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Mentor Graphics Chairman and CEO to Present Keynote at the PLM Road Map 2009 Conference

WILSONVILLE, Ore., September 17, 2009 – Mentor Graphics Corporation (NASDAQ: MENT) today announced that Dr. Walden C. Rhines, Chairman and CEO, will present a keynote at the 16th annual CPDA (Collaborative Product Development Associates) PLM Road Map 2009 Conference in Detroit, MI. The presentation will also be broadcast via a live simulcast webinar.

Who: Dr. Walden C. Rhines, Chairman and CEO, Mentor Graphics Corporation
What
: Presenting “The Paradigm Shift for Vehicle EE Design with Model-driven Development”
When: Tuesday, September 22, 9:00 AM – 10:00 AM Eastern time
Where: The Inn at St. Johns, 44045 Five Mile Road, Plymouth, MI 48170

In his keynote address, Dr. Rhines will discuss a new model-driven development methodology that supports today's emerging design requirements including electro-mechanical systems integration, integrated design flow, high-performance designs, and costs and schedule control. Using the automotive industry as the foundation for this discussion, Rhines will describe how the escalating electronic complexity of automobiles calls for a paradigm shift with the adoption of a systems approach to designing, verifying and integrating electronic and software components in a networked environment. Those unable to attend the conference can listen to the keynote during a live simulcast webinar by registering at https://www2.gotomeeting.com/register/228268122.

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/.

(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.)