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Concept Engineering Corporate Information

Company Info

Concept Engineering is a privately held company, based in Freiburg, Germany. It was founded in 1990 to develop and market innovative, automated schematic generation and viewing technology. The company's mission is to simplify and accelerate the electronic product development, manufacturing and service value chain by delivering the world's best automatic schematic generation, visualization and debug technology. The company is working with many customers, including commercial Electronic Design Automation tool vendors and in-house CAD departments, as well as development teams for SoC/IC, mixed-signal and FPGA designs. The company has also been particularly successful solving unique challenges for automotive/aeronautical electronic development and service groups.

Concept's debugging technology is delivered standalone, or may be incorporated into Electronic Design Automation (EDA) or other CAD tools to provide specific capability. Providing easy visual representations of system models and code requires powerful rendering technology requiring years to engineer and this is often not the core competency of the CAD or EDA engineering teams. As such, producing these visual capabilities can occupy engineering teams for months on a project that is outside the specialization of the company.

Furthermore, some industry segments require highly specialized debug and visualization mechanisms for both development and post-production product maintenance. For example, automotive and aeronautical designs have specific design architectures and safety requirements, as well as rigorous service needs, which may be accelerated through the use of advanced, reactive visualization.

  • Silicon Debug: Concept provides an advanced debug solution that may be used by electronic designers to quickly find and repair design faults. The debug environment operates on a large variety of digital and analog designs from system to layout level, and may be easily customized for specific purposes.
  • OEM Visualization Engines: The Concept technology has been encapsulated into engines that may be tightly integrated into third party CAD and EDA tools to provide specific functionality while saving many months of engineering time and support. Today, Concept works with more than 40 OEM partner companies.
  • Automotive/Aeronautical Visualization: The Company also provides technology that accelerates development, manufacture and service in these leading edge industries with on-the-fly visual rendering to enable quality and speed. For example, Concept's E-engine provides innovative methods to automatically generate harness visualizations, system diagrams or service schematics generated for specific error codes (DTCs).

Customers & Ecosystem

Concept Engineering works with a variety of companies and partners. Its debug products are in use in multiple leading semiconductor companies and are leveraged on complex digital and mixed signal devices. The company works with more than forty OEM partners including EDA companies, in-house CAD departments and other tool providers. Concept can also claim leading edge automotive and aerospace customers for its range of products in this industry.

Key Executives

Gerhard Angst, President and CEO

Gerhard is a co-founder of Concept Engineering, where he has served as President & Chief Executive Officer since 1990. His background is in electronics, particularly digital and analog IC design, and he is responsible for overseeing the company's operations and international relations.

Lothar Linhard, VP Engineering and CTO

Lothar serves as VP, Engineering and Chief Technical Officer since he co-founded the company in 1990. With a strong background in software engineering and EDA technology, and with over 25 years experience he oversees and coordinates all technology and product development.

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