Trident Microsystems Adopts Mentor Graphics Veloce Hardware Emulator to Accelerate Time-to-Market for Their Next-Generation Digital TV SoCs

WILSONVILLE, Ore. — (BUSINESS WIRE) — October 26, 2009 — Mentor Graphics Corp. (NASDAQ: MENT), the leader in advanced system verification solutions, today announced that Trident Microsystems, a leader in high-performance semiconductor system solutions for the multimedia and digital television markets, has adopted Mentor’s Veloce® platform for the complete system-level verification of its next-generation digital TV SoC chips. Trident chose the Veloce platform due to its superior compiler and debug technologies, performance, accuracy, and innovative portfolio of iSolvevertical market solutions for the verification of their multimedia-based designs.

“In the fast-moving consumer electronics market, Trident needs to be able to react quickly to market dynamics while minimizing the risks involved in the integration of our next-generation SoCs,” said Saeid Moshkelani, senior vice president of engineering, Trident Microsystems. “Adopting Veloce for the accelerated verification and emulation of our SoCs, and the excellent support we have received from Mentor, plays a major role in meeting these challenges, and producing high-quality products for our customers.”

The Veloce platform is the industry’s fastest dual-mode accelerator/emulator, providing MHz performance for both transaction-based verification and traditional in-circuit emulation (ICE). With an extensive portfolio of vertical market solutions, the Veloce product is the platform of choice for multimedia, wireless, networking, and embedded systems applications.

“Veloce continues to lead the way as the industry’s premier solution for the accelerated verification of the next generation of SoCs,” said Eric Selosse, Mentor Emulation Division (MED) vice president and manager. “We are delighted that Trident is benefiting by verifying their latest digital TV products using Veloce. Their success is further indication that Mentor delivers the best-in-class solutions for multimedia-based applications.”

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 Veloce are registered trademarks and iSolve is a trademark of Mentor Graphics Corporation. All other company and/or product names are the trademarks and/or registered trademarks of their respective owners.)



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