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Mentor Graphics Announces User2User 2006 Best Paper Award Winners

WILSONVILLE, Ore., June 15, 2006 — Mentor Graphics Corporation (Nasdaq: MENT) today announced the Best Paper Award Winners for its recent international user conference, User2User (U2U) 2006. U2U 2006 presentations and papers are available at

Al Wainwright - L-3 Communications
Board Station: All Dimensions Resolved!
Jennifer Stephenson - Altera
FPGA: FPGA Incremental Compilation—Divide and Conquer
YoungJun Yun - Samsung
Custom IC/AMS: Design of SOG with p-Si TFT using AMS Simulation for AMOLEDs

Arthur Freitas - Hyperstone
Functional Verification: Accelerating System Verification using C Model Integration and SystemVerilog DPI

Floyd Moore - HP
Design Environment: Open Source License Management
Jim Peterson - Honeywell
High-Speed: Timing Numbers from ICX—What Do We Do With Them?
Al Crouch - Inovys
DFT: Structural Test Output and Data Collection for Yield Enhancement
Laurent Salager - STMicroelectronics
IC Nanometer: Introducing New Devices in Calibre SVRF Rule File of Mature Technologies
Jeff Kauppila - ISDE, Vanderbilt University DxDesigner: Radiation-Enabled Analog/Mixed Signal ASICs in DxSim with Eldo and Verilog-A Tom Hausherr - PCB Libraries
PADS: The CAD Library in the Design Environment
Ben Davis - Scientific-Atlanta, A Cisco Company Expedition: Planning and Executing Designs in Xtreme PCB

User2User 2006 was held May 2 through May 5, 2006 in San Jose, California and was attended by approximately 500 Mentor customers from 12 countries. The conference, designed to provide users of Mentor Graphics’ tools with an opportunity to network and interact with other engineers utilizing the same or similar products, featured approximately 148 technical sessions, 65 percent of which were presented by customers from 75 different companies.

"This year's strong attendance is continued evidence that User2User is an increasingly valuable environment for sharing and networking among Mentor users from around the world," said outgoing Customer Advisory Board chairperson Farrokh F. Shoar. "Many users commented on the consistently strong technical content of the sessions, and how it provided them with practical knowledge of immediate help in their jobs. Our new management track was very successful in making the conference of benefit to technical and business managers, too."

Keynotes were presented by Rick Tumlinson, co-founder of the Space Frontier Foundation and recognized by Space News as one of the top 100 influential people in the field of space; Nick Baker of Microsoft, who is currently director of the software giant’s Xbox console architecture team, system verification and console test software; and Walden C. Rhines, chairman and CEO of Mentor Graphics.

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 $700 million and employs approximately 4,000 people worldwide. Corporate headquarters are located at 8005 S.W. Boeckman Road, Wilsonville, Oregon 97070-7777. World Wide Web site:

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For more information, please contact:
Suzanne Graham
Mentor Graphics