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Mentor Graphics Names New Vice President

WILSONVILLE, Ore., April 24, 2008 –Mentor Graphics Corporation (NASDAQ: MENT) today announced the promotion of Simon Bloch to vice president and general manager of the Design and Synthesis Division. Bloch is responsible for Mentor Graphics’ field programmable gate array (FPGA) and Electronic System Level (ESL) design and synthesis products. He is based in Mentor’s San Jose, California offices and reports to the company’s president Gregory K. Hinckley and chief executive officer Walden C. Rhines.

“Simon has led our ESL products to their market leading position and helped build our market position in FPGA design software,” said Gregory K. Hinckley, president of Mentor Graphics. “Simon’s leadership in building worldwide product teams coupled with years of experience in design technologies makes him an ideal person for the position. We look forward to his continued contributions to the business.”

Bloch joined the company in 2002. Prior to Mentor he was founder and CEO of Aristo Technology and held senior management positions at Compass Design, VLSI Technology and Daisy Systems working on integrated circuit (IC) design technologies in the front end and physical design flows. Before he entered the electronic design automation industry, he designed application specific ICs (ASICs) and hardware/software systems in telecommunication applications at Tadiran Electronics. Bloch earned a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering majoring in microelectronics, computers, and medical equipment from Tel Aviv University.

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 over $875 million and employs approximately 4,350 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:
Ryerson Schwark
Mentor Graphics
503.685.1660
ry_schwark@mentor.com

Sarah Bartash
Mentor Graphics
503.685.0443
sarah_bartash@mentor.com

 
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