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Accelerated Technology's Development Tools Now Available Online from Arrow Electronics

MOBILE, Ala., May 19, 2005 - Accelerated Technology, a Mentor Graphics division (Nasdaq: MENT), today announced an agreement with the North American Components division of Arrow Electronics, Inc. (NYSE: ARW) that provides for the online distribution of the Nucleus{reg} development tools software through www.arrowdevtools.com. Arrow's new specialty web site is dedicated to the development tool needs of design engineers. Embedded systems developers can now accelerate project start time by obtaining their tools quickly and easily at the same time they purchase development boards.

"We are very excited about this opportunity to work with Arrow. We believe this will simplify the purchase process for our mutual customers, enabling them to get their software up and running on their evaluation hardware very quickly," said Robert Day, director of marketing, Embedded Systems Division, Mentor Graphics.

www.arrowdevtools.com is an extension of Arrow's services, which provide customers with the tools, boards and silicon parts that best fit their needs. Previously, customers that purchased evaluation hardware would normally have to find a tool vendor that supported that hardware and then purchase those tools through a normal procurement cycle. By offering the Nucleus tools through www.arrowdevtools.com, a customer can order their evaluation hardware and supporting tools at the same time from only one vendor. This convenient option allows customers to receive a complete, ready-to-go software and hardware solution. The Nucleus components included in the program are an embedded development environment, a multitasking debugger and C and C++ compilation tools. The new Eclipse-based Nucleus EDGE embedded development environment, including the Nucleus Debugger software, is also included.

"Providing customers easy access to Accelerated Technology's development tools through arrowdevtools.com is just one more way that we can offer quality support and service to customers," said Brian McNally, president, Arrow NAC. "The addition of Accelerated Technology's tools to our site will help users speed their product development process and give them the right tools for the job at hand."

Availability

Please visit www.arrowdevtools.com to view or purchase the selected Nucleus software products. For more information about the Nucleus software family of products, please contact Accelerated Technology at 800-468-6853.

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 $700 million and employs approximately 3,850 people worldwide. Corporate headquarters are located at 8005 S.W. Boeckman Road, Wilsonville, Oregon 97070-7777; Silicon Valley headquarters are located at 1001 Ridder Park Drive, San Jose, California 95131-2314. World Wide Web site: http://www.mentor.com.

Accelerated Technology, a division of Mentor Graphics Corporation, is located in Mobile, Alabama and has engineering sites, sales offices and distributors worldwide. As a leading provider of royalty-free, embedded real-time operating system (RTOS) software, Accelerated Technology helps developers accelerate product time-to-market in a wide range of embedded device applications. Its comprehensive Nucleus RTOS includes a high-level UML suite, graphical prototyping tools, kernels, middleware and Eclipse-based development tools. For more information, please email us at embedded_info@mentor.com.

Mentor Graphics, Accelerated Technology, codelab, Nucleus, Microtec and XRAY are registered trademarks 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:

Jennifer Tanveer
Mentor Graphics/Accelerated Technology
251.208.3400 ext 3415
jennifer_tanveer@mentor.com

Sonia Harrison
Mentor Graphics
503.685.1165
sonia_harrison@mentor.com