Mentor Graphics Veloce Emulation Platform Allows Inuitive to Achieve First-Pass Silicon Success

     Mentor Graphics Veloce Emulation Platform Allows Inuitive to Achieve
                          First-Pass Silicon Success

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WILSONVILLE, Ore., June 25, 2014

WILSONVILLE, Ore., June 25, 2014 /PRNewswire/ --Mentor Graphics Corp.
(Nasdaq: MENT), a leader in advanced system verification solutions, today
announced that Inuitive, a developer of innovative technologies that improve
user experiences for latest-generation mobile applications, has achieved
first-pass silicon success using the Veloce^® emulation platform for
System-On-Chip (SoC) verification.

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Inuitive's NUI (Natural User Interface) technology creates 3D depth map and
intuitive mobile applications that understand and predict the actions a user
wants to perform in any given situation. Inuitive's NUI accomplishes this
task in a simple and intuitive way. The key components of the technology are
Inuitive's latest multi-core processor chip, NU3000, and their innovative
software that improves the usability of various mobile devices, such as PCs,
tablets, and smartphones, bringing a new level of user personalization to the
device by completing various user tasks with one touch.

"To achieve the level of verification required for our designs, we chose the
Veloce emulation platform from Mentor for its superior performance and
excellent pre-and-post- silicon hardware-software debug environment," said
Shlomo Gadot , CEO, Inuitive."Our ability to perform pre-silicon Linux boot
was made possible due to the high performance of Veloce, which would have been
impractical in software simulation. Additionally, we were able to test our USB
software drivers and other chip interfaces extensively prior to silicon being
available. Once we received silicon samples, we were able to bring up and test
our chips in a matter of days due to the resulting high quality of the design,
which is a testament to the high-level of pre-silicon verification we achieved
with Veloce."

"I am very pleased with Inuitive's success in creating first-pass silicon, and
it is gratifying to see how the Veloce platform has been a key part of their
hardware-software verification flow for their innovative SoC designs," said
Eric Selosse, vice president, Mentor Emulation Division. "I wish Inuitive more
success in the future and look forward to our continued collaboration on SoC
verification requirements."

About the Veloce Emulation Platform
The Veloce emulation platform reduces project schedules and costs by
delivering high-performance hardware-software verification, virtualized
emulation, and traditional in-circuit emulation of complex SoC designs. The
Veloce platform achieves these benefits through a unique emulation-on-chip
architecture and best-in-class software and hardware technologies, delivering
fast compiles, full debug visibility, advanced software-debug, and power aware
and analysis tools. Additionally, leading-edge protocol solutions provide
off-the-shelf portfolios of easy-to-use verification IPs (VIPs), ICE
applications (iSolve™), and VirtuaLAB components that are an essential part of
verifying both IP and SoC-based designs, delivering high levels of
productivity and ROI to the end user.

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 in excess of $1.15 billion. Corporate
headquarters are located at 8005 S.W. Boeckman Road, Wilsonville, Oregon
97070-7777. World Wide Web site: http://www.mentor.com/.

Mentor Graphics and Veloce are registered trademarks and iSolve is a trademark
of Mentor Graphics Corporation. All other company or product names are the
registered trademarks or trademarks of their respective owners.

For more information, please contact:

Carole Dunn
Mentor Graphics
503.685.4716
carole_dunn@mentor.com|

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