Mentor Graphics Unveils UI Technology for Consumer Electronic Devices

Mentor Graphics Corporation (Nasdaq: MENT) announced the availability of technology that enables the rapid creation, customization and deployment of advanced user interfaces (UI) for consumer electronic devices. The new technology is integrated with the Mentor Graphics Nucleus(r) operating system (OS), the most widely used commercial embedded OS for mobile phones and consumer devices.

Manufacturers can use the UI technology to exploit the full multimedia power of today’s embedded hardware platforms, enabling rich visual effects such as 3D graphics and advanced animation throughout a device’s user interface. Sophisticated menu systems and application interfaces can be rapidly and radically customized using XML, and any part of a UI may be changed dynamically, such as via wireless update.

As the market for connected, multimedia consumer devices accelerates and evolves, manufacturers and service providers are recognizing that compelling user interfaces are critical to achieving high sales and driving adoption of new wireless data and content services. By deploying the new Mentor Graphics’ UI technology with the Nucleus OS, industry participants can deliver more effective and appealing interactive experiences across a wide range of mass market devices, with significantly less time and effort.

“As one of the most widely used operating systems for embedded devices such as mass market mobile phones, Mentor’s Nucleus OS holds a unique position in the consumer electronics space,” said Neil Henderson, general manager for the Embedded Systems Division of Mentor Graphics. “Adding this new technology will strengthen our growing position in application processors and significantly help our licensees to deliver better products and services more quickly.”

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 electronics and semiconductor companies. Established in 1981, the company reported revenues over the last 12 months of over $750 million and employs approximately 4,100 people worldwide. Corporate headquarters are located at 8005 S.W. Boeckman Road, Wilsonville, Oregon 97070-7777.

Mentor Graphics and Nucleus are registered trademarks of Mentor Graphics Corporation.