L-3 Link Simulation & Training Cuts Engineering Change Orders by Ninety Percent Using Capital Software from Mentor Graphics

  L-3 Link Simulation & Training Cuts Engineering Change Orders by Ninety
  Percent Using Capital Software from Mentor Graphics

Business Wire

WILSONVILLE, Ore. -- May 21, 2013

Mentor Graphics Corp. (NASDAQ: MENT) today reported that L-3 Link Simulation &
Training’s (L-3 Link) operation in the United Kingdom has cut the number of
electrical engineering change orders (ECOs) at production by 90 percent using
Capital® software. The improvement is largely attributed to the Capital tool’s
detailed component modeling functionality, extensive checking automation, and
database stability, among other tool capabilities. Together, these help ensure
design data arriving at production is of the highest quality.

L-3 Link designs and builds flight simulators, supplying multiple customers
worldwide. (Photo: Busin ...

L-3 Link designs and builds flight simulators, supplying multiple customers
worldwide. (Photo: Business Wire)

L-3 Link designs and builds flight simulators, supplying multiple customers
worldwide. The high level of complexity of modern simulators severely strains
design processes and the software used to support them.

“The reduction of ECOs is particularly impressive, because the first machine
L-3 designed using the Capital tool simulated the highly sophisticated Boeing
777 aircraft,” said Martin O’Brien, general manager of the Integrated
Electrical Systems Division of Mentor Graphics. “The benefits that L-3 Link
has gained in terms of reduced cost and schedule delay really show the power
of this toolset in aerospace and related industries.”

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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Suzanne Graham, 503-685-7789
suzanne_graham@mentor.com
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James Price, 503-685-1778
james_price@mentor.com
 
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