Mentor Graphics acquires automotive networking company

May 27, 2005 – Mentor Graphics Corp. has acquired Volcano Communications Technologies AB (VCT), including the complete product line of Volcano’s automotive networking series. The series includes network design tools, embedded software and test and validation tools for all major automotive networks. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

The acquisition broadens Mentor’s portfolio of tools available for the design of automotive electrical and electronic systems. VCT adds predictable, real-time communications within automotive electrical systems to Mentor’s of cabling and harness, embedded software and system modeling. Mentor Graphics will continue to offer and support the full VCT product line.

VCT provides the automotive industry with comprehensive networking and data communication solutions that support the user in the development of in-vehicle networking systems. VCT customers include AUDI, BMW, Daimler Chrysler, Volkswagen, Volvo, Ford, Fiat, PSA, Bosch, Delphi, Magneti Marelli, Siemens VDO and Visteon.

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