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Accelerated Technology Affirms Embedded Expertise with Release of Embedded Software Book Compiled by Seasoned Industry Developer

EMBEDDED SYSTEMS CONFERENCE, Boston, Mass., Sept. 13, 2005 - Accelerated Technology, a Mentor Graphics division (Nasdaq: MENT), today announced the release of Embedded Software: The Works, a book compiled by Colin Walls, Technology Specialist at Accelerated Technology with over 20 years of embedded design experience. The book covers a wide variety of embedded software including its design, development, management, debugging procedures, licensing and reuse. Proceeds benefit the Leukemia and Intensive Chemotherapy (LINC) Fund.

"Colin is an old hand, who here shares his experience with plenty of practical how-to advice," said Jack Ganssle, columnist for Embedded Systems Programming. "Readers will come away enriched, with new insights and abilities to solve more complex problems with a wider array of tools."

This book is a culmination and digest of industry articles, white papers and other industry collateral previously used in publications at both Accelerated Technology and Mentor Graphics. The tips, techniques and thorough explanations of technologies provide embedded designers of all experience levels the information they need to understand aspects of embedded development including Design and Development, Programming, Languages including C/C++, and UML, Real-Time Operating Systems Considerations, Networking, Programmable Logic and more. In addition, an accompanying CD-ROM includes training materials and source code for the many real-world examples in the text.

Pricing and Availability

Embedded Software: The Works by Colin Walls is published by Newnes, an imprint of Elsevier, and is available for purchase online and at bookstores for U.S. $49.95. ISBN: 0-7506-7954-9. For further information, please visit http://www.embeddedsoftwareworks.com/ .

For more information about embedded software development tools and real-time operating system products, 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 $700 million and employs approximately 3,900 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 division of Mentor Graphics Corporation, is located in Mobile, Alabama and has engineering sites, sales offices and distributors worldwide. As a leading provider of royalty-free, embedded real-time operating system (RTOS) software, Accelerated Technology helps developers accelerate product time-to-market in a wide range of embedded device applications. Its comprehensive Nucleus RTOS includes a high-level design UML suite, graphical prototyping tools, kernels, middleware and Eclipse-based development tools. 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