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Concept Engineering Continues to Broaden GUI Platform Support for EDA Tool Developers and Semiconductor Companies

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

MUNICH, Germany, DATE – March 7, 2005 – 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. EDA tool developers using the wxWidgets environment to build their EDA tools can now use Concept's NlviewWX engine to create high-quality, high-performance debugging graphical user interfaces (GUIs) for their EDA tools in a very short time.

"The complexity of circuits and the demand for advanced interactive debugging features can only be solved using a very advanced, high-performance visualization engine. To do this in-house might take many man-years and might still result in a solution that cannot compete with our industry-proven engine," said Gerhard Angst, president and CEO of Concept Engineering. "We give EDA tool developers a visual debugging cockpit that saves them time and money, so they can concentrate on their applications."

wxWidgets give EDA tool developers a single, easy-to-use programming interface for writing graphical user interface (GUI) applications with the ability to target multiple platforms. Designers simply link with the appropriate library for their platform (Windows/Unix) and compiler (almost any popular C++ compiler), and their applications will adopt the look and feel appropriate to that platform. For more information see www.wxwidgets.org

About Nlview Widgets

The Nlview Widgets family from Concept Engineering is the most robust and flexible schematic generation and viewing technology on the market. Concept Engineering's component-based solutions for Tcl/Tk, Java, the Microsoft Foundation Class (MFC) Library, Qt, Perl, and now wxWidgets ensure that applications work reliably and that integrators get the highest level of control and customizability. Tens of thousands of installed EDA applications make use of Nlview Widgets, making Concept Engineering the industry standard for schematic generation and viewing. For more information see www.concept.de/nlview.html

Price and Availability

The NlviewWX evaluation kit is available immediately and the final production version will be ready in Q2/2005.

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. For more information see www.concept.de


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

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