Mentor Graphics Introduces Unique FloTHERM XT Technology for Electronics Cooling Simulation – from Concept to Verification

  Mentor Graphics Introduces Unique FloTHERM XT Technology for Electronics
  Cooling Simulation – from Concept to Verification

Business Wire

WILSONVILLE, Ore. -- March 18, 2013

Mentor Graphics Corporation (NASDAQ: MENT) today announced the FloTHERM® XT
software that enables the industry’s first integrated MDA-EDA electronics
cooling simulation solution—from conceptual through detailed design—to
dramatically shorten the process. This solution addresses two of today’s
trends which are electronic challenges and geometric complexity. The
electronic challenges are driven by increasing speed, density, and power
consumption of ICs, PCBs and electronic systems. The increasing geometric
complexity is driven by decreasing size and the increased influence of
industrial design which requires handling of complex shapes. The FloTHERM XT
technology efficiently interconnects mechanical design automation (MDA) and
electronic design automation (EDA) domains and addresses the needs of design
engineers as well as thermal specialists.

This electronics cooling simulation solution enables earlier virtual
prototyping, fewer design iterations, and advanced “what-if” analysis for
improved product quality and faster time-to-market benefits. Key markets where
the FloTHERM XT product can benefit design teams from components to systems of
electronic applications are industries such as automotive, aerospace,
telecommunications, computing, industrial automation and consumer electronics.

“In support of our design consultancy business, FloTHERM XT empowers us to
perform thermal analysis throughout our client’s design process. We are now
able to start optimizing designs from the early concept stage and, using the
same data model, can continue to support our clients with increasing levels of
sophistication and shape complexity as they progress onto the
verification/prototype phase and prepare a fully vetted design ready for
manufacturing,” said Guy Wagner, director, Electronic Cooling Solutions.

Combining the electronics cooling DNA from the Mentor Graphics® Corporation’s
market-leading FloTHERM® thermal analysis software, and Concurrent
Computational Fluid Dynamic (Concurrent CFD) technology from the FloEFD™
product, the FloTHERM XT solution offers the power and performance to solve
complex electronics systems design problems. The product’s easy-to-use
interface is fully configurable so new users can customize the functionality
features on the screen, providing a scalable user experience that can be
adapted as the needs of the design project change.

Imported or CAD-generated geometries work seamlessly with the FloTHERM XT’s
SmartPart library of models, and automatic meshing and data convergence
provide significant reduction in execution times. It also provides an easy and
intuitive direct interface to enterprise platforms such as the market-leading
Mentor Expedition® Enterprise solution. The direct integration of the FloTHERM
XT product with PCB design flows will reduce time-consuming data translation
and costly errors. As a result, FloTHERM XT is the only solution on the market
that allows engineers to work effortlessly with geometry created in the MDA or
EDA world.

“Our FloTHERM XT technology was developed to support today’s most innovative
electronics components and systems,” stated Erich Buergel, general manager of
Mentor Graphics Mechanical Analysis Division. “We have combined our
best-in-class technologies from FloTHERM and FloEFD with an easy-to-use
interface that will serve both the MDA and EDA worlds, and we believe FloTHERM
XT will be a ‘game-changer’ in electronics cooling due to the ease with which
MDA and EDA data can be used to create the single best design.”

The FloTHERM XT product is available for immediate shipment. Additional
information can be found on the company website:

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 $1,090 million. Corporate
headquarters are located at 8005 S.W. Boeckman Road, Wilsonville, Oregon
97070-7777. World Wide Web site:

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


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