Mentor Graphics Announces 25th Annual PCB Technology Leadership Awards Winners
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Mentor Graphics Announces 25th Annual PCB Technology Leadership Awards Winners

WILSONVILLE, Ore., Dec. 10, 2014 — (PRNewswire) — Continuing its tradition of promoting and recognizing printed circuit board (PCB) design excellence, Mentor Graphics Corporation (NASDAQ: MENT) today announced the winners of its 25th annual PCB Technology Leadership Awards. Started in 1988, this program is the longest running competition of its kind in the electronic design automation (EDA) industry. It recognizes engineers and designers who use innovative methods and design tools to address today's complex PCB systems design challenges and produce industry-leading products.

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Prominent experts in the PCB industry judged entries from around the world in six categories that represent a wide variety of industries:

The expert judges included Happy Holden, Gentex Corporation (retired); Gary Ferrari, FTG Circuits technical support director; Pete Waddell, president of UP Media and publisher of Printed Circuit Design & Fab/Circuits Assembly Magazine; Andy Kowalewski, Metamako LP senior interconnect designer; Rick Hartley, L-3 Communications/Avionics Division senior principal engineer; Susy Webb, Fairfield Nodal senior PCB designer; and Charles Pfeil, Mentor Graphics Systems Design Division director of engineering.

2014 Technology Leadership Award Winners

Category: Best Overall Design 

Category:  Computers, Blade & Servers, Memory Systems


Category: Consumer Electronics & Handhelds 


Category: Industrial Control, Instrumentation, Security & Medical


Category: Military & Aerospace


Category: Telecom, Network Controllers, Line Cards


Category: Transportation & Automotive


The on-demand webinar highlighting industry trends and the winners of the 2014 Technology Leadership Awards competition can be found at

About the Technology Leadership Awards Contest
The TLA contest is open to any designs created with Mentor Graphics® PCB solutions. Judging is based on design complexity and overcoming associated challenges, such as small form factor, high-speed protocols, multi-discipline team collaboration, advanced PCB fabrication technologies and design-cycle time reduction.

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 and systems companies. Established in 1981, the company reported revenues in the last fiscal year of about $1.15 billion. Corporate headquarters are located at 8005 S.W. Boeckman Road, Wilsonville, Oregon 97070-7777. World Wide Web site:

(Mentor Graphics, Mentor, PADS, and Xpedition are registered trademarks 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:

Larry Toda
Mentor Graphics

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