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Mentor Graphics' Calibre nmOPC Product Wins SI Editors’ Choice Best Product Award

WILSONVILLE, Ore., July 9, 2008 – Mentor Graphics Corporation (Nasdaq: MENT), the market and technology leader in optical proximity correction (OPC) solutions, today announced that its third-generation Calibre® nmOPC product was honored with an Editors’ Choice Best Product award from Semiconductor International magazine. Engineered to address emerging issues encountered in design and manufacturing below the 130 nm level, the Calibre nmOPC product uses both OPC-specific technologies and shared Calibre operating technologies to reduce turn-around time, improve accuracy and minimize operating costs.

Joe Sawicki, vice president and general manager for the design-to-silicon division at Mentor Graphics, stated, "We know that delivering world-class integrated circuits requires world-class tools and constant innovation. With the Calibre nmOPC product, customers can now optimize their mix of simulation techniques to achieve the most accurate results at 45 nm and beyond, while reducing computing costs and achieving time-to-market goals. We’re honored to be recognized by Semiconductor International for our commitment to our customers’ success."

The Semiconductor International’s “Editors’ Choice Best Product” awards recognize outstanding products used in semiconductor manufacturing and related industries. The 2008 Editors’ Choice Best Product awards will be presented July 16 at a special ceremony during SEMICON West in San Francisco. For a complete list of winners, visit the Semiconductor International website at www.semiconductor.net/article/CA6572743.html.

For more information on the Calibre nmOPC product’s capabilities and features, see www.mentor.com/nmopc.

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 $850 million and employs approximately 4,200 people worldwide. Corporate headquarters are located at 8005 S.W. Boeckman Road, Wilsonville, Oregon 97070-7777. World Wide Web site: www.mentor.com/.

(Mentor Graphics and Calibre 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:

Gene Forte
Mentor Graphics
503.685.1193
gene_forte@mentor.com

Sonia Harrison
Mentor Graphics
503.685.1165
sonia_harrison@mentor.com

 
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