X-FAB Adds Support for Mentor Graphics Calibre and xCalibre

11/13/2002 - A new milestone has been achieved in the technology partnership between semiconductor manufacturer X-FAB of Erfurt, Germany and Mentor Graphics®, a world leader in electronic hardware and software design solutions. The Mentor Graphics Calibre® tool suite will now be included in X-FAB's mixed-signal solutions offerings and X-FAB will continually integrate the new tools for mainstream processes in their design kits and provide requisite support.

"X-FAB will offer its customers complete Mentor EDA support for the newly developed X-FAB master kits," said Thomas Ramsch, Manager Design Support of the X-FAB Group. "These mixed-signal design kits support the complete Mentor verification product line with the Calibre DRCTM and Calibre LVSTM tools for physical verification and the xCalibre® tool for parasitic extraction, as well as the newest simulation tools based on the Mentor Graphics IC Flow and Design Architect®-IC, including the ADVance MSTM, EldoTM and ModelSim® tools."

"Our customers, who have endorsed the joint partnership between X-FAB and Mentor Graphics, have shown extremely favorable support of our expanded cooperation. X-FAB's support of the complete Mentor mixed-signal verification flow with Calibre and xCalibre represents yet another important milestone on our successful path together," said Bruno Lpfe, Managing Director of Mentor Graphics, Germany.

At first, the expanded mixed-signal kit for the 0.8 m high-voltage technology CX08H will be available, with plans for all X-FAB processes to be expanded to include the complete Mentor Graphics design environment.

About X-FAB
X-FAB, with headquarters in Erfurt, Germany, is a European, independent mixed-signal foundry. The company has - with X-FAB UK (Plymouth, UK) and sister company X-FAB Texas Inc. (Lubbock, Texas) - three manufacturing sites, with a combined capacity of more than 8,000 8-inch equivalent wafer starts per week. X-FAB has approximately 900 employees worldwide.

About Mentor Graphics
Mentor Graphics Corporation (Nasdaq: MENT) 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 electronics and semiconductor companies. Established in 1981, the company reported revenues over the last 12 months of about $600 million and employs approximately 3,700 people worldwide. Corporate headquarters are located at 8005 S.W. Boeckman Road, Wilsonville, Oregon 97070-7777; Silicon Valley headquarters are located at 1001 Ridder Park Drive, San Jose, California 95131-2314.

Mentor Graphics, Calibre, xCalibre, Design Architect and ModelSim are registered trademarks and Calibre LVS, Calibre DRC, ADVance MS, Eldo are trademarks of Mentor Graphics Corporation.

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