WILSONVILLE, Ore.—(BUSINESS WIRE)—November 30, 2006— Mentor Graphics Corporation (Nasdaq: MENT) today announced that it is enabling Silicon Valley Technical Institute (SVTI) to develop and offer a broad range of continuing education courses based on Mentor's tools in the areas of design for manufacturability (DFM), nanometer IC design, physical verification and integrated systems design.
Since 1985, Mentor Graphics has demonstrated a continuing
commitment to providing students, worldwide, with leading-edge EDA
tools in order to aid them with tool proficiency upon graduation, and
help them develop relationships with the instructing engineering
colleges and universities. Inherent in Mentor's mission is providing
continuing education beyond graduation so that working electronics
professionals can update their skills and gain additional expertise in
the latest design and manufacturing methodologies.
Working within the strategy of Mentor Graphics' Higher Education
Program, SVTI has incorporated Mentor tools in courses ranging from
nanometer IC design and DFM to design of digital VLSI design and
printed circuit boards (PCB). Courses range from one-day workshops to
three-month in-class courses that include labs. Initial class sessions
have trained over 50 engineering professionals.
In addition, SVTI is currently working with Mentor Graphics to
develop additional training programs based on Mentor tools that
support such areas as advanced functional verification and IC layout
"Mentor Graphics tools are deployed in critical design steps and
flows addressed by SVTI training programs," said Dr. Ali Iranmanesh,
Chairman and Founder, Silicon Valley Technical Institute. "Mentor
Graphics tools enable our students to obtain the sought-after skills
needed to be productive and current in today's fast moving electronics
"Continuing education is a major contributor to the health of the
electronics industry. As silicon and system technology advances,
continuing education ensures that engineers remain experts in today's
design tools and methodologies," said Ian Burgess, Development
Manager, Higher Education Program, Mentor Graphics. "We are delighted
to collaborate with SVTI to provide engineers training on the most
advanced tools available, in order to help companies and professionals
develop the skills that allow them to solve leading edge problems,
maintaining a competitive advantage."
About Silicon Valley Technical Institute
Silicon Valley Technical Institute is a worldwide provider of
training and research programs covering various aspects of electronic
design, design automation, manufacturing, computer, communications
engineering, and Internet technologies. SVTI corporate headquarter is
located in 1762 Technology Drive, Suite 227, San Jose, California USA.
Visit SVTI at: http://www.svtii.com/
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 over
$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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