Agere Systems Adopts Mentor Graphics Calibre for 65nm Design

Mentor Graphics Corporation (Nasdaq: MENT) today announced that the storage division at Agere Systems(R) has adopted a comprehensive collection of the Calibre(R) tools from Mentor. The set of tools in use at Agere include Calibre nmDRC, Calibre LVS, Calibre Interactive and Calibre RVE. Agere chose the Calibre tool suite primarily due to Calibre’s extensive design rule file support from world-class foundries.

“The Calibre tool suite delivers, at this technology node, the performance needed for our physical verification,” said Roland Krebs, Senior Manager of Physical Design at Agere.

“Our ability to complete verification quickly and to work with our partners and customers is a large benefit of the Calibre tool set over other similar tools on the market.” said Greg Kleese, Director of Engineering at Agere.

There are clear benefits when designers adopt a comprehensive physical verification flow using the market leading Calibre tool suite, which includes Calibre nmDRC (design rule check), Calibre LVS (layout vs. schematic), and Calibre RVE (results viewing environment), all accessible through the Calibre Interactive invocation GUI. Designers can cross probe results, debug quickly and easily, and locate and fix errors in a succinct manner. In addition, with Calibre, the risk of unforeseen issues in manufacturing is greatly minimized because Calibre is the golden sign-off standard at the majority of all world-class foundries.

“The Calibre design-to-silicon platform is recognized for its technological superiority,” said Anthony Nicoli, director of marketing for the Calibre physical verification, extraction and design-for-manufacturing (DFM) products. “When our customers adopt the Calibre tool flow, they find their total verification time is greatly reduced, they experience predictable, fast turn around times and avoid delays in their design cycle.”

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