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Electronic design automation (EDA) is the use of computer programs to design, simulate, verify, and manufacture electronic systems such as integrated circuits (IC), IC packaging, and printed circuit boards (PCB). EDA software (also known as electronic computer-aided design, or ECAD software) has become essential for the development, testing, and production of electronic systems due to the rise of very large scale integration (VLSI) systems and the ever-increasing complexity of ICs and PCBs (which can include millions of transistors, diodes, and other individual components).
Starting in 1981, Mentor Graphics was a global leader in ECAD products. In 2017, Siemens acquired the Mentor Graphics company – as well as their portfolio of EDA software & services, which includes:
In 2021, the Mentor branding became Siemens EDA, which is a part of Siemens Digital Industries Software. However, all of Mentor’s EDA products are still available and supported by Siemens EDA with all of the same functionality that enables developers to create robust IC, IC packages, and PCB designs.
Siemens has also absorbed Mentor Graphics’ offices in Egypt, India, Pakistan, and all around the globe. To find the Siemens EDA office nearest you, visit the locations page.