SOURCE: Mentor Graphics Corporation

February 16, 2011 20:45 ET

Mentor Graphics to Participate in Social Media Platform

SAN JOSE, CA--(Marketwire - February 16, 2011) - today announced that Mentor Graphics, a world leader in electronic hardware and software design solutions, will participate in the global social media platform aimed at facilitating mass communication for electronic design professionals through Web 2.0 technologies.

The goal of SemiWiki is to bring members of the semiconductor ecosystem together and to foster better collaboration in meeting the challenges of advanced semiconductor design and manufacturing. Mentor Graphics, along with other members of the EDA, IP and foundry ecosystem, will contribute meaningful content including company and product wikis, blogs and discussion forums.

"Mentor's core value is to enable customer success through collaboration in product design and comprehensive application support," said Joseph Sawicki, vice president and general manager of the Design-to-Silicon division at Mentor Graphics. "We're excited about exploring this new way to share our expertise and new product capabilities, and to respond directly to our customers' questions and needs."

The site is now live and may be reached at Users can easily set up an account to access information, provide feedback and post content.

"Our industry needs a site that facilitates real time, vendor-neutral discussion among real users," said Daniel Nenni, internationally recognized industry blogger and founder of the SemiWiki Project. " will provide our registered users with a connected community that promotes the open exchange of ideas, experiences and feedback."

About the SemiWiki Project

The SemiWiki Project provides in-demand content for semiconductor design and manufacturing, facilitating peer-to-peer communications using Web 2.0 technologies. Daniel Nenni will be joined by industry bloggers Paul McLellan, Daniel Payne, Steve Moran, and Eric Esteve at

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