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Mentor Graphics Expands Verification Academy Portal with Additional UVM/OVM Content

WILSONVILLE, Ore., July 7, 2011—Mentor Graphics Corporation (NASDAQ: MENT) today announced that the Mentor® Verification Academy website, which provides access to information and online training on advanced functional verification technologies, has been expanded to serve the growing information requirements of companies adopting the Universal Verification Methodology (UVM) and the Open Verification Methodology (OVM). The use of these methodologies has skyrocketed in recent years as they continue to deliver on the promise of improved design and verification productivity, verification data portability, and tool and verification IP (VIP) interoperability.

By expanding the Verification Academy site to include broader access to UVM/OVM information, including the active ‘forum’ that had previously been located on OVMworld.org, Mentor is providing a single access point for rich content, self-paced training, current information and engineer-to-engineer interaction on everything related to the functional verification of IC designs. Industry experts in all facets of functional verification are regular contributors to the portal and serve as moderators for real-time discussions. In addition, the portal provides early access to information, downloads and examples for the evolving UVM standard.

In addition to the video courses, the Verification Academy also boasts the newly-released UVM/OVM Online Methodology Cookbook, the first comprehensive interactive textbook for verification engineers. Covering both UVM and OVM, the Cookbook provides detailed descriptions, guidelines and coding examples for all aspects of verification IP and testbench design making optimal use of the methodologies.

“Our vision for the Verification Academy is to provide the necessary skills that enable our customers to take advantage of today’s latest, advanced functional verification techniques,” said Harry Foster, chief scientist for the Design Verification Technology division at Mentor. “With industry adoption of the Accellera UVM standard expected to increase by 233% within the next twelve months, our new UVM/OVM Verification Methodology Portal is both timely and aligns well with the Verification Academy’s vision. In addition, our new Verification Academy intelligent testbench automation (iTBA) module provides a wonderful introduction to the latest state-of-the-art, advanced functional verification techniques.”

About the Verification Academy
The Mentor Graphics Verification Academy is a first of its kind—unlike anything in the industry. Its goals are to provide the skills necessary to mature an organization’s advanced functional verification process capabilities. To this end, the Verification Academy provides a methodological bridge between high-level value propositions (related to advanced verification technology) and the low-level details (related to specific tool and verification language details). Visit http://verificationacademy.com/ for a list of current and planned Verification Academy events and resources.

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/.

(Mentor Graphics and Mentor 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:
Carole Dunn
Mentor Graphics
503.685.4716
carole_dunn@mentor.com

Ry Schwark
Mentor Graphics
503.685.1660
ry_schwark@mentor.com

 
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