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Synopsys unveils new ZeBu server version amid patent suit

Posted: 13 Mar 2015     Print Version  Bookmark and Share

Keywords:Zebu server  patented emulation  emulation platform  Synopsys infringement 

Synopsys Inc. announced a new, infringement-free release of its high-performance ZeBu server emulation system after a court-issued injunction prohibited the company from selling emulators and any software that incorporate Mentor Graphics Corp.'s patented emulation technology.

The company claimed that the recent ZeBu release does not include the two features previously found to infringe on a Mentor-owned patent, as the injunction issued by the Oregon Federal District Court prohibits them from marketing within the United States any product that utilises Mentor's technology. Synopsys is also prohibited from importing emulators with Mentor Graphics' patented technology into the U.S. and from selling emulators outside the U.S. for use within the country.

Synopsys' next move, therefore, was to release infringement-free versions of the ZeBu server software. The ZeBu server emulation system includes up to three times faster compile performance and Unified Debug with the Verdi solution.

"We have made substantial investments in ZeBu technology and software over the last two years and currently deliver the industry's fastest and most scalable emulation platform," said Manoj Gandhi, general manager and senior vice president of the verification group at Synopsys.

Meanwhile, the Oregon court confirmed more than $36 million to be granted to Mentor for lost profits resulting from Synopsys' infringement.





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