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Mentor Graphics CEO to Keynote at Indian Conferences

WILSONVILLE, Ore., December 5, 2007 – Mentor Graphics Corporation (Nasdaq: MENT) today announced that Walden C. Rhines, chairman and CEO, will present keynotes at two upcoming conferences in India. The first presentation will take place at the joint 21st International Conference on VLSI Design and 7th International Conference on Embedded Systems to be held on January 6, 2008 in Hyderabad, India. Then, on January 9, Rhines will speak at the India Semiconductor Association (ISA) Thought Leadership forum in Bangalore.

At the joint 21st International Conference on VLSI Design and the 7th International Conference on Embedded Systems, Rhines will present “About the New Paradigm Within India - Why Experience is Sometimes a Bottleneck.” The talk will examine three areas—semiconductor place and route, low power design and verification—that are undergoing major transformations, offering India its greatest potential to move to the vanguard of design. Rhines’ presentation takes place Sunday, January 6, at 9:00 a.m. local time The conference takes place at the Hyderabad International Convention Centre and Novotel Complex, Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh, India and runs from January 4 – 8. For more information, please visit:

Rhines will present “Multi-Nationalization of the Product Development Process” at the ISA Thought Leadership forum on Wednesday, January 9 at 9:00 a.m. local time. The one-day conference takes place at the Leela Palace, Bangalore, India. For more information, please visit

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Sarah Bartash
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