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Mentor Graphics Signs Authorize Pty, Ltd. as New Distributor in Australia

WILSONVILLE, Ore. November 4, 2009, Mentor Graphics Corporation (Nasdaq: MENT) today announced the signing of Authorize Pty, Ltd., as a distributor of Mentor Graphics PCB and FPGA products for system design in Australia. The portfolio addresses the predominant needs of Australia’s electronics companies, developing leading-edge systems with powerful desktop design solutions.

Many Australian companies and PCB developers of electronic systems require design solutions focused on the specific needs of growing performance and complexity of PCB systems. “With the distribution of Mentor Graphics solutions, we will provide individual designers, as well as enterprise customers, with the industry’s best, innovative and affordable technology that is also fast and easy to use,” stated Ryan Free, owner and founder of Authorize Pty, Ltd. “We are proud to be an authorized dealer of Mentor Graphics, the industry leader in PCB systems design. By offering scalable, comprehensive solutions, and technology for users of other design flows, we enable customers to remain competitive and successful by improving their efficiency or time-to-market through industry leading design and analysis technology.”

"Winning Authorize as partner in Australia is of strategic importance for us, and they provide unprecedented experience and success track to approach customers in Australia,” said Rick Bosshardt, vice president of Mentor’s Geography and Distribution Channel. “Having sold PCB solutions successfully before, Authorize’s infrastructure and success over the last years will allow us to expand into new market segments very quickly by offering the best available products to every PCB design engineer in Australia."

Over the past year, Mentor Graphics has made significant enhancements and added industry-unique and innovative technologies to its PCB design flows:

  • The PADS® 9.0 release adds new levels of functionality, scalability and integration, enabling designers to leverage many of Mentor Graphics unique and innovative technologies for design, analysis, manufacturing and multi-disciplined collaboration
  • The HyperLynx® 8.0 release expands the industry leading signal integrity solution with easy-to-use and accurate power integrity analysis, as well as new functionality to analyze advanced interconnect methods like DDR2/3

About Authorize
Authorize Pty, Ltd. is dedicated to empowering designers with the latest in scalable Electronic Design Automation solutions customizable for all aspects of the market. The sales and support personnel share a combined 20 years experience in EDA with 10 serving the Australian community. The company is located at #13/47-55 Milson Road, Cremorne Point, NSW 2090. http://www.authorize.com.au +61 0413 528 110.

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 and employs approximately 4,425 people worldwide. Corporate headquarters are located at 8005 S.W. Boeckman Road, Wilsonville, Oregon 97070-7777. World Wide Web site: http://www.mentor.com/.

For more information, please contact:

Larry Toda
Mentor Graphics
503.685.1664
larry_toda@mentor.com

Suzanne Graham
Mentor Graphics
503.685.7789
suzanne_graham@mentor.com

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