Artwork Ports GDSPLOT to Linux

For Immediate Release

April 19, 2002

Santa Cruz, CA - Artwork Conversion has ported our IC plotting software, GDSPLOT, to the Linux operating system. This will enable chip designers who are shifting to Linux based computing to quickly and easily plot their large chip designs.

"We have finally seen enough Linux requests backed up by the funds to justify the port to Linux." said Steve DiBartolomeo, president of Artwork.


"We are very pleased with the performance on Linux -- the GDSPLOT program benefits from the high clock speeds that our customers get from the Intel and AMD CPU's; coupled with low cost RAM, a user can put together a fast plot server for a few hundred dollars. A $750 box with a 1.5 GHZ CPU and 512MB of RAM runs circles around $40K workstations."

More on Linux

Artwork will systematically port its family of translators, CAD viewers and plotting tools to Linux over the next 12 months starting with Qckvu, our high speed GDSII viewer.

Pricing and Availability

Pricing for the Linux versions of GDSPLOT is the same as for Solaris and HPUX -- $3500 for a node locked and $3995 for a floating license. GDSPLOT on Linux is available now.

For more Information

Steve DiBartolomeo
Steve DiBartolomeo
(831) 426-6163

The website for GDSPLOT is: