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Tokyo District Court Extends Mentor Graphics Patent Infringement Suit against EVE to Include ZeBu-Blade 2

WILSONVILLE, Ore., May 30, 2012— Mentor Graphics Corp. (NASDAQ: MENT) today announced that the Tokyo District Court has agreed to add the ZeBu-Blade 2 product to Mentor Graphics’ ongoing patent infringement suit against EVE in Japan. The ZeBu-Blade 2, released by EVE in November, is the most recent generation in EVE’s ZeBu emulation family.

“As EVE’s new products continue to infringe our intellectual property, Mentor will continue to defend that intellectual property,” said Tom Evans, corporate intellectual property counsel for Mentor Graphics. “We have an ongoing obligation to our customers and shareholders to protect the many innovations made by our engineers in bringing new technologies to the marketplace.”

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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.

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For more information, please contact:

Ry Schwark
Mentor Graphics
503.685.1660
ry_schwark@mentor.com