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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

FREIBURG, Germany – March 12, 2001 – Software engineers using C++ to develop high-performance, multi-platform electronic design automation (EDA) tools got a boost today when Concept Engineering announced support for the Qt graphical user interface (GUI) application framework from Trolltech AS.

The support is available through Concept's new NlviewQT Widget software component. The Nlview Widget is a family of schematic generation and viewing software components for the most popular GUI environments, including Qt, Java, Tcl/Tk and MFC. These customizable components help software developers shorten design cycles, lower development and maintenance costs, and increase product quality for their complex EDA tools. The first OEM customers have already developed EDA products based on Concept Engineering's new NlviewQT Widget software component.

"We are happy to welcome Concept Engineering as the latest member of our Qt Technology Solution Partner program," said Eirik Aavitsland, Product Manager, Trolltech AS. "The NlviewQT software will give developers of electronic design tools the same cross-platform advantage as Java, while keeping the performance of C++."

"High performance and multi-platform support are two important issues that our EDA customers expect from us," said Gerhard Angst, president and CEO of Concept Engineering. "With our new Qt software component, EDA software developers can produce very fast GUIs that integrate tightly with their existing C++ based core technology. As a result, design automation tools are available sooner on a wider variety of platforms."

Lothar Linhard, CTO of Concept Engineering, said, "NlviewQT combines the power of the industry-proven Nlview Widget technology with the trendsetting Qt GUI framework that I expect to become one of the top choices for future graphical EDA applications."


Concept Engineering's NlviewQT Widget software component is available immediately for the most common UNIX platforms and for Windows.

About Concept Engineering

Concept Engineering is a privately held company based in Freiburg, Germany, founded in 1990 to develop and market innovative schematic generation and viewing technology for use with logic synthesis, verification, test automation and physical design tools. The company's customers are primarily original equipment EDA tool manufacturers (OEMs), in-house CAD tool developers and semiconductor companies. The company is located at Boetzinger Str.29, D-79111 Freiburg, Germany. Telephone: +49-761-47094-0, Fax: +49-761-47094-29 www.concept.de.

About Trolltech

Trolltech develops, supports, and markets Qt, a C++ cross-platform GUI application framework. Qt and Qt/Embedded let programmers rapidly build state-of-the-art GUI applications for desktop and embedded environments using a "write once, compile anywhere" strategy. Qt has been used to develop hundreds of successful commercial applications worldwide, and is the basis of the emerging KDE Linux desktop standard. Trolltech is headquartered in Oslo, Norway, with offices in Santa Clara, California, and Brisbane, Australia. For more information about Trolltech, see www.trolltech.com.


Concept Engineering
Gerhard Angst, +49-761-47094-0, info@concept.de, www.concept.de

Cayenne Communication LLC for Concept Engineering
Michelle Clancy, +1-252-940-0981, michelle.clancy@cayennecom.com

Aron Kozak, 408-567-0212, aron@trolltech.com