Mentor Graphics Announces Successful Integration of the MontaVista Automotive Technology Platform into a Yocto Project 1.3 and

  Mentor Graphics Announces Successful Integration of the MontaVista
  Automotive Technology Platform into a Yocto Project 1.3 and GENIVI
  3.0-compliant Platform

SAE 2013 World Congress

Business Wire

DETROIT -- April 18, 2013

Mentor Graphics Corporation (NASDAQ: MENT) today announced it has integrated
the recently acquired MontaVista Automotive Technology Platform with the
Mentor® Embedded Infotainment Base Platform and Sourcery™ CodeBench and
Sourcery Analyzer development tools. The new Mentor Embedded Automotive
Technology Platform (ATP) is fully compliant with Yocto Project 1.3 and GENIVI
3.0, and will continue to track and support upcoming GENIVI versions.

By using the LLTng (Linux Trace Toolkit Next Generation)-enabled ATP
automotive Linux platform, embedded developers can now more easily visually
analyze and debug complex interactions between the Linux OS and automotive
application software with the Mentor Embedded Sourcery Analyzer.

With the Yocto Project 1.3-compliant ATP platform, Tier One suppliers and OEMs
can more easily customize and configure the Linux kernel and select the right
components for a Linux-based IVI system. GENIVI 3.0 compliance and support for
the Freescale i.MX 6 and Renesas R-CAR H1 hardware platforms provides Tier
Ones and OEMs with an optimum and standard set of automotive components to
support the development of IVI systems. In addition, Tier One suppliers and
OEMs can benefit from driver and BSP enhancements that include video and audio
improvements for multimedia applications that are a critical element of IVI
systems.

“Automotive Tier One suppliers and OEMs can optimize hardware performance and
take advantage of an expanded automotive-grade middleware in this new and
combined Mentor Embedded Automotive Technology Platform,” said Mark Mitchell,
general manager of Mentor Graphics Open Source Embedded Solutions.

Mentor Graphics continues to lead the standardization of Linux for automotive
IVI applications with executives serving on the boards of directors, and
actively contributing to, numerous technical working groups, including SAE
International, AUTOSAR and the GENIVI Alliance. With over 45 million
automobiles sold each year, auto manufacturers are keenly aware of the impact
of IVI systems as a key differentiator with consumers. This includes the need
to integrate technologies such as voice-recognition, touch screens, web
browsing, GPS, and connectivity between automobile and smartphones—all
dependent on embedded software. Mentor provides an extensive professional
services team to work in partnership with customers to define and develop
customized and differentiated IVI solutions in the highly competitive
automotive market.

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 products. For
real-time control, systems developers can take advantage of the
small-footprint and low-power-capable Nucleus® RTOS. For more information,
visit www.mentor.com/embedded.

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

The registered trademark Linux® is used pursuant to a sublicense from LMI, the
exclusive licensee of Linus Torvalds, owner of the mark on a world-wide basis.

Contact:

Mentor Graphics
James Price, 503-685-1778
james_price@mentor.com
or
Sonia Harrison, 503-685-1165
sonia_harrison@mentor.com
 
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