Mentor Graphics Provides Comprehensive Low Power Solution in TSMC Reference Flow 10.0
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Mentor Graphics Provides Comprehensive Low Power Solution in TSMC Reference Flow 10.0

WILSONVILLE, Ore. — (BUSINESS WIRE) — September 21, 2009 — Mentor Graphics Corporation (NASDAQ: MENT) today announced that its low power RTL-to-GDSII tool flow has been included in Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company, Ltd. (TSMC) Reference Flow 10.0. TSMC and Mentor worked together nearly a year to validate and deliver a robust set of tools with proven support for the Unified Power Format (UPF).

“In addition to expanding the Mentor reference flow to add both functional verification and implementation technologies, Mentor is addressing new challenges such as low power,” said S.T. Juang, senior director of Design Infrastructure Marketing at TSMC.

The Mentor low power track includes the 0-In® CDC, Questa®, FormalPro, Olympus-SoC and TestKompress® tools.

“Mutual customers of Mentor and TSMC continue to push the design envelope to create complex SoCs that require adoption of advanced, low-power technologies,” said John Lenyo, Mentor Graphics functional verification division general manager. “Our collaboration with TSMC gives design teams access to a comprehensive low-power flow that addresses the low-power challenges from design inception to tapeout.”

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 4,425 people worldwide. Corporate headquarters are located at 8005 S.W. Boeckman Road, Wilsonville, Oregon 97070-7777. World Wide Web site:

(Mentor Graphics, Mentor, Questa, 0-In and TestKompress are registered trademarks and FormalPro and Olympus-SoC are trademarks of Mentor Graphics Corporation. All other company or product names are the registered trademarks or trademarks of their respective owners.)


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