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Mentor Graphics Helps NVIDIA Deliver New Microsoft Visual Studio-Based Android Development Platform

Mentor Graphics Corporation (NASDAQ: MENT) today announced that it developed a package extension to Microsoft Visual Studio that enables seamless native C/C++ and JAVA development for Android software. The extension is being used in the Android software development platform for NVIDIA Tegra processor-powered devices – the NVIDIA Nsight Tegra, Visual Studio Edition. Developers familiar with the Microsoft Visual Studio environment benefit from a boost in productivity by continuing to use their existing experience to develop Android applications.

“Mentor’s expertise in open source tools and custom services provides great value to silicon partners such as NVIDIA, by providing a seamless and comprehensive development environment for Android-based applications,” said Mark Mitchell, general manager of open source tools, Mentor Graphics Embedded Software Division. “We are proud that NVIDIA selected us to help create the Android development environment which eases the development of Android software for Tegra-powered devices.”

“The Nsight Tegra development environment gives developers the tools to create Android software for Tegra-powered devices,” said Tony Tamasi, senior vice president, Content and Technology at NVIDIA. “Working with Mentor, we’ve developed a fast and easy solution for traditional console game and software developers looking to adapt their code to the Android platform.”

To learn more about the Mentor Embedded custom tooling services and how it can help embedded developers create differentiated offerings, visit the website: http://go.mentor.com/customtools.

Join Mentor Graphics and NVIDIA in an upcoming webinar discussing this Android enablement solution. To register: http://go.mentor.com/vsandroid.

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. For real-time control systems developers can take advantage of the small-foot-print 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 $1,015 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 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.)

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