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Mentor Graphics Chairman and CEO to Present Keynote at the International VLSI Conference in Bangalore, India

WILSONVILLE, Ore., December 17, 2009 – Mentor Graphics Corporation (NASDAQ: MENT) today announced that Dr. Walden C. Rhines, Chairman and CEO, will present a keynote address at the 23rd annual International Conference on VLSI Design in Bangalore, India.

Who: Dr. Walden C. Rhines, Chairman and CEO, Mentor Graphics Corporation
What: Presenting “Delivering 10x Design Improvements”
When: Wednesday, January 6, 2010 at 8:30 AM – 9:15 AM
Where: NIMHANS Convention Centre, Hosur Road, Bangalore, India

In his keynote address, Dr. Rhines will discuss the challenges that engineers and companies face as the electronic design automation industry moves towards adoption of 28nm and below, with its exponential rise in complexity. He will also explain why in the next five to seven years 10x improvements in design methodologies will be needed in four principal areas: high-level system design, verification, embedded software development, and back-end physical design and test. For more details, read the full abstract.

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/.

For more information, please contact:

Kim Coxe
Mentor Graphics
503-685-1940
kim_coxe@mentor.com

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