Mentor Graphics Hires Embedded Software Veteran to Lead RTOS, Middleware and User Interface Product Lines

WILSONVILLE, Ore. — (BUSINESS WIRE) — May 18, 2012Mentor Graphics Corporation (NASDAQ: MENT) today announced the appointment of Scot Morrison as the Mentor Embedded general manager of Embedded Runtime Solutions. Scot was most recently general manager and senior vice president at Wind River Systems where he was responsible for operating systems and associated middleware and tools. He will work closely with the Mentor® open source solutions, and simulation and virtual platforms management teams, to help drive the Mentor embedded software strategies.

“Scot has a tremendous background in the embedded software industry and he brings a wealth of experience in key markets including automotive, industrial and networking,” said Glenn Perry, general manager of the Mentor Embedded Software Division. “His expertise spans real time OS, virtualization, security and Linux. His contributions will be instrumental in further expanding Mentor’s technology leadership in embedded solutions.”

Scot will manage the Nucleus® product line, including associated middleware and professional services, and the Inflexion® UI (user interface) products. The Nucleus product line is the industry’s most popular commercial RTOS used in more than 2.3 billon mobile handsets, and the Inflexion UI product line enables developers to quickly create graphically rich, dynamic 2D and 3D Human Machine Interfaces (HMIs). Scot will also help identify and develop new product opportunities for Mentor Embedded.

Scot holds engineering degrees from the University of Toronto and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

About Mentor Graphics

Mentor Graphics Corporation (NASDAQ: MENT) 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, transportation and systems companies. Established in 1981, the company reported revenues over the last 12 months 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, Nucleus and Inflexion are registered trademarks of Mentor Graphics Corporation. All other company or product names are the registered trademarks or trademarks of their respective owner.)

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