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Mentor Graphics CEO to Moderate Automotive Panel at  the Design Automation Conference 2007

WILSONVILLE, Ore., May 25, 2007 - Mentor Graphics Corporation (Nasdaq: MENT) today announced that Walden C. Rhines, the company chairman and CEO, will moderate the panel “Electronics: the New Differential in the Automotive Industry” on Wednesday, June 6, 2007 at the Design Automation Conference (DAC) in San Diego, CA. The conference runs from June 4 – 8. More information and registration for DAC can be found at

  • Who: Walden C. Rhines, Mentor Graphics’ chairman and CEO
  • What: Wally will moderate the panel “Electronics: the New Differential in the Automotive Industry.”
  • When: Wednesday, June 6, 2007 at 2:00 p.m.
  • Where: DAC, San Diego Convention Center, San Diego, CA.

The panel, which is designed to appeal to experts and non-experts alike, will explore whether the ability to conceive, design and implement electronic systems is the key competitive differentiator within the automotive industry, or if traditional factors such as styling and manufacturing excellence still apply. The dramatic impact on future automotive electronic technologies as well as the resultant challenges and opportunities presented within EDA will also be highlighted. Panelists include:

Andrew Chien - Ricardo Strategic Consulting, Detroit, MI
Deepak Goel - Formerly Ford Motor Company, Dearborn, MI
Christopher Hegarty - Infineon Technologies AG, Munich, Germany
Alberto Sangiovanni - Vincentelli - Univ. of California, Berkeley, CA
Frank Winters - Delphi Electronics and Safety, Kokomo, IN

About DAC
The Design Automation Conference (DAC) is the premier Electronic Design Automation (EDA) and silicon solution event. DAC features over 50 technical sessions covering the latest in design methodologies and EDA tool developments and an Exhibition and Demo Suite area with over 250 of the leading EDA, silicon and IP Providers. This year’s special Automotive Theme addresses how EDA tools will be used to support the tremendous design requirements for automotive electronics.

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:

(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