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Mentor Graphics CEO to Keynote at Two EDA Tech Forum Events

WILSONVILLE, Ore., June 13, 2007 - Mentor Graphics Corporation (Nasdaq: MENT) today announced that Walden C. Rhines, the company chairman and CEO, will present keynote addresses at upcoming EDA Tech Forum Events in Poland and the UK. EDA Tech Forum, a key technical and networking resource for the electronics engineering community, holds a number of one-day conferences throughout the world each year. More information and online registration for both events is available at:

Rhines will present “Changing the Design Rules,” at the RBS Williams F1 Conference Centre in Wantage, UK on June 19, 2007. The talk will address improvements in electronic design automation in the past few years which have been applied to product cost and power dissipation rather than just design productivity or cycle time. Rhines will discuss some examples and the potential to optimize the design of electronic systems. The keynote takes place at 9:45 a.m.

Rhines will also speak on “The Sociology of Design and EDA,” at the InterContinental Warszawa in Warsaw, Poland on June 21, 2007. He will discuss issues that suggest how the interaction among designers and design organizations will affect the future evolution of design methodology and EDA. The keynote is scheduled for 10:00 a.m.

About the EDA Tech Forum
The EDA Tech Forum series brings together over 7,500 attendees annually from over 2,000 companies. With 18 free one-day conferences scheduled for North America, Europe, Japan, and the Pacific Rim, the EDA Tech Forum will deliver a wealth of technical information to help electronics engineers tackle today’s toughest design challenges. In addition to the worldwide series of events, the EDA Tech Forum also offers the EDA Tech Forum quarterly technical journal, which is available as a printed or online publication. The magazine provides a forum in which to discuss, debate, and communicate the electronic industry's most pressing issues, challenges, methodologies, problem-solving techniques, and trends. To register for upcoming EDA Tech Forums, or to obtain more information about the EDA Tech Forum journal, please visit, or call 1-800-547-8016.

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 4,200 people worldwide. Corporate headquarters are located at 8005 S.W. Boeckman Road, Wilsonville, Oregon 97070-7777. World Wide Web site:

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For more information, please contact:
Sarah Bartash
Mentor Graphics