Notable Traders Alert: Mentor Graphics Corp (NASDAQ:MENT), Windstream Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ:WIN)

On Friday, Shares of Mentor Graphics Corp (NASDAQ:MENT), added 1.79 % and closed at $30.68 in the last trading session. The last trading range of the stock ranges between $30.00 and $30.93. Mentor Graphics Corporation (MENT) recently declared its new Tessent® DefectSim™ product, that measures the defect coverage of any test applied to an analog or mixed-signal circuit. This capability improves the quality and reliability of analog and mixed-signal circuits through the selection of more effective tests and reduces the cost of test by showing which tests do not increase coverage. Tessent DefectSim satisfies the growing defect-coverage measurement requirement for automotive ICs set by Tier1 automotive suppliers.

Tessent DefectSim works with Mentor’s Eldo® and Questa® ADMS™ circuit simulators to measure the effects of opens, shorts, extreme variations, and user-defined defects modeled within a layout-extracted or schematic netlist. A number of techniques are used to reduce total simulation time by many orders of magnitude, contrast to sequential simulation of every defect in a flat layout-extracted netlist, without reducing simulation accuracy or limiting the type of test. Among the techniques is a new statistical method called likelihood-weighted random sampling that minimizes the number of defects to simulate and more accurately indicates outgoing chip quality.

Windstream Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ:WIN), jumped 4.36 % and closed at $6.94 in the last trading session. The last trading range of the stock ranges between $6.66 and $7.10. The company’s Market capitalization is $667.04 Million with the total Outstanding Shares of 96.12 million. Windstream (WIN), a leading provider of advanced network communications, declared recently that Kinetic, Windstream’s next-generation television service, is now available in 13 North Carolina communities. More than 50,000 residents across Albemarle, Badin, China Grove, Concord, Harrisburg, Hemby Bridge, Indian Trail, Kannapolis, Matthews, Mooresville, Mt. Pleasant, New London and Oakboro can now sign up for the new television service, which uses the company’s 100 percent fiber-backed network to provide an improved viewing experience.

“Our ability to offer customers new services and technologies that best meet their needs continues to be our top priority,” said Sarah Day, president of consumer and small business for Windstream. “Earlier this year we declared 1-Gig service to North Carolina residents. The launch of Kinetic marks an important next step in our continued commitment to providing North Carolina residents with access to high-quality TV and Internet experiences.”

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