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Mentor Graphics Signs Trident Techlabs as New Distributor in India

WILSONVILLE, Ore., July 16, 2009 – Mentor Graphics Corp. (NASDAQ: MENT) today announced signing Trident Techlabs Pvt. Ltd, previously a reseller of Altium’s products, as a distributor in India. Trident will offer Mentor’s PCB and ASIC/FPGA products for systems design —Expedition® Enterprise and PADS® PCB design flows, the ModelSim® product for ASIC and FPGA simulation, the Questa® platform for advanced functional verification, and the HyperLynx® family for high-speed PCB interconnect simulations. This portfolio is tuned to the needs of Indian companies who are developing increasingly complex electronic systems.

"With the growing need for high-speed, advanced design technologies and globalization, companies in India’s electronics industry need to improve their design and analysis capabilities, upgrading from outdated design tools to solutions that meet scalable needs – from the casual engineer to the most complex solutions,” stated Nilesh Paldhikar, executive director with Trident Techlabs. “Our company is serving all markets, from casual designers through mission critical systems development as well as the entire academic market. We recognized Mentor Graphics as the only solution provider who can provide an affordable innovative technology to users of individual desktop tool solutions as well as to enterprises with more complex design processes and organizations. The PADS and Expedition Enterprise flows give our customers the scalability, power and ease-of-use they need. HyperLynx is the industry leading pre- and post-route signal and power integrity analysis product, combining intuitive ease-of-use with accuracy into the high gigabit segment. ModelSim and Questa for advanced ASIC and FPGA verification give engineers a full solution to complex systems design."

"We are pleased to expand our reach in India with Trident Techlabs,” said Rick Bosshardt, vice president of Mentor’s Geography and Distribution Channel. “India is a very dynamic and fast-growing market place for electronics design. With Trident Techlabs, we will be able to expand and serve our customers better in five regions: Bangalore, Chennai, Delhi, Hyderabad and Pune. Trident has an excellent track record in the public, research and educational sector as well as within the electronics industry. In addition to their experience as a former Altium reseller, Trident will allow us to expand very quickly by offering the industry’s best design products to every electrical and PCB design engineer in India."

Over the past year, Mentor Graphics has made significant enhancements and added industry-unique and innovative technologies to their PCB design flows:

  • The PADS 9.0 release adds new levels of functionality, scalability and integration, enabling designers to leverage many of Mentor’s unique and innovative technologies for design, analysis and manufacturing preparation.
  • The HyperLynx 8.0 release expands the industry-leading signal integrity solution with easy-to-use and accurate power integrity analysis as well as new functionality to analyze advanced interconnect methods like DDR2/3.
  • To serve mid-sized to large companies, the Expedition Enterprise flow focuses on designer productivity, the use of advanced PCB fabrication and IC technologies, and multi-discipline collaboration of globally-dispersed design teams to improve the complete product development process.

For the functional verification of complex SoCs and ASICs, the Questa verification platform delivers the full value of advanced verification and debug technologies within a comprehensive verification solution based on a metrics-driven verification management system. The Questa platform spans the levels of abstraction required for complex SoC and FPGA design and verification.
In addition, Mentor was the first to combine single kernel simulator technology with a unified debug environment for Verilog, VHDL, and SystemC. The combination of industry-leading, native single kernel simulator performance with the best integrated debug and analysis environment makes ModelSim the simulator of choice for both ASIC and FPGA design. The best standards and platform support in the industry make it easy to adopt in the majority of process and tool flows.

About Trident Techlabs
Trident Techlabs is a leading supplier of electronic design automation tools that aim at helping clients discover and harness competitive advantages, thus fully satisfying their business goals. Trident Techlabs' assurance of high productivity at lower costs, tighter quality control and the advantage of testing before production hold the promise of best-in-class products. From space research establishments to electronics manufacturers, Techlabs has helped its clients achieve a faster time-to-market while adding to the measurability of effort and result. World Wide Web site: http://www.techlabseda.com/.

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, Expedition, PADS, HyperLynx, ModelSim and Questa are registered trademarks 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:

Larry Toda
Mentor Graphics
503.685.1664
larry_toda@mentor.com

Suzanne Graham
Mentor Graphics
503.685.7789
suzanne_graham@mentor.com

 
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