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Accelerated Technology's Nucleus EDGE Embedded Development Environment Supports Eclipse 3.0 Platform

MOBILE, Ala., March 1, 2005 - Accelerated Technology{reg}, a Mentor Graphics division (Nasdaq: MENT), today announced its Nucleus{reg} EDGE software development environment now supports Eclipse version 3.0, the latest version of the open framework. The Nucleus EDGE software provides developers with a more advanced embedded tool suite that allows them to build, compile, debug and deploy embedded applications more quickly and easily.

The Nucleus EDGE software takes advantage of various new productivity enhancements that the Eclipse 3.0 platform offers. Using the Nucleus EDGE software on Eclipse 3.0, developers can benefit from a new, more intuitive graphical user interface (GUI) that provides tutorials and demos to guide them through the development process. "Cheat sheets" are available to help users easily step through new features and plug-ins to the Eclipse framework. New multithreaded enhancements to Eclipse also allow the Nucleus EDGE user interface (UI) to be more responsive, permitting users to interact with the GUI while the Nucleus EDGE software is busy running a background task. This is particularly useful when debugging large applications with multiple cores, as engineers typically focus on different parts of their application, concurrently.

"The move to support Eclipse version 3.0 was a remarkably painless exercise for us, but a very important one," said Robert Day, director of marketing, Accelerated Technology Division, Mentor Graphics. "Providing customers with proven embedded tools on the most current, feature-rich, development framework gives them a more tightly integrated, user-friendly environment in which to quickly develop applications."

"As Eclipse continues to gain traction in the embedded world, it is good to see embedded developers taking advantage of new Eclipse features," said Mike Milinkovich, executive director of the Eclipse Foundation. "We will be working closely with Accelerated Technology and other embedded companies to make sure that features desired by the embedded community get brought into the Eclipse standard offering."

Comprising years of technology development, the Nucleus EDGE environment provides a suite of plug-ins to Eclipse, the rapidly emerging standard for the embedded systems industry. The Nucleus EDGE environment gives embedded developers tighter tool integration, total control over the quality and stability of their applications, full control of release cycles, shorter learning curves and a common platform with desktop tools.

The Nucleus EDGE software is available for the ARM7, ARM9 and XScale processor cores on Windows. The Nucleus EDGE software supports the ARM GNU, RedHat GNU and ARM RealView C and C++ compilers. MinGW, a compiler for Windows, is also provided for use with the host-based debugging feature, giving users basic application prototyping capabilities on Windows.

Pricing and Availability

Licenses for the complete Nucleus EDGE development suite begin at U.S. $3,000 per seat. 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 over $700 million and employs approximately 3,850 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

Sonia Harrison
Mentor Graphics
503.685.1165
sonia_harrison@mentor.com