Mentor Graphics Expands Automotive Portfolio, Acquires XS Embedded to Reduce Time to Start of Production (SOP)

 Mentor Graphics Expands Automotive Portfolio, Acquires XS Embedded to Reduce
                      Time to Start of Production (SOP)

PR Newswire

WILSONVILLE, Ore., July 8, 2014

WILSONVILLE, Ore., July 8, 2014 /PRNewswire/ --Mentor Graphics Corporation
(NASDAQ: MENT) today announced the acquisition of XS Embedded GmbH (XSe), a
technology leader in the creation of automotive system architectures and
hardware reference platforms. XSe has over ten years of direct experience in
the automotive electronics design industry across twenty automotive programs
that combine hardware and software expertise. XSe brings a pioneering approach
to accelerate system design and verification by providing automotive-grade
hardware and software to reduce the time to SOP. Mentor is now well positioned
to address the cross-functional collaboration needs required to address the
trends towards integration of Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS),
Driver Information and Infotainment domains.

The XS AXSB Optimized Hardware and Software Platform from XSe, now a part of
Mentor Graphics

Modern automotive systems push the technology envelope with feature-rich
embedded systems that combine high-quality graphics, domain-specific audio,
multi-media, mobile device integration and connectivity. The design
challenges are tremendous with millions of lines of code per vehicle,
cross-domain function consolidation, mixed safety criticality, security, and
the use of heterogeneous multi-core SOCs. These challenges are exacerbated by
extraordinary cost pressures and a traditional development lifecycle for
systems that is measured in years while automotive consumer expectations
require the latest in technology to be ever present. 

"XS Embedded is recognized for its deep automotive domain expertise and unique
IP including the AXSB automotive-ready reference board and software modules,"
stated Glenn Perry, Mentor Graphics Embedded System Division general manager.
"The hardware design and architecture expertise of XS Embedded combined with
Mentor's extensive automotive technology suite, including Android, Linux®,
AUTOSAR, Security and Hypervisor solutions, provides greater flexibility while
also reducing the time to SOP."

XSe has pioneered a new approach that provides Tier 1 suppliers with reference
platforms that approach A-sample quality. By taking advantage of this unique
automotive-ready reference platform Tier 1 suppliers can not only drastically
reduce time to SOP, but also improve architectural optimization, the
partitioning of software and ultimately reduce design costs. XSe achieves this
by partnering with key semiconductor vendors to supply truly automotive-grade
hardware, such as XS AXSB based on the Texas Instruments Jacinto 6 platform,
and integrating optimized IP including the XS OPTstack® software, a flexible
software stack designed to be quickly ported and optimized to underlying
hardware.

"By combining Mentor's Android, hypervisor, security, AUTOSAR & Nucleus
solutions with XSe automotive-ready solutions, we are able to address the
entire vehicle software infrastructure requirements of the most sophisticated
vehicles in design today," said Rainer Oder, managing director of XS Embedded.
"The next-generation ADAS systems are a great example of the need for a
unified vehicle software infrastructure and we are proud to be the first to
market with an end-to-end solution."

About Mentor Embedded
The Mentor Graphics® Embedded Systems Division enables embedded development
for a variety of applications including automotive, industrial, medical,
consumer electronics, networking and military and aerospace. Embedded
developers can create advanced systems with the latest processors using
Linux®, the small-footprint and low-power-capable Nucleus® RTOS, the type-1
Mentor Embedded Hypervisor and advanced graphics, multicore and heterogeneous
system development and debugging tools. Mentor Automotive Volcano AUTOSAR and
XS Automotive Electronics software and services provide a comprehensive
solution for the latest ADAS, Driver Information and Infotainment systems. 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 worlds 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 Nucleus are registered trademarks of Mentor Graphics
Corporation. All other company or product names are the registered trademarks
or trademarks of their respective owner.)

OPTstack is a registered trademark of XS Embedded GmbH.

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.

For more information, please contact:
Joe Reinhart
Mentor Graphics
503.685.1462
joe_reinhart@mentor.com

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