Commenting on the disclosure by Cadence Systems of its approach to buy Mentor Graphics, Nick Martin, CEO of Altium, said, "We see that this merger would create a leading position for Cadence in the market at the IC design level, and the consolidation of Cadence and Mentor's joint resources and technologies could prove positive for their customers and investors.
"However, whatever the final result of these discussions, electronic product designers will still need new ways to innovate and bring the next generation of their electronic products to market.
"Old design philosophies are being left behind. They rely on integrating various point tools, but the end result is the same: data being passed across different design silos. What electronics product organizations need is a unified view of the entire design process: one that embraces every aspect of board-level design, from the hardware, to the programmable hardware and to the software that forms the intelligence at the center of the product.
"We believe the only way to deliver sustainable differentiation over the long term will be from a unified design system that has been built as such from the ground up, that sees the product you are building as one, provides for continuous innovation, and gets your product to market quicker than ever before."
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