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Accelerated Technology Announces Nucleus IPC for Rapid Development of Multi-Processor Applications

EMBEDDED SYSTEMS CONFERENCE, San Francisco, Calif., Mar. 8, 2005 - Accelerated Technology{reg}, a Mentor Graphics division (Nasdaq: MENT), today announced the Nucleus{reg} Inter-processor Communications (IPC) software, an application-level tool that enables high-speed communications between two or more processors running on the same chip, computer or over a network. With the Nucleus IPC software, embedded developers can efficiently and better control their multi-core processor implementation and common real-time operating system (RTOS) application programming interface (API) across all their processors.

The number of different multi-core processors introduced into the embedded market continues to rise. To facilitate communication between these processors, the Nucleus IPC software works in either heterogeneous or homogeneous environments. The software also offers embedded developers an easy-to-use, nine-function API, simultaneous multi-port, and multi-task Inter-processor communication. Additionally, the software's zero-copy implementation provides fast throughput. The Nucleus IPC software works in conjunction with the scalable and robust Nucleus PLUS real-time kernel.

Suitable for most target applications utilizing multiple core processors, the Nucleus IPC software is especially useful in telecom, data communications and consumer electronics applications.

"The growth in complexity and increased number of processors used in Nucleus software-based applications, has resulted in the need for an efficient communication link between those applications," said Robert Day, director of marketing, Mentor Graphics Embedded Systems Division. "The Nucleus IPC software provides this link with the same qualities that users have come to expect from our other Nucleus software products - reliability, efficiency and a royalty-free business model to match."

Availability and Pricing

The Nucleus embedded software is licensed with source code and without royalty fees. Available now, licenses for the Nucleus IPC software start at U.S. $7,995. 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 division of Mentor Graphics Corporation, 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.

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