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Mentor Graphics Achieves Industry-First OpenMAX Conformance for Nucleus OS Multimedia Framework

Jul 19, 2008

Mentor Graphics Achieves Industry-First OpenMAX Conformance for Nucleus OS Multimedia Framework

WILSONVILLE, Ore., July 16, 2008 � Mentor Graphics Corporation (Nasdaq: MENT)today announced that the Nucleus� Operating System (OS) Multimedia Framework (MMF) has passed OpenMAX� IL conformance testing on the Atmel AT91SAM9261 platform, making it the first commercial OS to achieve such platform conformance validation awarded by the Khronos� Group. Reaching this industry milestone promotes easier porting of multimedia components to the Nucleus OS, speeding up design and delivery of multimedia applications.

�We are honored to become the first ever recipients of Khronos Group�s OpenMAX conformance validation,� said Neil Henderson, general manager for the Embedded Systems Division of Mentor Graphics. �For Nucleus customers, this industry-validated multimedia API solves portability issues and dramatically improves interoperability when working with multimedia components from different sources.�

The Nucleus OS incorporates a powerful user interface engine that enables the creation and customization of visually compelling, easy to use interfaces for consumer electronic devices such as mobile phones, personal media players and set-top boxes. Completely new designs can be realized without modification to the device�s software stack.

The Nucleus Multimedia Framework extends this capability, enabling rich audio and video content to be incorporated easily throughout a device�s user interface. Having certified OpenMAX IL interfaces further improves interoperability when porting and optimizing new multimedia components on this platform.

�This announcement marks the beginning of an era, where certified OpenMAX-based platforms enable the rapid and flexible deployment of streaming media acceleration on a wide range of silicon platforms and operating systems,� commented Neil Trevett, president of the Khronos Group. �The certified Nucleus OS MMF implementation offers developers a trusted and industry-certified environment, where they can take advantage of the full power of OpenMAX capabilities.�

Availability and Pricing

For information about Nucleus OS MMF and OpenMAX certification, visit For more information and pricing for Mentor Graphics embedded solutions, please call 1-800-547-3000 or e-mail To learn more about the Khronos Group, visit

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 over $850 million and employs approximately 4,200 people worldwide. Corporate headquarters are located at 8005 S.W. Boeckman Road, Wilsonville, Oregon 97070-7777. World Wide Web site:

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