Mentor Graphics acquires XS Embedded Mentor Graphics announced the acquisition of XS Embedded GmbH, a technology leader in the creation of automotive system architectures and hardware reference platforms. XSe has over ten years of direct experience in the automotive electronics design industry across twenty automotive programs that combine hardware and software expertise. XSe brings a pioneering approach to accelerate system design and verification by providing automotive-grade hardware and software to reduce the time to SOP. Mentor is now well positioned to address the cross-functional collaboration needs required to address the trends towards integration of Advanced Driver Assistance Systems, Driver Information and Infotainment domains.
Mentor Graphics wins patent infringement verdict, awarded $36M in damages Mentor Graphics (MENT) announced that a Portland, Oregon jury delivered a verdict in favor of Mentor in a trial in which Mentor asserted infringement of one of its patents against Emulation and Verification Engineering S.A. and Synopsys (SNPS). The jury in the United States District Court for the District of Oregon found that one Mentor patent – U.S. Patent No. 6,240,376 – was directly and indirectly infringed by EVE and Synopsys. As part of the verdict, the jury awarded damages of approximately $36M and certain royalties to be paid to Mentor Graphics.