-tapeout design for fabrication and
manufacturability (DFM). The new technologies expand on the work of an
existing collaboration between Freescale and Mentor for developing design
flows and methods to improve design for manufacturing and silicon test

“Freescale requires a fast time-to-market. Therefore, we continue to invest
significant resources to provide leading-edge capability throughout the design
process,” said Ken Hansen, vice president of the Technology Solutions
Organization and chief technology officer for Freescale. “Mentor’s platforms
are an integral part of Freescale’s design flow, helping us provide silicon
solutions that have a high degree of testability, reliability and
manufacturability. We chose Mentor Graphics because of its leadership in the
DFT and physical verification technology areas. This alliance enables
Freescale to expand product functionality and serve multiple markets, while
reducing our development cycle time.”

“As a close partner with Freescale, we continue to see the benefits of working
together on our common goal of achieving higher product functionality and
reliability with accelerated time to market,” said Joseph Sawicki, vice
president and general manager of the Design-to-Silicon Division at Mentor
Graphics. “Our work together helps Mentor provide technologies to Freescale
that increase the performance and scalability of their most advanced SoC

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 of about $1,090 million. Corporate
headquarters are located at 8005 S.W. Boeckman Road, Wilsonville, Oregon
97070-7777. World Wide Web site:

(Mentor Graphics Mentor, Tessent and Calibre are registered trademarks of
Mentor Graphics Corporation. All other company or product names are the
registered trademarks or trademarks of their respective owners.)


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