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June 2015 • The PCB Design Magazine 61 6 Mentor Reports 1Q FY 2015 Revenues of $272M "The first quarter was strong for Mentor Graphics, substantially exceeding financial guidance," said Walden C. Rhines, chairman and CEO. "In addition to more than 50% bookings growth in three of our four product categories, our automotive business was very strong, driven by a major win with a lead- ing automotive OEM. We also initiated a strategic and geographic realignment of resources. First quarter results provide a solid start to the year." 7 Cadence Strengthens Allegro Technology Portfolio Cadence Design Systems, Inc., has unveiled the Allegro 16.6 portfolio, which features several new products and technologies. Included in this release is the new Allegro PCB Designer Manufacturing Op - tion, which can shorten the time to create manu- facturing documentation by up to 60 percent, and several key technology updates catered to increase efficiency, control and productivity for designers. 8 Material Witness: How About that Technical Roadmap! You may remember the movie What About Bob? If you do, you may recall the scene in which Bob (played by Bill Murray) confronts his psychia- trist (played by Richard Dreyfuss) and emotes, "I need! I need! I need! Gimme! Gimme! Gimme!" It's tough figuring out how to make PCB materials that meet all the "I need!" and "Gimme!" require- ments in this industry. 9 Intercept Enhances Advanced Design System Interface Functionality Intercept Technology Inc., a leading EDA soft- ware developer for PCB, RF and hybrid design solutions, has announced enhancements to the Keysight Technologies Advanced Design Systems (ADS) Board Link interface functionality within Pantheon. J Pulsonix and Ucamco Collaborate to Fully Integrate Gerber X2 in Pulsonix 8.5 WestDev Ltd., the EDA company delivering tech- nology-leading PCB design solutions, has an- nounced the completion of its Gerber X2 output. Working closely with Ucamco, the developer of the Gerber format, Pulsonix has successfully im- plemented Gerber X2. The output has been fully verified by Ucamco, who confirm it conforms to the X2 specification. for the latest circuit design news and information —anywhere, anytime. June 2015 • The PCB Design Magazine 61

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