It looks like Mentor Graphics creates software solutions that do exactly what Hauppauge (HAUP) offers with hardware solutions. Is there synergy between these 2 companies or are they competitors? The reason I ask is because it seems they are both offering IP to TV and vice versa solutions also multi-channel content delivery etc. Is the hardware side of this business limited?
IMHO, Mentor is predominently focused on provinding EDA tools that are used by large semiconductor companies to develop semiconductor devices whereas HAUP offers products viz., adapter boards and other solutions for end customers to interface video content from a Camera/TV etc. with a PC, Laptop etc.
thanks consultni, there is a content distribution and gui interface that Ment develops and seems to me it is similar in functionality to the hardware solution Haup offers to consumers. I wanted to know if this makes them competitors or potential partners?