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Accelerated Technology's Nucleus PLUS Support for MIPS32 24K Core Family Supports Developers of Digital Consumer Devices

MOBILE, Ala., April 26, 2005 - Accelerated Technology{reg}, a Mentor Graphics division (Nasdaq: MENT), today announced the availability of the Nucleus{reg} PLUS real-time kernel for the MIPS Technologies MIPS32{reg} 24K{reg} processor core family. The combination provides developers of digital consumer devices with a broad, high-performance solution with which to develop digital and interactive television, set-top boxes, DVD and other performance-driven applications.

"Consumers worldwide are demanding more sophistication and richer features from all of their digital devices," said Jack Browne, vice president, worldwide sales for MIPS Technologies. "Our collaboration with Accelerated Technology leverages the high performance and flexibility of the 24K cores and the speed and scalability of the Nucleus PLUS kernel to drive digital device development across the industry."

The high performance MIPS32 24K cores are designed to power graphics, Java and demanding code with features like an ultra fast multiply, intelligent caches, floating point support and the CorExtend capability - allowing users to supercharge application performance by defining and adding their own instructions. In addition, the 24K core family offers the highest known Java performance in the SoC industry - 5000 Embedded CaffeineMark 3.0 at 625 MHz.

"Accelerated Technology and MIPS Technologies together have powered many generations of digital consumer devices," said Robert Day, director of marketing, Mentor Graphics Embedded Systems Division. "The speed and flexibility of both the Nucleus PLUS kernel and the 24K cores provide an ideal platform for the development of the latest generation of high-performance digital consumer devices."

The scalable, royalty-free Nucleus PLUS kernel--the basis of the Nucleus family of products, and a widely accepted kernel for building digital consumer applications--is ideal for the feature-rich capabilities that customers require from their multimedia applications. The Nucleus PLUS kernel provides efficient, high-performance task management, inter-task communication, inter-task synchronization, memory management and component query features. Optimizations in system clock, interrupt and compiler register usage are part of the advanced features provided by the Nucleus PLUS kernel. The kernel handles difficult issues such as priority inversion while minimizing the interrupt latency to a few microseconds.

Pricing and Availability

The Nucleus embedded software is sold with source code and without royalty fees. Licenses for the Nucleus software begin at $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 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 RTOS software including modeling software, prototyping tools, kernels, middleware and development tools, Accelerated Technology'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.

About MIPS Technologies

MIPS Technologies, Inc. is a leading provider of industry-standard processor architectures and cores for digital consumer and business applications. The company drives the broadest architectural alliance that is delivering 32- and 64-bit embedded RISC solutions. The company licenses its intellectual property to semiconductor companies, ASIC developers and system OEMs. MIPS Technologies and its licensees offer the widest range of robust, scalable processors in standard, custom, semi-custom and application-specific products. The company is based in Mountain View, Calif., and can be reached at +1 (650) 567-5000 or http://www.mips.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