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Mentor Graphics Nucleus USB Software Receives High-Speed, On-The-Go Certification

WILSONVILLE, Ore., April 10, 2007 - Mentor Graphics Corporation (NASDAQ: MENT) today announced the Nucleus® USB software has received high-speed, on-the-go (OTG) certification by the USB Implementers Forum, Inc. (USB-IF). Obtaining the most stringent of certifications, the Nucleus USB solution is now USB-IF compliant at high-speed, full-speed, OTG, or function derivations, allowing developers to easily facilitate certification of their own Nucleus USB-based applications.

The Nucleus USB software was tested and certified using the Mentor IP division’s USB 2.0 multi-point, high-speed OTG controller, and subsequently granted use of the USB logo by the USB-IF. The rigorous testing assures developers that their Nucleus-based applications will pass USB-IF certification allowing them use of the USB logo on their products.

“Through the Nucleus software, we constantly strive to provide the best operating system solution for the embedded industry. We see USB as a key module within that solution,” said Syed Gilani, director of marketing, Embedded Systems Division, Mentor Graphics. “We can now add high-speed OTG certification to our long list of USB accomplishments. These accomplishments also include the broadest support of class driver standards and software drivers for a wide selection of hardware.”

By taking Mentor Graphics’ USB stack and controller through the certification process, Mentor is showing their commitment to providing a complete, stable, standard compliant and certifiable USB software and hardware solution.

Pricing and Availability
The Nucleus embedded software is sold in source code format and without royalty fees. Available now, licenses for the Nucleus USB software start at U.S. $17,495. For more information, please contact Mentor Graphics’ embedded systems division at 800-468-6853 or embedded_info@mentor.com.

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 4,250 people worldwide. Corporate headquarters are located at 8005 S.W. Boeckman Road, Wilsonville, Oregon 97070-7777. World Wide Web site: http://www.mentor.com/.

Mentor Graphics and Nucleus are registered trademarks of Mentor Graphics Corporation. All other company or product names are the registered trademarks or trademarks of their respective owners.

For more information, please contact:
Sonia Harrison
Mentor Graphics
503.685.1165
sonia_harrison@mentor.com

 
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