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Mentor Graphics Eases Android Development with Support of Inflexion Graphical User Interface on the Zoom OMAP36x-III Mobile Development Platform

MOBILE WORLD CONGRESS, BARCELONA, Spain, February 15, 2010 – Mentor Graphics Corporation (NASDAQ: MENT) announced the immediate availability of the Mentor® Embedded Inflexion™ User Interface (UI) for rapid customization and differentiation of Android-based devices built using the Zoom™ OMAP36x-III mobile development platform (MDP), which features the Texas Instruments (TI) OMAP3630 processor. The Inflexion UI is available on Android and is ideally suited to work with Zoom OMAP36x-III MDP in addition to TI’s OMAP processor-based eBook development platform.

The Zoom OMAP36x-III MDP is a feature-rich, portable handheld platform that provides innovative hardware and software—including support for OpenGL ES graphics acceleration—for the rapid development of mobile devices. Mentor Graphics offers a unique and specialized Android solution that provides an integrated OEM-customizable 2D/3D platform. The combined products provide embedded developers of Android devices with the ability to quickly develop and manage multiple user-interfaces and create dynamic graphics, animation and 3D effects, in order to meet the innovative product needs demanded by today’s consumers.

When used within the TI’s eBook development, eBook manufacturers have the ability to quickly and easily customize graphical user interfaces to enhance the functionality of an eBook device. With the support of color screens and new configurations, eBook manufacturers will look for ways to simplify and enhance the user experience through the use advance UIs.

“Design of next-generation user interfaces goes well beyond creating new and cool icons, focusing on the applications and the services integrated on the device. TI is very pleased to support Mentor Graphics and its Inflexion UI platform, providing users with rich and immersive experiences and manufacturers with the ability to quickly and easily customize their UI for multiple themes on the Android platform,” said Fred Cohen, director of worldwide ecosystem, TI. “TI’s popular OMAP 3 application processor, with its high performance graphic capabilities, enables technologies like Mentor Graphics Inflexion UI to be installed quickly on a range of mobile devices from smartphones to eBooks, and transform our digital mobile lifestyle.”

“The Zoom OMAP36x-III MDP is essential for smartphone and MID application developers and we are proud to be aligned with TI’s mobile development initiative,” said Glenn Perry, general manager, Mentor Graphics Embedded Software Division. “Our OS-independent Inflexion UI technology delivers superior design scalability through Mentor’s multi-OS/multicore strategy, leveraging Mentor’s Nucleus, Linux, Android and other operating systems, to create innovative and highly-differentiated end-products.”

The Mentor Graphics Embedded Software Division comprises the Mentor Embedded family of products and services, including embedded software intellectual property (IP), tools, and consulting services to help embedded developers and silicon partners optimize their products for design and cost efficiency. More information on Mentor Embedded products and services can be found at the website: www.mentor.com/embedded.

Mobile World Congress 2010: Zoom OMAP36x-III MDP Platform and eBook Demonstrations
The Zoom OMAP36x-III MDP for Android-based graphics is featured at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Spain this week at Booth 8A84. In addition, TI is showing a dual-screen configuration—a thin film transistor liquid crystal display (TFT LCD) and electronic paper display—on its Android-based eBook development platform that features the Mentor Graphics Inflexion UI. This demonstration will showcase multi-media functionality such as WVGA video playback, MP3 playback and photo viewer using touch-screen technology.

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/.

For more information, please contact:

Larry Toda
Mentor Graphics
503.685.1664
larry_toda@mentor.com
Sonia Harrison
Mentor Graphics
503.685.1165
sonia_harrison@mentor.com

(Mentor Graphics and Mentor are a registered trademarks and Inflexion is a 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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