VALID TO SUPPORT HEWLETT-PACKARD SERIES 700 WORKSTATIONS CONTINUES COMMITMENT TO RISC/UNIX STANDARDS
VALID TO SUPPORT HEWLETT-PACKARD SERIES 700 WORKSTATIONS
CONTINUES COMMITMENT TO RISC/UNIX STANDARDS
SAN JOSE, Calif., Nov. 12 /PRNewswire/ -- Valid (NASDAQ: VLID) today announced plans to support the HP Apollo 9000 series 700 family of workstations from Hewlett-Packard Co. This is the first time that Valid's electronic design automation (EDA) software will be available on HP hardware. Valid plans to port its full line to the Series 700 platform.
"Our decision to extend our software support to HP platforms is driven by two key factors," said Joe Prang, Valid's vice president of marketing. "The first is to support customers who see the Series 700, with its system performance of up to 76 MIPS, as an opportunity to improve their design productivity. The second is our commitment to industry standards, like RISC(i)/UNIX. With the addition of the Series 700, we will offer support for all of the leading RISC/UNIX workstations. By offering our advanced, leading-edge software on the most powerful platforms, we believe that we can provide our customers with unmatched price/performance EDA solutions."
"With system performance up to 77 SPECmarks, HP's Series 700 is rapidly becoming the workstation of choice among electronic design engineers," said mark E. Tolliver, marketing manager of HP's Workstation Business Unit. "We look forward to working with Valid to meet the continuing demand for its broad-line EDA solutions on the Series 700."
As part of the support agreement, Valid will become a participant in HP's EDA Transition Program. Under the program, HP is providing a migration support kit consisting of design file and library information. Valid will use the kit to help customers migrate from HP's EDA software to Valid's software.
HP initiated the EDA Transition Program in 1990 when the company elected to discontinue its EDA software development. By providing resources to define customer requirements and develop the necessary interfaces, HP is protecting customer investments in design data. Valid's participation in the EDA Transition Program will give HP's EDA customers access to valid's latest technologies for their electronic designs.
Valid plans to have its EDA software available on the HP Series 700 platforms beginning in the second quarter of next year. The first tools to be available on the HP Series 700 will be Valid's Allegro(TM) PCB/MCM design software and its Analog Workbench II(TM) toolset.
Hewlett-Packard Co. is an international manufacturer of measurement and computation products and systems recognized for excellence in quality and support. The company's products and services are used in industry, business, engineering, science, medicine and education in approximately 100 countries. HP has 91,300 employees and had revenues of $13.2 billion in its 1990 fiscal year.
Valid (NASDAQ: VLID) is a leading supplier of electronic design automation (EDA) software. The company designs, manufactures, and markets and supports a full line of EDA solutions for use on industry standard workstations, operating systems and networks. Valid products are used to develop electronic systems, including integrated circuits (ICs), application-specific ICs (ASICs), and printed circuit boards (PCBs), as well as advanced packaging technologies such as multi-chip modules (MCMs) and hybrids.
valid has sales and support operations in more than 40 locations worldwide. Valid corporate headquarters is located at 2820 Orchard Parkway, San Jose, Calif. 95134. Telephone, 408-432-9400. (i) RISC stands for reduced-instruction-set computing. Allegro and Analog Workbench II are trademarks of Valid.
/CONTACT: Betty Skatoff of Valid, 408-944-8028, or Lisa Young of The Benjamin Group, 408-988-8933, for Valid/
(VLID) CO: Valid; Hewlett Packard ST: California IN: CPR SU: RM -- SJ003 -- 3484 11/12/91 13:05 EST