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Mentor Graphics Adds NetLogic Microsystems’ Multi-Core Processor Support to Mentor Embedded Linux Product Portfolio

WILSONVILLE, Ore., November 17, 2010 - Mentor Graphics Corporation (NASDAQ: MENT) today announced new extensions to the Mentor® Embedded Linux® portfolio for NetLogic Microsystems’ (NASDAQ: NETL) multi-core, multi-threaded processors. The family of XLPTM, XLR® and XLS® multi-core, multi-threaded processors from NetLogic Microsystems with scalability to 128 NXCPUs™ are targeted at next-generation 3G/4G mobile wireless infrastructure, enterprise, storage, security, metro Ethernet, edge and core infrastructure network applications.

The Mentor Embedded Linux platform provides a comprehensive Linux environment, development tools, and support for a unified workflow methodology, enabling customers to quickly create innovative, customized products with greater productivity and reduced risk. This development is a step in the continuum in Mentor’s embedded software strategy to build an integrated ecosystem around popular SoCs including Linux open source enablement.

“We are pleased to expand our collaboration with Mentor, a global leader in embedded Linux and a co-founding member of the eNsemble™ Multi-Core Alliance,” said Behrooz Abdi, executive vice president and general manager at NetLogic Microsystems. “Our unified methodologies and tools will help quickly build and validate Linux-based designs by providing substantial time and cost savings for our customers, as well as result in greater product innovations. The timing of the Mentor Embedded Linux Platform for our industry-leading multi-core, multi-threaded processors is excellent for our customers who need an effective solution for multi-core development.”

Leveraging Mentor’s expertise in open source and embedded software technology, the Mentor Embedded Linux platform is supporting NetLogic Microsystems’ XLR and XLS multi-core, multi-threaded processor families, with planned support for the XLP processor family shortly. The Mentor Embedded Linux Essentials for NetLogic Microsystems’ processors has been created to enable silicon evaluation and system prototyping. The Mentor Embedded Linux Essentials version includes an Eclipse IDE, tool chain and Linux BSP. The commercial version of the Mentor Embedded Linux for NetLogic Microsystems’ processors expands on the “Essentials” foundation and delivers a more comprehensive development platform with additional software optimizations, differentiated tools, and commercial support. Mentor Embedded Linux Essentials for NetLogic Microsystems’ processors is freely downloadable at http://go.mentor.com/downloadlinux.

“Mentor provides a unique approach to Linux enablement through its strategic collaborations with leading silicon vendors like NetLogic Microsystems,” said Glenn Perry, general manager of Mentor Graphics Embedded Software Division. “This new embedded Linux model delivers unprecedented levels of technical collaboration, leveraging Mentor’s strengths in multi-core-based design and optimization, which is an ideal match with NetLogic Microsystems’ high-performance multi-core, multi-threaded processors.”

To purchase the Mentor Embedded Linux platform, contact a Mentor Graphics representative or call 800-547-3000. For more information on Mentor Graphics
embedded software solutions, including these new products, visit the company website at www.mentor.com/embedded.

The Mentor Graphics Embedded Software Division comprises the Mentor Embedded family of products and services, including embedded software intellectual property (IP), tools, and consulting services to help embedded developers and silicon partners optimize their products for design and cost efficiency.

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 $800 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:

Larry Toda
Mentor Graphics
503.685.1664
larry_toda@mentor.com

Sonia Harrison
Mentor Graphics
503.685.1165
sonia_harrison@mentor.com

 
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