WILSONVILLE, Ore.—(BUSINESS WIRE)—January 31, 2007— Mentor Graphics Corporation (Nasdaq: MENT) today announced that it is extending its working agreement with Texas Instruments (TI) to provide developers an integrated Operating System solution for the mass market. Integrated within TI's foundation software, Mentor's Nucleus(R) Operating System (OS) Mobile will provide a scalable and robust platform for developers working with TI's OMAP-Vox(TM) platform and 2.5G chipsets, allowing them to quickly and easily integrate basic features and multimedia applications into handsets.
Increased demand for affordable multimedia-rich feature phones has
raised the complexity of requirements. Multimedia functionality and
advanced applications once used in high-end feature phones are quickly
moving to the mid-range and value phone markets, increasing the need
for solutions with low level OS support. The ubiquitous Nucleus OS
Mobile offers a scalable platform that when combined with TI's
wireless solutions enables handset manufacturers to develop and
deliver cost-effective, feature-rich mobile phones that address
"Mentor's Nucleus OS is the most widely used operating system in
the mobile phone market," said Neil Henderson, general manager for the
Embedded Systems Division of Mentor Graphics. "By combining TI's
industry-leading solutions with the expansive features of the Nucleus
OS Mobile, mobile phone manufacturers can provide consumers with the
features they desire, enabling customers to bring more targeted
products to market."
"Texas Instruments is pleased to work with Mentor Graphics to
further our efforts to enable development of advanced mobile
multimedia feature phones for the mass market," said Sylvie Deschamps,
TI's Strategic Sourcing General Manager. "The flexibility of Mentor's
Nucleus OS Mobile gives handset manufacturers the ability to address
the growing consumer demand for affordable multimedia devices with a
broad range of handsets."
The Nucleus OS Mobile provides all the necessary operating system
requirements for embedded devices. It includes support for the most
important differentiating features in today's cell phones and
converged wireless devices, such as Internet and USB connectivity,
graphical user interfaces, and secure communications.
For more information, please contact Mentor Graphics embedded
systems division at 800-468-6853 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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