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Concept Engineering Accelerates Semiconductor Development With Improved Customizable Debugging Platform

Freiburg, Germany – May 31, 2019 – Concept Engineering, the leader in visualization and debugging technology for electronic circuits and systems, will unveil version 6.11 of the de facto industry standard Vision debugging platform at the Design Automation Conference (DAC), being held June 3 - 6, 2019 at the Las Vegas Convention Center, Las Vegas, NV.

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NASA-JPL adopts Concept Engineering’s E-engine and EEvision technologies to develop electronics for missions to Mars and Jupiter

Freiburg, Germany – May 24, 2019 – Concept Engineering, specialists in visualization in debugging technology for electronic circuits and systems, today announced that NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory will use Concept Engineering’s E-engine™ and EEvision™ system visualization software to develop electronics for space missions to Mars and Jupiter moon Europa.

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February 21, 2019 – Metrics Extends Cloud-Based Open Platform Ecosystem with Concept Engineering Debugger and Viewer

Ottawa, Ontario – February 21, 2019 – Metrics Technologies and Concept Engineering, specialists in visualization and debugging technology for electronic circuits and systems, today reached agreement for Concept Engineering's RTLvision® PRO to be integrated within Metrics' flexible cloud-based open platform ecosystem.

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June 25, 2018 – Concept Engineering improves its Customizable Debugging Platform for Mixed-Signal, Digital, Analog, and Post-Layout Design

Freiburg, Germany – June 25, 2018 – Concept Engineering, leaders in visualization and debugging technology for electronic circuits and systems, will unveil version 6.9 of the company's popular Vision debugging platform at the Design Automation Conference (DAC), June 24-28, 2018 in San Francisco.

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March 13, 2018 – Concept Engineering Revolutionizes Automotive Service By Launching E-engine™: Auto-Configurable, Online Schematics

Freiburg, Germany – March 13, 2018 – Concept Engineering today announced the launch of E-engine™, an online, reactive schematic visualization solution for use in automotive service centers. E-engine renders schematics of specific problem areas in automotive electrical systems based on Diagnostic Trouble Codes (DTC) generated by the vehicle itself or technician input, accelerating the repair operation dramatically.

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13. März 2018 – Concept Engineering revolutioniert den Kfz-Kundendienst mit der Einführung von E-engine™: Automatisch konfigurierbare Online Schaltpläne

Freiburg – 13. März 2018 – Concept Engineering gibt heute die Einführung von E-engine™ bekannt, einer für den Einsatz in Kfz-Kundendienstzentren vorgesehenen reaktiven Online-Lösung zur Visualisierung von Schaltplänen. E-engine rendert die Schaltpläne bestimmter Problembereiche im Bordnetz eines Kraftfahrzeugs auf der Basis von Diagnostic Trouble Codes (DTC), die entweder vom Fahrzeug selbst generiert oder von den Technikern manuell eingegeben werden. Die Reparatur wird hierdurch drastisch beschleunigt.

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7. September 2017 – Concept Engineering präsentiert 'E-engine' auf dem Bordnetz Kongress in Landshut

Freiburg – 7. September 2017 – Concept Engineering entwickelt und vertreibt bereits seit 1990 Software zur Visualisierung elektronischer Systeme. Basierend auf dieser langjährigen Erfahrung bietet das Unternehmen jetzt auch eine speziell auf den Automotive- und Aerospace Markt (E/E-Architekturen) zugeschnittene Softwarekomponente.

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June 15, 2017 – Concept Engineering Announces the Latest Version of its Debugging Platform for Analog, Digital and Mixed-Signal Design at DAC 2017

Freiburg, Germany – June 15, 2017 – Concept Engineering, leaders in visualization and debugging technology for electronic circuits and systems, will unveil version 6.7 to the company's popular Vision platform at the Design Automation Conference (DAC) in Austin, Texas, in June 2017.

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January 23, 2017 – Concept Engineering's RTLvision Debugger and Viewer to Power Real Intent's Verification Solutions

Freiburg, Germany – January 23, 2017 – Concept Engineering, specialists in visualization and debugging technology for electronic circuits and systems, today announced a multi-year OEM agreement with Real Intent, a leading provider of SoC and FPGA sign-off verification solutions, in which Real Intent will integrate and use Concept Engineering's RTLvision® debugger and viewer with the Real Intent Meridian™ and Ascent™ suites of RTL and gate-level analysis tools.

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June 1, 2016 – Concept Engineering Adds JavaScript-based Web Capabilities to Nlview at DAC 2016

Freiburg, Germany – June 1, 2016 – Concept Engineering, specialists in visualization and debugging technology for electronic circuits and systems, will introduce the newest addition to the Nlview® automatic schematic generation family of products at DAC 2016. NlviewJS™ is a schematic engine that brings automatic schematic generation, schematic viewing and automated system assembly to the web.

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June 3, 2015 – Concept Engineering Celebrates 25th Anniversary

Freiburg, Germany – June 3, 2015 – Concept Engineering, specialists in visualization and debugging technology for electronic circuits and systems, this year celebrates its 25th year as the market leader for commercial schematic generation and viewing technology. Since the company's inception in 1990, Concept Engineering has remained at the forefront of technology and innovation for electronic design automation (EDA).

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June 1, 2015 – Concept Engineering's Nlview® Schematic Visualization Engine to Power Aldec's ALINT-PRO-CDC™ CDC Verification Solution

Freiburg, Germany – June 1, 2015 – Concept Engineering, specialists in visualization and debugging technology for electronic circuits and systems, and Aldec, a pioneer in mixed HDL language simulation and hardware-assisted verification solutions for system and ASIC designs, have signed a multi-year OEM agreement to integrate and use Concept Engineering's Nlview® customizable schematic generation engine as the visualization engine within Aldec's clock domain crossing analysis tool, ALINT-PRO-CDC™.

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May 29, 2015 – Concept Engineering Presents Version 6 of All Debugging Tools for Analog, Digital, AMS and SoC Designers at DAC 2015

Freiburg, Germany – May 29, 2015 – Concept Engineering, specialists in visualization and debugging technology for electronic circuits and systems, will demonstrate version 6 of the company's Vision product line to designers of analog, digital and mixed-signal circuits at the 52nd Design Automation Conference (DAC).

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May 22, 2014 – Concept Engineering Introduces S-engine™: Automatic System-Level Schematic Generation Capabilities Combined with IP Editing and Assembly

Freiburg, Germany – May 22, 2014 – In 2010, Concept Engineering significantly improved transistor-level visualization for electronic design automation (EDA) tools in their Nlview® Widget platform with the introduction of T-engine™. This year, the company introduces S-engine™, which provides enhanced, automatic schematic generation that allows visualization at higher levels of abstraction.

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May 1, 2014 – Connectivity Package Links Concept Engineering, Verific Design Automation Tools

Freiburg, Germany, and Alameda, California – May 1, 2014 – Electronic Design Automation (EDA) component software leaders Concept Engineering and Verific Design Automation today announced immediate availability of a connectivity package that links Concept Engineering's Nlview® schematic generator and visualization engine with Verific's netlist database.

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May 28, 2013 – Concept Engineering Adds SPEF Parasitic Netlist Interface to SpiceVision® PRO and StarVision® PRO

Freiburg, Germany – May 28, 2013 – Concept Engineering has added a new SPEF (standard parasitic exchange format) interface to their widely-installed debugging tools, SpiceVision® PRO and StarVision® PRO. SpiceVision PRO takes SPICE netlists and SPICE models and generates clean, easy-to-read transistor-level schematics, circuit fragments, and design documentation to speed up circuit design, circuit debugging and circuit optimization at the transistor level. StarVision PRO, an integrated debugging cockpit for Mixed-Signal design, makes analysis and debugging of complex SoC (system on chip) and IC (integrated circuit) designs easy and more transparent.

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June 4, 2012 – Concept Engineering's Nlview® Schematic Visualization Engine to Power the Stylus™ Cockpit for Tabula's Spacetime™ 3D Architecture

Design Automation Conference (DAC), San Francisco, California – June 4, 2012 – Tabula™, Inc., a privately held fables semiconductor company developing 3D programmable logic devices (3PLD), is using Concept Engineering's Nlview® automatic schematic generation and viewing engine to power the Stylus™ GUI cockpit for Tabula's patented Spacetime™ 3D architecture. Nlview gives developers the ability to analyze all aspects of a design together, accelerating end-product time to market at lower costs.

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June 4, 2012 – Concept Engineering Adds Support for Cadence® Virtuoso® Spectre® to StarVision™ PRO, SpiceVision® PRO and SGvision™ PRO

Design Automation Conference (DAC), San Francisco, California – June 4, 2012 – Concept Engineering is adding Cadence® Virtuoso® Spectre® netlist support to its mixed-signal visualization and debugging tools, StarVision™ PRO, SpiceVision® PRO and SGvision™ PRO. Adding support for another leading simulation netlist to the SPICE formats that Concept already supports brings ultra fast design visualization and debugging as well as reduced development time to customers who use Spectre for circuit design and verification.

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June 6, 2011 – Concept Engineering's NLVIEW™ Visualization Engine Adopted by Calypto Design Systems to Power the Debugging GUI of PowerPro® Product Family

FREIBURG, Germany – Concept Engineering and Calypto Design Systems have renewed an existing OEM agreement, allowing Calypto to integrate and use Concept Engineering's Nlview automatic schematic generation and viewing software as the visualization engine for the complete PowerPro product family. Calypto uses Nlview within the graphical analyzer cockpit of the company's power optimization products.

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June 2, 2011 – Concept Engineering Introduces Integrated Debugging Tool for Mixed-signal Design at DAC 2011

FREIBURG, Germany – Design and verification engineers who work on complex analog/mixed-signal (AMS) designs or who need to customize and integrate analog or digital IP building blocks into their system-on-chip (SoC) or integrated circuit (IC) designs will be able to assess a new analysis and debugging tool at DAC 2011. Due to the increasing use of building blocks in SoC design, engineers need to work at different design levels (RTL, gate, transistor, analog, etc.) as well as with different design languages and netlist formats. To support this challenge, Concept Engineering developed StarVision PRO, an integrated debugging cockpit for AMS and digital design that makes analysis and debugging of complex SoC and IC designs easy and more transparent.

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December 21, 2010 – Concept Engineering Announces 20th Anniversary

FREIBURG, Germany – Concept Engineering, developer of visualization and debugging technology for the electronic design automation (EDA) market, celebrates the 20th year of providing customers with leading-edge visualization and debugging technology. The company attributes its success and its 17th consecutive year of profitability to innovative technology and long-term commitment to creating value for customers.

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June 14, 2010 – Concept Engineering's Nlview® Visualization Engine Adopted by Altos Design Automation to Power New Debug and Process Control GUI.

FREIBURG, Germany – Concept Engineering today announced that Altos Design Automation has signed a worldwide licensing agreement to integrate and use Concept Engineering's Nlview® visualization engine to power their new generation debug and process control graphical cockpit. Altos provides ultra-fast, fully-automated characterization technology for the creation of library views to address key nanometer challenges such as low power, timing, yield and process variation. Nlview, coupled with Concept Engineering's T-engine™ option for automatic transistor-level schematic generation, will give Altos a high-performance, high-capacity GUI that provides very detailed visual feedback about critical circuit attributes discovered by the Altos characterization engine.

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June 14, 2010 – Concept Engineering Enhances Automatic Transistor-Level Schematic Generation Technology.

FREIBURG, Germany – With more analog building blocks being integrated into modern mixed-signal systems-on-chip (SoCs) and with parasitic effects getting more complex with each process node, there is clear and increasing need for improved mixed-mode, analog, and parasitic network visualization capabilities. Recognizing this need, Concept Engineering has significantly improved analog and mixed-signal (A/MS) visualization capabilities for T-engine™, the company's core technology for automatic transistor-level schematic generation. The enhanced T-engine automatically draws easy-to-read and easy-to-understand schematics for both A/MS and digital circuits.

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July 27, 2009 – Oasys Design System Signs Worldwide OEM Agreement to Integrate Concept Engineering's Nlview Visualization Engine.

FREIBURG, Germany – Concept Engineering today announced that Oasys Design Systems, Inc., developer of the RealTime Designer full-chip physical register transfer-level (RTL) synthesis product, has signed a worldwide OEM license for Concept Engineering's Nlview® visualization engine. Nlview is integrated into RealTime Designer to power its debugging GUI. Design engineers using RealTime Designer bundled with Nlview benefit from a high-performance, high-capacity debugging cockpit and from very detailed visual feedback about the RTL code and the physical synthesis process.

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June 9, 2008 – Pro Design Electronic Signs Worldwide OEM License for Concept Engineering's Nlview® Visualization Engine

FREIBURG, Germany – Concept Engineering today announced that Pro Design Electronic GmbH, a global service provider and manufacturer in the electronics industry, has signed a worldwide OEM license for Concept Engineering's Nlview visualization engine. Integrated into the Pro Design CHIPit Software Environment, the Nlview engine will provide an easy-to-use, high performance debugging cockpit for Pro Design's end users and faster time to market for the new Pro Design CHIPit product family.

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June 6, 2008 – HeedSoft S.A.R.L. Signs Worldwide OEM License for Concept Engineering's Nlview® Visualization Engine and T-engine™ Transistor-level Schematic Generator

FREIBURG, Germany – Concept Engineering today announced that HeedSoft S.A.R.L., developer of the TLL™ advanced transistor abstraction tool, has signed a worldwide OEM license for Concept Engineering's Nlview® visualization engine and T-engine™ transistor-level schematic generator. Bundling Concept's Nlview software family into the HeedSoft TLL tool gives design engineers detailed visual feedback about the performed translation process, enabling them to visualize the original transistor-level input circuits and the automatically abstracted, higher-level RTL descriptions.

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May 30, 2007 – DAFCA Selects Concept Engineering's Nlview® Visualization Engine to Build a Graphical Debugging Cockpit.

Freiburg, Germany – Concept Engineering today announced that DAFCA, Inc., the leading vendor of on-chip reconfigurable infrastructure and tools for in-system, at-speed silicon validation, has selected Concept Engineering's Nlview® visualization engine to build a graphical debugging cockpit for its ClearBlue™ Silicon Validation Platform. Integrated into the DAFCA tool environment, the Nlview engine automatically generates schematic diagrams showing the instrumentation intellectual property (IP) and making it easy for design engineers to understand and configure the instrumentation infrastructure.

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January 2008 – Gerhard Angst from Concept Engineering receives EDA Achievement Award 2007.

Gerhard Angst and the Concept Engineering team were singled out by edacentrum, an independent association dedicated to the promotion of research and development in the area of electronic design automation (EDA), to receive the EDA Achievement Award 2007 for his achievements in research and development within the EDA field. Each year the EDA Achievement Award is given by edacentrum to a team or individual, who reached excellent results in research or development within the field and who contributed to the improvements within the Ekompass Project (Ekompass is a funding program set up by the German Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) to stimulate EDA research. Ekompass means 'design platform for complex applied systems and circuits in microelectronics' in German.). For more information on edacentrum and the EDA Achievement Award, please visit www.edacentrum.de.

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May 16, 2007 – Concept Engineering to Join Sequence In-Sequence Program.

Santa Clara, Calif. – Sequence Design today announced that Concept Engineering has joined its In-Sequence Technology Partner Program, promoting EDA interoperability and advanced design methodologies. Concept Engineering is integrating its visualization technology into Sequence's low-power analysis and optimization tools to improve exploration and debug capabilities.

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April 16, 2007 – Concept Engineering Announces a DSPF Interface for SpiceVision® PRO and SGvision® PRO.

New Interface Enables Engineers to Fully Understand the Impact of Parasitic Elements on Their Designs.

Freiburg, Germany – Concept Engineering today announced a new detailed standard parasitic format (DSPF) interface to the company's SpiceVision® PRO and SGvision® PRO products that will enable design engineers to better understand, manage, and fix parasitic structures within complex digital, mixed-signal, and analog ICs.

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July 21, 2006 – Concept Engineering Introduces SGvision™ PRO to Help System-on Chip Designers Analyze and Debug Mixed-Mode Circuits.

Tool provides detailed information for both digital and analog or library components.

Freiburg, Germany – Concept Engineering today announced the release of SGvision™ PRO, a mixed-mode debugging tool that allows system-on-chip (SoC) designers and verification engineers to more quickly analyze and debug circuits that contain both digital and transistor-level components. SGvision PRO supports mixed-level debugging of SPICE and Verilog standard languages at the same time.

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July 6, 2006 – Concept Engineering introduces RTLvision™ PRO to help designers of IP-based System-on-Chip reach faster RTL code closure.

New RTL debugging tool supports SystemVerilog, Verilog and VHDL standard languages.

FREIBURG, Germany – Concept Engineering today announced the release of RTLvision™ PRO, a customizable tool to help designers of intellectual property (IP)-based system-on-chip reduce the complexity of the debug process and makes it easier to understand and change register-transfer level (RTL) code. Online publications: EETimes article (GIF file), SOC Central article (GIF file).

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March 8, 2006 – Nascentric supports SpiceVision® PRO from Concept Engineering. Hierarchical Schematic Viewer integrates with Nascim Simulator

Austin, Texas – Nascentric today announced they will be integrating Nascim® with SpiceVision PRO from Concept Engineering. SpiceVision is a powerful, hierarchical, customizable transistor-level debugger and schematic browser enabling circuit designers to view their SPICE netlists, clearly and easily, thus helping to reduce debugging and design time.

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March 7, 2006 – Concept Engineering Licenses Schematic Visualization Software to JEDAT, Inc. JEDAT incorporates both NlviewQT and T-engine visual debugging software into Alpha-SX.

FREIBURG, Germany; TOKYO, Japan – Concept Engineering and JEDAT, Inc., formerly the EDA Systems Division of Seiko Instruments Inc. (SII), today signed a worldwide OEM license agreement to incorporate Concept Engineering's NlviewQT Widget and T-engine visual schematic and debugging software engines into JEDAT's Alpha-SX product line.

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June 13, 2005 – Concept Engineering releases GateVision® PRO – a debugging tool for the verification of complex chips.

New GateVision PRO gives designers more control over gate-level debugging of ICs, SoCs, IP blocks, FPGAs.

Concept Engineering GmbH today announced GateVision PRO, a gate-level debugging tool that offers higher performance and an open application programming interface (API) that allows chip designers to customize and implement their own debugging functions. In addition, a new 64 bit database provides higher capacity, giving chip design teams the ability to debug large, complex chips.

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June 13, 2005 – Concept Engineering's T-engine™ empowers visual debugging in imPROVE-TLL, TransEDA's functional abstraction tool.

Integration helps designers to better understand, control and debug the logical abstraction process of their full-custom digital IP blocks.

Concept Engineering today announced a multi-year worldwide OEM license agreement with TransEDA, a leading provider of coverage and verification measurement solutions for electronic designs. TransEDA has integrated Concept Engineering's NlviewQT Widget™ with the transistor-level visualization option (T-engine™) into TransEDA's imPROVE-TLL transistor-level functional abstraction tool.

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April 14, 2005 – Concept Engineering improves transistor-level debugging and optimization for chip designers using Cadence Virtuoso schematic editor environment.

New SpiceVision PRO option automatically generates schematic fragments for export to Cadence's Virtuoso design technology.

Concept Engineering GmbH today announced the availability of a product that improves transistor-level debugging and optimization for integrated circuit (IC) and system-on-chip (SoC) designers who are using the Virtuoso Schematic Editor environment from Cadence Design Systems, Inc. (NYSE: CDN) (NASDAQ: CDN).

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March 7, 2005 – Concept Engineering continues to broaden GUI platform support for EDA tool developers and semiconductor companies.

Nlview, industry-standard schematic viewing technology, now supports wxWidgets.

Concept Engineering GmbH today announced NlviewWX™, the sixth engine in a steady stream of visualization software components that already support Tcl/Tk, Java, the Microsoft Foundation Class (MFC) Library, Qt, and Perl.

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June 4, 2004 – Silicon Navigator licenses Concept Engineering's schematic visualization software.

Concept Engineering today announced a worldwide OEM license agreement with Silicon Navigator Corp. to bundle Concept Engineering's NlviewQT Widget, a Qt-based visual debugging software engine, into Silicon Navigator's OpenAccess technology for integrated circuit (IC) timing and placement optimization.

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June 2, 2004 – Hier Design licenses Concept Engineering's schematic visualization software.

Hier Design incorporates NlviewJA Widget visual debugging software into PlanAhead™ hierarchical floorplanner.

Concept Engineering and Hier Design Inc. today announced a worldwide OEM license agreement to bundle Concept Engineering's NlviewJA Widget, a JAVA-based visual debugging software engine, into Hier Design's PlanAhead™ hierarchical floorplanning and analysis software.

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June 1, 2004 – Concept Engineering adds 64-Bit support to SpiceVision® PRO to accelerate debug and analysis of complex digital, mixed-signal, and analog ICs.

SpiceVision PRO allows transistor-level analysis and navigation of largest, most complex designs.

Concept Engineering today announced the release of SpiceVision PRO 2.4, its industry-standard interactive visualization tool for chip designers who need to debug and analyze SPICE circuits and models. Version 2.4 supports the latest 64-bit chips.

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June 13, 2003 – Concept Engineering has released a new Perl/Tk software component for its Nlview Widget family that enables developers to build powerful electronic design automation (EDA) tools based on Perl, and to use Tk to realize intuitive graphical user interfaces

Atrenta Inc. (San Jose, Calif.) has signed a licensing agreement with Concept Engineering to incorporate the new component, called NlviewPTK Widget, into its SpyGlass® family of predictive analyzers.

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May 28, 2003 – Prover Technology OEMs Schematic Viewer From Concept Engineering.

EDA component improves time-to-market for state-of-the-art debug support in Prover eCheck.

Concept Engineering and Prover Technology today announced an OEM agreement that gives Prover Technology the right to use Concept's Nlview® Widget in the Prover® eCheck equivalence checker.

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May 27, 2003 – Concept Engineering and Nassda Improve Debug Of High-performance Digital Designs.

Nassda offers Concept's visualization technology through OEM agreement.

Concept Engineering, the industry leader in automatic schematic generation and viewing technology, today announced that its visualization technology, SpiceVision® PRO, has been integrated with the CRITIC and HANEX digital circuit analysis software from Nassda Corporation.

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May 6, 2002 – Concept Engineering Introduces New SpiceVision® Interactive Visualization Tool for Transistor-level Design and Debugging

SpiceVision visualizes the circuit structures that cause signal integrity and timing problems in deep submicron designs, accelerating the design and debug process for designers of digital, mixed-signal, and analog ICs

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March 12, 2002 – Concept Engineering Adds Transistor-Level Schematic Generator to Nlview Widget Family

With visibility into transistor-level circuit structures, EDA tools incorporating Concept's new T-engine™ make it easier to fine-tune designs for maximum performance

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June 15, 2001 – Concept Engineering and Get2Chip improve productivity for next generation SoC designs

Get2chip embeds Concept Engineering's visualization technology into architectural synthesis solution

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March 12, 2001 – Concept Engineering's Support for Qt Provides Boost to C++ EDA Developers

Industry-standard schematic generation and viewing software is now available for popular Qt graphical user interface application framework

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May 31, 2000 – Concept Engineering Simplifies Actel's FPGA Design Process

Actel Adds Concept Engineering's Schematic Viewing Widget to Designer Series Software.

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May 31, 2000 – Concept Engineering Nlview Widget Software now available for 64-bit Solaris and HP-UX platforms

GUI building blocks for EDA products shorten design cycles, lower development and maintenance costs

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June 12, 1998 – Concept Engineering and LogicVision sign Cooperation Agreement

Concept Engineering Design Visualization Technology to be bundled with LogicVision icBIST 3.0 (TM) Product.

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June 12, 1998 – DiagnoSYS Selects Concept Engineering's Schematic Viewing Technology

Cooperation provides PCB-to-Schematic reverse engineering flow producing full Schematic Drawings.