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ZTE Licenses Mentor Graphics Inflexion UI Technology to Develop Advanced 3D Smartphone User Interfaces

WILSONVILLE, Ore., December 5, 2011 — Mentor Graphics Corp. (NASDAQ: MENT) today announced that ZTE Mobile Telecom, a global provider of wireless communication terminals, has selected the Mentor® Embedded Inflexion® UI product to develop its next-generation smartphone user interfaces (UIs). ZTE Mobile Telecom is rapidly expanding its smartphone portfolio and the selection of the Inflexion UI platform enables it to meet operator requirements for advanced 2D and 3D Android UIs, while creating customized and differentiated smartphones for the non-operator market.

“It is important that ZTE Mobile Telecom smartphones stand out from the crowd, and using Mentor’s Inflexion UI platform will allow us to quickly develop innovative and highly differentiated UIs,” said John Chen, CTO and senior vice president of ZTE Mobile Telecom. “We selected Inflexion because it makes the implementation of dynamic UIs on Android quick and easy. As a major supplier to many of the world’s biggest cell phone operators, it is important that we can customize the user experience for our operator customers, and Inflexion allows us to do this quickly and efficiently. ”

The award-winning Mentor Embedded Inflexion UI product is used by hundreds of embedded system developers across the world to rapidly develop rich, compelling UIs without compromises. The Inflexion product allows developers to quickly implement their UI using a drag-and-drop approach, via the Inflexion UI Express PC tool, and then run this UI on an efficient and powerful engine. The Inflexion UI tool dramatically reduces development effort, and is available on Android, Linux and the Nucleus® operating systems, but is also portable to a wide range of other operating platforms.

“With ZTE Mobile Telecom, Mentor continues its track record of working with many of the world’s largest handset manufacturers and their suppliers,” said Glenn Perry, general manager of the Mentor Graphics Embedded Software Division. “ZTE Mobile Telecom’s selection of our Inflexion UI technology further validates that leading companies can depend on our reliable and innovative technologies and services to remain competitive in today’s demanding marketplace.”

As well as providing cutting edge UI technology, Mentor Graphics also provides its customers with a range of UI services, including UI design, UI implementation, training and consultancy. For more information on the Mentor Embedded Inflexion UI product visit

The 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, with Inflexion 2D and 3D UI development, the Sourcery™ open source tools, and the Nucleus RTOS solutions. More information on Mentor Embedded products and services can be found at

About ZTE Mobile Telecom

ZTE Mobile Telecom is a majority-owned subsidiary of ZTE Corporation, a leading global provider of telecommunications equipment and network solutions operating in more than 140 countries. Focusing on mobile terminals business, ZTE Mobile Telecom offers a wide choice of mobile communication products ranging from 3G/4G, multimedia, wireless broadband and value-added services.

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:

(Mentor Graphics, Mentor, Inflexion and Nucleus are registered trademarks and Sourcery is a trademark of Mentor Graphics Corporation. All other company or product names are the registered trademarks or trademarks of their respective owner.)

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