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Mentor Graphics Veloce Emulator is one of the Hot 100 Products of 2007

WILSONVILLE, Ore., January 23, 2008 - Mentor Graphics Corporation (NASDAQ: MENT), today announced that the Veloce® logic emulator was picked as one of the Hot 100 Products of 2007. The annual list of the year's 100 most significant products was compiled by the editors of EDN magazine, an online and print publication, serving design engineers and engineering managers worldwide. The list was published in the December 14, 2007 issue of the magazine.

In April 2007, Mentor introduced three new hardware-assisted verification platforms. The Veloce Solo, Trio and Quattro products are based on a new Emulation-on-Chip architecture enabling megahertz-class verification run-time speeds without compromising debug productivity and modeling accuracy for designs up to 128 million ASIC gates. This new verification family delivers the industry’s fastest “target-less” and in-circuit emulation (ICE) capability that facilitates concurrent hardware-software validation and embedded system verification for key vertical market applications such as multimedia/graphics, computing, networking and wireless designs.

“Our editorial team covers new product introductions on a daily basis and we see a lot of worthy products,” said EDN Editorial Director Maury Wright. “We look back once a year and choose the introductions that we believe will have the greatest significance to the design engineer and create the Hot 100 list.”

"We at Mentor are constantly looking for innovative opportunities to benefit our customers and technology partners. We continue to focus our energy on innovations that directly benefit our customers and enhance our intellectual property,” said Philippe Vallet, Director of R&D at Mentor Emulation Division.

“Nanometer designs require engineers to consider a scalable verification platform that can deliver the language compliance and debug productivity of traditional simulation, and the performance of hardware assisted verification. Veloce hits all of these key target requirements," said Sanjay Sawant, Director of Marketing at Mentor. “Veloce delivers fast design turns and high verification productivity, all in an easy-to-adopt platform."

Veloce is shipping in volume production worldwide and supports the Linux platforms. For additional product information visit the website at

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 $825 million and employs approximately 4,300 people worldwide. Corporate headquarters are located at 8005 S.W. Boeckman Road, Wilsonville, Oregon 97070-7777. World Wide Web site:

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