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HiSilicon Adopts Mentor Graphics Veloce Hardware Emulator to Accelerate Time-To-Market for their Next-Gen SoC Chip Sets

WILSONVILLE, Ore., August 5, 2009 – Mentor Graphics Corp. (NASDAQ: MENT), the leader in high-performance system verification solutions, announced today that HiSilicon, the ASIC design centre for Huawei Technologies and provider of solutions for communication networks and digital media, has adopted Mentor’s Veloce® for the complete system-level verification of its next-generation SoC chips, including wireless chip sets. HiSilicon chose Veloce due to its superior debug capabilities, performance, accuracy, and extensive portfolio of iSolveTM vertical market in-circuit emulation (ICE) solutions, for the verification of wireless, networking, and multimedia designs.

“HiSilicon faces significant challenges in meeting time-to-market goals, performance requirements, and reducing the risks involved in the integration of our advanced SoC’s for communication networks and multimedia applications,” stated Teresa He, vice president semiconductor line, HiSilicon Technologies Co. Ltd. “The use of Veloce for the hardware emulation of our SoCs, and the support we have received from Mentor, will play a major role in achieving these goals, and producing high-quality products for our customers.”

Veloce is the industry’s fastest dual-mode accelerator/emulator, providing MHz performance for both transaction-based verification and traditional in-circuit emulation (ICE). With an extensive portfolio of vertical market solutions, the Veloce product is the platform of choice for wireless, networking, multimedia, and embedded systems applications.

”We have worked closely with HiSilicon to provide the best possible emulation solution that meets HiSilicon’s needs and addresses the challenges they face in verifying their SoC designs,” stated Eric Selosse, Mentor Emulation Division (MED) vice president and general manager. “We are delighted that HiSilicon benefits from our latest generation hardware emulation solutions, and that they have adopted Veloce for the verification of their latest communications and digital media products.”

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/.

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Carole Thurman
Mentor Graphics
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Mentor Graphics
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