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TATA Autocomp Systems Ltd. Expands its Deployment of Mentor Graphics Electrical Systems Design Tools

BANGALORE, India, March 11, 2009 - Mentor Graphics Corporation (NASDAQ: MENT), a world leader in electronic hardware and software design solutions, announced today that TATA Autocomp Systems Ltd (TACO) is expanding its deployment of CHS electrical/wire harness design tools. TACO, part of the India-based TATA Group, provides components and design services to the worldwide automotive industry. With several years experience using Mentor Graphics software already accumulated, TACO uses CHS to offer cost-competitive vehicle systems integration and wire harness design services internationally.

Within the CHS product suite, TACO primarily uses the Capital® Harness™ tool, a computer-aided design, engineering and costing application developed specifically for the wire harness industry. This product provides comprehensive harness design capture capabilities, supplemented by a rich array of functionality for automating engineering tasks by intelligently adding value to raw design data. Like all CHS products, the Capital Harness tool is supported by powerful data management, integration and reporting tools. All data is stored within an electrical database to promote maximum re-use, flexibility and consistency.

“CHS is the most powerful vehicle electrical design platform available,” said Sanjay Srivastava, GM, TATA Autocomp Systems Ltd. “Not only does TACO benefit internally from the comprehensive engineering functions, we also find that many of our customers already use CHS. Native design data compatibility, combined with CHS’s comprehensive data exchange and integrity checking capabilities, ensures a very robust environment for design service businesses such as ours.”

“TACO has developed significant expertise with CHS, not only in wire harness design but also by providing electrical design process advice,” said Nick Smith, Business Development Director of Mentor’s Integrated Electrical Systems Division. “Companies such as TACO enhance the value of the software to our customer base by offering expert, cost-competitive services on the international stage.”

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 4,500 people worldwide. Corporate headquarters are located at 8005 S.W. Boeckman Road, Wilsonville, Oregon 97070-7777. World Wide Web site:

(Mentor Graphics and Capital are registered trademarks of Mentor Graphics Corporation. Harness is a trademark of Mentor Graphics Corporation. All other company or product names are the registered trademarks or trademarks of their respective owners.)

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