WILSONVILLE, Ore., March 6, 2015 — Mentor Graphics Corporation (NASDAQ: MENT) today announced an agreement with EDMD Solutions, a member of the CADCAM Group, a leading distributor of electrical and mechanical design and analysis tools in Southeast Europe, to provide PCB design, electrical performance and mechanical analysis products from Mentor Graphics to electronics customers in the region. These Mentor Graphics® products provide customers with the world’s leading printed circuit board (PCB) design, high-performance analysis, PCB design for manufacturability (DFM) checking, and thermal analysis capabilities. Now EDMD’s customers have access to the capabilities that distinguish the Mentor Graphics portfolio and enable higher design productivity, product quality, and cost and design cycle reduction.

Mentor Graphics software complements the CADCAM Group’s existing product suite for product lifecycle management (PLM), to deliver a fully integrated electronics and mechanical design process to significantly reduced time-to-market for new product development. This relationship allows Mentor Graphics to broaden its reach in the Southeast Europe market while allowing EDMD Solutions to deliver improved solutions to its customers. Customers can then share information, collaborate effectively across the product development disciplines, and manage the interrelated aspects of the electronics and electronic-mechanical lifecycle.

“We see a definite trend in the industry where companies are developing more complex and higher performing electronic products,” stated Zlatko Simunec, CEO at EDMD Solutions and CADCAM Group. “With the Mentor Graphics full family of PCB design, signal and power integrity, and CFD thermal analysis products we will now be able to meet the needs of the entire industry including the most advanced design and manufacturing environments. We are very excited about this change in our offerings.”

This agreement marks a departure from CADCAM Group’s long-term relationship with Altium, also a manufacturer of printed circuit board design software. Mentor Graphics is the undisputed worldwide market leader in PCB design and analysis tools, with product offerings targeted at the full spectrum of organizations from the individual designer, through mid-sized project teams, to large global enterprises.

“EDMD Solutions is a welcome addition to our extensive network of worldwide distributors,” stated Ulrich Bruder, global distribution manager, Focus Products Organization of Mentor Graphics. “We understand that for advanced product design, the gap between electrical and mechanical design is becoming non-existent and EDMD Solutions’ product offerings and expertise will provide customers with products they require to design these advanced products more efficiently.”

Mentor Graphics products to be distributed by EDMD Solutions include:

  • PADS and Xpedition family of PCB design tools
  • HyperLynx electrical signal, analog and power integrity analysis
  • FloTherm XT thermal analysis
  • FloEFD CFD (Computational Fluid Dynamics) fluid flow and heat transfer analysis
  • Valor design for PCB manufacturing analysis

About EDMD Solutions

EDMD Solutions is a value-added reseller of Mentor Graphics and a member of CADCAM Group, the leading PLM Solution provider in South-East Europe, providing an end-to-end solution consisting of industry winning software products for mechanical and electronic product development, product data management, implementation services, and technical support. The CADCAM Group has an experienced team of consultants, engineers and designers in Croatia, Italy, Slovenia, Hungary, Serbia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria and Macedonia. The headquarter is located in 10000 Zagreb, Štoosova 1, Croatia.

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 in excess of $1.24 billion. Corporate headquarters are located at 8005 S.W. Boeckman Road, Wilsonville, Oregon 97070-7777. 

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