Denies Any Wrongdoing, Contends Patent Infringement Suits are Unfounded
WISSOUS, FRANCE and SAN JOSE, CALIF. August 20, 2012 EVE, the leader in hardware/software co-verification, today denied any wrongdoing and reaffirmed that it will continue to defend itself against Mentor Graphics patent infringement suits. EVE believes these litigations are unfounded will defend itself through the United States and Japanese court systems until the truth is established.
Mentor Graphics behavior is predictable, said Luc Burgun, president and chief executive officer of EVE. In 2006, Mentor Graphics tried to use the legal system to stifle competition when it was struggling to deliver Veloce and had concerns about EVE accelerating deployment through a line of successful products. This is yet another groundless litigation and we will vigorously defend ourselves.
EVE is the worldwide leader in hardware/software co-verification solutions, offering fast transaction-based co-emulation and in-circuit emulation, with installations at five of the top six semiconductor companies. EVE products shorten the overall verification cycle of complex integrated circuits and electronic systems designs, and can be integrated with transaction-level ESL tools and software debuggers, target hardware systems, as well as Verilog, SystemVerilog and VHDL simulators. EVE is a member of OCP-IP, the MIPI Alliance and Si2, along with ARM, Mentor Graphics, Real Intent, Springsoft and Synopsys Partner programs. Its United States headquarters is located in San Jose, Calif. Corporate headquarters is in Wissous, France. Other offices are located in India, Japan, Korea, Taiwan and Tunisia. Visit EVE online at: www.eve-team.com.