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Wrightspeed, Chrysler, The Hansen Report, Daimler Trucks and Mentor Graphics among the speakers at the 10th IESF Conference for the Automotive and Commercial Vehicle Industry

WILSONVILLE, Ore., February 12, 2010 – Mentor Graphics Corporation (NASDAQ: MENT) today announced the agenda for the tenth Integrated Electrical Solutions Forum (IESF) program. IESF is a full one-day conference that has become one of the leading forums for electrical and electronic systems design, network design, wire harness engineering, simulation and analysis within the automotive, commercial vehicle and off-highway industry. IESF 2010 takes place on March 18th, 2010 at the Hyatt Dearborn, Michigan.

IESF consists of numerous industry presentations, including guest keynote speakers, breakout tracks of specialist topics, an industry roundtable hosted by Daimler Trucks North America, a solutions exposition, demonstrations, and networking events that offer managers and engineers the opportunity to explore issues, examine solutions, and network with peers.

The program includes several keynotes:

  • Ten Years’ Worth of Automotive Design Questions Have Answers Today
    Walden C. Rhines, Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of the Board, Mentor Graphics
  • Challenges of Automotive Electrical Complexity: The OEM Perspective
    John Antilla, Operations Program Manager, Systems & Components, Chrysler
  • From Pistons and Gears to Electronics and Software: The Coming Transportation Technology Disruption
    Ian Wright, Wrightspeed

Other topics and speakers in the program include:

  • Delivering Dealers VIN-based Service Documentation Online and On Demand
    Ron M. Wadood, Manager - Wiring Diagrams/ Electrical Systems, Dealer Technical Operations, Chrysler
  • AUTOSAR and Beyond: Automotive HW/SW Architectures and Processes
    Dr. Guenter Reichart, one of the initiators and founders of AUTOSAR
  • Current Trends and Challenges in the Automotive Wiring Industry
    Barry Fason, Independent Consultant
  • ECU Software and Conformance Testing Supporting AUTOSAR
    Joachim Langenwalter, Mentor Graphics
  • Software Support For Electric and Hybrid Vehicle Design
    Nick Smith, Mentor Graphics

Also speaking at IESF 2010 is Paul Hansen, founder and editor of The Hansen Report on Automotive Electronics, the leading analyst publication in the global automotive electronics industry. He will discuss electrical and electronics industry trends. All IESF attendees will receive a free three-month subscription to The Hansen Report.

According to leading automotive EE design commentator John Day, “IESF is an exceptionally valuable event for anyone working in electrical and electronic design in the automotive industry. I have attended the event for the past few years and I am always impressed with the quality of speakers and the high level of conference activities—ranging from demonstrations to roundtables and networking events.”

IESF is a free event. For more information or to register, visit

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:

For more information, please contact:

James Price
Mentor Graphics
Suzanne Graham
Mentor Graphics

(Mentor Graphics is a registered 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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