Mentor Graphics Sponsors Research Chair for Embedded Systems at LUMS

Mentor Graphics Corporation (Nasdaq:MENT) signed an agreement with the Lahore University of Management Sciences (LUMS) in Lahore, Pakistan, to create a three-year Mentor Graphics Research Chair for Embedded Systems for advanced-level research into embedded software architectures and techniques. At LUMS, Associate Professor of Computer Science Dr. Shahid Masud will be the focal point for this initiative in embedded systems.

“Working closely with industry colleagues to ensure that our programs are tuned to the most current business needs is a key aspect of LUMS philosophy,” said Dr. Zahoor Hassan, vice chancellor of LUMS. “This agreement with Mentor Graphics will not only help develop state-of-art projects at LUMS in this important domain, but it also will lead to the promotion of industry-driven research in Pakistan. We are grateful to Mentor Graphics for their support and are confident that this agreement will form the basis for a mutually beneficial long-term relationship between the two organizations.”

“As an EDA industry leader, Mentor Graphics is committed to having a global impact. The sponsorship of Dr. Masud will greatly benefit the electronics and embedded technology industry and the Computer Science department at LUMS specifically,” said Gregory K. Hinckley, president of Mentor Graphics. “Mentor believes that the success of the industry is dependent upon highly skilled engineers, and the three-year Mentor Graphics Research Chair of Embedded Systems proves our commitment to global academic research.”

About The Lahore University of Management Sciences
The Lahore University of Management Sciences is a national university, established in 1985 by sponsors belonging to the country’s leading private and public sector corporations. LUMS currently has the following focus areas where active research is being carried out: Computer Vision, Embedded Systems, Artificial Intelligence, Multimedia Systems, Networks and Communications, Software Engineering, Theoretical Computer Science and Computer Science Education.

About Dr. Shahid Masud, Mentor Graphics Chair of Embedded Systems
Dr. Shahid Masud received his M.Eng.Sc. degree in Electronics from University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia, and Ph.D. degree in Electrical Engineering from the Queens University, Belfast, UK. He was a Senior Design Engineer at Amphion Semiconductor Ltd., UK, before joining LUMS in October 2002. He has several years of research and development experience in the design of VLSI systems for image and video coding and computer interfacing. He has published over thirty refereed papers internationally and holds three patents in VLSI design. He is a member of IEEE, IEE and a Chartered Engineer.

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 about $800 million and employs approximately 4,200 people worldwide. Corporate headquarters are located at 8005 S.W. Boeckman Road, Wilsonville, Oregon 97070-7777.

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