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Mentor Graphics Offers PCI Express Controller and AMBA Bridge Intellectual Property Solutions

WILSONVILLE, Ore., September 5, 2007 – Mentor Graphics Corporation (Nasdaq: MENT) today announced availability of PCI Express® (PCIe®) Controller and AMBA® Bridge intellectual property (IP) solutions for the rapid and cost-effective integration into ASIC and System-On-Chip (SoC) platforms. Featuring a complete suite of PCIe Controllers including X1 (1-lane), X2 (2-lane), X4 (4-lane), X8 (8-lane) and X16 (16-lane) options, the solutions also include AMBA 3 AXI™ and AMBA 2 AHB™ Bridges to standard on-chip buses.

Mentor Graphics PCIe 1.1 Controller and Bridge IPs, based on ASIC Architect’s leading PCIe IP core, are fully compliant with the PCIe 1.1 industry specification. Designed for scalability, each controller is optimized for minimal gate count, low power and high performance, in configurations including Root Port, Switch Port, Endpoint or Dual Mode (Endpoint/Root). Mentor Graphics Bridge IP cores enable high-performance interconnects of chips through PCIe bus. These new IP solutions offer designers unprecedented turnaround time, flexibility, reliability and standard conformance.

“As a leading provider of high speed controller IP solutions, ASIC Architect partnered with Mentor Graphics to deliver our silicon proven PCIe solutions to the market. ASIC Architect has been at the forefront of solving complex IP and integration problems of today’s SoC designs,” said Kishore Mishra, president and CEO of ASIC Architect, Inc. “By working closely with Mentor Graphics’ world-class support and sales teams, we will be able to reach a much broader base of designers and integrators.”

Mentor Graphics offers a broad selection of IP, including USB, Ethernet, storage, and microcontroller digital, mixed signal and embedded middleware IP. The addition of PCIe Controller and Bridge IP solutions demonstrate Mentor Graphics’ commitment to delivering industry-leading, standards-based connectivity IP solutions.

“Responding to our customers who are targeting the high growth PCIe market, we partnered with ASIC Architect to deliver world-class IP solutions,” said Bill Martin, Mentor Graphics general manager for intellectual property products, Embedded Systems Division. “These leading PCIe Controller and Bridge IP solutions from ASIC Architect expand our specification-compliant and high-performance IP portfolio and accelerate our IP subsystem strategy.”

For more information on Mentor’s IP products visit www.mentor.com/IP or contact Mentor Graphics local sales representative at 1-800-547-3000.

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 $825 million and employs approximately 4,300 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:
Karel Rasovsky
Mentor Graphics
503.685.7814
karel_rasovsky@mentor.com

Sonia Harrison
Mentor Graphics
503.685.1165
sonia_harrison@mentor.com