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Mentor Graphics Veloce Emulator Adopted by ZTE to Accelerate Time-to-Market for their Next-Gen SoCs

WILSONVILLE, Ore., October 26, 2011 — Mentor Graphics Corp. (NASDAQ: MENT), a leader in high-performance system verification solutions, announced today that ZTE, a global leader in the provision of telecommunications equipment and network solutions, has adopted the Mentor® Veloce® product for the complete system-level verification of its next-generation SoC chips for networking applications. ZTE chose the Veloce product due to its superior performance, debug capabilities, accuracy, and extensive portfolio of vertical market solutions for the verification of networking, multimedia designs, and wireless designs.

“ZTE’s goal is to deliver high-quality products to our customers that create value, demonstrate innovation, and that are also very reliable,” said Hengqi Liu, CTO of Datacomm at ZTE Corporation. “During the verification stage of a new product, we face significant challenges in meeting this goal and reduce the risks involved in the integration of our advanced SoCs. We chose to use Veloce for the pre-silicon testing and verification of our next-generation SoCs, allowing us to meet the challenges we face in delivering new products on-time and with a high-level of quality that satisfies our customers.”

The Veloce platform, with dual mode accelerator and emulator, provides high performance for both transaction-based verification and traditional in-circuit emulation (ICE). With an extensive portfolio of both physical and virtual solutions for industry standard protocols and interfaces, Veloce is the platform of choice for networking, wireless, multimedia, storage, and embedded systems applications.

“We have worked closely with ZTE to provide a best-in-class emulation solution that meets their needs and addresses the challenges they face in verifying their next-generation telecommunication designs,” said Eric Selosse, Mentor Emulation Division (MED) vice president and general manager. “We are delighted that ZTE benefits from our latest generation Veloce emulators, and we continue to support them for future success in the verification of their latest products.”

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/.

(Mentor Graphics, Mentor and Veloce are registered trademarks of Mentor Graphics Corporation. All other company and/or product names are the trademarks and/or registered trademarks of their respective owners.)

For more information, please contact:

Carole Dunn
Mentor Graphics
503.685.4716
carole_dunn@mentor.com

Ry Schwark
Mentor Graphics
503.685.1660
ry_schwark@mentor.com

 
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