Daimler Streamlines Flagship Truck Development with Mentor’s Capital Electrical Design Software

  Daimler Streamlines Flagship Truck Development with Mentor’s Capital
  Electrical Design Software

Business Wire

WILSONVILLE, Ore. -- March 20, 2013

Mentor Graphics Corporation (NASDAQ: MENT) and Mercedes-Benz Trucks today
announced successful application of the Mentor® Capital® software suite to the
development of Daimler’s flagship heavy truck, the new Actros. Branded “trucks
you can trust”, the Actros includes innovative electrical/electronic systems
that significantly boost efficiency, safety, and reliability. The
sophisticated nature of these systems drives challenges for the truck’s
electrical design, particularly with respect to systems integration, design
validation and configuration management. To solve these challenges, the
Germany-based company used the Capital tools, extending Mentor Graphics
software deployment to now span three continents.

Mentor Graphics Capital electrical design solutions are broadly adopted across
several Daimler truck ...

Mentor Graphics Capital electrical design solutions are broadly adopted across
several Daimler truck brands. (Photo: Business Wire)

“To develop such an advanced truck requires not only powerful design
automation, but also robust design data management,” said Wolfgang Appel,
senior manager, system architecture, Mechatronic Engineering, Mercedes-Benz
Trucks. “Capital was the natural tool choice because it is so strong in these
areas, and is designed to be used by large, multi-site organizations.” Daimler
noted that Capital’s powerful design lifecycle management,
electrical/mechanical data integration, and standardized communication with
suppliers were all key contributors to successful development of the Actros’
complex electrical systems.

The Capital suite spans an extended electrical systems “Define – Design –
Build – Service” flow and is particularly targeted at transportation
applications. Combining powerful design automation and modern enterprise
integration capabilities, the software creates digital continuity within the
electrical domain to compress development cycle time and deliver significant
cost reductions.

“Capital is broadly adopted across Daimler’s several truck brands. In part
this is because Capital supports a number of different design flows,” said
Martin O’Brien, general manager of the Integrated Electrical Systems Division
at Mentor Graphics. “The toolset is both flexible and future-proof, as well as
being highly productive. This flexibility and power explains why many of the
world’s leading truck manufacturers have adopted Capital, with deployments in
multiple locations in Europe, USA, Asia and Japan.”

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 $1,090 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, Mentor, and Capital are registered trademarks of Mentor
Graphics Corporation. All other company or product names are the registered
trademarks or trademarks of their respective owners.)

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