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Mentor Graphics Announces FloEFD Pro 9.3.1 Product for Fully-embedded Support of PTC Pro/ENGINEER for Fluid Flow and Heat Transfer Simulation

WILSONVILLE, Ore., June 2, 2010 - Mentor Graphics Corporation (NASDAQ: MENT) today announced that its FloEFD™ Pro v9.3.1 Concurrent Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) technology is the industry’s first fully-embedded solution for PTC Pro/ENGINEER software. Pro/ENGINEER is the 3D product design standard used by mechanical design engineers, providing integrated parametric 3D CAD/CAM/CAE capabilities to allow users to maximize productivity and develop innovative products.

The Mentor Graphics FloEFD Pro v9.3.1 software from its Mechanical Analysis Division (formerly Flomerics) works directly with native Pro/ENGINEER geometry to keep pace with continuous design iterations, unlike other CFD tools. Concurrent CFD can reduce simulation time by as much as 65 to 75 percent in comparison to traditional CFD tools and enables users to optimize product performance and reliability while reducing physical prototyping and development costs without time or material penalties.

By using the same geometries and a common user interface (UI), graphics window, and workflow for CAD and analysis, designers can maintain a single set of data across the entire project design process. As a result, the FloEFD Pro 9.3.1 product provides a wide range of physical simulation capabilities for fluid flow, heat and mass transfer, including a special module for electronics cooling applications with extensive property libraries

“Mentor’s Mechanical Analysis Division, a Platinum Partner in PTC’s PartnerAdvantage™ Program, provides some of the world's most advanced computational fluid dynamics products,” said John Buchowski, vice president, Product Management, PTC. “Mentor’s full support of Pro/ENGINEER will help PTC’s customers eliminate design errors, reduce costs, and optimize designs involving heat transfer and fluid flow before physical prototypes.”

The FloEFD Pro v9.3.1 product is fully embedded in Pro/ENGINEER Wildfire 3.0, 4.0 and 5.0, for x32 and x64-bit versions including Windows 7. The product is available for immediate shipment. Additional product information can be found at: http://www.mentor.com/products/mechanical/products/floefd/.

“We are pleased to be a key technology partner with PTC and we believe our FloEFD Pro support of Pro/ENGINEER will be tremendously valuable to our mutual customers,” stated Erich Buergel, general manager of Mentor Graphics Mechanical Analysis Division. “Our seamless integration of our leading concurrent CFD technology with Pro/ENGINEER is designed to maximize productivity and help our customers get the right design to market.”

The FloEFD v9.3.1 Product Featured at PTC/USER World Event 2010, Booth #309
The Mentor Graphics FloEFD v9.3.1 solution will be featured at the PTC/USER World Event 2010 at the Rosen Shingle Creek Hotel in Orlando, Florida, June 6-9, 2010. Visit the Mentor booth #309 during this event. For information on PTC/USER World Event 2010, visit: http://www.ptc.com/appserver/wcms/events/series.jsp?&im_dbkey=108255&icg_dbkey=141

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

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

For more information, please contact:

Larry Toda
Mentor Graphics
503.685.1664
larry_toda@mentor.com
Suzanne Graham
Mentor Graphics
503.685.7789
suzanne_graham@mentor.com

 
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