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Mentor Graphics Tessent YieldInsight and FloEFD Products Selected for EDN Magazine’s Hot 100

WILSONVILLE, Ore., January 25, 2010 – Mentor Graphics Corporation (NASDAQ: MENT) today announced that the Tessent™ YieldInsight™ IC yield analysis solution and the FloEFD™ electronics cooling simulation software were chosen as two of EDN magazine’s Hot 100 Electronic Products for 2009. The Hot 100 is EDN’s list of “the products and technologies that in 2009 heated up the electronics world and grabbed the attention of our editors and our readers.”

Yield Analysis Reduces Time to Root Cause Determination
Tessent YieldInsight software helps IC manufacturing and failure analysis personnel understand the causes of yield loss using a combination of physical design and production scan test data. Augmenting traditional methods, this solution can reduce the time to root cause by 75–90%.

The Tessent YieldInsight product statistically analyzes large volumes of production test failure diagnosis data produced by the Mentor Graphics Tessent diagnosis tool during normal production testing. Graphical results help manufacturers recognize, locate and fix design- and process-related yield problems to improve IC manufacturing quality levels. Tessent YieldInsight customers have been able to reduce their cycle time to root cause from months to days, reduce the amount of wasted physical failure analysis (PFA), and uncover previously-hidden systematic yield limiters in high-volume manufacturing.

Concurrent Modeling Reduces Fluid Dynamics Simulation Time
The FloEFD’s Concurrent Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) technology enables mechanical design engineers to analyze the electronics cooling of complete systems and to take advantage of Concurrent CFD by tightly embedding the CFD process into the overall design process. Concurrent CFD can reduce simulation time by as much as 65 to 75% in comparison to traditional CFD tools and enables users to optimize product performance and reliability while reducing physical prototyping and development costs without time or material penalties.

As a “CAD-Embedded” application, the Mentor Graphics FloEFD suite tightly integrates with all popular MCAD design solutions so mechanical designers can easily analyze sophisticated electronic products, including those with complex geometries. The FloEFD solution provides a single environment to develop, analyze, and modify a complex electronic product’s fluid flow and heat transfer behavior using the original mechanical CAD model. Changes to the design are made directly and simply, enabling users to conduct “what-if” analysis effortlessly.

About EDN
EDN is a comprehensive information source for the EOEM (electronics original equipment manufacturer) segment, providing in-depth technical information for electronics design engineers and news and strategic business insight for executives.

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:

For more information, please contact:

Gene Forte
Mentor Graphics
Sonia Harrison
Mentor Graphics

(Mentor Graphics is a registered trademark, and FloEFD, Tessent and YieldInsight are 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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