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Enuclia Standardizes on Mentor Graphics Calibre Platform for Physical Verification and Parasitic Extraction of its New DTV ASIC Designs

WILSONVILLE, Ore., May, 12, 2006 - Mentor Graphics Corporation (Nasdaq: MENT) today announced that Enuclia Semiconductor has chosen the Calibre{reg} design-to-silicon platform for physical verification and parasitic extraction of both its current and next-generation ASIC designs for the digital television (DTV) display electronics market. Enuclia is a venture-funded fabless semiconductor company developing video processing technology to deliver superior HDTV image quality at lower prices.

"Complexity increase in nanometer geometries is challenging," said Carl Ruggiero, chief technology officer and co-founder of Enuclia. "We've added Calibre to our collection of tools for physical verification and parasitic extraction because its proven track record and decisive roadmap meet our stringent requirements for EDA tool innovation."

"The Calibre platform is known throughout the industry as a technology leader for the design-to-silicon handoff," added Todd Moyer, director of mixed signal engineering at Enuclia. "Calibre delivers value on all fronts: usability, foundry support, performance, scalability and functionality."

There are clear benefits when designers adopt a comprehensive physical verification flow using the market leading Calibre tool suite, which includes Calibre DRC (design rule check), Calibre LVS (layout vs. schematic), Calibre xRC (parasitic extraction), and Calibre RVE (results viewing environment), all accessible through the Calibre Interactive invocation graphical user interface (GUI). Designers can cross probe results, debug quickly and easily, and locate and fix errors in a succinct manner. In addition, with Calibre, the risk of unforeseen issues in manufacturing is greatly minimized because Calibre is the golden sign-off standard at the majority of all world-class foundries.

"The Calibre design-to-silicon platform is recognized for its technological superiority," said Joe Sawicki, vice president and general manager of the Design-to-Silicon division at Mentor Graphics. "When our customers adopt the Calibre tool flow, they find their total verification time is greatly reduced, they experience predictable, fast turn-around times and avoid delays in their design cycle."

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