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Mentor Graphics Signs PD Solutions as New Distributor for Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) Products in Singapore and Malaysia

WILSONVILLE, Ore., August 12, 2010—Mentor Graphics Corporation (NASDAQ: MENT) today announced the signing of PD Solutions as a distributor of the Mentor Graphics® FloEFD™, FloTHERM® and FloVENT® products, targeting mechanical design engineers in Singapore and Malaysia. The Mechanical Analysis Division (MAD) of Mentor Graphics portfolio of CFD software, which includes the industry-leading FloEFD product, provides a wide range of physical simulation and analysis capabilities involving heat transfer and fluid flow before physical prototyping.

PD Solutions, founded in 2003, provides CAD/CAM/CAE and product lifecycle management (PLM) software and services to companies in the design and manufacturing industries. As the region’s main reseller of PTC software and certified training, PD Solutions helps customers realize the value of CAD-embedded CFD for upfront and concurrent CFD design simulation and analysis. These capabilities help customers eliminate product design errors, reduce costs, and optimize overall product quality.

“With the distribution of Mentor’s CFD solutions in Singapore and Malaysia, we will provide our customers with the industry’s best, innovative and comprehensive technology that is also fast and easy to use,” said Tay Ming Hui, PD Solutions’ managing director. “By providing design engineering, implementation, consulting, software migration and training, we will enable our customers to remain competitive and successful by improving their efficiency and time-to-market through Mentor’s industry-leading mechanical design and analysis technology.”

"Having PD Solutions distribute our CFD product line is of strategic importance for us, since they provide unprecedented experience and a successful approach to our target customers in Singapore and Malaysia,” said Erich Buergel, Mentor Graphics Mechanical Analysis Division general manager. “The combination of our industry-leading CFD technology and PD Solutions’ expertise and comprehensive services will allow us to expand into new markets very quickly while enabling our customers to develop innovative new products."

About PD Solutions
PD Solutions is a leading provider of CAD/CAM/CAE and PLM (Product Lifecyle Management) software and services for all stages of the product development process, with a special focus and experience in the areas of Data Management, Simulation and Visualization. The company has offices and certified training centers in Singapore, Kuala Lumpur and Penang in Malaysia. You can find more information about PD Solutions by visiting http://www.pdsol.com, phone +65.6732.9818, or by email: marketing@pdsol.com. Marketing Contact: Felix Oking, felix@pdsol.com.

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 4,425 people worldwide. Corporate headquarters are located at 8005 S.W. Boeckman Road, Wilsonville, Oregon 97070-7777. World Wide Web site: http://www.mentor.com/.

For more information, please contact:

Larry Toda
Mentor Graphics
503.685.1664
larry_toda@mentor.com
Suzanne Graham
Mentor Graphics
503.685.7789
suzanne_graham@mentor.com

(Mentor Graphics, FloTHERM, and FloVENT are registered trademarks and FloEFD is a trademark of Mentor Graphics Corporation. All other company or product names are the registered trademarks or trademarks of their respective owners.)

 
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