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Mentor Graphics and Dongbu HiTek Jointly Release Technology Design Kits for Analog-Intensive BCDMOS Chip Development

WILSONVILLE, Ore., January 10, 2011 -Mentor Graphics Corporation (NASDAQ: MENT) today announced a series of Technology Design Kits (TDKs) that support analog-intensive BCDMOS process technologies from Dongbu HiTek, a leading, specialized foundry based in South Korea. The new TDKs jointly released today streamline BCDMOS chip design at the 0.35/0.18-micron node, with additional TDKs available in the coming year.

According to Taek-Soo Kim, VP of Dongbu HiTek, “Our BCDMOS process technologies facilitate the integration of cutting-edge analog functions, which add high value to IC designs targeting demanding applications such as those found in automotive electronics.” Noting that half of all ICs coming to market depend on analog functions, he added, “We look forward to using the TDKs released today with IC Station, Mentor’s Custom IC Design Flow solution, to seamlessly accelerate our foundry customer’s BCDMOS chip designs from system specifications to post-layout verifications.”

The Mentor Graphics® IC Station® Custom IC Design environment includes applications for design capture, floor planning, polygon editing, physical layout, schematic-driven layout, and chip assembly. When used with these applications, the jointly developed TDKs enable fabless companies to jump-start design cycles and cut time-to-market. The TDKs include all foundry-specific devices and models for use with the Mentor IC design tools, which are easily configured and offer an affordable option for physical design engineers. This option promises higher productivity as well as an immediate way to automate the physical layout of analog designs.

“Dongbu HiTek continues to demonstrate why it has emerged as one of the world’s most preferred specialized foundries for implementing advanced analog and mixed-signal IC designs,” said Robert Hum, vice president and general manger of Mentor’s Deep Submicron Division. “Dongbu HiTek is an extremely important Mentor partner, and we look forward to expanding our collaboration in ways that benefit our mutual customers.”

About Dongbu HiTek
Headquartered in Seoul, Korea, Dongbu HiTek Co., Ltd. specializes in delivering best-in-class analog and mixed signal semiconductor technologies as well as foundry services that add high value. The Analog POWERhouse™ company fully supports IC development with a processing portfolio that encompasses Analog, BCDMOS, High Voltage CMOS, CMOS RF, CMOS Image Sensor (CIS), Display Driver IC (DDI), and NOR Flash technologies. Currently processing 200mm wafers at nodes ranging from 0.35 microns to 90 nanometers, the company complements its world class foundry capabilities with top quality design support (e.g. Intellectual Property, Design Libraries, ESD Protection), prototype development/verification, and packaging/module development. Dongbu HiTek’s stock is publicly traded under 000990 on the Korea Stock Exchange. For more information, visit www.dongbuhitek.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 $850 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 IC Station 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
503.685.14716
carole_dunn@mentor.com
Ry Schwark
Mentor Graphics
503.685.1660
ry_Schwark@mentor.com

 
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