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Mentor Graphics Chairman and CEO to Keynote at GSA Semiconductor Leaders Forum

WILSONVILLE, Ore., October 30, 2008 – Mentor Graphics Corporation (Nasdaq: MENT) today announced that Walden C. Rhines, Chairman and CEO, will be giving the keynote address at the GSA Semiconductor Leaders Forum on November 5, 2008 in Hsinchu, Taiwan.

Rhines will present “Common Wisdom versus Reality in the Semiconductor Industry.” which will address the widely held belief that the electronics industry is entering a mature phase and the glory days of the high tech innovation are over. Rhines will examine the historical data and trends of the semiconductor industry answering questions that include: Does this outlook agree with reality? Is the worldwide semiconductor industry truly consolidating? What about the EDA industry? Will excess semiconductor manufacturing capacity fuel a semiconductor recession through accelerating price reductions? Is the cost of 65/45nm technology slowing its adoption in new designs?

For more information about the GSA Semiconductor Leaders Forum or to register, go to: http://www.gsaglobal.org/slf/taiwan2008/.

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 $850 million and employs approximately 4,500 people worldwide. Corporate headquarters are located at 8005 S.W. Boeckman Road, Wilsonville, Oregon 97070-7777. World Wide Web site: http://www.mentor.com/.

(Mentor Graphics is a registered 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:
Kim Coxe
Mentor Graphics
503-685-1940
kim_coxe@mentor.com