DAIKIN Adopts Mentor's Xpedition PCB Design Platform for Global Design and Data Management


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Mentor, a Siemens business, today announced that DAIKIN, one of the world's leading air conditioning manufacturers, selected Mentor's Xpedition printed circuit board (PCB) design flow software as their global design environment.

Although DAIKIN had an established PCB design process, the company needed to share CAD library and design data across its globally dispersed locations in order to increase design efficiency and quality. To address this need, the company evaluated and selected Mentor's Xpedition flow based on its powerful integrated data management and collaboration capabilities. The Xpedition data management solution provides efficient design collaboration and project management within a single environment to reduce design cycle time and cost.

"We wanted a PCB design solution to improve our operational efficiency and productivity worldwide," stated Masafumi Hashimoto, group leader, Device Technology Group, Air Conditioning Manufacturing Division, DAIKIN. "Mentor's Xpedition platform had world-leading market share and numerous features to meet our needs. With cooperation from Mentor's domestic development base, we can have a smooth transition from our existing CAD system to the new system. Mentor's Xpedition solution creates a global data management system that is scalable, seamless and reliable, helping result in reduced design cycles with improved product quality."

With cooling and heating products sold in over 150 countries, DAIKIN maintains development sites in multiple regions around the world. The company sought a solution that could be easily migrated from their existing CAD system, which lacked the ability to provide performance functions for global design development. By choosing Mentor's Xpedition flow, DAIKIN expects to realize a concurrent design flow across multiple regions. In addition, applying a unified design data management solution is expected to enable web-based collaboration using shared libraries. Xpedition flow can also help eliminate manual processes and allow DAIKIN teams to implement customized functions, resulting in higher productivity, shortened product development cycles, and enhanced product designs.

"We strive to develop innovative technologies that provide our customers with a competitive advantage, and we are proud that DAIKIN selected our Xpedition solution to meet their specific needs, since their previous CAD tool was insufficient," said A.J. Incorvaia, senior vice president, Mentor EDA Electronic Board Systems. "Adopting the Xpedition flow globally can help DAIKIN realize a solid return on investment, creating the potential for enhanced productivity, improved product design, and faster time-to-market."

About Mentor Graphics Corporation

Mentor Graphics Corporation, a Siemens business, is a world leader in electronic hardware and software design solutions, providing products, consulting services, and award-winning support for the world's most successful electronic, semiconductor, and systems companies. Corporate headquarters are located at 8005 S.W. Boeckman Road, Wilsonville, Oregon 97070-7777. http://www.mentor.com.

 

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