Siemens Acquires Mentor Graphics

Shannon Chamber is delighted to welcome Siemens to Shannon following its announced acquisition of Mentor Graphics, which now sees Mentor become part of the Siemens PLM Software business unit, within the Siemens Digital Factory division.

Chamber CEO Helen Downes, welcoming the announcement said: “Mentor Graphics, as a leader in electronic design automation software, is a well-recognised brand in Shannon. To now have the world’s leading supplier of industrial software for the Digital Enterprise as part of the Shannon business community is a great boost and augurs for exciting developments in the future.”

With the addition of Mentor, Siemens is further building upon its Vision 2020 by expanding its unique portfolio for industrial software to shape the Digital Enterprise. Siemens continues to invest in software solutions to link conceptual to the real, connecting virtual product development and production planning with the real production environment and lifecycle support.

Only Siemens provides integrated software and automation solutions across the entire value chain of our customers from initial conceptual design through manufacturing planning and execution through service and support of both the products and the plants that produce them.

With the addition of Mentor Graphics, Siemens now delivers the most comprehensive digital design portfolio— from integrated circuit design, to system design and the complete Digital Enterprise. Mentor’s system design product portfolio significantly adds to Siemens’ Digital Enterprise vision, strengthening the system of systems and model-driven design methodologies with Mentor’s electronic system design expertise. This directly addresses the rapid growing electronic content in today’s complex systems. The combined companies’ simulation capabilities provide the most comprehensive solution for a multi-physics and electronic Digital Twin.

Important Adjacent Segments

Mentor significantly expands Siemens’ digital product design portfolio with the entry into the adjacent Integrated Circuit (IC) design tool segment. This segment offers exciting growth opportunities for Siemens and will expand even further with the rise of Internet of Things, high-speed communications and the cloud.

Embedded software is another exciting adjacent segment driven by the rapid adoption of machine intelligence such as autonomous driving and smart factories.

Siemens is fully committed to further investing in Mentor’s integrated circuit design and embedded software solutions to ensure continued technology and market leadership.