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Accelerated Technology's Nucleus RTOS Selected for Trilogy Broadcast's VoIP-Based Communication System

MOBILE, Ala. - Dec. 1, 2004 - Accelerated Technology{reg}, a Mentor Graphics division (Nasdaq: MENT), today announced that its Nucleus{reg} real-time operating system (RTOS) has been used by Trilogy Broadcast Ltd. to develop the Mercury system, an Internet Protocol (IP) voice-based communication device.

The Mercury system offers a totally fresh approach to intercom solutions based on Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) technology, which allows all elements of the system to interconnect over a standard Ethernet. Mercury provides bi-directional audio communication in an IP environment. It offers near instant connection across LAN and WAN configurations with "one touch" operation of hardware or virtual panels. A unique feature of Mercury is its ability to provide true multi-member conferences (party lines) between members of a Mercury enterprise.

Developers at Trilogy chose the Nucleus RTOS because of its robust and reliable features combined with a royalty-free licensing model. The complex features of VoIP technology required the Nucleus RTOS to be highly optimized and fully scalable. Trilogy developers also based their RTOS selection on the proven reputation of Accelerated Technology and the top-notch technical support.

"We received excellent technical support from Accelerated Technology. I base that comment on the prompt and accurate response from technical support over the past three to four years of development with Nucleus products," said Phil Luke, development manager at Trilogy Broadcast. "That support, combined with the source code, royalty-free licensing model and the rich features of the Nucleus RTOS, has made our Mercury system a success in the broadcast media industry."

"Accelerated Technology is dedicated to helping software developers like Trilogy build their products quickly and easily from conception to deployment. The Mercury system is a great example of how robust software and a responsive technical support team can help make technology successful in the wireless networking market," said Robert Day, director of marketing, Embedded Systems Division, Mentor Graphics.

Availability and Pricing

The Nucleus embedded software is licensed with source code and without royalty fees. Available now, licenses for the Nucleus RTOS start at U.S. $12,495. For more information, please contact Accelerated Technology at 800-468-6853.

About Mentor Graphics

Mentor Graphics Corporation (Nasdaq: MENT) is a world leader in electronic hardware and software design solutions, providing products, consulting services and award-winning support for the world's most successful electronics and semiconductor companies. Established in 1981, the company reported revenues over the last 12 months of about $675 million and employs approximately 3,800 people worldwide. Corporate headquarters are located at 8005 S.W. Boeckman Road, Wilsonville, Oregon 97070-7777; Silicon Valley headquarters are located at 1001 Ridder Park Drive, San Jose, California 95131-2314. World Wide Web site: http://www.mentor.com/.

Accelerated Technology, a Mentor Graphics division, is located in Mobile, Alabama with sales offices and distributors worldwide. By providing embedded systems developers with a focus on service, well-documented source code and industry-leading non-royalty-based Real-Time Operating Systems (RTOS) software including modeling software, prototyping tools, kernels, middleware and development tools. AT's suite of products shorten time-to-market and provide a complete solution for engineers. For more information, please email us at embedded_info@mentor.com.

Mentor Graphics, Accelerated Technology and Nucleus are registered trademarks of Mentor Graphics Corporation. All other company or product names are the registered trademarks or trademarks of their respective owners.

For more information, please contact:

Jennifer Tanveer
Mentor Graphics/Accelerated Technology
251.208.3400 ext 3415
jennifer_tanveer@mentor.com

Suzanne Graham
Mentor Graphics
503.685.7789
suzanne_graham@mentor.com