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Mentor Graphics Dr. Vladimír Székely Receives Dennis Gabor Award for Innovation in the Hungarian Parliament for T3Ster Technology Development

WILSONVILLE, Ore., March 31, 2010 - Mentor Graphics Corporation (NASDAQ: MENT) today announced that Dr. Vladimír Székely, development engineering manager with Mentor Graphics MicReD® [Microelectronics Research and Development] group and professor at the Budapest University of Technology and Economics, has received the Dennis Gabor Award for Innovation. The Dennis Gabor (original Hungarian name, Dénes Gábor) Award is Hungary’s highest technical honor, named after the Hungarian electrical engineer and inventor of holography, for which Gabor received the Nobel Prize in physics.

Dr. Székely is affiliated with the MicReD group based in Budapest, Hungary, a spin-off company created by researchers of the department of Electron Devices at the Budapest University of Technology and Economics – now part of Mentor Graphics Mechanical Analysis Division (MAD). He is one of the co-founders of MicReD and he led the team which developed the T3Ster® (pronounced “trister”) technology, the division’s flagship product for advanced transient temperature measurement equipment used for rapid, accurate thermal characterization of semiconductor chip packages. This high-precision hardware and advanced software product provides the industry’s best thermal testing solution.

Vladimír Székely presented the Denis Gabor Award for Innovation

István Hiller (left), Hungarian educational and cultural minister, presents the Denis Gabor Award for Innovation, to Vladimír Székely (right), Mentor Graphics T3ster technology developer, in the Hungarian Parliament

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, Mentor Graphics, MicReD and T3Ster are registered trademarks of Mentor Graphics Corporation. All other company or product names are the registered trademarks or trademarks of their respective owners.)

 
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