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Mentor Graphics® is a leader in electronic design automation software. We enable companies to develop better electronic products faster and more cost-effectively. Our innovative products and solutions help engineers conquer design challenges in the increasingly complex worlds of board and chip design.

Valor NPI

PCB New Product Introduction (NPI) Platform with Comprehensive DFM Optimization
The New Product Introduction (NPI) process can be a time-consuming and costly exercise during the development of new products. At each consecutive step of the NPI process, the cost of rectifying a product design problem increases tenfold.
The Valor NPI platform provides comprehensive DFM analysis, applied in parallel with your design flow for maximum advantage, or on design completion.By combining the Valor NPI manufacturing optimization tools and DFM, the design can be fully prepared for handoff to production.
Mentor Graphics
Resolve Manufacturability Issues Early in the process to Save Time and Money
For PCB designers, Valor NPI provides concurrent DFM analysis during the design process, applying almost 700 manufacturing rules to the design ensuring minimum revision spins in manufacturing. The DFM analysis flow can be set up to automatically analyze each new version and pinpoint all potential manufacturing problems directly in the CAD system.

For manufacturing NPI and process engineers, Valor NPI provides comprehensive analysis to prove new products match the fabrication processes. BOM, AVL and component analysis ensures the design complies with assembly and test processes. Rapid feedback to the PCB designer allows DFM corrections or improvements to be implemented before manufacture.

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  • Reduces the number of design revisions required to bring a new design to volume production release
  • Lowers total product cost by enabling automated DFM early in the design and NPI process
  • Improves the reliability of a design by locating manufacturing risks to be managed ahead of the production processes
  • Provides the interface between design and manufacture to ensure smooth transition to production
  • Reduces the amount of time spent on supplier "call-backs" to the designer
  • Works with all major PCB layout and manufacturing tools, supported by Mentor's OpenDoor partnering program