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Mentor Graphics’ EDGE UML Suite Improved for Faster, Easier UML-based Development

EMBEDDED SYSTEMS CONFERENCE, San Jose, Calif., April 4, 2006 -Mentor Graphics Corporation (Nasdaq: MENT) today announced an enhanced version of its EDGE UML Suite - the only tool suite to provide developers with a single flow from design to deployment. This version of the EDGE UML Suite, which allows developers to generate 100 percent of a project's source code from Unified Modeling Language (UML), contains greatly improved compilation performance and added features.

Using the EDGE UML Suite, designs are captured and verified against requirements early in the software development process, allowing defects to be detected before designs are implemented. C and C++ source code for a wide variety of targets is easily generated from the UML models via the push of a button.

"Mentor Graphics' EDGE UML Suite is truly innovative," said Glen Johnson, product marketing manager, embedded systems division, Mentor Graphics. "By bringing execution and translation to UML, our customers have seen increased productivity of up to 300 percent on projects ranging from printers and cell phones to implantable medical devices."

The EDGE UML Suite is a set of tightly integrated plug-ins to the Eclipse platform that gives developers a single, consistent environment in which to build embedded applications. This version of the tool suite now integrates the C++ model compiler, allowing developers to model in UML and quickly generate either C or C++ code.

In addition to support for CVS and Subversion, this release provides configuration management and version control of UML models through an integration with Clearcase. Configuration management and version control systems allow a user to check in and check out files from a central repository and share them with other users. The EDGE UML Suite strictly adheres to the Eclipse Team interface, which means that integration is supported for any third-party CM/VC tools that also conform to this interface.

In addition to the above features, this release doubles the translation speed of UML models into documented, stable and high-quality C or C++ code. This improvement saves time during target integration and allows developers to be more productive.

Availability

Available now, licenses for the EDGE UML Suite begin at U.S. $12,500. For more information, please contact Mentor Graphics embedded systems division at 800-468-6853 or embedded_info@mentor.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 $700 million and employs approximately 4,000 people worldwide. Corporate headquarters are located at 8005 S.W. Boeckman Road, Wilsonville, Oregon 97070-7777; Silicon Valley headquarters are located at 1001 Ridder Park Drive, San Jose, California 95131-2314. World Wide Web site: http://www.mentor.com/.

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:

Jennifer Tanveer
Mentor Graphics
251.208.3400 ext 3415
jennifer_tanveer@mentor.com

Sonia Harrison
Mentor Graphics
503.685.1165
sonia_harrison@mentor.com

 
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