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Mentor Graphics Embedded In-Vehicle Infotainment (IVI) Base Platform Achieves GENIVI Compliance

WILSONVILLE, Ore. August 2, 2011 - Mentor Graphics Corporation (NASDAQ: MENT) today announced that its Mentor® Embedded In-Vehicle Infotainment (IVI) Base Platform now meets the compliance requirements of the GENIVI Alliance, an automotive and consumer electronics industry association driving the collaborative development of open source IVI systems. The Mentor Embedded IVI Base Platform is one of the first products to achieve compliance, enabling automotive OEMs and software developers to deliver IVI systems that strictly adhere to GENIVI specifications.

The Mentor Embedded IVI Base Platform integrates graphics, communication and multimedia middleware with libraries, system infrastructure, and management components on top of Linux® and relevant drivers. The Platform is available for both the Intel® Atom™ processor and ARM architectures. When combined with the Mentor Embedded development tools and expert services, automotive original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) and their suppliers have a comprehensive solution for building the next generation of IVI systems on open source software.

“GENIVI compliance has become a critical requirement among automotive OEMs,” said Steve Crumb, executive director of the GENIVI Alliance. “Participation in the GENIVI compliance program will enable Mentor Graphics to provide compliant offerings that help accelerate the development of new IVI products for tomorrow’s vehicles.”

“Meeting GENIVI compliance standards will reduce OEM development costs and create dynamic, customized solutions with minimal risk,” stated Peter Popov, director of Mentor Embedded Automotive Solutions and GENIVI board member. “Mentor will continue to invest in new embedded software technologies and contribute to the open source community for IVI advancements.”

For further information on the Mentor Embedded IVI Base Platform, visit go.mentor.com/iviplatform.

Mentor Graphics Embedded Software Division comprises the Mentor Embedded family of products and services, including embedded software intellectual property (IP), tools, and professional consultant services to help embedded developers and silicon partners optimize their products for design and cost efficiency. The Mentor Embedded team continues to lead the industry with involvement in the open source community and in innovations such as Android beyond mobile handsets, 2D and 3D UI development, open source tools, and multi-OS on multicore architectures. More information on Mentor Embedded products and services can be found at www.mentor.com/embedded.

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 electronic, semiconductor and systems companies. Established in 1981, the company reported revenues over the last 12 months of about $915 million. 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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For more information, please contact:
Larry Toda
Mentor Graphics
503.685.1664
larry_toda@mentor.com

Sonia Harrison
Mentor Graphics
503.685.1165
sonia_harrison@mentor.com

 
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