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QuickLogic Makes the Move to Precision Synthesis, Signs Multi-Year OEM Agreement with Mentor Graphics

WILSONVILLE, Ore., Dec. 28, 2005 - Mentor Graphics Corporation (NASDAQ: MENT) today announced the signing of a multi-year OEM agreement with QuickLogic Corporation. The new agreement offers QuickLogic's customers a powerful new synthesis solution, and provides for a smooth and easy transition to the full range of advanced FPGA synthesis technology and tools from Mentor Graphics.

Through this OEM agreement, FPGA designers get immediate access to a broad range of performance and productivity benefits using Mentor Graphics® Precision® Synthesis tool within the Quicklogic QuickWorks® FPGA development software environment. Using a highly interactive graphical environment, designers gain the flexibility to cross-probe between HDL and schematic views. The tool performs "what if" timing analysis with instant feedback, enabling designers to make confident decisions for fast and accurate timing closure.

" We recognize Mentor Graphics' commitment to FPGA tools. Precision Synthesis is being used for FPGA designs with their complex timing challenges and system performance requirements," said Tom Hart, chairman, president and CEO, QuickLogic Corporation. " We are very pleased to partner with Mentor Graphics in providing our customers with advanced synthesis and debugging capabilities, ease of use and reliability. Via this important new partnership, we believe that our customers using the Precision Synthesis tool will be able to easily target QuickLogic devices and reach the unprecedented levels of performance and power-conscious functionality needed for their future designs."

"This OEM agreement further validates Mentor Graphics continued technology and business leadership in FPGA design tools, and reaffirms our commitment to provide comprehensive solutions for the broadest range of FPGA devices," said Simon Bloch, general manager, Design Creation and Synthesis Division, Mentor Graphics. "Quicklogic is a low-power programmable logic leader, and this decision to choose Precision Synthesis as its OEM offering is a strong testament to the design, analysis and productivity benefits delivered by our advanced synthesis technology. Clearly, this partnership will help designers leverage the exceptional value offered by QuickLogic devices, especially in exciting new application areas such as low-power FPGA design."

Precision Synthesis is scheduled to be fully integrated into the QuickWorks FPGA development software in early 2006. Users may also run Precision Synthesis Quicklogic Edition in a stand-alone mode and create a standard EDIF (Electronic Data Interchange Format) netlist in the QuickWorks design environment. The new Precision Synthesis Quicklogic Edition supports QuickLogic's leading programmable logic devices, including Eclipse I, Eclipse II, QuickMIPs and QuickPCI. Beta support is also available for the company's newly announced PolarPro devices.

About the QuickWorks FPGA Development Software
QuickWorks supports Windows, Sun Solaris and Linux based operating systems and provides a comprehensive design environment ranging from schematic and HDL-base design entry, HDL language editors and tutorials, logic synthesis, place and route, timing analysis, and simulation support. QuickLogic has partnered with leading software vendors to provide industry leading Synthesis and Simulation tools, as well as provide an interface to other industry standard EDA tools.

About Precision Synthesis
The Precision Synthesis tool is optimized to deliver superior synthesis results quickly and easily. In addition, it provides a breadth of advanced design creation and design analysis capabilities, such as a full-featured, ASIC-strength static timing analysis tool and intuitive design project management. Built on a unified data model, it allows designers to cross-probe between multiple views, giving users added control when analyzing a design. The intuitive debug environment includes advanced incremental timing analysis and placement reuse capabilities that allow companies to solve next-generation FPGA implementation and timing challenges, resulting in shorter design cycles and significantly higher performance. Precision Synthesis is part of Mentor Graphics® comprehensive FPGA Advantage® design flow, which also includes the industry leading ModelSim® and HDL Designer Series™ tools. For more information on the Precision Synthesis tool suite, go to

About QuickLogic
QuickLogic Corporation (NASDAQ: QUIK) is the leading provider of the lowest power programmable logic solutions for the portable electronics, industrial, communications and military markets. Our latest products, PolarPro™, Eclipse II™ and QuickPCI® are being used to implement bridge and control solutions in embedded systems requiring Wi-Fi and IDE-based hard disk drives. QuickLogic's proprietary ViaLink® technology offers significant benefits for programmable logic, including the lowest power, instant-on capability and bulletproof intellectual property security. The company is located at 1277 Orleans Drive, Sunnyvale, CA 94089-1138. Web site

About Mentor Graphics
Mentor Graphics Corporation 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 $700 million and employs approximately 3,950 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:

Mentor Graphics, FPGA Advantage, ModelSim, and Precision Synthesis are registered trademarks and HDL Designer Series is a 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:

Debra Layton
Mentor Graphics Corporation

Andrea Vedanayagam
QuickLogic Corporation

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