Open Verification Methodology World Summit to be Held at DAC

Cadence Design Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: CDNS) and Mentor Graphics Corp. (NASDAQ: MENT) announced that the inaugural Open Verification Methodology (OVM) World Summit will be held Thursday, June 12 aligned with the Design Automation Conference (DAC) in Anaheim, Calif. This event will provide OVM users an opportunity to interact, share their successful experiences, and learn about upcoming enhancements to the methodology and its supporting library.

The summit agenda includes multiple user presentations reporting the results of using the OVM on industrial projects, an opportunity for audience members to pose questions to a panel of OVM users, and a presentation from Mentor and Cadence on enhancement plans. The event runs from 7:40 a.m. until 11 a.m., including a complimentary breakfast. The OVM World Forum will be held at the Sheraton Park Hotel at the Anaheim Resort, adjacent to the Anaheim Convention Center.

About Open Verification Methodology
The Open Verification Methodology, based on IEEE Std. 1800[TM]-2005 SystemVerilog standard, is the first open, language-interoperable, SystemVerilog verification methodology in the industry. It provides a methodology and accompanying library that allow users to create modular, reusable verification environments in which components communicate with each other via standard transaction-level modeling interfaces. It also enables intra- and inter-company reuse through a common methodology and classes for virtual sequences and block-to-system reuse, and full integration with other languages commonly used in production flows.

About Cadence
Cadence enables global electronic-design innovation and plays an essential role in the creation of today’s integrated circuits and electronics. Customers use Cadence® software and hardware, methodologies, and services to design and verify advanced semiconductors, consumer electronics, networking and telecommunications equipment, and computer systems. Cadence reported 2007 revenues of approximately $1.6 billion, and has approximately 5,100 employees. The company is headquartered in San Jose, Calif., with sales offices, design centers, and research facilities around the world to serve the global electronics industry.

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 $850 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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