SOURCE: Mentor Graphics Corporation

Mentor Graphics Corporation

December 21, 2010 09:00 ET

Siemens Building Technologies Division Expands Its Mentor Graphics Design Environment With Expedition Enterprise and HyperLynx Signal Integrity/Power Integrity Solution

WILSONVILLE, OR--(Marketwire - December 21, 2010) - Mentor Graphics Corporation (NASDAQ: MENT) today announced that Siemens Building Technologies Division, Switzerland, has successfully benchmarked the Mentor Graphics® Expedition® Enterprise printed circuit board (PCB) design flow and has smoothly migrated from its existing Board Station® design environment and tools of other PCB design solution vendors to Expedition Enterprise and the HyperLynx® Signal Integrity (SI)/Power Integrity (PI) analysis product.

The Expedition Enterprise solution provides a concurrent team design flow capability, which enables multiple layout designers from remote locations to simultaneously work from a single design database. This capability is built on Mentor's award-winning PCB layout architecture which allows for an interactive and automatic design within a single, correct-by-construction design environment. By using the Expedition Enterprise product, Siemens is able to shorten the development process, optimize their design capability, and reduce the number of design cycles.

Siemens Building Technologies Division selected the HyperLynx signal and power integrity product because of its accurate analysis and simulation capabilities, ease-of-use, and quick set-up time. It represents the ideal solution for today's high-density PCBs.

Combined with the Expedition Enterprise platform, the HyperLynx product offers a comprehensive solution for designing high-performance electronic products. The HyperLynx product suite improves product quality and ensures predictable design costs by reducing the number of prototypes, manufacturing re-spins and overall development costs.

"After evaluating tools from Mentor Graphics and another well-known EDA supplier, the Expedition Enterprise flow finally gained the upper hand," said Thomas Mäder, Director Hardware Engineering Group, Siemens Switzerland (AG), Building Technologies. "The migration to the new Expedition tool generation was well managed and conducted successfully with great support from Mentor Graphics. We implemented a similar process as before, but with an improved flow that facilitates the cooperation between different locations. Starting as a pilot platform for a real project, which could be completed in less time than previous projects by eliminating many design issues, we have been able to successfully use the new technology after a short transition period."

"We are very pleased to be able to further expand our long-term partnership with Siemens Building Technologies Division," said Matthias Knoppik, Area Director for Mentor Graphics Central Europe. "Mentor's market-leading products such as Expedition Enterprise help global companies with international operations meet challenges that arise from having resources distributed around the world. This includes enterprise-wide management of IP (intellectual property) and of design teams, as well as supply-chain integration beyond the limits of individual locations. This leads to a boost in developer productivity and makes it easier for teams to collaborate, while ensuring the smooth exchange of information within the company."

About Siemens Building Technologies
The Siemens Building Technologies Division (Zug, Switzerland) is the world's leading provider of safe, secure and energy efficient solutions for buildings ("Green Buildings") and building infrastructure. As a service provider, system integrator and product supplier, Building Technologies offers building automation, HVAC, fire safety, security, low voltage power distribution and electrical installation technology. With around 42,000 employees worldwide (September 30), Building Technologies achieved a turnover of EUR 6.9 billion in fiscal year 2010.

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 electronic, semiconductor and systems companies. Established in 1981, the company reported revenues over the last 12 months of about $850 million. Corporate headquarters are located at 8005 S.W. Boeckman Road, Wilsonville, Oregon 97070-7777. World Wide Web site:

(Mentor Graphics, Mentor, Expedition, Board Station and HyperLynx are registered trademarks of Mentor Graphics Corporation. All other company or product names are the registered trademarks or trademarks of their respective owners.)

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