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Mentor Graphics Signs KETIV Technologies as a Distributor for CAD/CAM Software and Services

WILSONVILLE, Ore., March 7, 2012 —Mentor Graphics Corporation (NASDAQ: MENT) today announced it has signed KETIV Technologies, Inc., an established leader in delivering CAD/CAM software and services, as a new distributor for California, Arizona, Nevada, Washington and Oregon. With over 25 years of experience serving engineering and design professionals, KETIV will provide consulting, training, delivery and implementation of the Mentor Graphics® technologies, particularly system design, analysis and manufacturing.

In addition, KETIV will leverage their existing knowledge and represent Mentor Graphics solutions for the PCB systems design, cable harness and system modeling markets. The Mentor Graphics product portfolio represented by KETIV includes the Expedition® Enterprise and PADS® PCB design flows; the HyperLynx® family of high-speed PCB simulation and analysis tools; the VeSys® and Capital® Harness™ platforms; and the SystemVision® product line.

As one of the first resellers of AutoCAD products in the country, KETIV has established a reputation as a trusted and respected partner, investing resources to understand the needs of its customers matched with products and services to achieve business goals. “Mentor Graphics is a leader in EDA technologies, known for providing its customers with best-in-class service and innovative products,” stated Anthony Rodriguez, vice president of KETIV Technologies, Inc. “Our shared business philosophy of transforming the customers’ success through technologies and support is a perfect match, and we look forward to a long-term partnership with Mentor.”

“KETIV provides a full range of services, from technical training, consulting and after-sales support, to help customers achieve their product development and delivery goals,” stated Don Maulsby, senior vice president, Mentor Graphics World Trade Division. “Their team of experts and commitment to world-class service is a natural extension for Mentor Graphics, and we are confident that KETIV will serve our mutual customers with superior support with Mentor products.”

About KETIV Technologies
KETIV Technologies is a leading Autodesk solutions provider with more than 25 years of experience delivering CAD software and services in California, Arizona, Oregon, and Washington. Serving clients with a global presence in manufacturing, architectural, civil engineering, and process plant industries, KETIV's team of industry experts increases the profitability of engineering companies by helping them simplify the process of conceptualization, design, production, and data management. Visit www.ketiv.com or call 866-465-3848 for more information.

About Mentor Graphics
Mentor Graphics Corporation 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 in the last fiscal year of about $1,015 million. Corporate headquarters are located at 8005 S.W. Boeckman Road, Wilsonville, Oregon 97070-7777. World Wide Web site: http://www.mentor.com/.

(Mentor Graphics, Expedition, PADS, HyperLynx, VeSys, Capital and SystemVision are registered trademarks and Harness is a trademark of Mentor Graphics Corporation. All other company or product names are the registered trademarks or trademarks of their respective owners.)

For more information, please contact:

Larry Toda
Mentor Graphics
503.685.1664
larry_toda@mentor.com

Suzanne Graham
Mentor Graphics
503.685.7789
suzanne_graham@mentor.com