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Fujitsu Selects Mentor Graphics Sourcery CodeBench for FM3 Microcontroller Family Embedded Development

Langen, Germany and Wilsonville, Oregon, September 29, 2011 - Fujitsu Semiconductor Europe and Mentor Graphics Corporation (NASDAQ: MENT) today announced that Fujitsu has chosen the Mentor® Embedded Sourcery CodeBench for ARM® EABI (embedded application binary interface) to support Fujitsu’s FM3 Cortex™-M3 microcontrollers and hardware evaluation boards.

Fujitsu’s selection is based on providing its customers with a software development ecosystem that incorporates a high-quality GNU toolchain that enables customers to begin compiling and debugging embedded software on evaluation boards within minutes of product installation. The evaluation boards support bare-metal and real-time operating system (RTOS) applications—including consumer and industrial—for Fujitsu’s FM3 series of 32-bit, general-purpose microcontrollers.

“Mentor’s Sourcery CodeBench is the de-facto standard GNU toolchain for a broad range of hardware architectures,” said Wolf Fronauer, marketing manager, Fujitsu Semiconductor Europe. “Our mission was to create an embedded ecosystem for both bare metal and OS development, enabling our customers to compile, debug, and test with greater reliability and speed.”

The Mentor Embedded Sourcery CodeBench technology delivers a high-quality and low-cost integrated development environment (IDE). The Sourcery CodeBench tool provides a standardized cross-architecture integrated package containing open source components including the GNU toolchain and Eclipse IDE. This standardization provides a common ecosystem for Fujitsu processor customers, with the Mentor Embedded team lending essential technical support services. The Sourcery CodeBench product, combined with hardware evaluation boards for Fujitsu FM3 devices, offers a complete out-of-box solution to embedded developers. The Mentor Embedded Sourcery Probes and other JTAG probes supported by Sourcery CodeBench permit hardware debugging of the evaluation boards from a host system. Thus, developers using Fujitsu devices can compile and debug on these evaluation boards within minutes of installing the Sourcery CodeBench tool.

“Fujitsu is a global leader and its next-generation FM3 family of microcontrollers can be found in factory automation, white goods, industrial and consumer electronics, where developers need to compete with speed and reliability,” said Mark Mitchell, director of tools, Mentor Graphics Embedded Software Division. “Sourcery CodeBench will help Fujitsu customers realise the productivity and performance gains required for device optimization, thereby serving as a competitive advantage.”

Fujitsu’s choice of Sourcery CodeBench supports the recently announced Mentor Embedded Hardware Enablement Program. The program provides a range of comprehensive services and training for embedded Android, Linux®, open source tools (GNU, GCC, Eclipse), user interface creation, and vertical markets, such as in-vehicle infotainment (IVI), smart energy, and retail applications designed specifically for hardware companies. More information can be found at http://mentor.com/go/cb-fujitsu.

Mentor Embedded Sourcery CodeBench for ARM EABI Availability

Kit support for the Fujitsu FM3 family of Cortex™-M3 microcontrollers is available now and the offering includes support for target hardware evaluation boards: SK-FM3-100PMC-JLink, SK-FM3-64PMC1 and SK-FM3-176PMC-ETHERNET; Fujitsu FM3 C/C++ example applications and documentation. For more information, visit the website: http://www.mentor.com/embedded-software/sourcery-tools/sourcery-codebench/.

Mentor Graphics Embedded Software Division comprises the Mentor Embedded family of products and services, including embedded software intellectual property (IP), tools, and professional consultant services to help embedded developers and silicon partners optimize their products for design and cost efficiency. The Mentor Embedded team continues to lead the industry with involvement in the open source community and in innovations such as Android beyond mobile handsets, 2D and 3D UI development, open source tools, and multi-OS on multicore architectures. More information on Mentor Embedded products and services can be found at www.mentor.com/embedded.

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About Fujitsu Semiconductor Europe

Fujitsu Semiconductor Europe is a major supplier of semiconductor products. The company provides advanced systems solutions to the automotive, digital TV, mobile telephony, networking and industrial markets. Engineers from design centres dedicated to microcontrollers, graphics controllers, mixed-signal, wireless, multimedia ICs, ASIC products and software development, work closely with Fujitsu Semiconductor’s marketing and sales teams throughout EMEA to help satisfy customers' systems development requirements. This solutions approach is supported by a broad range of advanced semiconductor devices, IP, building blocks and software. For more information, visit the company's website at: http://emea.fujitsu.com/semiconductor.

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 electronic, semiconductor and systems companies. Established in 1981, the company reported revenues over the last 12 months of about $915 million. Corporate headquarters are located at 8005 S.W. Boeckman Road, Wilsonville, Oregon 97070-7777. World Wide Web site: http://www.mentor.com/.

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