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Mentor Graphics Announces Expanded Transportation Electrical Solutions Forums for 2008 Including First Military and Aerospace Events

WILSONVILLE, Ore., March 20, 2008 – Mentor Graphics Corporation (Nasdaq: MENT) today announced its 2008 Integrated Electrical Solutions Forum (IESF) program. IESF is a full one day event that, now in its seventh year, has become one of the leading forums for electrical and electronic systems design, modeling, simulation and analysis within the automotive industry. This event series has now has been expanded in 2008 to include additional military and aerospace events and new forums in Brazil, Japan and Korea.

The first IESF Military and Aerospace event will take place on May 1st in Orlando, Florida. Registration is now open for this event at www.mentor.com/go/iesf. The keynote speaker will be Walden C. Rhines, Mentor Graphics CEO and Chairman. Guest speakers include representatives from Bell Helicopter, Alliant Techsystems Inc., Patmos Engineering Services Inc., and IBM. One of the technical breakout tracks is focused on electrical design and simulation, covering subjects such as IP capture, analysis-driven design and design data integration. Additional tracks are focused on DO-254 safety critical systems and PCB design for military and aerospace applications.

IESF events comprise industry presentations, including guest keynote speakers, breakout tracks focused on specific technical topics, industry panel discussions, a solutions exposition, software demonstrations, and networking time that offers managers and engineers the opportunity to discuss issues, examine solutions, and engage with peers.

“Having attended IESF for the past few years I have found it to be a very worthwhile event and good use of my time. The presentations are of the highest standard, informative and thought provoking. I particularly find the breakouts around the main agenda to be very useful, especially the technical tracks and solutions expo,” said Kelly Esch from AM General.

Mentor Graphics also announced a ‘call for papers’ for the IESF Automotive and Off-Highway event to be held in Detroit on December 9th, 2008. More information on the ‘call for papers’ and the full schedule of dates and locations of other IESF events is available at www.mentor.com/go/iesf.

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 $875 million and employs approximately 4,350 people worldwide. Corporate headquarters are located at 8005 S.W. Boeckman Road, Wilsonville, Oregon 97070-7777. World Wide Web site: http://www.mentor.com/.

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For more information, please contact:
James Price
Mentor Graphics
503-685-1778
james_price@mentor.com

Suzanne Graham
Mentor Graphics
503-685-7789
suzanne_graham@mentor.com

 
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