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Mentor Chairman, Leading Industry Analyst, Boeing, SAAB, Bell Helicopter to Speak at IESF 2009 Military and Aerospace Event

WILSONVILLE, Ore., May 7, 2009 – Mentor Graphics Corporation (NASDAQ: MENT) today announced that its company chairperson, Walden C. Rhines, will join leading industry analyst Richard Aboulafia and representatives from major aerospace companies as speakers at the 2009 Integrated Electrical Solutions Forum (IESF) for Military and Aerospace. The event will take place on May 19 at the Grand Hyatt in Seattle, Washington. Registration is available for this event at

IESF is a full, one-day, free event that has been very successful in past years and now regularly occurs throughout the USA, Europe, Japan and Korea. Now in its eighth year, IESF has become one of the leading forums for electrical and electronic systems design, modeling, simulation and analysis within the aerospace and military industry.

Mentor Graphics CEO and Chairman Walden C. Rhines will deliver a keynote presentation on “Reducing Development Program Risk,” which discusses the value a model-driven development process can bring to military and aerospace programs. Leading industry analyst and vice president of the Teal Group Corporation, Richard Aboulafia, will deliver a guest keynote presentation called “Coping with the Downturn: Aviation Markets and Companies Enter Uncharted Territory.”

The agenda line up comprises over 20 industry presentations including speakers from Boeing, SAAB, Patmos Engineering Services, and Bell Helicopter. The program also includes a solutions exposition, software demonstrations, and technical breakout tracks focused on electrical design and simulation, design data integration, DO-254 safety critical systems and virtual prototyping for military and aerospace applications.

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 4,500 people worldwide. Corporate headquarters are located at 8005 S.W. Boeckman Road, Wilsonville, Oregon 97070-7777. World Wide Web site:

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James Price
Mentor Graphics

Suzanne Graham
Mentor Graphics

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