WILSONVILLE, Ore.—(BUSINESS WIRE)—November 13, 2006— Mentor Graphics Corporation (Nasdaq: MENT) today announced that Faraday Technology Corporation, a fabless ASIC design service company, has selected TestKompress(R), the industry leading test compression solution, for their leading-edge design-for-test (DFT) flow. With TestKompress, Faraday can significantly reduce both test data volume and test time, while still achieving the high quality level that their customers demand.
Faraday is the largest design service company in the Pacific Rim,
with over 3,000 successful designs and nearly 100 million ASIC chips
shipped annually, worldwide. Employing leading edge manufacturing test
solutions ensures the most competitive and highest quality products
for Faraday's customers.
"Below the 90nm process node, delay test has become crucial to
ensuring product quality," said Kun-Cheng Wu, Director of the Design
Development Division at Faraday Technology. "The pattern compression
technology provided by TestKompress enhances test quality with a
robust set of delay tests and reduces the test cost at the same time.
TestKompress proves to be very important to an SoC design company like
TestKompress uses Embedded Deterministic Test (EDT) technology to
reduce test data volume by up to 100X, allowing for significant
improvements in both test quality and test cost. Given Faraday's large
ASIC production volume, TestKompress provides a turnkey solution that
helps Faraday maintain their competitive advantage
"Over the years, Faraday has depended on Mentor Graphics software
products to better serve their customers' unique business needs," said
Robert Hum, vice president and general manager of the Design
Verification and Test Division of Mentor Graphics. "With their
selection of TestKompress, Faraday is demonstrating their commitment,
in a competitive market, to providing their customers the highest
quality devices, especially in nanometer design."
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
$750 million and employs approximately 4,100 people worldwide.
Corporate headquarters are located at 8005 S.W. Boeckman Road,
Wilsonville, Oregon 97070-7777. World Wide Web site:
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