Mentor Graphics has bought embedded software company, Accelerated Technology to lead Mentor's expanded embedded systems division in an effort to improve the matching of software development products with hardware design and verification tools.
Dr. Walden C. Rhines, chairman and CEO for Mentor Graphics said, “In order to successfully integrate IC development into full system design, embedded software and hardware EDA providers need to work together to provide software development that is staged early in the IC design flow.”
“With the acquisition of Accelerated Technology, we significantly strengthen our embedded software portfolio, allowing us to offer our customers a unique combination of best-in-class embedded software and hardware design and verification solutions.”
Accelerated Technology will continue to operate from its current location in Mobile, Alabama. Its two distinct product lines, code|labT, an embedded software development suite and Nucleus, a royalty-free real-time operating system, will join the Mentor Graphics XRAY Debugger as part of the companies embedded systems division. The products will continue being integrated into other Mentor solutions, including the Seamless hardware/software co-verification Environment.
“By designing and maintaining all our software products in-house, we have developed extensive knowledge and expertise in the embedded market,” said Neil Henderson, former president of Accelerated Technology and new general manager of the Mentor Graphics Embedded Systems Division. ”