Talk:Mentor Graphics

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The "HISTORY" section looks like a carbon copy of something, can we have a clear indication that this is not a verbatim copy of someone else's work and in case it is, that it is properly licensed? Nixdorf 22:16, 18 April 2006 (UTC) How about some competitors?

I modified the history (in June) with some original text; should be OK now. Also added some competitors (at founding time) and the differences between them. LouScheffer 05:40, 12 July 2006 (UTC)

Dealing with this Company this history is not completed. January 2012 the Flowmaster Group with one of the leading System Simulation Fluid Provider (One dimensional Fluid-Models and simulation has been aquired as part of the Mechanical Analysis Division. The Product is Flowmaster. (User:Gotthard von Toerne, 30 July 2013) (talk) 18:42, 30 January 2013 (UTC)

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BetacommandBot (talk) 16:29, 8 March 2008 (UTC)

The article completly ignores Mentors take over of PADS, a reason for Mentor to refuse to discuse "merger" with Cadence as they own OrCad —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 13:38, 6 April 2010 (UTC)


The products list doesn't include any thing about DFT (Design For Test) tools distributed by mentor graphics corporation. Some one please take a look into this - Sasikiran (talk) 17:09, 13 January 2009 (UTC)

I have a pdf of the document "The Mentor Graphics Story"[edit]

I made a scanned copy of the print-only pamphlet "The Mentor Graphics Story" that I received upon my hiring at Mentor in 1990. It substantiates a large part of the text in the history section of this article. I added a footnote reference for it.

I would like to append it to the article, but as a new contributor, I have not done enough editing to be autoconfirmed (and doubt I ever will...) I just wanted to get this document attached. It has a bit more color than the abbreviated history.

If someone can help me get this booklet pdf attached, I would appreciate it. Bbeebementor (talk) 00:07, 8 October 2009 (UTC)bbeebementor

As your footnote says, "copyright Mentor Graphics" thus uploading it would likely violate the company's copyright unless you have their specific permission to license it to Wikipedia. Thus, even if someone uploads it, it will likely be deleted. Aboutmovies (talk) 02:26, 8 October 2009 (UTC)

The main author(s) assumes too much concerning the extent of most readers' knowledge about the business of Mentor Graphics. Specifically, there are several undefined abbreviations used, which is a pet peeve of mine. These, possibly not inclusive, are: ASIC, FPGA, IDE, IPN, SDL, SPICE, SoC, and UML. I think, but am not positive, that this list excludes proprietary product names of the company. One of these, SPICE, has a link to another entry within Wikipedia, but it and all the others should be defined where they first appear. I and other readers interested in learning about Mentor Graphics, but who are mostly unfamiliar with the industry that this company is in, will appreciate those who are more knowledgeable who correct these poor-writing errors. Thanking whoever you are in advance, I am Kemkomposeur (talk) 04:47, 12 July 2010 (UTC)

CodeSourcery redirects here[edit]

CodeSourcery redirects here but it said nowhere except the entry under the title that codesourcery redirects here. either explain in this article what it is or remove the redirection. -- (talk) 11:50, 28 March 2011 (UTC)

I've added the same on Talk:CodeSourcery -- Samveen (talk) 11:21, 12 June 2013 (UTC)

Graphic Software Systems[edit]

Is there any connection between Mentor Graphics and Graphic Software Systems (GSS)? Seems both were founded in 1981 in Wilsonville, Oregon by former Tektronix engineers. GSS is notable for being the vendor for the Virtual Device Interface (VDI), via which IBM tried to insulate developers from the Enhanced Graphics Adapter board to sidestep driver problems. --Wbm1058 (talk) 16:37, 29 March 2012 (UTC)