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Mentor Becomes the Thirty-Second In-Kind Partner of Silicon Catalyst’s Incubator for Chip Startups

Daniel Nenni

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March 24, 2020 - Silicon Catalyst, the world’s only incubator focused exclusively on accelerating solutions in silicon, announced today that Mentor, a Siemens business, has joined its growing ecosystem of In-Kind Partners.

A longtime global leader in electronic design automation (EDA) technology, Mentor provides electronic hardware and software design solutions, consulting services, and award-winning support for the world’s most successful electronic, semiconductor, and systems companies. Mentor also operates a comprehensive embedded software division.

As a Silicon Catalyst In-Kind Partner, Mentor will target solutions for the silicon photonics, 2.5/3D advanced packaging and Internet of Things markets. Among the product lines now available to the Portfolio Companies in the Silicon Catalyst Incubator are the Mentor’s Calibre™ platform, Tanner™ AMS software, Tessent™ software, Xpedition™ tools, and Analog FastSPICE platform.

"Mentor has decades of experience in SoC solutions, and we recognize the vital importance of startups in the semiconductor innovation cycle,” said Bill Heiser, vice president of Technology Solutions Sales for Mentor, a Siemens business. “We are delighted to work with Silicon Catalyst to provide solutions to their growing list of companies."

"Our collaboration with Mentor will provide our startups access to a suite of world-class EDA solutions including support for MEMS, PCB design, photonics, IC physical verification and embedded system design, which will complement our existing In-Kind Partners products and services," said Pete Rodriguez, CEO of Silicon Catalyst.

About Silicon Catalyst
It’s About What’s Next® - Silicon Catalyst is the world’s only incubator focused exclusively on accelerating solutions in silicon, building a coalition of in-kind and strategic partners to dramatically reduce the cost and complexity of development. Close to 300 startup companies have engaged with Silicon Catalyst since April 2015, with a total of 26 startup and early-stage companies admitted to the incubator. With a world-class network of mentors to advise startups, Silicon Catalyst is helping new semiconductor companies address the challenges in moving from idea to realization. The incubator/accelerator supplies startups with a path to design tools, silicon devices, networking, access to funding, banking and marketing acumen to successfully launch and grow their companies’ novel technology solutions.
Companies in the incubator can now also apply for funding at the newly launched Silicon Catalyst Angels group, www.siliconcatalystangels.com
 
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