Valor NPI - Solaris (SPARC) Discontinuation

Discussion created by max_clark on Aug 27, 2013
Latest reply on Aug 30, 2013 by max_clark

August 2013

Dear Solaris (SPARC) Platform Customers:


In  order to be responsive to our customers’ changing needs, the Valor  Division of Mentor Graphics continually re-evaluates its product  strategy to focus on product development that maximizes the value we  deliver. Occasionally this means restructuring our product direction  toward specific platforms or operating systems and away from others.


As  a result of declining demand, the Valor Division will stop support of  the Solaris (SPARC) platform after the release of Valor NPI version 9.4  major/minor releases. We are targeting our next major release of the  Valor NPI around June of 2014.


We will continue to support  Solaris (SPARC) for the Valor NPI version 9.4 major/minor releases, but  no Solaris (SPARC) related changes other than critical bug fixes will be  provided for Valor NPI versions 9.X released after June of 2014.


Due  to this upcoming change, we strongly encourage you to start making  plans to move from the Solaris (SPARC) platform as soon as possible.

Mentor  Graphics will continue its commitment to provide our customers the  finest in product innovation and support by delivering quality products  and enhancements running on the Linux and Windows® based computing  platforms.


Your success and satisfaction are important to us. If  we can answer any questions, or provide any additional information,  please don’t hesitate to contact us.



Max Clark
Product Marketing Manager – Valor NPI
Systems Design Division