Mentor Graphics Collaborates with The University of Nottingham Ningbo China (UNNC) to Open Integrated Circuit

  Mentor Graphics Collaborates with The University of Nottingham Ningbo China
  (UNNC) to Open Integrated Circuit DesignLaboratory

Business Wire

NINGBO, China -- April 15, 2013

Mentor Graphics Corp. (NASDAQ:MENT) today announced the opening of a new
Mentor-sponsored electronics design laboratory at The University of Nottingham
Ningbo China (UNNC), Zhejiang province. As part of a mutual agreement, Mentor
has donated more than $10M in EDA software and support to enable UNNC students
to graduate with in-depth knowledge of leading-edge design methodologies.

The first Sino-foreign university in China, UNNC’s student population has
grown from over 250 to more than5,500 undergraduate and postgraduate students
since 2004. With internationalization at the heart of its development, UNNC is
effective in bringing industry-leading technology to the Chinese market.

“UNNC is enthusiastic about the new electronics design laboratory sponsored by
Mentor Graphics,” said Professor Gethin Roberts, dean of the Faculty of
Science and Engineering, UNNC. “As China’s IC industry continues to develop
rapidly, engineering students can feel confident in addressing the expanding
need for designers knowledgeable in the most current design tools and

Under the auspices of the Mentor® Higher Education Program (HEP), the lab at
UNNC is poised to become a center of excellence for future engineers in the
region. In addition to donated software, Mentor is opening on-line support and
providing material to quickly enable UNNC to develop a leading-edge teaching
and research program for designing very large-scale ICs.

“Highly talented electronics engineers are in great demand worldwide,
particularly in fast-growing China,” said Danny Perng, vice president, PacRim,
Mentor Graphics. “Our collaboration with Nottingham will help ensure that
engineering students at the university are well-prepared for their careers in
IC design.”

About Mentor’s Higher Education Program

“Educate Tomorrow's Engineers and Technology Leaders”

The Mentor Graphics® Higher Education Program provides leading-edge design
tools and support to universities and colleges for classroom instruction and
academic research. The program helps ensure that engineering graduates
entering into the electronics industry are proficient in state-of-the-art
tools and methodologies. Established in 1985, the Higher Education Program
develops long-term relationships with engineering colleges and universities
around the world, and currently has more than 1,400 member colleges in 65

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:

(Mentor Graphics and Mentor are registered trademarks of Mentor Graphics
Corporation. All other company or product names are the registered trademarks
or trademarks of their respective owners.)


Mentor Graphics
Carrie Yu, +86-(0)21-61016311
University of Nottingham Ningbo China
Sarina Liu, +86-(0)574-88181301
For press information about UNNC
University of Nottingham Ningbo China,
Tess Humphrys, +86-574-8818-0940
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