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Mentor Graphics CEO to Discuss the Future of the Semiconductor Industry at TiEcon 2007

WILSONVILLE, Ore., May 16, 2007 - Mentor Graphics Corporation (Nasdaq: MENT) today announced that Walden C. Rhines, the company chairman and CEO, will join “Luminaries: The Semiconductor Crystal Ball,” a panel to discuss the future of the semiconductor industry on Saturday, May 19, 2007 at TiEcon. TiEcon, the largest convention for entrepreneurs, takes place at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA on May 18 and 19. Register for the conference online at http://www.tiecon.org./

Who: Walden C. Rhines, Mentor Graphics’ chairman and CEO

What: “Luminaries: The Semiconductor Crystal Ball,” a panel to discuss the future of the semiconductor industry

When: Saturday, May 19, 2007 at 11:00 a.m.

Where: TiEcon, the largest convention for entrepreneurs, takes place at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA on May 18 and 19.

About TiE
TiEcon is TiE Silicon Valley’s annual flagship event. Founded in 1992 in Silicon Valley, TiE is a not-for-profit global network of entrepreneurs and professionals. TiE stands for Talent, Ideas, and Enterprise; it is an open and inclusive organization that has rapidly grown to more than 45 chapters in 10 countries with a membership base of over 10,000. TiE Silicon Valley is sponsored by the top Venture Capital firms, Fortune 500 corporations, and professional service providers. TiE fosters entrepreneurship through mentoring, networking, and education. At the heart of TiE is its strong ecosystem, which has enabled members to facilitate and create a cohesive network of strong, viable, and sustainable chapters worldwide. The TiE brand is synonymous with entrepreneurship and wealth creation globally.

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 $800 million and employs approximately 4,250 people worldwide. Corporate headquarters are located at 8005 S.W. Boeckman Road, Wilsonville, Oregon 97070-7777. World Wide Web site: http://www.mentor.com/.

(Mentor Graphics is a registered trademark 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:
Sarah Bartash
Mentor Graphics
503.685.0443
sarah_bartash@mentor.com