Mentor Graphics Reports Fiscal Second Quarter Results

WILSONVILLE, Ore. — (BUSINESS WIRE) — August 19, 2010 — Mentor Graphics Corporation (NASDAQ: MENT) today announced results for the fiscal second quarter ending July 31, 2010. For the fiscal second quarter, the company reported revenues of $187.9 million, non-GAAP earnings per share of $.01, and a GAAP loss per share of $.13.

“Semiconductor markets continue to improve, with revenues at an all-time high, and industry analysts forecasting continued growth,” said Walden C. Rhines, CEO and chairman of Mentor Graphics. “Our solid results across all core EDA product lines reflected that. Annualized revenue from renewal contracts in our top ten accounts this quarter grew 45% compared to prior contract values. Leading indicators of the business, like consulting and training, were strong, with revenues up 30% and 70% respectively, year over year. Our strategy of investing in markets adjacent to semiconductor EDA, such as transportation, continues to pay off, with revenue from transportation products nearly doubling year on year, and bookings nearly tripling.”

The company also announced this quarter that the Mentor Graphics track in the TSMC Reference Flow has expanded to a complete front-to-back solution with new support for the Vista™ platform and the Catapult® C synthesis tool, expanded low power and 28nm routing features in the Olympus-SoC™ place and route system, and the Calibre® InRoute solution. Also released during the quarter were new versions of Mentor’s 0-In® Formal and 0-In Clock Domain Crossing products, both enabling greater speed and ease of use in verifying complex IC designs. The company’s recently acquired Valor division released version 9.0 of its vSure™ product, with enhancements enabling designers to more easily perform extensive design-for-manufacturing analysis during the printed circuit board design process.

“This was our sixth consecutive quarter of meeting or exceeding guidance,” said Gregory K. Hinckley, president of Mentor Graphics. “Our Flomerics and LogicVision acquisitions are performing well, and our new Valor division is on track to contribute to a strong second half. As a result, we are increasing guidance for the full year.

Outlook

For the fiscal third quarter ending October 31, 2010, the company expects revenues of about $220 million, non-GAAP earnings per share of approximately $.15, and GAAP earnings per share of approximately $.08. For the full fiscal year 2011, the company now expects revenues of approximately $880 million, non-GAAP earnings per share of about $.65, and GAAP earnings per share of approximately $.20.

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. Corporate headquarters are located at 8005 S.W. Boeckman Road, Wilsonville, Oregon 97070-7777. World Wide Web site: http://www.mentor.com/.

(Mentor Graphics, Calibre, Catapult, and 0-In are registered trademarks and Vista, vSure 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.)

Statements in this press release regarding the company’s guidance for future periods constitute “forward-looking” statements based on current expectations within the meaning of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934. Such forward-looking statements involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors that may cause the actual results, performance or achievements of the company or industry results to be materially different from any results, performance or achievements expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements. Such factors include, among others, the following: (i) reductions in spending on the company’s products and services by its customers due to the worldwide economic environment, and the company’s ability to appropriately reduce its expenses in response; (ii) the company’s ability to successfully offer products and services that compete in the highly competitive EDA industry; (iii) product bundling or discounting of products and services by competitors; (iv) effects of the increasing volatility of foreign currency fluctuations on the company’s business; (v) changes in accounting or reporting rules or interpretations; (vi) the impact of tax audits, or changes in the tax laws, regulations or enforcement practices; (vii) effects of unanticipated shifts in product mix on gross margin; and (viii) effects of customer seasonal purchasing patterns and the timing of significant orders which may negatively or positively impact the company’s quarterly results of operations, all as may be discussed in more detail under the heading “Risk Factors” in the company’s most recent Form 10-K or Form 10-Q. Given these uncertainties, prospective investors are cautioned not to place undue reliance on such forward-looking statements. In addition, statements regarding guidance do not reflect potential impacts of mergers or acquisitions that have not been announced or closed as of the time the statements are made. Mentor Graphics disclaims any obligation to update any such factors or to publicly announce the results of any revisions to any of the forward-looking statements to reflect future events or developments.

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