Kontron AG Expands its Mentor Graphics Expedition PCB Environment with HyperLynx Power Integrity Solution

WILSONVILLE, Ore. — (BUSINESS WIRE) — December 14, 2009 — Mentor Graphics Corporation, (NASDAQ: MENT) today announced that Kontron AG, headquartered in Eching, Germany, has expanded its Expedition™ Enterprise PCB installation from Mentor Graphics, with worldwide usage of the Mentor Graphics HyperLynx® solution for signal and power integrity.

Kontron selected the HyperLynx signal and power integrity product for its accurate analysis and simulation capabilities, ease-of-use, and quick setup time, ideal for today’s high-performance/density/pin-count ICs that require multiple PCB power and ground structures. Combined with the Expedition Enterprise platform and the Mentor Graphics DMS (Data Management System), the HyperLynx product formulates a comprehensive solution for high-performance electronic product design that reduces design cycle times, prototypes, manufacturing re-spins and overall product performance and development costs.

“With the worldwide installation of Mentor Graphics HyperLynx product, we are able to address the increasing verification needs of today’s design complexity, and tomorrow’s future designs,” stated Dirk Finstel, CTO at Kontron AG. “This solution is critical for us because it enables our customers to achieve the highest-performance and overall product quality results, while meeting faster time-to-market windows.”

Kontron first tested the HyperLynx solution in their German and Canadian offices on an embedded ATX dual Xeon server motherboard prior to its decision of worldwide adoption. Finstel and his team realized advantages in using the HyperLynx product for analyzing embedded components and managing design complexity. The high-density board was comprised of four layers and over 17,000 connections without microvias, plus key considerations for heat sink mechanical attachment tolerances and high current requirements. Using the HyperLynx solution, the Kontron team succeeded in meeting all targets for signal and power integrity, product cost, design for manufacturability, performance, reliability, and government compliance.

“We developed the HyperLynx SI-PI solution to meet the power management challenges that our leading customers like Kontron continuously face,” stated Henry Potts, vice president and general manager of Mentor Graphics Systems Design Division. “With accurate signal and power analysis and simulation capabilities, we foresee our mutual customers developing innovative, high-performance products with less effort and higher profitability.”

For more info on the Mentor Graphics HyperLynx technology and other solutions, visit the company website at: http://www.mentor.com/products/pcb-system-design/circuit-simulation/hyperlynx-signal-integrity/

About Kontron AG

Kontron designs and manufactures embedded and communications standards-based, rugged COTS and custom solutions for OEMs, systems integrators, and application providers in a variety of markets. Kontron engineering and manufacturing facilities, located throughout Europe, North America, and Asia-Pacific, work together with streamlined global sales and support services to help customers reduce their time-to-market and gain a competitive advantage. Kontron’s diverse product portfolio includes: boards & mezzanines, Computer-on-Modules, HMIs & displays, systems & platforms, and rugged & custom capabilities. Kontron is a Premier member of the Intel® Embedded Alliance and has been a VDC Platinum Vendor for Embedded Computer Boards five years running. Kontron is listed on the German TecDAX stock exchange under the symbol "KBC". For more information, please visit: http://www.kontron.com

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: http://www.mentor.com/.

(Mentor Graphics and HyperLynx are registered trademarks and Expedition is a trademark of Mentor Graphics Corporation. All other company or product names are the registered trademarks or trademarks of their respective owners.)


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