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AMD extends partnership with Mentor Graphics

The two company to offer developers Linux-based embedded solutions

Aylor says AMD is giving developers access to a robust set of Linux tools.
Aylor says AMD is giving developers access to a robust set of Linux tools.

Chip designer AMD, has announced a new three-year agreement to expand its strategic partnership with Mentor Graphics Corporation.

The agreement continues AMD's relationship with Mentor Graphics, a maker of electronic hardware and software design solutions, and reinforces AMD's commitment to offer greater choice for embedded developers when it comes to high-performance x86 architectures.

Scott Aylor, corporate vice president and general manager, AMD Enterprise Solutions, said: "We are dedicated to providing the embedded developer ecosystem with options so that they can select the ideal development platform for their specific solutions."

Aylor said by partnering with Mentor Graphics, AMD is giving developers access to a robust set of Linux tools and expertise to empower them to build new applications in a variety of vertical segments such as casino gaming, healthcare, industrial and more."

AMD and Mentor Graphics established an embedded software ecosystem for developers in 2014 to offer powerful open-source tools for building, debugging, analysing and optimising embedded software. Customers can download Mentor Embedded Linux Lite and Mentor Embedded Sourcery CodeBench Lite at no charge to promptly start designing new applications and solutions.

"Mentor Graphics looks forward to the next phase in our technology partnership with AMD as we work together to enable our customers' success in the accelerating embedded market," said Scot Morrison, general manager, platform business unit, Mentor Graphics Embedded Systems Division.

Morrison added that: "AMD's portfolio of innovative embedded solutions combined with Mentor's long-standing leadership in open source software and tools, allows us to broaden our reach while effectively supporting a growing customer base, helping us to achieve continued success."