Accelerated Technology Expands Software Modeling Standards Role with OMG Board Appointments
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Accelerated Technology Expands Software Modeling Standards Role with OMG Board Appointments

MOBILE, Ala.—(BUSINESS WIRE)—May 24, 2005— Accelerated Technology, a Mentor Graphics division (Nasdaq: MENT), today announced its expanded role in software modeling standards with the appointment of two of its software experts to key roles in the Object Management Group (OMG). The OMG is an international, not-for-profit software consortium that produces and maintains computer-industry specifications for interoperable applications.

As a member of the OMG's Board of Directors, Neil Henderson will help ensure that the high-level design language standards defined by the OMG, such as the Unified Modeling Language(TM) (UML(R)), meet the needs of embedded software engineers. Stephen J. Mellor has been elected to the OMG's Architecture Board, which acts as the technical gateway for all standards issued by the OMG. The appointments demonstrate Accelerated Technology's commitment to promote a range of interoperable design tools from different vendors to help embedded engineers take advantage of high-level software design processes such as executable UML.

"Accelerated Technology, with decades of experience in embedded and real-time systems, has rapidly become a critical participant in the success of OMG's modeling standards, especially through their leadership in the Executable UML process," said Dr. Richard M. Soley, chairman and CEO of the OMG. "Having taken two major leadership positions, on the OMG Board of Directors and Architecture Board, Accelerated Technology is poised to make a major impact on all of OMG's activities. OMG is delighted to have the support of the company, and specifically of leading figures like Stephen Mellor and Neil Henderson, which will ensure high quality, rapidly-delivered and broadly relevant modeling standards to the real-time and embedded development community."

"We are excited to be active participants in the OMG," said Neil Henderson, general manager of Accelerated Technology, a division of Mentor Graphics. "The complexity and concurrency in many of today's embedded software projects need the standards and platform independence that executable UML offers. We are helping to drive those standards."

Accelerated Technology co-sponsored the Object Management Group Technical Meeting held in Athens, Greece, April 10-15, at which Mellor gave a well-received keynote presentation entitled "Agility in Modeling." The presentation proposed that the design and programming communities unite and focus on developing executable models that can be used to verify designs before translating them to traditional languages used to program embedded systems.

Accelerated Technology offers Nucleus BridgePoint(R), a complete executable UML tool suite that utilizes the Eclipse standard framework. This framework allows the seamless communication between high-level design tools and the development tools and RTOS used by the embedded software engineer.

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Accelerated Technology, a division of Mentor Graphics Corporation, is located in Mobile, Alabama and has engineering sites, sales offices and distributors worldwide. As a leading provider of royalty-free, embedded real-time operating system (RTOS) software, Accelerated Technology helps developers accelerate product time-to-market in a wide range of embedded device applications. Its comprehensive Nucleus RTOS includes a high-level design UML suite, graphical prototyping tools, kernels, middleware and Eclipse-based development tools. For more information, please visit or e-mail us at

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