Mentor Graphics Helps NVIDIA Deliver New Microsoft Visual Studio-Based Android Development Platform

  Mentor Graphics Helps NVIDIA Deliver New Microsoft Visual Studio-Based
  Android Development Platform

Business Wire

WILSONVILLE, Ore. -- February 15, 2013

Mentor Graphics Corporation (NASDAQ: MENT) today announced that it developed a
package extension to Microsoft Visual Studio that enables seamless native
C/C++ and JAVA development for Android software. The extension is being used
in the Android software development platform for NVIDIA Tegra
processor-powered devices – the NVIDIA Nsight Tegra, Visual Studio Edition.
Developers familiar with the Microsoft Visual Studio environment benefit from
a boost in productivity by continuing to use their existing experience to
develop Android applications.

“Mentor’s expertise in open source tools and custom services provides great
value to silicon partners such as NVIDIA, by providing a seamless and
comprehensive development environment for Android-based applications,” said
Mark Mitchell, general manager of open source tools, Mentor Graphics Embedded
Software Division. “We are proud that NVIDIA selected us to help create the
Android development environment which eases the development of Android
software for Tegra-powered devices.”

“The Nsight Tegra development environment gives developers the tools to create
Android software for Tegra-powered devices,” said Tony Tamasi, senior vice
president, Content and Technology at NVIDIA. “Working with Mentor, we’ve
developed a fast and easy solution for traditional console game and software
developers looking to adapt their code to the Android platform.”

To learn more about the Mentor Embedded custom tooling services and how it can
help embedded developers create differentiated offerings, visit the website:

Join Mentor Graphics and NVIDIA in an upcoming webinar discussing this Android
enablement solution. To register:

About Mentor Embedded

The Mentor Graphics Embedded Software Division enables embedded development
for a variety of applications including Automotive, Industrial, Smart Energy,
Medical Devices, and Consumer Electronics. Embedded developers can create
systems with the latest processors and micro-controllers with commercially
supported and customizable Linux®-based solutions including the industry
leading Sourcery™ CodeBench and Mentor Embedded Linux. For real-time control
systems developers can take advantage of the small-foot-print and
low-power-capable Nucleus® RTOS. For more information, visit

About Mentor Graphics

Mentor Graphics Corporation 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 in the last fiscal year of about $1,015 million. Corporate
headquarters are located at 8005 S.W. Boeckman Road, Wilsonville, Oregon
97070-7777. World Wide Web site:

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